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i-smile Hostel

"Everything is really clean and the staff both friendly and helpful."

Thomas - October 24, 2019
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i-smile Hostel

248/15 Sahasriphum Place, Maninopparat Road. T.Sriphoom, A.Muang, Chang Phuak, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
Within 910 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Wat Kuan Kama 120 m
Wat Raja Montean 120 m
Wat Lok Molee 130 m
Kuankarmarh Temple 140 m
Lok Moree Temple 140 m
Montean Temple 180 m
Chang Puak Market 200 m
Morkamtuang Temple 230 m
Phong Phot Pool 300 m
Computer Plaza 300 m
Nearby landmarks
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 910 m
Wat Chedi Luang 1.1 km
Tha Phae Gate 1.41 km
Wua Lai Walking Street 1.78 km
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 2.14 km
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 2.8 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 4.09 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 8 km
Chiang Mai Night Safari 9.4 km
Elephant Rescue Park 39.15 km
8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

50 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Chiang Mai

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Solarium

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Chiang Mai in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,234 Chiang Mai properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.3
Distance to city center1. km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.8 km

Rooms available at i-smile Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
Bed in 6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 12 bunk beds
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Private Bunk
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room
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  • 6 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds or 3 single bed...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at i-smile Hostel?

Check-in is from 07:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at i-smile Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, i-smile Hostel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at i-smile Hostel?

I-smile Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about i-smile Hostel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very good internet in the hall and bedrooms."

    Bárbara

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    October 25, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Very clean, toilets, showers and bedrooms."

    Bárbara

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    October 25, 2017

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "There was also a good amount of privacy."

    Fatima

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    January 8, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 3,234 Chiang Mai properties
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Cheapest price score
Value for money score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Location score
8.9/10
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Overall rating:
8.9
Excellent
376 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Comfortable beds and located just across from the North gate...
Thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
More about i-smile Hostel

More about i-smile Hostel

Conveniently located in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Shunlin Hostel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The excitement of the city center is only 1.4 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Chiang Mai Shunlin Hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, private check in/check out to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include locker, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as solarium, games room. Chiang Mai Shunlin Hostel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Chiang Mai.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
11 mentions
Food & Dining
3 mentions
Internet
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Lovely staff, free homegrown bananas and morning coffee."

Joshua

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July 19, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Thai cuisine
Thai cuisine
Party Buffet
270 m Thai
Korea BBQ
270 m Thai
Chompor Lanna
280 m Thai
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Shiok About Food
80 m Asian, Cafe, Singaporean
Khao Soi Khun Yai
130 m Asian, Thai
Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak
230 m Asian, Thai
Cafe
Cafe
Oldy Thai Coffee
280 m Cafe, Thai
Mingmitr Coffee Bar
390 m Cafe
Rich Coffee House
510 m Cafe

What's nearby

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Reviews of i-smile Hostel from real guests

Overall rating
8.9
Excellent
From 376 reviews
9.2Service
9.2Value for money
8.9Cleanliness
Agoda Reviews (197)Booking.com Reviews (179)
Rating via Agoda8.9
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.5
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.2
Value for money9.3
High score for Chiang Mai
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9+ Exceptional (68)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (24)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Loved it! ”

I loved this hostel! It was cleaned everyday. It was a great price. The owners are super friendly and helpful! Each floor has 2 toilets and 2 showers. The bunks each have a light, outlet and curtain. I booked 4 nights ended up staying 7. I will definitely be staying there when i go back to Chiang Mai.

Reviewed April 26, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Bárbara from Chile
Couple
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

Truly recommended!!”

Very good location, very good price for everything they offer to you. I stayed in the fan bedroom, its was perfect during the night, not hot at all with the fan on. Very clean, toilets, showers and bedrooms. They provide you toilet paper, locker and breakfast (coffee, tea, and bananas) for free. Very good internet in the hall and bedrooms. The staff is very very nice! Very good people, good english and always there to help you. I rented a motorcycle with them and arrange my transfer to go to Pai. Good prices and they go to pick up you at the hostel and bring the motorcycle to the hostel too, so was very comfy all the services. Very good place to stay. I stayed there 5 nights :)

Reviewed October 25, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Camille from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in November 2015

Nice hostel!”

Great location, nice staff, Roof top, safe!

Free water, coffee and unlimited wifi! I had some problems with the wifi on the rooftop though, but the one in my room was fine (there are two wifis since there are 5-6 floors in total). The rooftop is nice to chill out and there are some places at the reception as well (inside and outside). The female dorm was clean and we have a locker with our own key. Mattresses are hard (typical in Thailand!). Two showers and two toilets on the floor that are cleaned everyday. They had some problems with the plumbing though: one of the sink blocked everyday, probably because of women hair! But they fixed it and you can tell them if not: staff is really helpful! You can book plenty of tours at the reception. 20min walk to the gate and maybe 30min to the main river (I went there for the lanterns festival, it was the greatest experience ever), plenty of temples all around, little food market everynight at 3min walk from the hostel (I loved it!), seven 11 near as well, 20-25min walk from the saturday night market and 15min walk from the sunday night market: you can go everywhere in the square by walk from the hostel. But you can get the red taxis for 30-40 bath if you dont want to walk (plenty of them!).

Reviewed November 27, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Lilian from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Wonderful place to stay”

Friendly, clean, location

I initially booked 2 nights, but ended up staying 7 nights in total with a break in between, because I went to Pai for a couple of days (which is beautiful btw) The rooms are cleaned every day and so are the showers and toilets. Each room has a good aircon and the bottom bunks have little certainly to give you some privacy. The beds are quite hard, but that's normal in Thailand. Whenever you have a question, the staff is very friendly and helps you in every way they can. The hostel is located outside of the main "square", which is the city, but within 5 minutes of walking, you're in the center and only 500 meters away is a market every evening with cheap and delicious food.

Reviewed February 03, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

great experience ”

Once I arrived, I was warmly welcome by the owners. The staffs were overall friendly, helpful and welcoming. The bed was comfortable enough and we had the curtains to have some privacy. The rest room/bathrooms were clean. Everything was great here. Whenever I left the hostel or just go out, I ask questions and the owners are happy to answer and gives advice. They were very helpful in everything. Thank you so much for your hospitality and warm welcome. When I go back, I'll want to stay here again. Keep up the good work!

Reviewed December 08, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Group
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Excellent”

Not a party hostel. Clean, friendly, cheap and helpful staff. Will book again when I am back in Chiang Mai.

Reviewed February 09, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Fatima from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 6 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

I booked through i-smile but actually stayed at MeU2. It was nice and the bed was comfortable which is a big deal to me. There was also a good amount of privacy. This is a really nice place if you want to socialize though because there's lots of sitting space and I met tons of people that way. It's also right near the North Gate and there's a mall bowling a karaoke not too far away.

Reviewed January 08, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
SATO from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Comfortable hostel”

I take a Smart Bus (R3 Yellow) from the Chiang Mai Airport, get off at bus stop No.20 Chaang Phueak Gate and arrive on foot for about 2 minutes. Very nice location. The staff is very kind friendly.

Reviewed July 29, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Group
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Amazing”

I will always come back to Shun Lin when I am in Chiang Mai. The best staff, clean and safe dorms, and super easy to meet other travellers. Great location.

Reviewed February 20, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kumi from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

My home in Chiangmai!:)”

Thank you so much for letting me stay there almost for 3 weeks. I was always so happy to be there. The people who stays there are so nice and quiet, but I’ve met great people. Location is perfect you can go pretty much everywhere by walk, the shower is so good not week, always clean and tidy. Stuff is so helpful, i already miss the both of the owner so much. He was so chill and happy everyday, she was telling me about culture and meditation witch I am interested in. I loved to stay there and I would like to go back. 8 people in the room but you have privacy, I felt safe there. Thank you so much for everything! See you again some day x Kumi

Reviewed April 19, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Adam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

Top of the range hostel ”

Clean. Helpful staff. Close to city

The hostel is very basic. However it is much cleaner than most hostels I've stayed in Thailand. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go again.

Reviewed July 08, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Felix from Ireland
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Perfect for a couple of days”

Out of the quantity of different hostels in this road, Shunlin distinguishes itself. Very nice staff, with very good english. quite good and comfy beds good internet connexion unfortunate they have such a small common room on the bottom floor. they also have a super nice terrasse they do not use a part for laundry.

Reviewed January 28, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
YUDY from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory Fan
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

Value for money”

I'll definitely stay here again if I visit Chiang Mai

Reviewed October 14, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Allen from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

2 night stay extended to 6 nights!”

Clean hostel. Very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Conveniently located to delicious street food. Met some awesome people during my stay here. Pretty good for solo travelers.

Reviewed November 15, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Marjorie from United States
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

Exceptional”

Great hostel for the $, the beds were hard as to be expected but the place was super clean and the staff were great! Free coffee, water and bananas in the morning. WiFi worked great most of the time.

Reviewed April 01, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
DONGHUN from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

very nice staff, and nice loaction , but there is mite in the bed”

perfect place , nice people and quite clean shower and toilet , just one thing there is mite in the bed I' ve stay 5-6days got 7 bites, it was 2month ago I still have big marks on my body, it's not bed bugs just dust mite sucking blood, which I experience before, but if you willing to buy bugs spray and spray on the bed it will be best option to stay CM long time. but sort time , avoid it

Reviewed May 10, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Ooi from Malaysia
Couple
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Awesome hostel”

We stayed at here for 3 nights, the location is very close to many places, a lot of foods can be found nearby. The room was big for 12 person dorm, clean room and each bed have locker, light and plug. The toilet and shower room was clean too. The host was very good , friendly and kind person, you can speak with them using Cantonese . They will let you check in earlier if you reach earlier. They provide free water, coffee and tea at the lobby. Other than that, they have trip and tour booking services too, so you can book your trips to Doi Inthanon, Chiangrai, Pai or even Bangkok at here. 140baht for a/c dorm and 100baht for fan dorm. Will come back to here again definitely.

Reviewed August 26, 2016
8.8
Excellent
BIlly from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

good place”

first hostel I have stayed at, decided to stay a lot longer than first planned

Reviewed June 22, 2016
7.6
Very good
Charlotte from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

Nice hostel”

The hostel is not extremely nice but very cheap which makes it great value for money. However the staff is lovely, the beds have curtains and the rooms have AC. It has a nice rooftop and front terrace. It is located a bit away from the old city centre but very close to cheap bicycle and scooter rental places. Recommended!

Reviewed September 21, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Maree from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room - Fan Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Busy friendly hostel”

Cant get much better for the price! Beds are on the hard side but thsts the usual, showerooms and toilets kept clean and easy to meet other travellers!

Reviewed May 05, 2017
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