Chiang Mai is a major tourist destination in Northern Thailand. It's a city with a population of more than 170,000 people in the city proper. The city is surrounded by mountains and beautiful countryside, and many visitors use Chiang Mai as a base for exploring the surrounding areas.
There is no shortage of hostels and budget accommodation in Chiang Mai. Many hostels can help you organize treks into the mountains. Cooking classes and elephant rides are also popular in the area.
A good hostel for female travellers, backpackers, and groups of friends.
Dorm Bed: $12.46
Plearn Hostel is a friendly and welcoming place to stay in Chiang Mai. It's designed for backpackers and the accommodation is comfortable and clean. There is a ten bed female only room and three ten bed co-ed rooms. Each dorm has bunk beds and every guest has their own locker, power outlet, and reading light. The rooms are also air conditioned.
The hostel has a friendly staff that can help you with anything you might need. There are bicycles and motorbikes available for rent. Wi-fi is available throughout the hostel and there are snacks provided in the lobby. Laundry service is also available.
This hostel has a nice common area where it's easy to meet other travelers. Breakfast is served every morning and there are often guests around that you can hang out with. Despite its social atmosphere, this isn't a party hostel and guests are usually respectful of each other.
33 Tha Phae Soi 1 Tumbon Chang Klan ,
A good hostel for backpackers and small groups of friends.
Dorm Bed: $350.00
Green Tiger Vegetarian House is a hostel and hotel that has about 32 private rooms and 28 beds in the hostel area. The hostel is located in a residential area near the Ancient North Gate and is about a ten minute walk from the city center. This is a relaxed place to stay with friendly staff and a mellow setting.
The dorms are located on the ground floor and sleep either four or eight people. Each room has its own bathroom and guests are provided with large security lockers where they can store their bags. Guests also have individual reading lights, power outlets, and comfortable mattresses. All rooms are air conditioned.
The hostel has a small outdoor pool, several common areas, and a vegetarian cafe that serves great food. If you want a relaxed place to stay then this is a good option.
1/4 Soi 7 Sri Poom Road ,
A good hostel for small groups of friends and backpackers.
Dorm Bed: $9.31
@Box Hostel is a unique place to stay in Chiang Mai. It's actually built with shipping containers and it's located on Chang Puek Gate. There's easy access to the many sights around Chiang Mai's Old Town and it is about a ten minute walk to the Sunday Market. The hostel has a nice rooftop bar area where many guests enjoy hanging out and relaxing.
The hostel has three and four bed dorms. Each room is air conditioned and every bed has an individual locker, reading light, and power outlets. If you want a little more space and privacy there are double or triple private rooms available as well. There are also common areas, a kitchen, and video games that guests can enjoy. Laundry service is available.
This is a mellow hostel where it's easy to meet other guests. There's a relaxed environment but the place is social enough that if you're backpacking alone you'll likely meet some other guest.
58/2 Chang Puek Road A. Muang ,
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