Homestay Accommodation

Where To Stay

Like the numbers of spas and tailors, homestays in Hoi An are plentiful, and you’ll see them everywhere you go. Homestays offer cheaper accommodation than many hotels and by staying with a local family you’ll have indispensable local knowledge whenever you need it! Find our guide to the best homestays in Hoi An below, from the Old Town to the beach and quieter spots in-between.

What is a Homestay?

If you’re new to Vietnam, you might not have come across the term ‘homestay’ before. ‘Homestays’ require a different license to hotels and traditionally included a stipulation that guests took part in local cultural activities with their host family.

Given that you’ll generally be staying with a family in a similar fashion to a western guesthouse, this may include eating local food together, taking part in crafts or undertaking a short local tour together. But it’s generally up to you. These days, homestays come in all shapes and sizes. Some will be family homes where you’ll pay for a room and share the rest of the space. Others will be much larger and come closer to resembling small hotels. Most homestays will have bicycles to rent, and the larger ones may also offer food or even have a separate entrance for guests.

Either way, staying at a homestay is a greater cultural experience than staying at a hotel. Even at the larger homestays, you’ll have a family nearby who will be delighted to welcome you into their home, and there are many homestay guests who have become friends for life!

Hoi An Old Town Homestays

Minh Phat Homestay

Feel like part of the family

This is a true no-frills Hoi An homestay that makes you feel like you are staying with long-lost relatives as soon as you walk in the door. You won’t be just another guest here, you’ll be called by name every time you walk through the reception and your hosts will ensure that you have all the information on things to do in Hoi An for a delightful stay.

Highlights

Free Vietnamese lessons

Free bicycle tour to Tra Que Vegetable Garden

Insider Tips

Take a trip to the nearby Thanh Ha pottery museum/village, you’ll love it

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 5 mins walk;

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 – 20 mins bicycle

Nu Ni Homestay

Absolute gem on the border of Hoi An Old Town

Up an otherwise bland alleyway is the immaculate entranceway to Nu Ni Homestay where exceptional cleanliness stretches throughout the entire new-age style property. The fresh modern décor has a slightly different feel to the regular interior design you’ll find around Hoi An. Rooms are spaced far apart and have modern furnishings and funky lighting – you’ll certainly feel like you should be paying a lot more for this level of comfort.

Highlights

Rooftop views

modern, tasteful decor

spacious rooms

Insider Tips

Like spas? Head to the fabulous La Luna Spa

Missing your tv sport? Try the nearby Hoi An Sports Bar

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 2 mins walk;

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 – 20 mins bicycle

Riverside Plum Garden Homestay

Offering some of the best rooms in town, in a great location

This fabulous Hoi An homestay is in a tranquil spot next to the river on An Hoi island, so you can have some peace and quiet away from the bustle of the Old Town. Walk through a mini jungle to get to your beautifully presented room with either a garden or river view and appreciate the separate bathroom facilities and gorgeous décor that provides a perfect place to rest your head. You’ll be welcomed by a friendly family who will tell you all the best things to do in Hoi An.

Highlights

Minutes from the action of An Hoi and Hoi An Old Town

Insider Tips

Check out the nearby night market for souvenirs

Grab a bicycle and head over the Cam Nam bridge for a completely different experience

Location

Nguyễn Phúc Tần, Phường Cẩm Phổ

Hoi An Old Town: 5 mins walk

An Bang Beach: 15 mins taxi, 20 – 25 mins bicycle

Hoi An Dream City Hotel

Gorgeous new hotel on the boarder of Hoi An Old Town

This tastefully decorated hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Hoi An Old Town and extremely close to many super cheap Vietnamese restaurants. Rooms have either a city or garden view and there are shared balconies on each floor to sit and watch the world go by with your morning coffee or afternoon beer. The standard rooms with seating areas are almost too big to be believed.

Highlights

Huge rooms

Swimming pool & jacuzzi

Insider Tips

Vegetarians: try Minh Hien or for those feeling like bangers and mash, try Weavers

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 8 mins walk

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 – 20 mins bicycle

Between Beach and Old Town

Phuc Thao Villa

Modern, breezy villa with fantastic swimming pool

The superb pool area surrounded by tropical green plants makes lazy afternoons in Hoi An such a pleasure. There is a lovely cool breeze floating through the Villa and the dreamy rooms (all with balconies) are filled with everything you need for a great stay. Families can make use of one of the three sets of connecting rooms. While this spectacular villa is in a quiet alley away from traffic noise, you’re just minutes away from Hoi An Old Town and beaches.

Highlights
One of the prettiest swimming pools you’ll see in the budget price range

Insider Tips
Sample a Juicy Lucy burger at Circle Cafe… the best!

Have a massage at Citrus Spa.

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 15 mins walk

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 – 20 mins bicycle

Riverside Oasis Villa

While most of the rooms in this villa are above the $30 per night mark, you can still find standard rooms for less. It is the perfect property for spending your time outdoors relaxing in the gorgeous green riverside garden or perhaps with a cocktail in hand by the inviting swimming pool.

Highlights
Unbeatable garden setting by the river with swings, sunbeds and fairy lighting

Insider Tips
Pay a little bit more for the really fabulous top floor room with river views

20% discount at White Rose Spa for all guests

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 15 mins walk

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 mins bicycle

Hao Anh Homestay

Hotel feel on a budget

Situated next to the rice fields on a street with local Vietnamese restaurants, homestays, spas and residential homes, Hao Anh Homestay is a great place to base yourself for longer stays in Hoi An. The easily affordable well-designed double or family rooms (most with balcony) are huge, and come with a wardrobe, dressing table, chairs, mini-bar/fridge, coffee & tea making facilities plus a great bathroom with rain shower.

Highlights
Rooftop seating with views of the rice fields

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend

Insider Tips
Grab one of the free bikes and cycle through the rice fields to An Bang Beach – the pathway is right by the Homestay

Stay fit with a gym workout at Superfit just 2 mins walk away

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 10 mins walk

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 mins bicycle

Golden Bell Homestay

Fantastic decor, very reasonably priced, set between the Old Town and the Beach

Tucked away in a quiet residential part of town, this homestay is at a great vantage point to access Hoi An Old Town or beach area with your free bicycle. The nine beautifully presented rooms feature dark wooden furnishings, and although most are not the largest you can find in this price range, they are the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of sightseeing in Hoi An.

Highlights
Excellent buffet breakfast

Huge penthouse family room with private balcony at a bargain price

Insider Tips
Visit nearby Jack’s Cat Cafe, home to 50 plus rescued cats and kittens

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 15 – 20 mins walk

An Bang Beach, 7 mins taxi, 10 mins bicycle

Vietnam Backpackers

One of the best places in Hoi An to socialise and make friends

With an option for shared or private rooms, this is by far one of the best hostels you’ll find in Vietnam and is an ideal spot for meeting other travellers and getting involved with lots of great social activities. Dorm rooms are clean and tidy with excellent views of the rice fields or river, and the shared bathrooms have plenty of space for your daily ablutions. There are chill out and seating areas on every floor and an all-day bar and restaurant.

Highlights
Awesome buzzy social atmosphere with plenty of daily tours and activities

Large swimming pool with bean bags and seats for some fun in the sun

Insider Tips
Visit nearby Happy Buffalo and enjoy tapas food and cocktails as you watch the sun set over the rice fields

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 10 mins taxi

An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 mins bicycle (across rice fields)

Homestays Near An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach Dolphin Homestay

Just minutes away from the beach

Sleep like a king in the super comfy large beds found in every room of this delightful homestay before enjoying a morning coffee on the sun-drenched balconies. This homestay is in an ideal position to spend the day at the beach, eat at nearby restaurants or take a browse around the local market. From June 2018 you are able to take advantage of a brand-new fully equipped kitchen and prepare your own meals if you fancy a change from eating out.

Highlights
Great for families – rent a baby crib for your room

Small shaded pool

Insider Tips
Visit nearby Soul Kitchen for some fabulous live music

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 10 mins taxi An Bang Beach, 5 mins walk

Hoi An Estuary Villa

Minutes from the beach, fabulous facilities

Hoi An Estuary Villa is a perfect spot for mixing your time between Hoi An Old Town and beaches like An Bang Beach or Hidden Beach. The beautiful Hoi An villa accommodation features 18 French Provincial styled large rooms, all with their own private and modern facilities laid out around a large deep swimming pool. Breakfast is served outdoors and throughout the day. The hotel reception staff are warm and welcoming and will happily book local tours for you or arrange transportation to your next Hoi An activity.

Highlights
Masseurs on call, restaurant, bar, pool, gym – everything you need

River views, free shuttle bus into Old Town every afternoon

Insider Tips
Walk to the wonderful Hidden Beach

Visit Salt Pub – great for families, watching sport, outside seating, on the beach

Location

Hoi An Old Town, 10 mins taxi

Hidden Beach, 5 mins walk

Map of Homestays

Written By
Sharon Guest

Primarily a playwright, Sharon has written for magazines and newspapers in many parts of the world. The author of two books, she is also a co-founder of Hoi An Now.

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