I stayed here at the end of January 2007. I got a room for 130 baht a night. It was clean, reasonably sized, double bed, cupboard for clothes, and an en suite bathroom which had cold water. This was not really a problem as I was allowed to use the shared bathroom for the dorm rooms which did have hot water. If you'd like a room with hot water, then I suggest you book ahead. I tried to but the deluxe rooms were already booked out.
The guesthouse is in a good location, about a 10 minute walk away from all the bars and nightlife, so it is quite quiet. The staff are very helpful and I signed up for one of their adventure tours. Elephant trekking, white water rafting, bamboo rafting, a trek through jungle to a waterfall, and also a visit to an orchid farm - all for 1100 baht. Be careful with the white water rafting, our raft capsized and I smashed my head and knee against rocks. Luckily for my head I was wearing a helmet. Also, the temperature is not too hot this time of year, so it can be quite cool on the river - bring a sweater or a change of water. Our raft was waterlogged and sank.
The guesthouse also helped me book my train ticket back to Bangkok for a 70 baht booking fee.
All in all, very good value for money, considering the cleanliness of the rooms, and the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff.
- Also Known As:
- Julie Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai