Accommodation: Condos & Apartments in Thailand
Looking for a place to stay in Thailand can be daunting at first. There are a lot of apartments and condos in the bigger cities, but luckily there are some good websites to help you find one that’s good for you. This is especially the case in the larger cities as there are more condos and apartments being built than people to stay in them.
Different Type of Popular Accommodation
There are several different types of accommodation you could be living in from high-rise condos to townhouses, but the three main types of accommodations that students normally find themselves living in are mansions, apartments, and condominiums, depending on budget and requirements.
- Mansions – ฿4,000 -฿8,000 per month
- Apartments – ฿4,000 -฿8,000 per month
- Condominiums – ฿7,000+ per month
The cheaper option will be either a mansion or an apartment. You will find a lot of studio apartments between 25 and 35 sqm, but they will normally lack a kitchen and will mostly consist of a bed and wardrobe. Condos are the most expensive but comfortable of the three. The cheaper ones will normally be a studio room that covers 25-35 sqm floor space, will normally include a kitchen, and range between ฿8,000 and ฿15,000.
They are normally fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, kitchen, and TV. Most often than not, a condo will also include a swimming pool and gym for the people who live there, but some may charge to use it. Sometimes the university own a floor at a condo near by, but renting from them might not be the cheapest option, so it’s good to check with independent owners to see if they are renting them for cheaper
Three Popular Websites for Finding Accommodation
The internet, as always, is your friend as there are some great sites to help you find somewhere to stay, although, mostly for the bigger cities. The rooms may not look as great as the pictures show, so it’s always good to arrange a viewing for several places so you can spend a day or two finding the best one. The below three websites are a good place to start.
- www.hipflat.co.th (Bangkok / Pattaya)
- www.prakard.com (Good prices but mostly Thai language websites, so you might need to use a translator or Thai friend)
You will either be renting directly to the university, to the apartment/condominium itself, or to a private landlord. If you are renting to a private landlord, it’s always worthwhile to negotiate on the price, as you might be able to rent it 1 or ฿2,000 cheaper than advertised per month.