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  • nathandjen

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    Any recommendations for cheap accommodation in pai?

    Looking for riverside bungalows, cheap i.e. 200 B or under.

    Any suggestions of nice places or places with a nice vibe?

    Can't find anyone around who has been recently and with it being low season we just want someone who knows the best places to stay!

    P.S. We go in the Morning!

    Cheers

    Nath and Jen

    #1 Posted: 5/7/2009 - 18:21

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  • huxley21

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    Trip advisor is great for accom reviews - apparently ' Breeze of Pai ' is nice and good value for money (also in LP) and then there is another just down the road towards river,potentially called golden hut but can't remember sorry. friends have been and loved it and loved Pai more than chiang mai - apparently rafting up there is good fun. Have a great time I will be there in 3 weeks and planning on staying in breeze of pai!! YAY

    #2 Posted: 5/7/2009 - 22:44

  • BruceMoon

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    nathandjen

    Go to the accommodation section of Travelfish and choose what appears best for you:

    http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation/thailand/northern_thailand/mae_hong_son/pai/all

    Cheers

    #3 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 07:21

  • somtam2000

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    Ahhh did you look at the accommodation listings for Pai on Travelfish?

    #4 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 07:21

  • nathandjen

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    Thanks all for the replies.

    Yeah have looked over all the reviews on Travelfish and they are really helpful. The only thing is that all the ones I read (I think..) have member reviews from 2008 or 2007. With it being low season and the accommodation changing so much up north I thought I'd just check with people.

    Some of the guesthouses that have reviews saying they are great and not open anymore etc. - Not criticizing travelfish at all, just saying.

    The rain in Chiang Mai is killing it so hopefully Pai will be brighter??

    Thanks huxley 21, brucemoon for the info somtam200, think we'll try Golden huts, or Breeze of Pai.

    Huxley21 - i'll post back on how either are.

    Cheers!

    #5 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 09:25

  • BruceMoon

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    nathandjen

    For an idea of the weather, go to:

    http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=chiang%20mai,%20thailand&wuSelect=WEATHER

    This will get you to Chiang Mai. On the left of the page, under 'current Conditions' is a map: right click on that (preferably to a new tab) and look at the area.

    The maps are updated every few hours.

    At least you'll be informed.

    - - - -

    On accommodation prices, maybe you're in the lucky position where you can suggest YOUR PRICE to an accommodation provider.

    As long as you smile all the while, the discussion won't get offensive. A joke or two also helps.

    In economics, prices go up when there is demand, and they (are supposed to) go down at the lack of demand.

    Cheers

    #6 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 09:47

  • nathandjen

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    Cheers Brucemoon,

    Useful weather info there.

    We've ended staying at ' Pai Fun' or something just over the bamboo bridge near the wat. It's nice but a little pricey at 300B and there are no other people to interact with!

    So tomorrow we are moving to 'Rice Paddy Fields Bungalows' just over the concrete bridge at the south west of Pai and up the hill. It a beautiful spot nestled between some paddy fields and the hills.

    And the bungalows are like the old skool ones i stayed in so much in SE asia in '04. Not much going on up there but for views and price (100B, I would recommend.

    Cheers

    #7 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 18:25

  • BruceMoon

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    N & J

    Outside Pai , there's an operator that does elephant walks/swims called Thoms.

    On the eastern side of the river back to Pai from Thoms is a road that a year ago had a couple of competitor operators. Used one, and spent an hour on and off an elephant in the Pai river: get on, the mahout would give a signal, and the elephant would slide me off into the drink, or deluge with a trunk full of water spray. Amazing fun...

    Cheers

    #8 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 18:52

  • nathandjen

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    Brucemoon,

    Ha ha, great minds...

    We just got back from Joy Elephant Camp this afternoon.

    An hour or so spent riding through the rice paddies and then as you said, being throw off into a river my the elephant.

    Amazing fun indeed.

    Cheers!

    #9 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 19:51

  • thailand_as-
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    I stayed at Thale Mhog Bungalows in pai.

    http://www.paibungalow

    it's 250 baht per night for a room with bathroom and the owners are really friendly!!

    #10 Posted: 11/11/2009 - 13:30

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  • thailand_as-
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    oh sorry the link to this guest house is:

    http://www.paibungalow.com

    #11 Posted: 11/11/2009 - 13:32

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