Spicythai Backpackers

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Very friendly, familiar and cheap!! May 31, 2011
Spicy Thai was my first hostel on my trip.

It was amazing. Especially if you travell on your own or if you want to get in contact with people...spicy thai is the right choice. There are always activities offered from the hostel crew.. for example " go to see thai boxing", "party night" " going out to have dinner".

You can also easily book your trips to the jungle there.

The hostel is a little outside of the main center but there are lots of bars and shops around so theres nothing what you have to miss.

The Hostel crew is very friendly and will help you with everything. Its a very familiar house so its also possible just to watch a movie together with the others in the nice and cozy living room. Perfect place to relax, meet other people and do lots of exciting activities!!
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yarayarinha7 says:
This is not the same spicy thai from Pai, correct? Are there 2 hostels with the same name?
Posted on: Jan 24, 2013
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Stevie_Wes Stevie_W…
10 reviews
A perfect home away from home for Christmas (or anytime) in Chiang Mai. Dec 25, 2008
Spicythai is a real, real jewel of a hostel. One of those places where after having stayed for just a day or two you know one thing for sure. 1) Yes there may well just possibly be accommodation as good as this somewhere out there in Chiang Mai and you have no basis for comparison but 2) you frankly don't care and will return to this one place everytime you ever find yourself in the area again.

Spicythai is just the most super-friendly, comfortable, relaxing, clean and cosy accommodation I have stayed in my 4 months travel to date. Run by husband and wife Noom and Sao, Spicythai has everything you could possibly wish for. Great people (staff and guests alike); great atmosphere; free and decent internet technology, super-clean rooms (8 or 10 bed mixed or the ladies only dorm + a double room), fantastic hot-hot showers in lovely bathrooms, a real homely vibe to the whole place with smartly appointed communal living room (large TV with endless DVD collection and cinema surround sound); exhaustive library of guide books and board games; pool table; communal kitchen; BBQ garden etc...

Breakfast is included in your US$7.73 per night (as much toast'n'jam, bananas, cereal, coffee and tea as you can stuff down your face). There's a large fridge cabinet in the kitchen area with a constant supply of various beers (30 - 45 Thai Bhat/THB: 55 - 80p each), soft drinks and water in that you just mark up on a tally sheet pinned to the side of the fridge and pay when you leave. Everything here operates entirely on trust.

The guys are on hand all day everyday and you basically become part of the Spicythai Family. You'll find yourselves, like all of us over this Christmas period extending your stay "just one more night"..."just one more night"... "ok Noom, just ONE more night mate" 'cos ya just get so cosy and chilled out. Almost too much! You forget to keep moving. Noom and Sao can organise anything you want to do at the drop of a hat whether it's jungle/tribal trekking and rafting in the area, transport connections of any time, type, budget or complexity. The slow boat to Laos seeming to be a favourite. There is also a sister hostel SpicyLaos there I'm told.

We have been treated with exceptional hospitality the entire time we have been here. Invites to join the guys at their personal favourite eateries and bars come almost everyday with Noom using the Spicythai-mobile to cart people around on cuty tours or trips out of town when the mood takes him... which is often.

It sits incongruously in a little 'village' of expensive looking condos for wealthy Thais and ex-pat 'falangs' (foreigners) just ever-so-slightly out of the city centre (but in easy walking distance) which makes it perfectly positioned for total security, calm (zero traffic) and perfect quiet at nights.

Everything about this place is spot on. Well deserving of its No.2 Hostel in the whole of Asia award 2007 from a certain major hostel rating website that shall remain unnamed ;D
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sylviandavid says:
Soooo happy to see you are featured.... congratulations... Sylvia
Posted on: Jan 04, 2009
Stevie_Wes says:
Thank you soooo much gang! :D I'm really stoked at this 'Feature'. It's the manager Sao's birthday today so I've been able to show her and her hubby the review as a Birthday prezzy :)) Absolutely Karla, no one you send here will be disappointed. It's cracking. I leave today but sooooooo tempted not to (again!)
Posted on: Dec 29, 2008
KeikoCreative says:
Congrats on your featured! Wow you are so faraway now;) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to u:))
Posted on: Dec 29, 2008
thomasvo thomasvo
1 reviews
A home away from home Sep 25, 2008
A great hostel located in a villa suburb just outside the city. Don't worry about the location though, it only costs approximately 30 baht to get to the city by sangthaew.

The rooms are very clean and the beds are good. They have 4 beds with a fan, 1 airco dorm for 10 people, 1 airco dorm for 8 people, an airco girls only dorm for 4 people (I think) and 1 double room (with airco I think). There are several bathrooms and toilets in the house, so don't worry about them being occupied.

There's a nice living room with a big TV and a large DVD collection (House MD is very popular :-) ) There's another TV available with cable.

2 computers are available for FREE internet, there's also free WIFI in case you have your own laptop. They have a kitchen which you can use to make your own meals and they have FREE breakfast.

The people running the hostel are very friendly and try to help you in every possible way. They organise an activity almost every day. It's a great place to meet new people!

If you're heading to Chiang Mai, you have to stay there, you will not regret it!
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dan2105 dan2105
6 reviews
Apr 27, 2007
Rubbish name, brilliant hostel.

Felt like living in a wealthy mate's house for a few days.

Don't do what I did and keep calling Pong, the owner, 'Ping.'

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