If you will be heading to Bangkok for a few months, it is worth investigating a short term rental rather than staying in a hotel or a guest house. You can make a significant saving doing this, and there are plenty of options available to you if you look around the city. Below are some tips to help you find a short term rental for the duration of your trip, which will make your stay more comfortable in the Big Mango and ensure you have a fantastic time while you are there.
Work Out A Budget
The first thing you will need to do before you start to look at the available apartments is working out what you can afford to spend each month on your accommodation. You will also need to keep in mind that you will need to pay for the water and electricity you use and possibly a service fee for the apartment building on top of the rent you pay. You can still usually do this cheaper than staying in a hotel, so it is worthwhile doing. Set yourself a total budget for the month, and then you can start looking at the available apartments.
Choosing An Area To Stay In
Bangkok is a vast city so you will need to think carefully about where you will stay, as travelling around can slow. You may wish to choose an area close to the BTS or MRT transport networks, such as Sathorn or Sukhumvit, and there are plenty of other places you can choose. If you choose an apartment for rent in Sathorn, monthly charges may be higher, but it is worth paying a little extra for the comfort and convenience of living in this area of Bangkok.
The Facilities You Require
You will also want to consider what you need in an apartment, and whether you want a studio room, or a one or two-bedroom unit. You may want to have a swimming pool in your complex and a gym, and most apartments in the city will have 24 hour security. If the unit you choose does not have a washing machine, then you will want the building to have a communal washing area where you can pay to use the washing machines. It is also a good idea to choose one that has a convenience store in the building, or close by, which makes it easier to shop for essentials when you run out.
Short term rentals are more expensive than longer-term ones, but they are cheaper than staying in a hotel. With a bit of patience and searching around, you can find the perfect place for you to stay in for the duration of your visit to Bangkok.