Chic Hostel meets stylish Café; Welcome to Oxotel Hostel, located in the North of Thailand. Although the hostel‘s name „Oxotel“ may indicate the accommodation is a hotel, don’t be fooled. The Oxotel Chiang Mai is a 5 Star Hostel, ticking all the boxes of the transparent criteria of being a 5 Star Hostel.
The infobox on Oxotel
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Location Advantage and Directions of Oxotel Chiang Mai
The location is perfect for Chiang Mai, as you are surrounded by beautiful temples, lots of street food, and ambiance. Oxotel is located on “Wualai road”, where the local experience on 'Walking Street Market' every Saturday is. Check out as well this Chiang Mai Street Food Guide, a great summary of the street food scene including videos.
It is also in the historic area of the Chiang Mai silver cluster artisan. Around the hostel, there are so many local jewelries and silver shops.
Our highlight? The authentic street food market, just a 3 minutes walk left of the hostel. You can eat here delicious local food for as little as 35Baht aka. 1$.It is super tasty!
The hostel is very close to Chiang Mai international airport and only a 10 minutes walk to the city center. Chiang Mai is also a perfect base to travel to Chiang Rai, Pai, and to take bike tours around North Thailand to Mae Hong Son Loop. Here is a handy guide for staying in Pai.
Oxotel, 153 149 Wua Lai Rd, หายยา เมือง Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
All room types at Oxotel
Private Room Types available: Deluxe Double Room ensuite facilities, Double Room shared facilities, Twin Room shared facilities, and a Caravan Double Room ensuite facilities in the backyard
Shared Room Types available: 6-Bed Female Dorm, 6-Bed Male Dorm
Not sure what room to pick? Our guides will help you to decide:
So before we start walking around Oxotel, we should get one in the stylish Artisan coffee place downstairs. Let‘s take off our shoes, put on our slippers and have a close look.
Why is Oxotel a 5 Star Hostel?
1. Sustainable – from Zero to Hero
The owner of Oxotel Mr. Wisitsak Suriyasri, (nicknamed Tock) traveled around Asia, Russia, and Australia.
During his travels he so enjoyed his hostel experiences.
During different trips, he spent quite some time in several hostels.
The sharing culture of a hostel such as exchanging information for next destination and travels, making new friends, respecting room mates and a property, which is always full with backpackers, impressed him.
He felt that these things combined always makes you feel fresh and full of energy.
That is the reason Tock and his team have created the first boutique hostel in Chiang Mai, his home town and the main tourist city of Thailand.
They were looking for a building and found an old 3-store thai building that had the perfect conditions.
The building was completely renovated.
The house in front of Oxotel was exactly the same before they renovated it, and turned it into the 5 Star Hostel as we know it today.
While renovating, they also created a lovely, green oasis behind the hostel.
Here you will find a cool, hipsterish caravan, which is originated from Europe.
The caravan was renovated from zero to hero.
Now, you can actually book this very caravan as well; It is a double room with a stylish interior design and ensuite bathroom.
Caravan or dorm, you will stay in a stylish hostel room at Oxotel, whatever your choice is.
For the concept of sustainability, Oxotel brought some part of expanded metal doors that they removed from front doors in many parts of the building skin.
Wood, steel and concrete are the main materials combined with contemporary style, and the loose furniture create a boutique hostel experience.
When walking to Reception, you will notice the big Oxotel logo covering the wall behind.
The X was simply taken from the staircase and modernized into a cool hostel logo.
You see, the logo which looks like customize design, is also an upcycled piece of material.
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