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Nguyen Shack Can Tho

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Ong Tim Bridge, Thanh My Area, Thuong Thanh Ward, Cai Rang District | Cai Rang Distrct, Can Tho, Vietnam (Formerly Nguyen Shack Homestay - Can Tho)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a relaxed 2 days at The Shack enroute from Cambodia to HCM city. It's such a serene and laid back place that it felt like we were there much longer than 48 hours. We loved the simplicity of our charming bungalow, very open air, the fans and mossie nets to sleep under were comfortable (I didnt see a... More 

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Marlborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing is the website doesn't do it justice. We initially were intending to book for 1 night but in reading other reviews we booked 2 nights and very glad we did. Alexia the manager 'makes the place' as others have said - she is so very welcoming , warm , knowledgable and personal. The shack booked us a taxi... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely riverside shack with some new bungalows reached by a rope bridge which are comfortable with balcony and outside shower. nice bar and restaurant area, with excellent food. very helpful staff and great service. Tours are good, particularly bike tour to local villages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is BETTER than the web site which was tempting enough. We've travelled lots in India but this was our 1st trip to Vietnam. The driver was waiting for us at HCM airport and contacted the homestay to help us organise delivery of our bags that had been lost in transit and took us straight to the homestay. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean and had all your essentials. We stayed in treetop shack with incredible views of river while we relaxed in our hammocks. Alexia the manager is this most amazing women! She try's to (and seemed to succeed!) work around everyone's needs. Very knowledgable and welcoming. I would visit again just to see her. All the staff were fantastic... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 12 day trip to Vietnam included stays in cities (Sai Gon, Hanoi), towns (Hoi An, Chau Doc), a bay (Halong) and a village (Can Tho). The most memorable was our 2 day stay in a Vietnamese village (Can Tho), which, thanks to NS, afforded us a firsthand glimpse into the lives of the Vietnamese. NS is an assortment of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure this was worth the long trip from Saigon. Was expecting a more rural location. Actual shack is lovely. Great staff, lovely food and nice to be next to the river. Trips were also disappointing but this may be because we live on Borneo! Shack is in a urban location and not surrounded by paddy fields and rice farmers... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nguyen Shack started as a small homestay on a backwater of the Mekong not too far from Can Tho. It has grown some and is now I suppose more properly considered a “flashpacker” lodging, and it appears that the process has been well managed. We stayed for 3 nights in late May with two kids still recovering from jet lag... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

By far the best part of trip, amazing an very accommodating staff, amazing sun rise floating market tour that would other wise cost a lot more from the city tours. bicycle tour through the local village and to top it off a sunset tour through the Mekong delta all done through the Nguyen shack. Food is amazing can try a... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stayed at the shack for 3 nights with my wife in mid July, lovely setting in brand new bamboo huts, great food both for breakfast and evening dinners, The manager Alexia looked after us well and Pong the boatman is a hoot with a great sense of humour..

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