Photo: Big skies around Pleiku.

Accommodation

Pleiku

Pleiku is sprawling and accommodation is dotted throughout the sprawl. Places to stay most centrally located are found around the intersection of Hung Vuong and Le Lai Street, but nothing in town is more than a one or two kilometre metered taxi ride away.


Elegant Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
64 Nguyen Tat Thanh St, Hoa Lu, Pleiku
T: (059) 371 7799

For a city with an abundance of boring accommodation, Elegant Hotel is indeed an elegant place by Pleiku standards. Opened in 2015, this hotel tries to be a cut above the rest and it is a more intimate alternative to HAGL Hotel Gia Lai – and half the price. The proprietress is friendly and speaks a little English, which sets the tone of the entire place. Rooms are on the small side but it’s... Read our full review of Elegant Hotel.

Hoang Ngoc
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
69 Tang Bat Ho St, Yen Do, Pleiku
T: (059) 382 1569

Opened in 2015, Hoang Ngoc’s bright white modern rooms and rate will appeal to flashpackers. We only hope the fresh shiny allure will last because the hotel is great for the price. You get a clean box with solid wood furniture including a desk and bedside table, a bed with decent linen and duvet cover, wall mounted flatscreen TV, WiFi, air-con and minibar. The bathrooms sparkle with white... Read our full review of Hoang Ngoc.

Vien Dong
Backpacker - Under US$10
68 Tang Bat Ho St, Yen Do, Pleiku
T: (059) 388 8369

If Hoang Ngoc sounds too flashy for you, then directly across the street is Vien Dong, a skinny hotel with a friendly guesthouse feel. No English spoken but a smiley family own the joint, which appears to be a relatively new building or at least well maintained, and the rooms are very tidy, comfortable and well-equipped with minifridge, kettle, wall mounted flatscreen TV, air-con and WiFi. Solid... Read our full review of Vien Dong.

Dang Xua Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
84 Hung Vuong St, Pleiku
T: (059) 382 4515

If price and location are your main criteria, Dang Xua is one of the better budget accommodation choices in Pleiku. It’s located beside Gialai Eco Tourist tour company, in the centre near the market. The backpacker basic rooms come with a few bits of furniture, a box TV and a large wet room bathroom with hot water. There’s also WiFi and air-con should you need it. It’s a forgettable place... Read our full review of Dang Xua Hotel.

Duc Long Gia Lai 1
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
95-97 Hai Ba Trung St, Dien Hong, Pleiku
T: (059) 387 6303

Being greeted by friendly English speaking staff here was a surprise and an even bigger surprise were Duc Long Gia Lai 1’s large, bright rooms that would please most backpackers. The tidy rooms have tile floors, flatscreen TV, air-con and fan, a vanity that doubles as a bedside table, solid wood furniture, WiFi and decent white linens including duvet covers. Most rooms we saw had a large window... Read our full review of Duc Long Gia Lai 1.

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Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
01 Phu Dong St, Pleiku
T: (059) 371 8450

Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel, also known as HAGL Hotel Gia Lai, is the most high-end option in Pleiku. Though this big and bland hotel is far from luxurious, it hits all the right notes for a city hotel in a far-flung destination and it has spacious rooms with a practical, functional design: bedside tables with lamps, a desk, flatscreen TV, minibar, kettle and a balcony with some chairs. The large... Read our full review of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel.

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Tre Xanh Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
18 Le Lai, Tay Son, Pleiku
T: (059) 371 5787

Tre Xanh is a big, busy hotel and the central location near the market is the primary selling point. The rooms are what you would expect for a hotel geared towards large volume and domestic tourists: bland rooms with generic motel room decor and equipment. You do get a flatscreen TV, luggage stand, desk, air-con, WiFi, kettle and a boring tiled bathroom with shower. It’s nowhere near as... Read our full review of Tre Xanh Hotel.

Nha Khach Cong Doan
Backpacker - Under US$10
09 Hai Ba Trung, Pleiku
T: (059) 382 4073

We really weren’t expecting much, if anything, from government owned Nha Khach Cong Doan, which translates to Cong Doan guesthouse. But in our quest to find budget digs for those travelling on the cheap, this one is a surprisingly okay option in a city with very few decent cheapies. Housed in an uninspiring 70s or 80s concrete building with an awkward layout (the reception is in a separate... Read our full review of Nha Khach Cong Doan.

Queen Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
63 Nguyen Tat Thanh St, Pleiku
T: (059) 382 9411, (059) 382 9412

Queen Hotel is an okay but pricey option for what you get. Unfortunately the rooms are windowless yet they have been jazzed up with dark wood furniture and a feature wall decorated in bold wallpaper. There’s a desk with a tea- and coffee-making kit, a flatscreen TV and fridge. Bathrooms have a hot water shower with shower curtain and a sink with granite countertop. Rooms have WiFi and... Read our full review of Queen Hotel.

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