Looking for your ideal hostel can turn out to be a little overwhelming, mostly because there are too many to choose from in a place where you have never traveled to before. This is what makes what we do so very important. Below you will find our list of the 6 Best Hostels to stay in when visiting Sapa, Vietnam. This review will give information on prices, locations, and user reviews. It will be all you need to know to make that very important decision when traveling around.

Yes, Vietnam is on the top travel destination in Southeast Asia. Millions of travelers from around the globe flock to this destination to explore its culture, feast on their unique cuisine, experience their world-class beaches, travel through time to experience their heartbreaking history, sip on Vietnamese coffee, ride motorbikes through the countryside or just to experience the overwhelming generosity of its people.

If you are planning a backpacking trip to Vietnam then it will not be complete without a stop in the spectacular Sapa, located in the North of the country, this mountain town is a must see. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to relax before embarking on a trekking venture, or if you are just looking to explore Sapa because you’ve heard of the unique vibe of this town, here’s our review of the best hostels in Sapa.

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Set up base at one of these popular Hostels and start exploring Sapa!

Go SaPa Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.2) Booking.com (*7.8) 

Map Starts at ($6) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

The Go Sapa Hostel is located in an elevated part of Sapa’s main area and has an ideal spot overlooking the Cat Cat valley, with spectacular vistas of The Hoang Lien Son range and the Fansipan Peak which often wrapped in clouds. Sounds idyllic?

Go Sapa hostel provides travelers with a range of comfortable and clean dorms at affordable prices. The hostel offers fantastic facilities, with a game center, internet, and a book swap. This allows travelers to unwind after a busy day in the Sapa center and surrounding area. Many backpackers love the excellent service and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is friendly and available along with a 24h reception service that can help with travel and tour info, complimentary paper maps and an abundance of local tips for the Sapa area.

After a day spent hiking, enjoy the peace and quiet of the dorms, with the curtains found on the dorm beds adding an extra attractive feature to this Hostel. However, if you are up for a bit of excitement then the  Go Sapa Hostel is in an ideal location, just a stone’s throw from the town’s bars and entertainment hub. Should you want meals at Go Spa then their kitchen serves a variety of Asian, Western and Vietnamese food.

Features to take note of:

  • Multilingual staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Free WiFi

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “The hostel is super cosy with an amazing view from its terrace.”
  • “The girls at the reception are really kind and helpful.”
  • “Good atmosphere, roof terrace looking out to the mountains.”

Rooms go from $10 to over $20 a night so this is definitely great value for money.

Little View Homestay

HostelWorld (*9.7) Booking.com (*9.2) 

Map Starts at ($16) for 1 bed-private

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

Little View Homestay can conveniently be found in the heart of Sapa town, a mere 3 minutes walk from the Square. It is in an ideal location overlooking the breathtaking Muong Hoa valley, Fansipan mountain, and other key SaPa favorites. They offer all services sourced from the local community and provide all amenities that weary travelers would require.

Top features of Little View Homestay include Trekking tour around the village, offering transportation service, multilingual staff, sourcing local organic food, Free Wi-Fi, waiting room with sofa and mountain view and luggage storage. This can be your home away from home whilst you explore SaPa!

Things you will love about Little View Homestay:

  • 430 meters to public transport
  • Airport transfers
  • A currency exchange
  • Free WiFi available in all rooms

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “Diego and Trang are very friendly and welcoming.”
  • “Honestly one of the best places I’ve stayed and I can not recommend enough.”
  • “Clean, comfy, good price, and good view.”

Sapa Odyssey Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.3) Booking.com (*8.7) 

Map Starts at ($5) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

The Sapa Odyssey Hostel is located along the Muong Hoa valley and offers comfortable and tranquil accommodation with the prerequisite free WiFi access in all of the guestrooms. The hostel is in an ideal position overlooking the Fansipan mountain (7 km away), Muong Hoa valley and the must-see SaPa Lake is a mere 900m away.

All rooms at Sapa Odyssey Hostel come with a balcony overlooking the mountains.  It operates a 24-hour front desk, restaurant, houses a bar, and offers free parking. The rooms are fitted with a wardrobe, electric blankets,  a cable TV, mosquito net and seating area. The private bathroom has slippers, shower facility, free toiletries, and hairdryer.

Features you will love:

  • 910m to public transport
  • Currency exchange
  • Breakfast included

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “Good comfy beds with electric blankets, brand newly renovated bathrooms.”
  • “The room is clean and comfortable, with speedy wifi and breakfast included.”
  • “Cheap place to stay with a beautiful view of Fansipan mountain!”

Miku Chill House

HostelWorld (*9.1) Map 

Starts at ($5) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

Spend a few magical nights in a den – or something like it – at the unique Miku Chill House. This hostel is not in SaPa exactly, but it is only a short distance from the main town and will prove to be well worth it. These unique wooden huts are tucked away in the mountainside, meaning that you will wake up to the most incredible views, which we’ve been told is best seen as the sun rises lazing in one of the many hammocks. This is possibly one of the reasons for the word “Chill” being in the name?

Miku Chill House provides endless amenities with free WiFi, a terrace and a garden to relax and soak in the endless views. Plus a bar where travelers mingle, unwind and share travel experiences. Some of the units come with a balcony and/or a dining area. Mike Chill House offers an Asian or continental breakfast. During the day travelers can gather in the on-site restaurant, and dine on a selection of tasty Asian dishes and some vegetarian options.

Other Attractions:

  • Cycling can be enjoyed nearby.
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Games Room

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “The meals are very very tasty.”
  • “Miku Chill House is fantastic!”
  • “Great location in the rice fields.”

Prices start as low as $5 and can go up to $18 a night but this will depend on the time of year and type of room booked.

Anh Duc Homestay

HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*8.9)

 Map Starts at ($4) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

Anh Duc Homestay has been a top rated Hostel in SaPa since opening its doors in 2015. Operated by the Day family this down to earth faces the river and the mountain and they provide travelers with complimentary toiletries. There are only two bathrooms to share, with fitted showers and towels are provided, so if this is a drawback then this is not the Hostel for you. The rooms are simply furnished and there are two options to choose from private rooms or dorm rooms. All rooms are fully fitted with linen, blankets and even the necessary mosquito nets.

Some of their units are fitted with a seating area and/or a nice balcony so make sure to inquire about this option. Travelers at Anh Duc Homestay can enjoy a fresh continental breakfast daily and there is a neat and tidy shared lounge where you can mingle with other travelers or just sit and read a book.it goes without saying that WiFi is readily available for all their guests.

Conveniently located in Sapa, in the midst of Ta Van village, this Hostel has some special features worth mentioning:

  • Hostel has a terrace, garden and parking on-site
  • The staff is fluent in Vietnamese and English
  • Complimentary luggage storage

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “The spring rolls are particularly good”
  • “Sapa is beautiful and this homestay will provide all you need for a short stay.”
  • “Staff were friendly and helpful.”

Couples, in particular, seem to rate this Hostel quite highly, and with rooms starting at just $5 and going up to around $14 this seems like great value for that price point.

Joy House SaPa

HostelWorld (*9.4) Booking.com (*9.4) 

Map Starts at ($22) for 2 bed-private

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

Joy House Sapa is built by locals in Giang Ta Chai village and there is a strong focus on the spiritual values of the local H’mong community. As it is 10Km from the saPa town center this may be off-putting to some travelers but as some travelers know, a more obscure location can often mean access to breathtaking nature gems such as a nearby bamboo forest, waterfall, views, and the expected rice fields. It can also mean a quieter stay with many travelers choosing to stay closer to the SaPa center.

This all makes Joy House the perfect place to stop and remember just how beautiful and peaceful the world can be.

Choose to stay in Joy House and you will have the opportunity to experience the local people in their daily life. They also have a big garden with tea trees which are older than 80 years and where they grow their own vegetables and herbs. You can assist them to harvest the vegetables which will be served for dinners and even make green tea to be enjoyed in quiet with some of the locals.

Special features:

  • Free WiFi
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Terrace

Some snippets from User Reviews:

  • “Really nice authentic stay in Sapa.”
  • “We felt at home.”
  • “Such a relaxing place to spend the night and you really get a feel for rural life in Vietnam.”


Vietnam is more than just a country to go visit, it’s an experience to immerse yourself in. From the northern mountains of Sa Pa to the tropical coral reefs of Nha Trang, Vietnam is one of the most diverse, adventurous and culturally diverse countries in the world. From the street vendors selling all kinds of exotic Vietnamese cuisine such as Bánh cuốn, Gỏi cuốn and Phở Phở.

Sapa in the North of Vietnam and is home to Vietnam’s highest peak, Fan Si Pan, which tries to reach for the clouds 3143m above sea level, all whilst keeping watch over the well known terraced rice paddies that can be seen lining the Sapa’s endless valley walls.

The best months to explore Northern Vietnam are between April and May or September and October. The days will be mostly sunny and the heavy rain stops for a while. The weather is really cold during the months of December to March and is not suited for hiking or exploring remote areas.

The Vietnamese are welcoming, friendly and hospitable towards all travelers. It is a great destination to explore on your own or with a group of like-minded friends. Just remember that this region has strong cultural norms so make sure to respect their religious and spiritual beliefs.

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