I am thinking of going to Thailand next year and will be travelling around a bit, using hostels as a cheap place to stay. I was wondering what they were like... I mean I’m not expecting 5* rooms, but do they have linen, safes, Lockers to put your things, aircon.. etc... Would you recommend taking a sleeping bag? I have seen silk sleeping bags, bit more expensive but light and suitable if you don’t want to lie on their things!
I have also read a bit about their culture - toilets and respect like taking your shoes off before entering temples, not touching monks... is there anything you could advise me on in general like food hygiene or pleasantries which you came across? Or any useful tips which you would like to pass on to me :)?
Another quickie (nothing to do with hostels) how do you carry money about? I will only be going for a few weeks and I don’t want to carry cash, do i use my home currency £ and use ATMs to withdraw? or do i put it into a Thai bank account to draw money out?
Thank you for your help!