Spicy Thai


Spicy Thai Backpackers hostel is our home and home base in Chiang Mai and is closed to the public to accommodate our group. Spicy Thai is located on a quiet street just outside of the old city, near the center of town. It is a five-minute walk from the best hospital in town and a short drive to great restaurants and markets all over town.

Spicy Thai has four dorms with eight beds each. Students will be assigned to dorms by gender. Each dorm is air-conditioned with its own bathroom.

Our summer programs have exclusive use of Spicy Thai when we're in town, making it our real home away from home. Students will have the use of a shared kitchen and dining room, where our breakfasts are prepared and eaten.


Spicy Thai also features a large open living room and a big den, where we have space to work and hang out. Cable TV and a large digital movie library are available, and there are two computers for student use as well as free wi-fi throughout the house.

The hostel is consistently ranked as one of the top two hostels in all of Asia. Besides a tranquil and safe environment, it provides air conditioning in the bedrooms, free Internet service, laundry service next door, and two vehicles to transport us to daily activities. There is a lovely yard where students can work out or hang out in the evenings.

The Spicy Thai full-time staff will be on hand to keep the facility clean and functioning properly. Because our program has exclusive use of the property during our program, we can ensure students’ comfort and safety. Twenty-four-hour CCTV coverage is part of our security system, and all full-time staff and faculty live in the hostel with students. The staff will stay in the house as well, so that they are available 24/7 in case of any problems.