Hoang Vu Hotel is one of a few hotels in the same stretch that offer basic fan rooms for around the US$10 mark – and very little English.
Here, the cheaper rooms are a bit cramped and lack a window but are big enough for a night or two, and the larger rooms are decently sized with more natural light.. All contain mossie nets, TVs — which we doubt show anything but local stations — and tatty shower bathrooms with hot water and nice views from some of the balconies. This place is run by Sapa Green Tours, which is a good outfit to use if you plan to explore the sights nearby. Motorbikes are available for US$6 to 8 per day. If you can't get a room here, try Quynh Thanh, a few doors down.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 250,000 dong, high season 250,000 dong. Notes: 200,000 dong for a small room
Nga 5, West of the market, along the main road
T: (214) 388 0264
(0915) 491 106
(0912) 005 592
F: (214) 388 0893
Room rates: Under US$10