Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Common Grounds Pai is a Backpacker Hostel & Hangout in Pai City Center

A social backpacker hostel in the best location in town, Common Grounds Pai is the place to be to meet & bond with fellow travelers. During the day, we often have awesome things to do together like day trips around Pai to see the waterfalls and canyon or a chill day at the coolest pool in town (Fluid Swimming Pool). At night, we pregame at the hostel together until 9 pm and then hit the best bars and nightly events in town, from open mic nights to pub quizzes to dance parties. Since we close early, those that want a good night's sleep can get one comfortably. We have small dorms (6 beds each) with air-con, lockers, comfy beds, and individual power outlets. We can't wait to host you soon!

We aren't a party hostel so if you are looking for an absolutely mad time, you might want to look elsewhere, but each night we do pregame and socialize together in the communal area and then hit the best nightly events in town at the local bars, from live music to beer pong tournaments. We want the people who need a good night's sleep to be able to get one so please be quiet when coming home later after a great night out!

-Best Location in Town (50 meters from the Walking Street & all of Pai's best restaurants and bars)
-Chill & Social Communal Area
-Pool Table
-Pub Crawls & Day Tours (sometimes)
-Free Water Refills
-Free Coffee & Tea
-Free Wifi
-Dorms have air-con, lockers, and are small (only 6 beds)

Leaving the local bus station, go right, take your first right, and the hostel is down on the right (1-2 minute walk).

Our new private rooms can sleep 3 people (2 in a king-size bed, 1 on a comfy sofa-bed) at no additional cost. The cost is equivalent to 3 dorm beds so if your group of 3 wants the privacy of a private room but the social atmosphere of a hostel, this is an awesome room to book! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Common grounds had more than anything, a lovely atmosphere and their daily activities are a great way for solo travellers to meet. The location couldn’t be better. One minute walk to the bus and right next to the night food market. Would happily stay here again.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Nov 2019
    We stayed for 5 nights, what a great great hostel. All the staff were superb and made it very easy to meet new people with the daily pub crawls and other activities such as tubing etc. location couldn’t have been better, as central as you can get. I will 100% be returning at some stage.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Oct 2019
    The place to be if you want to meet people in Pai. The hostel is super clean and professionally run. Loads of toilets and showers.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Oct 2019
    I would definitely recommend others to stay here and I would definitely stay here if I was returning to Pai. It’s location is very good, you are in the town without being around loud noise. The hostel had friendly and helpful staff. The hostel was clean and tidy. The rooms had air con, a locker, an en-suite, and the hostel itself also had extra common area bathrooms including toilet and shower. Great value for money, great atmosphere, great place to make friends
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Oct 2019
    The best hostel I've stayed at so far! Trips organised every afternoon and a bar crawl every night, really close to the walking street, common area was lovely, staff and volunteers were amazing, met loads of fab people, first time I've been upset to leave somewhere. I will definitely be back!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2019
    Really lovely atmosphere, amazing staff, perfect location right next to everywhere and also bus station, daily and nightly events with option to chill or party. No frills but clean and hands down best place to stay in Pai.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Oct 2019
    Incredible staff, great location, stellar guest and atmosphere. Party place, but only if you want it to be, it's a super chill place to relax and kick it. Definitely recommend. Bring your own lock (small) for the security lockers and laundry just down the block.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Oct 2019
    Have the best time at Common Grounds!! Met so many amazing people. Everyone who works there is totally amazing and will make anyone and everyone feel welcome. I felt like I lived there by the end of my stay and tbh didn't want to leave!! So. Much. Fun.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2019
    The hostel has a great location and a cool, chilled-out, atmosphere. The facilities are pretty rough though and our group of four was split up between rooms. Staff are also not particularly helpful. In a town with so many hip and interesting places, I'm surprised this place's rating is as high as it is.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    22 Oct 2019
    Hostel was pretty dirty, the showers/bathrooms were outside and were covered in bugs & gecko poo! Cleaning them once a day is not enough, need to be cleaned more if they are fully booked! The air con in my dorm was about 3cm above my feet so was constantly freezing and now got the flu! Location was really good but I wouldn’t stay again.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Pool Table