has anyone stayed at the d&d inn in bangkok, i think its near khaosan road? a friend recommended it to me. i found there web site but it doesnt look like you can pre-book a room.
looks nice enough, has anyone else stayed here??
D&D Inn where is that??? hahaha. You coundn't get closer to KhaoSan Road if you tried as it is right slap in the middle of the road. I stayed there last year and I will be staying there again next month for a few days. It's a nice hotel, a little expensive in comparison to the other hotels at... 500 Baht a night I believe but it's nice and it has a swimming pool on the roof which is nice to sit in with a cool beer as the sun goes down and relax and look out over the city.
You can't pre-book a room you have to just turn up.
Hope that helps. Paul
nice one, thanks paul.
any other decent hostels in that area u can recommend??
There are lots Marcus, all depends what you want and how much you have to pay. You can get a little room on your own with nothing in it but a fan and a bed for about 150 Baht (that would be about a 5 minute walk away from KhaoSan Road). Then they go up in price (I believethe most expensive one in about 22000 Baht a night!
Don't worry you will have more than your fair share to choose from once you get there. D&D is a good starting point though
I would recommend also trying Soi Rambuttri which is about 5 mins walk from Khao San Road, as it's a lively area but a bit quieter that Khao San. There are loads of budget options on this street, and some nice places to eat, as well as stalls selling pad thai and fresh fruit, second hand book stalls and travel agents.
I always just turn up without anything pre-booked and there's loads of hotels so you can always find somewhere. Sometimes you might have to ask at a few places but there's always somewhere.
But if you wanted to pre-book then Rambuttri Village Inn (www.khaosan-hotels.com/) on Soi Rambuttri (the street behind Khao San Road) take bookings on their website. It's a bit pricy though if you book from the website - you can get cheaper rooms in person.
If you want somewhere really cheap then Merry V Guest House on Soi Rambuttri is basic but has friendly staff.
I personally wouldn't book anything on line for Bangkok apart from your flight to get there I have heard too many horror stories!
Just my opinion though
I have stayed here alone as a single woman and have had no problems. The newer rooms are nicer. Breakfast is O.K. Never tried the pool. I felt my last trip (post coup) Khao San had calmed down alot! It had turned from party central to an outdoor flea market that went bye bye faster than Cinderella's coach turning into a pumpkin at midnight. Seriously, while I loved what Khao San was, I would try one of the other area's. You can call D & D and beg them to hold a room. I have done that. Get a name of who you spoke with.
Finding a comfortable room on Khaosan Rd. is so simple, a caveman can do it. Just show up. There are plenty of options and all very reasonable.
Forgot something here, for whatever reason many flights arrive very late to Bangkok. By the time you get your luggage, get a taxi and get to Khao San, it will be very late. My first trip, I ended up in a roach motel room that could barely accomodate my luggage and my friend. It was so cozy, it had no windows and a bed that was slid into a nook that made it impossible to get off by any other means than one side. My friend and I shared a double with a fan and it must have been a million degrees, we were drenched. All I remember is spraying DEET everywhere and hoping I didn't get bit by something poisioness or get lice. Bathroom had no towels. I'd book at least your first night so you have somewhere to go and get the lay of the land.