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Chat House

A great backpacker hideaway

3/2 Soi Sangkaew, Trirat Rd T: (053) 711 481(082) 032 4662

Chat House

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Chat is a lovely little guesthouse and though with a very tucked away location and not easy to find it is well worth seeking out.

When we queried the owner as to why they didn’t put up a sign or two, (after having spent an hour trying to locate it) they replied, "well we don’t get any new guests anyway—only old ones who know it already"—at least the signs for their in-house restaurant, Barrab, are more prominent and easier to follow. To find it, walk down Tri Rat Road as if you’re heading to Overbrook Hospital and turn immediately left down the narrow, residential soi just after Wat Phra Kaew. It’s on the right.

Put your feet up.

Put your feet up. Photo: Mark Ord

Chat is tiny but cosy and friendly, with reception, restaurant and cafe areas to the right of a cute little garden and rooms ahead and to the left. The reception provides plenty of local info, maps and bicycle and motorbike hire (300 baht a day for an automatic scooter or a 250 cc Honda for 1,000 baht) while they’ve converted a former simple guesthouse cafe into something of a culinary hotspot with the establishment of the Barrab Restaurant.

An old wooden house at the rear of the yard contains shared bathroom options while a single-storey row hidden among the vegetation to the left provides en-suite rooms in either fan or air-con flavours. Interiors are simple and somewhat on the small size—particularly the shared bathroom versions—but comfortable, well-maintained and clean. There’s no frills and minimal decor but it is an all-round very good spot in a cute setting and, as we said, and bearing in mind the price, well worth sniffing out.

Simple fare within.

Simple fare within. Photo: Mark Ord

Since they have only a limited number of rooms and apparently plenty of regular customers, it may be worth pre-booking for high season. Note the large fan and air-con rooms are the same but price depends upon whether you turn on the air-con.

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Walk-in rates at Chat House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan share bathroom
250 baht
250 baht
Dbl fan share bathroom
350 baht
350 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
380 baht
380 baht
490 baht for a larger room
Dbl air-con private bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 380 baht, high season 380 baht. Notes: 490 baht for a larger room
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:

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Where is Chat House

Chat House
3/2 Soi Sangkaew, Trirat Rd
T: (053) 711 481(082) 032 4662
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'39.07" E, 19º54'44.61" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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