Bangkok Journals

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A travel journal to Bangkok by tammyhayano

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Quote: In the many years I've been coming to Thailand, I am always on the lookout for a great place to stay. For me, what it boils down to is... the price and the mood I am in.

Suk 11


Mornings are my favorite. I wake up to the sunlight streaming in from the bamboo curtains. After my hot shower (in the immaculate bathrooms), I walk downstairs for (free) breakfast. A variety of fruits and bread are spread out on the table, and I take my plate to the garden seating. I'm usually there for an hour, reading the (free)English newpaper, watching CNN or using the (semi-free) Internet. When I'm not at the nearby markets, shopping malls, or Bumrungrad Hospital, sometimes I'll just spend a few hours reading on the balcony. The (Thai) architecture makes it an inviting place to chill out indoors or outside. Above all, the best thing about this place is that it's NOT on Khao San Road, the tourist...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2005

Suk 11
1/33 Sukhumvit 11
Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Saphaipae Hostel

Hotel | "For Khao San Haters"

Saphaipae Hostel Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
It never ceases to surprise me why, WHY do people stay on Khao San Road? When I'm looking for a place to stay in Bangkok, I think of easy access (near a BTS), clean, quieter neighborhood, and great value. It's all happening at Saphaipae Hostel. The last three times I stayed there, I had a dorm room all too myself (yesss!) for under 400 baht. Since there is a 24 hour front desk staff, you never have to worry about arriving too late or too early for a walk-in room booking.The reason for all this availability is because this place is four stories with about 6 rooms per floor. If you're looking for company, there are always people in the restaurant, at the WiFi counter, playing pool, or hanging around the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2011

Saphaipae Hostel
35 Surasak Road, Silom, Bangrak
Bangkok, Thailand

Lub d Hostel

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Hotel | "The Hostel for Hipsters"

At LubD, it is easy to feel cool. The snazzy deco, awesome music playing in the lobby, the smart looking young staff... And the backpackers look clean, showered, even fashionable! The friendliness there is contagious; everyone was smiley and chatting me up in the dorm, bathrooms, patio, and internet area. LubD is in a prime location; about a minute walk from the National Stadium BTS and on a block with a 7-eleven, local restaurant, food stalls, fruit vendors, print/scan service. Just down the road is MBK, Siam Square, a night market (on the overhead passageway), Tesco Lotus, and massage. They have a good breakfast option (with real coffee) that can be enjoyed with indoor or outdoor seating. Other amen...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2011

Lub d Hostel
4 Decho Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10500