Top 8 Cheap Hotels in Chiang Rai

Top 8 Cheap Hotels in Chiang Rai

These fantastic budget hotels in Chiang Rai let you explore Northern Thailand’s scenic gem without breaking the bank.

Picturesque Chiang Rai is one of Northern Thailand’s top destinations for scenic hiking, visiting authentic hill tribes, and outdoor activities. You’ll also find a wealth of cultural and historic sights too, including the splendid famous White Temple and the dazzling Blue Temple. Natural attractions range from wildlife-rich jungles and soaring mountains to hot springs and gushing rivers. Less crowded than its more well-known neighbour of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai offers plenty of opportunities to escape the tourist crowds and go off grid.

These top budget hotels in Chiang Rai are ideal for those looking to save money on their adventures.

1. Pimann Place

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Pimann Place has simple but comfortable and clean twin and double guestrooms. Each room is air-conditioned and comes with a private bathroom, wardrobe, desk / dresser, fridge, TV, and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the rates, letting you start each day full of energy. Guests can socialise in the shared lounge. The hotel has a large car park too. Reception is staffed around the clock and the property offers laundry, ironing, and dry cleaning services (for an additional fee).

2. Tanyahouse

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Tanyahouse is ten kilometres (6.2 miles) from Chiang Rai’s airport, and shuttle services are available for a surcharge. It’s also just a fine-minute walk from the city’s main bus station. Nearby attractions include the Clock Tower, Statue of King Mengrai, and Saturday Night Walking Street. The property has single, double, and twin rooms, each with a private bathroom. An American breakfast is available each morning. You can relax in the pleasant garden and open-air seating areas or get out and explore with a range of tours bookable onsite. Cars are available to rent too.

3. Winter House

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The budget-friendly Winter House has great facilities for guests, including a lovely garden, a communal lounge, a terrace, BBQs, and a kids’ play area. Reception is open 24 hours. Love nature? Why not stay in a tent?! There are also en suite double rooms, with either a fan or air-conditioning, and villas for five or ten guests. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and access to free Wi-Fi. Onsite parking is available for free too. Airport shuttles can be arranged for an extra charge and the property offers luggage storage and meeting facilities.

4. Adchara Mansion

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Adchara Mansion has cosy and compact rooms for one and two, each with a bathroom and balcony, and you can upgrade to the deluxe room options if you want more space. There are also single-gender dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds. Unwind over a game of pool or darts and surf the free Wi-Fi. You can rent bicycles to explore the local area and the hotel has car parking. Other convenient features include lockers, laundry facilities, outdoor furniture, a tour desk, and 24-hour reception.

5. Sabuydee Place

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Sabuydee Place is a peaceful and calm budget hotel in Chiang Rai, and all guests can enjoy the lovely garden and relax on the pleasant terrace. There are double and quadruple rooms (with two double beds), and each room has a private bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a kettle, a refrigerator, and a wardrobe. The onsite restaurant serves typical Thai fare, perfect for a tasty dinner after a day out and about exploring. You can arrange various trips and tours onsite and the hotel has free parking.

6. B2 Night Bazaar Chiang Rai

Part of a small Thai hotel chain, B2 Night Bazaar Chiang Rai offers a boutique stay for budget prices. Within easy reach of the Night Market, the comfortable hotel can be found in the heart of the city. CCTV surveillance and 24-hour reception add to the safe and secure atmosphere. There are twin and double rooms, all with a private bathroom that comes complete with free toiletries. All rooms are decorated in a charming Lanna style and have a TV, free Wi-Fi, fridge, and kettle. Daily housekeeping services keep everywhere spotless and the hotel has a shared lobby lounge where you can chill.

7. Memory Residence

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Memory Residence has twin and double rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom (some with a bath tub) and a seating area. Room amenities include a fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi, kettle, and wardrobe. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within a short walk of the hotel and it is close to Central Plaza Department Store. The coin-operated washing machines come in handy and the property offers free parking to guests.    

8. Pornkasem House

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Pornkasem House offers great value-for-money rooms in Chiang Rai city centre. All rooms have a private bathroom and a balcony and you can choose between double and twin rooms. Air-conditioning helps you to stay comfortable and cool in the hotter months and each room has a TV, free Wi-Fi, a fridge, a wardrobe, and a separate seating area. Rooms are spacious and clean. Laundry services are available, there’s free onsite parking, and the hotel benefits from daily housekeeping services.

Book one of these excellent budget hotels in Chiang Rai and spend less as you explore one of Northern Thailand’s most beautiful provinces.

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