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The Famous Pai Circus Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Circus hostel is a place like no other anywhere in the world!

Since 2013 we have been the most booked hostel in Pai, a very social hostel known as the most popular place to meet great people and enjoy a good party.

Circus is the only Hostel in Pai with a luxury view point infinity swimming pool with a mountain view to die for and when it's so hot out its a must for afternoons. You can check the famous infinity pool view

Located only 700 meters from the walking street/night market we also have a free taxi service in case your lazy. (8-5pm) also don't forget to call us when you arrive so we can welcome you at the bus station with a free taxi and help you with your bags. : (8am-5pm)

Almost every night we have free entertainment for everyone to watch or join in with from, fire show, free Pad Thai dinner, free curry dinner, open mic, pool party, quiz night, pool competition, ect..

Yes we are a party hostel but we try to shut everything down by 12 and we do our best to keep the noise down after midnight so people can sleep. Most of our rooms are so far away from the bar so you can sleep anytime and won't hear great tunes playing but if you do sleep after midnight you can enjoy a room pool/bar side.

For breakfast at circus we tried to do something a little different.
We have a Chef in the restaurant area ready to cook you fresh eggs of any style, fried, scrambled or omelette. Sausages, toast with jam, marmalade or butter, pan cakes, waffles, eggy bread, chicken fried rice, vegetable fried rice, salad, two types of mixed vegetables (seasonal), selection of fresh fruit (seasonal) and a selection of fresh organic juice and ice tea.
Hot tea and coffee

This is an all you can eat buffet NOT included in the room price.
We used to have a higher price and include it for all rooms but 85% of people never wake up for breakfast so why pay for something you don't eat, we reduced the price for the rooms and if you're up in time for it you can always choose to pay to join :)

So why the name circus? For ten years before the circus opened the owner(backpacker from England) was a circus performer/extreme sports athlete. Often the place is full of people juggling, playing with fire performing toys ect… this really can change day by day. If you come to stay at the circus you never know before if the place will be full of circus people or pool party type people. If you're willing to explore and try something different and awesome then this is the place for you.

You can view our video here to see the infinity pool, amazing view (best location in Pai) and atmosphere you won't want to miss!

Many of our guests have commented that staying at the circus is like staying at an epic mini festival on a hill with amazing backpackers always around to hang out and party with.

Sometimes we have volunteers teaching free circus lessons and free yoga lessons but this is dependent on if we have a volunteer staying.

We have high speed fibre optic WIFI in public areas and we have put basic internet box's into the dorms that it doesn't reach. The reception WIFI is the best internet package we can buy in Thailand and the basic internet for rooms is good for checking emails or Facebook. Often this is not working because of bad weather but we bought the best internet in the city and that's the best we can do.

In the reception, we have a large restaurant that seats 60 people, each table has comfortable chairs and a power charging tower so many items can be charged at any one time perfect for digital nomads or just backpackers with a lot of things to charge lol.

Next to the pool is the pool side bar and lounging area, there is a free pool table, lazy chairs for 20 people and 4 hammocks.

We have a very cute and friendly dog called Jack Daniels (Labrador) (understands English or Thai language)
He likes to chill at reception but the moment someone wants to play he is up and ready.
He is getting a little fat guys so go easy on the treats for a few months please lol

We light a bon fire most nights next to the pool for everyone to relax around (weather dependent)

If you look at the accommodation, facilities and the price you will understand why we are known in Pai as the best value for money, being owned by backpackers we always push to keep our prices low to help you with your budget. :)

We rent new safe motorbikes for you to be able to explore the waterfalls ect.. We do not work with rental companies all our bikes our from the hostel and bought new June 2018 guaranteeing no scams and safe serviced bikes.

Twice a week we have a family buffet dinner with over 10 choices of Thai dishes.

We have had over 25 professional artists come and contribute around the hostel with street art, if you like street art you will love walking around looking at everything.

We take the security of our guests and their belongings as a high priority and have installed full CCTV cameras, 24-hour staff and have lockers in every dorm room.

ROOM OPTIONS- please note all our dorms and huts have been designed and built off the ground to guarantee NO bugs, insects or mosquito (IF YOU KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED! ;)

Sometimes people complain of bugs/mosquito in the 12 bed dorm because it only takes one person out of 12 to leave the door open for bugs to come in. If you hate this choose the private room only.

12 bed standard dorm shared bathroom (200 baht per night)
-Super comfy mattress (hard to find at a hostel in Pai)
-Mattress protectors guaranteeing bed bug free
-Air conditioning (24 hours)
-WIFI
-Bamboo bunk beds
-Room keys
-Personal self
-Personal light
-Personal electric outlet
-Two personal USB chargers
-Proper duvet (no cheap towels or blankets as bedding)
-Shower room with free high quality soap and shampoo
-Lockers in room

4 bed deluxe dorm shared bathroom (250 baht per night)
-Air conditioning (24 hours)
-Super comfy mattress (hard to find at a hostel in Pai)
-mattress protectors guaranteeing bed bug free
-WIFI
-Single beds
-Room keys
-Personal self
-Personal light
-Personal electric outlet
-Personal USB charger
-Proper duvet (no cheap towels or blankets as bedding)
-Away from any noise
-Shower room with free high quality soap and shampoo
-Lockers in room

Presidential 12 bed deluxe dorm (280 baht per night) (highly recommended)
-Super comfy mattress (hard to find at a hostel in Pai)
-mattress protectors guaranteeing bed bug free
-Air conditioning (24 hours)
-WIFI
-Room keys
-Personal shelf
-Personal light
-Personal electric socket
-Proper duvet no cheap towels or blankets as bedding
-Away from any noise
-Private large modern bathroom with free high quality soap and shampoo
-Lockers in room

STANDARD HUT WITH SHARED BATHROOM (one person 250 two people sharing 400 baht per night)(BEST VALUE FOR TWO PEOPLE)
-VERY SMALL triangle shaped huts. (check the photos to see the room)
- Newly built and opened January 2018!!!
-Super comfy mattress (hard to find at a hostel in Pai)
-Mattress protectors guaranteeing bed bug free
-Room keys
-Fan (no air con)
-proper bed
-Bed side table
-Personal reading light, four socket electric outlet
-Proper duvet, no cheap towels or blankets as bedding
-Shower room with free high quality soap and shampoo
-No bugs (good quality window with fly screen)
-DO NOT take this room if you plan to stay in bed all day the huts get very hot in the day its 40 degree here most days. Our dorms run air con all day.

12 bed super basic dorm (walk in only) 170 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan

4 bed basic dorm (walk in only) 180 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Private balcony with hammock

4 bed basic dorm with private bathroom (walk in only) 190 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Private balcony with hammock
-Private bathroom

Basic private hut (walk in only) 1 person 200 or 2 people 350 baht
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Some with epic view

If you plan to arrive more than two hours after your check in time please let us know or your room might be sold.

We do not allow children under the age of 16 year old and no pets are allowed to be brought on site.

Please note we do also have many other room type with private bathroom and fan dorms not listed here for walk ins only. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Sep 2019
    Just awesome 😍
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Pai Circus School is a really great opportunity to try some of the things you have seen and have always wanted to try in a relaxed learning environment. I got to play with so many different circus classes learned alot with poi and staff, in readiness to play with fire. a gorgeous view also swimming pool and I will back here again .
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    All prepared in this hostel, everything you need ! Super
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Amazing hostel. This is a party hostel and for those looking for a great party is definitely the place to go. Amazing room super clean and the food close by was delicious and cheap. The bamboo bridge was broken so they offered a free taxi to and from the town. Comfy beds, pillows were quiet hard though. It's far enough out of town that you don't get the noise but close enough to town that you can walk comfortably. The the fire show was terrific and the reps where amazing. Was sad to leave
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    The best swimming pool ever, 100 B for buffet breakfast so nice. we also book the van to continue our journey that so good, they pick us up at the hostel and dont need to pay extra
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    beautiful vibe i stayed there for a few days it' s amazing place in Pai. there is a swimming pool with nice view. Staff very friendly and helpful if pai is the first for you, so you can ask for information to visite famous place. Nice beakfask all you eat until 12 you can make friend there people are nice for sure i will come back again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Oct 2019
    The location is beautiful but the water was not hot when showering.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Sep 2019
    This was one of the most beautiful and unique properties I have ever stayed at. Very relaxing atmosphere and a super friendly staff.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    20 Sep 2019
    Fun place to stay, good activities and easy to meet people. Pool with a great view. Bit muddy, but to be expected due to the location!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    20 Sep 2019
    Not the cleanest place(mud/really old rooms and beds) & a bit out of the way. If you not so picky bout the bathrooms and rooms then you'll love it. Cool pool/view/bar with tons of ppl. Although people were in groups, not sure if great for solo travelers.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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