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Deejai Backpacker Reviews

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

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1004 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The biggest problem with this hostel is the lack of lockers in the dorms. This wouldn't be as much of a problem if there were enough safety deposit boxes for all the guests, but there aren't. You have to wait until someone checks out and hope there's a free deposit box. Other than that, it's a good hostel and recommended. The pool/bar facility they have is amazing. It's worth staying there just for that.


I stayed here for one night. It is in a good location, and you are able to meet lots of people which is good. However the staff have average attitudes, - when asked about any tour or city information they are directed to pamphlets and that is the extent of help. The facilities are also so so. They are flush western style toilets, but bathrooms are mildewey and the flush isn't powerful at all.


The security is really bad, there are no lockers in the rooms, only downstairs and they were all taken. I was also able to open the door to my room easily through the window, because you can't really close it. The toilet in my room wasn't working for 3 days, even though I told the (partial not that friendly) staff 3 times. It's a pity because the atmosphere was great, you will meet so many people! So if you want to get in contact with other travelers this Hostel is perfect anyway!


Had a great stay at Deejai's. Great facilities as it has a pool (not many hostels you come by can offer that) nice atmosphere in the evenings in the Garden also. Rooms are average, you get what you pay for. but would suggest as a good spot for a fellow backpaxker.

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The place is great for how little you pay! Yes you sacrifice a little cleanliness but Deejai Gardens makes it ALL worth it! Thoroughly enjoyed having a pool/chill space/bar/restaurant to go to when nothing else was available! Would for sure stay again.


One of the best hostels I've been to in Asia, spent nearly 2 weeks there!


Stayed in a private room and had a nice stay. However the wifi did not reach my room (had to go the lobby to connect) and the mattress wasnt the most comfortable (I could feel every spring). Apart from this had a good stay, excellent location & pool area is really good!!


Very big and social hostel located in the old city. Also has a great pool/bar/restaurant area very close by that is lively pretty much all day long. Downsides are that the rooms are small with no real space for bags besides on your bed and bathrooms have a strong moldy smell and are not cleaned daily. Would definitely recommend for those seeking a very social atmosphere in the old city but be prepared to sacrifice a bit in terms of comfort.


Great place! I had so much fun down at Deejai Garden - staff were always friendly and extremely helpful! Would return!

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great facilities, fantastic atmosphere, unbelievable value for money. Toilets were smelly though.


Nice hostel, terrible staff.. they barely speak english, sold us a tourist package that said 8 am to 5 pm. They messed up and end putting us on a day tour that ended at 22:30 with no explanation (again, no english). You have the dorms, the pool, the bar, a good HELPFULL staff would help a lot...


Arrived at 845 and ppl were already drinking.Our room was not clean.One of the beds wasn't changed, there was rubbish and old clothes under the beds and the bathroom was covered with grime.The power went out in the room and was not fixed until we came back and asked again.The pool is not on site.The staff is hit or miss, but knowledgable.They tried to over charge us.They wanted to downgrade us the second night and tried to charge us more than what we booked on HostelWorld.It felt like a scam.


Hostel was great money for value and a really nice to place to stay. Had a nice communal area and everyone was very friendly! Slight mix up with check in time vs arrival time, but they let us check in earlier than 2 after asking several times! The pool we didn't use but looked good and they are very helpful with advice, recommendations and directions. Would stay here again.


The rooms can use some maintainance. But atmosfere, location and facilities are awesome! You will probably meet an elder bearded dude called Rob, listen to this man. He will point you to the most amazing places. Ooooh did I mention the awesome swimmingpool, the treehouse and exellent food at there garden... 200m down the road. (Good idea to sepperate party area and rooms.)


This is an amazing hostel! I recommend it to everyone and anyone. I stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every bit. The pool is great to have in the hot city and the owner is very accommodating and kind! Clean, fun, and a great atmosphere!! And a pooooool.


Stayed here because of a rec from a friend but would not stay again. Pretty dirty rooms, smelled badly like mold and had sand in our bed. Location is not ideal. The staff was nice & friendly so that was great! Lockers only located in lobby, not in rooms, but we're full anyways. Price was right but had a much better stay in Chiang Mai at other hostels.


Well generally all was ok, until I lost a microfiber towel hanging it on their hanger as they have advised me not to put my name on it, as I had insisted. I'm sure there was some kind of mix up and could easily have been found. The overall loss was not as great, as was their arrogance and complete unwillingness to help to find it. And they have mistreated my friend also when he went back consequently to try to find it.


Room and bathroom were not clean. Rooms are small so you don't have space to open your bag.


Had a bit of a mix up with being double-booked on the first night but they found me a dorm bed and gave me the night for free which was very nice of them. Private room was in good nick - the only down point was that the shower was cold generally (unless I couldn't figure out how to work it!) and the shower drain gave off a bad smell. But overall a really social hostel in a good location with nice staff.


One of the best hostels I've stayed at for the people, the atmosphere Staff were helpful the dorms were good the pool area was a nice bonus and not to far from the bars and loads of good food!! Had an awesome time here and would definitely stay here again! :)

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