New budget hotel
Hung Vuong flies under the radar but it should get some attention.
Everything still sparkles at this new skinny local hotel. It’s located in a less busy neighbourhood, yet it is only 400 metres from the central victory monument roundabout and an easy walk to the market. It’s modern, shiny and clean, and the small rooms are decked out with air-con, WiFi, a fridge, flatscreen TV and a tiled wet room-style hot water bathroom. For your convenience, there’s also bedside plugs. It’s worth choosing a room at the front with a window. There’s no English spoken and they don’t have the helpful tourist facilities and motorbike rental like Ngoc Mai Hotel, but the new rooms and the price should fit the bill with flashpackers.
Address: 44 Hung Vuong, Buon Ma Thuot
T: (0500) 367 7877, (090) 577 2205;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º2'56.18" E, 12º40'48.09" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||250,000 dong||250,000 dong|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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