The What’s Up Guide to the Best Guesthouses in Chiang Mai – Top 10

Lime House is located just 600 metres from Thapae Gate.

When it comes to guesthouses, Chiang Mai provides a great choice. Options range from small family-run boutique premises to smart guesthouses with décor and facilities which would not shame a five star hotelThe majority of the guesthouse collection are either in the historic Old City quarter or very close to it. A typical guesthouse in Chiang Mai offers rooms with air-conditioning, TVs, WiFi, beds with comfortable mattresses and en suite bathrooms with toiletries provided. Some guesthouses have cafés or restaurants onsite. Check out our list below for the best guesthouses in Chiang Mai.

Last Updated: June 2019

 Old City Area:  Banh Mi Guest House | Green Tiger House Inn Oon Chiang Mai Home | Pak Chiang Mai
  Chang Phuak Area:  Plern Plern Bed and Bike | The White Elephant Home
  Haiya Area:  Baitong Homestay | Ratchiangsaen Flora House 
  Thapae Area:  The Ghee House Further Reading


Green Tiger House enjoys a charming location close to the Old City’s North Chang Phuak Gate. Temples, a night food market and the North Gate Jazz Co-op are all nearby. The room collection here ranges from dormitories to deluxe units with balconies. All options provide free WiFi, air-conditioning, safes, and bathrooms with power showers. There’s also a restaurant on-site…more info & booking     


Inn Oon Chiang Mai Home is literally a home away from home in a prime location of the Old City. Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang temples plus the Sunday Walking Street Market are within a few minutes on foot. The inn’s rooms boast balconies, satellite TVs, air-conditioning, sitting areas, WiFi and bathrooms with showers and hairdryers…more info & booking     

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Plern Plern Bed and Bike is a welcoming guesthouse in the Chang Phuak area. The Old City is five minutes in taxi and the city airport 10 minutes. A collection of rooms, including deluxe suites, feature balconies, WiFi, refrigerators, satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities and bathrooms with hot showers…more info & booking     


Located on Thapae Soi Road’s Soi 3 and just 400 metres from the Night Bazaar, the Ghee House is a top spot to enjoy all Chiang Mai has to offer. Chiang Mai International Airport is four kilometres from the Ghee. All guesthouse rooms come with TVs and free WiFi. A communal sun terrace is a great place to chill and soak up the atmosphere…more info & booking     


A family operated establishment, the Banh Mi Guesthouse is just off Moonmuang Road in the Old City. It is only five minute’s walk from the Sunday Walking Street Market. Rooms come with the choice of air-conditioning or fans plus WiFi. There is a café onsite…more info & booking    


The White Elephant Home is close to the northern Chang Phuak Gate of the Old City and a four-kilometre ride from Chiang Mai International Airport. Nicely furnished rooms come with air-conditioning, free WiFi, safes, TVs, balconies, refrigerators and bathrooms with hairdryers and toiletries…more info & booking     


Enjoying a convenient location close to the south side of the Old City Moat, the Pak Chiang Mai is a classic wooden guest house midway between the Saturday and Sunday Walking Street Markets. It is a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. The Pak offers beautifully appointed rooms with their own gardens. A café serving wholesome meals and complimentary WiFi are among other great facilities here…more info & booking    


Located in a pleasant neighbourhood to the south of the Old City, Ratchiangsaen Flora House is a good base for sightseeing at the likes of Wat Chedi Luang Temple yet is only a 10-minute drive from Chiang Mai Airport. This guesthouse is a pleasing fusion of colonial and olden Lanna styles and offers rooms equipped with air-conditioners, satellite TVs, free WiFi, minibars, private balconies and bathrooms…more info & booking     


Baitong Homestay is within walking range of Chiang Mai Gate and the Saturday Walking Street Market. Chiang Mai International Airport is a 10-minute taxi trip. Air-conditioned rooms provide free WiFi, cable TVs, closets and bathrooms with hot showers. The on-site restaurant serves Thai and German cuisines…more info & booking