Looking for a great homestay experience in Hoi An?
Hoi An Riverlife Homestay was suggested to us by another traveler back when we were planning our first visit to Hoi An.
Generally, we tend to lean towards hotels and apartments over home stays. They tend to suit our travel needs better but in this case, we decided to give this one a go and we haven’t looked back.
This happened to be our third time staying at this simple but most hospitable home stay.
Back in April this year we planned our first trip to Hoi An. We were living in Da Nang at the time where one of our first Tribe members suggested Hoi An Riverlife Homestay) to us.
We hopped on our favorite accommodation booking site, Hotels Combined. Found it on there and booked it immediately!
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Where to find Hoi An Riverlife Homestay
The location is one of the best parts of this home stay. As the name suggests, it sits next to the Thu Bon River on An Hoi island at, 68 Road 18/8, Phường Minh An.
What makes this location so great? Well, you can look for the best accommodation in Hoi An Old Town or stay here where it’s a short walk to both Old Town and the Hoi An Night Market. Tucked away from crowds but close enough to immerse in the action whenever you want!
Catching a taxi or GRAB from here is super easy too and the hosts will even arrange it if you want.
What to expect from your stay
The Hoi An Riverlife Homestay is almost more hotel than home stay with private and comfortable rooms, a reception area that is open between 7AM and 11PM and they offer secure onsite motorbike parking.
The family do offer an array of activities that guests can enjoy such as:
- a tradition BBQ with the family,
- shopping with the family at the local market, and
- learning how to prepare a local dish
They can also arrange transportation to and from the home stay to most places. These include areas around Hoi An and Da Nang or, as far up as Hue. We’ve used this service before. It’s reliable, cost effective and hassle free.
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Hoi An Riverlife Homestay Facilities
The home stay consists of two levels with two rooms per floor. There are two rooms with river views and the other two overlook Old Town. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and well designed with foreign visitors in mind.
Another neat feature of this home stay is the rooftop terrace. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beverage at the end of the day or a morning cuppa while you wake up with the rest of Hoi An.
There are three room types to choose from:
- Standard Twin,
- Superior Double, and
- Family Room
We’ve stayed in both the superior double and family rooms.
Superior Double Room
We happened to stay in the same room on two of our visits and loved it!
This river view room was spacious and light. It also came with an added feature of a small balcony overlooking the Thu Bon river. (Perfect for a cheeky avo vino and nibbles).
Simply furnished with a comfortable large double bed, a small dresser, sitting area and luggage storage.
There was no blanket or duvet in any of our stays, but we found we didn’t need one. We’re pretty sure they will have one if you need it.
The private bathroom was clean and simple with a separate shower, western toilet and basin. Stocked with towels, toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste), and a hairdryer.
The room had a large flat screen TV with cable channels, a bar fridge and came with free WiFi.
The family room had all the same conveniences as the superior double with a few key differences.
The main area/room housed two large single beds, a flat screen TV and fridge. It also had double doors opening onto a balcony.
While the main bedroom had a large double bed, wardrobe and its own flat screen TV and balcony.
The private bathroom was also slightly bigger and offered the same amenities. It would easily accommodate up to four guests.
The superior double room cost us VND 300,000 (~USD 13.00 / ~AUD 18.00) a night.
For the family room, we paid VND 400,000 (~USD 18.00 / ~AUD 24.00). (We did get a discount on this because it was our third stay with them in a year and they were showing us some love.)
Either way, we would happily pay standard pricing as it is totally worth it.
Service that is second to none
Chi and her family will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home. That was the best part of all our stays at the Hoi An Riverlife Homestay.
The service doesn’t stop there either.
You can opt to order a home cooked breakfast and we hear it’s pretty impressive. (We’re always out the door so early and don’t want to bother them with getting up early to feed us.)
If you are not sure what to do in or around Hoi An then then just ask Chi. They have a wide variety of tours, activities and excursions on offer. They are very knowledgeable on the area and offer excellent recommendations.
All you have to do is ask.
Being greeted with a giant smile and a warm hug every time we stay is what we love most about this home stay.
So, if this is your idea of home-away-from-home, then we highly recommend coming here.
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