Top 5 Hostels in Vietnam


I recently finished my two months long backpacking trip from Northern to Southern Vietnam. It was an absolutely amazing trip, with all its ups and downs, with all the people I met, all the places I saw, and all the new things I got to do. As a typical backpacker, during my travels I mostly stayed at hostels, which is a good option for a solo traveler because it is easy to meet other people there and make new friends, plus hostels are usually quite cheap (as cheap as 4-5 USD per night at some places in Vietnam).

I absolutely love hostels, and I love to stay at different hostels for different purposes and experiences. So after traveling across the whole country and staying at numerous hostels, I decided to make a list of my favorite ones and spread the word. I narrowed my list down to five hostels, all in different places, and all chosen for different reasons. Continue reading


Sapa Town in North-West Vietnam


Cau May Street

Sa Pa (or Sapa), is a frontier town in north-west Vietnam. It is the capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province. There are several ethnic minority groups living in this area, such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay, so the town is a home to one of the main markets where they come to trade.

The district is famous for the Hoàng Liên Son range of mountains, the eastern extremity of the Himalayas. Vietnam’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan, is a part of this range, at a height of 3143 meters above sea level. Sapa town is placed at an elevation of about 1500 meters. Continue reading