***We just upgraded the Internet service to 30Mbs/3Mps. If Internet is important, this is the place to be!***
Stay within the protective moat of the Old City of Chiang Mai. Experience the best of both worlds from one central location. Walk to 700yr old temples, sample local Thai foods, shop the Sunday walking street OR go to the Western styles malls and all variations of nightlife.
For all those coming to Chiang Mai for a massage class, this location is walking distance from both ITM and TTM massage schools. Take a look at my other location if you are interested in the class at the Old Medicine Hospital massage school.
The building is less than 50 meters from the moat road and all public transport.
We have bicycles, motorbikes, scooters for rent and can help making arrangements for tours including Elephants, Massage Classes, Cooking classes, Tiger Kingdom, rock climbing, or just about anything for any interest!
Clean, quiet and secure building including:
Bedroom, bathroom, and screen room.
Includes: Furniture ( Bed, Desk, Chair, Armoire. Fridge, TV, Fan ) Cable TV, Internet(Wifi & Lan). Hot Water Shower, Western style toilet, 24Hr CCTV, Key Card Entry, Gated Parking
NOTE: This is a 4th floor room.
Thank you for choosing to stay with CMStay @Baan Ouikum !
Please take a moment to read through this how-to/where-is to make your stay easier and more comfortable.
PLEASE remember to give us your arrival details including the flight#, Bus #, Train # and the arrival time. We will make every effort to meet you at the building about 1 hour afterwards to allow you time to get your luggage and get a taxi to the building. Instructions on getting to the building, our contact information and our WIFI details are included below. If we are not at the building when you arrive, please check you emails for details on getting your keys.
Reserving Tours and/or Scooters:
Please see our website (website hidden) for more information on available tours and scooter rentals. For guest stying with us, it is not necessary to pay by PayPal. Just let us know what tour/date you would like and we can settle payment when you arrive. We also have a rack of brochures as you enter the stairwell of the building. Feel free to take a look and use one of the contact methods below for reserving.
Email: (email hidden)
English: (phone number hidden) (Also: WhatsApp, Line, Viber)
Thai: (phone number hidden)
A taxi from the airport is a flat fee of 150B. A ride from the train station or bus stations should be about 100B or less.
CMStay @Baan Ouikum
7/2 Soi #2; Arak Rd.
Chiang Mai 50200
GPS (phone number hidden) the Driver
Address: 7/2 ซ. 2 ถ.อารักษ์ ต.ศรีภูมิ อ.เมือง จ.เชียงใหม่ 50200
Directions: คูเมืองด้านใน ตรงข้ามโรงพยาบาลเชียงใหม่ราม หน้าปากซอยเป็นเกสเฮ้าส์ ไวชาเล่ เลี้ยวซ้ายเข้าไปประมาณ 50 เมตร ตรงข้ามอินดี้เฮ้าส์จะเห็นป้ายบ้านอุ้ยคำ (phone number hidden)
The driver should park in front of the Indie House, we are down the small alley just across. Walk down the alley, look on the left for the low black iron sliding rail that leads to our parking lot. You will know you are in the right place when you see the two washing machines on the right. Our place is 4 stories tall and pinkish in color.
The main entrance to the building uses a RFID entry system. The key is built into the grey key fob attached to your keys. There is no code necessary, please just hold the key fob near the number pad(near the number "8" or "0" works best), wait for the beep and then push the door open.
The Wi-Fi name is "CMStay @Baan Ouikum" and the password is: (phone number hidden)
The water in the building is from our own well and filtered. It's good for brushing your teeth and making coffee, tea, or cooking. There is also bottled water in the fridge for drinking. Please DO NOT throw away the empty bottles. You can return your empty bottles and take more from the stock at the bottom of the steps.
There are two laundry machines in our parking lot. They are usually powered off, so you'll need to turn them on first. When standing in front of the machines, look up. There is a power switch to turn on the machines. Both machines take 2 (10baht) coins. Everything is automatic, please don't push any buttons. They will go for three cycles on cold water and take about 1 hr. There is washing powder behind the machine. For drying, there is a drying area in the back of the building
If you prefer a laundry service, there are three on the next parallel road south, near the Birds Nest Cafe. Full service (wash, dry, fold) take most of the day, drop off today and pick up tomorrow.
There is a Trash/Rubbish bin in our parking lot next to the washing machines. Please take your bags of Trash/Rubbish out when necessary. We have scheduled pick up every other day.
Basic common sense rules this place. Please keep things clean, quite during early and late hours. Please turn off electric (a/c, fan, lights, etc) when outside of the apartment.
Ask if you have any questions or concerns. We are always willing to help with the room, town, transportation, etc. Don't be afraid to ask.
As ID confirmation, a copy of your passport will be taken.
You will be staying in your own apartment, so you are welcome to come and go as you please. Out of respect for you neighbors, we ask that the noise be kept to a minimum between the hours of 22:00 -> 08:00
About Chiang Mai - Our Recommendations and Suggestions:
Please take a look at our blog posts pointing out the best ways to travel in the city, places to eat, and things to do. We are always looking for new subjects to write about and would love any help with blog posts, pictures, or ideas!
We also have a continually updated (website hidden) map that shows our locations, markets, food, massage, etc. We hope it will save you a lot of time finding the various points of interested. Again, we look forward to suggestions on what to add, pictures and descriptions are also very helpful!
Ketsuda was really helpful and always easy to get in touch with all during our stay. Her place is great for a budget traveller and close to everything you need. Very close to Chiang Mai Gate Night Market. We had a late flight on our day of departure and she kindly let us use the room until we departed. Thanks Ketsuda!
Good location, pictures of the actual place. Bed was pretty uncomfortable and noisy. Fantastic having access to bottled water! Good check-in experience, received great information about the area.
Our hosts were not available to meet us when we arrived, but we were fortunate to have another couple staying in the building chat with us and contact the host for us. The room is a decent value in terms of cleanliness, space and location. Our hosts were very responsive to our requests for help with booking tours and activities. However, our room, 401, DESPERATELY needs a new mattress. In our discomfort we requested a couple of extra pillows, but this request was never met. Additionally, the bed had a top sheet only, and two pretty skeezy blankets, which left us no option but to put the skeezy blankets over us, which I am all but certain had not been washed in a while. We also requested a top sheet, but that, likewise, never materialized. Towards the end of our trip the hot water heater ceased working and while I did let the owner know, he initially did not acknowledge this information, and it was not repaired during our stay. So, overall, the hosts seem very responsive to requests for help with activities, but much less so for help with the room. Also, I did laundry and when I went to hang it dry behind the building there was a dead rat/mouse under the drying racks. I had no choice but to hang my stuff there as there was no where else, predictably some of the wash fell on the ground and fortunately didn't land on the dead rodent, but that was just luck. This is basically a hostel type situation with a private room, and bathroom, so just know what you are getting.
This was an excellent, low budget room in the Old City. It was basic, but clean and functional, with great AC and located in a convenient part of the city if you're out and exploring all day. Be aware that the desk is more of a very high table with a couple of bar stools, so if you plan to spend a lot of time working you won't have back support unless you can work while sitting in bed. And it's a little close to a major traffic artery, so there's some traffic noise (mostly covered by the AC sounds) and exhaust. But the WiFi is excellent and there is an ethernet (LAN) connection for improved speed, the hosts were friendly and attentive, there's a frig, electric kettle, and utensils, on site washing machines and laundry soap, and there's as much bottled water as you can drink. Well worth the price.
While I did not meet the hosts during my stay, self-check-in and self-check-out instructions were thorough and straight forward. The room matched the pictures accurately and was what I expected. It is located on the other side of the Old City but still accessible to the main sites and markets. The complimentary waters were a nice touch :)
Very nice location on a calm an quiet side street. The room is large and has everything you need. Ketsuda is generally quick to respond and she even provides water free of charge for your whole stay. The washer worked great.
We stayed 5 nights in Ketsudas place, and they gave us great service and nice apartment. Location is also perfect, in quiet corner. Communication was easy and fast. Totally recommend this place!
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Hi, I'm Ketsuda, but most people simply call me by my nickname, King. I am a born and raised Chiang Mai(-ian) married to an American ex-pat.
I started the business now known as CMStay in 2010 to fill a obvious gap in the local hospitality market. Nobody was catering to the real travellers and digital nomads of the day. Your choices were the big hotel with big hotel prices or cheap hostels with no privacy and dicey internet. Both were only prepared to take your payment, hand you the keys and that was it. At CMStay, our goal is to give you a running head start from the moment you arrive in Chiang Mai. We have spent the last three years doing our best to convey our local knowledge to new arrivals. From the best local eateries, where to get freshest fruits/veggies, places that cater to specific diets, different schools for Massage/Yoga, how to get around our city like a local, to setting up tours/drivers at non-tourist prices. The list goes on.... All units include STABLE, HIGH-SPEED WiFi, Cable TV, AirCon, working desk, Western style toilet, among other basics all travelers would appreciate.
CMStay currently has two locations:
CMStay @Baan Ouikum is inside the Old City walls and moat. Close to the Sunday market and the tourist center, but far enough to be outside of the noise.
CMStay @Sethee Court is near the Saturday night market, Old Medicine Hospital, and SVG massage center. This location is close to the Old City, but set inside a local Thai neighborhood.
I like to believe that we are great hosts, we are multi-lingual and have a strong knowledge base of Chiang Mai which can help with the nuances of traveling in a new country. We're always looking forward to meeting new people and maybe even being able to help a newbie find their way around. Most of all, we are always willing to try and help. If you have any questions/needs we are always happy to help!