I stayed here with some friends while traveling around Thailand in February. The facility was clean and exceeded my expectations for what we paid per night. When my friend told me he booked us at this hostel I was a little skeptical of the hostel experience. But, it was a very nice comfortable place. There are 10 beds in one large room. I thought the showers were nice enough. One is hot and the other is cold. Since there are only a maximum of 10 people I never had to wait for a hot shower. The toilets were always clean and stocked w/tp.
The best part about staying here is the family that owns the place; Win and his wife. They were absolutely incredible. We booked several tours through Win and he got us a great deal on several excursions. We booked Tiger Kingdom, thai boxing, rock climbing, and a jungle trek. Each day before we left Win and his wife cooked us breakfast (included). There were only a few choices, but it was at least something to eat. And he made fresh coffee or tea anytime you wanted it. As well as ice water, which is a necessity. For each event we did, Win would arrange transportation to and from the place. He would also be waiting when we got back asking how it went and if everything was as he said it would be. Win seems to know everyone in town... he got us front row tickets to the thai boxing match one night on short notice for a very reasonable fee. When we got there and we told them Win had sent us we were escorted to the front and given a free beer. We had a total of 4 days in Chang Mai and without Win it would not have been as nice. He really helped us maximize the things were able to see on such a short time frame.
If you're traveling on a budget or with a group of friends and don't mind hostels, then this is the place to stay in Chiang Mai. You really can't beat the price for the service and accommodations provided by Win and his family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For each of our guests we provide a private, box-style bed with personal locker. We also provide water bottles, bedroom slippers, shower cap, and Wi-Fi internet free of charge. We are located just a 10-minute walk from the main strip of bars in Chiang Mai, and information on local tours and activities can be provided. Our staff is welcoming, friendly, and can cater to your personal needs.Our restaurant is open daily from 8am until 8pm and provides a wide range of both original Thai and western meals at a budget price. In the mornings we serve breakfast, both western and traditional, as well as juices, coffee, milk shakes and a selection of local teas.We are 4.3 km from Chiang Mai International Airport, 4.5 km from the Chiang Mai train station, 5 km from the bus station, 3 km from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and 20 m to the main temple of Chiang Mai called “Wat Chedi Luang”. Our hostel can be reached by Taxi, Tuk tuk, or red car. If you wish, we can also reserve transportation for you at a fair price. ... more less