Spicythai Backpackers

About Spicythai Backpackers
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4/80 Nantawan Village, Nimmanhaemin Rd, T.Suthep
Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Spicythai Backpackers opened its door on the 7th September 2006. It brought the new concept for backpackers' hostel to this country.

Voted "No.2 Best Hostel in Asia, 2007"
Voted 'The Best Hostel in Thailand, 2008'
Voted 'Top Rated Hostel, 2009'

The first and the only hostel in Thailand which gains these major honorable awards

Spicythai was set up by an experienced world traveler who understands backpacking and it has been running by professionally trained and experienced tour guides who understand the country.

Special Features that we have to mention
-Strong and stable handmade beds were carefully designed to suit Farang
-Air-conditions to keep the room comfy in the hot summer or humidity rainy season with the option of big windows to get fresh mountain air in the winter or the morning sun
-Free full continental breakfast with cornflake serial, Muesli, fresh milk, toast, butter, jams and hot drinks
-Western kitchen with free spices and oils (you can even make free meal from stuff other guest left behind)
-Cheap self-service laundry (coin operation machine)
-Easy access "Honest System" mini-bar where you can get cool drinks anytime you want
-Big TV & Home theater system with best collection of DVDs in the common area to watch movie or just to socialize
-Free use of hostel computers until midnight and 24 hrs WiFi
-located in the gated posh village with zero traffic (nice and quiet) and high security where you can see low fenced houses with big and pretty yards. We have no stranger in the house; the door is only to keep the mossy out.

And there are lots more that we can not mention all

Spicythai is on Nimmanhaemin Rd, the heart of the west
-High quality handicraft shops, famous coffee shops, street foods, budget restaurants, and bars where university students go out
-Close to Wat Suan Dok, the biggest Buddhist University in the north which has international program for tourist; Monk Chat & Meditation Retreat
-Close to Chiang Mai Zoo, the only zoo in Thailand with giant pandas
-Close to the shuttle to Wat Doi Suthep, the must see temple in Chiang Mai and one of the most famous temple in Thailand (check with the hostel, we regularly organize trip with free guiding to this temple)
-Close to Kad Suan Kaew, one of the two biggest shopping malls in Chiang Mai; super market, trendy shops, Cinema, theater and cheap bowling alley

Check with the hostel for what more to do and to see
There is some information in the hostel or check on the activity board for any special trip organized
We can also book you in for any cooking, trekking, etc; pick up and drop off right at the front gate

Please don't make us pay for your ignorance for this information.

Spicythai was not set to be another competition but the different option for backpackers. We love to be another good place to stay in Chiang Mai.

Pong & Noom and team spicy (University degree in Tourism with tourist guide license, work and travel experiences)
We do not only be able to speak English but also be able to guide you to the country history & culture. Here, we treat you as friends who we love to hang out with, to share the experiences and stories, to party and be sober. We appreciate your help and well behave as well as your understanding and sharing. We are happy to do so back to you even beyond what hostel owners suppose to do. THAT IS WHAT FRIENDS SUPPOSE TO DO

Running hostels is not only our profession but it is also our passion


To enjoy the most of Spicythai…spend sometime at home…get to know spicy family.
We don't want to be only some place you stay and someone you meet.
Let Spicythai be your home, Let us be your family

The lack of good backpackers' hostel in SE Asia and the high request from our friendly travelers encouraged us to work hard for the last 3 years to create good hostels in the name of Spicy.

Sister Hostels;
-Spicylaos Backpackers, Luang Prabang (7th June 2008) voted 'The Best Hostel in Laos, 2008' and recently "Country Winner, 2009 Hoscar Winner"
-Spicylaos Backpackers, Vang Vieng (7th October 2009) voted "No.1 Hostel in Laos, November 2009"
Air Conditioning
Airport Pick Up
Bike Parking
Breakfast Included
Common Room
Free Carpark
Internet Access
Key Card Access
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Security Lockers
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Web access in lobby
WiFi in lobby
WiFi in room
Payment Accepted:
Getting there:
Spicythai Backpackers located in Nantawan Village, 200 m from Nimmanhaemin Rd, the ENTRANCE to the village is in between 3 storey townhouse opposite AMARI RINCOME HOTEL PARKING AREA, you will notice our sign at the security check point at the entrance(there is a guard at night time, no worry he will let you in). Walking straight pass the first cross road after check point around 100 meters turn right at the T-road and left at the second T-road. Here we are on your right.

From Airport
-Airport taxi 120 Baht

From Bus or Train Stations
-Tuk Tuk around 80 Baht
- Local Red taxi 20-80 Baht (per person)
*** for both type of the transportation will cost you around 80- 120 baht if you come alone and need the private ride. ***
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1 Reviews of Spicythai Backpackers  
First To Review: Tini F.
4.0 star rating
Nov 11, 2009
Great place to chill out!!
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