I've stayed at Libra a few times on different trips to Chiang Mai. It is by far my favorite place to stay in all of Chiang Mai.
While not luxurious, you get great value for your money at Libra compared to other nearby guest houses. Further the staff at libra is very friendly and helpful. Laundry service is on site (and good for wash/hang dry service) at the same rates you'll find if you wander the soi's looking for dedicated laundry services.
I've stayed in several different rooms and while the beds are "Thai style beds" (not soft and springy) they are on the softer side for what they are. Not quite as soft and comfy as the spring mattress you may be used to back home, but not as hard as many I've come across elsewhere in northern Thailand. It's quite at night (no clubs making noise like in Nimman) and few dogs and roosters making noises in the early morning.
I consider the location to be just about perfect. There are 50+ restaurants, cafes and bars within a 2 minute walk. It's easy to walk to the end of the soi to catch a tuk-tuk or song taew or to turn right and find an abundant selection of street food from Khao Soi and Phad Thai to Rotti and tasty things I don't know what to call.
This area of the old city is highly touristy though, so expect to see about 20 tourists to each Thai person you see around here. It's does make for an easy comfortable base though from which to explore out as far and wide as you like.
- Also Known As:
- Libra Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai