Best Places for Backpackers in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Enjoy backpacking around Chiang Mai, 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 Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Top 50 hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family Home Chiang Mai

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Family Home Chiang Mai

Our dormitories shared bunk-bed dormitories, With either air-conditioning and fan, each bed is equipped with wall power outlets for all your electronic needs, a locker, and a personal bedside light. Our beds are comfy and private and the bathrooms are clean and of western standard. Wi-Fi access is f...
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Hostel Lullaby

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Hostel Lullaby

Hostel Lullaby provide five star hotel mattress. FREE Breakfast & Snack, FREE Cooking Class, FREE bottle of water ( at check-in ) and FREE Bicycle Our Hostel 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 hos...
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The Entaneer Poshtel

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The Entaneer Poshtel

Stay with us at The Entaneer Poshtel We are family run this hostel. We are friendly to talk. Sometime you can join staff meal or you can learn the local food, how to make them. We got a nice bar, free kitchen for cooking and a lot of facilities. We are near Chiang Mai old town( 3 mins on foot...
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Makad

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Makad

Living in the heart of Chiang Mai at grand market (kad-luang) place is close to restaurants and dining, great views, and art and culture. You will love Makad because of the location, the views, the high ceilings, and the coziness. Makad is good for couples, business travelers, and big groups. we...
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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 and the top eats! T...
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The Cabin Backpackers Hostel & Bar

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The Cabin Backpackers Hostel & Bar

Welcome to The Cabin Backpackers Hostel & Bar. On hand to help you will be our fun, fresh & knowledgeable English speaking team that will enhance your stay in Chiang Mai. The Cabin is a great base to explore the city and is just a few minutes walk from the famous Thapae Gate and has easy acces...
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Baan Phuen Hostel & Rooftop Bar

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Baan Phuen Hostel & Rooftop Bar

If you are seeking for a local experience, local street food, coffee shop, taking pictures, and meeting fellow travellers, Baan Phuen Hostel and Rooftop is perfect for you. We’re located in the middle of good coffee shops and locals. Everything you need is located in a walking distance. The bus s...
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Your Hostel at Chiang Mai

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Your Hostel at Chiang Mai

Your Hostel is a Boutique Hostel Dormitory in Chiang Mai. We decorate in the bohemian style. We have total 4 bed rooms: 20 beds. We have 6 beds in mixed dormitories room, 6 beds in male dormitory room ( This two rooms can be connecting room.), 6 beds in female dormitory room and 2 beds in dormito...
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A Dude Mini Hostel

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A Dude Mini Hostel

“No friendship is an accident” A Dude mini Hostel, mini only space but a lot of good feelings, good memories and good friends go back. A Dude mini Hostel is situated in downtown Chiang Mai, closed to Chiang Mai Gate (the south side of the old city walls) and Ku Muang (Chiang Mai’...
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Swiss-Lanna Lodge

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Swiss-Lanna Lodge

The Swiss-Lanna Lodge is located between the main railway station and the Night Bazaar, in the heart of a residential area in Chiang Mai, on the shores of the Ping River, only a 15 minute ride to or from the airport. Our genuine Thai house is the ideal place for you and your family to rest in. T...
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Stamps Backpackers

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Stamps Backpackers

Welcome to Stamps Backpackers Social hostel! Unlike most hostels in Chiang Mai, our dormitories are set up using a semi-private sleeping pod concept. We offer a variety of room options including single-bed pod dorms and shared bunk-bed dormitories, With either air-conditioning or fan, each bed is...
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The Ghee House

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The Ghee House

Recently renovated for a late 2015 open, we provide our guests with modern facilities including comfortable beds, clean & contemporary bathrooms with complimentary body wash and shampoo, hot showers, A/C rooms all with LED TV's. Fast & FREE WiFi, 24 hour security, convenient laundry service all at a...
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Luna Guesthouse 2​

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Luna Guesthouse 2​

Luna guesthouse is a clean, cosy, thai style wooden house located in a pleasant quiet soi just off the bustling Thapae road, approximately 3/4 minutes away from Tha Phae Gate where the famous Sunday Market takes place. 5/10 minutes (depending on how slowly you walk.) brings you to the Night Bazaar....
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Baan Heart Thai

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Baan Heart Thai

Baan Heart Thai is a Family-run hostel. Place to relax and have a quality of sleep. Enjoy your chill time in our library with selected books or do meditation/yoga on our top floor. Let's experience the slow-life city "Chiang Mai" at Baan Heart Thai Hostel. ***Not a party hostel, if you are lookin...
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Eden Walking Street Hostel

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Eden Walking Street Hostel

Eden Walking Street Hostel is brand new, featuring spotless and colorful rooms with comfortable beds. All rooms are air-con and free wifi access. Bathrooms are of the utmost quality and cleanliness ensuring comfort for all our guests. We have 4 rooms , 10-bed dorm room, 8-bed dorm room, 6-bed dorm...
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Family Home 2 (Absolute House by Joe)

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Family Home 2 (Absolute House by Joe)

Our dormitories shared bunk-bed dormitories, With either air-conditioning and fan, each bed is equipped with wall power outlets for all your electronic needs, a locker, and a personal bedside light. Our beds are comfy and private and the bathrooms are clean. Wi-Fi access is fast and powerful for you...
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About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai

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About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai

About A Bed is located close to Chiang Mai Old Town with superior facilities and services. We are the good choice for who is looking for the place to relax, calm and make new friends. You can take only - 3 mins walk to nearest convenience store and pharmacy - 3 mins walk to Chang Phuak Night...
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Slee Hostel Chiang Mai

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Slee Hostel Chiang Mai

Slee Hostel Chiang Mai - The name is pronounced as /sa li:/, a Northern Thai word referring to a mattress for sleeping. It is budget hostel located in Chiang Mai (Santitham). The new meeting point for tourists and drinkers in Chiang Mai. We serve our signature cocktails, based on Thai spirit and int...
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No.9 Hostel & Cafe

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No.9 Hostel & Cafe

With the driven concept of community hangout place, we bring you to cozy BAR BBQ garden vibe. Go out at daytime to explore the beauty of Chiang Mai (we sell tickets for: Elephant camp, ATV, Zipline Cooking school and more). Come back to your hostel Relax! Eat! Drink! Cook! Get to know new friend...
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Have a Nice Day Hostel

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Have a Nice Day Hostel

Have a Nice day. We are hostel&Cafe in the old town Chiang Mai. Near the Saturday and Sunday walking street. Just 15 minutes from the Chiang Mai international airport and you can walk to Wat Phra Sing or Chiang Mai Gate Market not far from our hostel. We also provide you beds, great food & c...
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Thai Thai Hostel

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Thai Thai Hostel

Hello travelers, holidaymakers, and travel lovers! Whether you travel together as a group, a couple or as a Solo Traveler, you can be sure that you will be well treated from us like we are your traveling companion. From checking-in at our hostel to traveling in Chiang Mai, booking a transfer or a...
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Whats Up Chiangmai

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Whats Up Chiangmai

What's Up Chiangmai has one of the best-rated locations in Chiang Mai! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. This property is also rated for the best value in Chiang Mai! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. The...
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The Restel Chiang Mai

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The Restel Chiang Mai

The Restet is a comfortable, centrally located hostel just 3-5 minutes walk from Maya shopping mall. Please make sure to read the hostel's Terms & Conditions before booking. Special conditions apply for group bookings (15 guests or more), please contact the hostel directly. *Property Polic...
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Sook Hostel

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Sook Hostel

Centrally located directly at Sook Hostel is the place to be with its proximity to all major sightseeing sites. Our vibrant surroundings are bursting with Cultural attractions, famous bars, cafes, restaurants and local street food. We are a budget accommodation which offers comfortable stay and...
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Thunder Bird Hostel

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Thunder Bird Hostel

Thunder Bird Hostel is set in the Chiang Mai Old Town district in Chiang Mai, 500 m from Tha Pae Gate. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. Every room comes with a shared bathroom equipped with a shower. Thunder Bird Hostel features free...
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168 Chiangmai Guesthouse

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168 Chiangmai Guesthouse

168 Chiangmai Guesthouse is located in Chiang Mai. Free WiFi access is available. 2 Dormitory-style one is air conditioning Dormitory room, one is Fan dormitory room, both dormitory provide lockers, a personal light and plug. Shower facilities are in the shared bathroom. At 168 Chiangmai Guest...
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Sherloft Hostel & Breakfast

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Sherloft Hostel & Breakfast

Sherloft Hostel & Breakfast is located at heart of Chiang Mai city center, where you can enjoy walking or cycling to many attractions in this lovely city. It is a short walk to the temples, shops and a famous market (Chiang Mai Gate Market) and the most largest walking street on Saturday and Sunday...
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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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Stranger House

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Stranger House

If you are looking for quiet, peaceful hostel for your relaxing, we just want to invite you guys to stay with us! ### **** We have 2 kitties **** ### We are welcoming guests with super friendly staffs and get comfy up because we want you to feel like home. We are easy to access, you can get to...
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Zen Hostel Chiang Mai

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Zen Hostel Chiang Mai

Zen Hostel Chiang Mai is one of businesses of Zen Hotel and resort management Co, Ltd. It is designed in the concept of city resort hostel. The main targets are those who love traveling and natural atmosphere, combining with highly skilled service-minded staff. Moreover, all staff can serve cust...
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84 Gallery

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84 Gallery

84 gallery offers a comfortable and modern stay, catering to a variety of guests and their interests. Situated right by Saturday Night Street Market and other amenities, 84 gallery is only a short walk or drive to all that Chiang Mai has to offer. Only a 5 minute drive from the airport we are conven...
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Stay With Hug Poshtel & Activities

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Stay With Hug Poshtel & Activities

For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Stay with HUG Poshtel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services. Wi-Fi is available within public areas and of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends. Stay with...
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Neat Hostel

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Neat Hostel

Neat Hostel is located in Chiang Mai and is only 450 metres from Wat Phra Singh. Popular spots of attractions nearby include Three Kings Monument, Chedi Luang Temple, Tha Pae Gate, walking street and Warorot Market. We have 3 dormitory rooms and 1 private rooms. Free WiFi is available throughout...
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Phukhao Hostel

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Phukhao Hostel

Phukhao Hostel is a lovely Sleep Box Hostel, located in the heart of respectful old community area of Chiang Mai old town, Thailand. All rooms are air-con and free wifi access. Bathrooms are of the utmost quality and cleanliness ensuring comfort for all our guests. From Chiang Mai Airport to P...
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Sclass the Poshtel

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Sclass the Poshtel

Sclass the Poshtel is located in proximity to the famous nightlife down town of Chiang Mai called “ Night Bazaar', which is set near Chiang Mai's main “Mae Ping River“. It is only 2-3 minutes walking distance from Sclass the Poshtel. If you are looking for an affordable poshtel to relax within th...
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Haihostel

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Haihostel

Hai is reconditioned from the old 1-storey commercial building, which is located nearby Tha Pae Gate just 140 metres by walking (The most popular landmark in Chiangmai) and the important part of the heritage old wall around the city. The hostel is also called the heart of city center. With 4 differe...
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Hobnob Hostel

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Hobnob Hostel

Renovated in 2018, hobnob Hostel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Chiang Mai for business or pleasure. Hobnob hostel, a place where you can spend time in a friendly way. Only 0.1 km from the city center, the property's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach m...
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Big&O

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Big&O's House 2

What we do best at Big & O’s is make our friends part of our family. The second house has the perfect atmosphere with a relaxing outdoor seating area, which is a great place to meet to people and share our experiences of Thailand. It’s also where we host amazing BBQ parties! As it’s still very clos...
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Oxotel Hostel

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Oxotel Hostel

‘ A relaxing resort hostel ‘ Oxotel is a brand new design hostel in Chiang Mai opened on November 2015. We are located on “Wualai road”, where the local experience on 'Walking Street Market' every Saturday is. Travelers from all over the world are welcome to spend you relaxing vacation at our...
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@Box Hostel

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@Box Hostel

NEWLY RENOVATED !!! BIGGER ROOM, MORE SPACE , MORE PRIVACY !!! @Box Hostel built with shipping containers, with a big common area, nice roof top area and chill out area. It is located on Chang Puek Gate with easy access to major attractions of Chiang Mai Old Town. It takes only 10 mins walk to famou...
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Monkey Toe Guesthouse

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Monkey Toe Guesthouse

Monkey Toe Guesthouse is a warm and friendly hostel in Chiang Mai city. The entire place is handmade project of the owners themselves, from decorations and reception furniture to the beds, lockers etc. It has all together 6 rooms with 10 beds per room. The rooms are made in capsule style bunks w...
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Suneta Hostel Chiang Mai

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Suneta Hostel Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Here we come! Thailand's northern capital, despite the constant arrival of planes and trains full of sightseers, the former seat of the Lanna kingdom is still blissfully calm and laid-back. This is a place to relax after the chaos of Bangkok and recharge your batteries with fabulous foo...
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Smile Robotist Hostel

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Smile Robotist Hostel

As natural as the light shine through the window pane, Smile Robotist Hostel brings the feeling of home with a touch local city experience that surrounds this cozy hostel. You can discover lounge areas all over from reading books, computer working areas and greenhouse lounge. Socializing made easy o...
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Jeune Hostel Chiang Mai

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Jeune Hostel Chiang Mai

Jeune Hostel is a cozy hostel with a rooftop Doi Suthep viewpoint, located in Chiang Mai near the old city. We have 4 beds in a 'lady room' and 2 mixed dorm rooms for 8 beds per each. All the room type is included the breakfast (bread, jam, and coffee) and free water drinking. There is the air co...
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