located north of bangkok in a mountainous region, chiangmai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in thailand. with its cultural richness, dynamic night life and captivating natural scenic sights it attracts all kinds of tourists from all over the world.
this was my second time in chiangmai and it was as good as i remember it used to be. some things have changed though – for instance the number of ‘hip’ cafes and hotels like the one i’m about to mention. we stayed in oxotel, a 12 room hostel with a mix of dorms and private rooms all with shared bathroom, for the first two days of our trip.
this hostel only opened couple of months back and it’s everything you’d expect it to be: chic, comfortable and clean! the pillow was fluffy and the blanket oh so warm and soft. although it was my first time staying at a hostel i had no complaints. okay, maybe except for the long walk to the toilet multiple times a night.
when the promotion came up on airasia last february we three went ahead and bought the ticket to chiangmai on the spur of the moment not knowing that one would soon be relocated to singapore and another with a new job. but hey, we all made it at the end!
artisan cafe is part of the hostel open from 9am to 7pm.
i was legit surprised when i found out breakfast was included in the rate we paid which i think was less than 500 thb per bed per night!
nothing too fancy really but it was all we needed to kickstart the day.
if you’re looking for a budget accommodation without compromising comfort and cleanliness, oxotel is where you’ll get your best bang for the buck. see here for more info on the location.