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Spicypai Backpackers Reviews

291 Moo1,T. Mae Hee A. Pai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Thailand

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255 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The hostel to stay at to meet people! The walk into town is not very far - as others say. Only about 10-15 minutes.


Accommodations are definitely basic at best- open air bamboo huts and bamboo beds. However, they provide mosquito nets, and bathrooms/ showers were much better than we anticipated. We really enjoyed our stay at spicy pai; it had a cool vibe and was a very social hostel. Also, it was a short walk/ ride into town. Would definitely recommend for backpackers, but you definitely need to rent a motorbike (super cheap) to get around and fully enjoy the scenery pai has to offer.


Really social and fun place to stay for a couple of days. It's literally a bamboo hut in a rice paddy, which makes for a great experience! Loved the hammocks in the common area and the barbecue buffet we had on the Saturday night! A 10-15 minute walk from town, but the front desk can easily organise scooter rentals. A great place to meet people.


Best Backpackers in Pai. Don't expect to get much sleep though...

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Amazing atmosphere! The people who stay here are great. This is not the place you want to be if you wish for a quiet night with great sleep. The info they posted kind of hints at this, but the hostel is really in a rice paddy about a 30 min walk outside of town (really fast scooter ride, which they rent from the hostel). As such, there are tons of mosquitos in the rainy season. They provide mosquito nets above every bed, but theres no real doors or windows. Also really loud frogs.


Really good Hostel! Bid, comfortable and clean! Stay there!


This place is cool, but I wish had known what I was getting into! It's a little too far from town (annoying when you want to party in town. Walk is way longer that you want to do late at night after drinking!) You're literally staying in a bamboo hut the middle of rice paddy field, sleeping under a mosquito net that doesn't seem to stop them, just makes you incredibly hot. No AC, no fans. Bathrooms will be shared with bugs, geckos, etc. But if you're down to rough it, it's a cool place.


I loved it! Thankyou. One of the best hostels I've stayed at, many thanks indeed!


Staff was helpful and nice. This is a place for young people on a gap year, who can't clean up after themselves and like to get drunk all the time. Thus, we didn't like the atmosphere. The location is nice, beautiful surrounding. We came to this place to wind down and relax (although w/o taking drugs, getting drunk) and this was just not possible. It was so loud, especially in the evenings, and since it's all open huts, there is no protection against noise. There were some strange guests there.


Such a basic hostel but I had such a great time here. If you want social; go here. The rooms are an experience in themselves. I had a great time and would definitely go here again but it's not in any way flash

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A nice hostel with lots of people to meet, 15 minutes walk from the city but noisy at night when everyone comes back drunk from the bars in the city... Staff are really nice and helpful !


I had amazing time at spicy Pai but it was because of the people I met there. Don't go there unless you want to party because if you don't then you'll be kept awake by everyone talking and drinking in the social area right next to dorm. Could of been cleaner. There were dirty razors and dirty Q Tips in the ladies showers that didn't get cleaned up the 4 days I stayed there. Staff are really nice a friendly!!


Spicypai would be great fun for backpackers with its social atmosphere but sadly that's not really for me. The location is a little inconvenient as it is out of the town but since most people have bicycles or motorcycles it should be alright. But the straw huts and wooden beds are absolutely amazing. The field outside is beautiful too.


There's a good atmosphere here the communal area is a good place to meet other people and the staff are pretty helpful. It's a little walk from the centre of town but has nice views od the mountains and rice paddies. Would definitely recommend!


very unique dorms. nice atmosphere. a bit out of town but not enough to be an issue


Loved our stay at Spicypai! It is located outside of town but is within walking distance. The dorms were open-air wooden huts which I really enjoyed staying in. They provide you with a bug net and even though there is no AC, it cooled down enough at night to sleep comfortably. There is a great social area which makes it easy to meet people. The staff was also very helpful. Would suggest this hostel to anyone visiting Pai.


Enjoyed SpicyPai for a few days since it's a nice experience being in an unconventional hut type dorm in a field. The surroundings are really nice and the walk into town isn't too bad. The common area was a fun place to hang out and meet people. It does get quite hot in the rooms though and it's a bit noisy since the walls are literally paper thin. It was a fun experience for a few days! Would recommend.


Amazing staff! Super easy to meet people in the commons area. Best hostel yet!


It was a great place to meet people, had an easygoing and relaxed atmosphere. Seems to be the most popular hostel so difficult to get a bed last minute, so book early !


Not my favourite hostel thats for sure, I'm all for a basic stay in the mountains but the bathroom block is grim and wildlife just gets in everywhere around the hostel! Atmosphere seemed great but we were never that welcomed in to it so just spent all our time heading in to the town which is a bit of a mission unless you rent a moto! Free breakfast may as well just say toast.

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