YHA Bangkok Downtown

395/4 Silom Road, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
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by terrphil

is it possible to get a metered taxi from the radisson hotel in bangko to cha am with a stop at big c on the way, how much would it cost

Re: transfers

by johnaalex

Some, but not all meter cab drivers would agree a price. My strong suggestion would be to arrange something advance, I use a driver called Mr Tom for such trips.

Mr (Jhirakit) "TOM"

OK his English could be better, but it is very good for a Bangkok Taxi driver. Also the car is bigger than the standard Meter Taxi. In addition to airport transfers Mr Tom will do city tours and also consider longer distances such as Hua Hin, Pattaya and Ayuthaya.

I have used him sevral times and he has been very punctual, polite and a good driver each time.

Phone: +66 (0)84 0855944
Other Contact: e-mail JRK2902@hotmail.com

Please mention my name "John Alexander" if you do use him.



Re: transfers

by sombat_ch

It depend on the taxi driver ie. If he was the owner of the cab it may yes. But If the taxi was a lental from taxi company. It subject to return of the cab usally 8 hrs. To travelling to cha am it may take half a day that is impossible to return the cab. My suggest is use public transport eg. Bus or train. see
Taxi to cha am may cost approx 2000 to 3000 baht on negotiate , to use meter the driver will loss the return leg which he will not happy to do that.

Travel Tips for Bangkok

Pray Pray oh...

by Kenny&jowen

Guys mus say "Sawadikap" n Girl mus say "Sawadikar" mean a greeting words 2 anyone. Thai ppls is very warmest 2 welcome u to there... Thr was a lot of nice foods n culture in tis country. So go n 5 out ba... I miss d shoppin cause tat was 2 big n cant finish shop shop n d thing is damn cheap n nice. Tht is gud quality n nice. Wish u can 5 ur favourite thing in Thailand!!! :P

Health at a Bargain Rate

by balisunshine

When it comes to prices for medical services
in a non-socialized western country,
(such as the USA)
it is easy to go bankrupt
if an emergency occurs.

There is no HMO or any other insurance,
that will most probably cover the full cost.

Paying for all or even part
of your medical assistance
out of your own pocket,
can be exceedingly expensive.

After traveling for more than a year,
a need for a check up or aid
is more than likely to occur.

So I decided to visit
while I was in Bangkok
Thailand’s only Internationally Accredited Hospital,
the Bumrungrad Hospital..

After visiting some of the
medical venues in Bali,
this was soooo much more
than I had ever expected!

As part of the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations
the hospital was founded in 1998
as part of this non-profit independent association.

Today the hospital boasts with at least
280,000 international patients coming from
countries such as:
the USA, South American, Europe, Asia,
the Middle East, Africa, Australia & Oceana.

I approached the sumptuous lobby,
with valet service outside
and the smell of Starbucks coffee filled the air.

The first thing I encountered
was the hospitality desk,
with a concierge service
that pointed out the direction
that I needed to go.

I passed the internet corner
and headed up the escalators
and read the directory that
listed the various centers available:

-Medical Clinic
-Surgical Clinic
-Women’s Center
-Digestive Disease Center
-Allergy Center
-X-Ray Center
-Physical Therapy
-Dialysis Center
-Orthopedics Center
-Intensive Care
-Dental Center
-Coronary Care
-Endoscopy Unit
-Cardiac Cath Lab
-Heart Center
-Operating Room
-Labor & Delivery Center
-Neonatal Center
-Children’s Center
-Well Baby Clinic
-Early Intervention Center
-Plastic Surgery Center
-Skin Laser Center
-Aviation Medicine Center and with some extras thrown in,
such as:

-Conference Center
-Mandara Spa
- Full Service Fitness Center with
medically supervised programs in
Aerobics-Cardiovascular-Strength Training at Vital Life
-a book store
-a Japanese Restaurant
-the French bakery ‘Au Bon Pain’
-a beauty and massage parlor
-a travel and tour service

I continue towards my consultation,
was greeted by a friendly staff,
and within a short time
saw the physician that I came to see.

The physicians here are both
Thai and American Board certified.

Having a condition of which,
I was already familiar with,
I could detect that my doctor
was knowledgeable with my ailment.

Her English was good too.

This consultation cost me only about $18 US.
She prescribed me with medications
that cost only a fraction
of what they cost in the USA or in Europe.

And they were available
and provided to me upon my exiting.

So for check ups,
teeth cleaning, an alignment,
or whatever you body desires,
this is a place to visit when needed.

For a Virtual Hospital Tour visit:


For appointments by e-mail:


Or call:

operator 0-2667-1000
appointments 0-2667-1555
customer service 0-2667-1521
dental appointments 0-2667 2300
internal patient center 0-2667-1234
Cancer Center 66-0-2667-1020


33 Sukhumvit 3
Soi Nana Nua
Wattana, Bangkok 10110

One of the best memories of...

by alisonr

One of the best memories of Thailand, apart from seeing an elephant at 1am the night we landed walking down the street, was a young family we saw at the Crocodile Farm. The mum and dad were on a motor bike, and their little daughter was on the back. She was a real charmer and blew us a kiss and gave us a wave before they drove off! This really stood out in my mind, and it reflects the true nature of Thai people!

Respect for Royalty

by Unknownsu

Under no conditional should you defame the King or any member of the royal family. Even stepping on money carrying the king's image to stop it from being blown away can potentially land the owner of the offending foot in jail. Jokes about the royal family won't go down well and is a topic best avoided.


by Krystynn


It's important to learn a few basic words of Thai before your trip. Firstly, you'd impress the people of this lovely country tremendously and secondly, it makes you find your way around Thailand and for this matter, Phuket so much easier!


krap (Ka)



Thank you

korp kun

Thank you very much

korp kun mark

That's allright/You're welcome

mai pehn rai

Good morning/afternoon

sa wat dee

Good night

rar tree sa wat


sa wat dee

See you later

laiw jer gan


sa wat dee

How do you do? Pleased to meet you

yin dee tee roo jak

How are you?

pehn yang ngai

Very well, thanks.

sa bai dee korp kun, laiw

And you?

kun la

How's life?

pehn ngai

I beg your pardon?

arai na


kor toet

Do you speak English?

kun poot par sar ang grit dai mai

Isn't it so easy to memorize the above phrases? :-D

Photo Below: That's me and VT member 'Kallista' in AYUTHAYA, the ancient city of Siam.


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