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Homestays in Vietnam

Staying in small local hotels is a great way to get a feel for the culture you’re visiting, but if you really want to understand more about the daily lives of the local people, then there really is no substitute for spending a few days as a homestay guest.

Do exercise in the morning at homestay

A homestay is one of the best ways to truly experience Vietnam. A visitor will have a best chance to get to learn the local lifestyle and culture and enjoy the country’s unique family atmosphere. Most homestays are in people’s homes that have been upgraded to be acceptable to a visitor’s standard. Of course, this style of travel isn’t for everyone… Conditions can be fairly basic – home is often a simple wooden construction with mats on the floor to sleep on, cold-water showers and definitely no air-conditioning… The accommodation can range from a private bedroom in a family’s home, to small private bungalows or even a dormitory for student groups but if you’re up for a little bit of an adventure and come with an open-mind, you’ll soon find that the minor discomforts are far out-weighed by the benefits of this unique experience. There is simply no better way to get a better understanding of the people and surrounding life.

Homestay in The Mekong Delta

A visitor who lived in Dublin, Ireland travelled to Vietnam in the year of 2012, Noble wrote on TripAdvisor that he and his local guide stayed with a family amid rolling hills and rivers on their way from Hanoi to Sa Pa.
“To be shown around the village, rice fields, rivers and bush land with the most wonderful double waterfall to swim and wash the end of a day away was better than any 5-star hotel.” 

He enjoyed the variety and flavor of the family meals cobbled together out of food raised by his hosts and their neighbors.

The family had a large fish pond and raised chickens, ducks and pigs in a “compassionate manner.” The fruits and vegetables they served had been grown in their back yards. “This is the real Vietnam,” he wrote.

The guest is cooking family meal at Sapa homestay

Homestay tourism was first provided in Vietnam in the 1990s and has become particularly popular in Vietnam’s highlands which are rich in mountains and diverse ethnic communities. Though there are homestays all around the country, those located on tranquil islands of the delta, surrounded by acres of orchards, are particularly attractive in destinations such as Hue, Hoi An, Da Lat and the Mekong Delta, etc.

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The Jackfruit Homestay in Hoi An

Nowadays, homestay tourism has growth day by day, the hosts even provide closer operational guidance and language training. They also give their customers bicycles to roam the surrounding villages, rice fields,… and local knowledge of things to see and do that most visitors could never find on their own. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take a photo of Vietnamese beautiful sceneries on the way. All homestays also provide many extra services such as cooking instruction by helping to shop and prepare meals to their customers. 

Learning how to make the Square Cake at homestay

For around $15 a head, you are accommodated by local family for the night either in a bed or hammock in a spare room, given the tasty meals and the standard bathroom facilities, sometimes with squat toilets and bucket baths, but generally clean. 

Funny time for chatting with hosts

We at Amity Smile Travel understand the desire of those that truly want an authentic experience. So we would like to recommend you homestays that will may help you have a most enjoyable and memorable homestay experience in your Vietnam trip as below: 


1. Mike Homestay (for long stay from 2 months onwards)
Add: house no. 23A, alley no. 149A, Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
2. Chezlinhlinh Homestay
Add: Number 7, Lane 173/75 Hoang Hoa Tham road, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam
3. Hanoi Family Homestay
Add: 19 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
4. Homestay Hanoi
Add: 22A Hue street, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam


1. Homestay Madam Hien
Add: Pomcoong village - Mai Chau - Hoa Binh province 
2. Homestay Mme Huan Hiep
Add: Pomcoong - Mai Chau - Hoa Binh province
3. Homestay Quan Hang 
Add: Lac Village, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh Province
4. Homestay number 24
Add: Pomcoong - Mai Chau - Hoa Binh province


1. Chez Loan homestay - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh
Add: Tam Coc - Ninh Binh 
2. Homestay Hoa Son - Pac Ngoi Village, Ba Be
Add: Pac Ngoi village - Ba Be - Bac Kan
3. Homestay Tien Thang - Ha Giang
Add: Tien Thang village - Ha Giang 
4. Homestay The Sang - Pac Ngoi Village, Ba Be
Add: Pac Ngoi village - Ba Be - Bac Kan


1. Homestay Mr Quyen - Ta Van, Sapa
Add: Ta Van village - Lao Cai - Sa Pa
2. Homestay Mr Ma A Cho - Cat Cat, Sa Pa
Add: Cat Cat village - Sa Pa - Lao Cai
3. Homestay Mr Dat - Ta Phin, Sapa
Add: Ta Phin village - Sapa - Lao Cai
4. Homestay Mr Vang Viet Nam - Ban Ho, Sapa
Add: Ban Ho - Sapa - Lao Cai
5. Homestay Mr Sa - Bac Ha
Add: Bac Ha - Lao Cai


1. Bamboo Garden Homestay 
 Add: 68 Tran Quang Khai - Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
2. Blue clouds Homestay
Add: 99/9 Hung Vuong Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
3. Strawberry Garden Homestay
Add: Tran Quang Khai St, HoiAn, Quang Nam, Vietnam
4. Cam Chau Hoi An Homestay
Add: 157 Tran Nhan Tong, Thanh Nam, Cam Chau, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam


1. Hue Happy Homestay
Add: 20/26 Vo Thi Sau Str - Hue - Viet Nam
2. Kim’s Homestay 
Add: 35/35 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str, Hue City, Vietnam
3. Hue Amazing Homestay
Add: 21 Pham Ngu Lao Str, Phu Hoi Dist, Hue City, Vietnam


Homestay in Ban Don village, Buon Ma Thuot
Add: Ban Don village , Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak


1. Home-stay Ba Hung – Can Tho City
Add: Thuong Thanh Village, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City, Vietnam
2. Bay Trung home-stay – Vinh Long Province
Add: An Binh, Long Ho, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam
3. Homestay Jardin du Mekong – Ben Tre City
Add: Song Doc Bridge, Hoa Nghia Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
4. Mekong Lodge – Tien Giang Province
Add: An Hoa, Dong Hoa Hiep, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
5. Homestay Mr. Hai – My Tho City
Add: My Tho City, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam.


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