Solid flashpacker choice
Now with a sister property in Bangkok that’s popular with foreign backpackers, the original Suneta is more of a boutique flashpacker guesthouse than a hostel.
You won’t find the pod dorms like they have down in Bangkok; in fact, you won’t find dorms at all. What you will find is a small selection of clean and spacious rooms with intentionally rustic wood walls and exposed bricks in a large and centrally located wood house with its back to the river. Outfitted with vintage Thai movie posters and quality beds on raised wooden platforms, each room is set up slightly different from the next. A family room has a single bed smartly placed on the other side of the bathroom from the queen bed, lending partial privacy to both. Most rooms have river views, with the best enjoying a wall-size set of windows with a glass door opening onto a balcony. Bathrooms come with classy wood-basin sinks and large wooden bathtubs in the pricier rooms. All rooms come with air-con in addition to ceiling fans. The exceptionally friendly owners speak a little English. Nearby Buppa Boutique Hotel is a similar choice with slightly pricier rooms thanks to it having been a filming location for a movie starring one of Thailand’s hottest actors.
Address: 187/1 Chai Khong Rd, Chiang Khan
T: (086) 999 9218;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º39'33.24" E, 17º53'48.62" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||900 baht||1,200 baht|
|Superior double room||1,200 baht||1,500 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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