Bright and modern
Located just around the corner from Vesper Homestay and across the street from giant Sunshine Hotel, Volar Homestay offers modern digs at a flashpacker price.
Each of the seven rooms has some sort of balcony or terrace, laminate floors, a comfy bed with even comfier linens and a neutral decor of white, brown and beige. Bathrooms are swish by backpacker standards: contemporary fixtures, a separate shower stall with two types of shower heads. Bicycle, breakfast, air-con and WiFi are included. There’s also a communal rooftop terrace, though it is in definite need of some shade or greenery.
There’s no view of anything and it’s in a new development area, so there’s not much soul either, but for those looking for a clean, comfortable, modern room at a flashpacker price, Volar Homestay has seven of them. Keep in mind it’s about an eight-minute bike ride to town.
Address: 05 Phan Dinh Phung St, Hoi An
T: (235) 391 1711;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º19'48.2" E, 15º53'20.4" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||US$16||US$16|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||US$28||US$28|
|Quad air-con private bathroom||US$31||US$31|
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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