Hey guys, So I'm coming over next month.
I have been looking at some apartments, (monthly lease). I read Stickman bangkok on teaching, and he said its wise to get a job first then find a apartment, for obvious reasons travel etc. but he didn't go into too great deal.
If I could Monthly rent an apartment for a month . Or should I stay in a hostel?? (no worried about paying big desipots, I have enough savings)
Fixed month apartment around 7000k~ after bills
month in hostel (with the option of leaving when I get a job @ no extra cost) 330 per night. over a month 9900 bhat if i didnt get a job within 1 month
1)I guess the question depends on how fast I will get a job that I will be willing to accept?
I stayed in a hotel for a couple of weeks then got a place on a 6 month contract close to the BTS, luckily it worked out as the school I was working at was close to the BTS also. I've never seen a monthly rent for 7k though, closer to 17k I would have thought for anything in a half decent location.
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i meant condo/studio, you know the 30sq feet places
If I were you, I'd stay in a cheap hotel until you secure a job to make sure you live near work
Cream is right... if you want to get a place for just a month then expect to pay more than you would if you had a yearly contract. There are a few small places around Surasak BTS that do monthly stuff for around 10k.
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Hollow, do any of those places have a pool?
Not that I can think of. To be honest, if you want to have something in such an area with a pool you will need to double that price. Ill be returning to Bangkok in the not to distant future and plan to stay around Silom. To get a decent place there with a pool for a month is 20k.
what if I could get a place for 5.5k, my friend stays he stays in one, so i will hopefulyl go there for the first month. Would you guys still advise the hostel? and if so why thanks.
Last time I was in BKK I came across a building with a gym and pool--studios were 2,900/mo. Of course it was an old building and far from the station (but still cleaner and more appealing than the nicest luxury apartment I've seen in Seoul--how fucked up is that?). I don't think cheap housing is a high priority in Bangkok.
@tom thanks for that, good advice as usual.
@thinkingofchange. I agree from what I here theres tons of cheap places, if you actually go and look for them. And not use the thai websites.
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I cant tell if your taking the p155 out of me or not Anna?
I'm not, 5anuk. I'm not.
You're getting (mostly) good advice. Sorry to bust in with my silliness.