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“No homestay experience”
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Mike Homestay
Ranked #213 of 662 Hanoi B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We booked three nights at Mike Homestay and decided to cancel our booking after one night stay. Even though it has a severe cancellation policy, it was worth the money to leave.
We arrived and it appeared Mike was not at home, no problem. We were guided to the room and this was quite okay. Entering the bathroom it was clear this was not at all clean. Furthermore, there was no blanket on the bed, so we slept with towels that we brought ourselves to cover us at night.
The evening itself we talked with the host, a friend of Mike. She was not talkative at all and was very negative about Hanoi. "There is nothing to see" and "I don't like Hanoi". We were told that we could have breakfast the next morning in the common kitchen and that the food and some people were around. We were there at 8am and waited for half an hour and did see anyone nor any food.
It appeared that Mike was gone for the week and would return when we had to leave. This is very disappointing as the reason we wanted to experience a homestay was just to connect with local people and to experience the lifestyle of real Hanoi people. you cannot call it a homestay when the host is not there and just rents out rooms. There are 2 apartment blocks with rooms that are rented out under the cover of 'homestay', while I guess it is just an easy way to gain money.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Excellent place to stay at. Bed is comfortable and location is good. Located opposite Hanoi train station, it is a very good place to stay if you plan to take the train to your next destination. Tracy was a very good host. I enjoyed the dinner with her and her tenants.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

One of the most friendly B&B in the world. The staff speaks English well. You can eat breakfast, lunch, dinner there at a very low charge. You will meet many people from different nationalities and exchange your travel experiences. I met a family from French stayed there for a long period of time and the owner lets them stay for free.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tnpa2750
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Reviewed February 5, 2014
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Room Tip: Attention a bien demander une chambre avec a "comfty matress" (matelas confortable) afin d...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank silent_hell
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Additional Information about Mike Homestay

Address: Hanoi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #213 of 662 B&Bs / Inns in Hanoi
Price Range: $10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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