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1. Posted by Mr Gee (Budding Member 91 posts) 9y

I'm heading to good old SEA in about 4 weeks and was wondering whether or not to bother taking a sleeping bag????????? i know some of the guest house beds can be a bit scabby, but is it worth lumbering a huge fluffy sack of dreams with me??

2. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

You`l kick yourself if you take one , you really dont need one . Unless you are sleeping outside but even then a mozzie will do . Most of the guest houses are pretty clean so just take a look before you decide to stay in one .
You could always take your own sheet to lie on if you are that worried .

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

You can definitely leave your sleeping bag at home. Not only is is bulky, but the temp rarely goes below about 25 degrees even at night. So you'll never use it. What is useful though is some sort of sleeping sheet to lay down when cleanliness is questionable, or when they don't give you any top sheets on the bed (which sometimes they don't). You can get them at any outdoor equipment shop. A sarong can also do the trick. For years I traveled around with a duvet cover that worked great.

4. Posted by Mr Gee (Budding Member 91 posts) 9y

Some sound advice being issued here, thanks very much hombres. i think i'll take some sort of bed sheet with me, preferably a dark coloured one! :(

5. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 9y

I agree- I'd strong say no need for the sleeping bag-- totally not needed and it will add extra space and weight to what you are lugging around--

A small bed liner is definitely the way to go--you can get an enclosed one that is small and packs easily many places- I picked one up about 1 week into my last trip to SE Asia- after I already got eaten by bed bugs once I said never again- and the rest of my trip I was fine.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

a sarong is definitely a good idea as a makeshift pillowcase or sheet in the not so salubrious places in Asia! i wouldn't have been without mine in SE Asia.

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

just leave your sleeping bag at home.

8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 9y

Quoting Mr Gee

I'm heading to good old SEA in about 4 weeks and was wondering whether or not to bother taking a sleeping bag????????? i know some of the guest house beds can be a bit scabby, but is it worth lumbering a huge fluffy sack of dreams with me??

Leave the sleeping bag home!

I do carry a small, light, thin blanket that I can use when I sleep at airports when a flight breaks down.

Hotels are pretty cheap in Thailand, perhaps your budget already allows for better accommodations than you think!

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

Quoting Mr Gee

I'm heading to good old SEA in about 4 weeks and was wondering whether or not to bother taking a sleeping bag????????? i know some of the guest house beds can be a bit scabby, but is it worth lumbering a huge fluffy sack of dreams with me??

I would not bother.
If u have a very light blanket that folds very small, then take that. Or else a sheet. It is usually warm enough without any covers, but sometimes when it rains it can get just a little too cold at night for sleeping, without any covers. But I am a whimp when it comes to cold, so take that into account.

10. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

Yes ignore Mel she is a big wimp ;) I don't think i spent a night in Asia without waking up in a sweat .
I never used another sheet once .