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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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865 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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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


80%

We really enjoied our stay at the hostel. The room was spacious, clean and confortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. We really liked the garden, a relaxing atmosphere to sit and have breakfast in the morning. Good value for money and highly recommended.


100%

One of the nicest hostels I have staid!! Nice staff, huge garden and facilities to eat, read, relax, meet people, access the internet, observe the lizards on the roof (helpful cause they eat mosquitos - not enough however ;)), nice dorms, bread, jam, coffee, tea and cocoa for free during the whole day (so they do have breakfast included). In general a very nice atmosphere thanks to the generous green space they have - great!!! Everything you need within walking distance. PS: No party hostel :)!


94%

Staff had limited knowledge of areas outside of Chiang Mai, and didn't know much about transport to the North, giving us wrong advice. That aside, they were extremely lovely and the place is delightful! A bit of a walk but a nice, quiet location.


97%

Perfect hostel. I've been back from Thailand for a month, but I'm still missing the days there, including the time in Gongkaek. It's clean and quiet, beatiful garden. Staff are very nice too.


89%

Hostel owned and managed by native thai people, always smiling and very friendly. Basic breakfast included (bread, butter, jam and coffee). Rooms with air conditioned. Pretty good accommodation for the price paid.


91%

Although it was nice to be in a 'natural setting' with any plants and trees, the drawback was the presence of very healthy mosquitoes. Staff was great and the room was well kept. Although they keep the property clean, it would be a good investment to replace the toilet bowl (it has rust stains).

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

The mozzies were a littler killler. Hot water situation can be better. Towels were pretty unusual. Fix the washing machines too. They're meant to be easy to use and should work!


86%

Staff is absolutely kind and very helpfull. 5 Stars. The place has a great environment and chill out zone. They have contacts for activities like, day with elephants, muay thai fights, massage lessons, thai kitchen and so on. They also rent bycicles, a very nice way to know the city. Recommend. Cheers.


74%

Nice quiet garden hostel. Clean, good shower, good location. The wifi was a bit lacking but thats all. We stayed both here and the green tulip and that was more of an outgoing place and this is more of a relaxing place which was nice on the way home.


86%

Very good place to stay. Good location and friendly and helpful stuff! Just there are ants make not perfect^^

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Stayed only one night so I didn't met any people but I am sure if you like nature this is a great place !!! The garden of this hostel is AMAZING! If you r here with friend or have time to met new people, I am pretty sure you will like this atmosphere! It looks like a home away from home!


94%

Fantastic place with a big garden for sunbathing / meeting people / eating and drinking. Very relaxed feel. I suppose only complaint for some would be that while it's in the old city it's quite a way from the main backpackery area, the bars and the nightmarket. However if you want somewhere chilled and not crammed with partying kids then this is the place. Plus it's actually only about 5 mins in a taxi from the 'action' anyway!


100%

nice place, nice environment!

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

We stayed here at the beginning and end of our trip and enjoyed it both times. Breakfast foods are available all day, which is great. Staff is great too.


94%

Gongkaew was our favorite place the whole trip! It was a little bit a walk from the busier part of old town but it was quiet at night which was nice. The common area was friendly and the unlimited toast and tea was nice to have! They came and cleaned every day.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Really good hostel in Chiang Mai. The common area is really nice, with this wooden chairs and table. It's located in the old city area, but it's like 20 min walking from the old market, but it's nice and safe to walk in the city. Really recommend!


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