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Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel
Sofia Hostel

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7.6

Very good

58 reviews

58 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gare Garon

70 m

Easy House

140 m

De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd

160 m

Centre Point Night Bazaar

180 m

Clock Tower Chiang Rai

210 m

Popular landmarks
Hill Tribe Museum

480 m

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

830 m

Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

2.2 km

Wat Huay Pla Kang

5.6 km

Baan Dam Museum

10.0 km

Closest landmarks
Teepee Bar

120 m

Boots Pharmacy

170 m

ST Motorcycle Rentals

230 m

Bus Station Car Parking

250 m

Tourist Police

270 m

Sofia Hostel

869/51 Thaivivat uthit Road,Vieng, Muang,, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000 - See map

Strategically situated in City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Rong Khun.

Highlights

Located in heart of Chiang Rai

230 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

210 meters to Clock Tower Chiang Rai

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Rai every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.2
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportChiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
Distance to airport7.3 km

Rooms available at Sofia Hostel

Mixed Dorm
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  • City view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 single beds
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1 King Bed
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  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room
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  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sofia Hostel?

Old Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 220 m away from Sofia Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Sofia Hostel?

Restaurants including Phu Lae Restaurant, Hungry Wolf's and Barrab are popular in Sofia Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Sofia Hostel?

Located in the City Center area, Sofia Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, CentralPlaza Chiangrai and Sankhong Happy Street.

What are popular attractions near Sofia Hostel?

Guests at Sofia Hostel can easily visit Clock Tower Chiang Rai, Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Hill Tribe Museum located in the City Center area.

What popular beaches are close to Sofia Hostel?

Guests at Sofia Hostel can easily visit Chiang Rai Beach in the City Center area.

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What people love about Sofia Hostel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "In the city center good spot for one night"

    Monika

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    February 18, 2022

Overall rating:

7.6

Very good
58 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
5.3
Location
7.8
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More about Sofia Hostel

More about Sofia Hostel

Sofia Hostel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Sofia Hostel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Chiang Rai.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to all Chiang Rai has to offer. Spend a day and acquire some cultural knowledge at Baan Dam Museum located 9.9 km away, where you can explore works of arts and cultural pieces. You're sure to want to visit Clock Tower Chiang Rai located 210 m away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Chiang Rai. Your journey through Chiang Rai can be completed with a short shopping stop at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar located 220 m away.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.3

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed
Location
869/51 Thaivivat uthit Road,Vieng, Muang,, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
    7.3 km
  • Tachileik Airport (THL) - Myanmar
    64.8 km

Public transportation

  • Old Bus Station
    230 m
  • Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
    250 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Boots Pharmacy
    170 m

Shopping

  • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
    230 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    280 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    120 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Clock Tower Chiang Rai
    210 m
  • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
    230 m
  • Hill Tribe Museum
    480 m
  • Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
    830 m
  • Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
    2.2 km
  • Wat Huay Pla Kang
    5.6 km
  • Baan Dam Museum
    10.0 km
  • Singha Park Chiang Rai
    11.1 km
  • Elephant Valley Thailand
    11.6 km
  • Wat Rong Khun
    11.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Gare Garon
    70 m
  • Teepee Bar
    120 m
  • Easy House
    140 m
  • De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd
    160 m
  • Boots Pharmacy
    170 m
  • Centre Point Night Bazaar
    180 m
  • Clock Tower Chiang Rai
    210 m
  • mz collection
    210 m
  • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
    230 m
  • Old Bus Station
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 15 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Reviews of Sofia Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.4
/
10
Good
Cleanliness5.3
Facilities5.3
Location7.8
Service6.8
Value for money6.2
High score for Chiang Rai
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (7)
Sep - Nov (4)
Dec - Feb (6)
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Showing 20 verified guest comments
8.8
Excellent
ruth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 6 nights in January 2022

Loved it”

I have now stayed at many hostels throughout Thailand and this one I rate as decent and clean, although there are a few cobwebs, (and the bathroom is downstairs to sleeping area) it is not grubby, and I have stayed in some very grubby places that I would not want to stay in again. I would happily stay here again mainly because the owner and his staff are awesome, They are so friendly, welcoming, generous and more than helpful and they really do make it a place worth staying in. Other benifits are its location, it is walking diatance to the bus station and there are bars and restaurants right on your doorstep and plenty of sites to visit and night markets within walking distances - if i come back to Chiangrai, which I plan to do as i love it here, I will stay here again.

Reviewed February 01, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Monika from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

In the city center”

In the city center good spot for one night

Reviewed February 18, 2022

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6.4
Good
Nhat from Thailand
Solo traveler
Mixed Dorm
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Ok hostel for quick night stays”

Some issue with the checkin which took extra long time without explanation. I was in the dormitory at it was very loud at nite due to nearby bars area. In the end it was ok for a quick night stay.

Reviewed December 31, 2020

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hi soory if not comfotable becoz our location is in citty nearly to everrything if u looking for qout must have to look outside citty dear

Responded January 25, 2021
Sofia Hostel
6.0
Kesanee from Thailand
Business traveler
Mixed Dorm
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Above average”

This location is very noisy at night because of the restaurants and bars close by. But some people may like it, upon the lifestyle.

Reviewed February 04, 2022

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2.8
Katrine from Denmark
Couple
1 King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Emilie”

The place is definitely not worth staying at! The hostel needs a big deep clean and renovation. The kitchen looks like something that hasn’t been used for so long and there is no place to eat or relax. Our room was disgusting. First of all the bed was in a bad condition, not comfortable and there were so many bedbugs. We had to get an electric flyswatter by the host to get rid of some of the bedbugs. The second thing was the windows, we had trouble closing them and the mosquito net was in a bad condition as well. The wallpaper was falling apart and hung down from the ceiling which ended at the floor. Generally the place is terrible. The owner is very intrusive and really really wanted us to buy some of his tours which is not attractive when he is the way he is. We were the only guests at the hostel. We checked out one day before and told him there was bedbugs which he refused. Pay a little bit more and stay a better place, it will be worth it.

Reviewed May 05, 2022

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4.0
Morgan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Acceptable”

Infested with cockroaches and bed bugs.

Reviewed June 15, 2022

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2.4
Shane
Solo traveler
Mixed Dorm
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Acceptable”

I checked in and when I arrived, walking up the stairs, the smell of cigarette smoke was strong. Once I got to the dorm a guest was smoking inside the dorm. The manager/owner was sitting there and talking to him. He didn't apologize but said "He was smoking is that okay? He has stayed here amlong time". I ,of course, said no but I could not receive a refund because it was within 1 day. So I had to change hostels without refund. It seems like the hostel will allow longterm guests to do whatever they want. So if you book you are subject to the rude disrespectful guest without management intervening because he will stay a longer and they have a prior relationship.

Reviewed December 28, 2020

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2.4
Ghita from Italy
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

You could choose something better”

It’s very very dirty, think that is the dirtiest place I’ve ever seen. The room was without window and it was very hot! It’s impossible to sleep. I suggest you to book something better. Ps. It’s not true that water is available

Reviewed June 23, 2022

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6.0
Adelaide from Australia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dorm
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Average”

Although technically in city center, it is pretty far away from the main places of interest. Walking not really an option. I also had to go elsewhere to get suggestions and tour packages booked. Stay was not bad, but nothing special.

Reviewed October 15, 2022

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3.2
Katia from Mexico
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Worst experience”

Esta sucio, y olía a pipi

Reviewed July 30, 2022

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4.8
Lea from France
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Acceptable”

Certe le prix n’est pas excessif mais j ai dormi dans une chambre sans fenêtres (a la place moustiquaire scotchée au mur et recouvert à moitié de tissu), résultat, au réveil rhume et mal de gorge car on est dans le Nord quand même … le matelas est encore dans son plastique … pas de savons. Le personnel est aimable et l’endroit est bien situé pour pouvoir se balader en ville à pied.

Reviewed January 21, 2022

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2.0
Supreeya from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Acceptable”

หาไม่เจอ

Reviewed July 25, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Thanaroj from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

ภาพรวมคือดี”

อยากให้ปรับทางเข้า วางโต๊ะคอม ซ้ายทีขวาที ทำให้ต้องเดิน ซ้ายที ขวาที แทนที่จะวางให้เป็นแนวเดียวกัน และที่จอดรถ ค่อนข้างมีที่จอดรถไม่พอ

Reviewed June 21, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kewaree from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

Exceptional”

ที่พักราคาถูกสะอาดมากค่ะ ที่สำคัญน้องพนักงานเเละพี่เจ้าของดูเเลดีมาก

Reviewed December 01, 2021

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6.8
Good
Panadda from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

ก็โอเค”

ห้องน้ำไม่ค่อยสะอาดเท่าไหร่ แต่ก็เหมาะสมกับราคา

Reviewed November 03, 2021

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6.4
Good
Panadda from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

ความสะอาด สิ่งอำนวยความสดวก”

ห้องน้ำไม่สะอาด Wifi ใช้ไม่ได้

Reviewed October 30, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Aoitip from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

เจ้าของโรงแรมดีมาก”

เจ้าของ โรงแรมน่ารักมาก เราเจ็บเท้า อยากซื้อรองเท้าแตะ. ที่โรงแรม แต่เจ้าของไม่รู้ขายไง. ให้พนักงาน ขับรถะาไปซื้อ รองเท้า พนักงานต้อนรับ เป็นเด็กนักเรียน เขาสนับสนุน ให้เด็กมีรายได้ ทำมาหากินเป็น คนแบบนี้ สมควรรวย. สมควรสนับสนุนที่นี้ ไปพักที่นี้นะค่ะ. คุณจะมีโชคลาภ ถูกหวยด้วย เจ้าที่ดี เจ้าของ พนักงาน.ดี ดีเกินบรรยาย. อบอุ่นมากเลย

Reviewed September 20, 2021

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2.0
Mr.Sathaphan from Thailand
Couple
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

ไม่มีโรงแรม”

ไม่มีโรงแรมตั้งอยู่จริง โคตรเสียดายตัง เลี่ยงได้ เลี่ยงครับ

Reviewed April 19, 2021

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2.0
Paula from Spain
Couple
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

No hi aneu”

Un horror

Reviewed July 30, 2022

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5.6
Paula from Spain
Couple
1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Ple de paneroles enormes”

L'atenció al client inmillorable pero el lloc era pèsim. Estava ple de paneroles (cucarachas) y aranyes tant a la dutxa, a la cuina com a l'habitació. No ens van donar l'habitació que tocava, vam demanar una doble amb un llit gran i l'havien llogat a uns altres. Així doncs, vam estar en un habitació amb dos llits individuals, un d'ells era tan dur com una taula, i inclus vaig mirar si ho era o no. Per tant, vam dormir els dos en un llit individual perque l'altre era com el terra. L'entrada, també feia por. Era una persiana que havies d'obrir i tancar tu, sense cap llum ni res. En definitiva, el próxim cop pagarem una mica més per tenir unes condicions dignes!!

Reviewed July 30, 2022

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