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 Eco Resort Chiang Mai in Lamphun. You can find 60 hostels in Northern Thailand and 256 hostels in the country of Thailand. Our members favorite in Northern Thailand is Backpacker House and HI-Sukhumvit is the top pick in Thailand. Want more? Check out our map of hostels near Chiang Rai.