Best Places for Backpackers in Thailand.

Enjoy backpacking around Thailand without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Thailand.

Top 50 hostels in Thailand.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Thailand.

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Angkana Resort

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Angkana Resort

Offering on-site parking, it is 400 m from Thongsala Pier and 700 m from Thongsala Walking Street. Haad Rin Beach is 11 km away, while Samui Airport is 20 km from the residence. Each private bungalow is provided with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Other amenities include a s...
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Tamada Hostel

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Tamada Hostel

Tamada Hostel is located in Chiang Mai Town, just a step walk to Night bazaar shopping center. It is only 10 minutes walk to Big Market (Warorot market), the most famous market of the city, and half an hour running to old town city. You can easily take taxi to everywhere in Chiang Mai. The decor...
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The Peace Hostel

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The Peace Hostel

The Peace Hostel is the one and only hostel which is located in the heart of the historic center of Damnoensaduak Floating Market, the legendary floating market in Damnoensaduak, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. The hostel is right on the Damnoensaduak Canal that lends the hostel its peaceful and aut...
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The Islander Chiang Mai

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The Islander Chiang Mai

Hello future Islanders! The Islander is ran by myself & my girlfriend, Kate. Chiang Mai is her home town & I’ve spent a lot of time here, so between the two of us we know a lot about the city and surrounding areas! Feel free to pick our brains about all the must-see places. The Islander Hoste...
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The Tree Sleep and Space

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The Tree Sleep and Space

The Tree Sleep and Space is a hostel. We have 2 bed rooms. The first room has 8 bed are bunk bed. And the second room has 6 bed are single bed. The Tree Sleep and Space live in Trang city and Next to Post office. The Tree Sleep and Space is Old Renovation Building loft Style. The front has a...
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Sleepsheep Chiangmai Hostel

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Sleepsheep Chiangmai Hostel

For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Sleepsheep Hostel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services. While traveling with friends can be a lot , traveling solo has its own perks. As for the accommodation, Sleepsheep Hostel is su...
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Erika

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Erika's Home

We have single, twin and double rooms available and are equipped with all the essential facilities such as air-conditioning, bathroom, lockers Erika's Home & Travel - Samut Prakan - Only 15mins from Suwannaphumi International Thai Airport - Just only 30mins away from Bangkok We have been es...
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Assava Dive Resort

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Assava Dive Resort

Assava Dive Resort is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center offering PADI programs from beginner course to the professional level. Small groups, personal tuition and with multi-lingual speaking instructors from the Netherlands, Germany, France, China and England. We offer accommodation to...
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Been Hostel Ratchathewi

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Been Hostel Ratchathewi

Been Hostel Ratchathewi, a home away from home for backpackers in central Bangkok! We have the perfect location, just a minute walk from Ratchetewi BTS station and surrounded by delicious street food. We are just 0.6 kilometers away from the famous Siam Paragon mall, Siam Square and around t...
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Nap @ Pan

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Nap @ Pan

Nap @ Pan, a cozy 24-bed hostel, will give you a warm welcome to the heart of Bangkok. The striking decor used throughout the hostel combines New York industrial design with elements from the old world, using vintage furnishings, art, and bold colors. The concepts are to create a dazzling and mem...
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I-Talay Zone Sea

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I-Talay Zone Sea

I-Talay Zone Sea is a lovely and small guesthouse located very close to Nadan Pier on Koh Samed. It is about 2 minutes walk from Nadan Pier opposite international clinic. It offers clean and comfortable rooms with air conditioning, cable TV, fridge, private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. I-Talay Zone...
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Tiny Taladnoi Hostel

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Tiny Taladnoi Hostel

All rooms at Tiny Taladnoi Hostel are air-conditioned. The private rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. For dormitory rooms, each sleeping space comes with a private curtain, a personal reading light and locker. Shared bathrooms are separated between men and women,...
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Silver Resortel

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Silver Resortel

Only 2 minutes away from the sparkling sand of Patong Beach and close to Bangla Walking Street and Big Shopping Mall. We give you free wireless internet access. All rooms are exclusively designed under the themes of Nothern Enchantment. Our hotel has 4 floors with 33 rooms....
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About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai

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About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai

About A Bed is newly opened hostel in town centre of Chiangmai with superior facilities and services. You can take only 2 mins walk to Chang puek Night Market (the famous street food market) and only 10 mins walk to Wat Prasing (Prasing Temple). Our Service and Facilities - Free light breakfa...
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Lanta Cottage Resort

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Lanta Cottage Resort

This accommodation is a 2-minute walk from the beach/waterfront. Lanta Cottage offers accommodation on Koh Lanta and is 50 meters from Klong Dao Beach. The resort offers free Wi-Fi and private parking. Free in-place. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV. Some rooms have a terrace or balcony....
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Why Not Hostel and Kitchen

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Why Not Hostel and Kitchen

Why Not Hostel and Kitchen offer two private single rooms, one twin-bed room, one 4-bed mixed dorm and one 14-bed mixed dorm. Our big dorm is spacious and well designed so each guest gets his or her own privacy with personal reading light and power socket. All rooms are air-conditioned with comfy be...
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LK Metropole (Junior Wing)

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LK Metropole (Junior Wing)

LK Metropole (Junior Wing) is 1.1 km from Walking Street Pattaya and Hard Rock Cafe. It is 85 km from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the nearest international airport in Bangkok. The hostel also provides laundry services and an airport shuttle at an extra charge. The hostel is close to beaches...
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Hub Hostel Hatyai

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Hub Hostel Hatyai

Hub Hostel is located at center of Hatyai Town, where this place is famous about yummy food destination. There are many tourists comes for relax and shopping. Hub Hostel is just opposite the world famous coffee shop, Starbuck and only 3 minutes walk to Central Department Store and Lee Garden Plaza....
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Chamberlain Hostel Bangkok

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Chamberlain Hostel Bangkok

Chamberlain Hostel Bangkok is a boutique hostel that offers one of its kind experience to our residents. We are located right next to Charoenkrung, the first new road of Thailand. With its superb location, all residents are assured with a complete travel experience through Taksin BTS station, Sa...
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Aonang Phu Petra Resort

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Aonang Phu Petra Resort

Among the others, Aonang Phu Petra Resort is to be discovered lying just ahead of panoramic mountain view on Aonang Beach in Krabi. Meticulous and delicate in decoration of Thai contemporary style blending with southern scent of all spacious 25 villas equipped with thoughtful amenities on 5.50 Rais....
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Bedtime Hostel

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Bedtime Hostel

Bedtime Hostel Chiangrai is a Retro Vintage Hostel where situated in a peaceful community called Srikerd, near The Great Meng-Rai King Statue. Bedtime was renovated by the inspiration of 70’s house architecture, wood and cement that fits for travelers who want to recall your memory and sense the lov...
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Aekkeko Hostel

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Aekkeko Hostel

Hostel and book store local design local life. This is a hostel, not a hotel. You have to take care of yourself. If you need help, we're here always to help you. We are like a family and friends. Don’t be shy, don’t be discouraged. Because we are family, we will not charge you any commissions....
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ZEN Hostel Saphan Taksin

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ZEN Hostel Saphan Taksin

Located in the heart of Bangkok, we are only two minute walk from Taksin Skytrain Station and the ferry pier. You can find 24/7 bustling street food scene, get a taste of how Bangkokkians live, enjoy a stroll along Charoenkrung, one of the oldest streets in Bangkok, and have easy access to all area...
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RCG Suites Pattaya

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RCG Suites Pattaya

RCG Suites Pattaya is set in Pattaya South, 600 metres from Pattaya - Hua Hin Ferry and 1.3 km from Walking Street Pattaya. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a private bathroom with a hot tub, while others have bathrobes and slippers. Certain u...
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All Day Hostel

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All Day Hostel

All Day Hostel “Work / life balance” is Superbly located in central Bangkok, with a very easy access by Bangkok Airport Rail Link Phayathai Station and BTS sky train Bangchak station (50 m.) exit no.1. All Day Hostel Bangkok offers cosy private and dormitory rooms and accommodation with Free luggage...
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Star Dormitory

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Star Dormitory

We are on the second floor with a balcony. We are 4 years old and only book for fullmoon party 4-5 days a month so it is very clean.There are two rooms,one room with 4 beds and one room with 8 beds.We are a quiet dorm,If you like a good night sleep,we are for you.We are on sunset side of Haad Rin,on...
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Ozone Hostel

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Ozone Hostel

Ozone Hostel, only 10 meters walk to the beach. You will enjoy our beautiful sea view here. And we are in the same area as the Ozone Bar which offers you drinks and lovely cocktails with sunset right on the beach. We are near restaurants, beach. We have Beach Bar Party every Thursday night. Ot...
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Phobphanhostel

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Phobphanhostel

We offer guests with quality budget accommodation. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning and hot shower. We also provide free WiFi internet in the room. Coffee shop, Thai cuisine and 24 hour convenient store are available. With our shared space that make you feel like living in the private...
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Hostel Lullaby

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Hostel Lullaby

Hostel Lullaby is located in the heart of respectful old community area of the Chiang mai old town. Moreover we are chill and relax hostel not a party hostel. If you are looking for party, we are sorry to disappoint you. Before you go further please read our policies & conditions, we want to serve t...
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Cloud on Saladaeng

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Cloud on Saladaeng

CLOUD on Saladaeng is a Chinese-inspired boutique hostel located in the heart of Silom-Sathorn (Saladaeng BTS Station), and minutes away from local attractions, street food, shopping area, nightlife and all you could think of. Our philosophy is to provide privacy and tranquillity to our guests. W...
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Hometown Hostel

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Hometown Hostel

The newly renovated hostel has loft style air conditioned dorms that can sleep 6 people or we have private rooms available for 2 people. The beds are new and comfortable, and also there are individual personal lockers. You can enjoy a hot shower in our modern bathrooms. You are welcome to borrow...
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33 Poshtel

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33 Poshtel

Freshly built and open in December 2017 under the mixed concept of Chiang Mai culture and the modern city life style to facilitate travelers needs. We provide a real escape from busy tourist traps but located amid the authentic soul of old town Chiang Mai. The location is just 350 meters from Chiang...
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Varada Place Hostel

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Varada Place Hostel

Property Description Welcome to the home of the biggest in Thailand. Come join the hundreds of thousands of people who have already slept with us and have the best nights of your life. With over 10,000 reviews and a 93% approval rating we are the highest rated party hostel group in the world! We...
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Pinto Hostel

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Pinto Hostel

Pinto hostel is a boutique hostel renovated from a 4 stories shop house. We provide 3 Rooms as follows: -8 Beds mixed dorm with shared bathrooms and toilets -8 Beds mixed dorm with shared bathrooms and toilets -4 Beds private room with en-suite bathroom and toilet Each guest have access to p...
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Yes! Vegan Bed & Vegan Foods Pattaya

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Yes! Vegan Bed & Vegan Foods Pattaya

Yes! Vegan Bed & Vegan Foods Pattaya, we provide you a comfortable bed and vegan foods. 500 meters walk to the beach and easy to go to city also surrounded with restaurants and shops. 4 bedrooms with 20 beds and 5 bathrooms. Daily cleaning/Lockers/CCTV/key card system at entrance door and safet...
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Room 218 (Dorm For Rent)

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Room 218 (Dorm For Rent)

Our place has free WIFI and air-conditioning in each room, each room is on each floor and each floor has its own bathrooms with showers and toilets. There is a shared common space with television on the ground floor and a shared rooftop for all guests. We accommodate our guests with great hospitalit...
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UdonBackpackers Beds and Cafe

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UdonBackpackers Beds and Cafe

1 minute walk to shopping at Central plaza . ( If you Run - 30 secconds) 1 minute walk to the Bus terminal 1 . ( If you Run - 30 secconds) 2 minutes walk to Night market (UD Town ) ( If you Run – 59 secconds) Udonbakpackers Beds and cafe Provides for you with **All Free ** **Fr...
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The Companion Hostel

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The Companion Hostel

''The Companion Hostel' offers a perfect blend of Urban and Local lifestyles. A 3-minutes-walk to BTS can get you to all the places that you want. While the surrounding Fresh Market, Leather and Crafting Material Market, Street Foods and Local Sport activities will draw you in as a 'real' Bangkokian...
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L'atelier Poshtel Phuket

A brand new luxury hostel in Phuket Town that we called 'Poshtel'. Stylish designed and decoration in theme of art gallery. L'atelier Poshtel Phuket provided comfortable private rooms and dorm rooms on different styles. The first and only loft style room on our private room that guest can enjoy...
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Baan Heart Thai

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Baan Heart Thai

Hostel which you can have your privacy in pod style bunk bed and pod style double bed in a dorm room. Each equipped with fordable desk, power sockets and personal reading light. *We have an Asian-preference mattress which maybe a bit hard for some Western guests. - Pod style custom bunk with 3 f...
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Click Hostel

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Click Hostel

Centrally located in the heart of Bangkok (on Sukhumvit 33 Road), we are just 5 minutes walk away Emquartier shopping mall, Benjasiri Park, Dinosaur Planets, and much more. There are plenty of street food and fine local and international restaurants in the area for you to enjoy. There are plent...
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Tato House

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Tato House

Welcome to Tato House. I am Tato, the owner of this house. You can find me sitting around or playing guitar in the lobby. Feel free to let me know if you need any help. If I am not around, please leave your note at the reception counter. I will try my best to make you feel like staying in your ow...
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Andamanee Boutique Resort

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Andamanee Boutique Resort

A private, serene and unique place on Nopparat Thara Beach surrounded with incredible natural beauty and environments of Nopparat Thara Natural Park.... 50 rooms are building with all comfortable facilities such as an open air spa area, a gorgeous swimming pool with Jacuzzi, pool bar, an outstand...
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HOLY SHEET Hostel

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HOLY SHEET Hostel

'HOLY SHEET hostel' is the most socialising hostel Bangkok for young adult travellers who want to meet people and have fun. It is between chill & party. This place will also be your home in Bangkok to rest while taking a break from traveling. Our common area where designed mainly to get people...
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Feel Good Bangkok Hostel

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Feel Good Bangkok Hostel

Feel Good Bangkok Hostel is a comfortable, clean, safe place to rest in Bangkok. It is designed in modern loft. If you are one who are really finding peaceful and not crowded area. Yes! we are. The hostel is located close to Rattanakosin ( historic centre of Bangkok ), 5 mins from tourist attra...
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Lanta Thip House

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Lanta Thip House

We wish you a warm welcome! Thip House is a boutique guesthouse nicely situated in a quiet area of Klong Khong and only a 5 minutes' walk from Klong Khong Beach, well-known for its relaxed vibe and beautiful sunsets. Read More We are ideally located for those who want to explore the island on a...
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Baan Gaysorn Hostel

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Baan Gaysorn Hostel

Baan Gaysorn Hostel is the 100-year-old house with the pass 4 generation to date. We love traveling and meet new stories and new experiences from friends around the globe. We are not that typical hostel nor guest house, but welcoming home for traveling guest. Please share your dream and we will take...
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Reset Hostel

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Reset Hostel

Home is not a place, It’s a feeling! We’ll make you feel right at home! Our dorms have “En-Suite” bathroom, a comfiest 3.5 feet beds with white sheets and duet, 2 sockets charge point, huge locker and perfect Air-con. Cleanliness is our priority We know that the cleanliness is the number one...
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Folk Poshtel Bangkok

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Folk Poshtel Bangkok

Hey folks, welcome to Folk Poshtel Bangkok. Folk Poshtel Bangkok offers people a chic, cozy, laid back with affordable, comfy accommodation. You can have even more here, daily event and great beverage and tasty food are all available in this place. We are not only a place to stay, but a social sp...
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Bon Ca Va

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Bon Ca Va

Located within the city walls of historic old town Chiang Mai, the Queen Victoria is a pub/restaurant offering great value food, drink and accommodation. Naturally we're biased, but we genuinely believe that our 8 superbly appointed rooms offer some of the best value-for-money accommodation in Chian...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Thailand.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Thailand.

If you're already planning to visit Thailand - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Budget Trip to Thailand - Reconnecting with Nature and Locals

When someone mentions “Thailand”, the first few thoughts that lights up are usually “Bangkok”, “Hat Yai”, “Phuket” and a few more; but not many mentions “Kanchanaburi” , am I right ? ? So here I would like to recommend Kanchanaburi, just 2.5 hours away from Bangkok, but looks entirely different from what I imagined of Thailand.

Nicole CJ

Thailand’s 711’s

   Thailand’s 711’s I know what your thinking, why is 711 coming under the area of food in Bangkok… But when you live in Bangkok you will completely understand. 711 is almost everywhere is Thailand and it sells almost everything. One of my favorite things is going into 711 and finding something that I haven’t tried before. Whats even better about 711 is that if you buy a microwavable meal they will also heat it up for you then and there.

laura-lucas

First impressions

The first thing that made me see the city in an other daylight was the friendliness of the people. I never saw so many smiles together. I expected people to be friendly as they probably see you as walking cash. But people are genuinly friendly, whether they sell something or not. As I asked about this to a nice man I met in a temple, he explained that most Thai people know that thailands economy goes together with tourism. Even it’s not to sell something directly to you, most people are graceful that people all over the world come to visit their country. And indeed, several people already welcomed us in Thailand. But, Thai people do expect respect and understanding in return, he explained. In a temple, you are supposed to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees. And at the moment, they also expect foreigners to be respectful of the mourning of the king.

Sigrid Segers

Maya Bay - An Island Paradise

It’s regarded as a must-see tourist destination, advertising the luscious sandy beaches and piercing blue water in almost every travel guide, so what’s stopping you from visiting Thailand’s Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay? 

Alyshia Anderson

Kayaking on the river Kwai

Hello, vast world of readers. My name is Wayne and you get the joy (I hope) of reading my first article. A few years ago I was getting kind of bored of the mundane life of the 9-5 job and went to my travel agent. I told her I want to go on an adventure. I want to be out of my comfort zone and want memories to last a lifetime. She didn’t even hesitate and told me to go to Thailand. So with some extra income in the bank and some holiday time coming up I booked my holiday, and life has never been the same since. My articles will start with my earlier adventures here and through the good and the bad and significant life changes.

Wafflez

Travelling and Social Justice

Being that I love traveling and I also happen to love helping international populations, I secured a month-long volunteer placement in Thailand’s most northern province, Chiang Rai. Right after I had written the last exam of my university undergraduate degree, I hopped on a plane without looking back.

Sadhna Herod

Ayutthaya: The Lost City of Siam

Bangkok is the busy and modern capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. With its skyscrapers, elevated Skytrain, underground MRT and different infrastructure, it is hard to imagine how the kingdom looked before all these. But just 50 miles north of Bangkok is the ruins of what was once the capital of Siam, the Ayutthaya Kingdom.

The Jagger Travels

Sightseeing

First piece of advice: rent a scooter.  Second piece of advice: practice before you go through the mountains.  The road by the Spicy Pai is actually a great place to practice.  Not too much traffic, and a decent straightaway.  The village itself is quite busy, but as long as you are confident, navigating is quite simple.  After you are surefooted (ha-ha) on a scooter (or find someone who is and jump on the back!), start exploring the outskirts of Pai.  The first place I would see is Pai Canyon.  The views are astounding, and where you can take the token picture of everyone jumping in the air (and the one person who misses the cue).  When I was there, there was also a dizzying walk across a crevice to take that daring photo on the other end.  This view makes you appreciate exactly what the countryside of Thailand has to offer.

Erika Karavas

Work out a budget and (at least try to) stick to it

Just remember your on holiday. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of scuba diving and your on an island in Thailand with a chance to do it. Even if it’s out of your budget cross it off your bucket list. You may never get the chance again. Enjoy yourself. Sometimes it’s about quality of travel and not quantity.

Jess Boyd

Bangkok: What to do & things to see

In its full form it is an absolute tangle of people, tuk-tuks, and the ever-constant sound of streets filled to the brim with music and locals selling anything and everything. There is not a single place in Bangkok where you can escape the rush and chatter of the city. In saying that, Bangkok is definitely not for the faint-hearted – in order to say you conquered Thailand’s capital is to go in with a strong heart and a willingness to open your mind to all of its levels of crazy. And trust me, it’s worth it.

Tayla Bruce

An Eclectic Town

I currently live in Pai, a valley community tucked in the grandiose mountains of Northern Thailand.  4 years ago, on my first visit to this small town, I immediately noticed one thing–the food.   Walking down the infamous night walking street, I could smell fish sauce and hear the crackling of fried eggs. I saw fried insects and skewers of dried fish.  At the same time, however, I smelled lasagna and baked potatoes and saw sushi and pizza stalls.  Because many Western expats have decided to reside here, the local fare has become a miscellany of influences.  There are loads of restaurants that serve various types of cuisines, but staying true to their own culture,  there are many places to get proper street Thai food as well.  Whatever you are craving, you can be sure to get most of it.  However, because Pai is a 3 hour drive from Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, there are certain ingredients that don’t make an appearance here.  A variety of cheeses and cured meats are hard to come by and are very expensive.  Getting a filet is out of the question, as is fresh seafood.  Despite these challenges, I wake up every day excited to eat somewhere new or pop on down to the places I love to eat at.  Pai is a town that is constantly recreating itself, and with it, the food.

Katie Marty

The Challenge

This is a seriously fun day out. Set on a lake and accessible through a bar with a great vibe and awesome staff, this is Thailand’s real life version of Total Wipeout. You can either time yourself to get up on the leader board which has three categories; male, female and children; or you can just go at your own pace, chill out on the floating mats in the sun and take your time trying to cross over the giant red balls. Only 8 people had EVER crossed these when we were there back in January and we also failed to make this list. They are a lot more slippery than they look!

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Maya Bay - An Island Paradise

It’s regarded as a must-see tourist destination, advertising the luscious sandy beaches and piercing blue water in almost every travel guide, so what’s stopping you from visiting Thailand’s Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay? 

Alyshia Anderson

Pak Nam Pran in Thailand : Hidden Gem for outdoor activity 1

Then, Have you heard Hua Hin, one of most popular beach resort city in Thailand. I think Many people heard about that. Pak nam Pran, where is 25km south from Hua Hin, is quiet small fisherman village in Pran Buri- but it is on developing for tourism… so Hurry up to visit!

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Wat Arun

Maybe you will feel like all the temples were almost the same and that you do not have to see another temple in your life again… REMEMBER, after some time in Thailand you will learn that all the things are Same, same but different. And of course, you do not have to go these places ever again.

Sasa

Detoxing in Patong.

Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Detox. Not two words you would expect to see in one sentence. It seems it would be an impossible task given the soaring number of moonshine buckets, ping pong shows, pool bars and pole dancing venues in contrast to juice bars, organic cafes and yoga studios. Not that a detox even needs those kind of things, being 1st world comforts and all, but seriously you would think its easy to live an easy, clean life on an island, right?! Let’s just say, considering everything everyone had told me, combined with my past experience in Patong, I was beside myself when I found a natural coconut ice cream bar smack bang in the middle of Bangla Road – the red light district of Phuket!

Therese Lowton

A Pattaya Travel Guide

Thailand has no shortage of vacationers, backpackers and expats. However, many travelers miss one of the most exciting and unusual places in both the country, as well as the world: the city of Pattaya, a beach resort “paradise” located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in the Chonburi province, only about an hour and a half via bus from Bangkok.

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Seeking adventures in Chiang Mai

After several weeks touring temples, citing out cities and packing our bags every other day; we were ready to take a breather in the great outdoors. Chiang Mai, being surrounded by luscious, green mountains, seemed like a great base for seeking adventures. In total we spent 3 weeks in North Thailand, these were some of our favourite spots in Chiang Mai.

Jess Adsett

What is Papaya Vintage Market

It is a huge, four-store vintage market neatly and cleanly filled to the brink with everything anyone could possibly imagine; lamps, chairs, phones, bikes, computers, hand painted porcelains, neon signs and a dozen of creepy life-sized Jar Jar Binks are just a hint of what can be seen inside that place. It is a whole world of rare antiques you would never hope to see in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ada Albano

Bangkok: Exploring the Land of Smiles

Thailand is known as the “land of smiles”. Stepping into the land of smiles can bring a smile to others. I, for one, have experienced the excitement of coming to the city of Bangkok in Thailand. There is an hour late time difference between Manila and Bangkok. It made our stay in Bangkok longer so plan ahead and make use of your time wisely. We booked for a 5-night stay (June 20-24, 2017) in Booking.com and found a room for three in Sabye Bangkok at around 6,300 PHP (110USD). It comes with complimentary breakfast. Sabye Bangkok is located at 80 Samsen Rd., which is surrounded by small food restaurants, Thai massages, and other small hotels.

Wati

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