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“Would stay here again!” 4 of 5 stars
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Starfruit Homestay
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   26A Dinh Tien Hoang Street,, Hoi An 84510, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #7 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Hoi An
Huntington Beach, California
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“Would stay here again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Starfruit Homestay for three nights while visting Hoi An. Overall a pleasant experience, and a great deal, but it wasn’t without some hiccups.

When we arrived, we were taken to a room that had one bed. I had confirmed multiple times (by email) that we needed a room with two beds. So they moved us to another room – fine. But the next morning at breakfast, they told us they needed us to move to yet another room, because the one we were in was reserved for someone else. What?! We acquiesced because it was easier than arguing and in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal, but it was annoying.

Other than that, it was pretty smooth. The rooms are clean and new and comfortable, and the AC units work well. The bathroom setups are a little strange, but nothing that can’t be easily dealt with. This place is in a residential neighborhood, and about a 20-minute walk from the historic area, which is where everything is. But they have bikes that they offer free of charge, and one day we took bikes and rode around town, and it was very nice. Plus a tai to the historic area costs about a dollar, so it’s a very viable option to just use cabs.

The included breakfast is simple, but quite good. And the service was wonderful – the family that owns and runs this place obviously cares about the guests being comfortable and pleased, and we enjoyed every interaction we had with them.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights at starfruit homestay in hoi an and had a wonderful time. The family was very kind and helpful and did everything, to make our stay comfortable. There are different options for breakfast, we had pancakes, fruit and the omelett, which was all very tasty! We had an big room with a double bed, bath included in the room and a separate privat toilet. The furniture was all new and very pretty in asian style, made of wood. The room was absolutely clean, what we enjoyed very much after a long dirty train trip. We slept well, noises from outside were less and are not disturbing. The homestay is near the center of the city, 10-15 minutes to walk to the old city. The homestay lends bic's for free. All in all, we could absolutely recommend this homestay, because we had a very good stay in a modern pretty, very clean room with good breakfast and very friendly and hopeful staff!!!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I can't talk highly enough of this place, from the minute I walked in the door the staff wanted to help my every need. The building is clean, bright and very modern with hotel like rooms. It's five minutes bike into town and free bikes are provided, easy access and quiet!
The girls Thi and Ty looked after me like family, showing me the best tours, where to eat, cooking classes and even a spot of karaoke!!
I ended up staying longer and felt like one of the family when I left! Great place, great staff, highly recommended, thank you star fruit :-)

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My son and I stayed here for four nights and enjoyed it very much. We stayed in a twin room with balcony and it was lovely with plenty of space, a safe, and fridge. Having a bath was lovely as it was so hot during our stay there. B'fast was fantastic as were the front girls. It's not in the centre of town but that meant it was quiet and only minutes away on the free bikes. A great choice for people staying in Hoi An.

Stayed April 2014
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This home stay is more like a b&b. It's really clean and the family working there are very friendly and helpful. You can borrow bikes for free of charge to cycle around the town or to the beach. The fruit salad at breakfast was YUM! Only downside is it's a little further from the town center than other places but that's made up by the fact that it means it's closer to the beach. Great choice of place to stay in hoi an.

Stayed April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved staying here. To say the staff are friendly is an understatement, they are genuinely lovely, so friendly and very attentive...
The rooms are spacious & clean although the bed is very very firm... And the shower comes out extremely hot.
The homestay is a little out the town but is walkable or they have bikes for you to use free of charge.
We would go back there if we go back Hoi An

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Starfruit for a total of eight nights. The rooms (5) were comfortable and clean with ample hot water, great wifi, good towels, international cable and several breakfast options. The location is a ten minute walk to the old town or a short bicycle ride. Bicycles are available free of charge and they can arrange for a motorbike on short notice.

There is a local market in the neighbourhood for supplies, each room has a refrigerator.


The family and staff were very friendly and always willing to assist. All in all it was a very comfortable place to stay for a short or long stay in Hoi An.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 26A Dinh Tien Hoang Street,, Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
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Ranked #7 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Hoi An
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Hotel Class:2 star — Starfruit Homestay 2*
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