The Best Guest Houses in Chiang Mai

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Iona Proebst

From budget to high-end and everything in between, Chiang Mai has a huge selection of accommodation options to choose from. Most travellers opt to stay in the old town close to the famous Walking Street Market, Night Bazaar, Three Kings Monument and a host of other tourist attractions. Alternatively, you can choose to stay in the trendy Nimmanhemin area, close to bars and restaurants which are frequented by tourists, ex-pats and Thais. Check out our top guest houses in Chiang Mai for your perfect home away from home – bookable on Culture Trip.

Old Town

1. Yindee Stylish Guesthouse


Conveniently located in the heart of Chiang Mai and only minutes away from cafes, restaurants and bars is Yindee Stylish Guesthouse. It’s been designed in collaboration with local architects, interior designers and Feng Shui masters. Take a walk through the beautiful tropical garden and indulge in the modern comforts of your room complete with a private balcony and tastefully designed interior.

2. Baan Hanibah


Fish pond with large orange fish in it outside the stone fronted Baan Hanibah
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This family-run guest house in Chiang Mai is located in an old Lanna teak-style house in Chiang Mai’s old town. Baan Hanibah offers cozy rooms with a trendy boutique finish. Close to major tourist attractions such as the Three Kings Monument and the famous Sunday Walking Street Market, this guest house offers a quiet oasis amongst all the action.

3. Pak Chiang Mai Guesthouse


You’ll feel right at home at the beautiful Pak Chiang Mai Guesthouse, especially with their heartfelt slogan “Come as Guests, Leave as Family.” Pak Chiang Mai offers stylish and comfortable rooms surrounded by beautiful nature.

4. Joy's House


Joy’s House is one of Chiang Mai’s oldest and most popular guesthouses. This traditional homestay-style guest house is run by a fantastic family located in their beautiful tropical estate. This place also doubles as a vocational training hub for the family’s children’s aid project. Tuck into the delicious options available in the restaurant.

5. Saithong Guest House


This relaxed and laid-back gem is located right next to the Sunday Walking Street Market and is just a three-minute walk to Thapae Gate. Saithong Guest House is comfortable and a great place to meet fellow travellers.

6. Pakinai Guesthouse

Hostel, Guesthouse

Lots of foliage decorates the front of Pakinai Guesthouse with a sign displaying their menu
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Located close to Wat Chiang Man, Pakinai Guesthouse is a cheap and cheerful option for both long and short-term term stays. Choose a room with stunning views of Doi Suthep mountain and enjoy being close to all the old town action.

Just outside the Old City

7. Baitong Homestay


Exterior of Baitong Homestay with potted plants and a balcony
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Baitong Homestay is close to Chiang Mai Gate and the Saturday Walking Street. The German and Thai hosts cook up delicious Thai and German cuisines at the on-site restaurant. Bicycles can be rented to explore the city.

8. Kittawan Home and Gallery


Fish pond beneath rocks and the wooden fronted Kittawan Home and Gallery surrounded by foliage
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Kittawan Home and Gallery is located close to the Ping River and the Night Bazaar. This electric establishment is a fantastic place to stay, relax and be inspired by the art in the gallery. The guest house has facilities to play tennis and bicycle hire is also available.

Nimmanhemin area

9. Baan Say La Guesthouse


Two black wire bunk beds in room at Baan Say La Guesthouse
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Located in the heart of the trendy Nimmanhaemin area is Baan Say-La boutique Guesthouse. Clean, comfortable and elegantly decorated, this place is perfect for being close to plenty of lush dining options and hipster bars.

10. The Nimman 13 Guesthouse


Exterior of The Nimman 13 Guesthouse with welcoming signs and two plastic chairs looking out
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Tucked down Nimmanhaemin Soi 13 is the aptly named The Nimman 13 Guesthouse, a cute and stylish residence. Offering both short and long-term accommodation options this guesthouse is ideally located near numerous tourist attractions, cafes, restaurants and luxury spas.

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