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“Genuinely honest and kind people who offer excellent accommodations and services.”
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Libra Guest House
Ranked #31 of 747 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
2 reviews
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“Genuinely honest and kind people who offer excellent accommodations and services.”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Libra Guest House is clean, comfortable and well located. The food is tasty and inexpensive for very large portions.

Although the lodgings are pleasant, it is the staff that makes this place a gem. They are genuinely kind and helpful, family oriented people with a good sense or humour. They do not exploit or impose tours on their guests but when asked present knowledgeable advice.

We highly recommend Libra Guest House!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in libre guesthouse for three nights in a downstairs a/c room. The staff who welcomed us were initially very welcoming and helpful, giving us advice about the Mae hung son circuit and organising a cooking course.
The room was pretty clean, sheets looked freshly washed but some stains. Our room only had one thin sheet and the a/c every on low was very powerful and I was very cold all night. We did have a fan and I tried this instead but it was very noisy and sounded like it was broken or needed a good oil. I would recommend them having blankets available in a/c room.
We also found it strange that when we asked if they would store our two large rucksacks so we could do the motor bike circuit that they had recommended and then stay with them two extra nights on return, they refused and told us to go to the train station to store our luggage. Unfortunately they lost our trade and we went to a different hotel who were very obliging to store our bags without us even staying one night before.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Porvoo, Finland
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Libra was my base in Chiang Mai, the staff made me feel at home right away. I did a 2-day trek which was very nice, people, nature and animals were treated with respect. It made me very happy to see how the elephants lived in the jungle, free to go and roam around the jungle and beautiful river in afternoon and night. Great guides! The trek was really too short, so I have to come back with my sons to do a longer one.. Please continue this way of working guys. Thanks for all this, Warm Regards to all

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Libra Guest House is a great place for those looking for a convenient base in the Old Town in Chiang Mai at very affordable prices. We stayed for 2 nights before heading up to Pai, we then stayed a further 2 nights on our way back.

The owners were brilliant and we're able to answer various questions and give recommendations for excursions we wanted to do whilst in Chiang Mai. They also helped answer questions for our plans for onward travel to Laos.

We stayed in a double room with fan. The room was fine but we did find it really hot despite having the fan on through the night. Also the first room had no power sockets which made it difficult to charge our cameras etc. We also found the WiFi to be poor in our room and had to go down to the kitchen area if we wanted to look anything up.

These issues are minor however and for the price we paid we were more than happy with the room, service and location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spent 4 days in Chiang Mai and really loved this guesthouse - extremely friendly, funny and helpful staff who are all a family so they really take pride in the place. Nice room with a hot shower and had a lovely secluded garden with hammocks for relaxing in. Also a short walk to everywhere we wanted to see in Chiang Mai. The guided trek in the jungle they organised for us was excellent and our guide was really knowledgable of the jungle. We woke early to find the elephants on the second day - they let roam the jungle at night, really nice to see very happy elephants! Then to get back we floated down a beautiful river on bamboo rafts - amazing experience!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I will not repeat the information provided by many other reviewers but I do think that folk who have given less than fulsome reviews of this little gem, may be missing the point. The deal that this family run business offers, includes decent accommodation at good prices. The rooms are clean but very basic. Nice and quiet in the evenings, not a guest house for party animals.

Other GH's may offer similar (if not better) value but the key difference the libra offers IMO is unlimited, spot-on advice on where to go and what to do in Chiang Mai. Another bonus is that they also offer their own outward bound activities. My wife and i went on their two day, one night trek adventure and like every other reviewer, thought it was absolutely terrific. It is a cut above similar offerings elsewhere. A note of caution though, we did the trek in 36 degree heat and found the first afternoon tough. Not for the feint hearted but totally worth it.

Combine all the above with friendly, helpful staff (mostly family) for whom nothing was too much trouble, then you have a winning combination. Well done!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

My son, 12 years old, and I stayed at the guest house across the road from Libra but we accessed their great service and breakfast. I first used the travel agency to book our flight to Australia after our Chang Mai visit and it worked out great. Then we used the tour services offered through the front desk, including a 2 day trek into the mountain villages. She also arranged taxi services for local visits to the temples and museums and local attractions and finally the taxi service to the airport. I wish I could remember her name but she was amazing. She always remembered our names and what we needed without reminding. It was great to have someone to talk to the tuk tuk drivers so that there was no misunderstanding. I can't wait to return to Chang Mai and actually stay at the LIbra Guest House next time.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Libra Guest House
Address: 28 Moon Muang Road Soi 9, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Ranked #31 of 747 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Libra Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai

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