Yeah--it looks like paying much less than $800/mo. to be near a BTS station is a pipe dream.
My previous apartment was 7,000B per month, fully furnished, one minute walk away from the BTS. The condo right next to me charged 12-15k for the same sized rooms. But I guess that condo was built for hisos.
I'd imagine the closer you get to Samut Phrakan, the cheaper the housing would be. I.e. BTS stations past On Nut.
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I think you can rent a nice studio at The Address for less than that.
I need a one bedroom.
Bear in mind it's a one month rental, so I expect the price to be much higher than a longer term deal. Don Ho, was that price for a short term let? If so, do you mind PMing me the name of the place?
I was renting a very large comfy studio across Asiatique for 14k a month. I think 1 bed was from 18k. By month, but it's 30 mins walk to saphan taksin. Straight line though.
There are many places around Sathorn and down to the river for 20k or less a month. The place is packed with small aparment buildings all the way down to Rama 3 that are in the 5k-20k range. That studio is a rip-off and will take you ages to get anywhere.
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Thanks, but definitely too far for us.
When is comes to renting in Bangkok the internet is only good for getting an idea of what is out there... peoples time would be better spent reading up on the various areas of the city. Get an idea of where you want to live first, then start looking. Bangkok is a big place and the best way to rent is in person. I would always recommend having a week in a hotel upon arrival (and if you have looked into Bangkok and have an idea of where you would like to stay) spend the week looking around said area and rent in person.
Renting agencies online are over-priced because they know (or have an idea) of who they will be dealing with...