Happynest Hostel

931 Phaholyotin Road, T. Wiang, A. Muang , City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000 - See map
2-star Hostel
Free Wi-Fi
8.5
Excellent
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Housekeeping20
Breakfast18
Children's activities1
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Happynest Hostel

"Nice and welcoming, they provided bikes, kindly kept our bags while trekking and where always available to give help and advice!"

Chloélia - December 10, 2018

1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory Happynest Hostel
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Popular landmarks
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar 730 m
Clock Tower Chiang Rai 910 m
Hill Tribe Museum 1.16 km
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) 1.5 km
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) 2.89 km
Wat Huay Pla Kang 6.28 km
Singha Park Chiang Rai 10.66 km
Baan Dam Museum 10.73 km
Elephant Valley Thailand 10.88 km
Wat Rong Khun 11.03 km
Nearby landmarks
Northai 140 m
Wat Chetawan Temple 230 m
Chiang Rai Hospital 280 m
Phra That Tham Pha Tong 350 m
Center If Thai Traditional And Alternative Medicine 460 m
Wat Jed Yod 500 m
Wat Jet Yot 510 m
Green Building 520 m
ST Motorcycle Rentals 570 m
mz collection 630 m
8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

220 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 94% of guests
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.6 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness

We used their bikes for free and bikes 5 minutes to the night market and city center and the breakfast was great!

Danielle | December 19, 2018

The staff are so nice and the hostel is so clean and cute.

Olivia | April 6, 2019

Very nice staff and really nicely decorated

Victoria | December 13, 2017

The hostel is super chic and fun!

Reanna | November 6, 2018

Would definitely recommend.

Kelsey | November 16, 2018

We loved this place!!

Kelsey | November 16, 2018

  • 650 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Chiang Rai

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center2.5 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportChiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
Distance to airport7.8 km

Rooms available at Happynest Hostel

8.6
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Private Double Room
Private Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Private Twin Room
Private Twin Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room (4 Adults)
Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin Room,  Private Bathroom
Standard Twin Room, Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Double Room,  1 Queen Bed,  Private Bathroom
Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Happynest Hostel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Happynest Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Happynest Hostel has a car park that's close to the property. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Rai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Happynest Hostel?

Happynest Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Happynest Hostel

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Location great, a few minutes walk from main town area, good breakfast selection."

    Putri

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    January 26, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "The place is also really nice, beautifully decorated!"

    Chloélia

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    December 10, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Fridge and kitchenware available at every floor."

    Elena

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    October 2, 2018

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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
696 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.5
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More about Happynest Hostel

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Chiang Rai, look no further than Happynest Hostel. With its location just 2.5 km from the city center and 11.1 km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. 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, Happynest Hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room are just a few of the facilities that set Happynest Hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

9 rooms spread over 4 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, linens, locker, towels can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Happynest Hostel.

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What they offer

8.0
Very good
Staff 

"Staff speaks decent english and place is so pretty especiall..."

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January 26, 2019

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8.5
Excellent
From 696 reviews
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10.0
Exceptional
Chia from Portugal
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

A cute little boutique hostel in the heart of CR”

Friendly staff members, location and value for money

When I arrived at Happynest I couldn't believe how cute and chic it was, definitely the best hostel that I have stayed during my one month in Thailand. I booked a dorm room at a very reasonable price (with breakfast included) but ended up having the whole room and the toilet to myself. The staff members including the owner were very helpful and friendly; they were doing an ice bucket challenge on one evening and were nice enough to let me join in. There were many social areas for guests to chill out and mingle. I tried the western as well the Thai style breakfast, they were both delicious. I will definitely recommend this hostel to friends who are interested in visiting Chiang Rai!

Reviewed October 04, 2014
7.7
Very good
Ossie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Great stay in Chiang Rai ”

Clean, modern, location

Happynest hostel is a very modern and clean and well kept hostel. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, which I practically had to myself except for first night. I think because Chiang Rai is not the most touristic town in Thailand. The beds are clean but personally I found the mattress a little too soft for me and found it hard initially to settle. My room was facing the main road so getting to sleep was a little hard with drivers revving engines as they drove by late at night or driving past with loud music after 12am! The room had nice air conditioning which made a good difference as it was very hot. Each floor had shared toilets/bathroom and were split into separate male and female bathrooms with one shower each for men and women on all floors. Good thing the place didn't fill up, must have been low season so never had to contend for the shower. Location is nice and central, the hostel is a good 20 minute walk from main bus station, night bazaar and restaurants and shops. The White Temple (main draw to Chiang Rai) is a good 20 to 25 minute drive away on the highway. Breakfast is included and you get to choose what type when you check in, between Western breakfast or a Thai breakfast. I chose Western, which is scrambled egg, mixed veg and toasted ham sandwich with juice and pot of yogurt. Coffee and tea on offer too. Breakfast was pretty basic, but not bad and was sufficient for me while nothing special. Service was good and staff helpful! All in all, a very good few days stay in a very CLEAN and quiet hostel, would absolutely recommend.

Reviewed November 27, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Anirban from India
Group
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Hostel with a character”

Decor, Staff, Cleanliness

This is located slightly off the hustle bustle of Chiang Rai but not far at all from everything that Chiang Rai has to offer, The decor of the hostel is very tastefully done. Lot of open spaces, Rooms were always clean. Staff was always very helpful. It is right on the White Temple bus line and the minibuses could be hailed right from outside the hostel. Food vendors set up shop at night for dinner and for 40 baht one could try wholesome delicious meals right outside the hostel. Safe neighborhood.

Reviewed March 14, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Sebastian from Germany
Solo traveler
Private Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Centrally located clean hostel style accommodation”

Central Location, Clean, Relaxed Hostel

The Happynest Hostel is a great alternative to booking a "normal" Hotel in Chiang Rai. I've tried the reasonably priced and spacious private twin room and would recommend it to travelers in this region. It does not come with anything fancy but is clean, has basic thai and western breakfast and helpful staff.

Reviewed November 21, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Sebastian from Germany
Solo traveler
Private Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Centrally located clean hostel style accommodation”

Central Location, Clean, Relaxed Hostel

The Happynest Hostel is a great alternative to booking a "normal" Hotel in Chiang Rai. I've tried the reasonably priced and spacious private twin room and would recommend it to travelers in this region. It does not come with anything fancy but is clean, has basic thai and western breakfast and helpful staff.

Reviewed November 21, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Ariadna from Spain
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Modern hostel, good value for money.”

Design, comfort and friendliness

My stay at Happynest Hostel was very enjoyable. Staff are young and very friendly and the place is very nicely decorated, modern and fun. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable with a lot of sunlight. The dorms and the rooms are very cool. Good quality at a good price. I would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed February 08, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Ian from United States
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Short stay”

Very cute little hostel! We got in at around 22:00, but there was someone at the desk waiting. You order your breakfast the night before, and the coffee was very good! We only stayed for a night in Chiang Rai. The showers had hot water, and we got a good nights rest! The next day we rented a motor bike from the hostel so that we could see a bunch of the temples. The front desk was very helpful in showing us the routes we should take, and they had the bus schedule posted which was helpful for when we left for Chiang Mai :)

Reviewed February 13, 2017
7.2
Very good
Sarah from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Adorable but Quiet ”

I spent one night at Happynest to catch a morning flight out of Chiang Rai the next morning. The staff did well negotiating a half day deal for a scooter and helping me book a taxi to the airport the next morning. They could have been more informative on the attractions in the area. I missed out on seeing the White Temple because it was closed when I got there. I told the front desk I wanted to catch it around sunset and he suggested getting there around 5:30. Spoiler alert: it closes at 5. It was my mistake but a warning would have been nice. Overall the facilities were nice. As is customary is most hostels, beds weren't the comfiest and common spaces were slightly messier than they appeared in the pictures. The location was fine, you aren't in the center of everything but the walk isn't bad. The atmosphere was very quiet at first but picked up a little later in the evening when people got in for the day. Overall it was a decent stay and average value. Bike rentals and airport transfers aren't included and the breakfast is just cereal and toast. I'm not sure if you can find any better in Chiang Rai, it is kind of a sleepy town to begin with.

Reviewed November 09, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
Sarah from Philippines
Solo traveler
Private Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Super loved it!”

Warm service, Design, Functionalities

Received warmly and was so relieved that they can speak sufficient english (after an effort to do so in our hostel in Chiang Mai). Location is good, 10-15min walk from bus station and the tuktuk drivers know it well. Bus stop to white temple is just 3min walk from hostel. The design is just lovely! From wall decors to the momentos, etc. They designed it with functionality in mind, as well. Loved the fact that for a hostel, they have hairdryer (vain me). Also, loved the Einstein-looking bulb by the bed side that is useful when you are reading before sleeping. Bedroom slippers were warm and fuzzy type. Breakfast was great too and served with fruits. They have bike rental for 20baht per hour, and motorbike rental as well. Good idea to rent the motorbike going to white temple, black house and hilltribe village (with due research for direction of course), which we realized only after hiring a tuktuk for half a day (350baht). Our return trip to chiang mai was later at 3pm so we just lounged around after 12noon, which was perfectly fine. We an still use the wifi and toilet, we did not feel being kicked out at all.;) I would really love to go back. :)

Reviewed November 29, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Kam from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 6 Bedded Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Perfect”

A Boutique hostel and cafe, I was very enjoyed to stay in happynest and the staffs were very helpful. I will stay in this hotel if i travel Chaiabg rai again

Reviewed July 22, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Lee from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

cozy trendy hostel ”

food, design and value of money

Very clean and spacious, doesnt look like a typical hostel becoz of it tasteful design. 7 mins from Chiang Rai bus station and night barzzar! Asian and western breakfast options and I like them both. I stayed in doubled bed room but shortly I sat down on the bed it was broken. So the staff arranged the twin room which I find it much quieter! !! Staff is very efficient to get someone to fix the bed so I moved back the following day. If u dont mind smaller bed in twin room, I go for quieter than the double bed room facing main road. Some cons about the hostel: 1) too many mosquitos in the open areas 2) the curtain is too thin which I cannot sleep longer during holiday 3) avoid double bed room especially room303, it is too noisy.

Reviewed August 15, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Sandra from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

A cozy place to stay in Chiang Rai”

We rented a car and was at first concerned about the parking space as happynest was located along the road. Fortunately, we're allowed to park our car in front of the hostel. So if you're driving, parking is not an issue. Staffs were friendly as well. We stayed at family room and it was clean and tidy. Room for Improvement: 1. Family room is not suitable for older people as it's located in 4th floor and there's no railing on the staircase which quite dangerous for kids and senior citizen. 2. Weird design for the shower room in the family room as there's no door, just covered with curtain. No privacy. 3. Breakfast nice and simple. It will be good to start the breakfast time earlier to 7am. The second day we missed out the breakfast as we leave at 7am and breakfast only started serving 730am. Overall we had a great stay and love the hostel decoration! =)

Reviewed March 09, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Nicholas from South Africa
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Charming hostel ”

Large room, comfortable bed, funky furnishings

Lovely stay at Happynest. By far the funkiest place we came across in Chiang Rai. Staff we lovely.

Reviewed August 24, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Danielle from United States
Group
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Comfortable and instaworthy”

Clean, modern, and good aesthetics, this is not on the main hostel street, and it seems a little nicer than the other hostels in this area. We used their bikes for free and bikes 5 minutes to the night market and city center and the breakfast was great!

Reviewed December 19, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Annisa from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Happy traveller”

Comfortable rooms, well kept and presented, friendly staff.

For most of my time at Happynest I was the only person in my dorm, which was clean and well kept. A short walk to the night markets and about a 10 minute walk to the clock tower, so away from a lot of the noise and busyness. Would stay there again.

Reviewed October 02, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Natnicha from Thailand
Group
Private Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

great place”

Best hostel in ChangRai. Great price. Great location located by the main road. Close to night market. Great staff who gave good advices to us. They can speak Thai and English. I went with one of my friend. We're both girls and we had no problem staying. Breakfast is good. You can choose between 2-3 choices (I think. can't remember well) wifi signal is covered. When we were there, we had to stay up late at night working(until like2am) The staff was very helpful. They helped us rearrange some chair for the space. There is a common space at 1st floor and mezzanine where you can work and relax. The room we stayed has bathroom inside with 2 beds. Lovely decorated. I've talked to the staffs. They said the owner of this place is an interior designer. We love it and we will definitely come back :)

Reviewed May 20, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Olivia from United States
Group
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Air Conditioning - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

We love this place!”

The staff are so nice and the hostel is so clean and cute. Must stay in Chiang Rai!

Reviewed April 06, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Chava from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Beautiful place to stay”

Decoration, breakfast and staff

We had a great stay in Happynest. The rooms are beautifully decorated, breakfast is really good and staff are friendly.

Reviewed May 20, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Adam from United States
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Happy Times”

Location, Cuteness, Staff

The aesthetics of the hostel made me pretty happy. It was cute and inspirational, with sort of a modern industrial loft feel. My room was huge, but the bed was really thin and I could feel the bed frame under me. The bed aside, I thought this was a great place. After walking all over the city I certainly didn't see another hotel that I liked more.

Reviewed October 07, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Wallapa from Thailand
Group
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

cozy and comfy Happynest in Chiangrai city.”

Such a cozy and relax nest to stay in Chiangrai city. White and wood interior hostel. Free breakfast to choose and will be freshly prepared for you in the morning. We stay in family private room. Value for money, lovely interior, helpful staff, facilities, and good locations. Wide room and clean enough. Value for money and very impressive. Will be back again. No elevator.

Reviewed January 27, 2017
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