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1. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Arriving in Bangkok tuesday morning on my own! will i be able to find accomidation easily ASAP?
Also am travelling alone, first time, last minute thing.. Where do other western traveller's hang out, and is it easy to meet people??

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

Bangkok is one HUGE city, but most young people looking for beds head for Khao San Road (sort of a backpacker ghetto). If I were you, I would use the TP accommodation service to find a room or hostel bed. I'm sure you can find something on your own, but you will just waste quite a bit of time that way.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jun-2012, at 09:45 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 4y

I'd recommend Soi Rambuttri for budget accommodation too - plenty of options there.

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5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 4y

I would also recommend the Khao San Road area. It seems like not only the center of backpackers in Thailand, but the center of the backpackers scene in all of Asia. Everything that you could ever possibly want for your travelling needs can be found on that street, along side night clubs, restaurants, and more hotels than you think could ever would fit on one street.
There's a direct bus from the airport, so it's easy to get to. Just walk outside and follow the rest of young backpackers. They're probably going to Khao San.

Soi Rambuttri is a street that runs paralel and then up around the corner from Khao San Road. Ten years ago is was a nice quiet street surrounding a temple, with a few hotels on it. Now it's pretty much an extension of Khao San with a busy night scene, but at the further end around the back of the temple, it's still much quieter than Khao San and it's only a couple minutes walk to the action.

If you don't feel like booking accommodation in advance, it's really not a big deal. I pretty rarely do, and I never have a problem. Just walk up Rambutrri and check out a few hotels for the best deal. There are probably 15 hotels with equally average standard, such as Merry V, Bella Bella etc... They're all fine. I find New Siam II a slight improvement on the rest and I usually stay there when I'm on a budget. When I feel like spending just a little bit more (it's still cheap) I go to Rambuttri Village Inn which has appalling service, but two rooftop pools.

6. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

Now is low season because of rainy weather (a small telescopic umbrella will come in handy). You should have no trouble getting accommodation because of this though you might try hostelbookers beforehand so you have somewhere to go to.

It is worth paying a bit extra for air conditioning as Bangkok is always hot and humid, even at night.

Pick up a Bangkok map. They have bus, skytrain and subway routes on them as well as attractions. Taxis are cheap and metered. Apart from air-con buses, buses are normally flat fare so get on and off when you want.

AirAsia has a small office just along from Burger King at the end of KSR if you need some cheapish flights in Thailand or to elsewhere.

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 4y

If you are not right out of school, slightly older, maybe consider a hotel in the Sukhumvit Road area. Off season you should be able to get a room with a walk-in. But it is helpful to have a few suggestions to check out. Know how much per night you want to spend on a room and ask for suggestions in that price range.

From the airport, you could even use the rail service to Phaya Thai and from there connect with the Skytrain to get you near a hotel you can walk to in a short time.

Maxim's Inn.
http://www.maximinn.com/

Swiss Park. (Several other hotels near this place. Also Suk 11 Hostel is nearby.)
http://www.swissparkhotelbangkok.com/location.htm

Nana Ibis. (On Sukhumvit Soi 4 there is a lot of nightlife. Also many other hotels in all price ranges.)
http://www.bangkok.com/ibis-nana/

Several hotels on this link, including Khao San Road.
http://www.sawasdee-hotels.com/index.html

Rail service Bangkok:
http://www.urbanrail.net/as/bang/bangkok.htm

8. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

cheer's.

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