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The Sleepbox in Chiang Mai offers two-star design conscious modern accommodation that is in close proximity of the night markets of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Constructed from old shipping containers, The Sleepbox provides energy-efficient and environmentally friendly private rooms at an affordable price.
With 21 rooms in total, each of the five different types of stylish rooms are suited for individual needs and all styles of rooms are complete with their own en suite bathroom. I stayed in the ‘Smart Box’, the second highest priced room, which offered a private balcony and air conditioning. I found the room spacious and cosy despite being made out of a recycled shipping container. The design and furnishing of the room can easily be described as ‘if Ikea made hotels‘.
Located next to the local football ground at times could it can be quite noisy, however this completely settles down about 10pm. The hotel is roughly a ten-minute tuk-tuk ride (roughly 20 minute walk) to Chiang Mai city and I never found trouble finding a tuk-tuk in the area. The only problem I found when returning from the city was that tuk-tuk drivers had not heard of the hotel, however if you mentioned the football ground they knew where to go. Chiang mai International Airport is a 15-minute ride away and costs around 200 baht by taxi.
Despite the ‘open’ feel to the hotel, a 24-hour reception meant I always felt safe in the hotel and all public areas were well-lit at all times. The reception staff were incredibly friendly and always happy to offer advice about the local area, free wifi is available across the whole hotel as well as free parking. There are no food or drink facilities available at the Sleepbox but bars, restaurants and a mini mart are within a close proximity.
If I was to visit Chiang Mai again (which I totally would because I am in love with this place!) I would not hesitate to stay in the Sleepbox again and have recommended it to many different people of variable accommodation needs.