Welcome to The Islander

We bring island vibes to the heart of Chiang Mai

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About Us

Hello future Islander!

We are a 2 NIGHT minimum stay hostel!!

We are a SOCIAL HOSTEL that has different nightly events to be able to make people talk and interact with each other, most if not all of these events involve DRINKING, MUSIC and having FUN so PLEASE if you are not up for socializing book else where!!! I can not make that more clear!!!

The Islander is ran by myself (Alex) & my fiancé, Kate, with a small team around us to help with everything, reception we have Aummy and Taya, on the bar we have Ei. Chiang Mai is Kates home town & I've spent a lot of time here, so between the two of us we know a lot about the city and surrounding areas! Feel free to pick our brains about all the must-see places and the top eats!

Our aim is to create a family social hostel where you can come and feel at home straight away, with our friendly staff (English & Thai), bar and common areas where it is easy meet other travellers to talk about your days or to get the night started!

TOURS We are a fully licenced Tour Agent. So come and we can help to book your tour at any time, whether you want to go on the Elephant Sanctuary Experience, Zipline tour, Doi Inthanon Trekking, Thai Cooking School, Chiang Rai Temple tours, City Bike tours, Bus/minivan tickets to Pai / Islands, Slow Boat to Laos or Motorbike rent. Also even if you have not yet planned our staff have the best ideas to make your stay unforgettable. We offer Fast, Secure and Reliable booking so you don't have to worry about being scammed.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Islander family soon!

Why Stay With Us

In summary, this is why Islanders loved their stay.

Amazing Vibe

We are revered for the atmosphere in our hostel. Islanders describe us as inviting, open and outgoing.

Comfortable Stay

All our dorms and private rooms host clean and comfy beds, controllable air conditioning, strong WiFi, and ample space.

Great Location

Our hostel is very close to some of the best spots in Chiang Mai. The streetfood market is a 2 min walk away, and some of the best temples of Chiang Mai are within 10 mins!

Tours and Night Activities

We love to bring Islanders together! Every day we host evening activities to start your night together.


Get a better idea of the vibe of our hostel and all facilities by exploring the pictures below!

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Common Area

Where you will find us at the start of the night!


With all information you'll need for the day.


We love bringing you all together!

Deluxe Dorm

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Our bar

With delicious mojitos and cheap beers!

Daily nightly activities

We take you out to muay thai for example!

Standard Dorm

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Standard Double Bed Private

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Hostel hallway

Clean toilets and showers.


We are a fully licensed tour operator. As such, we can organize all mentioned tours for you.

Up for a day full of fun with Thailand's most majestic animals?

We organize full and half day tours to one of the elephant sanctuaries close to Chiang Mai. During your visit, you will do several activities with the elephants, like feeding the elephants and mud bathing with the elephants. Rest assured we only work together with ethical and sustainable eco-tourism sanctuaries.

Ain't no mountain high enough baby!

Visit the highest point in Thailand together with us. During the trek, you will walk the Kew Mae Pan Trail, making your way to the top. Your guide will also take you to the incredibly scenic pagodas, an authentic hilltribe market and two local Karen villages.

Want to take some of that Thai cooking magic back home?

We understand. Chiang Mai is the epicenter for the worldly renowned Northern-Thai cuisine. We offer two different options: a full-day and a half-day cooking school, depending on how much of that Thai magic you want to bring home. Khao soi, pad thai, panaeng curry, Thai spring rolls, yom tum: you'll give Gordon Ramsay a run for his money afterwards!

Go check out the best-known temple of Thailand!

During this full-day tour, you will visit three of the most well-known and beautiful temples in all of Thailand: the White Temple, Blue Temple and Black House.

Revel in the authenticity of Chiang Mai province!

The standard eco trek is a 3D/2N trek through the rugged wilds of Chiang Mai province. In this three day trek you will use bamboo raft to visit remote hilltribe villages (Karen), visit an elephant sanctuary to feed, bathe and play with the elephants, cook Thai food on a campfire underneath the stars, trek to the highest point in Thailand (Doi Inthanon), and visit some amazing waterfalls to cool down during the day. You'll hike around 2-6 hours per day, so you'll need a good physical condition for this trek!

Ready to tick the next country off your bucketlist?

Laos is called "the land of a million elephants". Apart from a million elephants (don't pin us on the exact number ;)), Laos is known for amazing scenery, ethnic villages and of course, most sacred of all, tubing in Vang Vieng. The most fun way to enter Laos is with the famous slow boat. In two days, you will cross the Thai-Laos border and sail the Mekong to Luang Prabang.

Want to explore more of Chiang Mai (or its surroundings) on your own?

Renting a scooter is the way to do it if you're looking for complete freedom. In our hostel, you can rent scooters in all price categories, depending on how quickly you want to eat the tarmac. When you rent a scooter from us, you can opt for either a cash or passport deposit.

When you feel confident on a bike, and want to explore an authentic part of Thailand that not much tourists visit; do the Mae Hong Son Loop. The loop is 600km long, taking you through beautiful, pristine mountain-swept roads in the neighbouring Mae Hong Son province. During your drive, you'll regularly see the scenery change. You'll also have the possibility to explore beautiful Thai villages like Ban Rak Thai and hilltribe (Karen) villages like Huai Suea Tao. The loop can be done in 4 days, but we advise you to make it a bit longer to enjoy this authentic part of Thailand!

Longest and Highest Zipline in Asia!

Kingkong smile zipline is located on the top of the mountains at Maetonluang village. You will be wheeeeeeeee'ing through the rainforest, a mountain valley and the jungle on a total of 16 different ziplines. Also, you will abseil from a mountain ridge, and test your fear of heights on both a glass bridge and a sky bridge. Perfect for thrill seekers!

The biggest natural water park in Thailand!

Remember the television program Total WipeOut? It's that but on steroids. The Grand Canyon Water Park hosts an inflatable water-based obstacle course over a kilometer long. Challenge your friends to find out who is the Thai WipeOut champion! Included in your ticket is also the use of a kayak at the canyon, the giant slider and the zip line! Let your inner ten-year-old out in a day of splashing fun at the water park!

Become an Islander!

Are you ready for the time of your life in authentic and historic Chiang Mai? Book now and become part of the Islander family!


Please send us a message if you have any questions or requests. We're always happy to help. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

47/5 Nantaram Road
Chiang Mai, 50100


+66 93 576 4959

+66 63 079 7265

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