Looking for the best hostel in Chiang Mai? Keep reading!

Located right in the heart of one of Thailand’s best cities you’ll find a cozy spot that makes you feel right at home at one of the best hostel in Chiang Mai. Tucked away on a quiet side street, Haus Hostel is the perfect option for anyone traveling to Chiang Mai on a budget, not to mention one of the best hostels in Chiang Mai. Rooms are affordable without skimping on comfort and decor. During my stay I felt right at home on their comfy common room couches (eating their delicious free breakfasts)!

Over the past few months I have been lucky enough to stay at Haus Hostel on multiple occasions! During my latest visit to Chiang Mai I received a free stay in exchange for an honest review of the property. Having already stayed at the property on past trips, I was more than happy to review this incredible hostel!

Haus Hostel - Best Hostel in Chiang Mai Thailand - Common Area

Best Hostel in Chiang Mai - Haus Hostel at Night



Located just South of the Chiang Mai Old Town walls, Haus Hostel is the perfect base for visiting all that Chiang Mai has to offer! In just a few minutes walking you can reach a number of restaurants, street food markets, and local attractions. A few nearby highlights include:
– Chiang Mai Old Town (main tourist center for restaurants, temples, bars, massage parlors, etc)
– Wualai Saturday Night Market (Saturday nights from 5pm; souvenirs, street food, local goods)
– Chiang Mai Gate Food Market (open daily – farmer’s market by day, food stalls at night)


The hostel currently offers 4, 6, and 8 bed dorm rooms, with both mixed and female-only options available. Each bed is equipped with a personal reading light, charging outlet, privacy curtain, and large storage locker. I loved that the lockers were large enough for my big backpack, as it added an extra layer of security. The privacy curtains are a must for me as well, as they offer a sense of privacy in a shared space – something that is extremely important for many long term backpackers. Some of the rooms even include a personal window which is a great touch! The rooms were extremely clean and actually smell great (a big change from many of the hostels that I’ve stayed in in South East Asia)! Each room is equipped with an A/C that can be adjusted as you please.

Dorm bed prices range from $10-13 (price subject to change) depending on number of beds and type of room. While there are cheaper options available in the area, in my opinion the amenities at Haus Hostel are well worth the price!


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Haus Hostel’s light decor is both cozy and aesthetically pleasing with ample natural light due to the all glass front.

Free Breakfast

Many hostels offer “free breakfast,” when really you are offered only toast and coffee/tea, leaving a bit to be desired. The free breakfast at Haus Hostel is a bit more substantial, with options of cornflakes and eggs in addition to the standard toast with jam. Coffee, tea, and drinking water are also available free of charge at all hours.

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Social Atmosphere

While Haus Hostel is definitely not a party hostel, it offers a social atmosphere, a serious qualification for best hostel in Chiang Mai. The comfy common area is a great place to meet fellow travelers, especially for those individuals who are traveling solo! Not to mention, the rooftop area is an added bonus! While I definitely found it easy to meet other travelers, I would have appreciated a bit more effort on the hostel’s part to create activities or events to encourage mingling.

Best Hostel in Chiang Mai - Haus Hostel

Haus Hostel - Best Hostel in Chiang Mai Thailand


It may seem like a silly perk but as a traveler who can’t be bothered to carry around my own towel, free towels at hostels is a major plus! The staff is super accommodating and happy to lend out travelers who are hoping to shower either before checking in or after checking out.

Friendly Staff

One of things that make Haus Hostel the best hostel in Chiang Mai is the wonderful staff! The staff at Haus Hostel is beyond friendly and willing to help you out with tips, advice, or bookings. When our cooking class pickup was running late they were happy to call and get everything sorted for us!


The rooftop closes at 10pm and the social scene is moved to the local bars, which means that Haus Hostel is a great place to stay if you are looking for a solid night of sleep! As there are so many early morning activities in Chiang Mai, a good night of sleep in a quiet hostel is sometimes in order!

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Looking for the best hostels in Bali? Keep on reading to find out my top choices!

This blog is all about where to stay in three of Bali’s top destinations – Canggu, Uluwatu, and Ubud – if you’re on a budget yet still looking for a clean, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere. While booking your own Instagram-worthy villa may be tempting, this is not always the best choice when traveling solo or on a budget. When traveling alone it is often difficult to find a balance between a social hostel and a party hostel – a place where you can meet cool people, go out when you feel like it, but also get a good night of sleep when your body needs a break! Read on to find out the best hostels in Bali!

Canggu: The Farm Hostel

– Resort atmosphere (two pools)
– Outdoor showers
– On-site cafe and bar

– Close proximity (walking distance) to restaurants and bars
– Scooter rentals available
– Best staff ever!!

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Spending more time in Canggu? Make sure to check out my Canggu Restaurant Guide!

Uluwatu: Karma Backpacker House

– Social atmosphere
– Enforced quiet hours after 11pm
– Breakfast included (make your own eggs)
– Party shuttle

This is a major perk in my opinion. Uluwatu is super spread out, with expensive taxis, which leads a lot of backpackers driving their scooters late at night after one too many bintangs. The hostel provides a round trip shuttle for 50K to and from the designated party spot. They are even willing to drop you off for an after party if you would like to keep partying, so as not to disturb sleeping guests
– free delivery
The hostel has the menu to a cheap, local warung that offers free delivery. With super tasty entrees as low at 20K, it is a great option for when you don’t want to go out to eat
– friendly staff
The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating to your every need

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For more information on the top spots in Uluwatu read my guide here! 

Ubud: Puji Hostel

– Cheap breakfast options
Although breakfast is not included, options start as low as 5K for a fruit salad. Tea and coffee are free of charge!
– Pool with rice field view
Honestly this should be reason enough to come! Super relaxing and the views are on point!
– Central location on quiet road
– Accommodating staff
When I was injured the staff was super helpful in assisting me and accommodating to my various needs.

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