Cheapest dorm in Sapa
Next door to Thai Binh Hotel, on Ham Rong Street, Sapa Backpackers pitches itself as a community centre with rooms.
The community centre is primarily the small room on the ground floor that acts as an English-language school for kids, although the front terrace also appears to be a gathering point for local men. With no reception area it’s a case of wandering over and waiting for one of the crowd to jump up and offer assistance. This really is not a salubrious place but the dorm rooms are reasonable, with just four comfy-enough looking beds (two bunks) to a room and a tiny shared bathroom on each of the floors. Towels and toilet roll are on a help yourself basis – help yourself from the basket in the corridor. Private rooms are overpriced but at only US$3 a bed, the dorms are the cheapest we found in Sapa.
Address: 6 Ham Rong St, at the start of the steps, Sapa
Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm fan cooled||US$3||US$3|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||US$12||US$12|
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