Photo: Late light, Rach Gia harbour.


Rach Gia

With most travellers using Rach Gia as a transit point, there are plenty of hotels but not many you’d really want to stay in. Rach Gia is sprawling and there are hotels dotted throughout but if you’ve got a boat to Phu Quoc to catch, it does make sense to stay close to the quay and we’ve included three good options. South of the quay, across the bridge and along the coast, some new large and modern offerings have appeared, including recommendable Hoa Binh Resort.

Hoa Binh Resort
Midrange - US$20 to 50
Lo A9 3-7 Co Bac St, Vinh Bao, Rach Gia
T: (077) 355 3355

With a great view to the bridge and sea, and guarded by a protective layer of palms and greenery, Hoa Binh is a small oasis. It may be too big for some (it also has a banquet/conference hall) but it is by far the most sophisticated, comfortable hotel in Rach Gia. Rooms are spic and span, polished and fresh. It’s a typical city hotel feel but it gets extra points for its more refined... Read our full review of Hoa Binh Resort.

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Palace Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
12, Slot 12, Duong 3/2, 16ha Hoa Bien Area, Rach Gia
T: (077) 386 6146

Palace Hotel is great for the price and flashpackers will be pleased with the spacious, clean, orderly rooms. It’s a 10 to 15-minute walk to the ferry quay. It’s also near the bridge so it’s easy for you to hop in a taxi and explore the other side of the city. Rooms are a step up from Kiet Hong Hotel. You get hotel style amenities such as desk, minibar, flatscreen TV, WiFi, air-con, kettle,... Read our full review of Palace Hotel.

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Kiet Hong Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
40 Nguyen Cong Tru, Vinh Thanh, Rach Gia
T: (077) 625 1252

Most travellers find themselves passing through Rach Gia, many to hop onto the boat to Phu Quoc. Kiet Hong Hotel is a conveniently located one-minute walk to the pier and they’ve gone out of their way to help guests get to most out of their short time in Rach Gia. All guests are given a folder with advice on what to see, do, directory of practical information and a list of restaurants, from... Read our full review of Kiet Hong Hotel.

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Lang Du Inn
Backpacker - Under US$10
36 Nguyen Cong Tru, Vinh Thanh, Rach Gia
T: (077) 863 672

If you’re backpacker looking for a place to stay at Rach Gia pier and Kiet Hong Hotel is over your budget, Lang Du Inn will do for a night and rooms here are priced according to the level of comfort you want, and that means paying extra for air-con or hot water. After checking out the row of not so great accommodation near the pier, Lang Du is one of the best of the lot and we also got a better... Read our full review of Lang Du Inn.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Rach Gia? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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