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1. Posted by mdr (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Hi,

Me and two mates are starting our 4 month trip in June and we are flying to Bangkok first on the way for 4 days. We want to chill for these days as exploring bangkok on the way back.

Our question is we have about £20 - £25 a night for accomadation so would you stay in a hostel or hotel for these days. Any info or recomendations would be great.

Thanks:).
Mark.:)

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 7y

Quoting mdr

Hi,

Me and two mates are starting our 4 month trip in June and we are flying to Bangkok first on the way for 4 days. We want to chill for these days as exploring bangkok on the way back.

Our question is we have about £20 - £25 a night for accomadation so would you stay in a hostel or hotel for these days. Any info or recomendations would be great.

Thanks:).
Mark.:)

Your budget would buy an okay hotel room with air, hot water, private toilet and shower, probably cable TV too!. Now, does this price mean all 3 of you would be in the same room? If so you would have to pay for an extra cot. Unless you 3 guys are going to be involved in some sort of "menage a trois" and only need one bed! (You do pay extra if more than one guy stays in the same room - you use more towels, soap, hot water and make a bigger mess to clean up.)

Stay in the Sukhumvit Road area near the Skytrain. The Skytrain can take you to many places in the city, it is an overhead rail service. In this area near the Nana Skytrain station you can walk to many restaurants, malls, bars, travel agencies for tours, supermarkets for buying food and water, good nightlife!

Here are a few options, all with air, hot water, private toilet and close to Nana Skytrain:

http://www.maximinn.com/rooms.html

(This Maxim place is near the Bier Garden and has wifi available!)

http://www.fortunabangkok.com/

(This Fortuna place has an all you can eat breakfast buffet, not far from Foodland Supermarket and lunch counter. If you are getting 3 different rooms ask for a discount, they will usually give you one if you insist!)

If you want to stay in the Khao San Road area here is a link to a hotel chain which has several hotels. No Skytrain in this area!

http://www.sawasdee-hotels.com/index.html

Other links to hotels:

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

http://www.khaosanroad.com/

When you take a meter taxi in Bangkok ONLY pay the meter price! Meter starts at 35 baht, check it! Don't over tip! Price you pay for a meter taxi is for everyone you stuff in safely, not per passenger. Read up on getting a taxi from the airport. A meter taxi from the airport for 3 people will be cheaper than taking the Airport Express Bus. Use the search function top right for more info on taxis and scams, etc. Change your money over to Thai Baht after you get to Thailand for the best rate. You can change some money at the airport when you arrive. If you do not like your hotel check some of the other nearby hotels out for your return to Bangkok.

Good luck.

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

Where exactly are you going? June is the start of rainy season in much of Asia and it can be anything from light rain which dries quickly to monsoons which flood down. The best time to go there is November to March and if in Thailand now, you could be on the beach instead of freezing back home. 4 months and you could miss the British winter. Lots of cheap rooms in Bangkok, even hotels. Check out asiarooms. A handy site for Bangkok:

http://www.bangkok-city.com/

Airasia is cheap for getting around in and out of Thailand. You will need a visa if spending more than 30 days in Thailand.