Living in Bangkok/Standard Housing

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Initially, most employees at UNESCO Bangkok prefer to find temporary accommodation close to the UNESCO office. The following is a list of the more common accommodation sought by UNESCO staff.

There is also the option of using a real estate agent who first finds out your requirements, length of stay, price range and preferred location. He/she then does the legwork of finding vacant accommodation. You can find these agents in the Bangkok Post classifieds, or better by asking for references. Experiences with real estate agents do vary.

A third option is to get a person who can read and speak Thai to go through the Thai online classifieds for you. There are a number of condo owners that rent their properties for decent price, but only advertise on Thai websites.

Note that electricity, phone and water is almost always extra (as a monthly bill). While some condos charge the government rates for water (approx. 16B/unit), electricity (approx. 5B/unit) and phone, some other buildings charge their own rates which can double your monthly bill. Make sure to ask about this info when checking out a place.

Chayapruek Mansion

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 65 (please click [1] for map)

Tel: 02-714 1796, 02-390 1211-4


-App. 12 m2

-Rent/month THB 5500(minimum lease of 3 months)

-Estimate electricity/water THB 1000

Including mini-bathroom and mini-veranda

Note: cleaning services THB 200/time

Sawasdee Sukhumvit Inn

Address: 123 Sukhumvit, Soi 57 Prakanong, Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-714.0703, 02-714.0704

Web site: [2]

Email: info(at)[3]


Air conditioned room, private bathroom, hot water, cable TV, mini bar, safety box, 24 hrs. service.

Price:Superior double room THB 620(including breakfast)

Contact person: Khun Taai

IPST Residence Building (Institute for Programme for Science and Technology)

Address: Behind Planetarium Compound (5 min. walk to UNESCO building) Ekamai, Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-392.4021 ext. 3105

02-382.3244-7 ext. 121, 122

Fax: 02-712.3609


Deluxe twin bed THB 900. - (5 rooms available)

Standard twin bed THB 700. - (11 rooms available)

Sharing a room (4 beds) THB 250. – (26 rooms available)

Contact person: Khun Wasinee