Best Hostels for Solo Travellers, Couples, & Groups in Chiang Mai

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers, Couples, & Groups in Chiang Mai
Most visitors to Northern Thailand spend at least some time in Chiang Mai. It's a fun city that attracts all types of travelers for it's excellent cuisine, beautiful natural setting, and impressive markets. Many visitors end up spending longer than they expected in Chiang Mai.

There is no shortage of affordable accommodation in Chiang Mai. There are a variety of hostels and guesthouses around and most offer comparable amenities. Most hostels can arrange any tours and activities you many want but some guesthouses will more aggressively push their tours than others. Make sure you read plenty of reviews before committing to a place.
How much do hostels in Chiang Mai cost?
Average Dorm Price $9 ($2 to $45)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $22 ($5 to $88)

Dorm Bed: $14.32
Private Room: $19.21
Overall Rating: 96%
24 Soi 7 Prapokklao Rd. Prasingh Maung , Chiang Mai Thailand
This relaxing, chill, and social hostel has a lot to offer for any traveler looking to explore Chiang Mai, meet some new friends, and have a quiet and safe place to stay.

The offer a great free breakfast, free snacks, free bike rental, a nice long list of amenities, a friendly staff, and everything you could need for a budget traveler.

The dorm beds are modern, comfortable, and have curtains, lights, plugs, and lockers. Private rooms are also available which feel like clean and nice budget hotel rooms. The bathrooms are modern and clean, too.

The hostel offers activities such as free yoga classes in their nice outdoor space.

The location is also terrific, as this hostel is located within the walls of the old town!

Dorm Bed: $5.87
Overall Rating: 91%
248/21-22 Sahasripoom Place,Maneenoppharat Road Sripoom, Muang , Chiang Mai Thailand
The Monkey Toe is a well designed and relaxing hostel located just outside the walls of old town Chiang Mai, on the north side near the Chang Phuak Gate (with a 2 minute walk, you'll be in the old town). The decor is gorgeous, and the vibe is fun and relaxing.

Offering dorms and private rooms, the bunks are private and separated with walls, and include lights and plugs. The common area has a pool table, space to eat, and plenty of relaxing lounge seating. The bathrooms are also modern and clean.

This is a nice option for anyone looking to stay in a fun but comfortable and quiet spot with easy access to explore the city and make some new friends.

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Private Room: $14.57
5/2 Singharath Soi 3 Tumbol Sriphoom Muang District , Chiang Mai Thailand
Gongkaew Chiangmai Home is a resort style guesthouse that is located right in the center of Chiang Mai's old city area. It is in a peaceful setting that is about fifteen minutes from the airport. From the hostel you can walk to Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang, and the Sunday night market.

The hostel has two four bed dorms, two double rooms, two twin rooms, a triple room, and a family room. The dorms have bunk beds. The hostel also has many good amenities for guests including air conditioning, cable tv, free seasonal fruit, and travel information. The staff is helpful and can arrange any number of activities for you including thai massages, trekking tours, bicycle rental, thai cooking courses, and dinner shows.

This is a great place to stay if you want a mellow atmosphere with friendly people. Both the other guests and the staff help keep the guesthouse warm and inviting but it's still has a quiet setting. Whether you're just starting your trip in Thailand, or you've been here for weeks, this will be a refreshing place to spend some time.

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $5.52
Private Room: $6.60
Overall Rating: 98%
114/1 Maneenopparat Road, Sripoom Muang Chiang Mai , Chiang Mai Thailand
Located in the old city, Potae's House is just a couple minutes walk from Wat Chiang Man. It's also a five minute walk from Chang Puak Gate and is near the local food market. Most other sights in the area are also accessible by foot. The hostel offers guests a breakfast of toast and coffee every morning, but if you want more, there are plenty of great restaurants in the area that you can choose from.

The hostel has a ten bed co-ed dorm, a six bed female dorm, a twin room, and a double room. The double has a king-sized bed. All of the rooms are air conditioned and most have shared bathrooms. Dorm beds include a reading light, locker, and power outlet.

Guests can also use the microwave that is available, and free drinking water is provided. Staff can help with any tour bookings or activities that you might want to do.

Dorm Bed: $17.65
Overall Rating: 84%
5/18 Ratchadamnoen Road Soi 7 Sriphum, Mueang , Chiang Mai Thailand
The Pinghostel is a hotel/hostel combination with some very posh and upscale amenities for a budget-friendly place to stay. The dorm beds are modern and offer lockers, lights, plugs, and privacy curtains. The private rooms rival the hotel rooms of nearby budget hotels, as they are clean, modern, and well designed.

The staff is friendly, and the vibe is quite and relaxing. Hang out in the common lounge area at the front to meet your fellow guests, read, update your travel photos, and more.

This hostel welcomes all types of guests from younger backpackers to families to older travelers. You'll meet all kinds of people here in this friendly environment.
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