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1. Posted by dommy1982 (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Hello, i arrive in bangkok on Thursday and staying for about 3 nights until i get the train to chang mai.

I was looking for advice on where to stay as there are so many choices!

I'm a solo traveller and looking to meet people but will be tired i'm sure after my flight from australia as i arrive early evening and would like somewhere comfortable with minimum noise but also the chance to meet fellow travellers.

I was thinking the sukhumvit or near khao san road area?

Thanks for advice!

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

Quoting dommy1982

Hello, i arrive in bangkok on Thursday and staying for about 3 nights until i get the train to chang mai.

I was looking for advice on where to stay as there are so many choices!

I'm a solo traveller and looking to meet people but will be tired i'm sure after my flight from australia as i arrive early evening and would like somewhere comfortable with minimum noise but also the chance to meet fellow travellers.

I was thinking the sukhumvit or near khao san road area?

Thanks for advice!

You ought to mention how much your want to spend per night to narrow down the suggestions.

Perhaps the Suk 11 Hostel will do unless you want to spend more. Just get a room with A/C that way you can keep the windows shut and keep any traffic noise down to a minimum.

My advice is to get a hotel near the Skytrain route. This way you can use the overhead train to get around the city. No Skytrain in Khao San Road area. You can take the Skytrain to the subway at Asok. Then you take the subway direct to the train station. If you want the overnight sleeper train book the sleeper at your first opportunity.

When I arrive in a different country after a long flight, I am too nervous to sleep right away. Even in Bangkok late at night there are places, even sidewalk cafes, open to get a drink or two. The first morning get up early, eat good and then head out. Get your clock on Thai time as soon as possible.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-May-2009, at 19:05 by karazyal ]

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

I recommend Khao Sarn Road, especailly if you're travelling alone. Best place to meet knew folk.

Being on the skytrain route doesn't mean a big thing unless you are a shopping fad. Besides the Weekend Market, the skytrain doesn't go to any of the popular tourist attractions. Within walking distance or a short taxi ride of Khao Sarn Road is The Temple of Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, National Museum, Wat Pho etc... etc... then, there is the Chao Phraya Express Boat and even the Klong Saen Saeb canal express boat.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-May-2009, at 20:07 by frank_bkk ]

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

I have photos of the place I stayed on my blog - it was excellent, well located and inexpensive:
the Baan Dinso Boutique Hostel:
http://sea2009.travellerspoint.com/3/

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

Quoting frank_bkk

I recommend Khao Sarn Road, especailly if you're travelling alone. Best place to meet knew folk.

Being on the skytrain route doesn't mean a big thing unless you are a shopping fad. Besides the Weekend Market, the skytrain doesn't go to any of the popular tourist attractions. Within walking distance or a short taxi ride of Khao Sarn Road is The Temple of Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, National Museum, Wat Pho etc... etc... then, there is the Chao Phraya Express Boat and even the Klong Saen Saeb canal express boat.

The Skytrain connects with the subway which can bring you to many places including the national train station. The Skytrain can even take you to the Ekamai bus station. You can use the Skytrain to take you to On Nut and from there take a bus to the airport for less than 35 baht. Even if the Skytrain does not bring someone directly to a particular place it can bring you close enough where a cheap taxi can finish the job. If you pay the meter only, taxi cabs are also cheap other areas not just KSR!

Another extension of the Skytrain just started test runs out of Saphan Thaksin over the river. Commuters get a free ride on this run.
http://bangkok.sawadee.com/skytrain.htm
http://enews.mcot.net/view.php?id=9923

I have no problem with the Khao San Road area, it is very popular with young travelers. Lots of cheap places to stay at.

I would never stay there because I am just too old now don't want a lot of noisy kids around me. I always get a creepy feeling when I see 50 year old guys hanging around hostels with teenage boys staying there. Older males over 45/50 should have enough money to pay for a real hotel and not bother with sharing hostel showers and sleeping areas with young kids. Just an opinion.

It all depends on what you want to do on your holiday. So, Dommy 1982 stay where you think you will have the best time.

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

Yeah Karazyal, the OP hasn't told us what kind holiday he/she wants in Bangkok - suppose choice very much depends on that.

One thing to add, just a 10/15 minute walk from Khao Sarn is the canal boat pier at the Golden Mount. From there it is 10 minutes to Ratchathewi skytrain station.

7. Posted by lorifun (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hi I was in Bangkok in March and stayed at the wild orchid about 5 mins walk from Ko Shan .. lovely place reasonable rates. Full of like minded ppl .. and quiet if ya need it to be.. best of both worlds.. I thought anyway

Lori

8. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

Quoting lorifun

Hi I was in Bangkok in March and stayed at the wild orchid about 5 mins walk from Ko Shan .. lovely place reasonable rates. Full of like minded ppl .. and quiet if ya need it to be.. best of both worlds.. I thought anyway

Lori

Hi Lori

I am also looking for accommodation i looked up wild orchid looks nice and 16 quid not bad. One question was the area safe walking back at night (not too late). Im travelling alone.

Thanks

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

Quoting Annie0

Quoting lorifun

Hi I was in Bangkok in March and stayed at the wild orchid about 5 mins walk from Ko Shan .. lovely place reasonable rates. Full of like minded ppl .. and quiet if ya need it to be.. best of both worlds.. I thought anyway

Lori

Hi Lori

I am also looking for accommodation i looked up wild orchid looks nice and 16 quid not bad. One question was the area safe walking back at night (not too late). Im travelling alone.

Thanks

Since i just posted this on the other thread asking for Bangkok accommodations I'll pop it in here too. 580bt for a single with ac and tv.

Awesome place and yes Annie, your quite safe in most places around this area.

Rambutttri Village inn

Any of the mods, how come this place isnt in the accomadations list? do you contact them individually? how does that work?