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Cheapest way to survive in Bangkok.Pls.I need suggestions!!

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1. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 7y

I will be going to Bangkok next week with my friend. We plan to walk-in into a guesthouse in Khaosan Rd since there are a lot there. Can anyone please give me a suggestions on the cheapest way to survive in Bangkok. We plan to cross the thai border into Cambodia as well. Thanks.

2. Posted by nicolson (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

stay in a guesthouse with fans..loweers teh cost, although i wouldnt ever do that cuz its so frickin hot in bangkok!

3. Posted by nuttakorn (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

There are many cheap guesthouses in Khao San, it is start from 100 Baht per day. You can spend less if you have save the money, drink less. Or you just buy beer from 7/11 instead of order from bar that the price always high. For normal main course dish, it is about 30 - 35 baht per dish (roadside and also normal food shop). For the transportation, if you study the information well, you can use Bus instead of Taxi or use the MRT, Skytrain.

4. Posted by ghostdog (Full Member 142 posts) 7y

Street food and stay away from the girls;)

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1321 posts) 7y

Quoting opospa

I will be going to Bangkok next week with my friend. We plan to walk-in into a guesthouse in Khaosan Rd since there are a lot there. Can anyone please give me a suggestions on the cheapest way to survive in Bangkok. We plan to cross the thai border into Cambodia as well. Thanks.

When you stay in cheaper places or dorms you have to be aware of security a little more than being in your own room that has a door on it that you can securely lock.

I would leave expensive valuable items back home. Often it is not the hotel staff that may steal something it could be the fellow living in the same dorm or the room next door.

You don't mention how much you want to spend per night, do you have a budget in mind?

If you ever take a taxi in Bangkok only pay the meter charges, it will be cheaper than bargaining. Also, tuk-tuks will be more expensive to use than the air conditioned taxis, unless you speak Thai.

Have fun.

6. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

Next to buses, moto-taxi is probably the cheapest means of transportation.
They are also the quickest way from Pont A to Point B, due to their ability to split traffic.

Street carts and small shops are indeed the way to dine.
Not only is it cheap, it's the best food in Bangkok.
Just pick items hot from the grill/wok.

Don't have much around KSR, but here are my more downtown suggestions: http://cheapeatsbangkok.com