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
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- 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.
We had a wonderful stay with Tony. He picked up first my boyfriend from the airport and than me in the evening. We had a lovely first dinner together and got to know a lot of great information and Tipps , which was so helpful. The next day , Tony did a great tour with us and we had a lot of fun with him. He also didn't mind at all to let us back in late at night , which we really appreciated. The house is comfy and the are is really local which we enjoyed a lot. If you want a local experience with a lot of great Insider Tips and some fun conversations and have the convenience of getting picked up from the airport this is the thing to do. We are so happy we stayed with Tony. Hope we will meet again some day !
Tony was really helpful right from the word go. He taught us useful phrases, helped us to understand the basics of getting around and the do’s and don’ts of the Thai culture. He advised us how to deal with taxis and which ones to use, how much things should generally cost and when to haggle.
The house was situated within a local Thai area and around 20 mins from the centre by taxi if there’s not too much traffic.
The locals are very friendly and it’s a nice introduction to Bangkok to get you used to the general buzz about the place if you start here before venturing to the touristy area.
And the local pad Thai is the best we have had so far. Make sure to visit the fruit man in the morning and the sticky rice lady (you will start to dream about it).
Thanks Tony (and Bor) xx
As first time visitors to Bangkok, Tony and Bor’s Homestay fit our needs wonderfully. We greatly appreciated how Tony met us at the airport upon arrival, then proceeded the next day to show us how to navigate around the city using the BTS train and taxis. In addition, we got the experience of living for a few days in a typical house in a Thai neighborhood, learning how Bangkok residents live from day to day. We found Tony to be personable, down to earth, easy to relate with, and always ready to answer our questions.
If there was one thing we would change about this Homestay it would be to have the harder of the two beds be a little softer, but that’s just a personal preference.
We would definitely recommend this Homestay to others planning their first visit to Bangkok.
My friend Kate and I stayed at Tony and Bor’s place for 4 nights. It was overall a wonderful experience and we feel lucky that we found him on homestay. When we arrived, Tony picked us up from the airport and he helped us “settle in” by giving us a tour the next day, so that we would know everything about how to get around and the best local thai places we should go to. For several nights, we got back very late, but they woke up to let us in, which is very kind. Our room and the location of their place is good value for the money it costs to stay with them, central and close to the train station. You also get a nice tuk-tuk ride for 10bht fom their place almost to the train station. Thanks for everything! Gerda and Kate
This is my first time to travel alone to stay with locals and it was a great experienced. Tony is very accommodating and so friendly, am very comfortable with the place (the house), on my first day I planned to go out and roam around but I choose to stay because the room is so cozy. The following day Tony accompanied me to some places and the mall. The food nearby the house are so cheap and reasonable.
I'm pretty sure that I will come back again!!!
Fantastic knowledge of surroundings in Bangkok . Thanks , Tony . Your advice regarding getting around and food places was invaluable . Convenient location , at the same time as being off the main track a little , and nice quiet area . Recommended to all .
Traveling with my 18 year old daughter. A real Thai neighborhood. Foreigners for the most part are not around, and prices cheap as locals are their customers. Great street food selection steps away. Tried a lot without worry of getting sick. Tony is an older Aussie with much knowledge of Thailand and very helpful. Bor is always smiling and laughing. The rooms are upstairs and connecting with a sliding door. Each has a good air con unit and a queen bed. One of the beds is newer and very comfortable. You have exclusive use of a bathroom on the ground level at bottom of the stairs. Free water throughout the stay and even did a load of laundry in their machine. Very convenient access to mini-buses which run up and down the street all the time and take you to the Skytrain which is about 10 minutes away. From there you have access throughout Bangkok. Highly recommend if you're looking to have a more local Bangkok experience.
This was the perfect first stop on our journey. We flew in separately and my flight came in very late. Tony was waiting at the corner store when my taxi pulled up and the next morning we went to the airport and met my girlfriend. He was our tour guide the next day and showed us around Bangkok, which is very helpful we couldn't imagine navigating the city without his advice. Highly recommended if your flying into Bangkok!
Tony est un hôte parfait. Il nous a accueilli, conseillé et accompagné chaleureusement dans nos premiers pas a Bangkok avec beaucoup d attention. Sa maison est située dans un joli quartier typique de Bangkok. A conseiller a tous ceux en recherche d authenticité et de simplicité. Nous retournons le voir a la fin de notre séjour !
My stay with Tony was great, he really changed my whole opinion about Bangkok.
For some reason I had always had a difficult and frustrating time when I visited Bangkok and this time wanted to make things right, I have the idea I would stay with somebody he lived as a local there to get more of a locals experience and I certainly got more than I bargained for staying with Tony!