Great budget digs
Family Hotel has remained a good, reliable choice in Kon Tum for backpackers throughout the years.
The clean rooms are great for the price with tile floor, freshly painted walls, air-con, fan, WiFi, fridge, rattan chairs and big windows. Bathrooms are tiled affairs of a decent size and the mint green fixtures may not be the most stylish, but everything is functional and you get towels as well. In fact, everything about Family Hotel has been well maintained and it has been better looked after than neighbours Binh Minh and Tay Nguyen. The real surprise is the courtyard garden, which has a pond, fountain, footbridges and more gongs than you can bang a stick at. It’s easy walking distance to the centre and some English is spoken. Guests should like dogs as three small pooches reign over the lobby.
Address: 61 Tran Hung Dao St
T: (060) 865 748, (090) 865 1961;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º0'24.71" E, 14º20'59.66" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||220,000 dong||220,000 dong|
|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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