is it safe/reliable to book hostels/hotels thru "hostelworld.com".
they recommended "orchid hotel" along chu van an(HUE) which cost abt SGD19/nite/pax. Need to be billed for 10% deposit in USD n additonal USD2 service charge.
tats is my 1st nite stop in vietnam n i wana secure a room.
so is the above a common web for online booking or any recommendation?
#1 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28
i used the hostelworld.com website to book a room in athens a few years back and had no problems. the hotel has our reservation on hand when we arrived and we were charged the room fee minus the 10% deposit.
you could always try to book directly with the hotel as well, if their website is set up to handle that.
setting off this friday, rather excited n looking forward to my 1st backpacking trip. Will fly to hue upon reachin hcmc n will go ard these area including short strip to danang n hoi an. then fly back to hcmc for last 2 days. Thanks again for your kind advise n will bring back my sweet experiences to share.
#4 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28
ya. by the way, any good recommendation on hostel/hotel at HUE. im looking at good scenery. accessible to eating places/cafe n bus station to danang for hoi an. is 'chu van an' or near perfume river a better area? tks.
'stay' in hoi an?
'stay in hcmc?
#5 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28
sorry wrong infor.
should be flying to danang from hcmc upon reaching in the morning. then take bus to hoi an n stay thr for abt 2 nights then back to hue n for 3 nights.
so any good recommendation in hoi an?
as well as:
'stay' in Hue?
'stay' in hcmc?
#6 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28
I would recommend the following hotels in HMC and Hoi An:
HMC - District 1 (Backpacker Area)
Kim Hotel (www.kimhotel.com)
A single room is from $12-16 per night and includes AC, TV, fridge, ensuite bathroom and free internet.
The owner "Kim" and her staff are very friendly. You can reserve a room by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Thien Thanh Hotel
A single room is $25 per night and includes AC, breakfast, wireless internet and swimming pool
You can book a room by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Both hotels have been recommended by other travellers on travelfish.
#7 ernieh has been a member since 21/3/2007. Posts: 49
The cheapest (and quietest) area can be located at a side street at 66 Le Loi - opposite the Century Riverside Hotel. Check out the Phuong Nha Guesthouse. Heard it was USD$3.50 (dorm) last week.
Nearer the centre, at 56 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street (NguyenTriPhuongHotel@yahoo.com) you can get a dorm bed for USD$4. This hotel is 4 years old and near all the Open Tour offices.
A-C, InterNet (free), laundry, etc. available.
#8 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349
tks alot guys!!!
im nw at saigon airport using free internet service sufing as im waiting for 4pm fligt to danang. will take bus to oian aftertat. opefully can find a place to stay at tat odd timing. wis me gd luck. tks....
#9 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28
Check out Phuoc An Hotel on Tran Cao Van Street in Hoi An. It's a newer hotel with rooms starting at $15 a night. It includes breakfast and internet. They even have a pool. A good place to chill on a hot day. A 5 minute walk to the city centre.
#10 ernieh has been a member since 21/3/2007. Posts: 49
thanks alot. im stayed in phuoc an river view hotel instead when in hoi an few days agos n its realy a lovely hotel with scenic view though it cost slightly more. but customer service is excellent. im now in hue n will leave for saigon few days later. Temperature is rather humid but friendly smile along d way cool it down. cheers....
#11 Bello has been a member since 16/5/2007. Posts: 28