This hostel has the potential to be so great, but as many people mention it's lacking a bit. I booked in here because it was Lunar New Year and this was all I could find on Agoda. I got a good price, but it would have been cheaper for my husband and I to have stayed in a guesthouse. You can definitely do a whole lot worse in Chiang Mai and if you're looking for something secure and clean this is a good spot.
Positives: immaculate facilities, big open areas and really comfortable beds. We stayed in a 7 bed dorm and I slept like a lamb, it was really quiet. AC was comfortable. Wifi is very fast and very reliable. The kitchen is huge and there is a public fridge and coin washing machines for use. There are staff cleaning all the time, so everything is pretty clean and the whole place feels brand new.
Negatives: no soap in the bathroom. It's annoying that you can't wash your hands...and it feels so cheap. This is coming from someone who is not a germaphobe at all....it just gets really annoying. Also, the beds are really rickity so I felt really bad getting up and down from the top bunk worried I'd be waking the person below. None of the added bonuses of staying at a hostel in the same price range are included in your stay, either......no free towels, no free breakfasts, etc.
Bottom line: not a bad place if you're solo, and if you get a good price on Agoda. If you're traveling with someone it is likely much better to just get a private room elsewhere in town. If you're someone who needs hostel staff that are eager to send you on tours and organize bar crawls you might look elsewhere. I felt they were friendly enough and didn't have any issues, and i liked that there wasn't any pressure to book tours or anything else. I found it to be a pretty quiet spot and didn't see any massive crowds of rowdy backpackers which was a nice change from a lot of the other places I've stayed.
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