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10 Best Hostels In Chiang Mai, Thailand - Updated 2020

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When you’re traveling in Thailand and the hustle and the bustle of Bangkok and island hopping start to get to you, pack your bags and head to the spiritual capital of the country. Renowned as the “Rose of the North”, this laidback city stays true its name and features astounding natural wonders, local markets, and a rich, vibrant history. All the temples nestled around the city of Chiang Mai capture the otherworldly charm of the country. The architecture of these temples boasts the right balance between modern innovation and the history of Thailand.

It is no wonder why visitors from all over the world flock to Chiang Mai and add this city to their itinerary while visiting this Asian land. For both backpackers and travelers, hunting for great hostels right in the city may seem counterintuitive. To ease the search, we have listed the best hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailand, ready for you to explore. Check them out!

1. Hostel Lullaby (from USD 16)

Nestled in the city’s heart, Hostel Lullaby is close to famous attractions, like the Chedi Luang Temple, Wat Phra Singh, Three Kings Monument, Tha Pae Gate, and more. Featuring air-conditioned rooms with free internet throughout the property, guests can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast every morning. And, to congregate and socialize with other travelers and backpackers at the hostel, one can do so in the communal area.

Hostel Lullaby

Address: Hostel Lullaby 24 Soi 7 Prapokklao Road Phrasingh Muang Chiangmai 50200
Price: from 16 USD

Board games/puzzles Non-smoking rooms Physical distancing in dining areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Parking Snack bar Adult only Face masks for guests available

2. Enjoy House (from USD 10)

If you love exploring temples, old-town charm, or just tasting local street food, this location is just perfect for you. Enjoy House in Chiang Mai boasts air-conditioned accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge, terrace, and a garden. The rooms also feature a shared bathroom and include family rooms at the property. Enjoy exploring all the nearby attractions, such as the Three Kings Monument, Chang Puak Market, Chedi Luang Temple, and more.

3. About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai (from USD 13)

Offering a chill vibe, About a Bed Hostel is a great spot for tourists and backpackers alike, who are looking for a place to call ‘home.’ The air-conditioned rooms at the property offer a shared bathroom and guests have complete access to the shared kitchen, shared lounge, and free internet throughout the property. Have fun exploring all the popular landmarks, such as Wat Phra Singh, Chedi Luang Temple, and the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre.

About A Bed Hostel Chiangmai

Address: 248/53 Manee Nopparat Road Sriphoom Mueng
Price: from 13 USD

Non-smoking throughout Smoke alarms Shared lounge/TV area On-site parking Luggage storage Air conditioning Car hire CCTV outside property

4. Red Brick (from USD 14)

Set amid all the popular attractions of Chiang Mai, Red Brick boasts a shared lounge, an outdoor pool, and an in-house restaurant. The restaurant here serves a variety of local, Asian, and International dishes. The hostel rooms at the property include a desk and all the other modern amenities for your comfort. You can enjoy devouring a continental breakfast every morning while staying here.

In addition, this property is also close to all the local landmarks, such as the Warorat Market, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Iron Bridge, Chiang Mai Gate, and many more.

Red Brick

Address: 97/4-5 Rakang road Changklan, Muang Chiangmai
Price: from 14 USD

Laundry WiFi available in all areas Free WiFi Swimming pool toys WiFi CCTV outside property Ticket service Sun terrace

5. Norn Nee Nor (from USD 31)

Featuring air-conditioned rooms with free internet and ticketing service, the rooms at Norn Nee Nor include a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. The rooms come with a patio and a refrigerator and guests have full access to the shared kitchen, shared lounge, terrace, and tours organized by the property. During the day, explore the nearby landmarks, such as the Chang Puak Market, Chedi Luang Temple, and Nimman Haemin.

Norn Nee Nor

Address: 29, Nimmana Haeminda Road, Lane 9 ,Sutep,Mueang Chiang Mai,Chiang Mai
Price: from 31 USD

Archery Internet services Contactless check-in/check-out Process in place to check health of guests Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Parking Mobile app for room service Cooking class

6. Khunluang Hostel (from USD 67)

A popular choice for travelers looking to explore the Old Town, temples, and street food, Khunluang Hostel is nestled right in the city’s heart. This adult-only accommodation comes with a shared lounge, shared kitchen, room service, a garden, a terrace, and free internet. All the units include a seating area, air conditioning, and a shared bathroom and a continental and buffet breakfast is available for guests every morning. Explore the nearby attractions, such as the Chedi Luang Temple, Wat Phra Singh, and Chang Puak Gate.

Khunluang Hostel

Address: 137-141 Khunluang Hostel Prapokklao road, Prasing, Muang
Price: from 67 USD

7. Bodega Chiang Mai Party Hostel (from USD 11)

When you choose to stay at this party hostel, you can expect nothing but the best. This adult-only accommodation comes with a restaurant and a bar and is close to the tourist hotspots, like Elephant Care and Grand Canyon Jumping, Tha Pae Gate, and Wat Sri Suphan. Offering free internet throughout the property, the hostel rooms boast a balcony with city views, air conditioning, and a private bathroom.

Staying at this hostel, guests can indulge in a full English/Irish breakfast every morning and can also explore the local attractions, including the Chedi Luang Temple, Chiang Mai Gate, and the Three Kings Monument.

Bodega Chiang Mai Party Hostel

Address: 3 Ratchamanka 3 Alley, Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200
Price: from 11 USD

8. Fav Plan B (from USD 9)

If you are looking for a comfortable hostel to set-up base, look no further. Located in Chiang Mai, Fav Plan B hostel includes family rooms, twin rooms, and dormitory rooms. The guests are free to use the property terrace, free bikes, a shared lounge, and the non-smoking rooms. When you are out and about, explore the nearby landmarks, such as the Chiang Mai Gate, Three Kings Monument, and Wat Phra Singh. This hostel is also a popular choice for travelers looking to explore the Old Town, street food, and street markets.

Fav Plan B

Address: 88/2-3 Phrapokklao road, Phrasingh Muang Chiang Mai
Price: from 9 USD

CCTV outside property Family rooms Dry cleaning Non-smoking throughout Designated smoking area Ticket service Luggage storage Fire extinguishers

9. Fav Hostel Chiang Mai

Offering adults-only accommodation, Fav Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, provides free bikes, a shared lounge, and a terrace. Nestled close to famous landmarks such as the Tha Pae Gate, Chang Puak Market, and the Three Kings Monument, the hostel includes a shared kitchen, a tour desk, and access to free internet. Rooms boast a balcony and a continental breakfast is also available every morning.

10. Arch39 Minimal Art & Craft (from USD 74)

Located very close to the Lok Molee Temple, Wat Koo Tao, and other attractions, Arch39 Minimal Art & Craft offers free internet and free parking. Featuring both private and dormitory rooms for your comfort, each unit comes with air conditioning. The dormitory rooms include bunk beds, lockers, and personal reading lights and the private rooms boast a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. You will also find a microwave, drinking water machine, and a complimentary toast and coffee/tea maker available in the common area. During your free time, you can rent a bicycle or a motorbike from the property and tour around the local attractions.

Arch39 Minimal Art & Craft

Address: 21,21/1-2 Maneenopparat Soi 2 Road, Sriphum, Muang Chiang Mai,
Price: from 74 USD

Daily housekeeping Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas On-site parking Family rooms Mini-market on site WiFi available in all areas Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Swimming pool

Hostels to suit every kinds of backpackers and travelers

With so much to see and do - food, massages, local markets, beautiful temples, rich culture, and a vibrant nightlife, Chiang Mai has a way to blow its visitors’ minds. Although it is relatively smaller than its neighboring cities, don’t be fooled. There is a lot to do here and the city has something for every kind of traveler. And, if you are looking for a great hostel to set as your base, whether it’s close to the main attractions of the city or a tranquil space, there are accommodations here that will suit all your needs.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, unusual and off-the-beaten...Read more

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