Hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

155 hostels available. Prices start from $1 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Chiang Mai

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Complete with air conditioning, all the cozy rooms come with furniture and a flat-screen cable TV. The private bathroom includes a shower, hot water and complimentary toiletries. Popular points … More

Stamps Backpackers

Tamarind Village
Solo Traveller
"…This hostel is also in a perfect location, close to plenty of restaurants and popular nightlife spots. The Location Stamps Backpackers is located in a prime location in the Old City. It is … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…4:00 to 22:00. 2. Check-out Time: until 11:00 am. - Extension requests should be made before 08:00 and depends on room availability. 3. Payment: Cash (THB) only upon arrival. 4. Cancellation … More

Pakping Hostel

Phra Singh
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…- 24-hour CCTV - Personal locker & Personal reading light - Common area to chill out. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. Cancellation Policy: 7 days before arrival. 2. Check in from 14: … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Wi-Fi access is fast and powerful for your in bed browsing! Our focus is on enhancing the social aspect of travel, and each night we have group activities in order to create a family-like vibe … More
Solo Traveller
"…Our aim is to create a family social hostel where you can come and feel at home straight away, with our friendly staff (English & Thai), bar and common areas where it is easy meet other travellers … More
"…Things to note & policies: Free Cancellation: 3 Days before the arrival,otherwise being charged by the property Check in from :2PM Check out Before: 12PM at noon Payment on Arrival: Cash … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…There was great 24 hr WiFi, showers,air conditioning and the free breakfast was nice. My only criticism was there was no social/TV area except chairs and tables outside which overlooked a very … More
Solo Traveller
"…Check in time : from 14:00 (2 pm) - 22:00 (10 pm) *if you have to check in late please note us before but you're still paying full price. *** The front door is always locked. Please call and … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…This is our guests' favourite part of Chiang Mai, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Chiang Mai! Guests are happier about it compared to … More
Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest
"…Payment on Arrival: Cash or Credit Card Free Cancellation: 3 Days before the arrival without being charged by the property Check in time: 3.00 PM - 8.00 PM Check out time: 8.00 AM - 11.00 AM … More
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Free AIS Fiber WiFi throughout the hostel and 24 Hr CCTV for extra security. Larger communal areas for socializing or relaxing. Rest assured our staff is here to help and make staying in Chiang … More

Hug Bed & Breakfast

Sriphom District
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Please note that we turn off the AC between 12:00pm - 15:00 for cleaning up the room, open windows for fresh air and to avoid the smelly. 5). The front desk service is open from 7:00am to 21: … More

Thai Thai Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…After you cross the river, take the fourth left. If you are arrive in the evening, this road will be full of stalls -- this road is home to Chiang Mai's nightly bazaar. Carry on straight for four … More

Hostel Lullaby

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Couples Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…6. Payment upon arrival by cash and card 7. Deposit THB 200-Key, THB 200-Towel ( Fully refundable upon check out ) 8. Pets are not allowed 9. There is no window in any room" …"…Taxi around 20 … More
Quiet Rest
"…Latest check-in: 23:00. 3. Check out: Earliest checkout: 05:00. Latest checkout: 12:00. 4. Payment upon arrival by cash and Card. 5. NO smoking in Room, but have a smoking area. 6. Reception … More
Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"Khunluang hostel is a boutique hostel in the center of old town Chiangmai which was built in Lanna colonial styles, warm tones, ultimate privacy with garden view rooms (6 dormitory)" …"…from the … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…5 ft. bed (Dorm Room), 5ft bed (Private Room), Power outlet 220V, Reading Light, Towel, Dorm Curtain, Water Heater, Hair Dryer, and microwave, refrigerator, plates, silverware (in common area) … More
"…Property Terms & Conditions: 1) Check-in from 14:00 2) Check out Before 12:00 3) Reception working hours: 07:00 - 23:00 Please let us know if you will arrive at the hostel after 23:00 … More
Party Hostel
"…However, if you need to arrange a time outside of this, please let us know and we'll do everything we can to help! 2). Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 3). 3 days advance … More

Hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailand

156 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Chiang Mai (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, is rich in culture and traditions, markets, and festivals. There's a great choice of Chiang Mai hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts available all around the area. If you can, try to stay within the old city walls -- you are close to everything, and the evening traffic is quite light.

Getting around is easy and not expansive. You have many options for transport to and from your Chiang Mai hostel -- rent a motorbike or a bike, take a taxi, or, for a cheap ride, choose a tuk tuk (remember to negotiate the price for your destination in advance).

Shopping is great -- the city is home to ten shopping malls, at least fifteen markets, and many boutiques and stores selling handicrafts. For shoppers, the Night Bazaar is absolutely appealing, but the Sunday Market is even better -- here you can find an incredible range of products.

Eating out is a pleasure -- cheap stalls and restaurants are everywhere and certainly near Chiang Mai hostels. The Loi Kroh and Thaphae Gate area are famous among backpackers for the simple, good, and inexpensive food.

You may want to avoid Chiang Mai and this region of Northern Thailand during the "burning season" of February, March, and April. Farmers clearing fields with fire and other pollution sources tend to create a yellow smoky haze in the air during these months. The campfire-like smell may not bother everyone, and the hostels in Chiang Mai will likely be less full during this time, but you may want to avoid the area during this time especially if you have breathing problems.

There is plenty of sightseeing to be done here. Leave your Chiang Mai hostel -- start from the old city, full of lanes dotted with old temples; trek to hilltribe villages; ride an elephant at the elephants camp; relax at the botanical garden; and visit Doi Suithep National Park. At the end of the day, enjoy an invigorating Thai massage or try a relaxing oil massage.

Chiang Mai Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chiang Mai, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 155
Average dorm price $11
Average private room price $31
Cheapest hostel in Chiang Mai Mapping Hostel with $3
Party hostels in Chiang Mai Baan Lung Poshtel (48 in total)
Most Chiang Mai hostels are located in Phra Singh, City Centre, Mueang Chiang Mai District
Average rating of all hostels 7

FAQ about Chiang Mai Hostels

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Travel Tips for Chiang Mai - from the Community

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