I’ve said it once, but I will say it again, Pai is definitely one of my favorite places in Northern Thailand. Whenever we get the chance to, we hop on a motorbike and drive up to Pai to enjoy the refreshing air and the chilled vibe that Pai is so well known for. So, given that we travel here quite a lot, here are just a few of our personal recommendations on where to stay in Pai.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Pai

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View from Darling’s Bungalows

Darling View Point Bungalow

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Room Type: Bungalows | Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Within walking distance to Pai town

Price Range: $5-14 a night

We stayed in Darling View Point Bungalow which is a bit further away from town but also a lot quieter. They have dorm rooms but also have private bungalows which overlook the rice fields. The amenities are very basic but it also has everything that you need. (Dorm bed start at $5 while privates for two are around $14)

To see an updated price list and read reviews, check:  Hostel World

Jungle Zone

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Room Type: Dorms | Bungalows

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5.9 km from Pai Night Market

Price Range: $7 a night

This lovely hostel is the epitome of chilled out! The Jungle Zone is surrounded by nature and it is the perfect place for travelers who want to enjoy some quiet time and meet some cool people.  At Jungle Zone you’ll find a restaurant, a garden, a bar and if you want to, the staff can even organize a BBQ gathering for you and your friends. The rooms are very basic but are clean and comfortable. It is located a bit far from the main town but if you are renting motorbike it isn’t a problem! (Room price start from $7)

To see an updated price list and read reviews, check:  Booking.com 

Baan Kati Sod

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Room Type: Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 km from Walking Street

Price Range: $11 a night for two people

We recently spent one night here as a quick stopover. The rooms were clean and quirky and was well run. Located a short drive away from town, this little hippie haven had small rooms and a large grassy common area. Bean bags, hammocks, and even a campfire can be found on the premises. While the rooms are pretty basic, the ambiance of the place makes up for it. Oh, they also serve free coffee and tea all day. Once a year, the hostel also throws its own chilled out music festival! Definitely worth checking out. (Prices start at $11 for a double room)

To see the price and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

Pai Circus Hostel

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Room Type: Double| Dorms | Single

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Within walking distance from town

Price Range: $5-20 a night for two people

If you’re looking for a unique experience, try staying in Pai Circus Hotel. This hostel is the perfect place to meet other travelers and backpackers. They constantly have bonfire nights, BBQ’s, treasure hunts, and other fun activities. The rooms are basic but the atmosphere and vibe is great! They also have a pool which is pretty awesome during the summer. They offer free pickups from the bus station if you reserve and call ahead.

To see the price and read reviews, check: Hostel World  | Agoda

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Pai

Pai Loess

Pai Loess Resort

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Room Type: Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Right across the bridge from Walking Street

Price Range: $34 a night for two people

Pai Loess Resort is a real gem! Located right across the river opposite the walking street, the rooms are clean, modern, and well kept. They have air-conditioned bungalows with balconies and hammocks which is pretty awesome for the price. Every time we head to Pai, this is our go to place!

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Soi One Boutique Bedrooms

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Room Type: Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Right by Walking Street

Price Range: $31 a night for two people

Soi One Boutique is strategically placed near the Pai Walking Street, the bus terminal, and the Night Market. So basically, you are right in the middle of all the action! The carefree and friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal place to stay, matched with the lovely well-decorated rooms which are extremely comfortable! For the price you are paying, this place is definitely a good bargain. Oh and while you’re there, you should definitely try the breakfast, we heard it’s the best one in Pai. (Room price start from $31)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

The Oia Pai Resort

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Room Type: Suites | Villas | Honeymoon Room

WI-FI: Yes

Near: A bit far from main town but hotel offers free shuttles to and from

Price Range: $67 a night for two people

This Mediterranean style resort is spacious and is immaculately decorated. The area is surrounded by a saltwater lake, where you can kayak around to get to the different areas within the resort compound. The Oia Pai Resort is a great place for travelers who want to spend time away from the city, lay back and enjoy the peaceful scenery. As for activities, you can ride a bicycle (it’s free), have a massage or read a book from the hotel’s library. Definitely one of the best places to stay in Pai! (Room price start from $67)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Montis Resort

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Room Type: Deluxe | Villas | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: A bit far from the main town but hotel offers free shuttles to and from

Price Range: $68 a night for two people

Between the high-speed internet, heated pool, and the luxurious rooms, this is one of the best places to stay in Pai. The resort itself has great facilities including a small fitness center for those that are interested in getting a workout during your holiday. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the town center which is a great plus! The rooms are so well decorated and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. (Prices start at $68 for a deluxe room for two with breakfast)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Pai

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Puri Pai Villas

Puri Pai Villas

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Room Type: Villas | Twin Rooms | One Bedroom Villa

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 10 minute ride from Walking Street

Price Range: $80 a night for two people

If you’re looking for a getaway, you’ve come to the right place. Puri Pai Villas boasts of the most amazing views overlooking Pai as you make use of their many luxurious amenities. The rooms are well decorated, the staff are pleasant, and the food in their restaurant is great. Even if you’re not staying here, consider checking out their bar, The Barn as the view from there is pretty incredible. We cannot recommend this place enough for those than are looking for a peaceful getaway to treat yourselves. (Prices start at $80 for a room for two with breakfast)

Read our Full Review of our Experience:  Puri Pai Villas: The Perfect Getaway

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Pai Island Resort

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Room Type: Villas

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute drive to Pai Airport

Price Range: $104 a night for two people

If you want an exotic getaway, Pai Island Resort is the right place for you. The rooms are well decorated and luxurious, giving out a relaxing feel as soon as you step in. Oh, did I mention that the rooms come with an outdoor bathtub? Just imagine having a cold drink while looking out to a tropical garden before you spend time in their jacuzzi. Sounds pretty perfect to me! The restaurant serves local dishes which you should definitely try while you are there. (Room price start from $104 with breakfast)

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Reverie Siam

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Room Type: Villas | Two Bedrooms | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute ride from Pai Walking Street

Price Range: $116 a night for two people

Not one but two outdoor pools are waiting for you at the 5-star hotel Reverie Siam. The traditional furniture, the location and the friendly service are some of the things that make Reverie Sam such an exceptional place to stay. From here you can organize trips to the Pai river, enjoy contemporary Thai cuisine and relax at the vintage-style rooms with comfortable beds. And the mountain view from the rooms are simply breathtaking. (Room price start from $116 for two with breakfast)

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

So whether you’re looking to stay somewhere on a budget or you’re looking to go all out and splurge, Pai has a lot to offer when it comes to accommodations! Hopefully, this article has helped you find a place to stay while you’re in Pai.


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