Are you looking for the best hostels in Chiang Mai right now? You’re asking yourself about the areas with the best sights, food options and connections to other places? You came to the perfect place. We compiled a list with the best hostels in Chiang Mai along with a brief overview of its environment, atmosphere and possible activities to do:
- So Hostel – from 450 THB
This hostel sits right at the end of Loi Kroh Road, just a few steps away from the bustling Night Bazaar and the Ping River. Other locations within the Old City can be reached via walking (20 minutes) or cycling (5-10 minutes). Wifi is available in all rooms, the reception opens 24/7 for all inquiries and a coffee shop offers drinks and snacks. They also offer various tour packages and bicycle rent. Depending on your preferences, So Hostel offers Double-, Triple-, Female -and Mixed Dorm Rooms.
Location: 64/2 Loi Kroh Road, Changklan
- Oxotel Hostel Chiang Mai – from 900 THB
This stylish hostel just opened end of last year. It sits at the end of Wualai Road, which is especially known for the weekly Saturday Night Market. Due to its awesome location you can easily walk to many places such as Chiang Mai Gate, Wat Sri Suphan (the Silver Temple) and Airport Plaza Mall. A coffee shop is located adjacent to the hostel. It just takes about 10 minutes from the airport to get here. You can also get a red minibus (Songthaew) in no time that can drop you anywhere around the city. By the way, they have some cool classic cars parked in the front.
Location: 149-153 Wualai Road
- Hug Hostel – from 200 THB
Hug Hostel is a modern and clean hostel located at Sri Poom Road near the North Gate. The location allows you easy access via walking or cycling to all major sights within the Old Town such as Wat Chiang Man or Wat Chedi Luang. In addition, you have Kad Suan Kaew, a shopping mall, in close distance as well as several night markets with plenty of food hawkers. The hostel offers also a series of activities and excursions.
Location: 115/3 Sri Poom Road
- Green Tiger House – from 500 THB
The Green Tiger House offers double, triple and dorm rooms that are surprisingly big for a hostel. The beds are all made from wooden with super comfy mattresses. As the above mentioned Hug Hostel, the hostel sits near the North Gate with great access to the Old City. Try their food whilst you here as the dishes are some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes in town.
Location: 1/4 Sri Poom Road
- The Pause Hostel – from 300 THB
Located within the heart of Chiang Mai chicest quarter, The Pause Hostel reflects absolutely the style of the Nimman area: trendy & modern. The dorm rooms range from 6 beds to 8 beds and are either mixed or for ladies only. Although the rooms are not as big as in other hostels, the facilities are clean and well maintained. You have countless little coffee shops, international restaurants, co-working spaces and a shopping mall (MAYA) with cinema in walking distance.
Location: 10/6 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 17
- Why Not Hostel – from 230 THB
The hostel sits right in the middle of Santitham, a vibrant area where you won’t find many tourists. Lots of markets and little shops selling everything from food to clothes can be found around here. The quarter is sandwiched between Nimman and the Old City you can easily cycle to either place or take a Songthaew for a short ride. Aside the usual facilities, the hostel offers personal lockers, bike rental and tour packages. Just note that they don’t have cooking facilities or refrigerators (there is a 7-Eleven next door).
Location: 70/5 Santisuk Road
- Bunk Boutique Hostel – from 229 THB
The Bunk Boutique Hostel is also located in Santitham and is a great alternative to the above mentioned Why Not Hostel. Designed in ‘loft-style’, the hostel’s rooms (all mixed dorms) come in bright and fresh colours that are a welcoming alternative to (most) sterile looking hostel rooms. Among its services are cycle and motorbike rent, tours, laundry and private transportation
Location: 8/7 Rajapruek Road
- Coincidence Hub & Hostel – from 200 THB
The hostels sits right in the heart of the Old Town with easy access to many cultural sights, restaurants, shops, cafés, the Sunday Night Market and Thapae Gate in walking distance. Songthaews and tuk-tuks can be found at almost any time, speaking you can get around town within a few minutes. The hostel is designed in minimalistic industrial loft style and wins with its modern and clean ambience. Facilities include laundry+drying service, free breakfast and a rooftop bar several other things. With 12 to 16 bedded mixed dorm rooms, Coincidence offers some of the largest rooms in the city.
Location: 58 Intrawarorot Road
- Eco Resort Chiang Mai – from 1200 THB
Wait, a resort? Yes, this one has to be featured here as well! Not a hostel in the traditional sense, the Eco Resort Chiang Mai reinvented the concept of a traditional hostel and offers affordable accommodation to budget travellers and backpackers with the environment of a resort. It’s located to the east of the Ping River, close to the train station and bus terminal. If you’re looking for a clean place with a large pool to relax, you’re right here. There are not many things to do in the surrounding, apart a few night markets and Central Festival, Chiang Mai’s largest shopping mall. You have to take a bike (or get a tuk-tuk/Songthaew) to get around.
Location: 109 Bumrungras Road
- Rimnim Hostel – from 320 THB
Situated at the edge of Nimmanhaemin and the Old City, Rimnim Hostel offers cozy 4 and 8-bed mixed dorm rooms. The stylish center of Nimman is just a short walk away while you can reach the Old City within a few minutes by bike. The hostel offers free breakfast, free towels, bicycle hire, airport transfers and tour packages among several other things. A 7-Eleven mini mart is right next door.
Location: Siri Mangkalajarn Road, Soi 1