Wondering where to stay in Pai, Thailand? There are several hostels, guesthouses, hotels and airbnb’s that are all centrally located in the center or just outside of town in the surrounding area.
Most travelers rent a moped while they are here as one of the best things to do in Pai is explore the countryside via scooter. Staying outside of town will give you killer views and a short moped ride to get to central Pai. Decide if you want to be in the action, on walking street or don’t mind a 5- 10 minute moped ride to get to town.
Pai is a small hippy town in Northern Thailand on-the-beaten path as the town keeps gaining popularity as the years pass. There’s nothing too exotic to see here but travelers make there way to this small town for holistic therapies, to partake in outdoor activities and to be in nature.
Pai is one of the cheapest places to visit in Thailand and to find a room for $5 isn’t uncommon. I compiled a list of the best places to stay in Pai for all budgets.
If you’re traveling through Northern Thailand, check out these articles below for aid in planning your travels.
Where to Stay in Pai
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Best places to stay in pai on a budget
Pai Country Hut
Great location set amid the tropical landscape of Pai. The Pai Country Huts are perfect if you’re on a backpacking budget. Each bungalow comes with its own terrace and hammock perfect for a lazy or rainy afternoon. Also walking distance to the night market.
Chilling Hill Guesthouse
The Chilling Hill Guesthouse is a quaint spot especially if you are solo, enjoy your own space and are on a budget. Located on a hill offering picturesque view of the valley, hills and nature. It is about a 15 minute walk to town but most travelers rent mopeds so zipping to and from town is easy as there’s only one road!
The basic rooms are worth the price especially when breakfast is included. Splurge an extra $10 to get a room with a balcony where you can spend your afternoons taking in the views of the rice paddies from your hammock.
Another cheap place to stay in Pai is the Twin Hut. Every room has a balcony with a mountain view. Located just outside of town it is about a 10 minute walk to the main walking street. Quiet, cute, simple and relaxing.
Spicy Pai Backpackers
The Spicy Pai Backpackers hostel is yet another budget friendly spot. This hostel in Pai, Thailand is a great stay and easy place to meet fellow travelers. It has a collective atmosphere of relaxation and social vibes.
There is a shared kitchen on site and the hostel can help you book tours and onward travel. Located slightly outside of town, it’s about a ten minute walk where you can find several bars, restaurants, and shops.
best mid range places to stay in pai
Soi One Boutique Bedrooms
The Soi One Boutique Bedrooms are located in the heart of Pai town. I stayed here for a few nights during my time in Pai and LOVED the location. Each room is tastefully decorated and the boutique hotel is within 5 minutes of the Pai bus station, Pai walking street and the night market.
Splurge the extra 3 dollars for a room with a balcony (pictured above). It’s fun to people watch as they walk down the main drag.
The Quarter Pai
If you’re looking to splurge and still stick to your budget then you’ll love the Quarter Pai. The spacious rooms come with balconies and scenic mountain views. There’s a lovely swimming pool that is perfect to escape that hot summer heat. As with most of the hotels in Pai, its walking distance to town. A gem worth the stay.
Pura Vida Pai Resort
The Pura Vida Pai Resort is a garden oasis, boasting views of orange trees and landscaped greenery. All the Thai styled rooms have air-conditioning, a private balcony, fridge and bathroom.
The resort is 2.5 mi from the center of Pai and a 10-minute drive from Pai Airport. Come here to be at peace and relax in a nature sanctuary.
Pai Iyara Resort
Located about 10 minutes outside of the main drag is the Pai Iyara Resort. Each room has air conditioning and a balcony. If you’ve been following my blog you should know that I LOVE a good balcony! Here the balcony is a great place to view sunrise over the lush green grounds. The resort has 2 pools, a restaurant offering Thai dishes and even room service. A great place to stay in Pai, Thailand.
best places to stay in pai for luxury
Reverie Siam Resort
Experience World-class Service at Reverie Siam. This beautiful resort has 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant that is open all day serving Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. Enjoy nice wines and live music as you relax around the resort.
Each traditional Thai styled room comes with a private balcony, air conditioning and WiFi. Located on the back of Pai River, Reverie Siam is just a 5-minute ride to walking Street and is worth the splurge as its the best place to stay in Pai.
Pai Village Boutique Resort & Farm
Located along the banks of Pai River is where you’ll find the Pai Village Boutique Resort & Farm. Each wooden cottage comes with a private balcony and beautiful views of the mountain or garden. It is about a 10 minute walk from the bus station and 5 minute walk to the night market.
The Blue Ox restaurant on site offers an array of wines and tasty dishes. If you like animals make sure you visit the rabbit cafe that is across the street. A great find and place to stay in Pai, Thailand.
The Montis Resort is located within a green mountain range and offers a laidback holiday experience with this Pai accommodation. All the rooms have stylish designs, comfortable furnishings, patios and panoramic mountain views.
The resort is rustic yet luxurious complete with an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, and an archery range. There is a free shuttle service that will take you into town, although its only a 5-10 minute walk. A nicer place to stay in Pai.