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Chiang Saen Guesthouse

Classic old guesthouse, but very tired

Photo of Chiang Saen Guesthouse, 45/2 Rimkhong Rd, Chiang Saen. , Chiang Saen

What we say: 2.5 stars

The only riverfront guesthouse in central Chiang Saen is this longrunning joint, which is decidedly tired around the edges. Fewer backpackers come to Chiang Saen these days, and it’s sadly slid down hill from its 1990s heyday. The garden and exterior are in desperate need of a bit of TLC while you can’t even enter reception as it’s blocked off by the owner’s collection of aggressive pet hounds.

Some of the smaller rooms are a bit dingy but most are actually okay inside and kept clean, but you wouldn’t guess that from looking at the exterior. There’s hardly two rooms alike in the ramshackle building, but they are mostly spacious with attached bathrooms and tiled floors. The guesthouse has some communal seating areas but we couldn’t even see drinks let alone food, and there was no bicycle or motorbike rental either. The location is handy, on the corner of Rimkhong and Soi 4 roads, and there is a small garden.

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Contact details:

45/2 Rimkhong Rd, Chiang Saen.  T: (053) 650 196  

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl air-con private b'room 400 baht 500 baht Larger room: 600 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 200 baht 300 baht
Bungalow fan private b'room 200 baht 200 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 18th September, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 4th October, 2015

Last reviewed by:
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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Chiang Saen Guesthouse
45/2 Rimkhong Rd, Chiang Saen. 
T: (053) 650 196  

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