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Gongkaew Chiangmai Home Reviews

5/2 Singharath Soi 3 Tumbol Sriphoom, Muang District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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89%

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898 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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74%

The staff is phenomenal!!! If you can afford it stay in one of the private rooms with ac it's awesome!!The facility is lacking a touch everywhere else. Needs better hot water for showers. Some sort of mosquito repeller in the main lounge area would be awesome!!


89%

Very friendly staff here, helping out with tour bookings. Dorms were clean and a great location in the old city centre


80%

We stayed in a three person private. It was simply amazing! Best room we have stayed in so far. Be sure to bring some earplugs or the rooster will keep you up all night.


60%

This place feels more like a camping than a hostel. There is a lot of stagnant water in the open-air area, which makes it filled with mosquitos during the night. The dorm windows are thin and consequently you hear all the neighborhood noises quite army in the morning.


100%

We booked a family room for three persons, and it was better than we expected. Room was clean/big, with quite nice decorations. Only small problem was that water coming from the shower was small, but still acceptable. The owner was very polite and helpful. He drove us to the airport with very reasonable price, and saved us lots of trouble. We will definitely come back in our next trip.


80%

Calm, quiet place, but still walking distance from main attractions of the town. Nice and helpful staff. Overall: simple, but good, not lacking anything.


80%

Super nice staff! Super clean bathrooms! Hot showers...if you turn the lever correctly...all the way means COLD water! Rooms need to be swept daily though. Nice comon area but can be hard to engage with people. Be nice if host could provide activities available if people decide to stay in...like cards, board games, volleyball, Frisbee etc..


97%

This is my second time at Gongkaew. Ererything is even better. We stayed at deluxe rooms in the new building. Room is bigger and newer. Quiet at night and no mosquito. Good money value.

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Lovely quiet spot with a pretty garden and helpful staff. Free tea and toast all day, such a nice atmosphere. It's tucked away on a quiet side street so you have to walk a bit for most shops/bars etc.


100%

I loved this place. Far enough away to be quiet, but not a far walk if you don't mind putting your feet on the ground. The staff was really nice and helpful, and the rooms were great. We had a room in their new building, and it was perfect. The grounds were amazing too, with fruit trees all over, and a friendly and inviting common area. Highly recommended.


100%

Great staff, great place!


89%

We stayed in the group dorm at Gongkaew. Everyone in our dorm was pleasant and well behaved. I really liked the atmosphere at Gongkaew. They had free toast, tea, and coffee in their common area. They also rent bicycles (50 baht a day) and scooters (200 baht a day) as of Jan. 2015. Everything about the establishment was pleasant, however, if you want to stay in walking distance to the busier area of Chang Mai and the Night Bazaar I would stay somewhere else.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

A wonderful 'garden' place to stay and relax. The family there is friendly, artanges everything for you and makes you feel comfortable.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Gongkeaw is a great place to stay in Chiang Mai. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, there is a lot of green space and common areas. It is next to a school that can be a bit loud sometimes though, They start repeating for the national anthem at 7.30am every week days and they hosts concerts here and there but it never ends late and it is not often (maybe twice a month). We came to stay a few nights and ended up staying two months! We had a lovely time there.


94%

Lovely place to stay! A bit further away from the Nigh Bazaar, but very pleasant and everything is still within walking distance!


94%

It's a nice place to relax. Suit for family and young kids. But if you are looking for the night life, this location isn't that convenient.


94%

Great stay at Gongkaew. Great staffs and very helpful. Location is at a quiet street on the North West side of the old city, which was perfect for me who wants to stay away from the crowd. Thank you, Gongkaew.


97%

The hostel owner and her staffs are friendly and helpful. Although the location is a bit away from main attractions but still within walking distance. It just took about 30 minutes or less to walk to night bazar (night market) from hostel. Generally the twin bed room is clean and comfortable for 2 people staying. The hostel environment also nice to stay and I will stay at this hostel if visit Chiang Mai again.


94%

I loved this place. The common area is super. Setting is great - I like the rural feel of it. Though if you want a party hostel, it is probably not for you. 10-20 minute walk to bars, many temples you can walk to. You can also rent a bike from the hostel to get around faster.


97%

Really enjoyed our stay here close to town yet privately tucked away in cute little private rooms


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