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how much to go to thailand for a month ?

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1. Posted by emily-s-19 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

am hopeing to go backpacking round thailand for a month , how much do u all think its gonna cost me ?? are the hostels safe ??

2. Posted by Alanana (Inactive 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

ive spent about 2-3 weeks travelling around thailand and never had any problems with the hostels. aside from on kao san road in bangkok, the people that run the hostels are generally really friendly and helpful, particularly on the islands.

as for money, its obviously pretty cheap. a friend and i were paying about 200-300 baht together a night for cheap guesthoueses, and if youre lucky they might be quite decent. if youre staying in bangkok and want to be near/on kao san road where ALL the tourists are try to stay somewhere just off that road for somewhere maybe slightly cheaper and decent.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

can some Mod bang this post into the Asian arena?!!

4. Posted by Namaste (Budding Member 46 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

It all depends on where and when you go. The more tourisitic places are obviously more expensive, certainly the more you get to the south (islands).
ex: I paid for 1 night(dec05): 150bath in Lop Buri (just above Bangkok), 250B in Phang Nga bay and 900b also for 1 night at Koh Phi Phi. So you see the difference. Be aware of the Kings Cup which is a sailing contest in november/december and lasts approx. 1 month. (I happend to be there at that moment). During this period accom prices at the islands are much more expensive, even double! During that period you also better book your room in advance cause most of the cheap accom is full! Other problem is that many hostels don't accept telephone bookings at the time because it's not reliable enough to them (can't blame them).Believe me, I know, I spent quite some time finding something at Phuket and Phi Phi.
The food is also very cheap. for 150b you can find yourself a nice meal. But again, depends on the region. Transport is also not expensive, just mind the taxidrivers in Bangkok. Discuss the price before getting in. As a matter of a fact, always be attentive when it comes to paying. They are really friendly and are always smiling but if they see an opportunity, they'll try (don't want to generalise though!)A very common thing is that they take you to a jeweller instead the place you ask for. Can be funny but not when you're in a bl* hurry and are about to miss your nighttrain!
But I never felt unsafe as a girl alone! It's a great country, and I'm still thinking about it everyday!