That place is faaaaar from the station.
^ Yep... that (to me) might as well be in the middle of nowhere. If you are looking for a base to arrive in Bangkok and look for work/get settled in, stump up a little extra cash and get somewhere convenient and half decent. Once you have a job, put the work into finding a cheap place close by. Living in a place like you mentioned above, will probably end up costing you at least double anyway.... due to transportation. Those Taxis, BTS and Motorbike taxis soon add up.
This is it... The apocalypse.
Im just going to stay in a hostel and couuch surf . I dont really want to go with the hassle of getting a place for a month or so only to have to re-locate and do it all over again.
Up to you... but I dont recommend that. Couch surf... in Bangkok? Good fucking luck.
At the end of the day, paying for a place daily (like a hostel or small hotel) eats into your savings really quickly. You will be staying in a small room (probably pretty noisey as well if you are going for a cheap place) and you will be eating out for every meal. Unless you know your shit and you plan on only staying for 1/2 weeks max, then I think a hotel is a bad idea.
intresting point made Hollow, I have just over a month, so I will see what happens.
found a couch surfing buddy for a couple of nights, hope it goes well.
Last edited by NokYai; 14th June 2012 at 16:05.
A year or so ago I rented a room (bathroom en suite) for a month about a 6 minute walk to Ratchathewi BTS, and a 15 minute walk to Siam Paragon. There was no pool/gym and the place was in a working class neighborhood, but I had wifi in the room.
I'm thinking it was about 7K for the month. I can't believe anyone would quibble over the difference between 5-7-9,000 baht a month during a job search. Accessibility to mass transit is most important during a job search, not a gym, pool or the nearest yuppie watering hole.
That place wants a three month deposit and one month's notice. They'd also want to hold that deposit for a month or more when you leave to cover any outstanding bills. Added to which paying monthly for your fridge and tv? Just be careful what you sign up for.
You've done well then. A "tip" for what exactly?
You know, a gratuity of anything from 300 baht to 1,000 baht for 'damage.'
Maybe. I haven't moved around a lot, but if you have a phone line, internet, ubc, water, electric etc, they're unlikely to give you your deposit and a pat on the back as you leave. Also, three months for a place that doesn't have TV, fridge etc. as standard? Seems a bit much doesn't it?
Hey, I'm just trying to help a guy out here