We chose this home stay initially for the price as it much more reasonable than most places in the center of Hoi An, but stayed an extra night as it turned out to also be very decent. Run primarily by the husband of a newly married couple and his sister, we were made to feel very welcome (although on the last night of our stay we encountered the wife more and got the impression we might have been putting her out a bit which made us feel a little less welcome). It is located out of town but is quite a pleasant 20 minute walk to town and there are some nice restaurants just a couple of minutes walk down the road, one with Bia Hoi for 4000VND.
The rooms are decent and what I would describe as what you might expect from going to stay with family. The place seems pretty new, at least well kept with clean bedrooms with a little bit of dust gathering behind the beds which were rock hard (possibly the hardest we've encountered in our month in SE Asia) but this didn't really bother me as the sheets were clean. Hot water and A/C included as was breakfast which was a choice between very nice traditional Vietnamese noodle soup breakfast (has meat and fish so mention this to them before and you can the alternative which is...) or eggs and bread, with a very nice but small cup of coffee and fruit. It's very quiet around but there is a cockeril that will wake you in the morning as is pretty standard in more out of town rural areas.
The only real negative I have to add (although not the fault of the manager if he is unaware) is that the night/sleeper bus booked through the guest house was an absolute farce! It was run through Vietnam Backpackers by a company called Cuc Tung. The organisation was a shambles with everyone fighting to get on, being hurried by the very unhelpful and unfriendly 'coordinator' who was shouting at people. My seat didn't work and had only half a seat belt. The bus was run down and overbooked so had people sleeping on the floor in the gangways including some very obnoxious and drunk Vietnamese locals (friends of the driver we gathered). To top this the driver was diabolical, speeding and swerving and eventually hit a pot hole at 3am and with an overloaded bus bent the rear axle so we ended up being stranded for 3 hours in the middle of nowhere 160km from Nha Trang whilst some very suspect repairs were being done to the axle because the bus driver, pretending not to understand us, refused to call for a replacement bus and only agreed to get going when 'lynch mob style' everyone on the bus started to have a go at him. Needless to say the next 3 hours of our journey was very uncomfortable wondering whether the bus was structurally sound to be driven by the mad man at the wheel and whether we would survive. Additionally the plethora of frozen goods rammed on to the bus at some point on our trip melted and wet my bag soaking my clothes. There motto on the side of the bus was - 'Safe' (not likely), 'comfortable' (hardly), 'on time' (definitely not!), 'friendly' (you've got to be joking?!). Under NO circumstance book your bus through the guest house, or this company for that matter.
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