Volunteer workers who come to Chiang Mai for vacation or counseling often stay at guesthouses, which are cheaper than major tourist hotels. While some accommodations are a fair distance from our office, it is usually quite easy to use public transportation to get to the counseling center by telling the driver to "go to the soi behind the old Big C." Expect to pay about 150 baht for a "tuk-tuk" (three-wheel taxi pronounced "duke-duke") or songthaew (red truck taxi) to go across town. The following are low budget accommodations you might want to consider. This list is not intended to slight other providers of accommodations.

JUNIPER TREE

Many of our clients stay at the Juniper Tree, a place providing rest for Christian workers needing accommodations outside of their own culture. Here you will stay in rustic bungalows in a garden setting. Many families enjoy the pool and play areas for children. There are 34 bedrooms available. You should contact The Juniper Tree for recommended donations which include your room, 3 meals per day and laundry service. Metered air-conditioning units are available in all rooms for an additional charge. Donations are accepted in Thai baht or with Visa and MasterCard.

Address: The Juniper Tree, Rat Uthit Soi 6, Tambon Wat Kate, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai

From the Airport take either the meter taxi or the airport limousine all these drivers know the Juniper Tree.

Print for Taxi Driver: บ้านจูนิเปอร์ทรี 39 ถนนราษฎร์อุทิศ ซอย 6 ต. วัดเกตุ อ. เมือง จ. เชียงใหม่ 50000 ใกล้สนามกอล์ฟยิมคานาและวัดเมืองกาย

MOUNTAIN VIEW GUESTHOUSE

This guesthouse, run by Christians, has 30 available rooms. Prices vary, depending on accommodations with fans or A/C.The grounds are attractive and the food is said to be good. It is on the north side of town, opposite Chang Phuak Gate, and bit far from our Center, since our office is on the southwest side of town.

RIVERSIDE HOUSE

This 10-room Bed and Breakfast guest house is a short walk from Chiang Mai Community Church and close to a western-style grocery store. It is a 5- minute walk from the Night Market. Accommodations are hotel-like and rooms are basic. Laundry service is available for an extra charge. Complimentary breakfast is included in the room charge. Free airport/train/bus transfer is offered if pre-arranged with the proprietors.

TOP NORTH GUESTHOUSE

TAWAN COURT

This is a 64-room hotel within walking distance of the Night Bazaar.

PACIFIC MANSION

Close to Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, the Pacific Mansion is an older, but clean, well managed, and safe condo-hotel with monthly rates. There is a fridge and sometimes a microwave to do simple meals, and cable TV and a small pool. A Thai restaurant located in the building will deliver to your room. Maid service and laundry service are available, and it is within walking distance to the hospital and Central Mall.

HUAYKAEW RESIDENCE

Located next to the Kad Suan Kaew Mall and within walking distance to Chiang Mai Ram Hospital, this place has been recommended for its cleanliness and friendly management. They have one bedroom apartments with a small kitchenette, living room, nice size bathroom, and free maid service, or studio apartments with an extra fee for maid service. Both are available by the month. A small pool, restaurant, and laundry service are available. There are additional fees for internet, electricity, and water.

WEBSITES

You may also find the following websites helpful in selecting Chiang Mai lodging.