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SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel
SOOK cafe and hostel

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9

Exceptional

177 reviews

177 reviews

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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd

80 m

mz collection

120 m

Centre Point Night Bazaar

120 m

Gare Garon

120 m

Easy House

130 m

Popular landmarks
Hill Tribe Museum

530 m

Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

930 m

Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

2.3 km

Wat Huay Pla Kang

5.7 km

Baan Dam Museum

10.1 km

Closest landmarks
Boots Pharmacy

60 m

Bus Station Car Parking

160 m

Teepee Bar

180 m

Exclusive Medical Clinic & Spa

190 m

ST Motorcycle Rentals

190 m

SOOK cafe and hostel

869/36 Paholyothin, Mueang, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Chiang Rai

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

130 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Shops

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Rai every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.0
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportChiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
Distance to airport7.3 km

Rooms available at SOOK cafe and hostel

Dormitory Mixed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Twin - Bedroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Double
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    Double Com
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      Female 4 Bed Dormitory
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        Female Dormitory (Bunk bed) (No Window)
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          Female 4 Bed Dormitory (No Window,Area:14)
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            What time is check-in and check-out at SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to SOOK cafe and hostel?

            SOOK cafe and hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at SOOK cafe and hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, SOOK cafe and hostel has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Rai with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

            Is breakfast offered at SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

            What is the smoking policy at SOOK cafe and hostel?

            SOOK cafe and hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Old Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 130 m away from SOOK cafe and hostel.

            What restaurants are nearby SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Restaurants including Connect Café, Old Dutch and Hungry Wolf's are popular in SOOK cafe and hostel’s neighborhood which is known as City Center.

            What popular shopping places are close to SOOK cafe and hostel?

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

            What are popular attractions near SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Guests at SOOK cafe and 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 SOOK cafe and hostel?

            Guests at SOOK cafe and hostel can easily visit Chiang Rai Beach in the City Center area.

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            What people love about SOOK cafe and hostel

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Cleanliness

              "Clean hostel with plenty of things to do near by."

              Samuel

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              March 8, 2020

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Definitely feels like home here :)"

              Mei

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              October 24, 2018

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The staf is very gentle."

              Ronald

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              October 15, 2018

            Property ranking|Compared to 461 Chiang Rai properties
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            Location score
            9.7/10
            Service score
            9.4/10
            Value for money score
            9/10
            Overall score
            9/10
            Better than
            99
            %
            of Chiang Rai properties
            Better than
            92
            %
            of Chiang Rai properties
            Better than
            88
            %
            of Chiang Rai properties
            Better than
            84
            %
            of Chiang Rai properties
            Overall rating:

            9

            Exceptional
            177 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            8.4
            Location
            9.7
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            More about SOOK cafe and hostel

            More about SOOK cafe and hostel

            SOOK cafe and hostel

            See the best of Chiang Rai with a stay at SOOK cafe and hostel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
            SOOK cafe and hostel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Chiang Rai.
            Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
            In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hostel. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
            Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms. SOOK cafe and hostel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


            Dining and things to do

            Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
            SOOK cafe and hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


            Around the property

            There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to SOOK cafe and hostel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Baan Dam Museum located 10.0 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Clock Tower Chiang Rai located 300 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Chiang Rai. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Chiang Rai, chances are you'll find it at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar located 170 m away.


            Reasons to stay here

            This hostel scores higher than 87% of the city's accommodations on value for money
            This hostel scores higher than 99% of accommodations in the city for its location.
            This hostel stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 91% of the city's accommodation.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Excellent
            Facilities

            8.4

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            13 mentions

            Breakfast

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Chinese [Mandarin]
            • Thai

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop
            • Kitchen
            • Shared kitchen

            Services and conveniences

            • Cash withdrawal
            • Concierge
            • Convenience store
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Luggage storage
            • Shops
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            Access

            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service
            Location
            869/36 Paholyothin, Mueang, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000
            Exceptional
            Location

            9.7

            Airports

            • Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
              7.3 km 19 min drive
            • Tachileik Airport (THL) - Myanmar
              64.9 km

            Public transportation

            • Old Bus Station
              140 m
            • Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
              170 m

            Hospital or clinic

            • Boots Pharmacy
              60 m

            Shopping

            • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
              180 m

            Convenience store

            • On-site

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM on-site
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
              180 m
            • Clock Tower Chiang Rai
              310 m
            • Hill Tribe Museum
              530 m
            • Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
              930 m
            • Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
              2.3 km
            • Wat Huay Pla Kang
              5.7 km
            • Baan Dam Museum
              10.1 km
            • Singha Park Chiang Rai
              11.1 km
            • Elephant Valley Thailand
              11.5 km
            • Wat Rong Khun
              11.6 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Boots Pharmacy
              60 m
            • De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd
              80 m
            • mz collection
              120 m
            • Centre Point Night Bazaar
              120 m
            • Gare Garon
              120 m
            • Easy House
              130 m
            • Old Bus Station
              140 m
            • Bus Station Car Parking
              160 m
            • Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
              170 m
            • Night Market
              180 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.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-2 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 3-12 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from00:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until22:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee200 THB
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50 THB

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
            • Number of floors3
            • Number of rooms 10
            • Room voltage220

            Reviews of SOOK cafe and hostel from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            9.0
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities8.4
            Location9.7
            Service9.3
            Value for money9.0
            High score for Chiang Rai
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (60)
            8-9 Excellent (15)
            7-8 Very Good (10)
            6-7 Good (3)
            <6 Below Expectation (4)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (23)
            Jun - Aug (15)
            Sep - Nov (23)
            Dec - Feb (31)
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Alisha from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

            Clean, kind and welcoming!”

            I'm so glad I stayed at SOOK Hostel during my time in Chiang Rai. It is centrally located (walking distance to the bus station, restaurants/cafes and temples in the city, and right across the road from the Night Market) but was never too noisy. Bedding, bathrooms and common areas were always clean. And the owners are so kind and helpful - they were happy to provide recommendations around town, even helped me to track down a hard to find sight and with a ride to a nearby cafe. Thank you for having me!

            Reviewed September 01, 2017

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Albertus from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

            Excellence Customer Experience”

            The locatioon of the hotel is food. Next to Night Bazar and in the center of City. The staffs are increadible excellent and friendly. The owner is nice and friendly. In case I visiting Chiang Rai anymore I would like to stay in this hostel

            Reviewed September 22, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Samuel from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin - Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in March 2020

            Brilliant staff. Fantastic little roof top bar”

            Clean hostel with plenty of things to do near by. The owner would sit with you Most nights and accompany you. Hes very funny and enjoys a drink. Makes you feel very welcome. Would say this is the best hostel in chiang rai

            Reviewed March 08, 2020

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Arun from India
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in August 2017

            Location... Cleanliness... Helpful staff! ”

            Located at the center of city it is near to all the major night markets, restaurants, shops, ATMs, etc. Bus station is also very nearby, so you can commute to nearby locations easily. Even though you're located in the main road, the rooms are very quiet. Bathrooms and lavatory are always clean. Heater works well. Provides shower gel and shampoo. The owner conducts sightseeing tours, so you can contact them if you wish to go to some place. Various other tour options are available at the reception. The staff(especially Biwa) was amazing. Biwa was very genuinely helpful. She helped me in charting my own tour the first day itself. She informed me about all the local markets that happened during my stay there. They have a kitchen too where they provide some foods and snacks that the guests can have. They have a refrigerator too where you can keep your personal food items labeled. For the price this place is awesome...!

            Reviewed August 10, 2017

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            Thank you for your review, we will keep every feedback and comment to improve our hostel. We hope you will come back to visit our hostel (your home in Chiang Rai) for your next trip and come back to look our improvement. :D Regards, SOOK team

            Responded August 31, 2017
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            8.8
            Excellent
            Kittiporn from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            Cozy little place with fun people/staff”

            I stayed in the women dormitory for one night here and I’m impressed with the place and people I met with. The bedroom and bathroom were really clean. The staff was really friendly and helpful. I felt like home even though I stayed for only one night! There’s also a small secret rooftop bar at this place but too bad it closed that day but still I could go there and chill. Met lots of people who stay here, one of my unforgettable fun nights in Chiang Rai so far! <3

            Reviewed May 07, 2018

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            We would like to take this opportunity to express our outmost gratitude for choosing Sook Hostel as your “home away from home”. We are looking forward to see you again in the further at ChiangRai. Enjoy your future travel. // SOOK Team

            Responded May 16, 2018
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Randy from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            nice play to stay”

            location is less than 5 minutes walking from Chiang Rai bus station 1.. place is clean and the staff is nice, recommended to stay here..

            Reviewed May 04, 2018

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            We would like to take this opportunity to express our outmost gratitude for choosing Sook Hostel as your “home away from home”. We are looking forward to see you again in the further at ChiangRai. Enjoy your future travel. // SOOK Team

            Responded May 16, 2018
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            ZHANG from Taiwan
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

            Exceptional”

            Every staff in Sook are so open minded and welcoming. They invite me to join their activity and play with them. It’s awesome experience.

            Reviewed April 15, 2018

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            We would like to take this opportunity to express our outmost gratitude for choosing Sook Hostel as your “home away from home”. We are looking forward to see you again in the further at ChiangRai. Enjoy your future travel. // SOOK Team

            Responded May 16, 2018
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Carolina from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

            Best hostel in Thailand ”

            The best hostel I stayed so far. It's brand new, everything's clean, you get a huge bunk bed with lots of private space, huge showers, even a kitchen, free Thai lessons.. I could go on forever. But the best part about this hostel is definitely the staff! The owner is the nicest guy ever and we had such a good night out with the whole hostel crew. 10/10

            Reviewed October 05, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sophie from Cambodia
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            Really nice staff, new hostel ”

            Perfectly located, close to bus station and in city center. Chris and Tami are really nice, willing to help with everything. Nice bed, clean showers and bathroom. Good area to relax too. What else do you need?

            Reviewed July 04, 2017

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            Thank you for your review, we will keep every feedback and comment to improve our hostel. We hope you will come back to visit our hostel (your home in Chiang Rai) for your next trip and come back to look our improvement. :D Regards, SOOK team

            Responded August 31, 2017
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Olivia from South Korea
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

            Best Hostel ever”

            Best Hostel ever. Very good location!!! Everything is near in hostel. And the staff were very nice and kind. Jewjew (who wear glasses) was very helpful to me and so kind!!!!!! I wanna go back to Chiangrai because of the hostel.

            Reviewed March 07, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Timo from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

            Perfect stay in chiangrai”

            The location is really convenient, close to the night bazaar as well as the clock tower. Rooms are perfectly clean, the lounge and café are also nice. But the best part is the staff, amazing... Those guys made an awesome Hostel to one of the best I've ever stayed at.

            Reviewed June 24, 2017

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            Thank you for your review, we will keep every feedback and comment to improve our hostel. We hope you will come back to visit our hostel (your home in Chiang Rai) for your next trip and come back to look our improvement. :D Regards, SOOK team

            Responded August 31, 2017
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tanyaporn from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Explendid!”

            I stayed here for 1 night and I must say I'm in love with this hostel! The staff is helpful and friendly. Comfortable, clean, and well decorated room :) Totally in love with it!

            Reviewed May 13, 2018

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            We would like to take this opportunity to express our outmost gratitude for choosing Sook Hostel as your “home away from home”. We are looking forward to see you again in the further at ChiangRai. Enjoy your future travel. // SOOK Team

            Responded May 16, 2018
            SOOK cafe and hostel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Mei from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            Excellent stay - highly recommend”

            I really enjoyed my time here. The staff are super friendly, the cafe is excellent, the interior design is really pleasant and the beds are extremely clean and new. Definitely feels like home here :)

            Reviewed October 24, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            LINYING from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            wonderful hostel”

            it's location is very nice. the hostel make me feel at home. feel free feel relax. and the environment is clean and the stuff is friendly .

            Reviewed March 09, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Lindsay from United States
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Incredible hostel”

            Brand new, super clean, fantastic location, curtains on the bed with their own reading lights. I couldn’t have asked for a better place. I wish that all hostels were like this. Thank you!

            Reviewed November 19, 2017

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            7.2
            Very good
            wen from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Very good”

            Staff (looked like a student) who checked me in upon arrival seemed clueless about the bus to phu chi fa, which wasn't very helpful. We looked around and realised there's actually a notice that the hostel can help you buy the tickets (!?) that she wasn't aware of. Met with what seemed like the hostel owner (pretty lady wearing glasses) who was much more knowledgeable and friendly. Really unbeatable location. lots of flights of stairs up though, and staff don't offer to help you with luggage. self-help kitchen area has a microwave, and a blender, which is pretty awesome. Towels for rent at 20baht.

            Reviewed February 09, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Woody from Hong Kong SAR, China
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

            The best hostel in Chiang Rai!! ”

            The staff is super nice and friendly, bed are comfy, cozy place to stay at, definitely the best hostel in town!!

            Reviewed October 05, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sune from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

            Very good location, friendly people and clean”

            One of the best hostels I have been to! Thanks for everyone working there, you are so kind and helpful! :)

            Reviewed December 09, 2017

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            7.6
            Very good
            Michael from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Good hostel but.. bed bugs”

            This was a nice hostel until I woke up to ned bugs crawling on me. I was staying on the 3rd floor mixed dorm room. This hostel needs to take out all of the beds and vacuum/clean everything very well. If they do not do this in 6 months time there will thousands of bed bugs here.

            Reviewed March 05, 2018

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Brian from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Dormitory Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Location, comfort”

            Comfortable bed and linens, private bunk bed, the light wasn't working, the receptionist was kind, but sometimes not in the counter. Bath towel isnt included in the price. Overall, good value for money.

            Reviewed September 19, 2019

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