Gap's House is tucked down a quiet lane just inside the city wall near Thapae Gate. Long popular among budget travelers, the hotel boasts a calm atmosphere, with an almost jungle-like central garden area surrounding a large, teak Lanna pavilion. Rooms are in free-standing teak houses and feature woven rattan beds and small tiled bathrooms. Time is taking a toll on the room facilities: The rustic charm borders are just plain tatty and management is rather indifferent. It's still a cheap, atmospheric choice in the town center, though, and its cooking classes are particularly popular. No advance bookings are accepted, so call on arrival.