Gay Chiang Mai · Budget Hotels + Guesthouses

Gay Chiang Mai · Budget Hotels + Guesthouses

For gay visitors on a budget, Chiang Mai has many affordable hostels and guesthouses, some of which are gay-owned.

gay / gay-owned / gay-managed

Why this hotel?: Exclusively gay. Gay sauna onsite, with excellent pool & gym. Popular choice.

The exclusively gay Club One Seven is set in a traditional Thai-style house overlooking Ping River, about 15 minutes’ drive from city centre.

Guest rooms are en suite and nonsmoking, each with a flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar and private patio with excellent river view. There is a café bar and 24-hour front desk. Club One Seven also offers fully equipped modern suite at the nearby Astra Suite building.

The popular Club One Seven gay sauna has a well-equipped gym, swimming pool with sun terrace, sauna facilities, private cabins and the largest herbal steam room in northern Thailand – open to non-residents, 7 days a week.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

385/2 Charoenprathet Road, Chiang Mai

Very Good

Based on 136 votes

Exclusive: Free Breakfast + 20% Off Motorbike Rent Why this hotel?: Gay-owned. Stylish rooms. Great value for money.

Gay-owned, stylish guesthouse on a quiet street, close to Central Shopping Mall and 15 minutes to the airport. Qi 68, which means “flowing energy”, offers 6 spacious rooms in a relaxing environment.

Each room features unique, colourful décor, king-sized bed, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning and free WiFi. The hotel’s lobby has a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave.

Rather conveniently, Qi 68 is just a short walk from the House of Male gay sauna.


free wi-fi

68 Santirak, Huay Kaew, Chiang Mai


Based on 172 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay-owned. Budget choice. Near tourist sights, shops and nightlife.

Located on a small alley in the Old Town, Baan Khun Krub offers 4 unique, traditional Thai-styled rooms in an authentic Thai atmosphere. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.

Guests can expect to experience the warm Thai hospitality and traditions at Baan Khun Krup (which means “This Is Your Home”). Breakfast is included with the very affordable rates.

Baan Khun Krub’s central location makes it easy to visit the historic temples, close to the Sunday Walking Street Market and with 10 minutes by taxi to the gay bars at Night Bazaar.


cafe, breakfast included

160 Ratchaphakhini Rd, Chiangmai

Why this hotel?: Gay-owned. Home of Garden Bar & restaurant. Great value.

This great-value boutique hotel has been welcoming gay guests for many years.

Guest rooms are uniquely decorated and appointed with cable TV, air conditioning, mini fridge and free WiFi. Friendly staff at the 24-hour reception can arrange tours, car/bike rentals, etc.

The location is great – a short taxi ride to the Old Town and within walking distance of the gay bars in Changpuak area. Adam’s Apple Club is just across the street.


bar, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

2/25 Viangbua Road, Chiang Mai


Based on 6 votes

Why this hotel?: Thai-Lanna style rooms. Easy access to the gay scene. Great value.

Buri Gallery House offers Thai-Lanna rooms with free WiFi and private balconies in the heart of Old Town, close to some of Chiang Mai’s most famous temples and the popular Sunday Walking Street.

Facilities include an outdoor pool, tropical gardens, spa and restaurant. Free shuttle service from the airport is provided, and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk.

This great-value hotel is also within 10-15 minutes away from many of the best gay venues – House of Male gay sauna and Sanctuary Spa – to name a few.


swimming pool, massage, spa, free wi-fi

102 Rachadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai

Very Good

Based on 985 votes

Why this hotel?: Near the gay bars. Excellent value. Great location.

November 2021: This hotel has been reported closed. 

Relatively large budget hotel Pomping Tower offers great-value rooms in central Chiang Mai, just 10 minutes’ walk from the popular Night Bazaar, shops, restaurants and several gay bars.

Each bright, air conditioned guest room features an en suite bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, satellite TV, free WiFi. The hotel has a nice pool with sun loungers, two restaurants and a bar.

Massage service is offered at the hotel, though we think you may be more tempted to visit the gay massage spas in the area.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, free wi-fi

46-48 Charoenprathet Rd, Chiang Mai


Based on 419 votes

Why this hotel?: Boutique budget option. Walk to the Night Market. Great value.

Located within 10 minutes’ walk from the Night Market and several gay massage spas, Mo Rooms offers 12 individually designed rooms inspired by Chinese zodiac signs.

Choose a room that reflects your deeper animal instinct. For the well-endowed, we recommend the Horse room, and for those feeling particularly virile – the Rabbit. For solo travelers, the Rat room may be a good choice.

An excellent budget hotel in this part of town.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

263/1-2 Tapae Road, Chiang Mai


Based on 799 votes

Why this hotel?: Riverside location. New hotel. Walk to Night Market.

An excellent budget hotel for gay travelers. Baan Ing Ping is located along the Ping River, offering 14 modern, well-appointed rooms with nice views, free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, fridge and private bathroom.

Many local restaurants are nearby. Or you can walk for about 10-15 minutes to the Night Market and Night Bazaar as well as Secrets Bar, Ram Bar and other gay-popular nightlife options.


cafe, free wi-fi

8 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road, Chiang Mai


Based on 146 votes

Why this hotel?: In the Old Town. Great for sightseeing, shopping & gay nightlife.

Chic, contemporary B&B in the heart of Old Town, next to the famous Wat Phra Singh temple and walking distance to Chedi Luang temple and the popular Sunday Walking Street.

The SILA offers 10 comfortable rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, fridge, en suite bathroom and balcony. Breakfast is served at the café where you can also enjoy drinks and light snacks.

Major tourist sights and gay venues can reached easily by tuk-tuk. For a good massage, we recommend Sanctuary Spa (a 10-minute walk away).


cafe, free wi-fi

3/11 Samlan Road, Phra Singh, Chiang Mai


Based on 450 votes

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