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Where to stay in bangkok? Help!

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1. Posted by louloul (Full Member 75 posts) 12y

Hello all,
Can you help? Im off to Bankok on 17th January and I need the advice of all you experienced travellers out there! I have never been before and would like to book my first 2/3 nights accomodation before I get there.
What i need to know is the best area of bangkok to stay in.
Any reccommendations of budget hostels would also be greatly appreciated.


2. Posted by louloul (Full Member 75 posts) 12y

Help!! I need an answer...i cant believe nobody has any cheap, well located accomodation to reccomend!
Pretty Please

3. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 12y

Hey Lou.

I tried a couple of weeks back to get some recommended hostels around Asia but there wasnt a lot of interest in the thread, Mulligbc had this to say about Bangkok though, hope it helps:

"Bangkok - Stay at the Shanti Lodge .. my favorite place in Bangkok .. they also have amazing food .. It's right in Thewet .. AMAZING."

4. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 12y

Yeah, ive had a quick look Lou, dorm rooms start from 100Baht and 2-300baht for doubles/twins etc. Looks very nice too.

Location: Behind National Library
Address: 37 Sri Ayuthya Road, Soi 16
Telephone: 66 2 281 2497, 628 7626

5. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 12y

Hi Lou,

I don't know your budget so I am not sure which hotel should I suggest to you.

For my recommendation, I would suggest the hotel that near BTS, at least this could help you to save time of going around town and don't to bother taxi or traffic jamm.

Ambassador, Royal Benja are in Sukhumvit and quite convenience.

Silom Serene is located in heart of silom road and the fare is reasonable.

Sathorn Villa is also economic, only 5 min walk to BTS and near the river bank.

What hotel's on your mind?


6. Posted by Keter (Full Member 65 posts) 12y

People are right - describe first what you want

When I was to BKK my first time I booked a hotel for 2 nights just in order to know where to go from the airport. So you can do.
It is a very easy and friendly city.

For cheaper options - check or any other site of a kind. I stayed once in "The Big One" guesthouse. It is cheap and having very convenient location (in the center near to both the newly opened Metro and the Sky Train). But the owner is somewhat ... Ie I suggest you stay in a hotel for your first time. We paid 25 dollars for a double room under BB conditions. It was nice. Unfortunately I don't remember the hotel's name.

Have a nice stay!


7. Posted by Keter (Full Member 65 posts) 12y

I've remembered. It was New World's Lodge hotel.

Also check what accommodation this site offers to you in the appropriate section.

Good Luck again.


8. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 12y

Hey Lou,

There has been already a thread about hotels in Bangkok (about a month ago), make a little search on "search forum" you'll find some in this thread!