Photo: Rural scenes, northwest Vietnam.


Yen Chau

Every year, precisely 2.43 Travelfish users spend the night in Yen Chau. If you are one of the two (and especially if you are one of the 0.43), please tell us about your stay, because you're our kinda traveller. No surprise: nothing fancy here, but cheap, decent sleeps are available. Bear in mind that the air-con is only switched on at night, from around 21:00.

Huong Duong
Backpacker - Under US$10
Tieu Khu 4 (Highway 6)
T: (022) 350 2519

A simple good value option with some of the cleanest rooms in NW Vietnam. Bedrooms are bright with air-con and TV, though no mossie nets, and the hotel has an overall pleasant feel to it. Reception staff was very friendly and welcoming and spoke a little English. It's about a 10 minute walk down from the main junction by the post office so if you're travelling by bus try to get them to drop you... Read our full review of Huong Duong.

Huong Sen
Backpacker - Under US$10
Tieu Khu 3 (Highway 6)
T: (022) 384 0646

This peach-coloured three story place offers rooms with high ceilings, broadcast TVs, comfy beds, mossy nets, air-con, and standard shower bathrooms with hot water. The room we saw was big on windows and thus light and airy. It's a friendly, family-run affair, and like many of the places in town, they don't get a lot of foreigners staying here, and they don't speak English. Definitely angle for a... Read our full review of Huong Sen.

Thuy Khiem
Backpacker - Under US$10
Tieu Khu 4 (Highway 6)
T: (022) 384 0406

Although most guesthouse owners live at the property, at Thuy Khiem is really feels like you're being shown to a room in their attic rather than a room in a guesthouse. The entrance is through a small shop and then it's up a couple of flights of grey concrete steps to the extremely small and dark room. The bathroom we saw was so small that you'd probably have to sit on the toilet in order to... Read our full review of Thuy Khiem.

Where to next?

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

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