Being used to an escorted viewing of rooms, along with the statutory "Where you from?" we were surprised to be given the keys and let loose on the rooms here, but it made for a more relaxed look around and the friendly and helpful staff were chatty enough when we returned to reception.
While the cheaper doubles are reasonable value, it's worth spending a bit more for a superior double at the front: they're well decorated and spacious with big windows overlooking Hang Ga and even have a bath. There's a six-bed dorm too but be sure to book in advance as it gets full quickly. If you reserve ahead they'll pick you up for free from the bus or train station. Good choice. Breakfast included in rates.
By Sarah Turner
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.