The best option in the area
The first foreign-run guesthouse in Phong Nha, Phong Nha Homestay is run by Aussie Ben and Vietnamese Bich, who have worked tirelessly to put Phong Nha Park on the tourist trail.
The farmstay, which is situated out of town on the edge of the national park, has gone through various changes of style, finally settling on the flashpacker crowd alongside a couple of spacious and beautifully kitted out family rooms. Rooms are furnished to a high standard with front-facing rooms offering the best views. Communal areas include a hammock strewn porch overlooking seriously spectacular scenery, a small swimming pool and an incredibly good restaurant offering a few exceptionally made Western comforts (the cottage pie...) with some great local specialities thrown in. Ben is a minefield of information on the area and is happy to supply guests with free map routes and honest information on the park's highlights, which is a huge plus, along with free bike hire.
By Caroline Mills
Last updated on 2nd January, 2014.