How to Save Money in Your Thai Trip and Accommodation

Posted by Megan on May 29, 2017
Accommodation, Asia, Tips, Travel

Thailand vacation can be expensive if you are careless with your money however if you know some tricks, a Thai vacation can be truly budget-friendly. Starting with your Thai hotel accommodation, you can get real savings by simply following these tips.

Travel to Thailand during low season

The best time to save in your Thai trip is to go during the low season. The low season is between April and September, and tourists are usually away during this time of the year. There is high possibility to negotiate the price for your Thai hotel accommodation since most are empty during this period. Some hotels have promos, which give great discount on rooms and early booking. The best hotels are located in Thailand’s busiest areas, and restaurants and dining places also offer low prices on menu and cheaper food during low season.

Avoid where tourists go

Bangkok can be crowded but it is surprising not as crowded compared to the most publicized and promoted areas like Phuket. It is affordable and you pay less for a Thai hotel accommodation located around Bangkok. Phuket is where the tourists are and prices are high and there isn’t anything that is cheap. Businesses charge excessively as everything has to be transported from the main island so expect to pay more even for a simple and basic Phuket accommodation. Chiang Mai and Udon are Thai places where everything is affordable and cheaper compared to other Island paradises in Thailand. A Phuket villa is of course expensive than in Udon and Chiang Mai Thai villa as well as a Chiang backpacker hotel has lower room rates than a Phuket B&B. Another best thing is, prices here can be negotiated and if you are good at haggling, you can strike a good hotel deal and enjoy some quiet time and surroundings while enjoying holidays in Thailand.

Go for accommodation with the basics

If you are a backpacker, go for a backpacker hotel and enjoy cheaper rates. If you’re with large group or family, a Bangkok accommodation like villa and bungalow is more ideal and saves you money. Also staying in hotels with basics like hot and cold shower and clean bed and linen stretches your money more. Thailand is a favorite destination because cheap Thai hotels and accommodations offer basic services like hot and cold shower, clean bed and linen and set breakfast. Going for the basics surely saves money.

Thailand vacation can be expensive but can also be a haven for thrift travelers. The key is in knowing when to pay or not for the privileges and being with pocket full of tricks and tips handed by veteran Thai travelers.

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