6 COOLEST Party Hostels in Chiang Mai

6 COOLEST Party Hostels in Chiang Mai – SangSom, Chang Beer and Rainforest Parties

Welcome to Chiang Mai, the enigmatic gem of Northern Thailand. Nestled among the serene temples and lush landscapes is a city that knows how to have a good time, albeit in its own unique way.

While Chiang Mai might not flaunt a raucous party scene like some of its Thai counterparts, it possesses a subtle allure for those seeking a laid-back yet vibrant nightlife. In this guide, we’ll unveil the quieter, more nuanced side of Chiang Mai’s after-dark adventures.

Here are the best party hostels in Chiang Mai.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Chiang Mai.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Your shortcut:

  1. Big&O's House 2
  2. Mad Monkey Chiang Mai
  3. Stamps Backpackers
  4. Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town
  5. Family Home 2 Chiang Mai
  6. Revolution Chiang Mai

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Revolution Chiang Mai Lounge

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Chiang Mai

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Chiang Mai is around 8€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Where to Party in Chiang Mai:

  • Nimmanhaemin Road: This trendy area is a hotspot for backpackers, with its many bars, clubs, and live music venues.
  • Old City: Dive into Chiang Mai’s history by night. Some temples and ancient ruins are beautifully lit, offering a serene backdrop for your evening adventures.
  • Tha Phae Gate: This iconic gate is a central gathering point where you can often find street performers and fellow travelers.

Best Bar Areas in Chiang Mai:

  • Zoe in Yellow: A legendary backpacker hub, Zoe in Yellow features multiple bars, dance floors, and a lively atmosphere.
  • Warm Up Café: A popular spot for both locals and tourists, this venue hosts DJs, live bands, and a fantastic mix of music genres.
  • Roots Rock Reggae Bar: For a laid-back vibe, enjoy reggae music and chill with fellow travelers while sipping on drinks.

What to Drink in Chiang Mai:

  • Chang Beer: A classic choice for travelers on a budget, Chang beer is widely available and won’t break the bank.
  • SangSom: Try the local Thai rum, SangSom, which you can mix with cola or fruit juices for a refreshing cocktail.
  • Mojitos: Chiang Mai’s warm climate calls for refreshing drinks. Mojitos, often made with fresh Thai herbs and limes, are a popular choice.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Chiang Mai are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Chiang Mai for partying:

  1. Big&O's House 2
  2. Mad Monkey Chiang Mai
  3. Stamps Backpackers
  4. Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town
  5. Family Home 2 Chiang Mai
  6. Revolution Chiang Mai

These are our favorite hostels in Chiang Mai to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Chiang Mai (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler:Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town
🎒 for Backpacker:Big&O's House 2
👫 For Socializing:Stamps Backpackers
👯 For Groups:Revolution Chiang Mai
🤑 Budget-friendly:Family Home 2 Chiang Mai
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Mad Monkey Chiang Mai

1. Big&O's House 2

What Big&O's House 2 excels at is crafting a warm, fuzzy family vibe with their guests. They’ve got a second house that’s practically the hangout hotspot to be in, complete with a charming outdoor seating area that’s like the Tinder for meeting fellow Thailand adventurers (only way less awkward). 

For those who like to party and eat, they throw epic BBQ parties that will leave you coming back for seconds. This hostel is renowned for its friendly and social ambiance. 

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Big&O's House 2
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Relaxing outdoor seating area
  • Hosts BBQ parties
  • Lanna style house with beautiful wooden balconies on the second floor
  • Upcoming coffee shop

Location: Located in Chiang Mai, close to the Saturday market. Beside the local market with excellent street food options.

Our favorite hostel in Chiang Mai for

  • Backpackers
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Big&O's House 2 Lounge Big&O's House 2 Dorms

2. Mad Monkey Chiang Mai

Mad Monkey Chiang Mai is where Grown-Ups come to Play. This exotic oasis in Chiang Mai is the real deal, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant that serves up drool-worthy delights, and a bar that could rival the coolest speakeasies in town. 

Now, let’s talk tech – they’ve got free WiFi for all you digital nomads, and the party never stops with evening entertainment to keep you grooving. 

For all you culture buffs, the Mad Monkey Chiang Mai is your playground, surrounded by awesome sights like the Three Kings Monument, the majestic Chedi Luang Temple, and the charming Chiang Mai Gate. 

Mad Monkey Chiang Mai is one of the big dogs when it comes to party hostels in Chiang Mai: they roll out a red carpet of social and party events, guaranteeing you won’t have a dull moment.

With a sprawling saltwater pool, an onsite gym to work off those midnight snacks, yoga spaces for your inner zen master, and rooms and dorms that are as chic as they come, they’ve got all the bells and whistles you need for a comfy and joyous stay. 

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Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • Onsite gym
  • Yoga spaces
  • Chill lounge areas
  • Day trips and adventures
  • Pool parties
  • Nightly events

Location: Located between the Night Bazaar and Tha Pae Gate. Close to the main attractions in Chiang Mai. Convenient for exploring the Old City and northern Thailand

This Chiang Mai hostel is great for:

  • Solo Female Travelers
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Mad Monkey Chiang Mai Mad Monkey Chiang Mai Pool

3. Stamps Backpackers

Get ready to stamp your passport at Stamps Backpackers, where the overall atmosphere is forever warm and social. 

In their dorms, you’ve got two flavors to choose from: chill with the Arctic AC or embrace the breeze with some fans.

Expect cozy beds, your personal spotlight for those late-night reading marathons, lockers big enough to fit a treasure chest, and curtains for your very own VIP lounge experience. 

But let’s talk about the heart of the action: the common area is where all the magic happens. It’s the spot to rub elbows with fellow explorers, socialize, and get in on the group shenanigans.

As we already mentioned Chiang Mai isn’t exactly a crazy party haven, but this hostel is one of the most social ones we know, which is probably what you’re looking for when you’re looking for the best party hostels in Chiang Mai.

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Stamps Backpackers Bar

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common area with a bar for socializing and nightly group activities.
  • Blackboard for connecting with fellow travelers and planning adventures.

Location: Located in Chiang Mai, approximately 700 meters from Wat Chiang Man. Approximately 650 meters from Tha Pae Gate.

A top party hostel in Bogota for:

  • Social butterflies
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Stamps Backpackers Lounge Stamps Backpackers Dorms

4. Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town

Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town in Chiang Mai, nestled right in the city’s heart, is the go-to spot for travelers who want an awesome and social experience. 

Offering comfy AC-equipped dorms for a peaceful night’s rest and daily gatherings that unite fellow adventurers worldwide, you won’t be twiddling your thumbs here.

Whether you’re casually sipping a drink at the bar, engaging in spirited games of beer pong, or simply hanging out in well-thought-out communal areas, boredom doesn’t stand a chance. 

This fantastic party hostel in Chiang Mai is your ticket to meeting new people, forming lasting bonds, and diving deep into the local social scene.

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Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town Bar
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • Daily parties
  • Common areas for socializing

Location: Located in Chiang Mai, approximately 600 meters from Tha Pae Gate. Close to Chedi Luang Temple, Chiang Mai Gate, and Three Kings Monument

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo Travelers
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Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town Slumber Party Chiang Mai Old Town Dorm

5. Family Home 2 Chiang Mai

Family Home 2 Chiang Mai, the self-proclaimed life of Chiang Mai’s party scene, guarantees an unforgettable rollercoaster of fun for its travelers.

This lively joint is renowned for its perpetual fiesta vibes, making it the go-to destination for wanderers eager to forge new friendships and boogie the night away. 

Family Home 2 lives for the social buzz. Every night, they roll out the red carpet of group activities to cultivate that warm, fuzzy family feeling.

The common area, sporting a bar that’s practically a campfire for travel tales, is where fellow explorers gather to share stories and embark on epic adventures. 

Oh, and they even have a blackboard where you can plan out your escapades with newfound comrades. This place is a social butterfly’s paradise, the ideal choice for those who want to dive headfirst into Chiang Mai’s social whirlwind. 

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Family Home 2 Chiang Mai Lounge

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common area with a bar for socializing
  • Daily group activities to enhance the social aspect of travel
  • Blackboard in the common area for connecting with fellow travelers and planning adventures

Location: great location in the center of Chiang Mai.

Great for:

  • Budget travelers
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Family Home 2 Chiang Mai Bar Family Home 2 Chiang Mai Dorm

6. Revolution Chiang Mai

Revolution Chiang Mai, the self-proclaimed party kingpin of Chiang Mai, can be found tucked away on a sleepy street.

Don’t be fooled by its quiet surroundings, the nightlife area of Chiang Mai is basically a short walk away next door.

This awesome Chiang Mai party hostel serves up a vibrant and oh-so-social atmosphere that’ll have you thinking you’re at the circus (sort of). They’ve got entertainment galore, including pool tables and a cozy social zone where you can channel your inner game show host. 

Now, let’s talk about the staff – they’re like the superheroes of Chiang Mai tours. Need to visit the city’s very own Grand Canyon or embark on a trek with elephants? Just ask, and they’ll hook you up. 

After you’ve conquered the historical beauty of this city, you can kick back in rooms with AC that’s colder than a snowman’s nose. And when it’s time to cool off, their outdoor patio is the place to be. Sip on a refreshing drink at their bar and bask in the glory of a day well spent. 

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Revolution Chiang Mai

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Billiards
  • Outdoor patio
  • Pool table
  • Bar

Location: Located on a quiet street, a two-minute walk from the Saturday market. Short walk from Tha Pae gate. Close to the nightlife of the walking street and bars. Convenient for exploring Chiang Mai’s attractions.

This hostel is recommended for:

  • Groups
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Revolution Chiang Mai Lounge Revolution Chiang Mai Pool

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Chiang Mai

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Chiang Mai?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Chiang Mai.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Chiang Mai
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Chiang Mai best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Chiang Mai put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Chiang Mai, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Chiang Mai”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Chiang Mai. Check out the following:

Happy Hour:

  • Nimman Soi 9: This street is packed with bars offering great happy hour deals on cocktails and beers, perfect for pre-partying.
  • Thirsty Thursday at Zoe in Yellow: Thursday nights at Zoe in Yellow are legendary for their special promotions, including discounted buckets of cocktails.

5 Awesome Bars in Chiang Mai:

  • North Gate Jazz Co-op: Enjoy live jazz music and a cozy, laid-back atmosphere near the North Gate of the Old City.
  • The Riverside Bar & Restaurant: Sip cocktails while enjoying stunning views of the Ping River from their terrace.
  • Myst Rooftop Bar: Located in Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center, this rooftop bar offers fantastic views of Chiang Mai and creative cocktails.
  • Boy Blues Bar: A small but vibrant blues bar with excellent live music and a friendly crowd.
  • The Roof Bar: A popular Nimmanhaemin rooftop bar with a diverse drink menu and a fantastic view of the city skyline.

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