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1. Posted by jenjen1985 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Im travelling to Thailand at the beginning of April for a month and im coming alone, has anyone got any suggestions as to which hostel to stay in Bangkok, because there are so many I just dont know which ones best.

Any other advice would be greatly helped.
Thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Feb-2009, at 09:17 by jenjen1985 ]

2. Posted by modsri (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Hi there!

Viengtai Hotel is good, clean and on Khasarn Road. rate is about 1000-1200 through travel agent website.

Mod

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 7y

Quoting modsri

Hi there!

Viengtai Hotel is good, clean and on Khasarn Road. rate is about 1000-1200 through travel agent website.

Mod

The Viengtai Hotel is supposed to be good - I have had a few friends who have stayed there. It is not on Khao San Road though, it's one block away on Soi Rambuttri.

If you want somewhere cheaper, there are numerous cheap gueshouses on Soi Rambuttri and it's a good central location.

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5. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

There are no hostels in Thailand, just guesthouses.

Perhaps you ought to go to Soi Rambutree which is located near Khao Sarn Road - plenty of places to stay there. 150 - 1,000baht a night. Great place to meet folk too.

6. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1827 posts) 7y

Some hotels on KSR:

http://www.asiarooms.com/thailand/bangkok/khaosan-area.html

April is the hottest month of the year so air-conditioning is worth paying extra for.

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 7y

Quoting jenjen1985

Im travelling to Thailand at the beginning of April for a month and im coming alone, has anyone got any suggestions as to which hostel to stay in Bangkok, because there are so many I just dont know which ones best.

Any other advice would be greatly helped.
Thanks

First don't avoid Bangkok! Too many travelers to Thailand go out of their ways to avoid Bangkok and then end up with more problems later on. See Bangkok for a few days and one final night before you fly back home. If you are really, really young you can stay in the Khao San Road area with other kids your age. If you are slightly more adult then you might want to consider a place in Bangkok that is close to the Skytrain (overhead rail service) which can take you around the city pretty easy. No Skytrain in the KSR area. (Bangkok and Thailand in general will probably be safer than your own capital city!)

There are some hostels in Thailand but because the hotels and guest houses are so cheap there is no real advantage like you get in Europe. Mention the city you need accommodations in and what your price range is and you will get lots of suggestions. Hotels and guest houses are much cheaper in Thailand than in Europe. If you don't need A/C then the rooms are even cheaper.

Suk 11 Hostel is one place that is very popular in Bangkok. This Hostel is located not far from the Nana Skytrain stop.
http://www.suk11.com/

Unless you intend to purchase a "date" this hotel has some pretty good rooms at cheap prices.
Atlanta Hotel, near a Skytrain stop. They have a strict policy that does not allow women or men to take their paid dates back to the hotel rooms!
http://www.theatlantahotel.bizland.com/

Hotels and guest houses on Sukhumvit Road (Bangkok.)
http://www.thaiwebsites.com/hotels-sukhumvit-bangkok.asp

Hotels in the KSR area.
http://www.khaosanroad.com/

In April most of the hotels and guest houses will be in "low season" pricing and you shouldn't have much of a problem getting any rooms. Don't forget to mention how much you want to pay so the suggestions you get match your budget! Spend the last night in Bangkok so it is easier to get to the airport when you leave and you can do some last minute shopping. In Bangkok you can easily buy plane tickets for flights to other areas or book train rides to Chiang Mai or down south.

Good luck.

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