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Featured Hostels in Mae Chan

SOOK Café and Hostel
2 out of 5
869/20 Phahonyothin Road, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
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$6
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Chiang Rai Night Bazaar and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.7 mi (2.8 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"One block away from the bus station (as well as night market and clock tower), so very convenient to get to. Rooms are fairly large and beds comfortable. There is a rooftop bar that I didn't really get the chance to check out. Overall would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Chiangrai."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

SOOK Café and Hostel
Spinomad Hostel
2 out of 5
596/1 Praholyothin, City Center, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
$22
per night
May 3 - May 4

Located in the heart of Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Chiang Rai Clock Tower, Wat Pra Singh, and Wat Phra Kaew. King Meng Rai the Great ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)

"Amazing breakfast included in my private room rate. The room was spacious and comfortable with excellent wifi. Great live music. Some road nose, but we were tired enough that it didn't bother us. Fantastic location. We'd happily stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Spinomad Hostel
Bed & Bike Poshtel
2 out of 5
69/53-54 Thai Viwat Alley, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
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Located in the heart of Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Chiang Rai Clock Tower and Hill Tribe Museum. Wat Pra Singh and Wat Phra Kaew are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (29 reviews)

"Stylish hostel in an excellent location in Chiang Rai. Five minute walk from the terminal 1 bus station. Free filtered water which is a huge bonus! Good wifi and pretty comfortable beds. Mostly clean - showers could probably do with a wipe down and beds were a little dusty, but nothing that would ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Bed & Bike Poshtel
Soundsleep Hostel
2 out of 5
51/3 Moo 18 Soi Sanpanard, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$15
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Chiang Rai Night Bazaar and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.4 mi (2.3 ...

3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)

"Total was great. I booked 5 rooms for me and my friends, all rooms were clean and design is cool. You can get around easily because the location is just the center of the city. Walking to night bazaar just like 3 mins and they are many shop and restaurant around there. The hotel cafe is famous for ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2018

Soundsleep Hostel
Ti Amo Chiangrai Central
2 out of 5
1025/38 Jedyod Road, Roobviang, Muang, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$10
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, and Singha Park. Wat Rong Khun is 8.7 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Hidden cute place

"This place is nice and clean. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is good. You're right in town and there's free bike to explore!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Ti Amo Chiangrai Central
Norn Nung Len Cafe & Hostel
2 out of 5
869/108-109, Pemawipat Rd., T.Rop Wiang, A.Mueang, Chiang Rai
$14
per night
May 4 - May 5

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Chiang Rai Night Bazaar and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
gd location

"excellent location, free soft drink everyday during stay. live band on weekends n they sell food"…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

Norn Nung Len Cafe & Hostel
Connect Hostel
2 out of 5
T. Wiang, Chiang Rai
$24
per night
May 2 - May 3

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Wat Jed Yod and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Great Place

"Great hostel to stay in to catch some rest after apx 24hr journey to Thailand. It's in a good location where you'll find quietness and still be in a good walking distance from many fun places."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Connect Hostel
Busket Hostel
2 out of 5
612/28 Soi Sirikornuthit Phaholyothin Rd, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$31
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Located in the heart of Chiang Rai, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chiang Rai Clock Tower and Hill Tribe Museum. King Meng Rai the Great Monument and Wat ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
ฉันมาไกล

"พนักงานน่ารักมาก. โทรมาตั้งแต่ยังไม่เข้าที่พัก ให้รายละเอียดต่างๆได้ดีมาก ที่พักสะอาดน่ารัก ที่พักอยู่ในซอยแคบไปหน่อย แต่ก็ไม่ลำบากมาก เดินทางสะดวก แนะนำเลยค่ะถ้ามาอีกก็จะแวะพัก ที่นี่ ราคาก็น่ารัก รวมแล้วดีค่ะ"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Busket Hostel
Mercy Hostel
2 out of 5
1005/22 Jet Yord Rd., Vieng, Chiang Rai
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Located in the heart of Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wat Jed Yod and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.8 mi (2.9 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Nice clean hostel.

"Nice and clean, tucked away in an alley so you’re away from the noisy streets at night. They have a large common area which was nice and also a gym!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Mercy Hostel
Happynest Inspiring Hostel
2 out of 5
931 Phaholyothin Road, T. Wiang, A. Muang, Chiang Rai
$24
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Wat Jed Yod and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (32 reviews)
Traveling with friends

"I would recommend staying here 100% staff is so friendly and helpful. R did an amazing job making us feel welcome and even gave us ideas of what to do and how to get there. Also, he helped us with arrangements to get to the next city since we were a group of 15. Room was clean and had everything ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Happynest Inspiring Hostel
FUN-D Hostel Chiang rai
2 out of 5
753 Phahonyothin Rd., Wiang, Mueang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
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Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of King Meng Rai the Great Monument and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.6 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Lovely hostel

"Was great stay in the most part. Staff at desk were laughing at us when we arrived not unite conscious.its okay to have a joke but they were just talking Thai to eachother and mad us feel uncomfortable. The hostel itself was perfect. The restaurant had great food,facilities were great and the room ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2016

FUN-D Hostel Chiang rai
Ann Hostel
2 out of 5
24/4 Moo.18 Sanpanard Rd.,T. Robvieng, Chiang Rai
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Situated in Chiang Rai, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wat Jed Yod and Chiang Rai Clock Tower. Central Plaza Chiangrai is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"因為我有租機踏車 所以交通上方便哦,飲食方便。"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

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Other property types in Mae Chan

Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa
Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
388/1 Moo 4 Tambol Pha Sang, Mae Chan, Chiang Rai
$65
per night
May 2 - May 3
4.3/5Excellent! (103 reviews)

"Lovely views, every member of staff was so dialed in to my needs, food was amazing and they made everything easy/enjoyable!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa
Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort
Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort
4 out of 5
388 Moo 4, Ban Mae Salong Nok, Mae Chan, Chiang Rai
3.8/5Good! (66 reviews)

"The staff were amazing, the grounds were incredibly beautiful but the location is unfortunately falling apart."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort
Kornwat Garden Resort
Kornwat Garden Resort
2.5 out of 5
280 Moo 14, Baan Huay Hin Fon, T. Pa Tung Chan, A. Mae Chan, Mae Chan, Chiang Rai
$32
per night
May 1 - May 2
Kornwat Garden Resort
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Hostels and More in Mae Chan

You may not find a lot of hostels in Mae Chan, but there are 22 accommodations to choose from, so you have plenty of other possibilities. For those who would rather spend less on overnight costs and focus more on fun things to do, you can score great deals on Expedia. If you're hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the mountain views while you're here.

You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Mae Chan accommodations, which have positive reviews from our guests:

Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort - Property features at this hotel include free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk.

Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a meeting room at this hotel.

Rimchan Resort Hotel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant at this hotel.

Mon Madam - Property features at this hotel include free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk.

Nangfa Mini Hotel - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant at this hotel.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Mae Chan?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically April and March, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 95° F and nighttime temperatures average 54° F
  • April-June: 96° F is the daytime average and 66° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 71° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 87° F during the day and 53° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 2.36 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Mae Chan?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Doi Tung Royal Villa
  • Mae Fa Luang Botanical Garden
  • Wat Phra Kaew
Natural Features
  • Hot Springs
  • Pongphrabath Waterfall
Cultural Attractions
  • Choui Fong Tea, Mae Chan Tea House & Plantation
  • Black House Gallery

Generally, Mae Chan is known for its:

  • Mountain views
  • Gardens
  • Cultural attractions
  • Tours

How to Get to Mae Chan and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Chiang Rai (CEI-Chiang Rai Intl.), located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Houayxay (HOE), located 38.7 mi (62.2 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Mae Chan?
Mae Chan offers 23 accommodations, so if you have a hard time finding a hostel in the area, you can still pick a place that has what you need. With the budget-friendly options here, you can cut down your spending on overnight stays and save more money for going out during your trip. If you’re hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the mountain views while you’re here.
What are the best hostels in Mae Chan?
Wondering where our customers have stayed overnight in Mae Chan? These are a few popular choices that might have reasonable prices: Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant at this hotel. Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a meeting room at this hotel. Baan Maihorm Guesthouse - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel. Rimchan Resort Hotel - Guests can enjoy free parking, a 24-hour front desk, and air conditioning at this hotel. Kornwat Garden Resort - Located steps from Choui Fong Tea, Mae Chan Tea House & Plantation. You can take advantage of free breakfast, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen at this hotel.
What's the weather like in Mae Chan?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually April and March with an average temp of 94°F, while the coldest months are December and February with an average of 55°F. Average annual rainfall for Mae Chan is 68.92 inches.
What is there to see and do in Mae Chan?
Generally, Mae Chan is known for its mountain views, gardens, and local tours. Major attractions include Choui Fong Tea, Mae Chan Tea House & Plantation, Doi Tung Royal Villa, and Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple. Get out into nature with places like Singha Park, Pongphrabath Waterfall, and Mae Fa Luang Botanical Garden. Cultural attractions include Baandam Museum.
What's the best way to get around Mae Chan?
You can find the closest airport in Chiang Rai (CEI-Chiang Rai Intl.), 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. Another option is Houayxay (HOE), which is 38.7 mi (62.2 km) away.

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