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Green Valley International Hostel Reviews

45 Muong Hoa Road, Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam

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206 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great staff, great location, comfy beds and a good view.


We booked online but the staff didn't reserve the beds for us. They took us to another hotel for a higher price. They compromised only when we asked for the deposit back.


Basic but good hostel, has a cosy fireplace and bar which is needed when it's cold as it was when we were there. We also appreciated the electric blankets in the beds! Food very good & staff friendly and helpful- I left my passport there by mistake and they put it on the night bus to Hanoi for me at no charge, really appreciated!

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location is a bit far out, but the town is small so it is fine to walk. Staff were fine once you started chatting, but when we walked in the receptionist ignored us for a few minutes (he was watching TV), and later another staff member turned off all the lights while we were still sitting in the lounge area (the only place wifi reaches). 4 beds to a dorm, which was nice and private, and electric blankets kept us warm


Only complaint was that the bedroom and bathroom door was difficult to open


Sheets are not very clean and my electrical blanket was not working so cold! Good atmosphere with pool table and fireplace in the bar.


Nice place, loved the common area with a fireplace and pool table


The place was out of the way, which could be seen positively or negatively. It's down a hill outside the main tourist area. The staff was nice but not great at English. The food and the common room are great, we met a lot of nice people there. The rooms are homely, spacious but rather dingy. Good value for money.


Like some of the other comments, the staff at the hostel were very infrequently at the desk. We would have to wait around for them, which got kind of annoying. It was located just a bit outside of the town, but not a bad walk, and great views!! The facilities weren't bad, but you are paying only a few dollars, so you get what you pay for!


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.

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