An affordable mini-hotel
Just about every mid–sized Vietnamese city, including Hue, is dotted with mini–hotels like the somewhat oddly named Poetic Hue Hotel, but given the facilities and standards, rooms here do go for a song.
Tall and slender, sitting towards the end of a narrow, dead-end laneway running off of Vo Thi Sau, The Poetic Hue Hotel (also Hostel on some websites and business cards) offers spacious and well kept budget rooms in a location just a short walk from the centre of Hue’s tourist district.
Our room was well comfortable, with a small balcony which actually offered a decent view and ample people–watching opportunities, a large comfortable bed with real bedding, a stocked minibar, TV, coffee and tea making facilities, frosty air-con, WiFi, a usable desk and a clean, hot water bathroom. What more do you need?!
There is a cafe area on an upper floor which is primarily used for (an unexceptional) breakfast, though you could just as easily set yourself up for a sundowner in the afternoon when it catches the full brunt of Hue’s sinking sun. The lower floor has a pokey reception area, where the staffer was keen to suggest all manner of activities and tours to us—while we didn't feel overly pressured, some may.
This is a popular place among budget travellers wanting something just a step up from a hostel, and in that regard, the Poetic is a solid and very good value option. If you’d prefer to spend a little less, Amy 2 Hostel is spitting distance from here and struck us as an excellent choice for shoestring travellers.
Address: 24/26 Vo Thi Sau, Hue
T: (0234) 393 9099 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 107º35'47.6" E, 16º28'12.06" N
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$10||US$10|
|Superior double room|
Has a small balcony
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
Browse hotels on Agoda
Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda.
Our top 10 places to stay in and around Hue