i love my stay at Sapahaipae Hostel . i read some blogger they said this is the most huge hostel in BKK 🙂 I booked thru hostelbookers.com one month before i go to Bangkok, is better to book hostel with hostelbooker because they do not have booking fees and is cheaper than hostelworld and agoda. Saphaipae worker is nice and when i email them to reserve a lower bunk they reply me in 5 minutes…( that pretty fast huhh..) We stay at 8 ladies dorm for 5 nights. Yeahh i prefer dorm because i can save more money for food and i will get know dozen of people from different country.
I felt very secure, they provided us a card to access our dorm at second floor and no man are allow in our floor. This place is really suitable for girls traveler. Our room is full and everyday we meet lotsa new friends from other countries, if you did not stay dorm before. you must try stay at least once in your lifetime XD.oh yahh! i had a nightmare, one of our roommates is a china girl. She always naked or just wearing a super tiny underwear and walking around the hostel. omg..that’s the weirdest person i meet in our hostel. Our dorm is kinda dark at night, thank god i brought a small torch light with me, especially at night when everybody is sleeping and all the light are dim. ( The picture has been edited to back lighting, so actually the room is dark ) you can have a better view.
One thing i love is the HUGE locker, it can fit at least a big backpack inside.
Saphaipae is really near to surasak skytrain with a walking distance and is nearby to 7eleven store. We always buy mineral water and junk food at there. If you prefer quiet and far from crowded place, ill recommended this hostel to you because this place is near to skytrain and you can walk around with taxi and skytrain.. kinda convenience here. Saphaipae staff is not really good in advice and they give us false travel information, thank goodness me and pam found a police and she gave a travel map and teach us how to find the place. Bangkok had a terrible air pollution and their weather a super duper warm, we saw most of the local pupil they wearing face mask. Advice: Bring your pad lock, and you can buy washing powder from counter
This is our 3rd day at bangkok so we decided to take 2 hours train from Hualampung train station to Ayutthaya ( i think is around 240 baht but the return ticket is only 10baht … that’s weird -,- ) omg.. the train is damm slow and i was slept in the whole journey. When we reach the station, a tuktuk driver was try to approach us with his map and he said : ” you cant go around ayutthaya without tuktuk, 700 baht a day” and suddenly a women drag us to information counter, she gave a tourist map. so just be careful when you reach there. A bunch of tuktuk driver to is trying to scam us. As i know from others blogger they said lot of shop they had rent bicycle and motorcycle with a cheaper price – 50baht-. When you go out from train station you will see bicycle rental shop, but after you cross the river there also had 2 bicycle rental shop around there. Me and Pam just visit few temple only because this place should take at least 2 days to finish and all the heritage is kinda far. I’m super-duper tired because travel with bicycle really need lots stamina and plus the weather is totally drive me crazy! — i suggest you ride motorcycle ( becareful with the traffic and local transport! ) — one day hard to see all the heritage temple, i think you need at least 2 days to finish it.
When you go around with bicycle or motorcycle please becareful with the traffic, when i try to cross the road a tuktuk behind me bang my bicycle and he said ” get off the road with his stupid face expression” what the heck!!!are you trying to kill me? damm please becareful these idiot tuktuk and local car is heartless driver! and their accident rating is world top number 4.
We go around with a tourist map. And dont forget to bring plenty of water, shades, and a thick sunscreen with you.
The next day, after we check out from the Sri Emas we go to NKS office which is just opposite from Hotel Sri Emas to take our breakfast and national park coupon ( map, transport coupon, room coupon). Before enter the national park Malaysia, local tour guide brought us to Kota Gelanggi Cave, this cave is just nearby..around half and a hour. Lime stone cave!!!!!
On the way to Kota Gelanggi Cave
After back from caving we take a bus from NKS office to Temberling river ( half hour journey). People in NKS office are weird..Sotong..jerantut town is bit 1970 like..
Route: Jerantut > Tembeling river > National Park ( Taman Negara )
take a 4 hour journey boat to enter national park after that the national park worker will give us a brief information with his horrible broken english about national park.
I have to said that I had make a big mistake, because I bought a 4day3night package which is 600RM (including hostel, food, park fees, etc) because when me and pam seat at the office we had realize that lot of traveler they did not bought package but they just booking some hostel and pay the park fees only…( I book this package 1month before I came here through online, but the customer service told me.. they don’t provide anything else except package! that is argggggg!!!!!!) I heard a worker said package actually is not worth at all ….damm it! I want my money back!
Advice: pack light and bring sunblock, you don’t have to bring too much of water because some of the guesthouse they had sell mineral water but with a higher price ( 1 liter = 4RM) and please do not buy travel package