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1. Posted by JT1 (Budding Member, 5 posts) 7 Feb '08 09:49

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HI,

I am sorry if this topic has been covered before but i cannot find it anywhere....going to be in Bangkok in August (as a base) and spending the first 3 weeks trekking, Obviously my rucksack will be full of all belongings for next 6 months so should be pretty heavy, I will use my day pack for trekking as it is smaller and lighter.....so where should i keep my main rucksack (bearing in mind i will not be booking a room for 3wks in Banbgkok just to store my rucksack!!??
Help and suggestions would be really appreciated!!

Thanks

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 7 Feb '08 10:56

John,
I would stay at a Khao San Road GH for the first couple days and store it with them. Just be sure you check beforehand what their policy is on stored bags. Most will let a guest store bags until they return, no fee. Find one that also books trips to Chiang Mai and now you are a valued customer. You can store bags at both BKK airports, but the fees would be substantial. I paid 70 baht/day a few years ago. That would be over $40 for 3 weeks. Try the GH option first. Good Luck.

3. Posted by frosty (Full Member, 107 posts) 7 Feb '08 12:18

Quoting JT1

HI,

I am sorry if this topic has been covered before but i cannot find it anywhere....going to be in Bangkok in August (as a base) and spending the first 3 weeks trekking, Obviously my rucksack will be full of all belongings for next 6 months so should be pretty heavy, I will use my day pack for trekking as it is smaller and lighter.....so where should i keep my main rucksack (bearing in mind i will not be booking a room for 3wks in Banbgkok just to store my rucksack!!??
Help and suggestions would be really appreciated!!

Thanks

There are hotels that will store a bag for you for free, they do expect you to book a room with them coming and going. You may have to move up from a cheap $2 hostel/dorm to a more expensive place to take advantage of this "free" storage. (Sukhumvit Crown Hotel is one place I have used in the past, located between Sukhumvit Soi 6 and Soi 8, near the Nana Skytrain stop.)

You can also send stuff home by mail. This might end up being cheaper than paying for storage. When you say "keep your main rucksack" you do mean to periodically return to the hotel/hostel that is storing the bag, right? Otherwise don't take so much with you in the first place and take everything with you wherever you go. Most people don't carry bags with them "trekking," just like regular tourists they live out of a hostel or hotel and thereby have a place to store some of your stuff. There is not too much "Ramar of the Jungle" stuff where you are humping a pack for weeks at a time!

4. Posted by lodesafun (Budding Member, 56 posts) 8 Feb '08 09:16

Book at Soi1guesthouse In Bangkok, sukhumvit Soi 1.
From what I know they have free storage and the record is 4 months. Just one night there gets you the free use..
I've seen Surf boards, Skis, Skateboads , Rucksacks, Backpacks all accepted.
The storage helps many and is Free and is right beside the 24 hr desk so it's like full time security.
Plenty of other benifits for the Traveler there also.
tell them Lodesafun sent you. I love the place. But get outta Bangkok as fast as you can , Almost every other place is cheaper.. Of course you dont get the Variety thats offered there. But.......
koh Lanta is the up and coming paradise spot. like koh pang used to be...
oh and always use a metered Taxi!! tuk tuks can be costly