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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Sotesueksa Road., Changphuek, Muang, Chiang Mai 50230 | Changpheuk, Muang, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Ranked #87 of 488 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
AndreaLynnC Barnet, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 7 months of travelling around south east Asia i can easily say that this place goes down as one of my favourite places on this trip. Im a budget solo traveller and have stayed in dorms and below standard rooms that were way more expensive than Banillah. I stayed here for a week, went to pai and then came... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been travelling for 5 months around the world and this is by far the best hostel I have stayed at. Lovely clean big rooms with super fast wifi, staff are extremely helpful and the location is in an ideal position. I would highly recommend this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Banilah is the most friendly people I've met in Thailand (and that's saying something). The owner(?) sat me down as soon as I came in, pulled out three maps and a rainbow array of highlighter colors, and gave me a very extensive rundown of the sites I have to go see, places to get massages for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very friendly and cute. They gave us multiple maps of Chiang Mai and introduced us all good foods, shops and even massages. They suggested us several activities for us, very helpful. We are so thankful for the introduction. The coffee shop(also is their office) is so lovely and full of CATS! We love cats so much so... More

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Milan, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Having said that, there is no point in spending 20 USD (which entitles you to a very good accommodation, I have spent here one year and I know it). In brief: - extremely small room, with no space. Clean but not well maintained. Dark as the window is facing a court with no... More

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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I found the staff to be very kind, happy and very very helpful. You arrive and are given a very refreshing drink and an informative chat about all the best places to eat and the best things to do. They were also always happy to ring and were helpful in organising all of our tours. Internet is plentiful and the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I heard about this place from a friend who owns a coffee shop in Chiang Mai. It's a charming little guesthouse and again the host is awesome, she does the sit-down with you explaining all your top options of places to visit and how to get around, providing detailed maps, has suggestions for anything, just excellent service. Getting there is... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Firstly I have to express anger at some other reviews on here. If you're paying $20 a night and a cockroach is In your room... In Thailand... Get over it. If it's just one deal with it. And the cat thing... I think it's very sweet. That being said... We didn't encounter a single bug, our room was spotless. The... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Overall was a positive experience I advice this guest house. The room was quite cheap, beds are comfortable, easy to rent scooters, convenience store just around the corner, staff are nice/professional and near by have a coffee house with an excellent International breakfast. Definitely Value for money. Some Negative Points: toilet outside the room, noise, room door can't close properly,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice staff and reasonably priced rooms, with a sort of boutique feel. The hostel is all about cats, and the staff absolutely loves them. If you're allergic to cats, please don't come to this hostel... You're going to have a bad time. My room was a single bedroom with fan. It's tolerable to stay in a room like this, although... More

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Address: 11 Sotesueksa Road., Changphuek, Muang, Chiang Mai 50230 | Changpheuk, Muang, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banilah 3*
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Welcome to Chiang Mai and warm welcome to Banilah guest house. Banilah has renovated a building and transformed it into a unique style, comfortable, eye-pleasing fusion with Lanna senses. The combinations of Lanna arts and modern designs will penetrate through your please and touch your heart. You will value your relaxation time more than ever at Banilah. Banilah offers more than what you've expected for what you pay. All of our rooms are decorated with boutique and unique stye, with en-suite bathroom. ... more   less 
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