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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Sorry but the accommodation was completely feral at this hostel. Beds were saggy, bathrooms were disgusting and no locks provided for lockers. Location is good, away from the touristy area, and the staff seemed nice - but you can get much better value than this in Chiang Mai. Maybe I was too old for this place but I do not understand how it can get good reviews.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

The place is humble but it's all you need, the best thing about it is the owner noon or nun, he was so helpful and organizing tours and taxis. His advice led us to the best places in Thailand. Plenty of great visors to meet and swap stories with. Highly recommended although locations is slightly far from the city it was sill worth it!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Travelerrat
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

We had a great time at the Spicythai. The staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to show us around or even just give us a ride somewhere, like to the laundry matt! The hostel itself was very clean and spacious. They had a great selection of movies to watch and breakfast was included. It is a little bit further out of the main city, but easy to get to with a tuk tuk. And a lot more quieter than if it was in the city center!

Room Tip: The mix dorms are okay, but they sleep a lot of people. If you want it to be a bit quieter choose the same sex rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank stew931
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

When my friend and I first arrived she wasn't too impressed by our 6 bed dorm in a bit of a run down condition after our double bedded ensuite room in Bangkok, especially as the first roommate we met was a lizard running across the wall. This is definitely a hostel for serious backpackers, not those who want a bit of luxury. It seemed like a great place for solo travellers in particular as everyone was really friendly and there was always a lot going on.

Be warned - it is a bit far out from the centre of Chiang Mai, about an 80baht tuk tuk ride away - and in a small, quiet residential area, it gets very dark at night so I'd recommend taking a torch if you think you might be walking home alone at night.

Some nice bars in the area and Chiang Mai itself is an incredible place. Will definitely be going back, not sure if I'll stay somewhere closer to the centre next time though.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

We loved spicy thai! We were there a few weeks ago and it was everything we wanted from a hostel. Its a great hostel for meeting people and Noom (the owner) is great at organizing outings for everyone (we went bowling and won a free nights stay!)
We also took a trip to Pai (just north of Chiangmai) and stayed at Spicy Pai - definitely worth doing! Noom organized for us all to stay there and rooms for us when we got back.
Definitely stay at this hostel, you won't be disappointed - you won't want to leave!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Katie P
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