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Easy Tiger: Not just another hostel

If you’re looking for a great accommodation in Phong Nha, the Easy Tiger hostel here is unlike any other hostel you would’ve stayed at; it’s a special homely world in itself. Back in 2013, Easy Tiger became the first ever hostel accommodation to open in the Son Trach village. This made Easy Tiger hostel the pioneer of hostel style accommodation in the local area. This is surely one of the best hostels in Phong Nha.

Easy Tiger hostel offers plenty of rooms, with choices in dorms, a tour desk, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, ping pong table, pool table, hammock house and information area. This place is quite huge as a hostel, offering numerous spots to just plug in your headphones, lay back and relax or simply chill out with your friends.

Ideally located in downtown Phong Nha, Easy Tiger hostel aims to give travellers a sense of belongingness to this region of Vietnam, all while leaving them with uncountable memories during their stay at this wonderful hostel.

Accommodation at Easy Tiger Hostel

Comfortable dorm rooms

Easy Tiger hostel offers guests dorm style accommodation, with a choice between twenty one ‘4-bed dorms’, two ‘double bed dorms’ and two ‘6-bed dorms’. All these dorms are equipped with AC and have adjoined private bathrooms as well. All the beds are quite large and comfortable for a good night’s sleep, after a day of adventures in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Mosquito nets, individual reading lights, power sockets and warm blankets to feel cozy on the colder nights are also equipped on the beds. You’d be happy to know that you’d also be provided with lockers to store you valuables during your stay and receive a towel and a padlock as you check-in!

Booking and pricing

Easy Tiger hostel provides guests accommodation at a very reasonable price:

·     Single bed in 4 bed mixed dorm – VND 140,000 (USD 6.3)

·     Single bed in 6 bed mixed dorm – VND 140,000 (USD 6.3)

·     Double bed in double bed mixed dorm (max 4 people) – VND 280,000 (USD 12.5)

Making a booking at the Easy Tiger hostel is quite simple and convenient. Here are the ways to do it:

·     Email them to make a reservation – mail to: easytigerphongnha[email protected]

·     Book directly through their website

Offers

·     Several happy hours throughout the day

·     Easy Tiger hostel often has themes during the week and even during festivals with plenty of offers on food and drinks

Hostel features and facilities

 

Tour information talks

Easy Tiger hostel begins each day with a very detailed information talk at 9:00 AM for all the travelers staying there. During the information talk by one of Easy Tiger hostel’s managers, you’ll be told about all the tour options you can choose from and which ones would suit your itinerary best. The information talk usually ends with a Q&A session. You can even choose to make a tour booking directly through Easy Tiger hostel’s reception.

If you happen to miss Easy Tiger’s information talk in the morning, you can just walk up to the reception area of this hostel and ask for any information about Phong Nha that you’d require to plan your itinerary better.

Restaurant

Easy Tiger hostel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as their kitchen opens at 6:00 AM and remains open till 10:30 PM every day. On the food menu, you’d be happy to find a very wide range of dishes to choose from; the food is locally sourced and focuses on Western cuisines with a tinge of Vietnamese flavor!

Bar and other entertainment

Easy Tiger hostel has one of the coolest full service bars in Phong Nha. Draft beer, cocktails, mocktails and much more is served here. This hostel steals the show when it comes to entertainment in Phong Nha. Apart from great music always livening up the vibe, the hostel also has a house band that plays amazing live music 5-6 nights a week. You can also enjoy your time at the free pool tables and foosball tables or enjoy the live screening of a football match on a big screen. Overall, Easy Tiger is a very suitable spot to unwind, socialize, grab a bite, drink and just chill. All the bars in Phong Nha are very lively and will make sure you have a good time, but the Easy Tiger hostel’s bar has set the quality benchmark really high.

Swimming pool & mini gym

Easy Tiger has a lovely swimming pool for those lazy sunny days. While the water level is shallow, it’s perfectly deep enough for you to enjoy and relax. The swimming pool undergoes regular cleaning to maintain the hygiene during all times.

Next to the pool, there’s also a tiny area for you to get some exercise. Equipped with a bar for some calisthenics, a bench and some weights, you can surely get your morning exercise done here.

Hammock house

Right opposite the swimming pool, you’ll find a shack with plenty of hammocks hanging around. This is a part of the Easy Tiger hostel where you can lay back, read, take a nap or just hang out with your buddies.

Staffs at Easy Tiger

From the moment you enter Easy Tiger hostel, though your stay and till the time of your departure, you’ll be surrounded by really friendly and helpful staff. The staff here is quite diversified with a well balanced mix between local people from Phong Nha and foreign nationals of different countries. The staff is well trained in English communication, hospitality and the entire staff lives and works in complete harmony, despite varied backgrounds and cultures.

Why choose Easy Tiger hostel

If you’re looking for a wonderful accommodation in Phong Nha, at a very affordable price and one that has a vibrant ambience, Easy Tiger hostel is the place to be! This is not just another hostel. Everything they offer as a hostel accommodation is beyond amazing and the reasonable price tag surely is the icing on the cake. This hostel is not just a place to sleep, eat and drink; it will also bring you closer to the spirit of travelling and make you fall in love with Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

You can also check out the Top 10 Hotels to stay for Oxalis’ customers or 9 New Homestays in Phong Nha We Love, we’ve listed down the best recommendations to make your trip to Phong Nha an unforgettable one!

Oxalis Adventure Tours:

ONE DAY TOURS

If you are seeking a taste of the caves and really don’t have enough time then we recommend a one-day cave and jungle trek. We currently have three tour options for you to select, each with a slightly different style and suitability.

• Phong Nha National Park 1-DayOur family adventure in the Phong Nha offers a great taste of untouched jungle and impressive wild caves. It is the easiest level of adventure but there is still 5km of trekking and 2km of caving, and optional swimming during warmer weather into one cave. It’s suitable for kids from 12 and above with good fitness, and so this makes for a great day for everyone! It costs VND 1,650,000 per person (USD 72).

• Tu Lan Experience – 1 DayThis is one of our original one-day tours and still one of the best adventures in Vietnam. This one-day tour includes rock scrambling, 50m swimming through a wild river-cave, and up to 9 km of trekking through the lush jungles. You will also strap yourself in for a 15m decent down a ladder. It costs VND 1,800,000 (USD 78) per person.

• Hang Tien Discovery – 1 DayThis one-day tour is perfect for trekking enthusiasts eager to see the largest cave of Tu Lan but without time for the two-day experience. Hang Tien is a dry cave so no swimming required, but still includes up to 4km of trekking through mostly flat jungle and about 500m exploring this incredible cave that will no doubt impress with its grandeur. It costs VND 2,000,000 per person (USD 87).

TWO DAY TOURS

Our most popular cave adventures start from two-days providing an immersive jungle and caving adventure, each targeting a slightly different kind of adventure-seeker, or perfect for those who want to combine a couple of tours to see different caves and areas on one trip to Phong Nha.

• Tu Lan Cave Encounter – 2 DaysOur most popular tour exploring the famous jungle area of Tu Lan. On this overnight camping excursion, you will trek through a number of different dry caves, swim up to 500m through a couple of river caves, witness outstanding cascading waterfalls underground as featured in National Geographic, and spend the night at our jungle camp beside a gorgeous waterfall. It includes 12km of trekking and 3km of caving in total and is for those with good adventurous spirit. It costs VND 5,500,000 per person (USD 239).

• Hang En Cave Adventure – 2 DaysFor two days, this is our best-value-for-money tour that includes one of the most jaw-dropping natural landscapes you will see in this lifetime. This cave is considered the second largest cave in Vietnam and third largest in the World, and it also makes up one night of the original five-day Son Doong Cave Expedition being so close to the largest cave in the world. It includes visiting Ban Doong Ethnic Village, located in the jungle, and a magnificent campsite on a sandy beach inside the cave. It includes 22km of jungle trekking at times quite rocky, multiple knee-deep river crossings, and elevation change of 400m (the ‘hill’ you won’t forget), and 4km of caving. This is a level 3 adventure on a scale of 1 to 6. It costs VND 7,600,000 per person (USD 330).

• Hang Tien Endeavor – 2 DaysA two-day trek into the jungle to see the largest dry cave of the Tu Lan area, exploring 5.5km of this truly stunning cave, with a variety of karst formations. This 13km trek is suitable for those not too keen on cave swimming or a too many hills, but still up for an adventure. This is a level 4 adventure between 1 and 6, with 6 being the most challenging. It costs VND 6,500,000 per person (USD 283).

• Hang Va Expedition – 2 DaysA technically challenging, but equally rewarding two-day caving adventure in the heart of Phong Nha National Park. This tour takes you deep into the jungle to one of the most spectacular river-caves, with formations not seen anywhere else in the world! It involves rock scrambling, wading through an underground river, bouldering and rope-traversing within the cave, to reach the rarest tower cone formations. This involves quite a lot of technical work due to safety, but is not overly difficult, it includes 10km of trekking and 3 km of caving.  This is a level 4 adventure, with 6 being the highest. It costs VND 8,000,000 per person (USD 348).

THREE-DAY TOURS

Now, if you really want to increase the adventure and soak up the wild jungle of Vietnam, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the area, we highly recommend a three-day caving tour of our Tu Lan or Hang Tien.

• Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer – 3 DaysThis tour incorporates the very best of Tu Lan with two different jungle campsites besides stunning waterfalls, 3km of cave exploring through a number of caves, 1km of cave swimming and visiting some additional areas not included on our shorter experiences. Our three-day tour is very popular and tends to be booked out so get in quick to enjoy this thrilling jungle adventure. It includes 17 km of jungle trekking and with quite a bit of swimming you will need to have a good level of fitness. It is not for the faint-hearted, but still only considered level 3 adventure level compared to level 4 of the Hang Tien 3-day tour. It costs VND 8,000,000 per person (USD 348).

• Hang Tien Exploration – 3 DaysThis three-day tour stands out for combining a taste of Tu Lan with some river cave swimming, before crossing a mountain range to reach the valley for Hang Tien – the most astounding dry caves in the region, where you will enjoy trekking, bouldering over various rocky terrains to witnessing breathtaking patterned calcite walls & ceilings of Hang Tien. It’s challenging and definitely more suited to adventure enthusiasts who have trekking experience and prefer more challenging routes. It includes a total of 22km of trekking, 6.5 km of caving and an elevation change of 150m over one particular hillside. You will get wet, you will be challenged, but you will not be disappointed. Hang Tien is located adjacent to the Tu Lan area so you will enjoy the best of both worlds – a level 4 adventure out of 6 adventure levels. It costs VND 8,500,000 per person (USD 370).

FOUR & FIVE-DAY TOURS

For those looking for the ultimate adventure experience in Vietnam, and thriving for the real grand expedition of the world, you should opt for these 4-day journeys to explore the entire cave system of Tu Lan and the largest cave on Earth

• Tu Lan Expedition – 4 DaysYou will also explore all of the extraordinary caves in Tu Lan, including Kim Cave and Secret Cave that boasts phenomenal natural falls and karst formations inside these two unbelievable river caves. Complete a trek through Hang Tien Cave – famed for its vastness and magnificent formations. Our secluded jungle campsites are spectacular and mostly different from those visited on our shorter treks in the same region. This is a perfect alternative expedition for those who are unable to do Son Doong Expedition, still it’s challenging and not recommended for those without experience. It includes an additional night at Chay Lap Farmstay before the tour to ensure you are well rested and ready to depart early the following day. Level 5 on our 6 adventure levels. It includes 30km of jungle trekking, 5 km of caving, about 800m swimming through caves and one abseil in a cave in the pitch black – highly adventurous! It costs VND 15,000,000 per person (USD 652).

• Son Doong Expedition – 4 DaysBy now you would have seen some pictures of Son Doong Cave, and even they don’t do it justice. The record-breaking Son Doong Cave is hands-down one of the most stunning places on this planet Earth. The expedition is tough, but not too difficult so long as you have a strong resolve to achieve. It is surely one of the newest wonders of the world. Son Doong is not just another cave tour – it is life changing to say the least. It includes 25km of trekking, 9 km caving including rope climbs, and the 90m ascent of the Great Wall of Vietnam using a ladder, elevation change of 400m and many river crossings inside and outside the cave. Level 6 on our adventure levels. It costs VND 69,800,000 per person (USD 3000).

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