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A great budget option for a short stay in La Gi
This little town looked like a perfect spot to break up a long motorcycle ride. Hien Lan Guest House offered the best deal and facilities for our one-night stay so we signed up.
La Gi was our last stop before heading to the final destination in our southern loop of Vietnam. More on that on our LTXtraordinary Road Trip page.
Our one-night stay quickly turned into a two-night stay, lol, and here’s why.
We did a bit of research to see what else was in the area and that’s when we discovered an interesting find at Coco Beachcamp. More on that in the link above.
How we found Hien Lan Guest House
Do you follow our Leon and Tash Channel? Then you would have seen our vlog on how we find the best accommodation options for our needs on the road.
Again, HotelsCombined gave us a few good deals to consider and we chose Hien Lan Guest house . We based this on it’s convenient location (close to our route, food, gas and activities) and price range.
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If you’re wondering where it is, then wonder no more. Hien Lan Guest House is located at the intersection of QL55 and Dinh Bo Linh.
The guest house sits a bit out of town but not too far to be a pain. If you’re like us and you have your own wheels then it’s a short and easy blat into town.
La Gi is small but offers a fair bit. We found a large Co-op supermarket and decided to stock up on some nibbles and water.
While we were in town we also fueled up, there were a few gas stations to choose from.
(There was also a small gas station and convenience store across the road from Hien Lan that wasn’t on Google maps – thought we’d mention it.)
Hien Lan Guest House Facilities
The facilities were basic but perfect for our two-night stay.
The property is secured by two large gates each night, tucking it away from the main road, which helped with a bit of the road noise.
There were no food or beverage options available on site but we knew that when we booked it. There are plenty of road side food vendors on that stretch of QL55 and a small coffee cafe a couple of doors down.
We also had access to free WiFi but it wasn’t the best for getting any work done. Social media accounts were accessible but it was slow going.
The room was huge and came with two double beds (extra blankets, yay!) with the more traditional Vietnamese mattresses which tend to be on the firmer side.
Other furnishings included a table and chairs and a big double wardrobe too.
The bathroom was big too and again had the Vietnamese style all in one set up with a western toilet, basin and shower.
We had two nights of cold showers but didn’t mind too much as it was reasonably hot during our stay.
The room also came with a flat screen TV with cable channels, a decent air con unit and a fridge.
Both the bathroom and bedroom were nice and clean too.
The only thing that was missing was a rubbish bin, but we improvised with one of many plastic bags we carry with us. They seem to come in handy often.
Service Experience at Hien Lan Guest House
Check in was a little confusing. The person manning reception had to ring someone to talk to us which wasn’t unusual.
The problem was the new person was quoting us twice the price of our booking and that was a bit of a concern.
But after some discussion, we managed to convey that we already had a booking with a set price.
Turns out, they hadn’t checked their system and weren’t expecting us! But once they found the booking we were all good again.
It wasn’t an unpleasant experience and the staff were friendly and easy to deal with.
We paid VND250,000 (~USD11.00 / ~AUD15.00) per night for the double room which is a good price for the size of the room we got and on budget.
That’s our stay at Hien Lan Guest House
If you are considering a stay at Hien Lan Guest House we would suggest asking for a room at the back.
The double room was great but it was a bit noisy. We had to deal with people arriving at all hours of the night and the gate constantly opening and closing.
We don’t think it would be an issue in one of the rooms away from the parking area though.
For a couple of nights, it was a good budget option. If you’re in the market for something a little nicer then see out what else you can find in La Gi Vietnam.
We have a confession
I’ll be honest and say that I remember taking photos of the room and surroundings, but for the life of me I cannot find them. I did want to share the experience with you photos or not, so hope the post wasn’t too boring.
We found a couple of images from our vlog takes and apologize for the quality but hope it helps give you the gist of the Hien Lan Guest House. Thanks for your understanding.
What else is in La Gi?
It was only a quick visit and we’ve added the link to our awesome day at Coco Beachcamp above.
But if you’re curious about where else we’ve been and what we’ve done so far, then head on over to Our Two Cents page where tell you all about it.
Thanks for reading and see you in the next post…