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99 4 Moo 3 T.Vieng, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong 57140 Thailand
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Khong
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4.1
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3.6
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4.2
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4.1

Looking for a place to stay in Chiang Khong? Then look no further than Baanrimtaling Home Stay, a family-friendly guest house that brings the best of Chiang Khong to your doorstep.

The guest house offers currency exchange, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Cafe' de Lao or 7he Vow, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Baanrimtaling Home Stay.

If you’re looking for something to do, The Old Town Chiangkhong (0.1 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Baanrimtaling Home Stay.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Baanrimtaling Home Stay as you experience everything Chiang Khong has to offer.

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Venture800850 wrote a review Apr 2019
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GO ELSEWHERE………. My partner and I booked four nights over the Songkhran weekend. What a HUGE mistake!! We paid 425 baht per night for a Bungalow room, but on check-in we were given a standard double room that was NOT the style of room we had paid for online (as per the photos that influenced our decision to stay there). The room we were given on arrival was actually advertised online for 135 baht cheaper, yet we had already paid the higher rate for the better room. I pointed this out to Malewaan, the female owner, when we saw the room she gave us, and she immediately went into a rant blaming the online booking company saying that it was their fault, then turned her back on us and walked out. Fact is, it’s her website and her photos of the rooms. She obviously doesn’t computer check or update which of her rooms are available or booked online on a daily basis. Therefore, potential guests are booking rooms that may or may not even be available, complete with discrepancies in the pricing. When we checked the reviews, (in hindsight), we found she has a history dating back to 2015, of falsely advertising rooms and overcharging for what you actually get. In our case, we booked and paid for a more expensive room, but were given a cheaper room, and as it turns out, the worst room in the guest house. She made NO attempt to rectify this situation whatsoever, let alone offer any sort of refund for our overpayment, preferring instead to blame the online booking company, and then treated us with contempt for even daring to question that the room she was giving us was NOT the room we had booked and paid for in good faith. As the owner, it is her responsibility to make sure, that room occupancy and availability is updated on a daily basis. She fails miserably at this most basic task. To make matters worse, when we came back to the guest house that same first evening after having a wander around Chiang Khong, we greeted all those in the restaurant (which included the owner) with Sawadee Krup, most of the other guests said hello, yet Malewaan just stared at us and said nothing. Her non-action made it clear she had attitude toward us and certainly doesn’t like it when you call her out on her false room advertising, overcharging and basic mismanagement. If you read through the reviews you will read where other guests have also seen the other side of Malewaan. She fails to take responsibility for NOT updating her online room availability, which results in false advertising, yet will still take your money, charging you for a higher price room but actually putting you in a lower priced room. The room. Room 3 is directly under the restaurant, and as it is an old wooden building that has fallen into disrepair and seen better days, the whole room shakes and creaks from every footstep and chair that moves above you. You can also listen clearly to every conversation from the restaurant above which is made worse when guests keep drinking and talking till all hours each night. And at 7am the noise starts all over again when the first guests hit the restaurant for breakfast and Malewaan’s daughter starts another day in her restaurant playground. Oh, and why there is a mould ridden fridge, (that doesn’t even work), in the room, is anybody’s guess!!! The attached bathroom. In a word SKANKY!! It is disgusting. There is mould ingrained into every crack and crevice of the shower cubicle. It is totally rank. Malewaan obviously has no idea as to what basic hospitality hygiene or cleanliness means. The toilet is not even cemented/attached to the floor properly, so when you sit on it it moves around as though it is going to fall over. Seriously, we did laugh at that. But yet again, this simply reflects the mismanagement of Malewaan and the disrespect she conveys to her paying guests. The roosters. The resident roosters start crowing from 4am, well before sun-up. Both mornings we were woken by the incessant noise from the roosters and laying hens. Some may find that romantically exotic. We found it yet another annoying factor that prohibits guests from enjoying a peaceful nights’ sleep. We should also add that Malewaan’s toddler daughter, is allowed to free range in the restaurant area from 7am onwards. The restaurant area is her playground with all her typical child noises and electronic games echoing down into Room 3. As parents ourselves we have no problem with the toddler, but paying guests have a right to enjoy peace and quiet. Yet another example of Malewaan’s mismanagement, and inability to separate her business from her personal life. All in all, Baan Rimtaling is the WORST guesthouse we have ever stayed in in Thailand. It is overrated, overpriced, noisy and disgustingly dirty. Even after the same issues have been critically reviewed by other travellers dating back some 4 years, Malewaan continues to falsely advertise, hoodwink and overcharge paying guests. She continues to espouse blame toward the online companies (who actually promote her business), whilst taking NO responsibility or blame for her own inept management, greed and contempt for international guests who actually pay for her livelihood and sometimes dare question her ethics. Look at our photos and video attached and make up your own mind. We stayed 2 nights out of the 4 we had paid for, then went ELSEWHERE. Give it a wide KARMIC berth!! Its DISGUSTING.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dylan W wrote a review Jun 2017
8 contributions1 helpful vote
This place would be perfect for the night before entering Laos or am escape from the city. So clean with a breath taking view of the mighty Mekong River. The owner was one of the sweetest and most welcoming Thai people I've ever met and on top of that, the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a scenic getaway from the city and ideal for couples.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Timur wrote a review Feb 2017
Krakow, Poland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived quite late at the Thai boarder from Laos and a tuktuk brought us to this beautiful home stay. It is located directly next to the Mekong river and has a breathtaking view from the balcony. We hat great Thai food in the evening and even the Thai breakfast was really fresh and delicious. The owner is heartwarming and informed us about the surrounding area in very good English. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alex T wrote a review Jul 2016
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The Homestay has a very river view. I enjoyed walking by the river in the early morning. The location is very near to place to find our dinner & breakfast. The homestay's kitchen is not operating in the morning as too few customer. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Stefan R wrote a review Feb 2016
Dresden, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed there for one night after coming from the slow boat in Laos. The dorm was good and pretty quiet. Only the matresses were a bit to hard. The bathroom had really warm water, which was great. The food in the restaurant there was tasty and with a reasonable price and you have a great view on the Mekong from there. After dinner we had some talk to the owner, which gave us some really great views into the history and developing of laos and Thailand. Also we got good instructions to find the bus to Chiang Rai. For the price of 100 Baht in the dorm absolutely a great place which is quite close to the bus station (only about 400m). I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Georg P wrote a review Feb 2016
Hamburg, Germany16 contributions11 helpful votes
We got the room for 450B - which has a balcony, open windows, bathroom and a big bed + mosquito net. The room was clean, bathroom old but okay. The room is right beneath the restaurant, so you can expect some noise from upstairs (which didn't bothered us) We had bad luck the night we stayed two cats got into a fight, so it was very noisy until the owner "beat them with a stick" as she said the day after. Also her chicken, which are living in the garden sometimes make some noise. But you get a nice view of the mekong and laos on the other side and can sleep with the balcony doors open (we got a visit from one of the cat puppies at night) Since Chiang Khong somewhat made itself more appealing for tourists this is also a nice place to stay more than one night I guess. PS: Book your slowboat trip with easytrip at the end of chiang khong city. They offer good service for 1350B (slowboat ticket + all transfers, excluding the transfer from the pier to luang prabang - which is another 20.000KIP)
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: this place is not very quiet - be aware
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valencia2004 wrote a review Jan 2016
Staufen, Switzerland15 contributions14 helpful votes
...we stayed in a very simple homestay place which I guess all the guests use to spend one night before or after crossing the boarder to Laos. The staff is very friendly and well informed about the different possibilities the tourists have to continue their trip in Laos or in Thailand. We had dinner at the homestay as the town doesn't offer a big variety and we were happy with our food. So without having too high expectations, remember that we're talking about a budget homestay, it fulfills the needs of a backpacker tourist.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sonja H wrote a review Dec 2015
The Netherlands185 contributions96 helpful votes
About the town Chiang Khong and about this guesthouse. Since the friendship bridge to the border with laos a lot less people stay in this town. It feels a bit of a gosthtown some times during the day. A lot of guesthouse and hotels have been shut down since there are less tourists. Baanrimtaling is still running, but it shows that buisness is not that good anymore. The location of the guesthouse was perfect, away from the city centre but at a good walking distance. The views from all terraces is great. We had a bungalow with a very big terrace, which could be great, but it was right under the restaurants terrace, you could hear every footstep on the wooden floor and follow all conversations above you. I have read about this in previous reviews, but didn't realise it was this bad. Oh and beware of the travel information on the whiteboards and from the owner, this is not always correct. We were wrongly informed about busses to luang namtha, so we ended up waiting for ours at the small local bus station in huay xai. Better check travelfish.org or hobomaps.com.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kristin R wrote a review Dec 2015
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions12 helpful votes
We booked at 9:30pm the night before arriving in Chiang Khong so we could be assured of a room with our 2 children. We booked 2 separate rooms. We arrived at 3pm and we were told our rooms were not available - they were already rented. The only room was a 4 person dorm room....it was dank and musty! We used booking.com and when I looked while we were standing there the website said there were 5 different rooms available! This business is clearly being dishonest with their bookings as when I showed the owner, she said she was too busy to change it! She is clearly taking more bookings and/or booking rooms with no availability! I cannot speak to the condition of the rooms we actually booked as we never saw them but if they smelled anything like the dorm room, I'm glad it didn't work out!
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Luke D wrote a review Dec 2015
London, United Kingdom152 contributions43 helpful votes
I used it as a stop before a Mekong river cruise. It has a fantastic setting overlooking the river with amazing sunsets and sunrises. Rooms are big enough and showers fine. It has a very friendly and relaxed feel and the dogs are great to play with. I found it hard to find but that may just have been where I'd mapped it wrong. Only negative is that you can hear the footsteps upstairs quite loudly when in a lower room but for the price and location that's worth living with.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baanrimtaling Home Stay
Which popular attractions are close to Baanrimtaling Home Stay?
Nearby attractions include Wat Chomkao Manilat (1.5 miles), Rin Bar (0.9 miles), and Wat Phra Kaew (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baanrimtaling Home Stay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Baanrimtaling Home Stay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Baanrimtaling Home Stay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboo Mexican House, Jam House Restaurant, and 7he Vow.
Does Baanrimtaling Home Stay have airport transportation?
Yes, Baanrimtaling Home Stay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Baanrimtaling Home Stay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Chiang Khong.
Are there any historical sites close to Baanrimtaling Home Stay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Old Town Chiangkhong (0.08 miles).