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1. Posted by birkett87 (Inactive 13 posts) 9y

Hi

I'll be arriving in Thailand on the 19th of April the only problem is I arrive just before midnight (not really ideal)

Anyway I was hoping on heading to Kho San road and would like some advice on wether to book a place before I arrive or will I be able to look around and get a place to stay at this time of night?

Also any recommendations for a place to stay?

2. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

If I were you I would. The only time I book accomodation is when I am getting into a new city in the middle of the night, their is nothing worse than walking the streets at 3am trying to find a cheap (or expensive) hotel. Makes things a lot easier if you can hand a cab driver an address and say 'take me there'.
Also, a lot of hotels put the prices up (or refuse to haggle) after midnight because they realise most customers are so tired and desperate they will take what they can get.

3. Posted by JAY_H (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Check this:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=34257

4. Posted by JAY_H (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Sorry wrong thread... i meant to give you this 1!!

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=34388

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Birkett

If your plane arrives at midnight, it will be a few hours before u get to the Khaosanroad. If u have to wait for an hour, or whatever for the guesthouses to open, there will probably be a cafe or two open, so u can hang out there. I think many of the guesthouses only close at night, if they are already full.
If u want to prebook, u can do so with the following link.
www.khaosanroad.com
I cant really recommend a place for u, because there are all kinds of places, from budget to expensive, with different facilities. It all depends on how much u want to spend and what facilities u want to have.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 1, 2007, at 3:37 AM by Mel. ]

6. Posted by birkett87 (Inactive 13 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot for the advice!

Im not looking on spending that much all I need really is somewhere with a bed and a safe place to store my backpack!

Im not bother about staying in a luxury hotel, just a nice cheap hostel or guesthouse!

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Birkett

Guesthouse single rooms come for as little as 70 Bahts per night.
There is a Chinese run one, for that price on the Khao San Road. Perhaps somebody knows its name and exact location.

Otherwise, u could try the Chada Guesthouse, for 140 Bahts single room, or Ranees Guesthouse for 120 single room. When u get to the Khao San Road, ask people where they are.

Not many Guesthouse rooms are secure, even though they all lock. I dont think anybody will steal your backpack, but dont leave camera, money etc, in any guesthouse room.

Mel

8. Posted by rover9495 (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

stayed with these guys just off koh san road (soi rambuttri i think) its really close, alot quieter than koh san. its basic but fairly cheap and the staff a really friendly: http://www.newsiam.net/ new siam II is nicer than I but costs a bit more.