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Cam Chau Homestay
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   157 Tran Nhan Tong | Thanh Nam hamlet, Cam Chau ward, Hoi An 0510, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #34 of 111 Hoi An B&B and Inns
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“Best decision we made!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Where do I even begin! We stayed with the Vit family, and they helped to make our time in Hoi An so memorable. Right from the start we were greeted with warm smiles. From our amazing room, to the delicious breakfasts, and eating a huge lunch with the family, we had had the time of our lives.
Cam Chau homestay is on an "island" of sorts. To get to it, you go over a short bridge onto a dirt road. Vit's home is only 5 months old, and is so open. He has 2 daughters, around 18 and 25, and a son, Ben, who was around 8. Vit and his wife do not speak much english, but the daughters can help you with some basic english. Honestly, English wasn't needed much, I must have said "Thank You!" a thousand times to Vit's wife, who is amazing. She makes you breakfast with a smile, and just when you thought you were done, she brings out fresh fruit in a cute design. You have options for breakfast, we eat baguettes with eggs and coffee. Perfect way to start your day. The banana pancake is really good as well!
Our room was huge! It had a comfy bed, a desk, drawers, a closet, and a bathroom.
They usually keep large water bottles in the fridge, they'll charge you at the end of your trip. Much easier than running out to the store every time you get thirsty.
Outside of the room, there is another small room, which leads to balcony overlooking the area.
Bike rental is free, and it's $6USD/day to rent a motorbike from Vit. It's the best way to do day trips, such as the Marble Mountains & Da Nang.
We were lucky enough to be in Hoi An during Tet, so Vit's wife was cooking up a storm.
As others have said, it's an easy bike ride into town, and about 15 minutes to the beach. The mother will leave fresh towels for you if she knows your going to the beach.
On our last day, we were silly enough to think that we could get a train ticket to Hue during the Tet season. We were scrambling to find bus tickets, when the mother makes a single phone call, and bam, we have bus tickets. They drove us to the bus stop since there were not many cabs around.
I could go on forever. Vit and his family are amazing people. It was so sad to leave them. Make sure to request them as your homestay family!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

loved being here!
the family was super nice without being too annoying/friendly. room was clean, had everything we needed (although the wifi signal could have been better..)
distance to the city was great: only 5 minutes by bike, yet not too close so you can have a break from all those crowds. beach is 3km away nd very easy to find.

breakfast was superb as well. (ask for some mixed fruits that aren't on the menue and they'll still make it for you!)

the family knows only little english, so don't expect them to tell you any stories.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Although a bit out of the city centre, this is a great place to return to after a busy day in touristy hoi an. Lovely family, small but clean rooms with fan, ac and mosquito net. Good showers. The breakfast is good but stick to local, the pancake was so-so. However the people are very nice and with little english they make this your home away from home. Bicycles arenincluded which is great in hoi an amd surroundings!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have stayed for 2 days with Van and his family and had a wonderful time. The room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was delicious. The family did everything to make us feel at home. Bikes were free and available at the home. It took us a 5min bike ride to the center of Hoi An, 20min to the beach. It was a very nice experience.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

we had group of 4 visit Hoi An last week and choose to stay at Cam Chau Homestay.
During our stay, Hue Family is our host.

The host is a lady with a son, she doesn't speak English, but her son speak very simple English. But we don't have any big problem communication with them.

She give a good serve to us and prepare us a very good breakfast.
The home environment is also great and fantastic.

Room Tip: a little far distance from town, may have to walk 10-20 minute or with bike. the shower is not big...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Totally experiencing life of the '70s, cycling, biking around padi fields. Vietnamese homestay cooking and little tour guiding. The interesting ancient city with multicultural invasions of different type of people, like Chinese,Japanese,French and Americans.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

***** I have just spent 9 days with Dung and Cuc in their home with their two children. They are part of the Cam Chau homestay experience here in Hoi An. I ate most nights with the family as Cuc is such a good cook and she allowed me to help her. Cuc took me to the local market as well. We cooked Vietnamese pancakes and such which were delicious. If I every return to Vietnam, I will definitely stay with Dung and his family. The house is lovely and clean.
I was in Hoi An with Swim Vietnam, an organisation set up to try and help the Vietnamese children learn water safety as the drowning rate is so high.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Cam Chau Homestay

Address: 157 Tran Nhan Tong | Thanh Nam hamlet, Cam Chau ward, Hoi An 0510, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cam Chau Homestay 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an idea on sustainable tourism, which benefits the local communities in Hoi An, Cam Chau homestay has been born to meet the idea. By using this kind of accommodation, guests are helping the local people improving their standard of living and preserving the traditional Vietnamese culture and environment. Staying with the local families, guests will have opportunities to immerse yourselves into the real Vietnamese culture, to experience the local daily life and food. Don't miss it!Cam Chau homestay is a complex of 12 houses located in a small and quiet Hamlet called " Thanh Nam ", just 5 minutes by bicycle to the city center of Hoi An. Every house has a private bedroom with En-suite bathroom or with shared use of the family bathroom and kitchen for guests ( 1 or 2 ) to stay with their family. Some of the rooms have air-conditioning and internet access. Meal for dinner can be available on request and guests could have dinner with the family. In case, guests would like to cook for their own, kitchen can be used.All families have TV & DVD players at the living rooms and of course, guests can use it. ... more   less 
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