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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I used the water guns they provided for songkran festival then when we returned an hour later to return them a very aggressive gentleman accused us of stealing them. This man was the most angry person we have experienced in thailand. Do yourself a favor and find a more friendly place to stay. People in this town...

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Very nasty people!! come on man!! say the truth,we don't know who you are or where you stay?? you just walk past our place and take the waterguns of our guests, which they all bought themselves and everyone wrote their name on it !!! you took them without saying anything!!When people just take things without asking,it comes of as stealing....

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Really lovely place to stay. We booked for 2 nights and then stayed an extra night after and then came back again! Great location next to ThaPae gate. Aree and Jake are so welcoming and helpful (our own padlocks broke and they went out of there way to help.) Only issues would be slightly hard beds and some showers have...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rented a double room here for 3 nights. It was so lovely, the owners are so welcoming and friendly! Nice area inside and outside to have a drink as well as meet fellow travelers. Its not a party hostel but it is most definitely a sociable one! Will definitely be back :) Ps free tea/coffee and...

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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Great hostel, very social and not too much of a party place. Oh and they have 3 dogs so what more could you ask for! Owner is very friendly, will help with anything you need, tips on excursions or any other activities you'd like to do.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed January 3, 2017

The best Hostel in Chiang Mai!! The owners are very friendly and helpful. They keep you like a family member and have best recommendations for any activities. The rooms a very clean. We definitely will come back. Thank you so much. Lisa and Christian from Munich

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I have been traveling for two months now and both felt that this hostel (Living Space 1) was our least favorite. We were very excited to stay here having read the reviews, but when we arrived the reviews didn't really match the property. The owners were nice enough, and the building is decorated with homemade art which...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Sure there are hostels in the areas that are more upmarket and modern in the decor and everything, but this I'd highly recommend this hostel to everyone who wants a more authentic Thai experience. It almost feels like you're staying in a homestay rather than a guesthouse, because Areen goes to so much trouble to learn your name and is...

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Berkeley, California, United States
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The Living Places 1-3 are owned by the same person and are a complete SCAM! We were overcharged for our nights there and when we tried to tell the owner that her behavior was unethical and requested to be compensated, she informed us that they often overcharge or otherwise cheat people and have a policy of not paying people back....

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this hostel. Very social, and easy to meet other travellers. There was always someone to go for lunch or dinner or drinks with - if you're travelling on your own, stay here. You'll meet loads of people! Good location, kept very clean, staff are just lovely. And they have 3 little Chihuahua's that are the most adorable things...

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was just ok. A few things made the experience below average: - private rooms are not cleaned daily, not every other day, as ours wasn't cleaned in the three nights/four days we stayed. That might not be out of the ordinary in a lot of hostels but won't win stars either. - private rooms are tiny for two...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about The Living Place

Address: 2/2Thapea Rd. Soi2, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: $11 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Living Place 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Don't put the water pressure up to maximum in the shower, as it will overwhelm the individual heater!”
nickrA5349RD, Jan 28, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the lower bed if possible, easier to get in and out in the night!”
astronautameya, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are nice but the dorms seem more fun”
375jemb, Aug 29, 2015 | Read review
“Don't get a tent! Spend the extra $2-3 and get a bed!”
aaronb562, Aug 24, 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is better in the common spaces -- almost non-existent in the rooms. Also, there are private tents for you to rent (inside the hostel) but they do not have A/C, so I don't recommend.”
Nellio99, Nov 30, 2014 | Read review
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