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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spicythai is a small hostel that is perfect to make friends, everyday they organize activities in Chiang Mai that everyone can enjoy together. The hostel is clean and cheap, best place to stay in Chiang Mai.

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Thank Raphael M
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel organizes lots of outings and trips, during my stay we went to a ladyboy show and the bar street- we had a great time! They have lots of movies available if you want to stay in and chill. The staff are great- very knowledgeable and helpful and can book busses, hostels and activities from their desk. Andrew and... More 

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Thank marianneoc
Michigan City, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great place and clean. The staffs are nice and helpful. Dorm room was nice and bathroom always clean. There is place to meet the other travellers and shared experience. Your belonging safely in lockers and they also have small open area that you can rest. I'd stay again!

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Thank TanyaFordMichigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed here as a solo traveller a couple of days into my trip and loved it. So easy to meet people and it felt like home. Slightly out of the way but getting a cheap tuk tsk anywhere was no problem. Can't wait to come back!!

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Thank Katie M
Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Despite majority of Chiang Mai hostels being dead quiet, Spicy's was still close to fully booked with a really social atmosphere. The staff are incredible at making everyone feel welcome, especially Andrew who goes out of his way to make sure a people are having a good time. They arrange nightly activities which brings everyone together and i was extremely... More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Best Hostel in SEA. Keep coming back!! Its like home!!! Staff super friendly and helpful. Great for meeting people run activities etc. Outside the city but close enough to walk they also have a free drop off to the Sunday Market

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Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Beds are uncomfortable, but it's doesn't really matter something cute is going on every night that allows you to have a great time with everyone in the hostel. You talk with people at breakfast and it's easy to make friends. It's location I don't think is a major problem I just walked to the old city but you can take... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on a 2 month backpacking trip around Southeast Asia and it was great! Good location and tons of backpackers stay here so it's a great place to meet people and find people to adventure with and hear about things to do. They have wifi, breakfast, clean facilities, and a balcony! Would definitely stay here again

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I have never stayed in such a homely hostel. The owners are the kindest family with the sweetest golden retriever ever 🤗and the Western staff are fantastic too. Very helpful with booking excursions and advice on what's worth doing or not. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean and well maintained and the hostel is so safe. There's a... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

In Chiang Mai, you'll be hard pressed to find a better hostel than Spicythai. The beds were comfortable, communal showers worked well, and the people working/staying there were all so nice. All day long there will be people watching movies in the common area and most (if not all) nights there will be drinking games played at the big table.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 2006, we created our Spicy Hostel that has since hosted thousands of very happy travelers... Do not miss your opportunity to experience the spiciness in Chiang Mai.Beginning in September 2006, we have shown this country what a real backpackers hostel is and how to run a great hostel. Rated No.2 in Asia 2007 and No.1 in Thailand 2008, Spicythai has really brought the backpackers hostel to life in Thailand. A group of young locals with lots of travel experiences and warm hearts have created each Spicy and have brought them to the top of the game in a very short time. Six years of success prove very well that we have been doing the right thing.Now Spicythai is in its new location: an even bigger and more beautiful house in a more convenient location, close to the Old City.Special Features at Spicythai;Apart from normal stuff that you will get at budget hostels such as free toiletries, a book swap, reference books, bed linens, parking, city maps, tour information, etc, we offer more including:- Strong and firm handmade bunk beds (no funny noises to annoy you while sleep)- AC in all dorms (we live in the city so AC is a good investment for climate and pollution)- Free coffee and tea with toast, butter and jams- Kitchen with free spices and oil- Original honesty system mini-bar with 24/7 easy access- Big-screen TV & home theater system with cable TV and an incredible collection of movies and TV series- Communal computers with high speed internet until midnight and 24/7 free WiFi- Free use of storage closet ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spicythai Backpackers

Address: 36 Hassadisewi Rd | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: RM49 - RM53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Spicythai Backpackers Hotel Chiang Mai
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
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“Ask for the green room!”
 of 5 bubbles 542AndrewD, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Very cold at times with the A/C on”
 of 5 bubbles 108andit, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“When booking excursions call the number / email them, the leaflets on the front desk, you'll save yourself a few hundred baht.”
 of 5 bubbles KTree91, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“You cant go wrong with any of the dormer rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles aaronk819, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“pink for girls only if that's what you like”
 of 5 bubbles 866alessandran, 26 Sep 2014 | Read review
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