the garden is quite nice, as is the free breakfast. kitchen is spotless and very well equipped. and it across the street from the best bar in town (cafe no se). def. recommended
location is great but it lacks atmosphere the staff leaves and closes the doors at 8pm effectively shutting down the common room and no one hangs out there. also there is only one computer and only one person speaks enough english to communicate so if she isnt there you cant book any tours. but overall a fine place to stay for the money given that it is in central chiang mai and really close to the backpacker bars. also staying in a tent is a nice option bc you have a little bit of privacy.
someone stole my entire toiletry bag! and the same thing happened to another person during my stay there - it's bizarre, why would you want used toiletries? other than that, it was nice, the staff was friendly and helpful, they offer some free beer in the evening and people sit around and drink and watch tv. the common room could be bigger, and its not as social as some other places but you can always go hang out at hanoi backpackers and this place is cheaper than they are.
The staff was great and people were nice, also in addition to the bar they have an area where you can watch movies and play video games. the hostel is in a fairly nice neighborhood, not too loud, and is kept clean. getting there, just write down the street number (294) and make a right on 294 if heading down along the river (none of the drivers seemed to know where it is located).
After I checked in I went out for dinner and drinks and they sold my bed to someone else! I had to sleep on the hard floor with only a very thin mat. At least they did refund my money but they had other people sitting on the floor as well and other people who made reservations that they didn't have room for, at a time when the rooms in the city are full. Also they only had one key for a ten person dorm so the door ends up unlocked anytime someone leaves at night which is a serious security prob
Having read the reviews I stayed here hoping for a fun social place. But it was pretty deserted bxt full moon parties w only a couple other ppl staying there and the restaurant bar downstairs wasn't open. And u can get a bungalow on the beach for the same price. I would be a great place to stay during the party tho.