I stumbled across Common Ground by chance when I arrived in Pai the first time. I stayed 1 night then immediately changed my plans to return a few days later to give it a proper chance as I knew I had found somewhere special. After having visited most countries in South East Asia over a period of a year I have seen many hostels and this one is top of my list. I ended up staying here 3 times for a total of about 6 weeks and found it very difficult to leave. The common area is relaxed and promotes socialising which as a solo traveller is really important to me. Pai is such a fantastic place and has such a happy vibe about it and Common Grounds really captured that for me. The owners and staff are really friendly and as someone who stayed a long time you can’t help but get to know everyone. The rooms are nice and most have air conditioning and even when staying in the ones without I found I was quite happy at night with just a fan, even in the hotter season. It is quite a rural setting so don’t expect 5 star luxury but then this is the north of Thailand not Australia or any other developed country. Great value and great location right in the middle of town. If you want a comfortable and friendly place to chill between day/night time activities then this is the place for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Common Grounds Pai Backpacker Hostel & Hangout in Pai City Center -Best Location in Town (50 meters from the Walking Street & all of Pai's best restaurants and bars) -Chill Communal Area & Social Bar -Pool Table -Bar -Free Coffee/Tea/Water Refills -Free Wifi -Dorms have air-con, lockers, private bathrooms, and are small (only 4-6 beds) -Private rooms have fans, private bathrooms, double beds, and are old, wooden sheds *Note: these pv rooms are very, very bare-bones-basic! Directions: Leaving the local bus station, go right, take your first right, and the hostel is down on the right (1-2 minute walk). NOTE: we only take reservations 2 weeks in advance AND we only take reservations for some of our beds (leaving some availability for walk-ins) NOTE ON DORMS: below it says 4 bed dorm. we cannot gurantee that you will be placed in a 4 bed dorm.. you will be placed in whatever is available (4 to 6 bed dorm). thank you! ... more less
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