chiang mai, city guide

chiangmai / where to stay: oxotel

oxotellocated north of bangkok in a mountainous region, chiangmai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in thailand. with its cultural richness, dynamic night life and captivating natural scenic sights it attracts all kinds of tourists from all over the world.

this was my second time in chiangmai and it was as good as i remember it used to be. some things have changed though – for instance the number of ‘hip’ cafes and hotels like the one i’m about to mention. we stayed in oxotel, a 12 room hostel with a mix of dorms and private rooms all with shared bathroom, for the first two days of our trip.

P1160639 copy P1160638 copy P1160633 copy P1160636 copy P1160631 copy P1160632 copy P1160641 copy P1160642 copy P1160626 copythis hostel only opened couple of months back and it’s everything you’d expect it to be: chic, comfortable and clean! the pillow was fluffy and the blanket oh so warm and soft. although it was my first time staying at a hostel i had no complaints. okay, maybe except for the long walk to the toilet multiple times a night.

P1160627 copywhen the promotion came up on airasia last february we three went ahead and bought the ticket to chiangmai on the spur of the moment not knowing that one would soon be relocated to singapore and another with a new job. but hey, we all made it at the end! 

P1160652 copybest chiangmai hostel P1160648 copy P1160655 copy P1160657 copyartisan cafe is part of the hostel open from 9am to 7pm.

P1160660 copy P1160683 copy P1160666 copy P1160668 copy P1160673 copy P1160674 copy P1160678 copy P1160681 copy P1160769 copy P1160771 copyi was legit surprised when i found out breakfast was included in the rate we paid which i think was less than 500 thb per bed per night!

P1160774 copynothing too fancy really but it was all we needed to kickstart the day.

P1160776 copy P1160783 copy best chiangmai hostel P1160781 copy IMG_20160122_120249 copy P1160663 copyif you’re looking for a budget accommodation without compromising comfort and cleanliness, oxotel is where you’ll get your best bang for the buck. see here for more info on the location.

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  • Reply artadorned

    Nice photos hon, always great to get a good deal.

    January 28, 2016 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Keri

    You really captured the beauty of Chiangmai. Lovely photos

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    January 28, 2016 at 2:23 am
    • Reply annie lee

      this is not even the beginning of it but thanks keri :P

      January 28, 2016 at 9:50 am
  • Reply sileas

    Looks cool and cozy, I’ll definitely remember that for my next trip to CM! Have fun!

    January 28, 2016 at 2:31 am
    • Reply annie lee

      so hipster right? hahaha whatever that means!

      January 28, 2016 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Wow the hostel looks so nice :D I’ve never stayed at a hostel before either, but I think it’s a great choice when traveling because it really lets you be submerged into the culture. Loving all of your photos as always Annie! Hope you had lots of fun on your trip, and have a great week! <3 :)

    XO, Elizabeth

    January 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Deasy Noel

    That is one cooool looking hostel. So hipster!!! Hahaha. I would definitely want to stay there if given the option :3

    January 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Elisa

    So lovely photos, dear!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    xx Elisa

    January 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Elements of Ellis

    This place look so cool! Makes me want to go visit!

    January 29, 2016 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    Such a stylish and affordable place. I’ll keep it in mind if get the chance to visit Chiang Mai someday:) A bed and a croissant breakfast for 500THB sounds like a really good deal:)

    January 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      I dont rmr it exactly but it was definitely less than 500. So worth it!

      January 31, 2016 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Omg, this is so cute! Can’t believe that it’s even on the affordable side. Thanks for sharing :D

    Characters & Carry-ons

    February 4, 2016 at 12:34 am
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