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1. Posted by icfeb1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi guys

Ive recently booked a two month trip encapsulating both Thialand and Australia.

Can anyone help by suggesting a place to stay for a weekend in Bangkok? Thats the first place i go to until I join an organised tour.

Also looking for advice when i get to Australia.

I booked with STA travel, and wonder if anyone has used them before, if so any complaints/comments etc?

I know ive posted on other threads re survey, but please dont hold that against me! I need to get the research done before i can enjoy my holiday!

thanks

2. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

I made accommodation booking for a recent trip in thailand through a hostel booking website, there are plenty of reviews which help narrow down your selection. We stayed in the chiona town area. Prices on hostel booking websites area up to date unlike guide books and there are maps and transport suggestions on how to get there. You can also email questions direct to some hostels.

3. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Hi hun,

In Thailand Koh San Road is the best place to stay if you really want to see bangkok!
I'm doing the same trip, thailand then Sydney then Perth but i want to stay for a year and i'm totally stuck on who to book with and what to do?

How much did ur flights cost? xxx

4. Posted by becky552 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Hi

My friend and I booked our RTW ticket from STA about 6 months back. So far they have been great, replying straight to us when we send an email and are really helpful on the phone, touch wood it stays that way. If you decide to change one of your flights then your looking at paying 20 or 35 pounds plus the difference in tax from the first time you booked it until the date you rebook. We have changed one flight date so far and we paid 10 pounds difference, not bad but could do without it.

Here is our route, it cost us 1896 pounds. Expensive I know but included is South America and North America which adds a little to the price, also our ticket is quite complex. There less complex ones are quite good prices, they have standard ones on their website, check it out. They offer sector flights as well as one RTW ticket. You'll find sector flights can be cheaper. Better to ask instore charlene_b as the website isn't very specific.

London - Bangkok overland Singapore - Cairns overland Sydney - Chile overland to Peru - LA overland New York - London

We leave in June 2009 and are away for around 8 months eeeeek! Four and a half of those months being in OZ, four weeks in Thailand overland Singapore, Four weeks in South America and Six weeks in USA.

As for the weekend in Bangkok, I would love to know too lol as we havent booked our first few nights there yet, we should probably get on that lol.

5. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Koh San Road can be a bit of crap hole for accommodations, and its more expensive than other places in the area.

Soi Ram Buttri which is a really cool little alleyway with great restaurants and bars is only a couple of blocks from Koh San, but much better. Rambuttri Village hotel is nice with a roof top pool, but more expensive than others in the area, the site below in the link is listing the price at $19 a night, but I was paying more like $15, probably something to do with the commission on the site maybe.

http://www.agoda.com/asia/thailand/bangkok/rambuttri_village_hotel.html

Don't be afraid to just book one night online when your going to new places. You'll get a better deal when you can negotiate at the front desk, and there's so many choices, you'll have the fun and flexibility to move around.

Lastly, this site your on has a very good accommodations booking guide its right there on the left hand side menu.

6. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Quoting becky552

Hi

My friend and I booked our RTW ticket from STA about 6 months back. So far they have been great, replying straight to us when we send an email and are really helpful on the phone, touch wood it stays that way. If you decide to change one of your flights then your looking at paying 20 or 35 pounds plus the difference in tax from the first time you booked it until the date you rebook. We have changed one flight date so far and we paid 10 pounds difference, not bad but could do without it.

Here is our route, it cost us 1896 pounds. Expensive I know but included is South America and North America which adds a little to the price, also our ticket is quite complex. There less complex ones are quite good prices, they have standard ones on their website, check it out. They offer sector flights as well as one RTW ticket. You'll find sector flights can be cheaper. Better to ask instore charlene_b as the website isn't very specific.

London - Bangkok overland Singapore - Cairns overland Sydney - Chile overland to Peru - LA overland New York - London

We leave in June 2009 and are away for around 8 months eeeeek! Four and a half of those months being in OZ, four weeks in Thailand overland Singapore, Four weeks in South America and Six weeks in USA.

As for the weekend in Bangkok, I would love to know too lol as we havent booked our first few nights there yet, we should probably get on that lol.

Hi Becky!

I got my flights from the traven centre for £999 each, i m going on xmas day from Manchester to london to bangkok to samui, back again to bangkok 6 weeks later then on to Aus! Wahoooo i'm so excited!

xx

7. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

There's a few here you can check out: Bangkok Guesthouses

8. Posted by magus (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

i was in Bangkok last year.
it was nice, but haaaaaaaard)))))

9. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Since posting the above link, I've discovered that this site has a very good tool too. To find it, click the Travellerpoint logo (above "Forums") and you'll find it about halfway down the page on the right. After you've entered your data and the first page loads, click the column header called "Price" to sort the results by cheapest first.

10. Posted by cindyjoe (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Those are some useful tips for traveling to Thailand.....thanks....