Where to Stay in Chiang Mai?

As requested on http://www.facebook.com/ExpatsInChiangMai for some advise about where to stay in Chiang Mai (guest-house, apartment, hotel for long-term/short-term stay)

My top 10 pick Accommodations around the inner city of Chiang Mai in this post will be the places I’ve stayed before and if you have any suggestion you are more than welcome to leave comment and share 🙂

You can also check out for room rate and promotions from 

1. White Chalet Bed & Breakfast – Bed & Breakfast, WiFi & Bakery

Situated in the ancient city of Chiang Mai around the east side of the Moat; White clean chic cozy lodging offers Bed & Breakfast, also coffee house. For sweet-tooth savoury White Chalet Bed & Breakfast also have bakery house sits perfectly right out front the garden perfect for your breakfast and for you to enjoy your coffee/tea and various choice of cakes.

Price range: Due to high season in Chiang Mai at this time of the year I would suggest you walk-in and check for the price and room availability that way you will be able to view the room and see if its your cup of tea 🙂

Note: The regular room rate is 900 THB per night (Rates are subject to change according to seasons and festivals)

More information: http://www.chiangmaiwhitechalet.com/

2. Gaps House Chiang Mai  – Bed&Breakfast, WiFi, Tour Counter

I’ve stayed there once, I fell in love with the old teak wooden house and a rustic-feel-like-home in a secluded garden. The ambience was perfect for everyone who need some peace and quiet after a long trip out of town from trekking or even a walk along Sunday Market, Chiang Mai Walking Street (Thanon Kon Duen) or even a massive night out.

The breakfast: Standard breakfast, coffee, fruit juice, toasts and 2 eggs of your choice (Scrambled or Omelet) what I like the most about the Gap’s House is that the whole setting and decoration were all vintage and that rustic vibes. Not to mention even the tableware for breakfast; the wooden plate and vintage flower coffee cup just got me hooked!

Price Range: Please visit the website or walk-in for more information and room viewing. Another issue that I must mention; noise is another factor to be considered. It is inevitable for the old wooden house to have no sound unless soundproofed. 

Note: Room Rate starting from 550 THB onwards and Gap’s House Do NOT Accept reservation but walk-in only. 

For More information: http://www.gaps-house.com/

3. Buri Gallery House – Bed&Breakfast, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Tourist Information and Airport Transfer

Lobby & Entertainment Corner

One of the Boutique hotels sitting in the heart of the ancient city of Chiang Mai. Surrounded by many temples and tourist attraction; such as Wat Phrasingh, Wat Chedi Luang and Sunday Walking Street just right out front the hotel. Friendly and helpful staffs are there to assist you with information from tour packages to activities you could do in Chiang Mai. 

Deluxe Room with Balcony:

Standard Room:

2 Bedrooms Villa

Outdoor Swimming Pool:

Complimentary Breakfast serves in the garden and in-room minibar. DVD & Books also provided in the lobby shelf for you to choose. Outdoor Swimming pool also there for you to enjoy some sun during the day if you’d prefer to stay in rather than out and about. 

Breakfast in the Garden:

Price Range: from 1,200 THB for standard room with breakfast but for more information, please call and check out the room availability as mentioned before; they could be fully booked at this time of the year. 

4. Top North Guest House – Bed & Breakfast, WiFi, Swimming Pool, Tourist Information and airport transfer

Situated in the heart of city, on Moon Muang soi 1 surrounded by restaurants (Tiger Kingdom in town restaurant and more), wide range or guest-houses, clubs (Mandalay Club) and bars (Sunset Sunrise Bar, Happy Bar, Half Moon Bar, Blue Sky Bar and more). 

I would recommend this place for big group of travellers let say 4-6 pax; everyone can stay together and have a laugh in the afternoon by the pool, getting some sun with some booze to go. 

Room Type: Fan Room, Air-Condition Room, Single, Double and Twin Bedrooms

Room Rate from 400 THB to 600 THB, best is to walk-in or phone in for more information. 

5. Banwiang Guest House & Apartment – Monthly rental or Daily Rental, WiFi & Tour Counter (Highly recommended for monthly stay)

Situated near the famous Thapae Gate with just 5 minutes walk, Banwiang Guesthouse and Apartment also offers from daily rental to monthly rental with nice clean simple room, with friendly staffs to assist you with every query from tour information to book your cooking classes. 

Within a walking distance you can get good food from local market, to road side noodle stalls and even Mexican Food with Massive song lists of 167,000 English songs for you to rock the night away!

Room rate during high: 400 THB for Fan Room with Double Bed/Twin Bed 
                                  650 THB for Air-Condition Room with Double Bed 

For more information visit http://www.banwiang-guesthouse.com/

6. Eagle House – Clean & Quiet Lodging, WiFi, Tourist Information

Set in the heart of the city, located in the secluded garden where you can enjoy your all day sitting in the garden with your favourite books. Eagle House is renowned for its environmental friendly and culturally sensitive treks to remote areas. 

Room rate: from 800 THB to 1,200 THB depending on seasons and room types. 
Room type: Aircondition and Fan 

For more information visit http://www.eaglehouse.com

7. Chiang Mai Kristi House – Simply decent place to stay, WiFi, Tour counter 

Right, I must say that Chiang Mai Kristi House offers not much of variety but a decent room with a great location. Chiang Mai Kristi House situated in the heart of the City surrounded by cooking schools, good restaurants within walking distance, 2 minutes walk to Buzzling Sunday Market and night life at the Reggae Area.

Room Type: Fan Room and Aircondition Room 
Room Rate: from 270 THB to 400 THB

Address: 14/2 Soi 5 RAtchadamnoen Road (If you come from Thapae Gate)
Tel: +66 (0)53- 418 165 

8. Safe House Court – Bed & Breakfast, WiFi, and Tourist Information

Nice Clean environment, set in the heart of the ancient city within a walking distance to restaurants, shop-houses, night life, and Sunday Walking Street.

It is resembles a small apartment and in fact Safe House Court is popular amongst the tourist who intend to stay in Chiang Mai for at least a month or so. 

for more information visit http://www.safehousecourt.com for room rate and room type.

9. The Castle Chiang Mai – Bed & Breakfast, WiFi, Tourist Information, and Nice Ambience

Inspired by Ancient Roman Castles, The Castle using combination of stone textured bricks and wrought iron while still maintain the traditional touch of Lanna. Reflected on the fact that most of the furnitures are classic teak wood and colourful northern fabric in the guest rooms. With cozy and relaxing atmosphere, bed and breakfast, quiet environment and not far away from the buzzling city. The Castle is the ideal place for your little escapade.

For more information on room rate, please visit http://www.thecastlerajchiangsan.com

10. Elegant Lanna Boutique Guest House – WiFi, Coffee Shop, and Tour Information

Set in secluded area in the heart of the city with just 5 minutes walk to down town and 15 minutes walk to the temples. 

Elegant Lanna Boutique Guest House offers a decent room nicely furnished with Teak wood furniture and Lanna fabric, the room comes with both air-condition and Fan. 

For more information on room rate and promotion please visit http://www.elegantlanna.com

I hope the above information can be of help to some of you, leave comment if you have any suggestion 🙂

The weather in Chiang Mai has been very nice, warm during the day and a little colder in the night. Ever since Loy Krathong Festival is over, human traffic in Chiang Mai seems to be a little more settled. It is still quite busy though as it is high season and everyone from around the world of course would like to experience the great deals Chiang Mai has to offer. 

My next post will be on Wine and Dining, Bars and Night Life around town. 

So Stay tuned!

Until Next Post xoxo

Have a Splendid week everyone!


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