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Common grounds – where travelling is a way of life, not just a vacation.

The CG family is finally re-opening and welcoming you back…

Situated in the best location (we’re just a 1-minute walk away from Pai bus station) with relaxed oasis-like feels 🌿, only a skip away from the beating heart of Pai walking street. We are undoubtedly the best base from which to easily explore and enjoy Pai.

What we are about...

We all once started our journey in a hostel…

The Common Grounds family welcomes all travelers; the young and the old, the artists, musicians, and remote workers. All of you making your way through and looking for a place to stay, collaborate and hang-out. 💚

Common Grounds provides a fun and connective space for those who travel as a way of life — not just for a vacation. It is a place where you can meet like-minded people, and experience the hostel vibe while making lifelong friends, without the craziness.

💻 We provide a connective co-working space whereby you can work, be creative and meet like minded people, have a coffee (or a beer) and make life-changing connections while still getting your stuff done. If you have stuff to do, that is… ha!

Who we are...

Common Grounds is a well-established and respected member of the Pai community, known for the best local staff (The ZEEN, The JEEN and MAYA), creative fun guests from all around the world, creating good vibes in and around town. And we continue to embody that ethos and reputation as the good-vibe-tribe.

While we are not a party hostel, we still like to get down and party 🤘🏼. We are famously known for our super cool and funky parties, the best live music 🎶, and our legendary soul trains 🕺🏿.

What to expect...

The common grounds family take an organic approach to day trips... we wake up and we go, every day is an adventure! We also have strong ties with local adventure tour organizations and cultural community projects.

We do our utmost to respect Thai culture, support the local community and the businesses that operate here in Pai. There is so much to do, form trekking to the waterfalls, sunset at the canyon, heading out for adventure hikes and of course just chilling on the hammock, or at the hot springs. Oh yeah… and the secret spots, Shhh! 🤫

Come join us here at common grounds, we can’t wait to meet you.

lots of love,

CG Family x

📍 Best Location in Town (50 meters from the Walking Street & all of Pai's best restaurants and bars)
🤝 Chill & Social Communal Area
🎱 Pool Table
🛵 Day Tours (sometimes)
💦 Free Water Refills
☕️ Free Coffee & Tea
💻 Free Wifi
💻 Work spaces
🛏 Dorms have air-con, lockers, and are small (only 4 or 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).


Check out our new loft style private rooms, king-size bed, comfy sofa, If you want the privacy of a private room but the social atmosphere of a hostel, this is an awesome room to book!

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2850 Total Reviews
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May 18, 2024
Very nice hostel in the heart of Pai. Sociable vibe, but still chill. Common area closes at 10pm
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Female, 25-30
Mar 08, 2024
As soon as I arrived at common ground I knew I'd picked the right place. The staff and volunteers are warm and friendly and it immediately feels like a very fun home. There are very few places like it but don't take my word, get it booked
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Male, 18-24
Mar 06, 2024
We enjoyed our stay at Common Grounds. Nice medium of sociable and relaxed. Dorms are good with spacious beds and privacy curtains but beds are very uncomfortable. The girl in the bed above me found a bed bug in her bed and I am covered in bites. Rooms can be a little dark. Bathrooms could do with a bit more work, difficult to make showers hot even with pressure reduced. Location is good
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table



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