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

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81%

Rating
382 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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86%

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)


94%

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


77%

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!


94%

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!


34%

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.


74%

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!


97%

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!


91%

We stayed at thailandwow for 3 nights. Arrived at 7am after an overnight bus from bangkok. We rang the doorbell and clearly woke the owner, khai. We knew we couldn't check in yet but khai let us leave our bags and relax there as we were wrecked. He gave us plenty of info of what to do and where to eat. We went to pai for a few days and returned back to thialandwow to open arms from khai! He really made us feel welcome! Great hostel, clean, great location, hot shower, definitely recommend!!


51%

It's clean, but otherwise overpriced. For the money you have make your own bed and staff seems nice at first but when they see there is no money for them they immediately stop to be friendly. The location also quite far from the centre.


77%

The owner was the best thing about this place!


94%

Loved this hostel. The only complaint I have is the uncomfortable beds! Other than that it's a great place to meet people and just chill out!


86%

The staff at Thailandwow was really sweet! We were welcomed nicely and they were always helpful with whatever activities or information we needed. The breakfast was delicious and big! We enjoyed fresh shakes and enormous cereal with fresh fruits. The bathrooms are shared however but are ok. We stayed at two different private rooms for 2 people with fan. Simple but fine! Furthermore, the location was perfect, within walking distance from everything.

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We stayed in Thailandwow for almost a week and we loved it. It felt like home and the staff is so friendly. Khai takes care of everything, from taking time to welcome you personally to book anything you want. We met really nice people. If I go back in Chiang Mai I'll go back there. Thank you for the amazing stay !!


100%

I stayed for 3 nights and loved it. Khai is amazing and so keen to help with everything. Showers are hot. Beds are comfy. Common room is friendly. And the food is good too. Can't wait to come back!!!!!


51%

We booked online. When we arrived there were no staff anywhere for 15 minutes and we were able to walk upstairs into the dorm without anyone noticing, nothing was locked. Finally they said only the owner could check us in and we had to wait 30 minutes. During that 30 minutes they gave our room to another couple that walked in. They agreed to give the room to us but we decided to stay somewhere else. Disorganized. The owner needs to train his staff. He can't be everywhere.


51%

I would not recomend this place. Yes it's cheap but for £1 more you can get a lot more for your money! It's fairly clean but the dorms let it down, you have to walk though a 20 bed dorm to get to the 10 bed dorm, not good when you have to wake up early and end up waking all 20 people up!! The owner is helpful but he's the only one that speaks English so when you've got 30 plus people trying to check out/in, book day trips etc its takes forever and he gets grumpy!!


97%

Loved my stay here. Owner is very nice and so helpfully. Whatever you need he would do his best to help you. Highly recommended.


91%

Had a very pleasant stay in this hostel, booked only 1 night in advance, stayed 5! Special thanks to Kai, the owner, who is very friendly and helpful! :D

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Was all good to book a trip from, but talking to other people who stayed in chiang Mai it seems to be in the only place that there's nothing around to do! (South west). Barely anyone talked at the hostel so wasn't the best.


74%

The place was nice, really great communal area in the front with areas for laying down, big tables, a cool swing. Rooms were clean enough, about average. Overall good experience. Lots of white people.

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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