Photo: Cows and small waves.

Where to stay in Ly Son Island

Ly Son

Within walking distance of the pier there are a number of local hotels, basic motels and homestays (a room for rent in people’s home). All cater to Vietnamese tourists and it is unlikely you will find someone who speaks English. Dai Duong Hotel and Central Ly Son Hotel, the two big hotels directly in front of the pier, are bland, impersonal, and not good value—it’s there if you want it but we suggest you try other places first. In quiet Thon Dong village, six kilometres from the pier, there are several good places to stay including our top pick, Phuoc Loc Guesthouse.

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Thon Dong village, east coast of the island
Under US$10
Phuoc Loc Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Thon Dong village, east coast of the island
T: (0168) 484 8858

Prettied up by pots of bushy flowers, a tree and powder blue paint, Phuoc Loc is just as good on the inside. Rooms are clean, comfortable and have what a backpacker needs. Phuoc Loc Guesthouse (Nha Nghi Phuoc Loc) is located in Thon Dong village at the eastern tip of the island, as far away as you can get from the bustle around the pier. It’s worth the six kilometre distance if you’re... Read our full review of Phuoc Loc Guesthouse.

Centre of south coast, Ly Son
US$20 to 50
Muong Thanh Holiday Ly Son Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
Centre of south coast, Ly Son
T: (055) 3867 333

Opened in early 2016, Muong Thanh Holiday Ly Son stands alone, sticking out like a sore thumb in the middle of the southern coast. The towering building, grandiose lobby and tempting swimming pool may come as a surprise to those unaccustomed to this Vietnamese hotel chain’s penchant for building flashy hotels in the darndest places. This hotel is the island’s only high-end option and is... Read our full review of Muong Thanh Holiday Ly Son Hotel.

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Cau Cang, Ly Son pier
Under US$10
Thuy Thach Motel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Cau Cang, Ly Son pier
T: (055) 386 7321

Thuy Thach is to the left as you walk down the pier from the boat and it’s an affordable motel-style option for those who simply want to throw down their pack and get going with island exploration. It’s more modest (in a good way) and better value than its neighbour Dai Duong and Central Ly Son, two tall, impersonal hotels that dominate the pier. The two-storey building has basic and... Read our full review of Thuy Thach Motel.

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