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Gongkaew Huenkum

5/2, Soi 3, Singharath Road Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
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#87 of 1,313 Specialty lodging in Chiang Mai
Hotel located on beautiful green grounds located in Chiang Mai's Old City Center very close to all the tourist attractions. We offer individual rooms and dormitories.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Car hire
Taxi service
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai


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91Great for walkers
Grade: 91 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
122Reviews2Q+A6Room tips
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Garner J wrote a review Aug 2020
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I have been coming to stay at Gongkaew a couple of times a year for the past few years. It's a great location as it is in the old town within the city walls. It's very clean and peaceful at night, and I feel very safe staying here. The staff are friendly and I love the family atmosphere. I recommend this guesthouse to anyone. The space inside around the guest rooms is open and green with plants everywhere. And, there are some very cute, friendly cats and dogs. So, whether you are a back packer, long term resident of Thailand, or a family, this place is for you.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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LWong_95 wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom41 contributions11 helpful votes
My favourite part of this hostel was the setting: there's a large garden with mini pools, wooden benches/tables, a bookcase, board games. It's a lovely place to just chill in and was really nice walking through this each morning as we left. The staff were also very friendly and helpful when we wanted to book tours, letting us use their phone to call tour agencies and giving us general advice on visiting Thailand. The reception is manned pretty much all the time and I believe it is run by a family who live on site. There's also free breakfast which was very filling and cooked fresh by the family (I recommend the fried rice). There's also free bread and condiments with tea/coffee available at all times which was a lovely extra. Also the family owns cats and a pug which can be seen sometimes in the garden! We had the 4 bed dorm room (2 bunk beds, private bathroom, good A/C) which was pretty decent. Nice extras included a thin duvet each which made the sleep so much better because of this and a free water bottle. 100% recommend staying here because it's a chilled environment with all the amenities for a comfortable stay! Downside would be it's not a well-known location so Grab drivers/tour agencies often get lost trying to find the hostel, a tip would be to direct them to the temple at the end of the road. Also lots of mosquitoes around post-6pm.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
FizzyFlamingo wrote a review Mar 2018
United Kingdom29 contributions28 helpful votes
The garden was very pretty with cats jumping around and our room (private double) was a very reasonable size but had a very bad smell when we arrived and throughout our stay and attracted a lot of ants. The shampoo in the shower was rancid (but the staff did change it when we brought this to their attention). The staff are very friendly and sweet but not particularly good at giving advice about the local area. The free breakfast was yummy and there are some cute cafes etc nearby. Finally the general vibe was just not quite what we were hoping for, mostly elderly people sitting around but at least it was very quiet for sleeping!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Peter P wrote a review Nov 2017
Springfield, Missouri18 contributions5 helpful votes
Very reminiscent of another place: Clean and Comfortable. The room I had had four bunk beds, a western toilet and a shower. A/C and TV are included. Bare concrete floors, no chairs and a bird bath to put your stuff on. Plumbing was suspect with ants coming up from the sink. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Amenities included free wifi, laundry (150 BHT same day) and a very nice but simple breakfast provided free.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
cortadilla wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom53 contributions14 helpful votes
Average hostel in Chiang Mai. As some people mentioned, this hostel is for the backpackers and hippies. I stayed with 3 friends in a private room - Beds were really uncomfortable and the room was full of mosquitos. Luckily we had a mosquito net. Shower was not great, as the water was usually cold. Air con was working fine. Breakfast was good, with different options and toasts / coffee available 24 hours. Location was good as well.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
$23 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gongkaew Huenkum
Which popular attractions are close to Gongkaew Huenkum?
Nearby attractions include Wat Phra Singh (0.1 miles), Wat Lok Molee (0.3 miles), and Wat Rajamontean (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gongkaew Huenkum?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Gongkaew Huenkum?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Gongkaew Huenkum?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gongkaew Huenkum?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reform Kafé, Goodsouls Kitchen, and Khao Soi Khun Yai.
Does Gongkaew Huenkum have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gongkaew Huenkum offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gongkaew Huenkum located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Chiang Mai.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gongkaew Huenkum?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gongkaew Huenkum?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gongkaew Huenkum?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Gongkaew Huenkum?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) (4.6 miles), Chiang Mai Gate (1.2 miles), and Fort of Ka-Tham (1.1 miles).