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Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

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Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Don't hire or buy any tour or transportation on "Badaka 99" travel agency (near Khaosan Road). We booked a full day trip with them and arranged to pay early in the morning, right before departure. Few minutes before starting the trip the manager, called Gilly, said that the employee from the day before had made a "mistake" and decided to charge us 1,000 bahts more. That almost doubled the original price! He refused to lower the price to what was already agreed before and by this weekend it was already too late to get another trip with another agency on the same day, so he cleverly and aggressively said that either we paid the ripoff or we could leave.

Don't ever go there.

They are not listed on TripAdvisor for a negative review as they deserve (Badaka99), but hopefully some travelers may find this warning if they research for the agency name online.

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1. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Hmmm. "Variations on a theme by selected KSR-area merchants (esp. travel agents and bus services)?"

A previous comment on them..?:

tripadvisor.es/ShowTopic-g293916-i3687-k5860…

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2. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Hi

next time walk out, leave they probably will come running after you.

never argue or get into a shouting match. just say do not have any more money. good bye

and next time get it in writing when you first arrange

I would not want to be on a tour that started that way.Who knows what else they might try

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3. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

True, there are many more reputable tour operators in Bangkok and some of them are listed in the FAQ's here..

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4. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Certainly don't sound like a very reputable company, many thanks for taking the trouble to post the warning, and welcome to the forum.

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I went to bangkok last month and arranged 2 trips with Badaka 99 ..I went to the floating market at the price of 200baht which cost more than 300baht in other company. I booked a van transfer to the airport at the price of 100 baht and 150 + in other company. Indeed, I am a satisfied customer.

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8. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Badaka99 plays with your suppositions, they did not lie directly to us but left things open for their advantage. So if you go, make sure everything is crystal clear ON PAPER. We booked a trip with them where it was said they will pick you up at your hotel. It was never mentioned, neither asked from our side, that we will be taken back to our hotel. We were all (van filled by 9 people) left in a place near Badaka99 office. On the way back from the trip there was some heavy rain but we luckily did not get wet while returning to our hotel by our means.

However, Badaka99 is in line with the rest of the city, everyone wants a cut from tourist. I am finding the experience not so relaxed

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9. Re: Don't hire/buy anything on Badaka 99 travel agency

Dont stay near ksr - dumpy area with poor food.

Dont use ksr travel agents. Known to be bad.

Never had a problem in Sukhumvit or Pratunam.

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