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RENTAL PRICES in CHIANG MAI, Thailand!! (One Bedroom Apartments & Condos $350 – $600 for 2019)

What’s up, everyone! I’m Deana from our
channel Dephi TV. We are a couples channel that make videos on traveling and eating. In this video today, we are going to be apartment hunting for one bedroom condos in Chiang Mai. We are looking for a monthly rental contract. Since we are two people that like separate sleeping and living / working areas, we are only
looking for one bedroom condos, so there will not be any studio apartments or
condos. In this video we’re gonna go over 10 different apartments and condos that
we looked at in the Niemen Road area of Chiang Mai. We are going to include
monthly advertised rental prices, water and electric prices, and any additional amenities such as like room size, laundry, gym, pool. We are also going to include
personal reasons on why we did or did not choose a certain place. and stay tuned to the end to see which apartment we ended up choosing! So the first place
on our list is Patitta Apartments which was right beside the Airbnb we were
staying at and it’s right off of Nimman Road. So it’s in a really good location,
walking distance to it a lot of the big places like Maya mall and all the
restaurants and Nimman. Overall, it seems like a pretty perfect place. It checked off most of the items we had on our list. The place was pretty clean. The price
point was great. There was even a washer in the room.
The overall size of the apartment was big. There was a king sized bed and full
kitchen, along with the shower and toilet situation. Those were separate which
isn’t always the case in Thailand. The biggest downfall for this place was
there was no pool and there was no gym, but the worst was there was no option
for an external Internet. The only option was the shared internet service provided
by the apartment which isn’t always reliable. We probably could have looked
over the no gym and no pool because there are so many options for day passes
to local pools and gyms. However, the external Internet was the
biggest downfall for us. If we personally weren’t so reliant on having internet in
our place, we would have chosen this one because there are so many restaurants
and local cafes with Wi-Fi, but that was the pretty much only reason why we
didn’t choose this apartment. Our next stop was Pansook Urban. We
walked up Nimman Road and then across Huay Kaew Road. There are a lot of other
apartments up in this area, so we decided to check a few out. So this is Huay Kaew Road that goes to the old city. There’s The Dome and there’s a few other ones
that should be down the street, so we’re gonna just venture. Leggoo. OK. It says Luxury Huay Kaew this way and I think Pansook is down there. Okay.
It’s nice because it’s a little off the main road, so it should be quieter.
Looking at all of them. We’re gonna check them all out! The next place we visited was Pansook Urban Condos and the ladies at the
office were extremely friendly and helpful. They ended up showing us several
different apartments. Overall, the condos we looked at were very clean and
up-to-date. There was no gym and no pool in these condo buildings as well, but
there was an option for an external internet. All rooms we looked at had a
full kitchen and separate bedroom and living area. The smallest room we visited
was 32 square meters. In this smaller room we looked at, there were two different desks / tables that we could work on. The room did have two different
air conditioning units. The kitchen seemed to be stocked with a decent
amount of appliances like a kettle, a microwave, even a rice cooker which is
really nice. And, the bathroom appeared to be really up to date and clean which was
great. The biggest downside to this room is that there was no laundry inside of
the room; However, there was a self-service laundry facility in the
building for a small fee. The biggest room we looked at was 62 square meters,
and it did have a washer inside of the room which was great. This one had a full
kitchen as well, along with two different air conditioning units. This room was
definitely a bit more spacious. The bathroom wasn’t as nice as the smaller
unit, but it seemed to be decently clean. The initial price for this one was
17,000 baht per month and after talking with them they immediately
reduced the price to 16,000 baht per month without us even asking
which showed us there was some wiggle room with the pricing.
And overall Pansook Urban was very high on our list. It checked off a
lot of the boxes. After Pansook, we went directly next door to Luxury Huay Kaew
which you could immediately tell was a newer and nicer building. I believe the
guy said the building was about three years old. And this one did include a
pool, a gym, and I believe a sauna as well. but don’t quote me on that.
There was a washer inside of every room and the amenities were modern and
up-to-date. The room layout did feel a bit smaller even though it was 35 square
meters. The bed was a queen-size bed and if you
wanted fresh sheets you either had to buy them or you could rent them for a
month for 600 baht. This isn’t uncommon in Thailand, but just keep in mind it is
an additional cost. Personally I think this apartment was a little too expensive. There are comparable apartments for way
cheaper, especially since there was no option for an external Internet. However, it was a newer building with a nice outdoor pool and gym. It was just a
little above our price point for what we were getting. We walked back down towards
Huay Kaew Road and stopped by The Dome residence which is number 4 on our list.
The Dome felt more like a hotel or an extended-stay apartment complex. There
was no pool available, but there was a gym. And, each room had an individual
router with shared internet throughout the building. The kitchen had no
microwave but it was like a mini kitchen with fridge and there was no washer. There was a self-service a laundry area for a small fee downstairs. The room was clean but it wasn’t super nice however it did have a king-size bed which is
always a plus. The bathroom was a little dated and the
shower curtain didn’t look like it would block all of the water, so the bathroom
floor would probably get wet every time you use the shower Overall, The Dome was
an okay option for us and felt more like a monthly rental hotel We walked over to check out Chiang Mai Lodge since we are familiar and we really like some of the
small restaurants in this area. It’s quiet and it’s a little further back off
of Huay Kaew Road. This was probably the most expensive apartment we looked at.
The initial advertised price was 19,500 baht [per month] but
after we looked at it, the guy immediately reduced the price to 16,500 baht. Included in this price was a weekly room clean, bed sheet change, and bathroom cleaning, but I still think the price is a little steep
for what you’re getting. The room overall felt pretty clean however the bathroom
was extremely dated and I personally don’t really like bathtubs. That one had
a bathtub with a shower curtain. There was a gym however there was no pool in this building. Next we walked across Huay Kaew Road to Huay Kaew Residence which is number six on our list. It’s hard to miss this complex as there
are several very big buildings right along the main road. You can immediately
tell that this is an older building. The appliances are a little dated and I
don’t think you can even use the stovetop that’s provided but they do
have a microwave and a refrigerator. The bathroom situation was neat. There was a separate toilet area and a separate showering bathroom which is kind of
convenient. There was no washer in the room but
downstairs there was a laundry service. Overall, the room was pretty spacious the
layout was nice. There was a desk to work on. The bed was a king bed and there was
plenty of cabinet and closet space. The biggest downside to this apartment was there was no option for an external router but there was a gym and a pool
however it was under construction. Next, we walked over to the S Condo, but once we went inside they said the only room available was 26,000
baht for a month which was well over our price range, so we walked to the Siri Condominium which was right next door. This condo was pretty much perfect. It
checked off all of our boxes. The layout was nice.
There was a washer inside of the room. The bed was a king sized bed. There was
an option for external internet and there was a pool and gym inside of this
building as well. The biggest downside was it was pretty expensive. It was well
over our ideal budget of 15,000 baht per month. The initial asking price was 19,200 baht per month, but she immediately talked it down to 18,200 baht per month, but even then, it was still above our ideal monthly rental budget. Plus, we needed to
take into account that it is 700 baht per month for Wi-Fi
internet. At this time, we had done as much as we could by foot, and it was time
to expand our search radius. OK. Second step, getting a scooter rental. and like always get another helmet because my head is too big. He has a big head so we have to go buy him a separate helmet because it doesn’t fit. Here we go. Vroom. Vroom. We hopped on the scooter and
headed towards the Maya Mall area. We checked out Prime Square Condominiums which is a brand new apartment complex across the main highway from Maya. You
could tell it was new. The layouts were very modern. The amenities and appliances were very modern and up-to-date. The bathroom was nice. The shower was
probably than one of the nicest that we’ve seen. This place checked a lot of the boxes.
There was a washer inside of the room, enough working space. There was a full
kitchen. and there was a gym and pool in the building. The biggest downside for this one was there was a lot of construction around the building because
this area is really growing so we have experienced that before and we were
afraid that there would be a lot of construction noises during our stay. Other than that it was really hard to say no to this place because it is such
a good price. It checks all of the boxes and it’s a new building but construction
can make or break an experience for us. Next, we drove over to Promt Apartment
which is number 9 on our list. It is right off of the main Nimman highway
Road and it is within two minutes walking to Maya Mall. This was probably
one of the most interesting layouts that we’ve seen. It was considered a 1-bedroom
however I’m pretty sure it was a studio. there was a moving wall that acted as a
separate room wall. It was almost as if it was initially a studio apartment and
then someone decided to add a moving wall into it. but it looks like the
bathroom was recently updated to add a separate shower so the water wouldn’t
get all of the bathroom. there was a kitchenette which had a mini fridge and a microwave option, but there was no washer in the room and no laundry
service in the building. However, there was a gym and pool. Last but not least, we drove over to Play Condominium but when that was completely full we stopped by
the Bliss hotel which was advertised as a full-service apartment however it felt
more like a hotel or an extended-stay hotel suite. There was a full kitchen and
the room was pretty spacious. There was a king bed as well, so it had a lot of nice features to it however there was no pool and the gym was pretty small and the
biggest downfall was there was only a shared internet option and no option
for an external. There was also no laundry in the building however there was service delivery. Honestly, there are so many places to
stay in Chiang Mai and you can spend days or even weeks looking for the
perfect place. We found the best way to get the best deal is to just get a hotel
or an airbnb for a few nights and then go in person to each apartment and see
the room you would be staying in, negotiate a good price, and then you know
exactly what you’re getting. And since it is busy season a lot of the places were
already booked. We came in November and a lot of places were completely full until
next year so it’s just a little bit of hunting to find the perfect place for you and there are definitely cheaper options out there. When I first came to
Thailand and before I met Phil, I was staying in the Chiang Mai University area
and I had a studio style hotel room apartment for 6000 baht per month which
is super cheap. so there are cheaper options out there it really just depends on your situation and what you want for a monthly rental. Drum roll, please! We ended up choosing the SIri Condominium. It fit perfectly for everything that we wanted and since we were staying here at least a month and we ended up staying longer. We up negotiating down for a better deal,
so this place ended up being perfect for us and our situation. and if you have any
questions feel free to ask us. Let us know in the comments below what place you would have chosen. If you would have made the same decision as us or if
there’s somewhere else that you liked more. Give this video big thumbs up if
you found it helpful or if you thought it was just cool to see a different
condo and apartment in Thailand. Don’t forget to check out some of our other
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and trying to grow. We really appreciate all of you guys watching us and following us on our journey. As always, thank you so much for watching and getting to this part of the video. Until next time. Byeee!!! Thanks for Watching!


Rahil Musla

Nov 11, 2018, 3:06 pm Reply

You both given me hope. My ex will be back if she loved me

Deana and Phil

Nov 11, 2018, 3:19 pm Reply

What do you think about these prices in central Chiang Mai? How do they compare to your areas? Comment below! =)


Nov 11, 2018, 3:33 pm Reply


Anne Elizabeth

Nov 11, 2018, 3:36 pm Reply

This is such a great video! It's like House Hunters in Thailand. And as I was weighing all the options, I saw the Siri and I was like, "Pick that one!" And you did. Who would have thought? It's cool to see a some examples of different apartment. It's so cheep! In the US, most apartments that size would be double the cost.

Elite Wealth Mastery

Nov 11, 2018, 4:59 pm Reply

I wish the prices were like this over here in the UK. It's amazing what you can find in Thailand. Awesome video guys!

Callie Tourigny

Nov 11, 2018, 9:55 pm Reply

Hi! Great info and wow, the names of the various apartment complexes are quite inviting! Curious on why were you focusing in the original search area . . . are there certain activities or things in that area? Perhaps walkability? Thanks!!

Ace And His Familia Vlogs

Nov 11, 2018, 12:59 am Reply

Wow these are low prices i hope here in LA wherr we stay gets that low! Lol

Samantha Aimee

Nov 11, 2018, 10:41 am Reply

I liked Pansook, I'd definitely prefer a place with its own laundry facilities. The bed looked tiny though! This was such a fun video.


Nov 11, 2018, 1:41 pm Reply

very nice video


Nov 11, 2018, 7:48 am Reply

Hopefully I can visit there! It’s informative video. I wish we can support each other ❤️

Al Tanaka

Dec 12, 2018, 7:45 pm Reply

Cool video guys and excellent choice on the Siri

Cam Larocque

Dec 12, 2018, 3:17 am Reply

soooo…. what do you do for taking out the garbage (bathroom one as well)

Marissa Romero

Dec 12, 2018, 9:08 pm Reply

this video is incredible!!!! I LOVE IT

Kent Andrews

Dec 12, 2018, 2:30 am Reply

Prime condo is what i like bc everything is new n fresh. I understand the construction. Do u know how much a 2 bedroom condo would cost n deposit in low season for long term. I understand its all negotiable but I just want an estimate. Thank u

Alyssa Mae Friend

Jan 1, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

So so so helpful THANK YOU

Trendy T

Jan 1, 2019, 11:29 pm Reply

Good Vid doing this next week…..


Jan 1, 2019, 2:37 am Reply


Bill Endy

Feb 2, 2019, 5:01 pm Reply

Very well done vid. Informative and helpful. I now have a clear picture of what neighborhood I am going to look to.

william warren

Feb 2, 2019, 4:05 am Reply

great job with displaying the statistics for each unit


Feb 2, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

An excellent apartments tour i
would like to live as close to Maya Mall and on the same side of the street. I love your choice.

Kev Klopper

Feb 2, 2019, 11:05 am Reply

Hi thx for the great Video. What is "external Internet"? I never heard that expression.

Yoshi Zen

Mar 3, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

Very useful video, thanks!


Mar 3, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

So many places illegally charging to much electricity prices!


Mar 3, 2019, 7:10 am Reply

The Thai Bhat has gotten quite a bit stronger in the past few months.

George Garcia

Mar 3, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

I honestly wish more people did their videos EXACTLY like this! ?


Apr 4, 2019, 11:03 pm Reply

Great video, thank you so much. I have two questions if anyone could answer – is it difficult to negotiate with the management if you don't speak fluent Thai? Also, do you have to make appointments with apartments to look or can you just walk in and ask to look and book it on the spot?


May 5, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

Why rent a scooter, most of these places are only a ten minute walk from Mango bikes

William Sharpe

May 5, 2019, 10:47 am Reply

you say X amount of baht for electricity, what was that equate to on a monthly basis for a single guy who will use the ac 20 hours a day

Jorel Boston

Jun 6, 2019, 4:21 pm Reply

Lol this reminds me why im glad im a single man it is normal to be this picky when looking for apartments in Thialand. I now live in nyc and pay 1450/month for a 1 bdrm..if i move to Thailand n find a 1 bedroom for 600 a month thats a huuuge steal

Lovin ItAll

Jun 6, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

Really enjoyed the vlog ,wish you would slow it down just a bit both in your dialogue and the video.


Jun 6, 2019, 7:27 pm Reply

quit taking in questions, it gets aggravating.

Bada Boom

Jun 6, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

Thumbs up! Perfect job because I’m always left wondering: YEAH BUT IS THERE AN OPTION FOR EXTERNAL INTERNET? That matters to me MOST!

sammie smith

Jul 7, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

Very good video.

Brien O’R

Jul 7, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

This is one of the best CM apartment videos that I have seen. I have looked at many of those same apartments and think that you are spot on in your assessment. I spent two months in Chiang Mai Lodge, it was nice to have the apartment cleaned and sheets and towels changed weekly, as you mentioned great location for restaurants and massage plus there is a small convenience store nearby called the Green Mart that is stocked with many hard to find western goods. This past January and February I stayed at Prime Square, I too was concerned about construction noise, but it was really not a problem. I like the Nimman/ Huay Kaew area but If you are on a tight budget you can find comparable apartments in other parts of town for a lot less money,

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