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FUN-D Hostel
Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were EXTREMELY impressed by everything here. The staff were SUPER friendly, helpful, fun and exciting. We had a beer in the lobby and they invited us to play a game of Jenga. The beer was relatively cheap, the lobby/restaurant was gorgeous (and really clean). The common areas and common bathrooms were spotless, as was the rest of the hostel. You can only access the rooms if you have an electronic key and each key is designated for a certain rooms. The bunks are large, tall (so you have room to move if you're on the bottom). The rooms are again, spotless. The building is clean, colourful and just feels nice to be in. The staff members hooked us up with a tour and helped us buy our bus tickets to Chiang Mai.

At the main counter, each traveller has the option to loot through their large number of binders that are full of information about Chiang Rai, tours, maps, bus/plane routes, etc. There is nothing the staff will not help you with. I wish we could have stayed longer as this was the most fun hostel we stayed in throughout our trip, but we really didn't have the time. I would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2014

We would like to thank you for your wonderful review. We glade to have you as our lovely guests. It was a great time that you enjoyed spending with us. We are happy that you felt comfortable as your home. Besides, we also thank you for reviewing us with the kind words. When you plan to travel in Chiang Rai, please keep in mind that we are always happy to accommodate you.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love Chiang Rai. The first time i went was just en route to Luang Prabang and i stayed at Fun D. The place is really well run, great facilities, great staff, all of it. But it is a bit expensive. After Laos i came back to Chiang Rai for quite a while and stayed at much cheaper places, that were much closer to the rest of the town. If youre just staying for a night its a great place to have all of your needs met. If your staying longer in Chiang Rai, which i highly recommend, you can find places for 60-70 baht cheaper that are actually closer to "town", as Fun D is not.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2014

First of all, thank you very much for you taking the time writing about our hostel. We glad to hear that you love Chiang Rai. And we were very happy every second helping our guests with everything that we can help. However, we also apologize for uncomfortable when you stayed with us. We always keep in mind that it’s suitable for the price with all of facilities.
Lastly, we would like to thank you for your review again. If you plan to travel in Chiang Rai, please come to visit us.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This place was great! The staff was so helpful and generous. The one bad thing is that the common area is usually empty. The beds were comfy and clean. Bathrooms were really clean. There was good wifi all over and convenient coin laundry too. Would recommend

Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Thank you for your kind review about us. We were very glad to have you as our guest and have a nice Songkran Day with you. We are happy that you like our FUN-D Hostel and we are very happy every helping you with anything that we can help.
If you plan to travel back to Chiang Rai, please come to visit us again. We are here welcoming you!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

The staff at Fun-D were lovely, friendly and helpful within the limits of their language- straying from the normal questions did cause more problems!

The room was clean, bright and well organised with lockers assigned to each bed (bring a padlock)' and an electronic key card which gave you entry to the room as well as your own personal electricity supply. The bathroom was stylish but practical with polished concrete and a fairly powerful shower.
There is a common room with computers and a TV, and a DVD player. It is a good 10 min walk to the clock tower/night bazaar but not difficult.

As mentioned in other reviews, it is a little soulless - the first night I was on my own in a dorm. Unlike other reviews the breakfast is also soulless, white bread, sweet sweet jam, butter and bananas. No knives. No paper napkins. No where to put the teaspoons.

The place was generally very clean but I gave the filthy hand towel from the ladies bathroom to reception. Two days later there is still no replacement. One of the ladies toilets had no toilet paper in it. It still had no toilet paper in it 3 days later.

This could so easily be a great hostel, but for the price the detail/care is missing. Give your housekeeping staff a detailed checklist of what should be done!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

First of all, please allow us to apologize for defective service during your stay in our hostel. We are really sorry, we don’t make an excuse but we always remember review from our guests and try to improve our hostel completely.
Lastly, we would like to thank you that you took time writing about our hostel. We surly confirm that if you plan to stay with us again, you will definitely see something better, thank you!

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The dorms are clean, the staff is really young and lovely, you get free breakfast and the design of the whole hostel is very cool and hip. There is also a little rooftop terrace, which is cool for hanging around and get to know eachother. Would go back for sure.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Thank you very much that you took the time to shared your experience with our
FUN-D Hostel. We glad to have you as our lovely guest. We hope to accommodate you during on your next trip in Chiang Rai.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Clean, tidy, spacious, helpful staff,
Cheap, free breakfast. I hired a great bicycle from there for 100 BHT a day. Best placed I've stayed in Thailand by far. Easy walk/ cycle into the heart of town. Was quiet in hostel which is not necessarily a bad thing

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed review. We are happy to hear that you had a great time when you stay here. We appreciate that. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is one of the best ones i visited in Thailand. It's tidy and the staff very nice. They even had a live band. Too sad though that there wasn't many travellers and since it's located a bit away from the "Centre" people apparently just went there to sleep which is for a solo traveler not optimal but since it's a new hostel this might change. Great value for the price.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Tanawadee N, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at FUN-D Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Thank you so much for your supportive review. We are delighted to know you were happy staying in our hostel and hope to see you again.

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Address: 753 Phahonyothin Rd. | Wiang, Mueang, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 167 Specialty Lodging in Chiang Rai
Price Range: $30 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — FUN-D Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FUN-D can be translated to 'GOOD DREAM'. FUN-D Hostel Chiang Rai is the chic & colorful place with clean & comfortable beds and bathrooms. Located at the center of Chiang Rai city, easy to travel and surrounded with variety of tourist attractions.At FUN-D Hostel Chiang Rai, we have 3 room types suit to your travel style.The Standard Dorms with shared bathrooms (4 Bunks bedrooms) are air conditioning, spacious and clean dorm with comfy beds. Our gender-separated bathrooms are provided with full bathroom amenities and hot shower.The Superior En Suite Dorms (3-4 Bunks bedrooms) are suitable for you and your friends as well as group travelers. If you need privacy, our Double Deluxe Room with King-sized bed is your right choice. There are full bathroom amenities with hot shower, LED TV with cable system, refrigerator with 2 bottle of drinking water. We provide free wi-fi access throughout the hostel. You can relax at the roof garden, or join your new friends in the common room. Self-service breakfast (7 AM - 10 AM) is included. GPS coordinates: 19 dot 90 77 62 and 99 dot 84 04 24. ... more   less 
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