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Accommodation

Ha Tinh

For a provincial capital, Ha Tinh has a more than adequate range of hotels and guesthouses across most budgets to choose from.


15 Tran Phu Motel
Backpacker - Under US$10
15 Tran Phu, Ha Tinh
T: (039) 253 888

This sleepy place is tucked away in the back of the Hoang Long ticket office right smack in the central bus station. There's no restaurant and rooms are offered without any fanfare, but they're surprisingly clean and well-maintained -- bright, spacious and good value. The bus station also offers some restaurants and cafes, so if you're just waiting for a bus and you're feeling too lazy to move,... Read our full review of 15 Tran Phu Motel.

Hoang Ngan Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Ha Huy Tap, Ha Tinh
T: (039) 885 885

This hotel is housed in a stylish building with a turret tower on the top, complete with a spire. Too bad there's no room up there, as there'd be great views. The clean tile floors make it an odour-free alternative to the stinky Dia Bang Hotel across the street. Some of the rooms seem to be in need of a paint job and a dollop of plaster, but otherwise they are spacious and bright, with soft beds... Read our full review of Hoang Ngan Hotel.

Thuy Thien Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Khoi Pho 3 (off Highway 1), Ha Tinh
T: (039) 885 011

This accommodation is on offer at an 'ecological tourism area' called Bau Ra, just off a side road on the west side of Highway 1 as it passes through Ha Tinh, and just south of the Dai Bang Hotel. It's deserted in the off season, but fills up with tourists in the high season, when the central seafood restaurant also comes to life. It's on the edge of some rice fields, and in addition to rooms in... Read our full review of Thuy Thien Hotel.

Khach San Dai Bang
Backpacker - Under US$10
342 Ha Huy Tap, Ha Tinh
T: (039) 853 933

Not to be confused with the Dai Bang Hotel down the street, this place offers clean rooms with tile floors, cable TVs, air-con and hot water bathrooms. It's a good basic choice, but there's no reason not to head to the Hoang Ngan down the road rather than here. The name of the street seems to change block by block, but it's on the main road through town -- Highway 1 -- otherwise known as Tran... Read our full review of Khach San Dai Bang.

Dai Bang Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
106 Tran Phu, Ha Tinh
T: (039) 856 247

Not to be confused with Kach San Dai Bang down the street (which also means Dai Bang Hotel), this big green place has spacious rooms with smelly carpets. Some of the rooms have rice field views, and the lobby looks a lot like one big white-tile bathroom. Dubious cable TV is available, and some of the rooms come with tubs. It's on noisy, crowded, Tran Phu Street (Highway 1 as it passes through... Read our full review of Dai Bang Hotel.




Where to next?

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