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The Famous Pai Circus Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant 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 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)
-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
-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)
-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

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

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

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


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!


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 8.2

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Great atmosphere! Workers are super nice and helpful! Highly recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jul 2019
    Really nice hostel with a great vibe. I loved the view from the pool and the breakfast was great. However, there is absolutely no restaurant around at night. I returned to the hostel around 9pm after traveling the village and found everything shut including the in-house restaurant.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Jul 2019
    The location of this hostel is good, not in town, but walkable. They have an awesome breakfast buffet for a good price. It’s a great place to just lay in a hammock and read or enjoy the view. The dorms are idea because of the a/c. Unfortunately the pool was closed when I was there and they didn’t have a yoga instructor. They were also out of bikes to rent.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Jun 2019
    The hostel was really nice and the view was amazing. But there is a volunteer or a worker. Anyway he is a drunk s***head c*** that acts as if he more than just a c***. Other then that the hostel and pai was amazing. Meet some really great people over there. My last day a drunk girl brought a dog to the room, apparently the dog had been sleeping in a friends doorm room two days before. The girl took the dog out after some time 😂. There is alot of hippies in pai, I've never seen so many.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Jun 2019
    This hostel has such a beautiful view of pai and is in great location! I visited this hostel thinking there would be many people into yoga and flow arts however, during my stay this was not really the case. It is definitely a party hostel, however I couldn’t hear the music or party from my room. I love a conscious gathering but don’t really drink and found there was a lot of this here. Things always change though with hostel vibes. Love that there was free yoga and tons of flow toys to play with
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Jul 2019
    Lovely location very close to town. The staff was not very friendly.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    Be aware that the private huts have no air conditioning. The room was unbearable during the day due to the heat. Overall, the hostel was very social and good for going out. There were parties or activities ran by the hostel each night.
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Jul 2019
    Stayed in a single private which was clean and cosy, however bed sheets had some stains on it and it was next to the social area, so it was pretty noisy at night time. Just over a 10 minute walk from Walking Street. Nice, clean infinity pool with great scenic views overlooking the mountains. Free taxi transfer from/to bus station was a great help! Staff weren't very friendly.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jul 2019
    No big lockers in the dorms so you can’t lock your backpack away but this wasn’t an issue for me. We kept on extending our stay. Given a low rating for staff because on our last night one of the volunteers was being really rude, telling us we were being boring ***** for not coming out. All we wanted to do was spend a chilled last night all together and her attitude was completely unnecessary. The rest of the staff were fab, it was one drunk volunteer letting the team down. I’d still recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    07 Jul 2019
    Whatever you do DO NOT stay in the private hut. There are holes in the bathroom so any bugs can come on. The bug net sits directly above you when you sleep. A huge moth flew directly at us when we walked in. There is no toilet paper and the shower is directly next to the toilet. There was a HUGE cockroach that came into our room one night even though we kept all of the doors locked. It is also right next to the main social area so you can hear everything. Stay in the air conditioned room.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi