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21/1 Samlan Road, Lane 7, Prasing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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404 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Stayed in many hostels on all levels of the spectrum regarding location and price, I must say we were disappointed. Met by a very strange, demanding host who insisted we sat down for half an hour before the further half an hour check in/sales promo. Booked air con, were told this was unavailable. Didn't look like the place had any. Accepted fans but struggled as it was truly like a sauna. We were also told the key for the room was lost, hence unable to lock our room. Hope this helps.

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of the best places I have stayed in Thailand. Personnel is very friendly and they do anything for their customers. There is an area where you can chill and meet fellow backpackers, we met a lot of people there. Has an tripadvisor certificate of excellence. Bedroom is nice and bathroom as well. Everything is locked at night very safe


Very kind host who wants the best for you. The place it very very very chill. And it's not too crowded or hectic either. If you want to just relax and low key socialize, this place is for you!


We had a great stay at Thailandwow. Khai, the owner, provided us with everything we needed from a Jungle Trek to Nighttrain tickets and Motorbikes. He is just the most amazing Host we've had on our trip!


Henry and I had a great stay at Thailandwow mainly due to Khai the very helpful, fun owner. He sorted out a lot of the activities we did in Chiang Mai including elephant experiences, white water rafting, cooking classes and hiring moped, getting us discounts and recommending the best ones! Khai even looked after our backpacks when we took the mopeds to pai for 3 days. The hostel is very social and has a good area to meet people and chill. Our room was spacious and had AC and fans. Cheers, James.


Staff are very welcoming and helpful, if you had any questions or wanted to book something they were so helpful and would give them a call and check they were on the way to pick you up and organise time etc all for you :)


Had a nice night at ThailandWow. Accommodating/Friendly staff. They were very helpful with questions directions etc. and gave us some great tips on things to check out in Chiang Mai. (Jazz Bar. At least walk by it :) ) The only thing is the rooms are not air conditioned, but we did have three operating fans in our 4 bedroom dorm which helped with the heat. Get a bang for your buck and a little extra here.


It was a little far our of the Main Street but wasn't too far to walk really it was difficult to find anywhere to eat. The room was nice and clean and shower and toilet were clean. Only problem was wifi was bad in the room didn't really work. Staff were good booked us a taxi to airport for next morning and they were even early.


Only 3 people when I visited so no atmosphere, clean place and had to make own bed so was sure that bedding was clean. Cool outdoor area downstairs to relax!


K is a very kind man and will go a long way to help you out. He has amazing adventure tours on offer as well. Common area is very chill. Best frozen yoghurt shakes in Chiang Mai! Also plenty of sockets to charge your phone.


I absolutely loved Thailandwow. Thank you Khai for an amazing few days..wish we could have stayed longer! It's so easy to meet other travellers and Khai made our Song Kran experience so special. We will definitely be back when we're in Chiang Mai! Best hostel!!!


Location is great if you want a place to retreat from the hustle and bustle but a little out the way for the main area of chaing mai (20 min walk). I personally don't mind this as you can go out and get boozed up and its not too far to walk but if you want a night in you will get a decent sleep. Laundry service would improve the facilities. Owner is very friendly and helpful, he helps create such a good atmosphere!


Great stay, went there for the Songkran water festival, and had a very good time. The staff was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome. Not sure what it's like the rest of the year, but I would definitely stay there again.

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ah sweet Khai the hostel owner will surely make you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. He will also have the answer to any question you have about Chiang Mai and more. Great place to make new friends & wonderful mango shakes


Great hostel! Read some bad reviews about owner Khai but he was always lovely when we spoke to him even though we didnt buy any of his trips - stayed for Songkran and he provided free snacks for the hostel which was nice. Great social area for meeting people although this can get a little crowded as the hostel holds around 40 people. Overall spent 5 nights here and would stay again. Avoid dorm room though as it leads to all other rooms - so somebody always wakes you up!


We originally booked 3 nights in this hostel, but ended up extending to around 5 or 6. Kai is brilliant and very helpful. You get given your own locker and padlock so all your valuables are secure. The communal area has a great atmosphere. It is in a good location- once you get your bearings with all the small lanes and streets. If we went back to chiang mai we would definitely stay here again!


I don't get all the hype about this place? Only one member of staff knows English. The rooms are oddly laid out and there is a poor atmosphere. The location is pretty bad. Other hostels are located in far better locations. My tip? Check out Libra guesthouse. The staff are lovely and the rooms are perfect, starting at 250 baht.


Nice relaxed place to spend a few days. All the staff were really friendly and helpful, the place was clean and had a decent common space. There wasn't heaps of atmosphere, but I'm yet to stay in a hostel in Chiang Mai tht does!


Khai is a great guy! Helped with everything; moped rental, taxi, directions to great sites, boxingtickets, you name it! Airco and fan in all rooms. Lockers avalible outside the room. Great common area where you can hang out and meet other travelers. Thanks Khai! You are the best!

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