Travelers are voting City Home Guest House as the best hostel near Chiang Rai. There are 2 hostels near Phayao a city just 49 km from Chiang Rai and 36 hostels near Lamphun which is 106 km distant. The most popular of these are Nature Lodge near Phayao and Spicythai Backpackers in Lamphun. You can find 60 hostels in Northern Thailand and 255 hostels in the country of Thailand. Our members favorite in Northern Thailand is Chiang Mai Backpackers and 48 Ville is the top pick in Thailand. Want more? Check out our map of hostels near Chiang Rai.