Excellent flashpacker pick
Located right on the main road Tran Hung Dao -- which unfortunately was undergoing a major, messy road widening when we visited in December 2015 -- Dong Xuan Hong is an excellent pick for flashpackers.
To get to the beach, simply walk across the road through Moon Resort and you’ll be deposited in the happening section of Long Beach. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.
This place may even stretch a flashpacker’s wallet and it is a bit pricey for a guesthouse but decent budget digs are hard to come by on Phu Quoc. With Dong Xuan Hong you get a clean room with windows, tile floor, solid wood furniture, WiFi, air-con, mini fridge, vanity and a bed with respectable linens, bedside electrical outlet and table. The wet-room style bathroom has hot water and looks well-maintained. The reception speaks some English and Dong Xuan Hong makes it easy for backpackers to throw down their pack and not worry about comfort, though early morning noise may be a bother until road construction is completed.
Address: 81 Tran Hung Dao, KP7, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
T: (077) 397 7879; (094) 984 6171;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º57'47.05" E, 10º12'22.01" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||500,000 dong||600,000 dong|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||600,000 dong||700,000 dong|
|Quad air-con private bathroom||700,000 dong||800,000 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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