Thien Phu Hostel is cheaper than big backpacker refuge Easy Tiger Hostel, which is just across the street.
It would be a way for travellers to stay close to the action (the action being Easy Tiger’s popular Jungle Bar) while saving a few dollars. The central location also means you are a hop to a number of restaurants and the boat landing.
Thien Phu Hostel had just recently opened when we visited in January 2016, which would explain the completely empty ground floor yet to be filled with anything. The dorms house two rather rickety looking metal bunks with four beds. The rooms are unfortunately windowless though the ensuite shared hot water bathroom was of course brand new when we saw it. Rooms come with air-con and WiFi. Add US$1 for breakfast. Thien Phu doesn’t have much charm but it is cheap. If you’re in need of charm and cheer, just hop across the road to the pub.
Address: Phong Nha (Son Trach), across the street from Easy Tiger Hostel
T: (096) 2660 515; (096) 3660 515;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º18'39.26" E, 17º36'35.82" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm air-con||88,000 dong||88,000 dong|
|Standard double room||308,000 dong||308,000 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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