All Hostels in Chiang Mai

Welcome to your detailed guide for Chiang Mai hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Chiang Mai, Thaïlande. Compare prices for Chiang Mai hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Chiang Mai


(Hostel Lullaby is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Chiang Mai


(Family Home 2 (Absolute House by Joe) is the best rated)

Most Chiang Mai hostels are located in

Phra Singh, Mueang Chiang Mai District, City Centre

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Chiang Mai for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Chiang Mai for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Chiang Mai? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Chiang Mai alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Chiang Mai. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Chiang Mai here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
San Kamphaeng San Kamphaeng (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Lamphun Lamphun (23 Km / 15 mi.)
Chiang Dao Chiang Dao (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Lampang Lampang (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Pai Pai (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Phayao Phayao (104 Km / 65 mi.)
Soppong Soppong (114 Km / 71 mi.)

FAQ about Chiang Mai Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chiang Mai. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chiang Mai. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Chiang Mai Hostels

A hostel in Chiang Mai costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Chiang Mai with private rooms costs on average $14. shows all 185 Hostels in Chiang Mai. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Hostel Lullaby is the best hostel in Chiang Mai for couples.

Hobnob Hostel is the best hostel in Chiang Mai for groups.

Zion Hostel and Hostel Lullaby are the best rated hostels in Chiang Mai for female solo travellers. compares prices for 185 hostels in Chiang Mai, Thaïlande. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Chiang Mai such as

  • 62 hotels
  • 50 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Chiang Mai.

Family Home 2 (Absolute House by Joe) is the best rated hostel for partying in Chiang Mai.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Chiang Mai - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Chiang Mai

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Chiang Mai and Thaïlande.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Chiang Mai