Im gonna be travelling through SE Asia solo in a few months time. My first stop is the Khao san road as from what I have heard it is backpacker central and a great way to settle in. As I'm travelling solo I'm hoping to meet fellow travellers on the way. I have been told hostels are a great way of meeting people, how true is this And can anyone reccomend any hostels on the Khao san road.
LOL!! You will definitly meet a lot of travellers there. From Danish - Israeli, from American - Swedish
For hostels, there are plenty. But i recommend Green House and Sawasdee Khaosan Inn.
Maybe you can check out http://www.khaosanroad.com/
[ Edit: Edited on Oct 22, 2007, at 7:14 AM by opospa ]
opospa is right, you'll meet hundreds of other backpackers around Khao San Road. The only thing is I'd recommend you not to stay exactly on Khao San Road as it is quite noisy and you might not get any sleep at all. The street Soi Rambutri around the corner is more quiet and My House and Rambutri Village Inn are ok places to stay at.
One more recommendation, on Chakrapong Road (right off Khao San Road) there's an Israeli travelagent/restaurant/internet café where it was possible to use internet for free for half an hour daily. Might have changed by now, but check it out anyway .
hope this helps,
Don't worry about going on your own, I did it last year and headed for the Khao San Road. It was easy to find accomedation and I met lots of people there. I would say I met everyone in the many bars and not in the hostels, but there are plenty of people in the same boat as you, and trust me doing it alone is more fun!!
as steff said, soi rambuttri is a good option and has various different places to stay- I would recommend this over Khao San Road. you will have no problem meeting people in this area of bangkok. both the places i stayed at on soi rambuttri (my house and bella bella) had communal areas and a small restuarant and My House showed movies most nights.
I stayed in D&D Guesthouse when i was on Khao san road last, it was average really, but was rite on the street. It also had a swimming pool on the roof which wasnt bad. There where loads of backpakers when i was there in august which is not peak season, im travelling alone and met loads of people there on the first night ive ended up travelling with one of them almost 2 months now, so dont worry about finding people.
It is so easy to meet fellow travelers. I stay at D & D. I do have to say as someone who has been to Bankok a bunch over the past 7 years. Khao San has changed. I think I might try staying in another area near the sky train instead. Khao san is no longer the all night party it was. It is pretty tame now. When I was there, there was no loud music and everyone was packed up by I think midnight. It was an overrated street marked with sub par over westernized food. I have also stayed at Buddy lodge and it wasn't worth the cost.
i did that in February, and had problems with finding accomodation, both at KSR and Rambutri, had to carry my backpack for a few hours to find one... ,
but i found many poor lads wandering at KSR like me so we ganged up together and did the hunting spree together by dividing the area ... it was fun though ...
I think khao san road is what you make of it, i went out 2 nights there and went to a big bar next to the D&D guesthouse, i ended up staying all night, on both nights till it was light in the morning, they where 2 of the best nights ive had in bangkok, after a certain time you got your drinks in plastic cups im guessing to hide the fact they are still serving alchol it was no problem.
traveling to thailand in march next year noticed you said your going in the next cpl of month am also looking to meet other travelers while there to find out best places to visit would like to know where you plan on going