Want to live like a local? Well given my outlook for my holiday/trip was to absorb the culture in Thailand, I organised an initial stay in a hotel at Best Western Sukhumvit 12 Bangkok Hotel & Suites for 5 nights, but this would get quite expensive after that, so I started to look on AirBNB after hearing so many people using it.
When you’re looking at Thailand, its main heart is so large, and obviously like any major city, as you move out of the heart things start getting cheaper, and quality can increase and you get more for your money.
Armed with the AirBNB website and Google Maps, I started to look at what I had on my list. Something close to the BTS Skytain, something with a kitchen, aircon, pool, WIFI and a decent looking gym. My initial budget was around the $500AUD mark, but what I ended up settling on one that cost me $658AUD for a month.
There were cheaper options, but as with anything cheaper, you start to miss out on things such as fridges, laundry, aircon etc. It all depends on your budget. In the scheme of things, you’re talking just over $20AUD a night to stay in a new condo, 25 minutes by BTS from the city heart and you have everything you need at hand.
Having found new contacts also on Thaifriendly.com I was able to engage their help in suggesting what the areas were like that I was applying for. Very handy when you’re not there and have no idea.