Best Place to Stay in Chiang Mai as a Nomad
If you ask the best Thailand bloggers Bangkok beats Chiang Mai hands down for long term living, stuff to do (nightlife especially) and overall lifestyle.
That said NomadList ranks it in #1 given the amount of
hipsters digital nomads there, and I still like it for short trips. Chiang Mai accommodation is sick value for a reasonably large city.
On a recent trip up there I found a good serviced apartment for monthly stays.
Best Place to Stay in Chiang Mai
I was in town to visit a mixed Thai-American buddy who likes to work online from Thailand, setting up small functional websites like CSSButtonGenerator.
He enjoys Chiang Mai for the nature, fruit festivals and crossfit gyms (lot of hippies there).
He was staying at The Mirror serviced apartment and let me in to take a gander:
He was paying around 14,000 Baht (~$400) per month for a one bedroom unit (separate living room, sometimes there’s a language barrier here and they really mean ‘studio’).
Relatively expensive by Chiang Mai standards but well worth it for the quality. They have rolling weekly, monthly and long stay contracts.
The Mirror is right in the middle of the trendy Nimman area – the Thonglor of Chiang Mai – with restaurants and ‘pubs’ (Thai for nightclub) within walking distance.
He said the free internet there was decent. Was able to get on Redtube fine with a VPN. The deposit being only 10,000 was another plus – usually Thailand apartments want 2 months rent’s worth.
Maid service is complimentary 2x / week. Downstairs had fingerprint scan locks, 24 hour security and parking. Fridge, microwave, hot water and ‘air’ (air con) in all rooms.
By contrast before that he was staying just down the road at MP Place which is only 6,000 Baht (under $200) month to month, but an older building and only 24sqm.
He decided to upgrade, but there’s that place too for a lower budget alternative.
This is my pick for best place to live in Chiang Mai if you need flexibility and comfort working online in Thailand. More pics on their Facebook.
Also check out Airbnb for other options, use the links on this site for $20 off your first booking. There are lots of digital nomads in Chiang Mai so it should be easy to find an apartment to sublet month to month.