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Spicythai Backpackers

36 Hassadisewi Rd | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Ranked #30 of 334 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Ben T Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best bit about spicythai is the vibe- very sociable and friendly. There's a great communal area, big TV with a great selection of films and lots of people to chat with. Noom, the owner (I think!) was very helpful when we asked about trips/cooking courses etc. and there are always activities planned - treks, bowling, dinner etc. should you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great in that you were put into a situation where you really easily met people from all over the world. It's really conducive to communal acativitiea and general friendly vibe. Perfect for lone travellers wanting to meet others, as well as those travelling in two. Always an event in the night and day for everyone, creates a vibe.... More 

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at spicythai a few times during my travels to Chiang Mai and I definitely wouldn't stay anywhere else - although its not right in the centre of town, it is close enough and the vibe more than makes up for it! Always meet great people here, and the social area is great for chilling/pre drinks at night. Dorms... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the rooms were pretty average, the showers were poor. Only one of the men's showers was warm. The film selection is good and so is the social area but it doesn't make up for how expensive it is. We move to deejais after a few days, it's cheaper and has a pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the ONLY hostel to stay at in Chiang Mai. The best hosts and everyday they had activities planned like bowling, bars, beaches, movie nights, Muay Thai fights and more. Hands down the best hostel I've ever stayed at and highly recommend if you are outgoing and love to meet/hang with new people!

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was somewhat dubious about all the positive reviews on here thinking it can't be that amazing - well it is! As soon as I arrived (just before 10pm) I was invited out bowling and they all waited for me whilst I got changed quickly. Rob, Chris and Tim that work there are great and have a lot of local... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved this place so much, Stayed for 2 nights while in Chiang Mai, The hostel has a great social atmosphere, the hostel also does tour bookings. Booked the Half Day Elephant trek and was great fun. The hostel also takes you out on bowling trips and pool trips which is great for solo travelers. The location is a little out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've been travelling for 8 months and this is probably my favourite hostel in Asia! Perfect for the solo traveller - if you want to chill and watch a movie, you'll always have company, but there's something to do pretty much every day and everyone in the hostel wants to chat and meet everyone else. Tim and Rob are awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights and def enjoyed every one of them. Awesome crew and met some amazing people here. Would def recommend this place for solo travellers because of the open and social atmosphere. Nice to watch movies as well during the day when it's pouring down w rain

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spicythai and their staff made me feel home during my travels in northern Thailand. The hostel is a good size and provides an excellent common room space for all the travelers to interact and hangout. There are always people chilling watching movies in case you want to just relax. The staff does an incredible job of providing accurate and sincere... More 

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Address: 36 Hassadisewi Rd | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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