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Best location to stay in Bangkok

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1. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru 534 posts) 10y

Can anyone recommend which area is the best to be based in Bangkok?

2. Posted by suzy (Full Member 24 posts) 10y

I believe Sukhamvit road to be one of the better locations in bangkok. Its a relatively cosmopolitan area with relatively efficient public transport systems like the Skytrain. High-low end accomodations are abundant and has a rather vibrant beat of this exciting city.

3. Posted by power1010 (Full Member 18 posts) 10y

Hi,There

How long does you stay in bangkok?
And what do you do in bkk?
There are many place to stay.
Hostel,apartment, and so on

ratta

4. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru 534 posts) 10y

I'm not sure exactly how long I'll be in Bangkok altogether just yet - it depends how much I like it. I'm probably going to be there for three days initially, before going up North for a couple of weeks, then I'll probably spend a few more days in Bangkok before going down South for a few weeks.

I'm basically looking for somewhere cheap and somewhere with good transport links.

5. Posted by travelfish (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

Now that both the BTS and subway are running, it makes Sukhumvit quite a good bet, Suk11 is a popular guesthouse on Sukhumvit Soi 11. If you choose to stay in Khao San Road you're not near either of the mass transit options, though you can get a river express boat down to the start of the BTS. Another option is down around Soi Ngam Dupli near Sathorn Road. Although this area has slid downhill over the years, it is now within walking distance of the subway, so options may improve over time.

So, KSR is the backpackers hub and as such has the best range of budget accommodation, but both Silom and Sukhumvit have better transport infrastructure. There is a small hostel on Silom oad, but otherwise most of the accommodation isn't too cheap.

Hope that helps

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6. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 10y

Hi Emmett,

Last time I was resided in Eastin Bangkok.
It's not that convenience where to walk to BTS is about 15mins to 20mins. But along the stretch you could find alot of shophouses selling food and souveniers.
However, you can easily get to access to taxis and "tuk tuk" easily. Crossing the pedestrian bridge also one of the reason that makes the walk to BTS tiring where needed to climb the staircases. hehe :(

Anyway here are some info that I planned earlier before the trip there:

1. Nisa Guest House – The Center of Traveller at Bangkok (Opposite the Royal Turf Club Nang Luang Aircon and Fan Rooms, near Khao San Road. Reasonable price from 80 to 800 Bahts. Near the largest Fruits Market & Garments Market at 398/18-19 Phitsanulok soi 3, Phitsanulok Road., Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand Tel : (02) 628 0543 or 68 3494 Fax (02) 281 4930 Email : nisahome@cscoms.com

2. Holiday Mansion - I would recommend the Holiday Mansion it is clean has a/c and not to pricey and had a pool. Its right downtown 2 mins from the sky train and about 5 min walk to the world trade center. The Holiday Mansion was good and clean and right in town in BBK The Holiday mansion is right by the british embassey. I was paying 1000 baht a night with a breakfest and it was clean with a/c and pool.

3. Federal Hotel , their downstair rooms are 700-750 bahts, with pool, fridge, tv etc. The food in the coffeeshop is very nice as well in Soi 11

4. Hotel Miami soi 13. last year 550 bht a night in 'double' room, air-co, private bath. A typical chinese run hotel. Clean, a little run down and delightfully anonymous.

Good journey...

Cheers,
Nick

7. Posted by csteadman2 (Full Member 23 posts) 10y

I was staying at New Siam 2 near Khao San Rd. It was 690 for a clean double room with A/C, TV, and room safe. They use a key card system and closed circuit cameras. It was extremly safe and affordable. They also have a pool and a decently priced cafe on the ground floor. Their website is www.newsiam.net, I believe. Safe travels.

Charles

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