Hostelworld.com

Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

1/30

The Famous Pai Circus Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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 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

Note: Sometimes we close the pool after big pool parties for one day to make sure its cleaned well, so if your only coming for one night and to use the pool best check if its open first.(can message us on FB for a fast reply)

All of our staff are lady boys, please only come if you’re ok with this.

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 is the circus super clean?? NOPE Circus is an outdoor place. We have all huts, dorms and bathrooms in separate buildings on a huge site with an epic infinity pool in the middle and a pool side bar next to it.
Being the most popular backpacker hostel we have people around all the time throughout the day walking in and out of the toilets, showers, rooms, playing Frisbee, dancing on the grass ect… this means MUDDY floors everywhere.

If in any way you don't like this please DON'T BOOK HERE ,we don't want to see you un happy, obviously it's just mud and things stained but the design of this place makes it impossible for it to not look dirty everywhere.

When it comes to cleaning we have a huge team and do our best as I said things always look dirty or are covered in mud but if you ever want a private clean of a toilet, shower, room or anything just come and ask we are more than happy to send the cleaner to do a personal clean for you and as often as you want.(seriously our cleaners will clean a toilet for you every time you want to use one just come give us a smile and ask)

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.

Sometime 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 2017 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 (280 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 (320 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 (380 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 400 two people sharing 550 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) 200 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan

4 bed basic dorm (walk in only) 220 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Private balcony with hammock

4 bed basic dorm with private bathroom (walk in only) 240 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Private balcony with hammock
-Private bathroom

Basic private hut (walk in only) 1 person 250 or 2 people 400 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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Apr 2019
    Great hostel, ended up extending my stay multiple days, I debated switching to a cheaper one but the pool and atmosphere made it too hard to leave. Definitely would recommend for solo travelers as it’s super easy to meet people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Apr 2019
    The free yoga and nice breakfast was great! really fun people staying here, so glad I stayed whilst at Pai!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Mar 2019
    Had a great time here, it’s a great place to hang by the pool drinking beers or maybe a happy shake ☺️ I extended my stay for 4 extra nights because I didn’t want to leave!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    13 Mar 2019
    Stayed in K1. One of the coziest beds I’ve slept in backpacking. Door didn’t lock, felt safe otherwise. Bathroom very clean. Party hostels aren’t my thing but I think what they offer is on point.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Mar 2019
    Really great social hostel. Provides free dinner at 8pm daily and does breakfast buffet for 100baht every morning till 12. Only downside I experienced was one of the receptionist was very rude, everyone else was very nice.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2019
    Great pool and chill area with lovely views. The breakfast is amazing for 100 baht, you get an all you can eat buffet from 8-12. The beds were fairly comfy but the air con wasn’t brilliant. Plus you had to walk to the main reception to go to the toilet. Another downside was that there was no yoga teacher so that was disappointing and the vibes at night were very chilled. All in all a fairly decent hostel!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2019
    Stayed here for 3 nights at the being of songkran, unfortunately the hostel emptied out a bit as everyone went to Chiang Mai. Still met some really cool people. Love this hostel, it has some really chill vibes, pool isn’t the cleanest but it was still nice to have one. Location isn’t fab, about a 5-10 min walk into town, but not really a massive issue. As a solo traveller it was ideal, lots of people I met said they’d booked for 2 nights and stayed for 5+.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Mar 2019
    We didn't enjoy our time here, only stayed for two nights. The atmosphere just did not feel right for us, we found it difficult to meet and chat with the other guests, and we are usually very social at other hostels; it felt quite young & cliquey, but then again it could have been the crowd that were there at the time. There also did not seem to be enough toilets for the amount of guests and placed very far away from the rooms. The pool, staff and breakfast were bonuses about this hostel.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    25 Mar 2019
    We weren’t as impressed with this hostel as we thought we would be. We had been recommended to come here and just expected more, it wasn’t that welcoming and felt quite cliquey, which is something we have never felt about another hostel, although that could have just been due to the other guests there at the time.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Definitely wasn’t what I expected. I had heard great things, but never lived up the the hype. For a “partyish” hostel they make you be quiet at 12 AM. It was chill and they closed the kitchen at the most random hours. I was pretty displeased with the stay and thought it was pretty average. The photos seemed outdated and nothing like the description.
    USA, Female, 18-24
Read all reviews

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

×