i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel
i-smile Hostel

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8.9

Excellent

316 reviews

316 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 50 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Wat Kuan Kama

120 m

Wat Raja Montean

120 m

Wat Lok Molee

130 m

Kuankarmarh Temple

140 m

Lok Moree Temple

140 m

Popular landmarks
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)

910 m

Wat Chedi Luang

1.1 km

Tha Phae Gate

1.4 km

Wua Lai Walking Street

1.8 km

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

2.1 km

Closest landmarks
Dr. Venus

140 m

Phong Phot Pool

300 m

Dr Jaroon Medical Clinic

310 m

Chang Phuak Gate (The Elephant Gate)

330 m

Ali Pharmacy

360 m

i-smile Hostel

248/15 Sahasriphum Place, Maninopparat Road. T.Sriphoom, A.Muang, Chang Phuak, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Chang Phuak part of Chiang Mai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Chiang Mai

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transport

650 meters to Wat Chiang Man

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Game room

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Mai every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.3
Distance to city center1. km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.8 km

Rooms available at i-smile Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

FAMILY ROOM
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Bunk
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room
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  • 6 bunk beds
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Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Dormitory Fan
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at i-smile Hostel?

Check-in is from 07:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at i-smile Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, i-smile Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel is located in Chang Phuak, famous for good restaurants such as Little Lanna Cafe & Premier Guesthouse, Franco-Thai Place and Lovin’ Sweets.

What are popular attractions near i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel is located in Chang Phuak area, which is famous for attractions such as Wat Lok Molee, Wat Chiang Yeun Det Muang and Cheeva Spa.

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What people love about i-smile Hostel

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "There was also a good amount of privacy."

    Fatima

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    January 8, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Everything is really clean and the staff both friendly and helpful."

    Thomas

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    October 24, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "I really like this place."

    HUA

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    October 18, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 2,909 Chiang Mai properties
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Value for money score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
9.2/10
Better than
96
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
316 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.0
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More about i-smile Hostel

More about i-smile Hostel

i-smile Hostel

Whatever your reason for visiting Chiang Mai, i-smile Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by i-smile Hostel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Chiang Mai can be assisted with taxi, car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at i-smile Hostel.
The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the i-smile Hostel. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at i-smile Hostel are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, i-smile Hostel has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the solarium. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's hiking trails.
No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore Chiang Mai. Your journey through Chiang Mai can be completed with a short shopping stop at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar located 2.1 km away. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 2.7 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 92% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This accommodation beats more than 95% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

11 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Solarium
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Locker
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Location
248/15 Sahasriphum Place, Maninopparat Road. T.Sriphoom, A.Muang, Chang Phuak, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
Excellent
Location

9

Airports

  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
    3.8 km 14 min drive
  • Lampang Airport (LPT)
    79.8 km 1.6 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Chiang Mai Railway Station
    3.8 km
  • Saraphi
    11.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dr. Venus
    140 m

Shopping

  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    2.1 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
    910 m
  • Wat Chedi Luang
    1.1 km
  • Tha Phae Gate
    1.4 km
  • Wua Lai Walking Street
    1.8 km
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    2.1 km
  • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
    2.8 km
  • Chiang Mai Zoo
    4.1 km
  • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
    8.0 km
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari
    9.4 km
  • Elephant Rescue Park
    39.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wat Kuan Kama
    120 m
  • Wat Raja Montean
    120 m
  • Wat Lok Molee
    130 m
  • Dr. Venus
    140 m
  • Kuankarmarh Temple
    140 m
  • Lok Moree Temple
    140 m
  • Montean Temple
    180 m
  • Chang Puak Market
    200 m
  • Morkamtuang Temple
    230 m
  • Phong Phot Pool
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

Minimum age of guests is: 15 year(s).

Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from07:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee200 THB
  • Distance from city center1. km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)17

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2018

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 THB

Reviews of i-smile Hostel from real guests

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8.9
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.5
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.2
Value for money9.3
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9+ Exceptional (69)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (24)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Canada
Solo traveler
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Loved it! ”

I loved this hostel! It was cleaned everyday. It was a great price. The owners are super friendly and helpful! Each floor has 2 toilets and 2 showers. The bunks each have a light, outlet and curtain. I booked 4 nights ended up staying 7. I will definitely be staying there when i go back to Chiang Mai.

Reviewed April 26, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Bárbara from Chile
Couple
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

Truly recommended!!”

Very good location, very good price for everything they offer to you. I stayed in the fan bedroom, its was perfect during the night, not hot at all with the fan on. Very clean, toilets, showers and bedrooms. They provide you toilet paper, locker and breakfast (coffee, tea, and bananas) for free. Very good internet in the hall and bedrooms. The staff is very very nice! Very good people, good english and always there to help you. I rented a motorcycle with them and arrange my transfer to go to Pai. Good prices and they go to pick up you at the hostel and bring the motorcycle to the hostel too, so was very comfy all the services. Very good place to stay. I stayed there 5 nights :)

Reviewed October 25, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Camille from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in November 2015

Nice hostel!”

Great location, nice staff, Roof top, safe!

Free water, coffee and unlimited wifi! I had some problems with the wifi on the rooftop though, but the one in my room was fine (there are two wifis since there are 5-6 floors in total). The rooftop is nice to chill out and there are some places at the reception as well (inside and outside). The female dorm was clean and we have a locker with our own key. Mattresses are hard (typical in Thailand!). Two showers and two toilets on the floor that are cleaned everyday. They had some problems with the plumbing though: one of the sink blocked everyday, probably because of women hair! But they fixed it and you can tell them if not: staff is really helpful! You can book plenty of tours at the reception. 20min walk to the gate and maybe 30min to the main river (I went there for the lanterns festival, it was the greatest experience ever), plenty of temples all around, little food market everynight at 3min walk from the hostel (I loved it!), seven 11 near as well, 20-25min walk from the saturday night market and 15min walk from the sunday night market: you can go everywhere in the square by walk from the hostel. But you can get the red taxis for 30-40 bath if you dont want to walk (plenty of them!).

Reviewed November 27, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Lilian from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Wonderful place to stay”

Friendly, clean, location

I initially booked 2 nights, but ended up staying 7 nights in total with a break in between, because I went to Pai for a couple of days (which is beautiful btw) The rooms are cleaned every day and so are the showers and toilets. Each room has a good aircon and the bottom bunks have little certainly to give you some privacy. The beds are quite hard, but that's normal in Thailand. Whenever you have a question, the staff is very friendly and helps you in every way they can. The hostel is located outside of the main "square", which is the city, but within 5 minutes of walking, you're in the center and only 500 meters away is a market every evening with cheap and delicious food.

Reviewed February 03, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

great experience ”

Once I arrived, I was warmly welcome by the owners. The staffs were overall friendly, helpful and welcoming. The bed was comfortable enough and we had the curtains to have some privacy. The rest room/bathrooms were clean. Everything was great here. Whenever I left the hostel or just go out, I ask questions and the owners are happy to answer and gives advice. They were very helpful in everything. Thank you so much for your hospitality and warm welcome. When I go back, I'll want to stay here again. Keep up the good work!

Reviewed December 08, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Group
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Excellent”

Not a party hostel. Clean, friendly, cheap and helpful staff. Will book again when I am back in Chiang Mai.

Reviewed February 09, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Fatima from United States
Solo traveler
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 6 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

I booked through i-smile but actually stayed at MeU2. It was nice and the bed was comfortable which is a big deal to me. There was also a good amount of privacy. This is a really nice place if you want to socialize though because there's lots of sitting space and I met tons of people that way. It's also right near the North Gate and there's a mall bowling a karaoke not too far away.

Reviewed January 08, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
SATO from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Comfortable hostel”

I take a Smart Bus (R3 Yellow) from the Chiang Mai Airport, get off at bus stop No.20 Chaang Phueak Gate and arrive on foot for about 2 minutes. Very nice location. The staff is very kind friendly.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Group
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Amazing”

I will always come back to Shun Lin when I am in Chiang Mai. The best staff, clean and safe dorms, and super easy to meet other travellers. Great location.

Reviewed February 20, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Kumi from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

My home in Chiangmai!:)”

Thank you so much for letting me stay there almost for 3 weeks. I was always so happy to be there. The people who stays there are so nice and quiet, but I’ve met great people. Location is perfect you can go pretty much everywhere by walk, the shower is so good not week, always clean and tidy. Stuff is so helpful, i already miss the both of the owner so much. He was so chill and happy everyday, she was telling me about culture and meditation witch I am interested in. I loved to stay there and I would like to go back. 8 people in the room but you have privacy, I felt safe there. Thank you so much for everything! See you again some day x Kumi

Reviewed April 19, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Adam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

Top of the range hostel ”

Clean. Helpful staff. Close to city

The hostel is very basic. However it is much cleaner than most hostels I've stayed in Thailand. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go again.

Reviewed July 08, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Felix from Ireland
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Perfect for a couple of days”

Out of the quantity of different hostels in this road, Shunlin distinguishes itself. Very nice staff, with very good english. quite good and comfy beds good internet connexion unfortunate they have such a small common room on the bottom floor. they also have a super nice terrasse they do not use a part for laundry.

Reviewed January 28, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
YUDY from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory Fan
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

Value for money”

I'll definitely stay here again if I visit Chiang Mai

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Allen from United States
Solo traveler
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

2 night stay extended to 6 nights!”

Clean hostel. Very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Conveniently located to delicious street food. Met some awesome people during my stay here. Pretty good for solo travelers.

Reviewed November 15, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Marjorie from United States
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

Exceptional”

Great hostel for the $, the beds were hard as to be expected but the place was super clean and the staff were great! Free coffee, water and bananas in the morning. WiFi worked great most of the time.

Reviewed April 01, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
DONGHUN from South Korea
Solo traveler
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

very nice staff, and nice loaction , but there is mite in the bed”

perfect place , nice people and quite clean shower and toilet , just one thing there is mite in the bed I' ve stay 5-6days got 7 bites, it was 2month ago I still have big marks on my body, it's not bed bugs just dust mite sucking blood, which I experience before, but if you willing to buy bugs spray and spray on the bed it will be best option to stay CM long time. but sort time , avoid it

Reviewed May 10, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Ooi from Malaysia
Couple
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Awesome hostel”

We stayed at here for 3 nights, the location is very close to many places, a lot of foods can be found nearby. The room was big for 12 person dorm, clean room and each bed have locker, light and plug. The toilet and shower room was clean too. The host was very good , friendly and kind person, you can speak with them using Cantonese . They will let you check in earlier if you reach earlier. They provide free water, coffee and tea at the lobby. Other than that, they have trip and tour booking services too, so you can book your trips to Doi Inthanon, Chiangrai, Pai or even Bangkok at here. 140baht for a/c dorm and 100baht for fan dorm. Will come back to here again definitely.

Reviewed August 26, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
BIlly from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

good place”

first hostel I have stayed at, decided to stay a lot longer than first planned

Reviewed June 22, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Charlotte from France
Solo traveler
FAMILY ROOM
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

Nice hostel”

The hostel is not extremely nice but very cheap which makes it great value for money. However the staff is lovely, the beds have curtains and the rooms have AC. It has a nice rooftop and front terrace. It is located a bit away from the old city centre but very close to cheap bicycle and scooter rental places. Recommended!

Reviewed September 21, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Maree from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Busy friendly hostel”

Cant get much better for the price! Beds are on the hard side but thsts the usual, showerooms and toilets kept clean and easy to meet other travellers!

Reviewed May 05, 2017

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