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Green Valley International Hostel Reviews

45 Muong Hoa Road, Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam

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191 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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You cannot expect much for 3$ a night, but it was not one of the best in Vietnam. The staff could be more friendly, there was no one at the reception all the time and they were not so friendly at all. When I was paying the guy said 4$, then i asked him i booked for 3; he said okay, i finally had to show him the booking email that i only owed them 2.50$. Might be a mistake from them, but still; not good The people staying were nice though. I think it should be possible to find a better hostel.


We made a reservation and yet when we wanted to get into our room, it was overbooked. But other than that it was fine. Dorm beds were only $3, so don't expect too much. It was fairly clean, though


They have a nice common room where you can play billiard.


Located outside of town a bit of a walk -but worth the beautiful views. Family is very nice and helpful. Food & drinks decently priced in restaurant. Stayed here twice, once room was very nice & clean -once very dirty. But for this price can't complain.


Staff was friendly. They recommended tours and helped us to book bus to train station at a reasonable price. However room is non airconditioned, which was not stated in the booking. We had to open the windows, sleeping with flies and insects. Rooms were dirty. There was an inconsiderate group of tourist, from the bunks shouting and partying at 3am. Conclusion: cant complain for the price, but if you want a good sleep and cleaniness, pay more for a better place.


I went to Sapa with my friend in the early morning then walked there. It's not hard to find if you got a maps , actually a smartphone. The view from the hostel is amazing and not so far from the city center. The bad point of the hostel is the room. The air in the room can't circulate and of course we always have to close the door to keep safe for our luggage. The staff isnt at the lobby all the time and sometimes we have to wait for them to ask or give the key room.


For 3 bucks a night you can't expect luxury. But this place is actually very decent in terms of cleanliness and the beds are very comfortable. Plus the atmosphere is great in the bar downstairs. Only downside is that sometimes you need something and you can't find any employee to help you. When they are there, however, they'll help you with anything, including renting motorbikes an all that. It's definetly a very good choice.


we booked three beds in a four bed dorm room and ended up getting one room with three double beds and an ensuite bathroom; quite nice! the location is fine, on the edge of town, but the town is tiny it was no problem. the staff were pretty hard to track down when you needed something, but when they were around they were pretty helpful. expensive for bus tickets though, don't buy them here. only dislike was the disorganization of laundry; everyone's clothes mixed into several bags.


Unhelpful staff, don't book anything through them unless you want to pay 50% extra. Room door was never locked, no locker inside. toilets/showers were dirty, saw cockroaches every day


Good location but needs a refurb


For three bucks a night its hard to complain. The rooms had big beds, not bunks, so that was also nice. However, I've seen cleaner hostels.


Great host - Vietnamese husband and wife. Walking distance to Sa pa,town. Nice valley view. One stop shop, you can book everything there!


Good location, comfortable beds, STUNNING view, and the food was good. Never saw anyone at the front desk apart from when we checked in, and things seemed quite disorganised (eg they let my friend get on a bus to the train station without giving her her ticket). Also, when we hired bikes from them there was so little gas in the tanks that we had to walk to the gas station, even though we'd been assured we would make it there fine. Stay here for the view, though, and you will not regret it!


We got a free pick up from the busstation by arrival in sapa. The owners were very friendly and gave us really good information. The view from the green valley is amazing and it's only a short walk away from the town where all the restaurants and shops are. I can definitely recommend this place!

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Originally were staying in a 4 person dorm which we didn't like. Very crammed due to the size of the beds


This hostel is good value for money and fine for a night or two. Found it difficult at times to track someone down who worked there and it could have been a bit cleaner but overall I had a good stay with no major issues.


We stayed here for 2 nights. it's a little out the way down a hill but not too far out, 5min walk to town. Arrived, but no one around, walked up stairs to communal area


Great location- a very short walk from the centre of town (5-10 minutes), down a quiet street looking out onto the mountains. Staff are friendly and they book affordable tours, although service was slow. We stayed in a twin room for two- it was a really nice room, and the beds were very spacious, enough room for a snug two people per bed.


I love this place!!!!! For only $3 a night, you have a million dollar view! Truly amazing and such a pleasure to wake up every morning and sit on the balcony with the rolling Sapa hills. Could have stayed forever! Staff are super friendly and the breakfasts you can buy downstairs are great and very well priced. Try the delicious Apple and Wild Honey pancakes. Will be back! :)


Absolutely amazing given the price. The cheapest accommodation I've ever stayed in but also one of the best. The views are incredible from the balconies by each room. The common room is nice and the beds are comfy (for Vietnam). The only criticism I have is that the reception and bar were sometimes left unattended by the staff. Other than that, perfect.

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