Because our luggage was a bit more intrusive this trip we decided couchsurfing may not be the best option. So thanks to Lonely Planet we came across this place on the plane ride into Bangkok.
If you ever come this way and want to stay in the Old City you want to stay here. The rooms are clean, they have hot water, AC and a cold pool. I didn't fully understand the importance of that last item from America but I will never come to Bangkok without staying in a place with a pool.
Check out the digs we got for about $45/night.
It's also around the corner from Khao San Road which is deemed as a backpacking destination for cheap food, lodging and travel. That means it is busy all the time and great for people watching.
We got our airline tickets around Thailand, Joshua turned down an opportunity for a "happy ending" while I got some prescription sunglasses and most importantly we ate pizza. We have yet to have a night that doesn't take us to Khao San Road but we are very glad not to have a guesthouse there like we were originally planning.