Hidden down the end of a tucked away alley though only a short walk from the riverfront area, Hien Guesthouse now has two properties, Hien Guesthouse and Hien 2 Guesthouse.
The former has rooms with share bathroom only, while the newer has rooms with private bathroom. Overall rooms are very clean and well looked after, but the pricier rooms do not represent great value. A few points clouded our stay here. The proprietor's husband, while a friendly and polite English-speaking man, went into an extremely hard sell on the floating market boat-trips before we had even got our bags to the room. Secondly, if you opt to stay in Hien 2, you need to lock a heavy shuttered door on leaving yourselves, and we were a bit surprised to find upon trying to get out the following morning a second padlock was on the door for which we had no key. While Hien isn't the only guesthouse that locks their guests in, it's a very poor and unsafe practice.
By Vinh Dao
Last updated on 23rd November, 2014.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 100,000 dong, high season 100,000 dong. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 120,000 dong, high season 120,000 dong. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 200,000 dong, high season 200,000 dong. Notes: