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1. Posted by bjol001 (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I will be in bangkok for 4 nights and just wondering whether people have any recommendations for where to stay. I want to be close to public transport, Khao San road ( maybe for two nights) and Chatuchak market ( maybe for the other two nights). What are the best hotel/guesthouses that are in these areas with good value for money and preferably a pool (altho not essential)?

Cheers.

2. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

bjol001, there is so many choices...
First, you can select from various hotels and guest houses in Khaosan road area. I stayed in Viengtai hotel and Bhiman INN hotel (see http://bangkok.sawadee.com/hotels/index.html). Both have swimming pool (small of course). But also there is plenty of cheap guest houses (not exceeding 300 bath/night).
Khaosan road area are in proximity with major Bangkok attractions - Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha etc.
You can take bus from Khaosan road to Victory Monument and then change bus to Chatuchak weekend market (and Chatuchak park).

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 9y

Quoting bjol001

I will be in bangkok for 4 nights and just wondering whether people have any recommendations for where to stay. I want to be close to public transport, Khao San road ( maybe for two nights) and Chatuchak market ( maybe for the other two nights). What are the best hotel/guesthouses that are in these areas with good value for money and preferably a pool (altho not essential)?

Cheers.

Well, what are your priorities - using a hotel in the Khao San Road area with a bunch of young people right out of high school - or to be close to public transport?

No Skytrain in the KSR area. Bus, taxi and tuk-tuks (more expensive than a meter taxi,) but no access for the Skytrain.

My preference, especially if you are NOT a kid, is to use a hotel in the Sukhumvit or Siam area where there are several Skytrain stops. The Skytrain is an overhead rapid transit service. One of the stops also ends up at the Chatachuk WEEKEND market. The Skytrain also connects you to the subway and to the Ekamai bus station. I would not stay in a hotel in the Chatachuk market area because you would end up taking taxi cabs to other places, besides that WEEKEND market kind of dries up not too long after dark.

If you want a hotel that is in an area that has fewer bars, say so, because Sukhumvit has lots of them (and some cheap hotels too!)

MBK, off The Stadium Skytrain stop is another place you should visit. Panthip Plaza on New Phetchaburi Road has lots of computer/electronics stuff if that is an interest. In the same area near the Baiyoke Tower Hotel is a garment district with lots of places selling clothing, bags, shoes at wholesale or discount pricing.

Many hotels in Bangkok, how much do you want to spend per night for a room? Air conditioned rooms start around 600 - 700 for a basic, no view or no window room, with a toilet/shower in the room. Fan only rooms and rooms with shared shower/toilet facilities are cheaper. A hotel with a pool is harder to find and usually the hotel is not so cheap! (Pattaya does have some cheap hotels with pools though.)

One hostel you can check out is the Suk 11 Hostel, located on Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, not far from the Nana Skytrain stop. Dorm style rooms and private rooms available - no pool. Honey Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 19, near the Asok Skytrain stop is in an area that is not close to bars and has a pool too! Various priced rooms. You can walk to Robinson Mall, street vendors, travel agents from this hotel. Suk 11 also has lots of restaurants, street vendors and travel agents near it too!

Good luck.

4. Posted by missmatch. (Full Member 21 posts) 9y

Hi! I've been to Bangkok twice and i've tried staying in BAIYOKE SUITE and BAIYOKE SKY HOTEL. As its name implies, all rooms in BAIYOKE SUITE are suites. The rooms are big and comfortable. However, it's quite old compared to other hotels. The facilities are quite old.

The second time i went to Bangkok i stayed in BAIYOKE SKY. It's known for its revolving tower on top. It's really a great hotel. You'll enjoy the buffet - they offer a wide range of dishes (chinese, japanese, muslim food, etc). I stayed there for 5 nights and enjoyed every bit of it. It's very modern and new.

Both BAIYOKE SUITE AND SKY are near the market where you can do a lot of shopping. I'm not familiar with the area but it's really very accessible. We rode a cab goin to chatuchak and mbk. It's also walking distance to the world trade center.

Hope this helps! :)

5. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 9y

Baiyoke sky hotel is a exellent choice, the views are brilliant, massive bathrooms and huge beds! There is a cocktail bar on the top floor with a absolutely rubbish DJ though lol!

try the Rebrambant aswell thats a good Hotel also.

Ava gooden!