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Banilah Reviews

11 Sotesueksa Road., Changphuek, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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92%

Rating
157 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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94%

The staff go out of their way to help you and make you feel welcome, room very comfortable and clean, bit of a walk into the old town but not a problem, would recommend staying here!


97%

Amazing place to stay

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Banilah is a wonderfully unique boutique guesthouse. Op, the owner, was a helpful host with great knowledge of the local area. Being further from the centre turns out to be a real plus as its like a little sanctuary and Op's recommendations of local food are so worth checking out! The whole place is very tastefully decorated and you feel very safe with an overnight security guard. The coffee shop/reception is a cosy place to chill out with great coffee, free bananas and so many lovely cats!


94%

We only stayed here for two nights, but wished we could have stayed longer. Banilah was in a great location away from the old city and tourists. The staff was amazingly nice and helpful. The beds were a little uncomfortable and the cafe smelled like cats.


91%

Really Great hostel! Nice Family atmosphere! Would come back for sure!!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing staff! They really looked after us. Organised everything and thought of things we never did! It's a walk to the Old Quarter but they have bicycles which you can use if you like. Really good place for breakfast around the corner called Na Na (the girls will tell you about it!). Fresh croissants and great coffee. We went to Pai for a couple of days after Chiang Mai and the girls suggested we leave our rucksacks with them. When we got back they were already in our room! :)


94%

Lovely hostel with amazingly lovely staff. Loved the towels, the detailed maps, and the free bicycles! ONLY gripe is that it's a little far from the main area of the city, but those brave enough to brave the traffic on a bicycle or strong enough to walk there should be fine. Thanks for a lovely stay :)


100%

This had to had been one of my favorite Hostels to stay at in Thailand, period. The room was clean, the showers are spacious, the beds are well maintained, and that's just the amenities. The staff was far the best staff I've ever met, they take the time to tell you about the City, and they help coordinate all transportation for you as well. They are brilliant and beautiful local women that love what they do, and they make you feel so much at home while in their company!


74%

The owner was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and had all the basic amenities. However, the location is a bit inconvenient.


89%

Make sure the bathroom screen is completely shut or cockroaches and lizards will come inside.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Staff is fabulous - most attentive staff we have encountered yet. Spent 20 minutes at the beginning of our stay outlining where to find things in the area and around Chiang Mai. Helped us book a tour and set up tuk tuks which we really appreciated !


91%

Ob and Pun(sp?) were awesowe! I never write reviews but they deserve it. The place is just outside the city center and there are plenty of options around to eat cheap (30-40baht). They clean and remake the beds daily and provide complementary bottled water daily as well as shampoo and soap. Also have a security gaurd at night who watches the place for added security. Ob even gave us ponchos and a banana when we took off for a day on scooters. Banilah was great!


94%

Absolutely loved staying here, very friendly staff. One of my favorite places I have stayed while traveling.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I really enjoyed staying for 5days. Rooms are so clean and staff are so helpful. A little bit far from old city but you can lent a motor bike 250b per a day. There is a thanin market near this hostel and so many cheap but delicious thai restaurant also. Staffs leave the hostel after 8p.m so it could be little bit a problem. But it's really great hostel to stay!


100%

Everything about Banilah was amazing. It was not the most modern hotel with AC, but honestly that doesn't even cross your mind when you're there. Ap and her cousins are the most wonderful hosts - I have never felt more at home and by the end of our stay I would have followed any and all advice they had to give. From places to eat, motorbikes, buses out of town and entertainment, there wasn't a single thing they didn't help us with. I would come back here in a heartbeat and recommend other do so.

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The host is very nice, patient and helpful


94%

This place was great. The staff was amazingly kind and the location allows you to see a different side of Chiang Mai. You could still walk to the old city to explore there but the immediate neighborhood is filled with local vendors and cheap markets. Vendors aren't trying to seek you out for your money in this area. The staff are very helpful in booking things, giving you directions and maps to the cities, and making suggestions for what to do, but aren't pushy, just available for help!


100%

The owners are fantastic very helpful but above all they care about you as if you are family. they gave us plenty of very useful information. which meant that we got the most out of our stay. They also booked our trek and stored our luggage of no cost. When we returned or heavy backpacks were back in our room waiting for us, the accommodation was more like hotel with soft towel, fresh soaps & water. would highly recommend this lovely place.


86%

An excellent budget guesthouse. It's a little out of the way from the Old City, but Chiang Mai is easy to get around by bike, tuk-tuk, etc., and there's plenty of stores, restaurants, and a market around the guesthouse. The staff was extremely helpful, and the common room lent a more hostel-like feel to the guesthouse and had beautiful, clean cats. I was unaware, however, that I had booked a room without AC. It was fine, especially since there were two fans, although keep that in mind.


91%

Absolutely fantastic stay here, amazing staff, very clean and secure. Would be good if you could offer one or 2 simple dishes for times when you want to rest in some evenings

  • 20th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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