115 Hai Phong, Da Nang T: (0933) 601 669
The Funtastic is the first and only international standard hostel in Da Nang.
Situated nearer the train and bus stations than the riverfont (it's a good 20-minute power walk away), it makes a funtastic place to stay for sociable young travellers who are keen to explore the nooks and crannies of the city – especially if you have a keen interest in cuisine. The funkily designed hostel comprises three dorms, one six-bed female-only one and two mixed (four and six beds), all with shared cubical shower rooms. The dorms are brightly painted, clean and come with under-bed storage lockers, plenty of sockets and reading lights. If you don't want to camp down with the masses they also have an ensuite double. The hostel is owned and managed by Summer, a well travelled Da Nang local and food blogger, who has cleverly integrated local street food into the experience by offering it for breakfast along with a free food map of the city. The atmosphere is fun, with a common room packed full of games and with a Playstation and wide screen TV. It's movie night every night and services include food tours and on-site cooking classes.
By Caroline Mills
Last updated on 15th July, 2014.