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Chiangmai Backpack House

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96/2-3 Rat Chian Saen Rd. | Haiya, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Chiangmai Backpack House
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Ranked #67 of 533 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite guesthouses on my entire backpacking trip through Thailand and Cambodia for a variety of reasons. First is the wonderful family atmosphere. Tony runs the guesthouse with his wife, which gives Chiang Mai Backpack House a great family vibe. Every night the family eats a big dinner in the lobby, which makes you truly feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the first time ever I write a review about anything. Thats because this isn't just anything. I have considered this place my home while I was in Chiang Mai area. I have spend about 4 weeks here, in total. I came back 3 times. Where to start, where to start....... First off, the owners: Tony and Oil, are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I recently spend 3 days here and i couldnt have asked for a better experience! Tony and Oil were so accommodating to everything i needed from tours, local information, bike rentals, medical advice.... just the friendliest people ive met so far on my trip. I would highly recommend this hostel if you want a nice relaxed vibe where meeting people... More 

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The owners are absolutely great and they play a huge part on what made my stay at this hostel a great one. They are very helpful, speak great English and it's nice to just have a convo with them. The dorms were good with lockers for each bed, showers were hot and had good pressure. Wifi was working well most... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've stayed here for 2days as a small stop. I didn't pay much for the dorm but the beds where good to sleep upon. Location is great, 5,10minute walk to the center or nightbazaar. Only downside was that you've had to be in before 2am. Keep that in mind and you'll be fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I stayed here for 3 days and it was a great experience! If you're coming to Chiangmai, you must stay :D Great hosts and the dorm rooms are very affordable! Make sure you speak to Tony and he sort you out with everything you need!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The owners are friendly and helpful, but that is the only good thing I can write about the guesthouse. The room and bathrooms where dirty when I arrived and didn't get cleaned in the next 3 days. I feld uncomfortable so put my stuff on the floor and in a dirty locker. In the most bathrooms it was impossible to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have just stayed at this hostel and I can say I really enjoyed my time there and I was sad to be leaving. At 120 baht a night, I did not expect much more than a bed to sleep in however this place delivers a lot. I was lucky in that I was the only person in my 6... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you are thinking about sleeping in the dorms, dont. They are cheap, but thats because as soon as you shut the door and hang out in the room for an hour, its unbearable. I had to use a cold, wet towel as a blanket just to get me through the night. However, the family that owns it is wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have stayed here over the Songkran period and it turned out to be an amazing place. We had lovely staff member and very helpful with any questions I had. Its a nice place to meet people, and its location is very close to the centre. The restaurant part has very good food and I was their Number 1 fan... More 

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