This refurbed old hotel in the heart of town now has a whopping 104 beds – and they regularly have to turn away travellers – such is their reputation as THE place to stay in Phong Nha. It’s a lively, social hive of activity, and it’s a one-stop shop for tours, organised shuttles, pub and entertainment. An intimate homestay experience this is not, though the excellent English speaking staff are well-trained and have an impressively positive, professional attitude.
The hostel, spread over two buildings, houses a series of four-bed backpacker dorms. The dorm rooms are well laid out, with large metal bunks and an ensuite shared hot water bathroom which means a respectable four-to-one ratio max. Each room comes with air-con, fan and direct access to a shared balcony that wraps around the building. You also get a big locker, towel if needed, and individual plug, mosquito net and reading light per bed.
Guests have access to a modest sized swimming pool at the foot of karst. Communal areas include the Jungle Bar which has a billiard table, outdoor patio and serves a mean burger, wood-fire pizza and happy Happy Hours. It’s a great place to meet other backpackers if you don’t get lost and drown in the crowd.
Easy Tiger Hostel is affiliated with several ventures including Phong Nha Farmstay
. Before you automatically head to Easy Tiger, you may want to consider some of the small family-owned homestays that will give you a more intimate experience with local flavour.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 160,000 dong, high season 160,000 dong. Notes: