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The Famous Pai Circus Hostel

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  • 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.

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 (250 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 (300 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 (300 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 330 two people sharing 480 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) 180 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan

4 bed basic dorm (walk in only) 200 baht per night
-Bamboo hut
-Fan
-Private balcony with hammock

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

Basic private hut (walk in only) 1 person 250 or 2 people 360 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

Overview

Let us invite you to The Famous Pai Circus Hostel to party with our fire-juggling, globe-trotting gang! Guests have said staying with us is like being at a mini festival – so come and judge for yourself if that's because of our open-mic nights, pool parties or volunteer-run activities like yoga or circus classes. The infinity pool and poolside bar with mountain views are the beating heart of our place, where you can laze in a hammock or have a drink. Plus, there's free dinner! (Pad Thai or curry?) You'll probably meet Jack Daniels, our resident Labrador, sniffing around too!

Location

When you arrive, give us a call so we can send a free taxi to collect you from Pai Bus Station. Our taxi can also take you to Pai Walking Street if you're feeling lazy – this street is the centre of town and a great place for Thai street food. If you decide to walk, it's just 9 minutes from the hostel. Want some panoramic views? Hire one of our scooters and take the 17-minute drive for one seriously epic picnic overlooking Pai Canyon!

Rooms and Dorms

Whether you book a dorm or a private room, they're all housed in separate huts raised off the ground to keep them bug free. All our beds come with a private light and power sockets (USB too), plus a security locker for your things. You'll also get a free duvet. As an extra touch, we've stocked our shower rooms with high-quality soap and shampoo, too. If you've forgotten a towel, you can hire one.

Extras and activities

Most nights we light a bonfire (great for socialising), and in the daytime you can meet people on the slack line in our garden. Use the free Wi-Fi to post photos from our free nights and tag your dorm-mates. The connection's best at reception but we've also put internet hubs in the dorms. Or save your news till you get home – there's too much fun to be had here!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    The whole vibe of Circus is amazing from the moment you walk in, the new volunteer Jess is so helpful and hosted a great first night of games! The dorms are nice and warm although very dark all day, but you don’t stay in there for long as there is so much to do!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Great vibes, great people, great hostel!! Recommended for sure!!! In the hills with a terrific view and an infinity pool!!! Walking street only 5 min on foot!!!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    Gorgeous location - I spent an entire day hanging out by the pool. The place was pretty clean however I wasn't personally keen on the dorms.. mine had no natural light so if anyone was sleeping during the day (which was often) the room was pitch black and got no air, and the bunk beds are kind of rickety so you have to be really careful climbing up to the top. Having said that I had a lot of fun here, would come back and choose a hut instead :)
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Been travelling thailand for three weeks by far my favorite stay , Pai is the place to be and Circus is the place to stay . Got the new single huts for the first couple days and highly recommend them then switched to the bamboo and was okay but can hear everything. Great atmosphere not expensive . Super good time weather your looking to party or chill
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Dec 2019
    Had a great time Caleb was great and always willing to lead a crew out to the bar scene for some after hours shenanigans. View of the Pai Valley is lit and the pool was nice.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Nov 2019
    Location is perfect, people are really nice but it is a huge place so can be hard to meet people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Nov 2019
    Staying here is a must. I would recommend a private room if they’re available. Pool was great, campfires every night, overall good vibes here. It’s also a short walk to town and there’s a motorbike rental place across the street. Drinks are a bit expensive and you’re not allowed to bring in outside alcohol, but the pool and view make it totally worth it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here, the views are incredible and having a beautiful pool on site is always a bonus! I will say if you don’t hire a motor bike and your on your own the walk back from town at night can be a little dark and scary. Other than that then location is great, not far from town and very peaceful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Nov 2019
    I tried the twelve person dorm, the private green bungalows and the bamboo bungalows. Personally I didnt like the bamboo one at all and the mattress was really really hard and uncomfortable. The private green bungalow was my favorite! The hostel is a bit "far" from the central area which I didn't like because the path there is completely dark and it didnt feel safe going alone, so sometimes felt trapped up there when I wanted to go out.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    02 Dec 2019
    If you're looking for a cliche backpacker experience in a party hostel with lots of drinking games, late night music and a weekend festival vibe, this is for you. There are shared toilets and showers, even for private rooms. The private rooms have only a small fan, no aircon. I stayed here with my boyfriend and wouldn't reccomend this place for couples. Granted, the view is stunning and there is a pool, bar and pool table on site which was nice.
    Ireland, Couple, 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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