Review: PrilPai Guesthouse, Pai, Thailand – From $24 USD / Room

The sign on the road to Prilpai, Pai

Located on a beautiful little countryside road, about 2km outside of Pai centre, PrilPai Guesthouse is one for nature lovers and those looking for tranquillity during their stay in the increasingly popular northern town of Pai. The accommodation consists of fan cottages, or AC huts, all of which are very clean, comfortable and have fast WIFI, TV attached bathroom and private balcony.

What makes PrilPai Guesthouse in Pai Unique?

  1. Amazing Surrounding Countryside:

PrilPai is located on one of the most beautiful and peaceful roads in Pai. Turn left out of the guesthouse and you’ll soon be surrounded by bright green rice fields and forest-clad mountains dotted with bamboo huts. A little further up the road, you’ll come across a beautiful and picturesque Buddhist temple set against a backdrop of misty mountains. You can even hear the monks chanting from your balcony during the day.

2. Variety of Rooms

Whether you want to stay in one of the rustic wooden cottages (800 THB) or their more modern concrete rooms (1,300 THB) or you’re travelling with your family and need a big room (2000 THB), PrilPai has a variety of accommodation types to suit your needs, all located within a well-maintained and luscious garden.

The wooden cottages at PrilPai Guesthouse, Pai, Thailand.
The wooden cottages at PrilPai Guesthouse, Pai, Thailand.
The family room at PrilPai Guesthouse sleeps four.
The family room at PrilPai Guesthouse sleeps four.

3. Great Getaway for Digital Nomads

With fast WIFI and tea and coffee available all day long, PrilPai Guesthouse was, for us, an excellent place to get some work done whilst in Pai. With the massive digital nomad scene that has sprung up in Chiang Mai over the past 10 years, PrilPai is the perfect set up for a quiet weekend in the countryside and a spot of travel blogging or whatever your location independent business may be!

SEA Backpacker Team member getting some work done at PrilPai!
SEA Backpacker Team member getting some work done at PrilPai!

4. Incredible Low Season Discounts – 50% Off!

In the rainy season (monsoon season) which runs from June to September, there are some amazing discounts to be had on accommodation in Thailand. At PrilPai Guesthouse the friendly owner, Ice, offers a whopping 50% off all rooms, making the double or twin cottage just 400 THB!

5. Sabai Sabai

From the moment you wander into PrilPai Guesthouse, you can relax and chill out. The owner, Ice, who was born in Pai, can help you with scooter rental, information about the surrounding area, restaurant and bar recommendations and anything else you may need to enjoy your stay in Pai. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and served between 8am-10am every day, there are laundry facilities and you’ll get free water daily. Want to go trekking, cycling, visit the hot springs, waterfall? Everything is possible, but what’s clear is that nothing is forced upon you here at PrilPai. You are not just a tourist, you’re a respected guest.

  • Rooms from: 400 THB* (Low Season Price)
  • How to book: You can check rates, availability and book via our affiliate link on or Agoda.
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In return for reviewing this hotel, we received a free stay. The hotel was told in advance that they were not guaranteed a place on this ‘Best Hostels’ list, and the views expressed in this article are our own.

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