One of the best pieces of advice for single men visiting Pattaya is, if you are taking girls back to your hotel room, choose your hotel carefully.
Choose what is commonly known as a guest/joiner friendly hotel. In Pattaya they are also known as girl friendly, bar girl friendly, and working girl friendly hotels.
The reason being, if your hotel is not guest friendly, the hotel will charge you a “joiner” fee, every time you take a girl back to your room.
That’s regardless of whether you book the room for 2 occupants, and check-in alone. Who, when, how many, and “if” you can invite guests to stay in your room overnight free of charge is determined by the hotel joiner policy.
What is a Joiner Policy?
The joiner policy contains the terms and conditions under which a registered hotel guest can invite a unregistered (joiner) guest to stay in their room.
Terms and conditions stipulated in the hotel joiner policy include – minimum age of guest/joiner, number of guests allowed, whether or not a joiners fee will be charged.
The joiner policy might include further conditions such as, what time the guest must leave, and restrictions on the guests entitlements in the hotel.
It’s often suggested that booking a room for 2 occupants, and checking in alone is all that is required to ensure the hotel will not charge a joiners fee. In most cases that is true, but the hotel joiner policy may state that both guests must check-in together, or be registered for the duration of the stay.
A joiner fee is the amount of money the hotel charges when you take a guest (joiner) to your room. In Pattaya, most guest houses and 2, 3 and 4 star hotels only charge a joining fee for the third person, if permitted, when you take 2 girls to your room, and typically charge between 300 and 600 baht.
“Non guest friendly” 4 and 5 star hotels may charge as much as 1,500 every time you take a guest back to your room. And it’s usually 4 and 5 star hotels, especially family oriented hotels, which choose to charge a joiner fee.
Don’t be dissuaded though, there are many 4 star, and some 5 star guest friendly hotels in Pattaya.
How to Find Guest Friendly Hotels in Pattaya
If you randomly booked any hotel in Pattaya, you would be very unlucky if it turned out the hotel was not guest friendly, especially if that hotel was near the nightlife zones in downtown Pattaya.
The chances of the hotel being guest friendly become less if you choose a 5 star hotel, it’s family oriented, not located near the nightlife zones, and so does not rely heavily on custom from single males.
There’s no reason to rely on luck, choose a hotel, tell them you will be booking double occupancy, and ask if they allow joiners/guests, or more specifically, bar girls to stay overnight free of charge.
You can also start from a ready made list of joiner friendly hotels, such as the Pattaya guest friendly hotels listed right here on the blog.