The archetypal guesthouse! If you looked up Thailand/backpacker/guesthouse in Wikipedia you'd probably see a photo of Julie GH, and if you wondered what Khao San looked like 20 years ago, check this place out.
Tucked away off the southern end of Phrapokklao Road, Julie Guesthouse has a pleasant garden/sitting area with a pool table and plenty of space to relax -- the garden area also acts as a restaurant and travel agent. Very popular year-round with the traveller crowd, you might feel a little out of place at Julie's if you don't have dreadlocks and fisherman pants, but all are welcomed equally, regardless of fashion sense (or lack thereof). The older rooms are basic but clean, while a new building has been added with larger, cleaner and better decorated rooms. These new rooms are a far better option and well worth the extra baht. Overall Julie Guesthouse isn't a bad choice if you're on a tight budget and as a bonus, the surrounding lanes have cafes, shops and laundry services with prices much lower than elsewhere in Chiang Mai.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 80 baht, high season 80 baht. Notes:
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 100 baht, high season 150 baht. Notes:
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 160 baht, high season 180 baht. Notes: Add 40 baht for upstairs
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 160 baht, high season 180 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 180 baht, high season 200 baht. Notes: Add 40 baht for upstairs
Room: Standard double room, low season: 250 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes: 350 baht for upstairs