The 10 Best Guest Houses in Chiang Mai

A place to relax | © David McKelvey/Flickr
A place to relax | © David McKelvey/Flickr
Photo of Iona Proebst
16 July 2018

From budget to high-end and everything in between, Chiang Mai has a huge selection of accommodation options to choose from. Most travelers opt to stay in the old town (old city) 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, expats and Thais alike. Check out our 10 best guest houses in Chiang Mai for your perfect home away from home.

Old Town

Yindee Stylish Guesthouse

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The moat around the old city | © David McKelvey/Flickr
Conveniently located in the heart of Chiang Mai and only minutes away from cafes, restaurant and bars is Yindee Stylish Guesthouse. It has 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 private balcony and tastefully designed interior.
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Baan Hanibah

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The moat around the old city | © David McKelvey/Flickr
This family-run guest house 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.
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Pak Chiang Mai Guesthouse

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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.
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Joy's House

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Chiang Mai soi | © James Antrobus/Flickr
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.
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Saithong Guest House

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This relaxed and laid back gem is located right next to the Sunday Walking Street Market and only three minutes walk to Thapae Gate. Saithong Guest House is comfortable and a great place to meet fellow travellers.
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  • Pakinai Guesthouse

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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.

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    Just Outside the Old City

    Baitong Homestay

    Homestay
    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.
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    Kittawan Home & Gallery

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    Ping River Chiang Mai | © Richard Barton/Flickr
    Kittawan Home & 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.
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    Nimmanhemin Area

    Baan Say La Guesthouse

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    Baan Say La Guesthouse | © kazuhiro kimura/Flickr
    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.
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    The Nimman 13 Guesthouse

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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 to numerous tourist attractions, cafes, restaurants and luxury spas.
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