The Best Hostels in Chiang Mai

As it’s the biggest city in Northern Thailand, finding the best hostels Chiang Mai has to offer might be an overwhelming task because of the endless choices out there.

Tucked in the backpacking wonderland of Thailand, the mountainous city of Chiang Mai is a no-brainer spot if you want to experience the fusion of traditional and contemporary the country has to offer. Chiang Mai never runs out of hole-in-the-wall eats, excellent markets, beautiful temples, and local activities like cooking classes that will further acquaint you with Thailand’s way of life. Despite all the modern changes it welcomes, Chiang Mai has always been a piece of serenity in Thailand. Not to mention that it has an affordable cost of living that makes it all the more enticing for any type of traveller, especially the digital nomads.

Below I narrowed down the best hostels Chiang Mai currently has for you to bookmark for your upcoming Chiang Mai itinerary.

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Hostels Chiang Mai: Where to Stay

The Entaneer Poshtel

93/1 Nantaram Road, Haiya, Chiangmai, Hai ya, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

chiang mai hostels entaneer

Located in Haiya, The Entaneer Poshtel is the best place to stay in Chiang Mai for travelers who like to binge-eat on street food and unearth different stuff at street markets. It’s conveniently located near Chiang Mai Gate, Chiang Mai Gate Market, and Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. They offer male and female dormitory rooms, all geared with A/C and reading lights for the bookworm in you. It also has a shared kitchen, terrace, and a common area. Both dorms and private rooms are available here. Solid option.

Book your room at The Entaneer Poshtel now!

Oxotel Hostel

149-153 Wua Lai Rd., T.Hai Ya, A.Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

oxotel chiang mai

Opened in 2015, Oxotel Hostel has stylish rooms inspired by the glamour of the 70’s. It has six bedrooms—one of which is a 10-sqm private caravan mobile home—that caters to solo, couple, and group travellers without compromising comfort and sophistication. Possibly the prettiest hostel Chiang Mai currently has, there’s also an Artisan Café on the ground floor, which serves quality coffee and breakfast. And if this is not enough reason to convince you where to stay in Chiang Mai, Oxotel Hostel is right on Wua Lai Road – right where the Walking Street Market happens every Saturday. There, you can find locally-made handicrafts, paintings, silverware, and Thai food including all the coconut-based snacks.

Book your room at Oxotel Hostel now!

Green Sleep Hostel

5/10 Soi 7, opposite Chiang Mai District Office Rachadumnuen Road, Sri Poom, Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

green sleep hostel chiang mai

Another accommodation worth a mention on the best hostels Chiang Mai list is the Green Sleep Hostel. Its white and wooden spaces surrounded by foliage make a refreshing oasis to come to and stay for a little while. Green Sleep Hostel offers room service, organizes tours for a hassle-free experience of Chiang Mai, and gives out free continental breakfast to its guests. A great bang to your Baht!

Book your room at Green Sleep Hostel now!

To Bed Poshtel

83/3 Nantaram Road, Hai Ya, Muang, Chiang Mai, Hai ya, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

to bed poshtel hostel in chiang mai

To Bed Poshtel is another great top hostel Chiang Mai option that can be easily identified with its white-washed exterior hugged by Instagrammable trailing plants. It has reliable free WiFi, spacious beds, laundry service, motorbike rentals, shared bathrooms for both male and female, and a naturally-lit common area where your free continental breakfast awaits. Super lovely.

Book your room at To Bed Poshtel now!

Eden Walking Street Hostel

3/23 Samlarn Rd., T. Phasingha Muang, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

eden walking street hostel chiang mai

If you are looking for the best place to stay in Chiang Mai that’s easily accessible to tourist attractions such as Chang Puak Market, Three Kings Monument, and Chedi Luang Temple, then Eden Walking Street Hostel is fab. This Chiang Mai hostel features dorm rooms with lockers, nice lounging areas, free WiFi, and well-maintained bathrooms with shampoo and shower gel. Free coffee and bananas!

Book your room at Eden Walking Street Hostel now!

Tanwa Hostel

37 See Ping Muang Lane 3, Muang, Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

tanwa guesthouse chiang mai

Tanwa Hostel is another solid guest house Chiang Mai option with all the homey feels it radiates: industrial interiors and exteriors with pops of black and flourishing greenery – a beautiful take on the concrete jungle aesthetic. Tanwa has both dorms and privates (check out the double kind – the shower is amazing). Some perks: lovely music playing in the common spaces, great customer service from the owner and staff, and they also provide free coffee, tea, and drinking water.

Book your room at Tanwa Hostel now!

Baan Heart Thai

1/8 – 1/9 Chaiyapoom Soi 1 Chang Moi, Chang Moi, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Baan Heart Thai is a well-kept ancestral house turned into a modern guest house in Chiang Mai. It exudes elegance with great attention to details. This hostel provides large bunk beds with curtains, simple breakfast with fresh fruit, bright sunlit bathrooms, and windows with mosquito nets for a bug bite-free stay.

Book your room at Baan Heart Thai now!

Stay Thapae Hostel

1/3 Thapae Road Lane 1 Chang Klan, Meung, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

stay thapae hostel

As the name suggests, this hostel will make you want to stay and forget about your return ticket. Stay Thapae Hostel has dormitory rooms and an all-female floor, which is nice. Stay Thapae Hostel also provides bath towels, shampoo, and shower gel. What’s more, security won’t be a problem here because of their 24/7 CCTV installations and 10pm curfew — but fret not, you can unlock the main door with your keycard.

Book your room at Stay Thapae Hostel now!

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