Hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailandia

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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.

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?

A hostel in Chiang Mai costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Chiang Mai with private rooms costs on average $25.
Hostelz.com shows all 128 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.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 128 hostels in Chiang Mai, Thailandia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Chiang Mai such as
  • 116 hotels
  • 54 guesthouses
  • 7 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.

Your Packing List for Chiang Mai

Your Packing List for Chiang Mai

Pack smart, not hard

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

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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
128 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$25 Average private room price
$3 Cheapest hostel in Chiang Mai
Giant Hostel is the cheapest
24 Party hostels in Chiang Mai
Most Chiang Mai hostels are located in
Mueang Chiang Mai District, Phra Singh, City Centre
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Hang Dong (13 Km / 8 mi.)
San Kamphaeng (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Lamphun (23 Km / 15 mi.)
Chiang Dao (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Lampang (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Pai (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Phayao (104 Km / 65 mi.)

Travel Tips for Chiang Mai - from the Community

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