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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My First Airbnb Experience in Bangkok Thailand




As a traveler, I believe that the accommodation is part of the adventure. I have tried staying in a dormitory in Davao, pension house in Iloilo and Bacolod, and an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For my trip to Bangkok, we decided to try this cool website called Airbnb. 

Airbnb is a website with accommodation listings around the world. These listings can be entire homes, apartments, hotels, private rooms and many others. 

For Bangkok, we rented a private room for 2 days in Sathorn area. 



Prior to our arrival in Bangkok, we were given specific instructions on how to go to the place by one of our hosts, Jesse. He also gave us his mobile number should we get lost or when we are near his place. 



The house, which is located near the Surasak BTS station, wasn't difficult to locate. Jesse was quite welcoming and gave us the keys and the wifi password as soon as we arrived. 
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Our room is reasonably spacious with a cabinet, airconditioner, towels and blankets. The shower room (with water heater) is located just outside our room.



Our hosts also has a pet, Isabella, who is very welcoming to guests (especially to my friend Jeo who loves dogs). 


Jesse is also very nice and helpful with tips on commuting around the city. He even recommended a bar we can hang out on our last night in Bangkok. 



Aside from having a feeling of having a home away from home, I really liked that the check in and check-out times are flexible. Plus, we gained new friends. :)

The location of our 'house' was very convenient, the neighborhood is peaceful and safe. 

I love that Airbnb is secure with the information of its users, and quite flexible where you can look for a space that can suit your needs and your budget. It was an awesome experience that I would love to use Airbnb again in my future travels. 

10 comments:

  1. ui airbnb ^_^ heard a lot about it... good thing your experience was cool

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    1. It was really cool. Try mo rin? hehehe.

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  2. Great recommendation! It's a bit worrisome to find suitable and safe accommodations especially abroad. Good thing there's a service like this with first hand experience from you.

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    1. Thanks, Louisa! Yes, I love that Airbnb is legit, and very affordable. :)

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  3. Will consider using Airbnb next time we travel. We usually stay at hotels, but I'd love to try homestays or maybe even temple stays like the ones they have in Korea. :)

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    1. Temple stays, I should check that out. Thanks Czjai! :)

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  4. I love to travel too, I've tried Airbnb for a domestic accommodation but I had a problem with the payment section, I kept on getting an error message. So I ended up just contacting the owner of the house personally by other means. Hope to try AIrbnb on my next travel and hopefully I won't encounter any issues.

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    1. So sorry to hear that. I remember I booked this via mobile and I didn't encounter any problem. Hope you'll still try Airbnb in your next travels. :)

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  5. tried in once in UK and i think it's one of the coolest experiences i had. feels like home in a foreign land. i am sometimes tempted here to try sleeping on other houses in japan haha :-)

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    1. I'm searching listings around Ortigas also, for extreme emergencies. :)

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