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Qui Nhon

Accommodation in Qui Nhon is spread out all over the place. Barbara's remains the best backpacker bet, but there's a fine range of mid range and classier digs to choose from as well.

Barbara's Kiwi Connection
Backpacker - Under US$10
19 Xuan Dieu, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 892 921

Barbara's is the place to go, and most backpackers could do worse than just settle in here. You'll get an English-speaking staff, good food, meet everyone else who happens to be in town, and it's close to the beach. Also, the dorm beds are by far the cheapest sleeps in town. We sort of thought on our last visit, thought, that the 'antiquated charm' of the rooms had started to cross the line into... Read our full review of Barbara's Kiwi Connection.

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Hai Yen
Backpacker - Under US$10
104 Hai Ba Trung, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 822 480

The Hai Yen is in a good central location, and has spacious doubles that were impressively cool on a hot day. We found them clean, with big TVs, nicely-tiled and well-maintained bathrooms -- very much the place to stay if you want something nice but you aren't flush enough for the truly... Read our full review of Hai Yen.

HAGL Resort-Quynhon (Hoang An)
Midrange - US$20 to 50
01 Han Mac Tu St, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 747 100

The HAGL is a very acceptable, beach-side, mid-range option that makes a lot more sense than the Siagon-Quynhon if you're here for more than just the night. It has two swimming pools and it's on a nice patch of sand at the extreme southern end of the town beach. It's actually on An Vuong Duong St, but it takes it's street address from it's proximity to the tomb of the Vietnamese writer on the... Read our full review of HAGL Resort-Quynhon (Hoang An).

Hotel Au Co
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
8A-24 An Duong Vuong, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 747 699

You'll pay a little more to stay at the Au Co, but you'll definitely get something in return. It's in a beautifully-designed building across from the beach -- a little like three English country homes stacked one atop the other. And the interiors of the rooms are a real trip. They feature cement trees with fake leaves that are incorporated into the design, like a room in a theme park, with big,... Read our full review of Hotel Au Co.

Van Anh
Backpacker - Under US$10
55 Nguyen Thi Dinh
T: (056) 846 801

The only downside to the Van Anh is its location, about a kilometre from the beach and way at the southern edge of town -- though it's very convenient to the bus station on Tay Son. There's internet, food and cafes nearby, however, so it's not a bad place to camp out and has a lot to recommend it. It's run by a cute, cheerful staff of three-generations of petite Vietnamese women that keep the... Read our full review of Van Anh.

28 Nguyen Hue
Backpacker - Under US$10
28 Nguyen Hue, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 823 721

This place offers good access to the beach and looks a lot like a motel. There's a restaurant and such on site, and despite it's size, there are only 16 rooms available in the whole structure. We're not even sure what the rest of the place is up to. The decor of the rooms is pretty eclectic -- or 'thrown together' if you prefer that term --but we found the effect pleasing enough. All the rooms... Read our full review of 28 Nguyen Hue.

Huy Bao Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
285 Nguyen Hue, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 816 085

One reason to consider the Huy Bao is that it's on a section of Nguyen Hue that is full of local food stalls and easy access to internet places. The location is central, though some may find the neighbourhood a little too busy, and of course, there's the constant traffic to deal with. The building itself -- the sole place to stay in this neck of the woods -- is in a kind of art-deco design,... Read our full review of Huy Bao Hotel.

Saigon-Quynhon Hotel
Toprange - US$50 to 100
24 Nguyen Hue St, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 820 100

This is the local franchise of Vietnam's premier hotel chain, and like the others, it's almost the four-star outfit it claims to be. The main lobby is impressively large, with a huge, sweeping, spiral staircase and marble floors, but falls a bit short in terms of decor -- a couple of sofas, a couple of ferns, and a lot of dead space. The superiors and the deluxes are about what you'd expect --... Read our full review of Saigon-Quynhon Hotel.

Seagull Hotel
Toprange - US$50 to 100
489 An Duong Vuong St, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 846 473

Located across from the Vocational Training College and not far from the hills at the southern edge of town on An Duong Vuong, the Seagull is right on the water and has it's own patch of beach. There are two Seagulls, actually, the old and the new. The old one is a five-story three-star place that is getting decidedly smudgy. We couldn't get in to see the rooms -- they seem to do a good job of... Read our full review of Seagull Hotel.

Lan Anh
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
19 Xuan Dieu, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 893 109

This is the last place going north along the beach until the street turns into a place to dry fish. So, the location is not exactly central and we don't feel like the prices reflect the value of the rooms. The rooms are comfortable -- good bedding, armoires, all in a dark-wood theme. And the rooms all seem to have tubs. But we're still not sure why we'd pay a couple dollars more to stay here when... Read our full review of Lan Anh.

Likiki's Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
67 Chuong Duong, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 646 044

Because of the attractive exterior and the anglo-phone-friendly signage, we thought we'd give this place the once over, and we're glad we did -- so we can warn you. The rooms with attractive balconies at the front of the building are inhabited by the owners. The guest rooms are in the back -- dank cement rooms with no windows and incredibly uncomfortable beds. You can do a lot better than this... Read our full review of Likiki's Guesthouse.

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Midrange - US$20 to 50
08 Nguyen Hue St, Qui Nhon
T: (056) 892 401

This big, unattractive, tour group outfit is just north of Barbara's on Nguyen Hue, not far from the beach. It was probably the place to stay before the Saigon-Quynhon opened up, and with future development slated to occupy a An Vuong Duong St, closer to the beach, it's going to have to struggle to keep up. The lobby has the typical vacuous feel of a place that depends on people booking before... Read our full review of Quy Nhon Hotel.

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Outside Qui Nhon

Fifteen kilometres to the south of Qui Nhon, along Highway 1A is a new, high-end resort.

Life Wellness Resort Qui Nhon
Luxury - over US$100
Ghenh Rang, Bai Dai Beach (Highway 1A), 15km south of Qui Nhon
T: (056) 840 132

This is one of those places: if you're looking to stay here, you ain't lookin' it up on Travelfish! And you have no idea where Qui Nhon is and don't particularly care. You book it through your travel agent, someone picks you up at the airport, whisks you to your room, and there you 'make like a cauliflower' for as long as you can afford to. But if you're looking for someone to second the advice... Read our full review of Life Wellness Resort Qui Nhon.

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Where to next?

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

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