a person riding a boat on a river, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
Superior Triple Room, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
a person on a boat on a river near a body of water, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
a herd of animals walking down a dirt road, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
a bathroom with a toilet, sink, and mirror, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
a bathroom with a toilet a sink and a shower, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình
a patio area with a patio table and chairs, Tam Coc Smile Homestay in Ninh Bình

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9.5

Exceptional

143 reviews

143 reviews

Breakfast10
Housekeeping5
Children's activities1
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Tam Coc

290 m

Closest landmarks
Thûoc Tân Duoc Pharmacy

240 m

Quây thuôc minh ngoc

290 m

view point-mountains, river

1.1 km

Thai Vi Temple

1.3 km

Tam Coc Cave

1.6 km

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Tam Coc Smile Homestay

Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves, Ninh Bình, Vietnam - See map

Conveniently situated in the Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves part of Ninh Bình, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Important announcement -- "Please inform Tam Coc Smile Homestay in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Managed by a private host"

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Spa

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Value for money9.5
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportTho Xuan Airport (THD)
Distance to airport60.3 km

Rooms available at Tam Coc Smile Homestay

Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Shared Toilet
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Family Room
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    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Room
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      Double Bed room
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        Double or Twin Room with Shared Toilet
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          Family Room (No Window)
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            Double Bed Room (No Window)
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Tam Coc Smile Homestay?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. 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 Tam Coc Smile Homestay?

              Tam Coc Smile Homestay 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 Tam Coc Smile Homestay 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, Tam Coc Smile Homestay has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ninh Bình with private transportation, the homestay can arrange car rental for you.

              What is the smoking policy at Tam Coc Smile Homestay?

              Tam Coc Smile Homestay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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              What people love about Tam Coc Smile Homestay

              • 9.2

                Exceptional
                Location

                "Near to restaurants and tourist attractions."

                Kanthi

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                August 23, 2022

              • 9.6

                Exceptional

                "I totally recommend this homestay :)"

                Alexandre

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                June 7, 2019

              • 8.8

                Excellent

                "Really good for two days stay."

                Jonas

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                April 12, 2019

              Overall rating:

              9.5

              Exceptional
              143 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.7
              Facilities
              9.4
              Location
              9.6
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              More about Tam Coc Smile Homestay

              More about Tam Coc Smile Homestay

              Located 26 km from Bai Dinh Temple, Tam Coc Smile Homestay offers a restaurant, a shared lounge and air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. There is a private bathroom with bidet in some units, along with slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the homestay. Guests at Tam Coc Smile Homestay can enjoy cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden. Phat Diem Cathedral is 34 km from the accommodation, while Thung Nham Bird Park Ecotourism is 7 km away.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Exceptional
              Facilities

              9.4

              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast

              14 mentions

              Housekeeping

              2 mentions

              Food & Dining

              1 mention

              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
              • Hiking
              • Karaoke
              • Massage
              • On-site entertainment
              • Spa
              • Ticket services
              • Tours

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Anti-viral cleaning products
              • Breakfast in room
              • Breakfast takeaway service
              • Cashless payment service
              • Free face masks
              • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Individually-wrapped food options
              • Room sanitization opt-out available
              • Rooms sanitized between stays
              • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
              • Staff trained in safety protocol

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Alternative meal arrangement
              • BBQ facilities
              • Coffee shop
              • Restaurants
              • Room service

              Services and conveniences

              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Concierge
              • Currency exchange
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Dry cleaning
              • Food delivery
              • Grooming service
              • Invoice provided
              • Ironing service
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Family room
              • Kids meal
              • Kids safety features

              Access

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

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer
              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Rental car
              • Shuttle service
              • Valet parking
              Food and dining
              Restaurants on site

              tam coc smile restaurant

              • Cuisine: Asian, Local, Vietnamese
              • Menu: Buffet
              Location
              Van Lam, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves, Ninh Bình, Vietnam
              Exceptional
              Location

              9.6

              Airports

              • Tho Xuan Airport (THD)
                60.3 km
              • Gia Lam Airport (NULL)
                91.9 km

              Public transportation

              • Ninh Binh Train Station
                4.8 km

              Hospital or clinic

              • Thûoc Tân Duoc Pharmacy
                240 m
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

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

              All children are welcome.

              Children 0-5 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              House rules

              INTERNET WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. PARKING Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). PETS Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges. CHILDREN AND EXTRA BED POLICY Children of any age are allowed. Children up to and including 5 years old stay for free when using an existing bed. No cots are available. No extra beds are available.

              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until11:00
              Property announcements

              Please inform Tam Coc Smile Homestay in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Managed by a private host

              Reviews of Tam Coc Smile Homestay from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              9.6
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              10
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness9.7
              Facilities9.4
              Location9.6
              Service9.8
              Value for money9.5
              High score for Ninh Bình
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (30)
              8-9 Excellent (5)
              7-8 Very Good (0)
              6-7 Good (0)
              <6 Below Expectation (0)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (12)
              Jun - Aug (7)
              Sep - Nov (7)
              Dec - Feb (9)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Eleonora from Vietnam
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

              Amazing stay. So helpful and lovely people. I will defiantly come back if I visit Ninh Binh again!”

              I have never felt so comfortable and welcoming as I did at the Tam Coc Smile Homestay. They took so good care of me and made sure I had a good stay. The room was clean and the bed was really comfortable. The food at the place was so nice. I only wish for everybody else to go here and get the same lovely experience as I did.

              Reviewed December 15, 2018

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Alexandre from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

              Exceptional”

              I really enjoy my stay at this homestay: inside Tam Coc, you can rent a bicycle or a motorbike easily and go wander in the beautiful nature nearby. The dorm was clean, with space. And you can rest in the small but cozy courtyard of the house. The family is super nice and so kind. And as mentionned in other comments, the breakfast is huge! I totally recommend this homestay :)

              Reviewed June 07, 2019

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Kim from United States
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

              This is the best place ever!!!”

              The family who runs this homestay / guesthouse is so fantastic. Staying here ended up being one of our favorite experiences during our two months in Vietnam. The basics -- our room and bed were super comfortable, the shared bathrooms spotless, the courtyard nice for lingering. Breakfast was included and fantastic. We rented bikes for a very reasonable price, and found this a great way to see lots of Ninh Binh. But it's the family that makes this place so great. Mom is the generous heart of the place, and when her brothers and sisters came for a family dinner it was so much fun, and we felt so lucky to be warmly included. Son is the operations manager, running things efficiently and well. Daughter is mom's right hand, quiet and charming. And Dad ("my name Nghiem, age 49") is social and funny, keeping the cheer (and the whiskey) rolling. To clarify, it's not a party place, but warmly social with the family and other guests. Lots of laughter, and great memories. Thank you!!!

              Reviewed December 30, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Thao
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in July 2018

              Sweetest family...”

              I arrived in the middle of the night and they were so kind to set up a place for me to rest until daylight. I came from Phong Nha at 3 am and they warmly welcomed me at that hour. The sweetest family with the best home meals. Breakfast is huge and filling. If I get a chance to visit Tam Coc I'd definitely stay there again.

              Reviewed August 27, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Andrew from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in March 2018

              Best Homestay”

              One of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed. The family that owns it is extremely helpful and super friendly. They serve an amazing breakfast and every couple of nights you can pay a little extra for a great home cooked meal. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Tam Coc

              Reviewed March 28, 2018

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Jonas from Germany
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

              Convenient located and really big breakfast”

              Close to the bus station (5min walking) and in the centre of Tam Coc. Really good for two days stay. Clean place and friendly stuff. And the breakfast was huge and good (pancake, eggs, bread and a lot of fruits) Biggest negative point is that the room has no window.

              Reviewed April 12, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Benjamin from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

              Friendly Family Homestay”

              The family was extremely friendly and nice. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and modern. The beds were comfortable. The location is far from Trang An and some of the tourist attractions in the Ninh Binh area. It is close to the bus stop though.

              Reviewed December 12, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Dale from United States
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

              Exceptional”

              Smile homestay is a great place to stay. The guy who owns it is super nice, communicating through google translate...just be prepared to drink plenty of his homemade rice wine! His son is the one who speaks the most english and provides lots of information on what to do in the area. The breakfast is tasty and huge...we ended up taking what we couldnt it for lunch each day. The family restaurant nearby is also a good place to go eat in the evening.

              Reviewed November 21, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              John from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

              Exceptional”

              Can not recommend Tamcoc Smile more highly. Lovely family, excellent accommodation, delicious substantial breakfast.. even invited us to eat with their family twice. In 10 months of travelling, this is the best Homestay we’ve found, a real home away from home.

              Reviewed June 13, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Brandon from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

              Amazing!!!”

              It was one of the best places I have ever stayed at in Asia. The family that runs it is unbelievably hospitable. They invited us to have dinner with them each night. They even made special food for a vegetarian that was there. The last night there we ate on the floor of their house with what seemed to be their entire extended family.. Was a great way to meet others staying at the homestay and have an authentic Vietnamese experience. There was copious amounts of homemade rice whiskey as well. Breakfast in the morning was great! Rented a motorbike through them and got my train ticket to Hue as well. Walking distance to restaurants and bars. Can’t say enough good things about staying here. Will definitely be back! Just book here! You won’t regret it!

              Reviewed May 29, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Matthew from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

              Best! ”

              What a find this place was! Quiet but had the perfect atmosphere. The family were amazing, very helpful, very friendly, constantly feeding you food and coffee. Who can complain with that! Seems like the homestay are just starting up so they're trying to get their name out there. I would defitnely stay here again, I was sad leave after 3 brilliant nights!! 5***** Free bicycles are available and the motorbikes are around $4 a day! Loved it here!!!!

              Reviewed September 23, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Steffan from Netherlands
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

              Best place Ive stayed at”

              The breakfast was amazing, the room was really clean and there are plugs everywhere in the 4 bed "dorm". Its a very good place to relax and very close to the boat tours. The owners were really nice, giving us free shots and wanting to talk to us. Ive loved my stay at this homestay. I most certainly recommend this place

              Reviewed September 03, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ciela from United States
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

              Wonderful!”

              We stayed for 3 nights and it was very enjoyable. The people who run this homestay are very welcoming and friendly and they provided us with everything we needed. The included breakfast is great and the family dinner that you can pay for is huge and also really good! My boyfriend was feeling sick and they gave him some medication and porridge which was so sweet :) I would definitely stay here and again and recommend to anyone!

              Reviewed January 17, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Shelley from Vietnam
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

              Recommend this place! ”

              dorms were really clean and the bathroom was nice. Has hot water, extra toothbrushes, shampoo and soap. The family had dinner outside on the patio and invited the four of us that were there- it was delicious! The family was so friendly and the rice wine didnt stop. The owner of the homestay is young and very knowledgeable. He gave me a map and helped me book a bus ticket and gave me the cheapest bike rate I could find. Would stay again!

              Reviewed May 04, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              David from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

              fantastic! plan to stay again in my next visit to Vietnam! ”

              This homestay was the best place I have stayed in Vietnam! The family were incredibly friendly and helpful for every need. They often allowed us to sit with them for family dinner and included a great breakfast. I will be staying again. Do not expect a parry hostel but do expect a good time with nice local people.

              Reviewed April 28, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nofar from Israel
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              Amazing stay in Tam Coc”

              Really enjoyed this homestay! Family is so friendly, great rooms and the best breakfast I've had in my whole trip! Really reccomended!

              Reviewed March 21, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Juri from Germany
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

              Lovely homestay”

              Totally recommend this homestay. Perfect to explore the area. The family is super friendly. They help you with everything to make the most of your time. Breakfast is pretty good too!!

              Reviewed November 25, 2018

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Ian from United States
              Couple
              Double Room with Shared Toilet
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

              Exceptional”

              We arrived on the train late but the mother insisted on serving pho for us and while the father gave us homemade plum wine. The family was so nice and helpful whenever we needed anything. The room was basic but nice with a shared bathroom. Breakfast was massive and awesome we got bread, cheese, egg, pancakes, fruit, and coffee. They rented us a bike at a reasonable price and helped us arrange transport back to Hanoi. Very sweet family with a nice home. We recommend this place!

              Reviewed October 30, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Julie from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

              Holy crap, the breakfast”

              You won't need lunch. The breakfast is huge. The family doesn't speak a ton of English, but it was enough to rent a motorbike from them (for cheap!) and interact with them. I ended up sleeping in the living room a few nights as they were overbooked, but that meant I didn't have to sleep in a dorm! I'm pretty sure the breakfast was worth more than what I paid for the dorm room. They also have heat and AC in the rooms if you're there in the extremes.

              Reviewed November 30, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nolan from Canada
              Group
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in July 2019

              Had an amazing experience with the local family. ”

              AC remote was left in room which is not always the case. Breakfast is more food than you can possibly eat!! The dad taught me how to cheers in Vietnamese and shared his rice wine with us. I got sick one day and the mom went out and bought me medicine/ made me porridge. They are also great with early check-in as we arrived at 4:30am and had a bed to sleep on. No complaints!!

              Reviewed July 26, 2019

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