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Reviews of The Living Place 1

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

87.2% Overall Rating

122 out of 133 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/08/2015)

Sophia Focas thinks…

"So extremely welcoming and helpful. Such a lovely stay and right in the centre of Chiang Mai surrounded by beautiful restaurants, cafes and people. The cafe next door is so good and cheap."

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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 1.40
  • Towel USD 1.40

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Important Info :The gate open on 8.00 Am - 9.00 Pm ,Please tell us if you come another time . 1. Check in on 12.00 noon until 21.00 ,After that time Please e-mail us. BUT we do not check-in after 11.00 pm. 2. Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 3. Please do not call for book reservation 4. For high season or Festival October to July if you need to change or cancel you reservation please let me know before you arrive 4 days, Low season August to September if you need to change or cancel you reservation please let me know before you arrive 2 day . 5. We recommend that our guests should bring your own padlock to use with our locker provided for each bed in the room 6. Air Condition time on 7.00 Pm - 10.00 Am Extra time 100 baht extra / persons 7. Age Restriction 15-45 year old. 8. Tent with Fan , Dorm room and Private room with Aircondition

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87.2%

Overall Rating

122 out of 133 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Living Place 1'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
91.2%
Safety
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Sophia Focas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2015 Sophia would recommend this property

Liked: So extremely welcoming and helpful. Such a lovely stay and right in the centre of Chiang Mai surrounded by beautiful restaurants, cafes and people. The cafe next door is so good and cheap.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing owner, great social area, lovely rooms, good facilities, nice town, great location, cheap

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owner is an absolute dear, super friendly and always introduces new travelers

Disliked: Bathrooms not very well maintained

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmospher, Aree the host is really nice, good to have a plug and a light for each bed, good WIFI connection, good location

Disliked: Maybe should say that there is 3 small dogs, sometime there was a really bad smell of the canalisation. The mattras was old (form of the people) and not comfortable, in general i found it was not very clean(beds, carpets, seets...)

97.1%
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Lukas May

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

22 April 2015 Lukas would recommend this property

Liked: I've been around south east Asia for 8 months. This is the most social hostel ,I've ever stayed in . And Aree the hostel owner makes your experience the best you could have : She is always active , always helpful and one of the best persons I've met on my journey .

Disliked: Lukas left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Joao Faisca

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 March 2015 Joao would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere was really good. It gets easy to meet other people. Ari, the owner, is also good in getting people together.

Disliked: The matress was not so comfortable and the lockers are really small.

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cathy radisich

Alone

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

10 March 2015 cathy would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the staff...Ari, you are awesome. It sort of feels like home away from home. Met great people...always clean...nothing was a problem...loved it and recommend it to anyone going to chiang mai

Disliked: Nothing

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Paris Mongo

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife

23 February 2015 Paris would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is friendly, quirky, and very personable. She truly made the stay a wonderful experience. It was clean, great environment to make friends, and great location on a quieter strip but right near the center restaurants and bars. It was a great place to stay my first trip to CM.

Disliked: n/a

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, easy to meet other travellers. Good location; close to both old town and night bazaar.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Diane Lea

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2015 Diane would recommend this property

Liked: Ari, the manager has a great sense of humor and makes everyone feel welcome. She is friendly and deals with all requests in a helpful and efficient manner; from booking trips and tours, organizing cooking classes, booking bus tickets etc etc The Living Place has a common area which is a great place to socialize, drink tea (or beer) and get to know the other guests. I would strongly recommend it as a great place to stay.

Disliked: Very little except the mattress was a bit hard!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Woman who runs the place very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Average atmosphere

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Edis Turic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2014 Edis would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: NOTHING

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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.

The property's response is...

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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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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.