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.

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Top 50 hostels in Thailand.

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

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S & C Hostel

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S & C Hostel

Located just 2 minute walking distance from legendary full moon party , S & C Hostel is far enough from the beach to get a good nights sleep. S & C Hostel has air-conditioned dormitory rooms feature bunk beds with personal lockers . Guests have access to a shared toilet and bathroom with free toi...
S & C Hostel is a hostel in Koh Phangan. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Buddy Lodge

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Buddy Lodge

Buddy Lodge is perfectly situated in the historic district of Bangkok and within walking distance of all the great historical places in Bangkok including the Grand Palace, Golden Mount, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Democracy Monument, and many other cultural sites in Bangkok City Ol...
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Phuket Airport Hotel

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Phuket Airport Hotel

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Phuket Airport Hotel is the closest hotel to Phuket International Airport. Although only 400 m away, it features minimal airport noise. An outdoor pool, free 24-hour airport transfers and a free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Rooms at Phuket Airport...
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FIRST 1 Boutique House at Sukhumvit 1

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FIRST 1 Boutique House at Sukhumvit 1

First 1 Boutique Hostel is well-positioned in Bangkok, easy to access to many attratctions such as Terminal 21, Emquatier, Paragon, and Jatujak Market etc. First 1 Boutique Hostel offers beds in air-conditioned dormitory rooms. Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. Each bunk bed comes with a pr...
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Busaba Ayutthaya

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Busaba Ayutthaya

Busaba Ayutthaya is the hostel that transformed the 50-year ancient Thai old house into a new form that is adapted to today's lifestyle. The building is renovated, but it still keeps a classic style. Also even the building is mixed with modern materials like steel which is used as a facade to re...
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Cozytel

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Cozytel

Cozytel – a cozy little place, located right in the heart of Chiang Mai, within walking distance to the 'Sunday Night Market' and 'Chang Phuek Food Market'. It is close to everything you need for a great city break and major transportation routes are on your doorstep. Aืn outdoor swimming pool is av...
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Na-Rak-O Resort

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Na-Rak-O Resort

Na-Rak-O Resort perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are place to sit outside the room. You can choose the style you like. It takes only 15 minutes drive from Mae Fha Luang International airport, Chiang Rai. If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Chiang Rai, look no further t...
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The Classroom Hotel

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The Classroom Hotel

The Classroom Hotel is an adults-only boutique hotel in the heart of the action in the exciting beach town of Pattaya. All our rooms are fitted with one King sized bed, air conditioning, kitchenette, TV, DVD, in-room safe, and a private bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking but each has...
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Clear View Resort

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Clear View Resort

Clear View Resort is located in a quiet area between Mae Had beach and Sairee beach on Koh Tao island. The property provides a safe, clean and comfortable environment for travelers. Also, it is just a minute's walk from the beach. The property features bungalows with a private balcony and free Wi...
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Spinomad Hostel

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Spinomad Hostel

Welcome to Spinomad Hostel, a comfortable, clean, cozy and friendly hostel in the heart of Chiang Rai. Spinomad Hostel is more than just a hostel as we also have a Laundry Cafe available on-site. Spinomad Hostel have provided bunk-bed mixed dormitory, double room and twin room. Spinomad Hoste...
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Jungle Gym & Ecolodge

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Jungle Gym & Ecolodge

Have you come to party but want a quiet locale to get away from the noise? Come join us at the chillest resort style hostel in Haad Rin, without paying resort prices. This is not your normal hostel where you are going to be cramped, bunking with 20 strangers. Our accommodations are deluxe 4 bed...
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Nisarine Homestay @ Koh Klang

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Nisarine Homestay @ Koh Klang

Nisarine Hostel @ Koh Klang is the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Krabi. All of which integrate their guests with the local community and Nisarine Hostel @ Koh klang is the best choice. Nisarine Hostel @ Koh Klang is 4000 m from the city centre. It is within a 5-minute walk from Th...
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Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel

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Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel

A brand new, eco-friendly social venture. A great place to meet other travelers, with organised activities, experience the local Thai culture, have fun and sleep well. We have free Wifi. Our dorms each have: - electronic door lockers - aircon - full length mirror + hairdryer - big lockers...
Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel is a hostel in Koh Tao. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Lanta Just Come Hotel

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Lanta Just Come Hotel

Lanta Just Come Hotel is a quiet, comfortable and clean place to stay on Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand. The property also features with a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Lanta Just Come hotel is located in the Klong Khong Beach neighborhood in Koh Lanta. This property is within close prox...
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Khao Sok Riverfront Resort

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Khao Sok Riverfront Resort

Situated right on the river in peaceful gardens surrounded by the tropical jungle. Khao Sok Riverfront Resort offers safe, comfortable and spacious rooms. The resort has a collection of beautiful cottages and a great restaurant and bar with views of the river. The Rafflesia Cafe is open all day se...
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Sattahiptale Boutique Guesthouse & Hostel

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Sattahiptale Boutique Guesthouse & Hostel

Sattahiptale Boutique Guesthouse & Hostel is a small and boutique accommodation located in Fisherman Village in Sattahip. We are the only hostel in Sattahip, 40 km south of Pattaya. You can feel the real local life around the hostel. It's cozy and friendly. You come as guests and leave as friend...
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Comfy Bed Hostel

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Comfy Bed Hostel

A boutique hostel nearby khaosan and old town in walking distance with over expectation support from our local staffs. ****Good sleep**** - Enough distance from pub's noise in the night time (250 m). - Enough distance from temple's noise in the night time (100 m). - Not too crowed. - Comfy be...
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Khaosan Green House Hotel

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Khaosan Green House Hotel

GREEN HOUSE is a guest house and dormitory right next to the world famous Khao San Road. Conveniently located close to a local landmark, the Viengtai Hotel on Soi Rambuttri, the 80-room guest house is open to all nationalities and offers clean, functional budget accommodation with a wide range of op...
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Kanlaya Park

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Kanlaya Park

Situated a 10-minute walk from Mae Nam Beach, Kanlaya Park offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Free public parking is also available on site. Each room is fitted with air-conditioning, fridge and a cable/satellite TV. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. Travel arrang...
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TongSiam

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TongSiam

TongSiam Asian Vintage Style hostel, we located in the heart of Chiangrai. Only 1 step from Saturday walking street and walking distance to Night Bazaar and Clock tower. We have 2 room type available, Dormitory with shared bathroom and Private room ensuite. Every room equipped with 220v universal...
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Hug Her Him Nan

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Hug Her Him Nan

Welcome to Hug Her Him at Nan! We are warm cozy little home for short and long stay. We offer a homely and relaxing stay which is friendly in harmony of community of Thai North-East style culture. We are waiting to welcome you to our Hug Her Him Nan homestay. 7 national parks in Nan, Thailand...
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Beehive Phuket Oldtown Hostel

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Beehive Phuket Oldtown Hostel

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Beehive Phuket Old Town is situated in Phuket Town in the Phuket Region, 600 metres from Old Phuket Town. Beehive Phuket Old Town offers both private and dormitory rooms with air conditioning. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a...
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Baan P

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Baan P' Maali Hostel

All rooms come with air conditioner and fan, complete with bunk bed but you will comfortable and feel to personal. Curtain, light, socket and locker is available for every bed. You will feel relax when stay here. There is shared bathroom on site only, but 3 hot-cold showers for men and 3 for wom...
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Mont Goei Pai

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Mont Goei Pai

Mon Goey Pai offers modern air-conditioned Thai bungalows with a balcony, situated in a popular area of Mae Hong Son. A 5-minute ride to the hip Walking Street. Mon Goey Pai is a 10-minute drive to Santichon Village, an area occupied by Chinese immigrants filled with rich history and culture. Mo...
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Pura Vida Hostel Bangkok

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Pura Vida Hostel Bangkok

Pura Vida Hostel Bangkok is a hostel with 4 rooms in dormitory style. The rooms have bunk beds ranged from 4 to 8 beds. All rooms have air-conditioner and shared bathroom inside the rooms with hot water and free toiletries. Some rooms have a terrace. We are famous for its buffet breakfast, weekly e...
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Pai Backpacker Meeting Place

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Pai Backpacker Meeting Place

Welcome to Pai Backpacker Meeting Place. Join our fun & friendly family. Relax in your cozy courtyard overlooking Pai and the beautiful surrounding hills. Have a drink and some food in our open terrace upstairs Bar. Enjoy your new home! Lounging in hammocks, practicing daily Free Yoga, weekly...
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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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Pai River Jam Hostel

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Pai River Jam Hostel

At Pai jam we treat our guests like family. Our place is a paradise along the riverbed. 2 minutes from the walking street but just far enough from the city sounds . Feel at ease in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with fire side jam sessions every night. All guest are welcome to use our...
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Phi Phi Sea Sky Resort

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Phi Phi Sea Sky Resort

Welcome to Phi Phi Sea Sky Resort, a dream location for any visitor looking for either an eventful or relaxing holiday. Phi Phi Sea Sky Resort is a Thai Modern style resort, nestled on the tropical hillside. This elegant accommodation is an ideal place to spend a relaxed and rejuvenating holiday....
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Legacy Express Bangkok

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Legacy Express Bangkok

Welcome to Legacy Express Bangkok Located on Sukhumvit Soi 1 with only 3-5minutes from BTS Skytrain PHLOENCHIT Station and Bumrungrad International Hospital, Legacy Express is one of Bangkoks newest properties, delighting travelers with affordable accommodation featuring bright, modern rooms fit...
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Tanita House

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Tanita House

Tanita House is a unique set of charming little houses made of old teak wood, along Chiang Mai's River Ping: a private place where you can relax in traditional wooden Northern Thai style. Our place is where you'll find the genuine ambience of the Thai home, vivid but peaceful. The antique shop and g...
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Kloem Hostel

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Kloem Hostel

“Kloem hostel,” is renovated from a Thai government house built in 1957. The house structure made of hardwood, which represents the identity of traditional Thai house, has been perfectly complemented by a modernist architecture. Come and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery along the tra...
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Weeping Willow Sukhumvit 26

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Weeping Willow Sukhumvit 26

The 40-year old house is alive again after big renovation but still keeping its unique style. We intend to make Weeping Willow like your home in Bangkok. Weeping Willow is located in the most greenery street in Sukhumvit area. You will find the real relax and cozy place in Bangkok CBD. We provide...
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Busket Hostel

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Busket Hostel

Busket Hostel is located in the heart of Chiangrai with just 10 meters to Chiangrai famous Night Bazaar (back door access) and 100 meters to Old Bus Station. We located in Sirikorn Market (famous flower market) where our guests can learn more of Chiangrai local life. Only 250 meters walking distance...
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Tangmo House

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Tangmo House

Welcome to Tangmo House :) Warmth and friendly With its location just from the city center and 5 KM from the airport, this 2-star property attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering guests...
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iNest Poshtel

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iNest Poshtel

iNest Poshtel is located in Kata Beach, a very famous and clean beach area in Phuket. We have on-site restaurant that serves international and Thai cuisine. At iNest Poshtel, you can choose to stay in one of our 8 private rooms and 6 dormitory rooms. Every room has air-conditioner. Beds are comfort...
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Get Hi Hostel

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Get Hi Hostel

Brand New Hostel Since NOVEMBER 2018 ‘Get Hi Hostel' is a social hostel in Chiang Rai for young adult travelers who want to meet people and have fun. It is between chill & party. It is located in local / expat area, where you get to fall in love with the real Chiang Rai and see it thru the eyes...
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Warm Window Silom

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Warm Window Silom

If Bangkok is your destination then definitely, “Silom”, is a place you should have a look at. Lots of activities that could provide you true local experiences. Shopaholic, Admire the Art, Taste of Local, are gathered around Silom! Moreover, since Silom is one of the most famous area Bangkok, eve...
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Siam Colors Hostel

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Siam Colors Hostel

In this area you can enjoy yourself with Bangkok's famous street food, markets, and many bars & nightclubs. Siam Colors Hostel will be your favorite place to sleep and meet like minded travelers. Siam Colors Hostel provides 3 kinds of dormitory and private rooms to satisfy every backpacker taste...
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Chan Cha La 99 Hostel

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Chan Cha La 99 Hostel

Chan Cha La 99 Hostel is conveniently in Bangkok, where is located at Sukhumvit Soi 99 on Sukhumvit road. Just 1 min (50 m) from Bang Chak BTS Station, exit no.3, Yellow Building. There are local market, coffee shop, convenient store, spa and message, car rental, banks near us. Then it will fullfill...
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Hostel by Bed

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Hostel by Bed

HOSTEL by BED is a contemporary travelers’ hub, with comfortable amenities, a central location, and a friendly community. We are intent on holding ourselves to high standards of cleanliness and have designed our space to meet a wide range of travel-related needs. HOSTEL was inspired by the famou...
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Reset Hostel

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Reset Hostel

We're the FIRST and ONLY hostel located at Klong Muang Beach 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 i...
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Lana Beds & Spaces

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Lana Beds & Spaces

Lana Beds & Spaces is a Co-living and Co-working space combined, located in peaceful place of central Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is close to the local historic community (Wat Ket Community), local market, shopping mall, restaurants and many of Chiang Mai’s tourist attractions. Lana offers you to st...
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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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Destiny Hostel Khaolak

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Destiny Hostel Khaolak

16 minutes walk from the beach, Destiny Hostel Khaolak is suitable for family vacations or those who like guiet atmosphere. The common area at Destiny Hostel Khaolak is specious, clean and well decorated. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole property. Light breakfast includes bread, cooki...
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PA Prank

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PA Prank

Architect Hostel meets artist stay. Welcome to the gorgeous little 5 Star Hostel PA Prank Bangkok. This boutique hostel hosts a total of 20 guests only ! Best for private and peace, spread over 1 mixed dorm room of 8 beds, 1 female dorm room of 8 beds and 2 super private bunk-beds. Beside hostel...
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The Snug Airportel

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The Snug Airportel

Our hotel is the perfect location for you to relax after a long trip or to rest after a long flight. A comfy quality bed lets you stay lazy in bed all day. Food and beverages can be ordered right at the reception. Our swimming pool is there for you whenever you need to cool down under a hot da...
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Once More Hostel

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Once More Hostel

“Stay with us Once More” Great fun place to meet traveler enjoy sunset on the scenic rooftop. Moreover, Once More cafe and craft beer offer all our guests with a great discount. For traveler who are on the go, Once More is conveniently located near Chiang Mai Gate (South Gate). A 10 minutes walk...
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PJ Inn Pattaya

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PJ Inn Pattaya

PJ Inn Pattaya is located on Soi 12 of Central Pattaya road, only 100 meters from entrance. You can walk only 15 minutes to the ‘Pattaya’ beach. It is only 5 minutes to a small local night market ‘Mae Wilai’, where you can find Thai fruits, local foods here. The guestrooms of PJ Inn Pattaya are...
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Check-in My Hostel

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Check-in My Hostel

This small family-run hostel is the 30-year old antique wooden house that has been converted into a boutique retreat, equipped with modern accommodation. We have 2 room types, 1. Ladies’ Dorm (4 Beds) 2. Mixed Dorm (4-Beds) All rooms will have shared bathrooms and toilets Room’s facilit...
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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.

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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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