About the Homestay
The home is a typical Thai town house 20 minutes from Central Bangkok. There are 2 connected bedrooms, both with queen beds and air conditioned and a private bathroom is allocated for guests.
40 metres from the door are 24/7 taxis and a mini bus service every 5 minutes to the nearest sky train station, Banjaak, and the area has local restaurants and (safe) street food stalls available all day.
Your hosts are Tony (Aussie) and Bor (Thai), an empty nest couple who love having guests.
We have travelled throughout Asia in general and extensively in Thailand and our collective knowledge of customs, tourist / shopping areas and Bangkok in general allows us to guide our guests with advice throughout their stay.
To further enhance the experience we also provide an airport meet and greet and a free orientation day to several tourist areas using multiple means of public transport so our guests feel more comfortable moving about the city on their own. As an extra service we also teach some basic Thai phrases to help communication.
Jn short we are a couple who enjoy the company of diverse people and we love to help make a guests stay both enjoyable and memorable.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are in a quiet soi (side street) in a predominately Thai area which includes restaurants, street food and mini marts.
40 metres from the door there is a steady stream of 24/7 taxis and a mini bus service to nearest sky train station, Banjaak, every 5 minutes. The trip to Central Bangkok takes about 15-20 minutes, so you have the best of both worlds, an opportunity to experience the real Thai experience but within easy reach of the central tourist and shopping areas.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Full rules are provided as part of our welcome package, but in broad terms, please show respect for local customs and treat others as you would wish to be treated.
"Mee Sanook Maak" (Have lots of fun)
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I already had pretty high expectations from the start, since Tony seemed to get a lot of excellent reviews. And I can only say that my stay fully lived up to that - and more. Like others described, Tony is the kind of host that makes you feel at home without getting in your way. He made me feel safe and comfortable in the big city and was very aware of my preferences. He is so knowledgeable about thai culture and society and has lived a long life, which is one of the best ways to get good stories - and that is what I live for. If you are into shopping and 5 star hotels with European standards - choose that instead! I will definetely recommend this homestay to my friends❤️.
Great host in Thai-only area!!!
I highly recommend Tony & Bor for anyone willing to experience the Thai way of living in a comfortable, clean and safe accommodation.
Located few minutes minibus ride from Bang Chak station (BST), Tony made me feel at home in a foreign country, and provided a deep insight on how to move around in the city. He showed me around on the first day, recommended where and what to eat and warned me on what to avoid. In addition, he also enjoyed sharing time together, and the occasional meal which was very nice and unexpected. I was so happy with my stay that I decided to return when hitting Bangkok again.
If you're looking to get a real hint on Bangkok and Thai culture, and avoid the touristic highways, look no further.
Tony is a cheerful man who is quite passionate and knowledgeable about Thai culture. His wife was away at the time so we didn't meet her. He smoked around our daughter which we didn't enjoy, and we were a little surprised at how much we ended up spending on the tour he takes you for so I would only recommend clarifying the details ahead of time which we didn't do. He is generous with his home including shower towels, letting us use kitchen to cook at home, included bottled water throughout stay, and letting us use washing machine. Basic accomodation but overall good stay for the cost.
Overall the experience was amazing.
Following more details about my stay with Tony .
I stayed with him for 6 days. I decided to go to Thailand pretty spontaneously and so the first night after landing in Bangkok I stayed at another location because the room was still booked for another person. However upon contacting Tony he instantly recommended me a location to stay close by and told me how to efficiently get there.
The next day Tony picked me up at that location and took me to his place. Superb service. I was taught in local customs and culture and rightly made aware of some rules to follow.
The next day he invested time and resources and gave a very knowledgeable induction of Bangkok and how to confidently make it around the city independently. Then I was ready to explore Bangkok on my own.
He also created a binder with tour recommendations catering all tastes. If you have any type of question he kindly answers them.
Interestingly and most importantly he experienced a lot in his life and he has many intriguing stories to tell.
Putting a long story short, if you are looking for a unique experience and want to immerse yourself into Thai culture and then you intend to explore greater Bangkok by yourself;
Then without any doubt I recommend staying here with him.
The guest stands in the center for him and is not just a business transaction.
Tony met us st the airport as promised and got us a taxi back to his place. The next day he took us for a tour and orientation while showing us how to get around in Bangkok. He even set me up with someone to replace my phone that had been stolen in Africa. Great to have a phone again. Tony was a wealth of information about Bangkok and things to do and always helped us get a cab when needed. The location is in the real Bangkok and we really enjoyed the local street food. The air conditioning in the bedroom was greatly appreciated at the end of a long hot day. We feel the bathroom could have been cleaner, but overall it was a good bargain for the money.
Tony was a great host, helped us navigate the city and was kind about our jetlagged baby's cries. The rooms were spacious and the AC was working well. However, the place wasn't exactly clean. The photos make it look squeaky clean but the kitchen, the bathroom and parts of the rooms (not the sheets, thank god) needed a little more love, to say the least.
Tony was helpful in every aspect with guiding info about Bangkok.Free water, airco in room. Good homestay in Bangkok. Cheers!
It was the best start for us in Thailand. Tony picked us up at the airport as promised. He showed us arround and answerd all our questions about thai food, language, habits and so on. We enjoyed spending time with Tony after the day tours he provided us. It's definitely worth staying at his place if you want to chat a bit, stay NOT at Kaosan Rd, and learn a lot about culture!
He traveled through most of Thailand so he is the one to give good tipps for sights or things to do in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand.
Thank you so much Tony for hosting and supporting us!
Staying with Tony was the epitome of the homestay experience. He was a helpful, knowledgable, and patient host with a great sense of humour. He picked me up from the airport, helped me get on my feet and taught me everything I needed to know to navigate life in Bangkok. The Tony Tour was a highlight of my stay, which included an unforgettable night in Patpong and shopping at MBK and the Rod Fai night market. Do not hesitate to book a stay with Tony, you won't regret it.
Tout était parfait. Tony est très très accueillant et serviable. Il nous a beaucoup aidé dès le premier jour en nous montrant les marchés et les moyens de transports. Le fait qu’il vienne nous chercher à l’aeroport est un vrai plus. Merci encore Tony pour tout.
La maison est simple et fonctionnelle. Parfaite pour quelques nuits.
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