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What's Up Chiang Mai

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room | Terrace/patio

Overview of What's Up Chiang Mai

What's Up Chiang Mai

2-star property
Hostel with outdoor pool, near Tha Phae Gate

9.6/10 Exceptional

5 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
151/1-151/2 Rachawong Road, Chang Moi,, Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50300

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Chang Moi
  • Tha Phae Gate - 11 min walk
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar - 11 min walk
  • Warorot Market - 2 min drive
  • Sunday Walking Street Market - 4 min drive
  • Chiang Mai University - 6 min drive
  • Central Festival Chiangmai - 11 min drive
  • Nimman Road - 7 min drive
  • Maejo University - 28 min drive
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Chiang Mai (CNX-Chiang Mai Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Chiang Mai Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Saraphi Station - 22 min drive
  • Lamphun Station - 26 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Hideout - 6 min walk
  • Libernard Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Thanyawintra Boutique & Spa - 6 min walk
  • Gigantea - 6 min walk
  • Chit Chai - 6 min walk

About this property

What's Up Chiang Mai

Located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the airport, What's Up Chiang Mai offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Tha Phae Gate and Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights. Fellow travellers like the pool and comfortable beds.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2018
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand) guidelines.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

What’s Up Chiang Mai Hostel
What’s Up Chiang Mai
What's Up Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
What's Up Chiang Mai Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
What's Up Chiang Mai Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chiang Mai

Frequently asked questions

Does What's Up Chiang Mai offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, What's Up Chiang Mai does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at What's Up Chiang Mai?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at What's Up Chiang Mai?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at What's Up Chiang Mai?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at What's Up Chiang Mai?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at What's Up Chiang Mai?
You can check in from 4 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at What's Up Chiang Mai and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near What's Up Chiang Mai?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Hideout (6-min walk), Libernard Cafe (6-min walk) and Thanyawintra Boutique & Spa (6-min walk).
Does What's Up Chiang Mai have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around What's Up Chiang Mai like?
What's Up Chiang Mai is a short 11-minute walk from Tha Phae Gate and 11 minutes' walk from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel in the world..(!!)
This is probably the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at globally. It is exceptional in every way. The design is fantastic, I really like the beds with curtains to provide a private space and the poured concrete sinks. The showers are grand. The balconies are fantastic. The cleanliness is next to no other. They make your bed every day and provide a fresh towel and bottle of water daily. The pool is absolutely wonderful, better than the hotel I stayed at in the area that was treble the price, with plenty of chairs around to soak up the sun. The area is nice, with two cute vintage shops next door and a cafe for your flat white in the morning. I basically feel as if the hostel was designed with a traveler such as myself in mind (mid to late 20s, design centred, vaguely hipster). The entire thing is fantastic and the icing on the cake is the staff who are absolute gems! They always were willing to chat and consistently greeted me with a giant warm smile. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Chiang Mai and cannot wait to be back.
joey, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very chilled and enjoyable stay
I really liked this hostel. The dorm beds are really comfortably spacious and private. There's a personal light, socket and free bottle of water as well as a curtain which blocked out most of the room light. The shower offered free shower gel and shampoo. It was clean! The pool is a decent size and had a number of beds around it. There's a restaurant 2 doors a long that served food you could eat by the pool. It was great to chill, relax and catch up on sleep.
Nicola, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hostel!!
The nicest hostel I have stayed in. The pool area and communal areas are so nice and never too crowded the beds are super comfy and have a curtain so you can make it private. Fresh towels bedding and water are brought every day and the staff are so helpful with any request!
Sophie Mae, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall, I very much enjoyed my stay here, and I was very impressed by the quality of this hostel. I'm glad that I found this place and I would certainly stay again if I ever had to. The bed was extremely comfortable, the curtains provided plenty of privacy, and the entire property is very clean and well-kempt. On the other hand, I felt that the room got warm at night, as if the AC had been turned down in the evenings, and the AC remote control was often missing from the room, so we couldn't control the temperature. Also, I was told that I could only use the pool between 7:30AM to 10:00PM, and I would've loved if it was open for longer hours. Finally, I love that the hostel provided herbal shampoo and body soap, but I wish they had provided some hand soap as well.
6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super tijd gehad!
Ik heb enorm genoten van mijn verblijf in dit hostel. Super service en alles is gewoon goed geregeld. Bedden slapen goed en voldoende privacy. Toiletten en douches zijn goed. Zwembad is ideaal in de warme tijd. Het personeel staat altijd voor je klaar. Al met al een dikke 10!
Peter, 2-night trip
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