Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
While not having anywhere near the range of Sapa, some good value rooms are available, although do book ahead if you want to stay at Congfu or Sao Mai.
Best value in Bac Ha133 Ngoc Uyen, along the main road
T: (020) 388 0251; F: (020) 388 0642
Ngan Nga is dominated by acres of restaurant space which at lunchtime fills with hordes of tourists. Don't be put off though, if you bother to fight your way through the crowds and up the stairs the ... Read the full review of Ngan Nga Hotel.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
Work in progressBan Pho Village, Bac Ha
T: (01652) 943 227;
For an out of town experience, try Highlands Homestay. It's a homestay in the manufactured sense of the word -- a purpose-built stilt house next to the real house – and is still being finalised, ... Read the full review of Highlands Homestay.
Slightly overpriced but solid optionWest of the market, along the road to Can Cau
T: (020) 388 0254; F: (020) 388 0893
One of the newer hotels in town, Congfu is getting a bit worn but rooms are clean and light and there are market views from six of their 21 rooms. They all have double or twin beds, air-con, tubs in ... Read the full review of Congfu Hotel.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
Tour group centralWest of the market, along the main road, to the north
T: (020) 388 0288; F: (020) 378 0352
The large two-star Sao Mai is a popular tour-group choice. With one building done in a nod to stilt house style, it's really just a typical, L-shaped box around a courtyard, done up in a ... Read the full review of Sao Mai Hotel.USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
An average budget betNga 5, West of the market, along the main road
T: (020) 388 0264; F: (020) 388 0893
Hoang Vu Hotel is one of a few hotels in the same stretch that offer basic fan rooms for around the US$10 mark – and very little English. Here, the cheaper rooms are a bit cramped and lack a window ... Read the full review of Hoang Vu Hotel.
The real budget optionBac Ha 6 (Road to the market, south of the square)
T: (020) 880 371;
This is the cheapest option in Bac Ha and boy does it look it. The reception is full of clutter, dusty and dirty, and the rooms really aren't much better at all, with cobwebs on the walls, broken ... Read the full review of Tan Nguyet Guest House.
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