Chiang Mai: A Little Bird Guesthouse
Address: 17 Soi 1 Rachawithi Sriphom Moang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200
Price: From $5/night or air-conditioned smaller rooms for a few more
Features: Dorms, free WIFI, hot water and cold beers, 24-hour reception and own lockers.
This is the place to meet and greet. Located in the city centre and close to everything you need, this colourful, cosy little backpackers offers the cheapest of trips for hiking and hill tribe visits. Grab an ice cold Chang from the fridge, prop yourself up on futon next to a Polish dude and listen to stories from all round the globe. Beds are bug free and bathrooms are reasonably clean; what more could you want?!