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Deejai Backpacker Reviews

193/1-2 Ratchamunka Rd., Phasing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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759 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Loved this place! Great vibe, good place to meet people! Absolutely loved the garden with the pool, camp fire at night was very nice and sociable.. Absolutely a fantastic place!


Really awesome, social environment. The little hangout place down the road is great as well, nice firepit and little treehouse. Not too noisy. Would definitely stay here again if I am ever in Chiang Mai in the future.


Nice social hostel at a good location. Staff not very friendly, all seem be lacking sleep or something. Good for meeting people, and the Deejai Garden (up the road) has amazing food and a cool treehouse.


Great place to meet all travellers! Very friendly!

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • RachelAnn222
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Four bed dorm was hot and sweaty, bathroom stayed moist and made the room moist, but it was tolerable with the fan running. Hostel environment is great, tons of fun people, great area in the old city, short walk to morning and night markets (for food or souveniers respectively).


Very good hostel. Good bed, fair bathroom and bedroom. The main highlights are the great staff, that helps you alot with everything; the laundry, tour, food and other things that they offer there. But the reason that I would definely visit again Dejaais is the recently launched lounge, with a good bar/restaurant, firepit, swimming pool, hammocks...is definely one of the most relaxing places in Chiang Mai. I hope that they can keep the quality for the upcoming backpackers.


Nice place to stay. Very friendly staff that let me use the phone whenever i needed it and gave me good advice on what to visit. The dorms were not crowded and nice and clean with a good bathroom. The courtyard was nice to sit in and there was a access to a pool down the street. The only thing i can say is it somewhat lacked a social environment to meet people.

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We sayed there for 2 nights during December. During this time in Pai, temperatures go very low during night times, so be prepared to freeze a little bit. The showers are also tricky. They are open and build with straws in a tent style, in a way that you shower practically outside with freezing 10oC. Tip: do it in the morning. On the other hand, they had a fire almost every night where you could meet a lot of people trying to get warm. Very nice moment. I would recommend it in summer.


A bit outside the old city. Really cool place to meet people. There is a pool down the street you can use, but you have to pay. It's a cool, fun place, though not especially clean. The dorms were comfortable enough, even though there were no lockers or anything to stow our valuables. Not the best or worst.


Good place. thai staff can sometimes be disorganise. notice in my dorm 4ppl were booked into a room with 3 beds. all in all a good place will def book again here


Adam was extremely helpful and friendly, dorms were okay but a bit small, good atmosphere to meet people as quite busy, not far from everything 10-15 minutes walk.


I really liked this hostel, best I ve stayed in Asia so far. Its really cheap and the toilets are very good. Maybe a bit far from the main party tourist areas, but still walkable. Id advice you to stay here. And Id advice the hostel to change some tables for some couchs, to make it more "living room" than dinning room.


Value can not be beat. 99bht unbelievable. Strong WiFi. Has nice place to lounge and chill. They have a 2nd location down the road. Very swank, pool, pool table, tree house, fire pit.


4 bed fan room was only cleaned when there was a bed vacant and a new arrival expected. The fan was noisy. Wifi didn't reach the top floor where our room was, but in the lounge it was excellent. Food was good, breakfast was okay... Difficult to meet people in the 4 bed dorms and the atmosphere was more hotel than hostel. The hot water in our shower broke but it was fixed as soon as I let them know. Can't complain for £2 a night though! I hope you like geckos! The pool was great too!


Great place to meet fellow travelers and a very helpful staff!


Deejai is great because the atmosphere. Highly recommended for solo travellers and other travellers looking to meet some fellow travellers


Pros: Large common areas with fast wifi, helpful staff. Cons: BEDBUGS. Don't stay here now, it's not worth it!!! Wouldn't refund my money so I switched rooms, but that one had bugs too. STAY AWAY!


It's a very good atmosphere for meeting new people and going out as a group. The bathroom door was a mile out of fitting to the frame flush so it didn't close (awkward in a mixed dorm). No toilet roll in rooms unless you went to ask at reception at which point you'd be advised to use the "bum gun" cleaner. Restaurant staff couldn't grasp the simplest of orders so expect it wrong each time. One of those 'be open minded' hostels where you shouldn't expect much other than your bes and breakfast.


Great hostel, awesome staff and it has an amazing new pool just down the road!!


Really great place, I can not add more than other comments. Location could be better but not bad at all. Service and atmosphear very good.

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