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1. Posted by Paulineb (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Can anyone recommand which are the best/safest areas in Bangkok for 3 girls to stay in, and/or any areas of the city which should be avoided.

Any help would be gratefully recieved.

Regards Pauline. Ireland

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Hello Pauline:)

I recommend that u stay on or near the Khao San Road.
Many backpackers stay in that area so u will meet lots of people.
Also the staff in the cafes, guesthouses and shops speak more English than in other areas.
The only place I know that u should avoid would be the slums at night but u probably wont have any reason to venture into them anyway.
Thailand is generally a peaceful and safe place for women to travel. The incidents of violent crime against women are low and sexual harassment aimed at women is just about non existant.
In case u dont know much about Thailand u should beware of robberies and scams. There are very few muggings but rip offs and guesthouse rooms being broken into and robbed are very common.

Mel

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1588 posts) 8y

Quoting Paulineb

Can anyone recommand which are the best/safest areas in Bangkok for 3 girls to stay in, and/or any areas of the city which should be avoided.

Any help would be gratefully recieved.

Regards Pauline. Ireland

If you are not a kid anymore you might want to also check out some of the hotels in the Pratunam area. The First Hotel on 2 Phetchaburi Road and the Asia Hotel for starters. No Skytrain stops in the Khao San Road area.

The Asia Hotel has a direct connection to the Skytrain. Walking from the First Hotel to the Asia Skytrain stop will take around 7 minutes. In the Pratunam area you have lots of shops, travel agents for tours, malls, street vendors and restaurants.

Bangkok could be safer than your hometown after dark. You are pretty safe unless you seek out areas where there are less desirable people around for some reason. Most of the popular tourist areas are pretty safe, even late at night. Of course, avoid walking down deserted dark streets at night, same as back home.

If you every get in trouble it may be because of who you meet up with or someone new you put trust in. Just take the same precautions you would do at home in one of your own big cities.

Lots of bars on Sukhumvit Road, especially on the lower street number end. There are cheap hotels in the Sukhumvit area too. Suk 11 Hostel is a popular spot for backpackers and women.

Where you stay may depend on how much you have available to spend on your hotel room or rooms!

Good luck.

4. Posted by nicolson (Budding Member 42 posts) 8y

no one thinks sukhumvit is good?

5. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 8y

I stayed at a nice place in Sukumvit.. but preferred the Khao San area in general.. was a lot less stressful especially on soi rambutri which offers some more grown up guesthouses which I found more relaxing than those with a huge party scene