Great stay, lovely staff and location. The dorms are really good too, with a lot of space in between the comfortable beds. Can highly recommend staying here if you want to have a great, chilled time full with positive vibes!
The location was ideal. Private beach just across a small inlet of water which you can kayak from the jetty outside the glass house. The owner was incredibly friendly and ensured you had whatever you needed. Also, gave some very good recommendations. The glass house was not only well designed but funky and arty. The sunset from the sofa was out of this world.
It could get quite hot with the sun on the glass front and with the lack of the air con. Still it's eco friendly and we're from the UK so it's a small point all in all!
This place is just amazing, a little paradise far from busy areas. Nice deck to relax by the river and perfect to meet other travelers.
Food served is very good.
Kayas and bikes for free.
Motorbikes available for 150K vnd per day.
Owners are lovely, very helpful, and speak a good English, so communication is not a problem.
A wonderful long stay, thank you staff! Great location in the local fishing village, perfect glimpse into authentic Vietnam. Scooters and bicycles are available for rent (but if you can’t ride them transportation around the island will be quite pricey). Amazing view from the pavilion upon the river, the feeling of the whole place is peaceful and wholesome. Kayaking and stand up puddling are free!
The nearby beach (10-15 min on foot) is almost deserted and very polluted, but great if you don’t like touristy areas.
In the dorms there are nice comfy beds, mosquito nets, lots of room and lockers
The dogs and roosters in the village are quite loud at nights, not anybody’s fault, be sure to bring some earplugs
The food, water and drinks in the homestay are pricey, but you can eat on the Main Street/market (3 minutes on foot) if you’re on a tight budget.
The dorm itself is very nice and spacious. Walls of stone and real wood used in construction and decoration make it look very authentic. Windows are open all the time, so we had some fresh air coming inside. Beds are located far enough from one another, so it gives some personal space. A mattress and a pillow are a bit hard; nevertheless, the bed is comfortable.
What I really like about this place is possibility to stay on the fresh air a lot. The hostel has beautiful pier on the river where you can chill or socialize depending on your preferences.
Special thanks to the owner who designed this place on his own, what a genius mind. His granddaughter Jun was very helpful and friendly host, thanks to her as well.
Also big thanks for providing kayaks and bicycles, I had some fun physical activity.
There are also some limitations that I have to mention hoping it will help travelers like me to have a better picture of the place.
The village itself, the river and the seashore were covered in plastic rubbish, it was upsetting. I think that local communities should invest their efforts in cleaning surrounded area, otherwise it will loos its potential to development.
Another thing is the smoking that is allowed on the territory. Cigarette smoke were a bit uncomfortable to inhale, sometimes it went to the dormitory with the air draft. When you come to enjoy the nature, you don’t want smoking anywhere around.
The dorm in the morning is a bit loud because people don’t seem to care about others sleeping. As an owl I prefer to sleep till 12 on my holidays, but some guest were waking up at 8-9 and starting talking loudly.
Also it would be nice to have mags and kettle for guests to have some tea in the morning. I know they have tea on the menu, but as for budget traveler the price is a bit expensive to me.
Finally, the cleanliness of toilets could be better. When I asked the stuff to clean them, they reacted very fast and satisfied my request, though at my standard toilets still remain a bit unclean and not comfortable to touch or sit on. Improving this would be very useful for germ-phobic people like me.