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WHERE TO STAY IN SAPA: Resort, Hotel, Hostels

There’s a lot of love to discover in Vietnam, and one such place to experience the country’s cultural and natural wonders is in Sapa. It is located in the Lao Cai province, 350 kilometres (about 217 miles) from Hanoi.

With its 16 commune-level subdivisions, stunning rice paddies, there’s a lot for you to explore here, and you just need to have a place to stay, and everything else becomes a breeze.

That being said, I’m sure you’re looking for some tips on where to stay in Sapa, and you’re surely in the right place! We’ll be talking about some of the best accommodations to stay in Sapa. Read on if you’re keen to learn more about these places.

TIP: Here are the ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi

WHERE TO STAY IN SAPA

WHERE TO STAY IN SAPA - Best Accommodation in Sapa, Vietnam
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Accommodation is one of the most essential aspects of travelling. As a tourist, you would want to have the best of the best experience in a place where you will be resting your tired body.

If you are a digital nomad, you’d like the place to be as relaxing as it can be to minimise the distraction while you are working. With this in mind, we’ve carefully selected the following accommodations for you. Let’s have a look at them.

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Luxury Hotels in Sapa

If you are looking for the best luxury hotels and resorts, here are some of the accommodations that you should consider:

Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel

The 5-star hotel has many features that make it worthy of the title world-class hotel; it has a 24-hour help desk and room service. The ambience will surely make you feel like you’re in paradise; the interior of the hotel is professionally and tastefully designed, and the hotel itself is set in a high place allowing its customers to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

Other amenities include an indoor pool, billiards area, continental breakfast, and of course, Wi-Fi.

Best features:

  • terrace/Overlooking
  • fitness centre
  • kid’s club

Cons:

  • the staff has limited English skills
  • the road going to the hotel may cause inconvenience because it is muddy and rocky

Hotel de la Coupole – MGallery

One of the most relaxing hotels in Sapa is Hotel de la Coupole. The overall ambience of the hotel is classy; the design has a French influence. Meanwhile, the outside view of this hotel makes its customers feel like they are one with nature– imagine being surrounded by mountains, trees, and clouds.

Other features of the hotel include a sauna, airconditioned rooms, swimming pool, bar, and free access to Wi-Fi.

Best features:

  • overlooking
  • world-class interior design
  • sauna bath
  • health and wellness centre

Cons:

  • the staff has limited English-speaking skills
  • breakfast isn’t included

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa packs a ton of features that will make you want to stay here for an extended period of time. It is surrounded by the beauty of the mountains being touched by the clouds, complemented by the soul-soothing greeneries, a feature that will, in and of itself, relaxes each and every customer that visits this hotel.

Besides, the hotel’s interior exudes nothing but elegance, topped with features such as free Wi-Fi access, a swimming pool, and a spa & wellness centre.

Best features:

  • the sceneries
  • elegant interior design
  • spa & wellness centre
  • babysitting service

Cons:

  • the staff has limited English-speaking skills
  • limited food options

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Classy and rustic. These are the two words that best describe Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa. Its interiors are made of both wooden and modern materials, giving the hotel an overall quaint vibe.

Its amenities include an indoor heated pool, free Wi-Fi access, and each of the units is equipped with a heating facility, flat-screen TV, and minibar. Also, they have an on-site restaurant that serves sumptuous meals, as well as a tennis court should you feel like wanting to shed some sweat.

Best features:

  • tennis court
  • indoor heated pool
  • 24-hour reception

Cons:

  • small rooms
  • the road to the hotel is unpaved

Mid-range Hotels in Sapa

Of course, not everyone enjoys luxury hotels and resorts, so we’ll also talk about where to stay in Sapa if what you’re searching for is in the mid-range.

Sapa Romance Hotel

If you’re looking for a clean and organised hotel that won’t break your bank account, Sapa Romance Hotel is the hotel to be. It is located 5 kilometres (around 3 miles) from Fansipan, so you can smoothly go to the best tourist attractions in a few minutes.

Each unit in this hotel has a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, kettle, and hairdryer. Other features of the hotel are free Wi-Fi, an airport shuttle, a 24-hour front desk, and local-style breakfast.

Best features:

  • near tourist attractions
  • airport shuttle service
  • local breakfast

Cons:

  • rooms have no mirror
  • interior is old

Sapa Dragon Hotel

Sapa Dragon Hotel is an affordable accommodation in Sapa. Each of its rooms is ultra-clean. It has terraces where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains; also, the rooms have an air-conditioning facility as well as a wardrobe.

Your stay is going to be complemented by free breakfast, 24-hour front desk service, airport shuttle, and open access to wireless Internet.

Best features:

  • buffet breakfast
  • airport shuttle service
  • terrace for overlooking

Cons:

  • the interior isn’t soundproof
  • limited breakfast options

Eden Boutique Hotel & Spa

Eden Boutique Hotel & Spa is the place to go if you want to be relaxed, and you’re on a budget. It features a spa and wellness centre, plus each of its rooms has a minimalist design, which helps its guests feel as relaxed as they can be.

so, each of the rooms is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator, and kettle. The private bathroom has a bidet, and they supply their guests with complimentary toiletries. Other features include free Wi-Fi, free parking space, and an on-site bar.

Best features:

  • free parking
  • spa and wellness centre
  • private bathroom

Cons:

  • rooms are small
  • location is a bit far from the tourist attractions

Hostels and Homestays in Sapa

If you want to enjoy Sapa without spending too much, hostels in Sapa are a fantastic place to stay. Renting a guesthouse or a homestay instead of a luxury or mid-range hotel will give you plenty of opportunities to connect with the locals as well as other travellers.

Homestays and guest houses are family-run accommodations, and often the family lives on-site or near the shelter.

I recommend this option because I think that Sapa is best experienced if you are staying with the locals instead of chain hotels. After all, you’ll have a first-hand experience of the local culture and the day-to-day lives of the locals.

If I’m able to convince you to get a guesthouse/homestay/hostel, here are some of the best accommodations that you should consider booking, you can also check this list of best hostels all over Vietnam.

Lustig Hostel

Lustig Hostel has a shared bar, which gives you plenty of opportunities to meet local and international travellers. It has a 24-hour concierge service making it a convenient hostel to stay at as you can have your needs and worries attended at any time of the day.

Each of its rooms is rustic in style, and very clean, giving its guests a homey feel. Other services that Lustig Hostel offers are a free airport shuttle, spa and wellness centre, and free Wi-Fi.

Best features:

  • shared bar
  • homey rooms
  • 24-hour concierge service

Cons:

  • poor soundproofing
  • the staff has limited English-speaking skills

Mountain Clouds Sapa Hostel

Mountain Clouds Sapa Hostel is located near the Fansipan Legend Cable Car Station, which means that, aside from being able to mingle with tourists and locals, you will also have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful views from high ground.

It features a 24-hour concierge service, free Wi-Fi, room service, and currency exchange. They offer western-style breakfast, so if you’re from the US and you suddenly find yourself craving for something to eat, then this hostel will satisfy that craving for you!

Best features:

  • American-style breakfast
  • 24-hour concierge
  • currency exchange service

Cons:

  • the staff has limited English-speaking skills
  • no air-conditioning (heating)

Po Homestays

Po Homestays is set in a village 11 kilometres (about 7 miles) from the Fansipan Legend Cable Car Station, which means you will get to immerse yourself in the beauty of the simple everyday living of the locals here.

hat’s more, Po Homestays offer a complimentary breakfast to help jumpstart your mornings. Each unit has a microwave oven, kettle, refrigerator, and a desk, and you can prepare your meal in the shared kitchen or dine at their on-site restaurant. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a parking area, and an on-site bar.

Best features:

  • free breakfast
  • immersive environment
  • on-site restaurant

Cons:

  • no air-conditioning (heating)

I hope that you’ve found what you’re looking for in one of the accommodations listed above. Whether you’ll stay in a luxury hotel, a mid-range one, or you’re going for a hostel, remember not to miss your chance of being able to experience the ‘real’ Sapa through the locals.

If you have any questions or if you want to add something, or perhaps, you’d like to share your own experiences in Sapa, feel free to leave a comment below.

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