Ultimate Guide To Best Homestay In Sapa - Top 8 Highly Recommended By Tourists

Ultimate Guide To Best Homestay In Sapa - Top 8 Highly Recommended By Tourists

Most Recommended Sapa Homestay for Travellers

Jane Pham Jane Pham | Published Feb 28, 2020

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.

Sapa terraced rice fields

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’. 

Sapa locals

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 – Top 8 Most Recommended by Tourists

To make everything easier for you, we have created a list of the best homestays in Sapa below.

1. Ta Phin Cottage

Fresh beauty of Ta Phin Cottage - Homestay in Sapa

Ta Phin Cottage, which opened in 2022, is a delightful new addition to Sapa’s homestay scene. It captivates visitors with its elegantly simple yet luxurious accommodations, a garden brimming with vibrant colors, and a distinctive view of ancient rock fields. What truly sets this haven apart from hundreds of other homestays in Sapa is its stunning aesthetic – a charming blend of the English countryside’s elegance and the pure beauty of Vietnam’s Northwest mountains. This unique combination places Ta Phin Cottage at the top of our recommended Sapa homestay list, making it an exceptional choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay.

Located away from the hustle and bustle and nestled beside the serene Can Ngai valley, halfway up the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Ta Phin Cottage offers all the elements necessary for a truly “healing” getaway.

Beautiful peach blossom in December at Ta Phin Cottage - homestay in Sapa
Beautiful peach blossom in December at Ta Phin Cottage

With the concept of a “homely atmosphere with simple luxury“, this homestay prides itself on being close to nature and the local community while still being fully equipped for every need.

Ta Phin Cottage is described as a young woman with hidden charm, with sophistication exuding in each warm room, fairy-tale wooden cafe and a garden that blooms year-round with flowers and fruits. Visiting here, you can truly “heal” – enjoy the cool serenity, live in a pristine ecological environment and engage with the unique culture of the Northwest highlands.

With beautiful natural scenery, cozy resort space, attentive service and unique cuisine, Ta Phin Cottage promises to bring you an unforgettable vacation. Come and experience peace, relaxation and connection with nature at Ta Phin Cottage!

Location: Hamlet 6, Can Ngai, Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Price: from $40 / double room with mountain view / night

Mobile: +84 976 746 864


  • Good location, near many famous Sapa attractions like Ta Phin cave
  • Close to the nature with a garden full of colorful flowers blooming year-round
  • Rooms are simply decorated yet comfortable and luxurious, offering beautiful mountain view
  • Organic cuisine, especially veggies picked fresh from the garden
  • Restaurant, bar and a cafe shop

Characteristics: cozy, warm, luxurious

Suggested attractions/activities around the homestay: join tours of local culture, rent a bicycle to explore surroundings, explore beautiful rice terraces, cornfields, and bamboo forests

2. Phori’s House

Phơ ri 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,…

3. Little View Homestay

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,…

4. Gem Valley

Dining at Gem Valley Sapa

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.

5. Eco Palms House 

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.

6. Viet Trekking Home Sapa

Viettrekking 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.

7. Ta Van Ecologic Homestay

Viettrekking home sapa

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.

8. Floating Homestay 

Floating homestay in Sapa

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.


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