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Top 10 hotels to stay for Oxalis’ customers

When you think of travelling to Phong Nha, you definitely want to spend your time in an accommodation that accentuates your overall travel experience by bringing you closer to the symphony of traditions, food, people and nature.

As you arrive in Phong Nha and look for a place to stay, you’ll be amazed to see the huge range of options to choose from. You can choose your accommodation to be a hostel where you can just kick back, or a homestay where you feel like part of a local family, or a hotel that treats you with the kind of luxury you need, or even a rustic resort accommodation which gives you the authentic Phong Nha travel experience.

Phong Nha travel is indeed special in this regard, as the accommodations here will make sure you have an experience so extraordinary that it makes you want to leave everything behind and spend the rest of your life here in the Adventure Capital of Asia. Below are our top 10 recommendation places to stay in Phong Nha & Dong Hoi that you might want to consider during your travel!

Please be aware that all suggested accommodations (except Oxalis Home & Chay Lap Farmstay) operate entirely independently of Oxalis Adventure. The honest information is given in good faith, and Oxalis Adventure accepts no responsibility for the service provided by any other company.

#1 Phong Nha Farmstay

The Phong Nha Farmstay is also a great choice for travellers looking to explore rural Vietnam. The accommodation is extraordinary and unique as it is based on the French Colonial style and is set in the idyllic surroundings of rice paddy fields on the edge of the famous Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

You’ll feel the vibes of the local village life and spend your evening checking out the sunset and chilling out in a hammock by the pool. The hotel has rooms overlooking the surrounding rice paddies, farmlands and mountains.

Booking inquiries: https://phong-nha-cave.com/
Overall quality: Excellent
Price: From about VND1,050,000 – VND2,500,000/night (from about USD46 – USD111/night)
(Note: A 50% season discount for all rooms are now applied at Phong Nha Farmstay until the end of March, 2019; contact Phong Nha Farmstay for details)

#2 Phong Nha Coco House

This homestay accommodation in Phong Nha opened recently, everything is quite brand new and you’d be happy to know that it is located on the riverside. 

The rooms, although not that spacious, are comfortable; you’ll also receive recommendations on which tours to do while in Phong Nha. This place is run by a family of three and they’ll make sure you have a nice stay.

Booking inquiries: https://www.facebook.com/Phong-Nha-CoCo-House-1783344828573627/
Overall quality: Above Average
Price:  From about VND500,000 – VND670,000/night (from about USD23 – USD30/night)

#3 Nguyen Shack – Phong Nha Eco Resort

The amazing Nguyen Shack – Phong Nha Eco Resort is located 3kms away from Phong Nha town in Cu Lac 2 village. It is a rustic lake resort. They offer rustic wooden bungalow accommodation and tiny houses at the end of a village road around a beautiful small lake surrounded by hills.

This Shack includes a large swimming pool built in a boat shape and a restaurant which offers a stunning view on the lake. It is a lovely place to relax after a busy day of cave exploration in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Due to the location of this accommodation, mosquitos may give you a really hard time. So, come prepared and be sure to ask for help.

Booking inquiries: http://www.nguyenshack.com/phongnha/
Overall quality: Great
Price: From about VND650,000 – VND1,150,000/night (from about USD29 – USD51/night)

#4 Carambola Bungalow 

This country villa is also considered to be one of the most valuable in Phong Nha. Located slightly away from the downtown, Carambola Bungalow offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi, private beach area, restaurant and a water park.

The rooms are well designed and comfortable. There is also a big terrace with a view of the mountain. Guests also get the opportunity to explore the surrounding area by bicycle.

Booking inquiries: https://www.carambolabungalow.com/en-gb
Overall quality: Great
Price:  From about VND500,000 – VND700,000/night (from about USD23 – USD32/night)

#5 Phong Nha Lake House Resort

The Phong Nha Lakehouse Resort has one of the best locations in the region and will leave you enchanted by the sheer natural beauty surrounding it.  It is situated along the gorgeous Dong Suon Lake, slightly away from the town.  The Phong Nha Lakehouse is a family friendly resort accommodation in Phong Nha and provides luxurious and affordable lake view villas and bungalows, should you wish to visit with your family or as a couple. The friendly staff and awesome facilities will also make your stay one to cherish. The food & beverage quality at the restaurant surely has a room for improvement, though.

Booking inquirieshttps://phongnhalakehouse.com/
Overall quality: Great
Price: From about VND280,000 – VND1,730,000/night (from about USD13 – USD77/night)

#6 Tuan’s Garden House

Tuan’s Garden House is a one of a kind homestay that offers pet-friendly accommodation in Phong Nha. With a sun terrace, this homestay offers a wonderful view of the mountain and the garden. It also has an on-site restaurant that allows you to enjoy BBQ. This place also offers rooms with a balcony with garden views; you’ll feel close to the nature at all times.

Guests can use free bicycles to explore the surrounding area at night as well. The staff here is extremely welcoming and helpful.

Booking inquirieshttps://phong-nha-tuan-garden-house.booked.net/
Overall quality: Excellent
Price: From about VND280,000 – VND1,060,000/night (from about USD13 – USD47/night

#7 Pomelo Homestay

Pomelo Homestay is located in the heart of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, very close to the Son River. The guests can discover and experience quite a few scenic spots around. The accommodation style is small houses hidden under the orchards, and the space is spread out with rice fields and the view to the mountains far away surely brings calm and light to the tourists.

The staff isn’t the best when it comes to speaking English, but it’s surely good enough to make sure you have a great stay.

Booking inquirieshttps://www.facebook.com/pomelohomestay/
Overall quality: Great
Price: From about VND520,000 – VND620,000/night (from about USD23 – USD28/night)

#8 Easy Tiger Hostel

When it comes to hostels in Phong Nha, Easy Tiger has retained the top spot for many years straight. Located in the town, this hostel provides comfortable dorm style accommodation, a swimming pool, a pool table, and great food & drinks at really affordable rates and not to forget, lots of memories.

You get to groove to the live music performances almost every night, while in the mornings you’ll get information about Phong Nha, places to visit and things to do. The staff at Easy Tiger is really friendly and can speak English really well.

Booking inquirieshttps://www.easytigerhostel.com/
Overall quality: Excellent
Price:  From about VND180,000/night (from about USD8/night)

#9 Gecko Hostel

The Gecko hostel is considered to be Phong Nha’s premiere hostel with the location in the center of the town. This hostel provides private rooms and dorm beds; the rooms, however, aren’t as big as you’d probably expect them to be. Gecko hostel even owns a bar which is open till late and quite a big food menu as well.

Along with information about Phong Nha, Gecko hostel also provides motorcycles and bicycles on rent; the staffs at Gecko hostel are quite friendly and speak English well enough so as not to cause any confusion.   

Booking inquiries: http://phongnhageckohostel.com/
Overall quality: Great
Price:  From about VND120,000 – VND500,000/night (from about USD6 – USD23/night)

#10 Adam & Eva Homestay (Dong Hoi City)

Adam & Eva Homestay is located in Dong Hoi City, about 45 km away from Phong Nha. The location of this homestay gives customers easy access to train station, airport & less than 10 minutes to Nhat Le Beach.

The homestay offers accommodation with free WiFi and free bikes, rooms are equipped with air conditioned, hot water with comfortable bedding and some of them own a balcony. Their restaurant will amaze you with the excellent choices of Western & Asian dishes. Adventure or Phong Nha National Park tours are available at the reception.

Overall quality: Great
Price:  From about VND280,000 – VND400,000/night (from about USD13 – USD18/night)