Iris Hostel

129/1-2 MoonMuang Road, Sripoom, Muang, Chiangmai, 503000, Thailand, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300 - See map
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Iris Hostel

"Room was basic but clean, shared bathroom was always clean and staff really helpful ! Would defo recommend"

Emily - February 19, 2020

Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom Iris Hostel
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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Tha Phae Gate
Within 280 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Mr Mechanic 10 m
UN Irish Pub 10 m
Tiki Thai Arts 80 m
Manhattan Tailor Chiangmai 90 m
Dokkum Temple 90 m
North Wheels 120 m
Payon Dental Clinic 170 m
Yoy Pocket 180 m
Wat Dokkham Temple 180 m
Wat Chomphu 190 m
Nearby landmarks
Tha Phae Gate 280 m
Wat Chedi Luang 760 m
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 950 m
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 1.17 km
Wua Lai Walking Street 1.17 km
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 1.7 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 5.24 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 8.53 km
Chiang Mai Night Safari 9.73 km
Elephant Rescue Park 40.1 km
9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Chiang Mai

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money9.1
Distance to city center5.5 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Iris Hostel

1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 12 bunk beds
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 12 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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VIP Double Room
VIP Double Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Budget Double Room
Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Bed in Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Bed in Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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    Double room - Shared bath
    Double room - Shared bath
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      Frequently asked questions

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

      Check-in is from 09:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 hostel 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 Iris Hostel?

      Iris Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 19 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

      What is the smoking policy at Iris Hostel?

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

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      What people love about Iris Hostel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Staying at this hostel made my time in chaingmai very pleasant."

        Alvina

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        May 13, 2019

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Clean hostel and very well located in the old city."

        Maya

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        March 12, 2020

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Enjoyed our stay, really central to everything."

        Emily

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        February 19, 2020

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      Overall rating:
      9.0
      Excellent
      537 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      8.6
      Location
      9.3
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      What travelers say they love:
      The room and the shared bathroom were clean, staff was frien...
      Michaella from Bulgaria
      Couple
      More about Iris Hostel

      More about Iris Hostel

      Ideal for fun and relaxation, Iris Hostel is located in the Tha Phae area of Chiang Mai. Only 5.5km away, this 2.5-star property can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      The facilities and services provided by Iris Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, gift/souvenir shop, laundromat, postal service, taxi service.

      All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property'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 Iris Hostel.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      13 mentions
      Internet
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional

      "We took a private room for 2 nights and were happy with the ..."

      Michaella

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      February 18, 2020

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      Food and dining

      Nearby restaurants

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      Go Liang Boat Noodle
      120 m Thai
      Hear Tong Food Shop
      140 m Thai
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      200 m Thai
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      American cuisine
      Paradise Pizza
      60 m American, Italian, Pizza
      Duke's American Burgers
      120 m American
      Thaibiza Rocks Bar & Restaurant
      190 m American, British, European
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      The Swan Burmese Cuisine
      30 m Asian, Burmese, Thai
      Dara Vietnam Food
      60 m Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian
      Sakura
      110 m Asian, Japanese

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      Reviews of Iris Hostel from real guests

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      9.0
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      10
      Cleanliness8.9
      Facilities8.6
      Location9.3
      Service9.1
      Value for money9.1
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      9+ Exceptional (155)
      8-9 Excellent (45)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Esteban
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Totally recommend and would come back again.”

      This place was one of the best places I have stayed and would totally recommend to any travelers. Everything was within a 5 min walk from the main clubs to some really good food spots and even the main temple in old town. It has excellent wifi, a good hang out location on a balcony that overviews the main street. You can rarely hear the noise from the street and if you need to change money there is a exchange office right next door. I originally booked 1 night and extend my stay the entire 8 days I was in Chiang Mai. Plus the stuff are very friendly and helpful as they will help carry your luggage to your room. The best part is they even sell beer in the lobby downstairs. I had multiple friends i met come in to hangout and they said they would of book there if they knew how nice it was. If i could give it a higher rating I would. Thank you Iris Hostel.

      Reviewed July 17, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Amanda from United States
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Stylish digs, great locale, friendly staff”

      I really enjoyed my stay at Iris Hostel. The location was extremely easy for getting around the Old City. The only downside of the location is the street noises can be loud. I didn't have trouble sleeping through it, but it was noticable. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome and like we were at home. The rooms and bathrooms had a cool style, better than most hostels at this price. The beds were hard as rocks, but this seems to be a trend in Thailand. The bathrooms were useable, but the showers could have been cleaner. Thanks for a great stay!

      Reviewed August 09, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      James from Thailand
      Couple
      Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

      Excellent value stay in central Chiang Mai”

      Great stay at Iris Hostel. The hostel is centrally located in Chiang Mai, on the eastern edge of the Old City. It's a great location for getting about, with lots of amenities nearby. The only downside, which came hand-in-hand with the central location, was that our room seemed a little noisy at night. For a busy hostel, it was comparatively clean and well maintained and the staff were friendly and helpful. I'd definitely recommend to other budget travellers.

      Reviewed November 04, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Maristela from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      The best ever!!”

      Literally the best hostel I have stayed in Chiang Mai , location is great very close to everything literally !! The hostel was so clean from the toilets to the rooms as the staff were always cleaning. It feels Like an apartment the people around staying was also very nice People and respectfully. You have a space to relax outside your room it’s like a living room with tv and chairs. The toilets were literally the best and comes with hairdryers and shower gel. The reception staff was so lovely and she’s made our stay the best she’s also very funny. Also there’s another lady in the information area in the hostel where you can book activities and she will show you genuine prices both lovely ladies. Can’t wait to be back again when back in Chiang mai!!!

      Reviewed February 18, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Werner from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

      great place”

      I had a great stay at Iris Hostel. You are located at the edge of the old city centre, and can reach everything quickly. The hostel is very clean tired and simply nice. The staff can speak english and support where it can. The shower is a bit weak, however that is at many places. Aside from that, there is NOTHING to say bad about that place. Whenever i will come back to chiangmai, i will check in again at Iris Hostel !!

      Reviewed November 13, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jacob from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Exceptional”

      My stay at Iris hostel was great. The beds were very comfortable and AC was great. All of the facilities were very clean as well. Booking tours from the hostel was simple and cheap and the tours were awesome. I did a 2 day trek through the jungle with bamboo rafting and an elephant sanctuary for a killer price, well worth it. Viss at the front desk was AWESOME, super nice and helpful. Even helped me book my flights down to Koh Samui when my foreign credit didn’t work with the local airlines. He went above and beyond making my stay that more enjoyable.

      Reviewed December 06, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kalle from Sweden
      Couple
      Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

      A nice place in a nice area”

      The Iris hotel was really the greatest. The smiley staff was so friendly and so helpful. The room was nice, but all the sound from the street and from the apartment above came in. Otherwise, nothing wrong with the room or the hostel! And there is free clean water and they have a washing machine for a small price. It is near to a market that sells a lot of fruits, saggy pants and sarongs day in the same street is it a lot of lovely restaurants, many of them offer much vegan and vegetarian food.

      Reviewed January 18, 2020
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ben from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Clean, Good Location and Nice Staff”

      The place has everything a backpacker wants. Clean room, comfortable bed, enough toilets and shower rooms, good location within the old city area and food stalls just walking distance from the hostel. Lovely place to stay in Chiang Mai!

      Reviewed September 27, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Benjamin from Switzerland
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Very nice spacious and clean place! Main host is super nice! Little chic! ”

      Good place to be with big rooms and common area. Although the common area is without windows it's super loud being on the main big street right inside old city by the river. Didn't bother me while sleeping though. Cute place somehow. Chic pink towels and stylish bathroom. Very good cookies and tea for free. Nescoffee I don't support though. Don't worry Chiang Mai has amazing coffee places everywhere. Location is good besides the busy street. If you don't mind that, go for it!

      Reviewed July 23, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Melina
      Group
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

      I would stay a third time! ”

      We stayed two times (in total 5 nights) at Iris Hostel and it was amazing! The owner and staff is really friendly and helpful; comfy beds; balcony; locker; washing machine; useful facility; free shampoo, coffee, tee, water, jam, cookies; ... the bathroom and whole hostel was always clean! I really recommend this hostel! Thank you for hosting us! See you!

      Reviewed April 19, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Matthew from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

      Fantastic hostel, great location, excellent price”

      Iris hostel is an absolute gem - highly recommended! Rooms are good value, high quality, have comfy beds, good air conditioning, VIP room has a private bathroom and balcony. Staff were helpful and friendly, helped us book a Thai cooking class and transfer to Pai. Do not hesitate, book this hostel!

      Reviewed October 24, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      kym from Canada
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

      would come back any time ! ”

      The room we had was even bigger and better than the pictures. It is easy to find and it is easy to get around from this hostel. There is a washing machine available, a nice common room and we had our own balcony with our room. The owner is really sweet and helped us booked a scooter for our further travel and let us store some luggage until we come back a week later. The only con is that we never figured out how to get some hot water in our shower. (The weather is colder in january no need for a cold shower !) We liked it some much we already booked it for how next stay in Chiang mai !

      Reviewed January 19, 2020
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Maya from France
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
      Stayed 1 night in March 2020

      Very nice, clean and well located place”

      I had a very nice experience at Iris hostel. The staff was lovely and amazingly helpful. Clean hostel and very well located in the old city. I strongly recommend it.

      Reviewed March 12, 2020

      Dear Customer First of all we very appreciate and thank you so much for your stay with review for Iris Hostel we hope to see you again in the future Have a nice day

      Responded September 11, 2020
      Iris Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Toby from Canada
      Couple
      Double Private Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      Awesome place and super friendly staff!”

      Beeautiful rooms and facilities, everything looked brand new. Super friendly staff and were were also upgraded to room w/ private bathroom! Great central location close to good restaurants, cafes and markets. We stayed an extra night and will 100% return when back in Chiang Mai! Thanks again for a great stay!

      Reviewed October 05, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Kodchanipha from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

      Very nice location and clean room ”

      Iris hostel is very near Phapae Gate and easy to walk around old town of Chiangmai , near some food street shop and 7-eleven , very clean big room . Freindly staffs and value for backpaker, group of friends , couple and single

      Reviewed August 02, 2020

      Dear Customer First of all we very appreciate you so much and thank you very much for your recomend for Iris Hostel hope returning stay at here again in the future as well Have a good day

      Responded September 11, 2020
      Iris Hostel
      7.6
      Very good
      Joe from Australia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Inappropriate staff behaviour (harrassment)”

      One of the receptionist (gay) was a little too friendly towards male guests. We brushed it off as playfulness but there was always an uncomfortable feeling when around him. One night, this staff member got drunk and at midnight entered the dorm room, came up to my bed and asked me if was drunk. Needless to say I felt very shocked as my space, safety and security was compromised/threatened. I complained to the hostel manager the next morning who then confronted his staff member, of which he denied ever going into the dorm room. As I was checking out they said they will review security footage (cctv) to investigate further. I don't know what the outcome is, but they will find that he did enter the dorm room, confirming he is also a liar. When a guest pays for accommodation, they are not just paying for a bed/room, but also comfort, safety and security. When that is breached by staff, then trust is lost. No guest should have to feel unsafe/uncomfortable. I do hope they fire this creepy sleaze. It's obvious he uses his position in the hostel as his own personal Grindr. Apart from this incident I had no problems at this hostel. Such a shame that all the hard work by the owner and other staff has been riuned by this one staff member.

      Reviewed September 25, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Elena from Italy
      Group
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Amazing staff and position”

      The first amazing thing about Iris hostel is Jo,the lady at the reception. She is always attent to everyrhing,super nice and helpful. Than, rooms are big and bed comfortable. Clening ladies are constantly sweeping and mopping the floor. Position is great. Couldn t be any better

      Reviewed March 02, 2020

      Dear Customer First of all we very appreciate and thank you so much for your stay with review for Iris Hostel we hope to see you again in the future Have a nice day

      Responded September 11, 2020
      Iris Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      brittany
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Amazing Hostel in Chiang Mai city center”

      The dorm rooms were very clean and had AC almost so much that maybe it was a little cold, but perfect. Bathroom was a mixed one with stalls of showers and toilets, so clean and nice looking. Common area wasn’t under AC because you could sit have a free coffee looking out at the street. The staff was amazing gave us great tips when and where to go, they even let us store our bags there while we visited Pai for a couple days. This hostel was better then some of our hotels, I highly recommend it

      Reviewed May 13, 2019

      thanks for your compliment I hope we will meet you when you come back to Chiang Mai.

      Responded June 24, 2019
      Iris Hostel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Suriyan from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Male Only
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

      Sleeping in the heart of Chiangmai”

      Good location, in the area of old city, closed to all of interesting spots, easy to find for eating, drinking, there is a restaurant and bar on the ground floor that are able to order meals to eat in the room, big size of a private double room with bathroom and balcony, clean ,comfy bed, cool air-conditioned, no ice box and no TV, but it does not matter for a solo budget traveler, there are a big refrigerator at the hall way that is able to put our food and drink. there also have provided microwave and fridge at hostel lobby too, thank you so much for a service mind girl who help me at the desk upon arrival, appreciated for helping, and friendly Manager upon my departure, surely I will be back here again for my next Chiangmai trip.

      Reviewed October 06, 2020
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Andrea from Norway
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      Amazing hostel”

      Spacious, clean, friendly and social. Best hostel in Chiang Mai!

      Reviewed January 31, 2019
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