JAO Hostel & Cafe
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JAO Hostel & Cafe

Thanon Chiang Mai-Lamphun, Chiang Mai Riverside, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50000
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    JAO Hostel & Cafe Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (72 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The location is great and walking distance to loads of resta..."

    Joy

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    January 2, 2019

    9.2
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Things you’ll love about JAO Hostel & Cafe

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
    See map
    Excellent location - 1.28 kilometers from city center
    Nearby
    Popular
  • TAT office170 m
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)190 m
  • Iron Bridge210 m
  • Chai Mongkol Temple220 m
  • Chiang Mai's Tourist Police250 m
  • Wat Chai Mong Khon260 m
  • Elephant Nature Park320 m
  • Alliance Française350 m
  • Fah Lanna Massage380 m
  • Art Deco400 m
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money8.5
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
    Distance to airport4.3 km

    Rooms available at JAO Hostel & Cafe

    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed & 1 single be...
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    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed & 1 single be...
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    ...
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about JAO Hostel & Cafe

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "It's completely comfortable to stay here, very lovely pretty place with all friendly and hospitable staffs."

      Kỳ V.

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      November 26, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "N the staff is provided us good service ."

      yeong

      |

      January 12, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Host was very warm, sincerely attentive to guests' needs and very helpful."

      Martina

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      July 19, 2018

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    More about JAO Hostel & Cafe

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Spent very comfortable 3 nights in female dorm."

    Martina

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    July 19, 2018

    An overview

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The owner is very nice and informative"

    Sheilla

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    January 7, 2019

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    Nearest essentials

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    What's nearby

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    Reviews of JAO Hostel & Cafe from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (72)Booking.com Reviews (23)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.1
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.5
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Hương from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Air Conditioner time limit”

    I traveled to Chiang Mai in April, which is the hottest month of the year. Everything was good, except for the air conditioner time limit. I could understand for the hostel owner about the electronic bill but I would rather pay more to stay in a cool room. I wasn't able to come to the room to take a nap because the room was super hot from 11 am to 4 pm. I had to go around and take a nap at a shopping mall or a coffee shop =.=" It was so crazy. So, I hope the hostel owner can improve this AC rule. To save money, he could turn the AC off at night from 7 pm to 9 am instead of from 11 am to 4 pm because this time is super hot and some guests want to take a nap at that time instead of going outside.

    Reviewed May 01, 2019

    We feel so sorry for hear that but we already informed you can use and stay in downstair cafe because we turn on AC for guest feel hot from weather. However we feel so happy that you found your money forgot in your shirt. Thank you for your review so much. We will improved and solved this problem immediately.

    Responded June 02, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natalia from Australia
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Best place ever ”

    The staff is amazing, very friendly. Very cute place and clean!

    Reviewed January 18, 2019

    Thank you Natalia. Have a Safe trip. We hope to see you again.

    Responded January 22, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sheilla from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Cheap, strategic location, informative owner”

    The location is near with iron bridge, chiang mai river, and old city you can walk from hostel.. cheap budget. The owner is very nice and informative

    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joy from United States
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Loved my stay here, the owner (Oh) and his family were very welcoming and lovely. ”

    The location is great and walking distance to loads of restaurants.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019

    Thank you so much for your comment Joy. See you next time. ^^

    Responded January 07, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    8.4
    Excellent
    Thanutcha from Thailand
    Couple
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent”

    Good service , near the train station and the market that can easily walk.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018

    Thank you Thanutcha. Have a Safe trip. We hope to see you again. ขอบคุณสำหรับรีวิวนะครับ ไว้มาเที่ยวกันใหม่นะครับ ^^

    Responded January 22, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kỳ from Vietnam
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Nice place to stay”

    It's completely comfortable to stay here, very lovely pretty place with all friendly and hospitable staffs.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018

    Thank you for your review and stayed with us. We hope to see you again.

    Responded January 22, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Martina from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Very nice hostel for light traveller”

    Location very good, near tourist area, easy to find, rather quiet environment. 7-11 nearby. Small place, rather old building, not very orderly nor sparkling clean, but has kinda homy feeling. Downstairs cafe&bar, upstairs the dorms and private room. Shared bathrooms. Spent very comfortable 3 nights in female dorm. Not much space, yet ideal for backpacker and light traveller. Good wifi, ac room during night, convenient sockets near each bed, hot shower, laundry by request (extra charge), excellent bicycle rent for free, motorcycle rent not free. Host was very warm, sincerely attentive to guests' needs and very helpful. Regret being too busy getting around so never had chance to try their menu. Love the creaking wood stairs and floor, the comfy mismatched home slippers, the funny bathroom lock. Thank you JAO, it has been very pleasant stay in Chiang Mai!

    Reviewed July 19, 2018

    Thank you for your review Martina. Your review is very very useful. We hope to see you again.

    Responded January 22, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nonchaya from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    ที่พักสะอาด สบาย พนักงานน่ารัก”

    พักห้องเดี่ยว ที่พักสบาย เตียงใหญ่กว่าที่คิด เจ้าของและพนักงานใจดีและน่ารักมาก ทำเลดี เดินไปเที่ยวหรือปั่นจักรยานก็ได้

    Reviewed June 04, 2018

    ขอบคุณสำหรับรีวิวมากเลยครับ ไว้แวะมาเที่ยวกันใหม่นะครับ

    Responded January 22, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    8.0
    Excellent
    shipin from China
    Solo traveler
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Very good”

    the owner is so nice,

    Reviewed January 24, 2018

    Thank you so much for your review.

    Responded February 04, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    8.4
    Excellent
    yeong from Malaysia
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Good ”

    I’m staying here for 4 nights . Yes the room the bed is comfortable . N the staff is provided us good service . Just have a lot mosquito at night time .

    Reviewed January 12, 2018

    Thank you for your review and inform me about the problem. We will solve and improve for better. Thanks again.

    Responded February 04, 2019
    JAO Hostel & Cafe
    8.4
    Excellent
    leow from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Great budget hostel”

    It has very good location and you can visit the nearby famous temples like Phra Singh,Wad Chedi Luang temple, in just 6-10 min motorbike ride, i managed to ride all the way to Sankampaeng hot spring which is about 35km away where all the local Thais like to hang around for picnic, this hostel is also located near to the Ping river where u can try your luck fishing which is about 1 minute ride away, they also serve very delicious American breakfast and iced latte which i ordered everyday during my stay there.... highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed December 19, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jalyssa from Canada
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

    Exceptional”

    We really enjoyed our stay at JAO hostel. Lovely, friendly, and very helpful people that run it. We were in the private room, so we can't speak to the dorm rooms. Would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed November 12, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thiri from Myanmar
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    My Thai Family ”

    Very kind & friendly family is running this Hostal.. (I stayed 2 days there) I will come back with my friends during April Holidays.

    Reviewed November 08, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Chenh from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Good”

    Location is ok. You can borrow a bike of hostel to travel around. Only 2 bathrooms. Few guests. Quiet place to stay. Friendly staff.

    Reviewed September 08, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Ariel from Israel
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Cute private room clean and spacious”

    Pro: We took the private room and it was very comfortable for the price we paid Con: The noise from the street and the distance to any attraction in Chiang Mai.

    Reviewed July 15, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    KIAT from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    Nice cafe.”

    Overall is ok. I like the cafe decoration and the atmosphere. I like the staff, they are friendly and helpful. The location is good, walking distance to night market, it's near to 7-eleven which is convenience for us. You may spend some times in Cafe.

    Reviewed May 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cherlene from United States
    Couple
    Private Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    Awesome Hostel”

    This is the first hostel I've stayed in and it was a great experience. We had the one bedroom with private bath. It was a less than a mile to walk to the Night Bazaar and all the local food and markets. It was clean, staff were super helpful, especially the young kid who checked us in (brother of the share holder) and let us use the phone to call local numbers. They even provided free bottled water in your room and towels too. Great experience!

    Reviewed February 15, 2017
    4.8
    Linda from Australia
    Solo traveler
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Satisfactory for one night”

    The Jao Hostel has a lovely cafe downstairs that is very expensive, so I didn't eat there. The bathroom for the hostel is the same one that the cafe patrons use and is down some steep stairs from the one dorm room available. The air conditioning saved the day however there was no provision of water or simple breakfast like many other hostels offer. For the price it was ok.

    Reviewed October 15, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Couple
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    worth for the money”

    the room is nice~

    Reviewed September 05, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Tomas
    Solo traveler
    8 Beds Dormitory for Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Dormí muy mal”

    El colchón de la cama estaba en muy malas condiciones

    Reviewed April 12, 2019

    Thank you for your review. We will improved and solved problem immediately.

    Responded June 02, 2019
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