The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

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Pattaya low cost budget hotels

The low cost Sabai Resort Hotel

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

 

Pattaya low cost budget hotels two & 1/2 star is more in my budget range & the Sabai Resort next to Big C shopping mall offers great value. Rooms from $35 pn, 3 nice pools & one block from the beach.  Book the Sabai Resort here.

Sabai Empress 2.5 star

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Corner of 2nd rd & Soi 1 opposite Big C shopping mall. The Empress has excellent rooms at a reasonable price in a very good location. Book the the Sabai Empress here.

Sabai Empress

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

 

Make a booking now and get super deals through Agoda.

The Pullman hotel

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

 Wongamat has a far nicer nicer beach than Pattaya, check out the Pullman Hotel. Their Beach club is a great bar with a happy hour every day from 5 to 7 pm. Excellent seafood buffet Friday & Saturday night. The Pullman is really a 3.5 star hotel in a 5 star location, & probably should not be in my Pattaya budget hotels section.

Book the Pullman Hotel here.

Pattaya Discovery Beach Hotel

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Here is a four star hotel for a three star price, around $60 pn right across the road from the beach. Book Discovery Beach Hotel here.

 

A-One hotel Beach Rd

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

This is a very popular hotel with 2 pools and a seafood buffet every night, however it is a little more upmarket than most Pattaya budget hotels.  Fantastic location opposite the beach, book A-One hotel here. 

Seafood buffet at A1 Hotel

 

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

 

Enjoy the nightly buffet beside the pool.

Songkran light show at A1

Markland is beside the holiday Inn on Beach Road

 

Markland is a condo with 4 floors of hotel rooms, I would rate it 2.5 stars being a little generous as I actually live in the building. Ask for a room on the south side for the best view in Pattaya. Book Markland here.

The view from Markland south side.

Pattaya low cost budget hotels 

Without a doubt this is the best view in Pattaya.

World famous Walking St.

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Walking St is where  tourists go to gawk at the passing parade. Hundreds of go go bars restaurants & girls, girls, girls, & lets not forget the Ladyboys.  😳 So if you are a single guy who wants good value budget hotels right in the action the Galaxy is the place for you. Only $40 pn & right above one of Pattaya’s best pole dancing clubs, Heaven Above. To get a great deal on your hotel have a look at these great deals.

The Gentlemen’s Club Soi Diamond.

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

The Gentlemen’s club is my favourite Go Go bar, great looking girls and friendly hosts Robbie & Hamish. I’m sure if you say David sent you they will buy you a drink. Update, the boys have sold the club to some Russian guys, still worth a visit however.

 

Billabong in LK Metro 1.5 star

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Checkout the Billabong on live webcam 

One of the good value Pattaya budget hotels for single guys & only $25 pn is The Billabong in LK Metro. This area is the choice for local guys who don’t want to mix with all the Walking St tourists. 1.5 to 2 star in a great location for beer & go-go bars.   book the Billabong hotel here.

Soi Buakow area

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

 The Soi Buakow is a budget area and a very popular part of Pattaya, lots of bars & restaurants. The Sawasdee Siam is a two star hotel in the middle of the action. Book the Sawasdee here.

Sutus Court is great value

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Rooms are around $30 pr night and the location is close to the LK Metro action. Book Sutus Court here.

River apartment Soi4, 1 star

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

River apartments in Soi 4, low cost long term hotel only 100 meters from the beach.

 

Go go girl at the Cherry bar cnr 2nd Rd & Soi 3.

One of my favourite songs from 1979.

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets.

I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington.

Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for “long term relationships” so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand.

What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :)

I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit.

Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ????

Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia.

Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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