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B.M.P. Residence
Ranked #329 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was absolutely fine for the price we paid for it although it was very disappointing that we didn't get to use the pool cause it was being refurbished (that would have made it a lot better!!)

Slightly out of the way so about a 15-20 minute walk into town but tuk tuks cost around 100baht to take you to the centre so not too bad.

First room we had horrible sheets and the bathroom was dirty but then we went on the trek for 2 days (well worth it apart from elephant riding) and changed rooms when we got back to a much nicer one just opposite

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We arrived in Chiang-Mai after spending a few days in Bangkok and I swear to god, when you see that pool it'll be one of the best feelings all trip (if you've just come from a city that is!)

We were meant to be staying at 'B.M.P House' (also in Chiang-Mai) but after a mix up with our "fantastic" travel agent (not, hate that woman) in Bangkok a guy that works there called 'Zen' sorted everything out so we could infect just stay there and not have to pay a penny more! So we were delighted because we had been told 'B.M.P House' wasn't so good i.e: small/no pool....

One of the main reasons you go to Chiang-Mai is for the Jungle Trekking and that can all be arranged at B.M.P. The guy 'Zen' was amazing and really helpful, great English and sorted everything for us. He knows how frustrating travel agents in Bangkok are so he guided us through everything, really chilled out as well, always helps in 37 degree heat!

B.M.P has a real young crowd vibe thing going on so it's great to meet people by the pool and at the bar. The live music is always good to see while having dinner and pre drinks. Few people played music in their rooms early in the morning but to be expected with travellers!

The rooms are basic but clean and spacious, the biggest bathroom we had the whole 5 weeks so that was good. Fan room was fine, a bit hot during the day but all in all ok.

It's a great location, bit far after you've had a few drinks but most Tuk-Tuk's will take you back for around 40 to 100 Bhat from the centre of Chiang-Mai.

Would really do the Jungle Trekking, Elephant Ride and Bamboo Raft ride if you're going to be in Chiang-Mai, it was amazing and a great way to kill off 3 days and 2 nights! If you have a good group it's fantastic!

Room Tip: Would really go and see some of the live music at night, only a bloke on drums and one on guitar but...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank rbrady12
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Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Good things:
Swimming pool
Cheap

Bad things:
Quite far from centre
Ripped off buying packages
Gross bathrooms
Not very sociable atmosphere
Room wasn't cleaned once during stay

Overall I would say if you want somewhere peaceful, more basic this place is fine but if you're like me and are travelling and are looking to meet lots of people this is not the place to go to.

Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had a good stay at BMP residence. Both the managers were very helpful and friendly from the start. Had a good room on the second floor and was pretty clean. Staff at restaurant weren't the nicest but it's N Thailand, can't expect much more than that. Swimming pool was good in the hot heat, but could use new lounge chair cushions. Overall a good experience at BMP

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Philip S
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

BMP residence was not the best place we have stayed, but it was a welcome addition due to the price. The rooms are big and spacious and the pool was very relaxing. BMP can also organise trekking and other different facilities such as the slow boat to Luang Prabang in Laos.

Occassionally slightly disorganised, everything always worked out in the end. The restaurant was a pretty good cheap eat.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Vincent1995
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

First of all I was naive enough to book a trip in Bangkok which included accomodation when We arrived at the bmp residence we were told we were staying at the bmp house but it wouldn't be a problem as we could use the facilities of the residence such as the pool and bar area and it was "only a 2 minute" walk away. We then jumped into a van and were driven for what would be at least a 15 minute walk to the bmp house. On arrival we were told to take our footwear off which is not a problem but I don't understand why when outside seemed to be cleaner then inside, when the lady on reception showed us to our room she swung the door open to a dingy, old, tired looking room kicked some old slippers and flip flops that had been left from the previous guests to one side and said here's your room. The sheets were dirty the walls were dirty the bathroom was dirty the whole place was dirty and no doubt had bed bugs but we didn't hang around long enough to find out as we rejected the room. We were then taken back to the bmp residence and after a few words were exchanged given a "deluxe" double room. This was much better then the previous room but was definitely not what I would call deluxe. The room worked out to be £15 a night which was well overpriced I've stayed in much better and cleaner in chiang mai for £5 so in my opinion don't stay there and don't book a trip anywhere that involves accommodation without getting the names of the places and doing some research as you'll no doubt be left disappointed. If you have already made the mistake of booking here don't let them put you up at the bmp house refuse and stay at the residence its bearable but you could get much better for the money. Or even better go get a nicer room in chiang mai for less money. Also the young man on reception has a serious problem with people don't talk to him unless you want attitude or an argument everything you say to him causes hassle so just leave him alone and save yourself the stress.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank A-k-189
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Not sure what the other reviewers were after but for the price in Chiang Mai (with a pool too) this well named hotel suited out needs to a T. The rooms are spacious and although not the most up to date, everything worked and was clean. The staff at the restaurant weren't always the friendliest but considering the number of rude phalang they have to put up with you can hardly blame them. There was a fair share of drunken youngsters late at night but on the whole this place was well placed, clean, offered good value for money and was a good sociable place to chat to other backpackers. If you want your room cleaned and fresh towels you need to ask at reception. The tours offered were well organised and guides upbeat and very friendly. We went on a 3 day trek which was amazing but very hard so make sure you are fit if you are going to attempt this in the hot season! Trips to the golden triangle and doi Inthanon were well worth doing and on the whole we had a fab experience here. If you are looking for luxury then this probably isn't the place for you but as the name states, for a backpackers meeting place, this has all you will need.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Liz B
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Address: 45/1-2 Rajchiangsean Road, Soi 1 | Haiya, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #329 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $10 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — B.M.P. Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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