JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY
JOYSTAY

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9.2

Exceptional

113 reviews

113 reviews

Breakfast2
View1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Woodstock Beachcamp 330 m
Viewpoint and nice small beach 1.3 km
Động Minh Châu 1.8 km
Butterfly valley 2.2 km
Squanch Wall 2.3 km
Monkey Island 2.9 km
Countryside homestay viewpoint 3.1 km
Hospital Cave 3.4 km
Camp for money 3.5 km
Catba Island - Hai Phong 3.8 km
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JOYSTAY

Xuan Dam Village, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Xuan Dam Village part of Cat Ba Island, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff partially vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received part of their total vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bicycles

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Value for money9.2
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at JOYSTAY

1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 10 single beds and 2 bunk b...
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 super king bed
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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at JOYSTAY?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The homestay offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to JOYSTAY?

JOYSTAY is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the homestay know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at JOYSTAY also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the homestay. For those who wish to drive their own cars, JOYSTAY has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at JOYSTAY?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at JOYSTAY. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50000 VND if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the homestay.

What is the smoking policy at JOYSTAY?

JOYSTAY does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to JOYSTAY?

JOYSTAY is located in the Xuan Dam Village area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Woodstock Beachcamp.

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What people love about JOYSTAY

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Everything was good."

    JEONGJIN

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    September 6, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "A great place to decompress for a night."

    Jesse

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    August 11, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "We didn’t have time to eat breakfast, so they gave us Banh-my to take-out🥹 And thanks to the manager, we had great time in Cat Ba"

    Seojin

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    July 13, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 192 Cat Ba Island properties
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Service score
10/10
Cleanliness score
9.9/10
Value for money score
9.3/10
Couples review score
9.7/10
Better than
99
%
of Cat Ba Island properties
Better than
99
%
of Cat Ba Island properties
Better than
98
%
of Cat Ba Island properties
Better than
98
%
of Cat Ba Island properties
Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
113 reviews
Cleanliness
9.8
Facilities
9.1
Location
8.5
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More about JOYSTAY

More about JOYSTAY

JOYSTAY

At JOYSTAY, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the homestay keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Cat Ba Island is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the homestay.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the homestay's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the JOYSTAY. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the homestay. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at JOYSTAY are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the homestay, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at JOYSTAY are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Don't worry about being thirsty as bottled water is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the homestay you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at JOYSTAY begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the homestay assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at JOYSTAY. A beach that's accessible right from the homestay puts you close to the ocean during your stay.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 99% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Kids safety features

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Private entrance
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Buffet
Location
1 Village, Xuan Dam ward, Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city, Viet Nam, Xuan Dam Village, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, 180000
Excellent
Location

8.5

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).

Infant 1-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children from 2 years old to 11 years old: stay for free if using existing beds.

    Children from 12 years old and above are considered as adults.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50000 VND

The property

  • Number of rooms 7

Reviews of JOYSTAY from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.3
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.8
Facilities9.1
Location8.5
Service10.0
Value for money9.2
High score for Cat Ba Island
Rating
9+ Exceptional (8)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (6)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (1)
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10.0
Exceptional
JEONGJIN from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in August 2022

COZY AND NICE”

The place I would like to stay longer. Everything was good. I was worried because it was bit far from downtown Cat Ba, but next time I go to Cat Ba Island, I will stay here again. The staffs were very kind and nice. He explained about staying well and even suggested some services that were for me. In particular, the one-day tour he suggested was absolutely perfect. You can rent a motorbike, it's cheap and it doesn't take long to get to the town. The room was so cozy and comfortable. Simple meals made right in the kitchen were also very good. During our 3 days and 2 nights stay, we were absorbed in the atmosphere of this place, so drank over 20 cans of beer. Miss that place.

Reviewed September 07, 2022

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Thanks for the positive review./.

Responded September 08, 2022
JOYSTAY
7.2
Very good
Jesse from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in August 2022

Quiet and simple, good for 1-2 nights”

I was disappointed that this was far from any of the nice beaches. The room was spartan but lovely. The view from bed was amazixng. A great place to decompress for a night. Owner taught me how to ride motorbike, which I used to tour the island. Breakfast was great!

Reviewed August 11, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Seojin from Vietnam
Group
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Great”

It was soo great! Manager was great too. We didn’t have time to eat breakfast, so they gave us Banh-my to take-out🥹 And thanks to the manager, we had great time in Cat Ba

Reviewed July 13, 2022

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Thanks for the positive review./.

Responded July 16, 2022
JOYSTAY
8.8
Excellent
sung from Philippines
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Decent but not as peaceful as I expected”

We chose this place away from town for peace and quiet. However, it wasn’t as peaceful as I imagined due to the surroundings. Not the fault of the hotel but of the neighbors. 1) neighbor roosters 2) on sat night, there was loud music coming from somewhere in the neighborhood. I thought this was a residential neighborhood so not sure where the music was coming from but I could still hear it with ear plugs in when trying to go to sleep at 10pm. As far as the hotel itself it was mostly good but a few areas it could improve on. The good 1) the huts were in good shape with good AC and strong wifi (60 mbps). 2) the guy running the place (minh?) was helpful even though his English could use a little improvement 3) we needed a ride to the ferry port to take the ferry to Tuan chuan to catch our halong cruise. The hotel manager called a taxi and they wanted 400k. Instead, he agreed to drive us in his own car for 300k for about a 25 minute drive which seemed reasonable. Areas of improvement 1) we rented a scooter and it was old (85,000km). It did the job, just barely. We had trouble getting up hills and it really burned up gas. Only got about 70km on a full tank (filled it up with 3.5L). 2) the food in restaurant left a lot to be desired. If you wanted to order noodles, it was ramen. We ordered fried rice and it wasn’t great. The rice was old and stuck together, like when you get rice from the bottom of the rice cooker after it’s been sitting out for a while. After that we our meals in town, much better food for lower price (at Yummy 1 and 2). The included breakfast was standard cut sufficient. Overall, would I stay here again? Probably, but I would look at other options also.

Reviewed June 26, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Anke from Vietnam
Family with young children
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

quiet place, great staff”

The staff was super friendly and spoke good English. They organized trips to the caves and boat tour for us. Unfortunately the nearby beach is not very clean.

Reviewed May 04, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Karen from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Charming Bungalow!”

Such a thought fully designed little bungalow. It has a rustic feel, but with all the comforts. Bed is like a futon, a bit hard, but I slept well on it! Loved the big open window and the peaceful setting. Host was most welcoming, and breakfast was delicious!

Reviewed March 05, 2020

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thank for the positive review

Responded March 05, 2020
JOYSTAY
10.0
Exceptional
Yan from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Very good staff and amazing place”

Thank you guy !!

Reviewed February 10, 2020

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thanks for the possitive review.

Responded February 12, 2020
JOYSTAY
9.6
Exceptional
Teddy from France
Family with teens
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in July 2022

Très sympa”

Guesthouse très agréable un peu à l’écart de l’agitation du centre ville. Le propriétaire et sa familles sont adorables. Je vous recommande !

Reviewed July 16, 2022

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Translation into English: Very pleasant guesthouse a little away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The owner and his family are lovely. I recommend you! Thanks for the positive review./.

Responded July 16, 2022
JOYSTAY
9.6
Exceptional
Michelle from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in September 2022

Schönes kleines Häuschen”

Die Gastgeber sind sehr bemüht, alles für einen möglich zu machen. Man hat sogar den Busfahrer angerufen, um zu fragen, ob man am Hostel abgeholt werden kann. Man kann auch vor Ort direkt einek Roller mieten für umgerechnet knapp 4€ pro Tag, sodass man flexibel nach Cat Ba Town fahren kann. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und alles war tip top!

Reviewed September 17, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sonia from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in September 2022

Kleine Oase, Ruhe, Service”

Sehr nettes Personal, hervorragendes Essen, tolle Bungalows

Reviewed September 28, 2022

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Thanks for the positive review./.

Responded September 28, 2022
JOYSTAY
10.0
Exceptional
Phạm from Vietnam
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Trải nghiệm tuyệt vời ”

Highly recommend ở joystay ạ . Anh chủ rất dễ thương và tiếp đãi nhiệt tình chu đáo , phòng sạch sẽ , ấm cúng và đẹp lắm ạ . Nếu homestay có thêm chút nhạc thì chill lun nhưng như bây giờ là rất ổn r ạ .

Reviewed July 29, 2022

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