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Reviews of The Living Place 1

Hostel | 2/2 Thapae Road Soi 2, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50300

85.1% Overall Rating

108 out of 118 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

Mhairi Mactier thinks…

"Fantastic stay at The Living Place. Aree is so lovely, making a conscious effort to introduce all the guests to each other and organise hostel outings! Would definitely stay here again!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.56
  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Linen

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85.1%

Overall Rating

108 out of 118 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Living Place 1'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
92.8%
Value
89.6%
Safety
86.4%
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100.0%
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Mhairi Mactier

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2014 Mhairi would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic stay at The Living Place. Aree is so lovely, making a conscious effort to introduce all the guests to each other and organise hostel outings! Would definitely stay here again!

Disliked: Nothing!

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014

Liked: Friendly and helpful

Disliked: No reading lights. The floor I was on had one shower/toilet for 10 people. The combined shower/toilet area is dirty and needs maintenance. If you needed to use to the toilet after someone has had a shower, you would have to dry all the toilet, as it is covered in soap lather and dirty shower water, your feet get wet standing in dirty shower water from previous people. No reading/night lights if someone comes in late at night have to turn on main lights waking everyone in dorm. Beds are rickety, really noisy, old and uncomfortable. Unlike other places you have to pay extra for towel. Stayed for week bedding get not changed. No storage in room for luggage, bad news when you're sharing the with people who don't care about others, had to climb over and around other people's stuff to get in and out of room and bed. No proper wall between rooms, could hear all conversations from adjoining rooms.

97.1%
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john Cunningham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2014 john would recommend this property

Liked: Agree and Vee the owners are very hospitable and make the while place really friendly. Close to thapae gate, just a nice social place to stay

Disliked: Beds are a bit hard

91.4%
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Stephanie Church

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Wow the owners are so incredibly nice and friendly. Such a great vibe and so cheap!!

Disliked: There weren't many good restaurants right close by

97.1%
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Brian Xiong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 July 2014 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the best hostel I've ever been to, the owner Aree is super friendly and introduced me to everyone as soon as I arrived. It was a really sociable hostel and everyone made friends really quickly. Definitely a must if you are travelling alone. It's also one of the more popular hostels, so there's bound to be plenty of travellers there.

Disliked: There are probably hostels with nicer facilities, but overall it's quite clean even though it looks rustic at first. But the social atmosphere more than made up for it.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The communal area is probably what makes this place. All in all, a great place to meet other fellow travelers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Sophie Evans

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Chilled, friendly atmosphere, felt like home!

Disliked: Literally nothing

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the old town, the hosts are incredibly friendly

Disliked: The bathrooms could use updating. There is no computer for guests to use. We have our ipad with us but I know some travellers don't have anything.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Kathrin Wagner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2014

Liked: Very freundlichen and helpful. Only a few minutes to all stores, nightmarket ....

Disliked: The bed was very hard and the room only with Fan to hot.

97.1%
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Stefan Wegner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2014 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: Aree and V are awesome hosts, so helpful, great place to meet people

Disliked: Stefan left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff

Disliked: No one was up at 8am to give us our key deposit back before we had to leave.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nazmi Yazid

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Nazmi would recommend this property

Liked: The owners are wonderful, A lovely couple that'll have the information you need, very knowledgeable, They never fail to ask how you're doing, and make sure everyone feels comfortable by introducing other travellers, Probably the perfect hosts i've met.

Disliked: Nazmi left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, large common area on the first floor, and a variety of musical instruments available for anyone to play! Even a didgeridoo and a cello! The free coffee also means free hot water, so you can make instant noodles if you come in late and all the restaurants are closed.

Disliked: Mosquitoes on the ground floor can be bothersome if you're not near a fan.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: V and Aree who run the place are absolutely lovely. They definitely made our stay! They'll help with anything and find the perfect trips for you if you're a bit confused!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 March 2014

Liked: Room itself was fine

Disliked: The dog in reception is CONSTANTLY barking. It makes being in the lounge close to unbearable. It also poops in there, and it bites the Thai workers that go in and out. Construction nearby means you listen to a lot of jackhammers. The free coffee is awful and the re is no tea. Also no laundry facilities in house.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Graham Moore

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 March 2014 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: Insanely cheap, nice staff who cooked a buffet for the guests and took us to a cabaret show just because it was a guest's birthday, great restaurant (Ratana Kitchen) nearby, cute and friendly chihuahua called Weewee at the hostel

Disliked: The toilet/showers were always wet, there were a lot of mosquitoes throughout the hostel, limited power points in the rooms. Recently moved so hard to find (even for taxi drivers and people doing pickups).

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness of staff introducing me to others set the tone and everyone wqs very freindly and chatted.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike. Would like tea as an option as well as free coffee.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniele Besana

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2014 Daniele would recommend this property

Liked: The Living Place is a lovely hostel run by the most amazing owners I met in this trip. Aree and V are very warm, helpful and down to heart people. One of the guests had the birthday and they organized an evening with food and jam music all together! Great atmosphere and great shared area.

Disliked: The matrasses are hard but that's common in many hostels in Thailand. Nothing else to report.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

suzette bishop

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2014 suzette would recommend this property

Liked: Vee and Ari are the friendliest, loveliest hostel owners ever. Had a lovely time staying with them. The second I walked in Vee came over and gave me a big old hug and introduced me to as many people as possible. He even found someone going out to Tiger Kingdom for the day and sorted us out to go together. The hostel itself is a five minute walk from Taepae gate and close to all the markets. It's a tiny bit away from the regular backpacker streets so it's also got that bit of peace and quiet. The vibe in the hostel is great, everyone hangs out in the common area. Really good!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Francesca Andrews

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2014 Francesca would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice chill out area downstairs, great for meeting people. Rooms were great with loads of cushions and blankets. The owners dog is so cute!! (and didn't mess inside like the review below says)

Disliked: Francesca left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Aree and Vee are the most helpful and nice hostel owners I have ever come across. I would defiantly recommend this hostel to anyone!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Joseph McKee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Vi and Aree; the owners are without a doubt the most welcoming and lovely people I have ever met. As soon as you arrive they're straight in with introducing you to EVERYONE in the hostel. As a lone traveller this social atmosphere helped make this hostel the best I've stayed in in Thailand. It was my birthday whilst staying at The Living Place and Vi and Aree threw the nicest party for me. It was really touching. I 100% recommend if you are in Chiang Mai to stay here. You will not regret it.

Disliked: Joseph left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2014

Liked: living place = living room. lots of friendly people, including staff.

Disliked: internet is sometimes slow (mostly in the evening when everybody is on their phone / laptop), hard mattresses

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Philip Jones

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very homely & community atmosphere - the owners ennable this to happen

Disliked: the street although convenient for many things was not the prettiest street in Chiang Mai