Photo: Lakeside, Hoa Binh.


Hoa Binh

Hoa Binh isn't up to much accommodation-wise, but as long as you're not seeking five (or even three) star luxury you'll find a place for the night that fits the bill. If you're looking for something cheap then look down all the side streets off the main drag running through town.

Hoa Binh Guest House
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
Just out of town, lakeside, Hoa Binh

Despite our previous good impression of this well-situated hotel, they were full on our last visit so we were unable to re-visit the rooms. Situated on the edge of the lake looking up to the dam, this sizable guesthouse is just out of town. Follow the main road to the junction near the museum and turn right. This place has the best views in town and rooms remain reasonably priced. Rooms are large... Read our full review of Hoa Binh Guest House.

Dong Loi Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
46 Tran Hung Dao
T: (0218) 385 1969

If you're just looking for somewhere to rest your head for a night before jumping on the first bus out, then the Dong Loi might fit the bill, though better value options are available in town. Rooms are spacious, clean and bright with the usual amenities and basic shower bathrooms. There was a definite smell of insect spray on our visit — whether that suggests there's a problem or that... Read our full review of Dong Loi Hotel.

Hoang Lan Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
24 Chu Van An (turning off Cu Chinh Lan opposite the Da Giang Hotel)
T: (0218) 385 2474

Hoang Lan also has a building on Cu Chinh Lan and we were tempted to ask about rooms when we were waved at by the super-smiley elderly couple sat in reception. They showed us the guesthouse around the corner, which has a more peaceful location and, despite the uninspiring and messy reception, the bedrooms were a reasonable option for the budget-conscious traveller. Clean — if you can ignore... Read our full review of Hoang Lan Guesthouse.

Thap Vang Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
213 Cu Chinh Lanh, Hoa Binh
T: (0218) 325 5888

This pretty place is set in its own alleyway near the Hoa Binh bridge. The cheaper rooms are tiny, and for just 20,000 more you can have an extremely spacious and comfortable room — so be sure to ask if they have anything bigger if you're shown the small room first. Despite so-so bathrooms and no views, these larger rooms represent a very good value mid-range option for Hoa Binh, with... Read our full review of Thap Vang Hotel.

Hoa Binh Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
395/160 An Duong Vuong (road to Mai Chau)
T: (0218) 385 2051

This impressive stilt-house style outfit has ample accommodation on either side of the road, and offers massage, a sauna, bar and restaurant and 24 hour room service. The rooms have clean, homey interiors with attractive wooden panelling, desks, recessed ceilings and plenty of room to move around in but they're getting a bit tatty and the shower bathrooms are no better than the better options in... Read our full review of Hoa Binh Hotel.

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