Tucked away in the luscious mountains of northern Thailand lies Pai, a free-spirited oasis that steals the hearts of wanderers from around the globe. Meandering alleyways make way for charming cafes, quirky boutiques, and vibrant street art, creating the ultimate carefree and welcoming vibe.
If you're looking to travel without breaking the bank, there's no need to worry, as Pai's hostels honestly have it all. Whether you want to sleep surrounded by jungle at eco-lodges, or enjoy stunning mountain vistas at cozy guesthouses, here are the best hostels in Pai.
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Roadrann Skate House in Pai is the perfect place for skateboard enthusiasts to stay. With a prime location, it is only a five-minute stroll to the bus station, Pai walking street night market, and the city center. There are cozy private rooms complete with furniture and air conditioning, as well as a shared dorm with fans.
Skateboarders are welcome in this Pai skate community, and everyone is encouraged to join in on the fun. Plus, there is complimentary WiFi throughout the property.
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Nolo Hub in Pai is the perfect place for outgoing adventurers and social solo/group travelers aged between 18-35. The hostel is designed for group activities, creating a family vibe and most importantly, good times and great memories! However, if you're not a fan of walking or dogs, it might not be the best option.
The custom-built pod accommodation ensures that each guest has a comfortable private space to rest and indulge in all the experiences Nolo Hubhas to offer. With 10-15 minutes walking distance from the bus station, Nolo Hub provides free pick-up services to make your arrival comfortable.
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Baan Mai Sak is a cozy dormitory hostel in Pai that offers mixed and female dorms, equipped with air-conditioning, small lockers and shared bathrooms with hot showers outside the rooms. Guests can enjoy coffee, tea, cookies, and water refills in the kitchen. There's a shared lounge, perfect for chilling, and a balcony with games and hammocks.
The hostel offers bike/scooter parking space and bike rentals, perfect for exploring. Baan Mai Sak is peaceful, but restful friends are always welcome. It's not a party hostel! Nearby attractions include Pai Night Market, Wat Phra That Mae Yen and the World War 2 bridge.
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The Butterfly Hostel Pai in Pai, Thailand is a delightful hostel, bar, and restaurant. Tucked beneath the well-known White Buddha and enveloped by the stunning landscapes of mountains and rice fields, it's a picture-perfect location for those seeking a laid-back retreat. The on-site Thai and Caribbean restaurant serves delicious food.
The friendly team is ever-ready to make you feel at home, help plan your stay and expeditions, and give you tips about Northern Thailand. There are plenty of shaded, comfortable lounging and chill-out areas, a bar, and even occasional family dinners to savor.
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UP2U Guesthouse is a charming riverside hostel less than a kilometer from Pai's bustling town center. The main building is adorned with golden teak and surrounded by lush gardens with a relaxing deck that extends over the Pai River. The guesthouse is family-owned and operated, and the owners are always available to offer guests assistance or simply chat in the gardens or kitchen.
The property features a shared kitchen, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, and spacious gardens with a pavilion for relaxation or socializing. Beautiful natural scenery, traditional Shan and Northern Thai culture, and popular attractions like Wat Nam Hoo and Mor Paeng Waterfall are all within reach.
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Chali's Family Hotel & Hostel is located in the heart of Pai, allowing guests to easily explore the best neighborhood. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout your stay, so you'll always be connected. Take advantage of daily housekeeping to relax in your cozy room.
Each guestroom is equipped with useful amenities such as air conditioning, TV and even a refrigerator for those lazy days. A hair dryer, bathrobes, towels, and toiletries are also provided.
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Buzzas @ Pai Chan is a resort-style hostel, boasting a clean, friendly, and organized atmosphere for all its guests. Its location is without compare - only 400 meters from the Pai Bar street and town center, yet retaining a stunningly secluded property with views of nearby rice fields and mountains. Facilities on the property include an infinity swimming pool, a bar and lounge, and a full-option restaurant, in addition to 20 exclusive hammocks and day beds scattered throughout for optimal relaxation.
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Topp Paiway Hostel in Pai is a great accommodation option for travelers as it's located just a 3-minute walk away from Pai Bus station. The hostel provides a garden, free private parking, shared lounge and bar facilities. The guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, some even have a seating area. A shared bathroom is available in every room along with a closet and kettle.
Breakfast options are available daily with a-la-carte, vegetarian and Asian options. Pai Night Market, Wat Phra That Mae Yen and Pai Walking Street are some of the popular landmarks near the hostel.
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Happy House Backpackers is a cozy family run hostel where you can relax and meet new friends. The hostel has a fully stocked bar, ping pong and pool tables, and a chill common area with comfy lounges and chairs. The shared kitchen is equipped with everything you need, and free tea and coffee is provided.
All deluxe rooms have air conditioning, while the rest have fans. It's only a short walk to delicious local food and a 7-11 convenience store.
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