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The Royal Guesthouse Reviews

5 Kho-Tha-Sarn, Soi 4, tambon Chang Klan, A.Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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94 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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After a week in the Royal Guesthouse, I can talk! The pool is cold but that what you need in the area. Good localization, 7/11 around the corner, restaurants as well. Beds are comfy! But the full building and room NEED a new coat of paint!!!! The lobby as well! Some Doors need to be changed. If you want to save money, you will stay on the 7th floor, no lift. BUT GREAT and pleasant staff always SMILING! That s what matters!


Perfect for the low budget backpacker that wants a pool. The cheapest rooms are very old but everything works. They even make your beds and replaces your towels every day. The lobby is very cozy and the food is okey. A little warning, the safety lockers are humid/wet.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall a very nice hostel with friendly staff, nice and cheap restaurant downstairs with a pool. We didn't go in but it was refreshing to put your feet in whilst sunbathing. Close to the night bazaar and the temples around. However there isn't a safe in the room but there is a security room downstairs, hard beds, loud karaoke bar from across the street at night. But despite those points we had a lovely stay and would recommend to others :)


Great staff. The girls in the reception are great .. Keep up the good work!


One of the worst room I have ever stayed in, very dirty, cigarette burns on the bed sheets, brown stains on the curtains, paper thin walls.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hotel and location, excellent value. Rooms a little dingy but for the price and overall excellent value. Wonderfully decorated lobby and the staff were incredibly friendly and always helpful.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, decent wifi, great price. They have a separate room filled with lockers to keep your stuff safe but none in the rooms. Right next to the main area of the city!


No backpackers atmosphere, friendly staff but bathroom not super clean.


Horrible mattresses with springs poking into your back and hips. We cancelled our second night because of this.


Loved this hostel for its location and swimming pool! The lady on receptipn the manager I think was so sweet and helpful but the rest of the staff could of been a lot more friendly, they did the basics and that was it. Only downside is the amount of bugs it attracts in the common area, mosquitos do love me but after the 3rd day and having 66bites on my legs alone I had to admit defeat and stop sitting downstairs at night. We stayed 5nights and then came back for another 3 later on.


Good location just outside the main centre, staff were really friendly. Many people in the reviews have complained about cleanliness. Yes it's an old building and its a bit grubby but completely fine! Really nice pool and we were their for lantern festival so it was a really lovely few days!

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