A Local Guide: The Best Accommodation in Phong Nha

Phong Nha National Park is a must-see destination in Vietnam with its stunning landscapes, surrounding rural village life, and hospitable local people. It is also a paradise for exploring caves, grottoes, and underground rivers with some of the most astonishing rock formations in the world. There is plenty to see and do in Phong Nha, so finding a place to stay is crucial. Below are the best accommodations in Phong Nha that will help you make the most of your trip:

Village House 

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Village House is literally a home to me. I remember the first time I arrived in this area. It was dark at night and all the famous homestays nearby were completely full, so I was quite nervous. Luckily, this homestay was available. The moment I came to this house, I was a little bit surprised. It was way bigger than what I expected. One of the owners told me that his homestay is the combination of two houses – his house and his relative’s house. The dorm rooms are spacious, clean, and they even have separate bathrooms. The private rooms offer personal bathrooms, air-conditioners, hot showers, free wifi, and mini cupboards for drinks. Another unexpected thing was that I booked a dorm bed at first, but the house nearby was under construction, so the owner proactively moved me to a private room. He was even kind enough to not charge me another penny! 

Double-bed room | Photo: booking.com

This house is only a 15-minute ride from Phong Nha National Park, so you can easily observe mountain views of the park from your stay. The house also provides free hammocks, chairs, and bicycles. I sat on a chair near the Son river to relax and enjoyed nature from dusk till dawn. Another great point is that the house includes free breakfast which is out of this world! They have a wide range of food, such as banana pancakes, stir-fried noodles, and pho. When I left, the chef even gave me an extra banana pancake.

Dormitory | Photo: booking.com

More information:
Price range: 125,000 VND – 450,000 VND (6 USD – 20 USD)
Booking link: Village House
Google Maps directions: Village House

Jungle Boss Homestay 

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Jungle Boss Homestay is a one-of-a-kind accommodation nestled in a big jungle and rice paddy fields. You can easily observe farmers harvesting and water buffaloes grazing while enjoying your hot cup of tea. Because it is conveniently located between Phong Nha National Park and the center of Phong Nha town, it offers a perfect getaway to relax after excessive activities. 

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You literally don’t need to worry about anything because it also provides free breakfast, free bicycles, and a swimming pool! If you love trying authentic Vietnamese cuisine, their farm-to-table restaurant will gladly serve you. Not only do the rooms supply wifi, private bathrooms, hot showers, and a free laundry service but they also have mosquito nets, fresh sheets, and more. If you need to get into town, take one of the bicycles and ride along the serene riverside for three kilometers. During meals, you will have the opportunity to interact with the local people and other travelers. This is the best time to learn more about the Vietnamese culture from your hosts, so don’t be afraid to ask them anything!

More information:
Price range: 680,000 VND – 950,000 VND (30 USD – 41 USD)
Booking link: Jungle Boss Homestay
Airbnb link: Jungle Boss Homestay
Google Maps directions: Jungle Boss Homestay

Ho Khanh Homestay 

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Everyone knows Son Doong – the biggest cave in the entire world. But do you know who first explored it? It’s Mr. Ho Khanh – the owner of this homestay. The homestay is traditionally designed with hand carvings and it sits nearby the bank of the Con river. It also provides a wide range of accommodation, from private rooms to bungalows. All of these options are equipped with free wiFi and free bicycles for you to easily discover the surrounding area. Motorbikes here are available for rental. If you have any concerns, don’t worry, because the hosts – Mr. Ho Khanh and his family will do their utmost to help you. While eating with his family, why not ask him how he found Son Doong cave? I believe you’ll hear many adventure stories!

More information:
Price range: from 700,000 VND (30 USD)
Booking link: Ho Khanh Homestay
Airbnb link: Ho Khanh Homestay
Google Maps directions: Ho Khanh Homestay

Phong Nha Mountain House 

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Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a treehouse? This accommodation is built in the traditional wooden stilt house structure, and it’s the only house of its kind in the area. From the house, you can easily admire the beauty of the village when the sun rises and sets. All rooms have a fridge, air-conditioner, electric tea pot, and a big balcony. Don’t forget to try their free buffet breakfast. Bicycles are also provided with no charge so you can easily reach the center of town.

More information:
Price range: 930,000 VND – 1,168,000 VND (40 USD – 50 USD)
Booking link: Phong Nha Mountain House
Google Maps directions: Phong Nha Mountain House

Chay Lap Farmstay 

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Chay Lap Farmstay is a fantastic accommodation built right at the entrance of Phong Nha National Park. It is only 20 minutes away from Phong Nha cave and very close to other famous attractions. Because of the huge space, it can satisfy the needs of different kinds of guests, from families and friends to couples and solo travelers. 

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If you have a chance to come here, you must check out the swimming pool and the farm where you can grow your own fresh vegetables and fruits to eat. The area of the garden here is widely filled with local vegetables and seasonal fruits from bananas, cabbage, water spinach to lettuce, turmeric, ginger, and cucumber. Chay Lap Farmstay also offers a variety of water-sport activities such as swimming, kayaking, yachting, water jets, and basket boat. You will never feel bored if you stay here.

More information:
Price range: 700,000 VND – 980,000 VND (30 USD – 42 USD)
Booking link: Chay Lap Farmstay
Airbnb link: Chay Lap Farmstay
Google Maps directions: Chay Lap Farmstay

Pomelo Homestay 

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Not far away from Phong Nha National Park, Pomelo Homestay is a perfect place for your getaway. The beautiful houses here are painted with lively yellow, surrounded by the orchard smell, and situated near rice fields. This place is not a touristy homestay at all, so you can easily feel at ease and relaxed here. All units are equipped with air conditioners and a dining area. Free breakfast is served every morning. You can relax in the garden or the white terrace of your room.

More information:
Price range: 373,000 VND – 800,000 VND (16.04 USD – 26 USD)
Booking link: Pomelo Homestay
Airbnb link: Pomelo Homestay
Google Maps directions: Pomelo Homestay

Nguyen Shack – Phong Nha Central Town 

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Nguyen Shack is obviously one of the most well-known accommodations in Phong Nha. It’s a quiet and relaxing place that provides amazing glamping rooms in a quaint landscape. You’ll not only be surrounded by nature but also cute animals such as cats, dogs, pigs, and even ducks. The property also has a big pool. After enjoying your meal, let’s burn some calories by jumping in the cool water.

More information:

Price range: 160,000 VND – 300,000 VND
ooking link: Nguyen Shack
Airbnb link: Nguyen Shack
Google Maps directions: Nguyen Shack

Phong Nha Lake House Resort 

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Situated beside the picturesque Dong Suon Lake in the mountainous region of Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha Lake House Resort provides affordable accommodation. It is family-friendly and provides luxurious lake view villas as well as bungalows. All of the units here are constructed using natural materials, from timber, stone, mud, and brick to cane, thatched roofing, Vietnamese terracotta tiles, and handwoven textiles. The resort has a stunning balcony right in front of the lake where swimming and kayaking are possible. Free wifi, breakfast, and a swimming pool are also available.

More information:
Price range: 270,000 VND – 1,700,000 VND (11.6 USD – 73.1 USD)
Booking link: Phong Nha Lake House Resort
Airbnb link: Phong Nha Lake House Resort
Google Maps directions: Phong Nha Lake House Resort

Now that you have a lot of options when it comes to accommodation in Phong Nha, you don’t need to excessively research anymore. And while we’re on the topic of Phong Nha, don’t forget to check out these useful articles below:

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