The founders of Stamps Backpackers, Mike & Milky, are both extremely well-seasoned travelers and have built Stamps Backpackers around their collective travel experiences. Every aspect of Stamps Backpackers has been inspired by their most memorable stays from around the globe.
Both Mike & Milky have extensive knowledge of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Milky has a background as a tour guide throughout Thailand for over 5 years which has inspired her to put together the most amazing tour packages for making your stay in Chiang Mai memorable and fun-filled. Mike has been traveling around the globe and back and forth from Canada to Asia for ten years before settling in Chiang Mai so he understands the needs and expectations of travelers from around the world and will ensure that you are well taken care of. All Stamps Thai staff have studied English in university, which gives them the opportunity to share their first-hand knowledge of Chiang Mai and Thai culture and listen, commiserate (and understand) your daily travel stories! All the best and safe travels from the Stamps team!
At Stamps we understand the desire to travel as far and as long as possible. For this reason we pride ourselves in being able to offer the best overall experience in Chiang Mai at a reasonable price (to keep you on budget).
We offer travel packages that include accommodation and day trips & tour packages to give our guests the full experience without the worry – we take care of it for you! We also understand that tours and packages aren’t for everyone so we can help organize and coordinate the best low cost and free activities that inspire you throughout the area. We KNOW what is worth seeing in Chiang Mai and we KNOW the tourist traps to avoid!
We WILL help you make the most of your stay in Chiang Mai. At Stamps, we strive to create a feeling of community - our travelers may come solo but they leave with lifelong friends!
Stamps Backpackers is located in a prime location to make your stay easy and accessible! We are only 1 km away from Chiang Mai’s ancient city gate - Phae Gate. We are steps away from the old city and a 5 minute walk to all major bars and Chiang Mai nightlife.
We are surrounded by fabulous and cheap street food and vendors. Stamps Backpackers is just around the corner from the main road to access taxis and transport and easy drop off points to get back to us.
We are close to all major temples and attractions and have scooter and bike rental shops within walking distance.
Based on our travel experiences we understand the needs of hostel travelers and are proud to be the originator of the first Semi-Private dorm rooms in Chiang Mai. These unique rooms offer you the privacy and comfort of a private room with the social benefits of a dorm. Each room is complete with a western style bathroom & shower, big lockers and high speed internet! We also have Semi Private Bunkbed Dorm Rooms. Which offer more privacy than a conventional dorm room. Our Bunkbed Dorms include fans (to keep the cost down for the budget travelers) and are also equipped with western style bathrooms and shower, large lockers and free high speed wifi.
Our hostel is highly social with our friendly (and well-stocked) bar being the centre point of our common area. Our bar offers cheap drinks to keep you on budget!! We have daily contests, amazing Chiang Mai tour packages and a social board that we invite our travelers to write on to encourage new friendships or stories of their adventures in Chiang Mai. We arrange social activities nightly to bring our travel family together making lifelong friendships, new travel buddies or a new global drinking team.
We mix the best of all cultures. Our guests travel the globe and hail from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, United States, the UK and from all corners of the world. We make everyone welcome and cater to your travel style, whether you like it a little on the quieter side or like to party the night away. And a little advice from the staff - don't challenge those Canucks or Brits to a drinking challenge #justsayin.
"Amazing hostel. Chalk board to sign up for daily activities and always a fun event at night. Stayed for over two weeks!" ~Ariella
"Stamps Backpackers is the best place on earth! I can't
recommend it More Highly!"
"Great place for solo travelers, the staff was very successful in to creating a good social atmosphere. The semi private room has privacy within the budget." ~ Arthur
"You'll always find people down for a party on that hostel! But the owners, who are great people, make sure they respect the hostel life so no worries if you want just to rest in calm." ~ Jérôme
Known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is the largest and most historical city in Northern Thailand. That means that no matter what you're looking for during your time in Thailand, Chiang Mai has something to offer. Since the activities in Chiang Mai are endless, to simplify your planning, we've listed some of our favourite things to see and do below. Under the Tours & Excursions option, you'll find a selection of our most popular adventure tours including Elephant Park Tours and authentic experiences. We suggest booking these activities in advance as they tend to fill up quite quickly. Explore the activities below and decide what interests you which will be available upon booking your room. If you do not wish to book excursions at the moment, don't fret, we always have staff on-hand, ready to help you book your tours or excursions. Some of the other sights and activities don't require booking in advance and due to the social atmosphere of Stamps, there are always guests planning group outings.
"The best stories are found between the pages of your passport."
Tours & Excursions
"It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."
- Asian Proverb
History & Temples
"Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
- Ibn Battuta