I chose this guesthouse because after going in for a good value breakfast one day (90THB for a pot of tea, a bowl of chicken rice soup, 2 toast with butter and jam and a glass of mango juice) and using it to do my laundry (it was almost half the price of my other hostel, and even though it was after the 2pm cut-off point, they endeavoured to get it clean for the following day), we had to change hostels as ours was booked. We remembered the good value, the central location, and of course the family's eagerness to help us with any questions or queries we had. We stayed for three nights and spent a lot of time in the communal area at the front, using the free wi-fi and computer to research our route. The guesthouse wasn't as fancy as our last one but it was cheaper yet better located which is rare. The rooms were basic but very spacious and couldn't be faulted and unlike the last review, I thought the hostel was clean and well maintained. I in fact saw the staff cleaning several times during the day. Every night I had a sound night's sleep. Security was a very strong point at the hostel: there was CCTV in the hallway and a gate at the entrance was locked every night at 2am. A security guard kept watch and the shutters were brought down too. There was a notice saying to let the staff know if you were staying elsewhere or likely to return later than 2am, so that if you didn't return there'd be a cause for concern. The best thing about this hostel by far though and the thing that made our stay fantastic was the staff; the owner, Tony, is lovely, ever so friendly and always trying to go out of his way to help you and he gives you good local advice. His family is so sweet and can't do enough for you. At reading a bad review 2 days ago he was truly devastated, and my 2 friends and myself felt it completely unjustified. Because of the '2 way mirror' comment he has had to remove it from the wall so as not to concern and/or deter othe guests, which in turn inconveniences guests who want a full length mirror in the room. Since I've been travelling this has been one of the best guesthouses, especially for service, and thought it a shame that such a lovely family were portrayed in an inaccurate and bad light.
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- Cozy-Clean-Budget accommodation on Main Street,near Chiangmai Gate, 5mins to Saturday Walking Street and 10mins to Sunday Walking Street. ... more less
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