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Late night arrival in Bangkok! Help needed!

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1. Posted by Calvin117 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Hello!

So heres the situation. My flight comes into Bangkok international from Narita (I am assuming that is Suvarnabhumi International, is there only one?). Only problem is that it arrives at about 9:00 PM, Nov 29th

So my question is: Should I just jump in a meter cab to Ko San road and try to get a room late at night? I dont really want to spend the whopping 140 bones at the airport hotel. I suppose I could book a hostel too, and just go to that, but I kind of want to avoid booking (but I will do so if nessisary)

Is it hard to find a place late at night this time of year without a booking? Any advice would be grandly appreciated.

Thanks

Calvin

2. Posted by bb537071 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

There are many hotels near by airport without reservation and this is my recommend one
"Queen's Garden Resort at River View
[snip]

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Calvin,
Many flights from the US arrive at midnight, 9:00pm is not 'late night'. You have several options on getting into BKK. Try here for the bus/taxi option. Take the free shuttle to the transport center and take the AE2 airport express bus to KSR. Simple and cheap.

Nov. 29 is high season so it may be worth an e-mail to a guesthouse to book something your first night. Here is a map of KSR that may help with your choice of guesthouses.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 2, 2008, at 10:34 PM by vegasmike6 ]

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 7y

Stacks of cheap accommodation on KSR but cheapest and best goes early so book as soon as possible. That way there will be no hassle when you arrive and you can dump your stuff in your room and get out for a bite to eat and a pint instead of having to look for a room.

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1586 posts) 7y

Quoting Calvin117

Hello!

So heres the situation. My flight comes into Bangkok international from Narita (I am assuming that is Suvarnabhumi International, is there only one?). Only problem is that it arrives at about 9:00 PM, Nov 29th

So my question is: Should I just jump in a meter cab to Ko San road and try to get a room late at night? I dont really want to spend the whopping 140 bones at the airport hotel. I suppose I could book a hostel too, and just go to that, but I kind of want to avoid booking (but I will do so if nessisary)

Is it hard to find a place late at night this time of year without a booking? Any advice would be grandly appreciated.

Thanks

Calvin

I wish I could arrive at 9 PM instead of around midnight when I come in on NWA!

You could take the Airport Express bus to the Khao San Road area for 150 baht. That bus leaves from the bottom level. There is a sign up desk near door 7 and one outside at the curb. Take the conveyor belt down to the bottom level.

You can also use a telephone to call some of the hotels right from the airport when you arrive and reserve a room that way and tell them you are on the way.
Here is a link for some cheap rooms in the KSR area.

http://www.sawasdee-hotels.com/
http://www.khaosanroad.com/directory/listing_list.php?cat_id=17&city_id=all&country_id=1

My preference is the Sukhumvit Road area so you can use the Skytrain service.

http://www.thaiwebsites.com/hotels-sukhumvit-bangkok.asp

Suk 11 Hostel is popular:

http://www.suk11.com/

Good luck.

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7. Posted by kramer2be (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

hey mate,

i was in a similar situation. It was my first time overseas by myself so i booked a hostel for the 1st few nights. arrived at 11pm and thought id go the cheap option and get the bus to khoa san.

i tohught i knew where my hostel was. but i didnt know where the bus had dropped me. ie which end of khoa san rd. so i had to wander the streets late at night with my pack. then when i got to my hostel it had bed bugs. it sucked.

I would recomment "Buddy Lodge" it is on Khoa San, behind the mcdonalds so most ppl will know where it is. it is clean, has a pool and aircon and is a good way to settle in.

cheers

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9. Posted by Calvin117 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Right on, thanks a lot guys. Haha jrozorio that is exactly what I dont want to happen - being my first time overseas (besides a touristy look at Japan). I will check that place out. The first night is pretty much my only worry right now. And again, thanks a lot, this site has been great at helping out a first time traveller. :D

Cal