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So Hostel Chiangmai Reviews

64/2 Loy Khroh Road, Tambon Changklan, Amphur Muan, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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77%

Rating
227 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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77%

Overall, had a good stay at So Hostel. Was there for Songkran so the location was pretty good. Close to a lot of bars and some night markets. Being my first time in Thailand, the staff wasn't very helpful when it came to estimating costs for taxis or tuktuks (always very high overestimations). But if you're looking for a clean room and a good location, this is a good choice.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Beautiful kitchen an bathroom amenities. Only problem I had was that I was on a top bunk right under the airconditioning and was unable to swap due to the occupancy of the hostel. The key cards to the rooms would often be faulty and have to be fixed, noticed this problem with a few people. Great hostel, more like a hotel. Would definately reccommend.


89%

I really enjoyed my stay with SOHOstel, pretty modernized and convenient, good location, friendly and cooperative staff... With Best Wishes!!! Nirmal

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Good decent hostel, bit expensive for chiang mai, and was bit empty and bit lacking in atmosphere. But good facilities with fine location.


89%

A modern hostel in a good location. Staff was polite, everything clean. Bunk beds too noisy. At the the time I was there, a group of Americans were doing party and being very laud almost all night long. But it is not fault of the hostel. I would go there again, it is worth for the money.


86%

Great location, clean spacious hostel, not very sociable. No one really hung out in the social areas. Loads of places to eat all around. Beds are big and comfy. Big locker too. The only annoying thing is the tune the door plays when someone swipes their key card. If you don't had ear plugs it will wake you up at anytime. All taxi, tuk tuk drivers know where this hostel is if you mention the temple it's opposite


91%

Great hostel, good location near night market. Not much of an atmosphere, but a nice hostel.


89%

Super clean, safe, comfortable and modern. Felt like a European hostel in the middle of Chang Mai. The location is near the night club, thai wild side stuff. So close to the night market, china town, and just outside the old city. Lovely washing area with a full kitchen and fridge to use in a modern building with 24hour staff. Mostly fun young travellers on the way to treks or passing through. Would stay again for sure.


57%

BED BUUUUGSSSSSS!!!


54%

Unfortunately I have no good memories of this hostel. The common bathroom was always dirty and very uncomfortable. The A/C in the room worked poorly and the internet signal does not reach. The staff is unfriendly to provide information and help with the needs.


57%

The location is great that one can find many pubs and restaurants near the hostels. However, the staff in the front desk weren't so helpful that they didn't care much about their customers. Also the lock of the room was not well-maintained that it couldn't be locked one night that we were asked to change our room immediately. We felt quite disappointed with this hostel.


69%

the internet keep dying. the staff at the front desk were not so helpful with information on the area. they did like to look at there phone alot.


77%

Rooms are spacious and a locker provided for each bed. Within walking distance to the nightly markets and roughly 10mins from sunday markets. Only down side is the staff who are less than helpful. Plenty of tour operators close by who are more than helpful advising on trips


86%

Modern and nice. Toilet and shower aren't the cleanest but are still good. Showers are amazing. Good place overall

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Huge hostel so there are lots of other travellers to meet. Good security, cleanliness etc. Better than other places I stayed in Chiang Mai. I would recommend.


54%

Soo decent place to stay, bathroom r not clean did find a few bugs in my shower (centipede), staff are not friend but will point you in the right direction, the worse is the male receptionist, everyone seemed to have a problem with him very rude. Average rating


77%

Modern clean and a great place to see all the city, staff are the only real issue.


74%

Great security. Staff were not friendly or particularly helpful. Much cheaper to book Eagletrack Zipline and other tours from the many travel agencies along the road. Good beep from the door to welcome you home (Seriously, worth it). Easy to locate, and good food (especially nutella/banana rotee from across the road). ok bars (but mostly for older people) but easy walk to better bars towards the main square. Clean, but torn sheets, bad mosquito protection and permanent sewer smell in bathroom


66%

Staff is very unhelpful whether it comes to directions or trying to setup tours, they were also not very knowledgeable about getting to places outside the city, and mostly indifferent to extra attempts at help. Bit of a walk into the main area of the city. Very Old School hostel, pay everything up front and charge for basically all amenities, leading to a real lack of flexibility in travel plans, also fines for anything you can think of are listed everywhere.


86%

Great vibe, perfect for backpackers, very clean, helpful staff and close to everything.

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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