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Banilah Reviews

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

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91%

Rating
171 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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97%

The ladies that run this place are awesome. She made time for us to tell us restaurants, things to do and see, what to spend and what's too much. Super friendly staff

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Absolutely LOVE staying at Banilah. Me and my friend had a double room. Cleaned everyday, bathroom was clean, AC and fan and a TV with some good channels with films! The staff are THE BEST!!! They sit you down when you arrive and talk you through everything you want to do. They book it all for you and their reccomendations are THE BESTTTTT!!!!!! Stay here if you get the chance as its not going to disappoint!


94%

Very lovely hotel with many cats. I like a big , fat cat most. Very cute ! Room is very clean and comfortable. When check-in, a lady ( i think owner ), took a map and showed location where to go, what to eat . Very friendly staff. Hotel is also near Niman and Maya (about 5 mins by motor or walking about 15 mins ). If i return to Chiang Mai, i will stay here again.


100%

Lovely hotel not a hostel very convenient, clean, beautiful with excellent caring staff who were like family..my boyfriend and I had a great time. I've been their twice before and anticipate going again in the near future..Cheers happy travels


57%

Nice staff, bathroom not so clean and a bit inconfortable because it is outside of the room.


94%

This place was our favorite hostel in Thailand!!! The women who work there are so friendly and helpful with everything you need. They help you book things, give you restaurant suggestions, and call taxis for you and always with a smile. Our room was always clean and was very spacious for the price. This hostel is a little outside the old city but still a great location. We loved it!

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Quite a distance from the Old City. Very friendly staff. Mostly clean room with toilet outside the room.


100%

Staff are the most helpful people you will ever meet in a Hostel (fact). Helped ring elephant park to book our day trip, held our bags and deposited in to new room when we popped to Pai for 2 days. Suggested somewhere to stay in Pai which was also great. Gave us free ponchos when it began to rain. 24 hour security. Sat us down for 30mins when we arrived to suggest restaurants/temples/activities. When we wanted to rent a moped/airport transfer/bus to Pai they sorted it for us. Best place ever!


91%

This is a great guesthouse. The staff are very nice. When you arrive they tell you everything you need to know about the area and Chiang Mai, and they're always around for questions. The room I had was clean and comfortable. My only issue was that the Windows didn't really keep any sounds out and my room was right beside the road, so I could hear other guests and motorbikes at night. Luckily the area is generally pretty quiet.


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.


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 !


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