Sapa, the land of spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful natural scenery, and unique culture and tradition, is surely an unmissable destination in your trip to Vietnam. To have a better experience in this Northwest town, it is highly recommended to book a homestay in Sapa. Different to other usual and rather boring hotels, the homestay will give you a chance to be surrounded with nature and immerse yourself into the local culture. In this article, we will show you everything you need to know about homestays in Sapa.
I. How to Book a Homestay in Sapa
With an abundance of available options, it is very easy to choose a homestay in Sapa. The question is though: How can you book a homestay in Sapa? So, here are some booking options for you.
1. Book online
As the internet grows fast in recent years, many homestays in Sapa have made their way to some booking websites like Booking.com, Agoda.com, or Hostelworld.com. However, it would be better to consider between a homestay and a guestway. To get the most suitable one for your trip, reading comments and searching for their photos are necessary.
2. Book through a tour agency
There are so many tour agencies in Hanoi and Sapa. They can offer an inclusive list of homestay as well as trekking packages for your trip in Sapa. Besides, support and detailed information about your tour will be informed by the tour agencies. However, you may expect to pay a little more money than booking directly with the homestay.
3. Book directly with a local
When arriving in Sapa, you will meet many local women coming to offer their tours. So you can ask for the trekking tour with a homestay and meals included. Their price will cost less than the tour agencies’.
II. How Much is a Homestay in Sapa?
You can expect to pay from VND 80.000 to VND 2.000.000 for a night in homestay. The price varies depending on the types of rooms (dorm or private room), the distance from the homestay to tourist attractions as well as the view it offers. If you choose to stay in a shared room, the price could be just around VND 80.000 – VND 150.000. Whereas, a private room for 2 guests that overlook beautiful mountains can cost more than VND 1.200.000/ night.
III. Best Homestay in Sapa
To make everything easier for you, we have created a list of the best homestays in Sapa below.
1. Phori’s House
Location: Ta Van village, Sapa, Lao Cai province
Price range: VND 150.000 – VND 500.000
Highlights: Phori’s House is just 8 km from Sapa town. It is a lovely house at Ta Van village and it is quite convenient to get there by following Muong Hoa street. The house is one of the most favorite homestays in Nha Trang with its beautiful appearance just like a rustic and cozy local house.
Characteristics: traditional, cozy
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: walking through hill tribe villages of Hmong and Dao people, taking part in ethnic minorities’ festivals, and joining in interesting folk games,…
2. Little View Homestay
Location: 42 Cau May alley, Sapa, Lao Cai province
Price range: VND 250.000 – VND 400.000
Highlights: Located right in the center of Sapa town, the Little View Homestay is close to other tourist destinations in the town like Sapa Stone Church, Sapa lake, Ham Rong mountain, and 300 meters from Fansipan Legend Cable Car Station. Here, you can enjoy the breathtaking mountain view from the rooftop as well as taste delicious organic food and drinks.
Characteristics: convenient location, good view, traditional
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: biking, trekking, taking a motorbike tour,…
3. Gem Valley
Location: Cat Cat village, Sapa, Lao Cai province
Price Range: VND 200.000 – VND 600.000
Highlights: Gem Valley Homestay is a must-stay place in Sapa where you can live a calmer life. The homestay possesses an amazing vista so that you can admire the huge valley, immense rice terraces after breakfast. Mainly built of wood, it spends the second floor for guests to stay. And if you are lucky enough, you may be invited for a homemade or local breakfast by the houseowner. Besides, this homestay in Sapa is a good choice to see well-preserved traditional handicrafts.
Characteristics: traditional, local, clean
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: taking photos of the splendidly picturesque view of the terraced rice fields; visiting the local school for ethnic minorities children.
4. Eco Palms House
Location: Lao Chai village, Sapa, lao Cai province
Price range: VND 2.500.000 – VND 3.500.000
Highlights: Eco Palms House is a famous homestay that is located in a Black Mong Village. The homestay offers a good view of the Hoang Lien Son mountain and Muong Hoa valley. Coming here, guests can get closer to Mother Nature and escape from the busy life in one of its 8 private bungalows. Moreover, it also offers a Family House where solo travelers can meet and share experience.
Characteristics: environmentally friendly, relaxed
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: admiring the beauty of Muong Hoa valley and Muong Hoa stream, trekking to Ham Rong peak, learning to make handicrafts with Black H’Mong people.
5. Viet Trekking Home Sapa
Location: 33 Hoang Lien street, Sapa town, Lao Cai province
Price range: VND 100.000 – VND 700.000
Highlights: Viet Trekking Homestay will definitely bring you a comfortable stay when in Sapa. It is also known as the “End Home” because it is located at the end of Hoang Lien street. Looking from afar, the homestay looks like a little house floating on the cloud sea. Staying here will give you a chance to admire the clouds floating by the window. Viet Trekking also offers different types of rooms to suit your budget, including the dorm room, double room, and single room.
Characteristics: beautiful, peaceful
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: enjoying local specialties in the town, trekking to Cat Cat village, conquering Fansipan – the rooftop of Indochina.
6. Ta Van Ecologic Homestay
Location: Ta Van village, Sapa, Lao Cai province
Price range: VND 120.000 – VND 600.000
Highlights: Opened in 2011, Ta Van Ecologic Homestay has been one of the most favorite homestays in Sapa welcoming different tourists all around the worldYou can choose to stay at a local house of Day minority people or in a bungalows with full facilities. All of the rooms in Ta Van Ecologic offer the beautiful scenery of terraced rice fields. And, there are plenty of activities near the homestay so you can get closer to the daily life of local people. It is extremely suitable for spending your honeymoon here.
Characteristics: romantic, remote, traditional
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: cycling around the villages of Giay and Black Mong minorities, watching traditional music performances on the weekend, taking part in some cooking classes and learning to cook some local dishes with ethnic minorities people.
7. Floating Homestay
Location: Lao Chai village, Sapa, Lao Cai provinces
Price range: VND 600.000 – VND 1.200.000
Highlights: Floating Homestay is one of the best homestays in Sapa that offer good views of clouds floating on mountain ranges. Every morning, you can wake up early, enjoy fresh air, and get some peaceful moments. The rooms are painted in yellow, making you feel cosy in the cold weather of Sapa.
Characteristics: refreshing, arty, relaxed
Suggested attractions/ activities around the homestay: visiting local families and getting to know more about their traditions, trekking to other 3 nearby villages, enjoying majestic charms of terrace rice fields.
Above are some of the most favorite homestays in Sapa. The homestays are selected at different rates and classes to meet various needs of tourists as possible. Therefore, we hope that you will find this article useful for your discovering trip in Sapa. To clearly understand Sapa, please refer to other articles at our website.