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“Comfortable stay for the price”
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Sapa Hostel
Ranked #53 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Sapa
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay for the price”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Rooms were ok for the price you paid, no ventilation though so it was pretty damp. Family that run the place were really friendly and helpful, didn't try to force tours on us either :) breakfast that we had was pretty good - omelette with veggies in it and a huge fresh baguette along with Vietnamese coffee for 40000vnd. Close to market and cat cat trail.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Our room in this hostel was very spacious, but not too clean. For the money we paid it was ok, nothing special. The woman at the reception was very friendly and she can arrange transport from Lao Cai train station that drops you off in front of the hostel.

  • Stayed May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights when we arrived in Sapa. Large room had TV and hot shower. Wifi was poor in room but good downstairs. Washing facility was poor and we ended up doing most of it, including the drying ourselves. But when you take it all in to acount the price of $10 was very good value. NO breakfast included.

Room Tip: Stay at rear of property as too noisy at front
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Taipei
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed one night at this hostel. We had a little trouble finding it, and based off of business cards and signs in the lobby, I think it used to be called The Prince Hotel. Maybe that would've helped us. If you take the bus/minivan for 60,000d per person, then you walk downhill past a big grassy square from where they drop you off. You go through one intersection with another street and see the hostel on the left. It's a little difficult to pick out and has Sapa Hostel on the window. We were given really crazy directions from the bus driver and walked uphill for a long while!

Our room was clean and large, with one of those strange windows that looks out into a hallway that you encounter in SE Asia. The people are friendly and helpful with okay English that's enough to get by on. We rented a motobike from them for only $6 USD for automatic, $5 for manual, and had a lot of fun riding around the mountains on our own.

My complaint is with the smokey smell in the room. The bathroom is open to the hallway and to another guest room's bathroom because of some high up wall cutouts. I think the guest next door was smoking, and the staff smoke downstairs in the lobby with friends, which traveled up to our room on the second floor. Also, it was pretty cold in March, but not too bad. Shower water is hot!

Okay place to stay for one night, but not any longer than that for me because of all the secondhand smoke.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

this place was great. my partner and i stayed for 8 nights over christmas for about $10 a night. large, clean and quiet double ensuite room. the couple who own this hostel were so helpful, they literally could not do more to make our stay more enjoyable, really nice people.
for this price, we think its difficult to overlook Sapa Hostel. we will be back

Room Tip: balcony rooms overlook the street
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2011

The family was very hospitable. I had know complaints to speak of considering the cost. The value for dollar here was average. They could definately use some new towels that seemed soiled but were probly clean no less. In December it can be a bit chilly and there is no heat in the hotel. An good stay.

Room Tip: I am not sure there is any one room better then the others.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Aarhus, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2011

We had a great time staying here. The rooms are good value given the price, with T.V, Hot water, WI-FI and a very comfortable bed. It could get quite cold at night but an extra blanket was provided on request, also had electric blankets available and a small heater could be rented for $2, we found it fine with the extra blanket. The family who own the place are very honest and genuinely nice people. They are not pushy with tours and you can expect to be invited to eat delicious home-made food with them all washed down with "Happy Water" made by the owners father. A great deal, will return for sure.

Room Tip: Try and get as far away from the stairs as possible
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sapa Hostel

Property: Sapa Hostel
Address: 09 Fanxipan, Sapa 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Sapa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 138 Specialty Lodging in Sapa
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sapa Hostel is located right in the center of Sapa town. That's 100m to the LOVE MARKET "church"... ... more   less 

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