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Spicythai Backpackers

14 Hassadisewi Rd. | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Ranked #41 of 330 hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spicythai is a good place to stay with criends with a helpful staff and free breakfast. Besides that, the rest of the place is ok. The place is Clean, but rooms are too crowded and the price is not as cheap as other places, the çocation could be betterr, but if you are not very demandin, is a good option.

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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pretty cheap hostel just outside of the main square in Chiang Mai. Rooms are basic, wifi can be tempremental, beds are ok, rooms are kept clean and you get breakfast included (toast, bananas, tea and coffee). The showers are downstairs and semi-outside, which means that although it is kept clean, small bugs do get in. The hostel in general does... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed here for almost 4 weeks (or more) in all in my two month trip of Thailand. And easily this place was the best in all respects. For a solo traveller looking to meet lots of people there can't be a better place than the breakfast table/common room of Spicythai. The hostel is 10-12 minute walk from the city... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Upon hearing other reviews, we decided to give this place a shot. Only dorm rooms so if you like privacy, don't stay here. The biggest complaints are the mosquitos and other backpackers. It's hard to keep anything charged when there are only a couple of plugs in the room and someone is using them for all of their electronics. If... More

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had an amazing time staying here. Yes, in some ways it is a little basic, but that is more than made up for with the atmosphere. If you are a solo traveler, then I would recommend this place. most of the people there were traveling by themselves, and this made it easier to socialize. The staff members were great,... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This hostel is good for 1st time solo backpackers but it's very far from the center. It's a good hostel if you want to socialize, if you want a good night's sleep pick something else. Facilities needs an upgrade, not enough sockets, wifi is dodgy. Staff was accommodating but there was no one at reception at 8am and I wasn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a great place to stay if you're travelling alone and want to meet people. The dorm rooms are fine, the bathroom isn't great upstairs but the showers downstairs are adequate. Nice communal area. I only stayed one night because I was passing through but ended up going out with a big group of people so that was good.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you're looking for a place to connect with good folks, you won't want to miss this if you're in Chiang Mai....The staff go out of their way to make sure travelers feel like they're at home, and go beyond that when it comes down to making sure their patrons have grand times. It's cool though, if you wanna just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Spicythai for the majority of my time in Chiang Mai. 2 main things are what I liked the most and they were the staff were great and the social atmosphere, staff usually organized something new everyday. Location was perfect, 7/11 right outside and plenty of street food. Taxi to the city center is only 20 baht but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a basic hostel but the price is right and the atmosphere is great. You can walk into town in a few minutes and there is good street food and a 7-11 nearby. The staff are really helpful and will take you out on the town for drinks.

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Address: 14 Hassadisewi Rd. | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
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In 2006, we created our Spicy Hostel that has since hosted thousands of very happy travelers... Do not miss your opportunity to experience the spiciness in Chiang Mai.Beginning in September 2006, we have shown this country what a real backpackers hostel is and how to run a great hostel. Rated No.2 in Asia 2007 and No.1 in Thailand 2008, Spicythai has really brought the backpackers hostel to life in Thailand. A group of young locals with lots of travel experiences and warm hearts have created each Spicy and have brought them to the top of the game in a very short time. Six years of success prove very well that we have been doing the right thing.Now Spicythai is in its new location: an even bigger and more beautiful house in a more convenient location, close to the Old City.Special Features at Spicythai;Apart from normal stuff that you will get at budget hostels such as free toiletries, a book swap, reference books, bed linens, parking, city maps, tour information, etc, we offer more including:- Strong and firm handmade bunk beds (no funny noises to annoy you while sleep)- AC in all dorms (we live in the city so AC is a good investment for climate and pollution)- Free coffee and tea with toast, butter and jams- Kitchen with free spices and oil- Original honesty system mini-bar with 24/7 easy access- Big-screen TV & home theater system with cable TV and an incredible collection of movies and TV series- Communal computers with high speed internet until midnight and 24/7 free WiFi- Free use of storage closet ... more   less 
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