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Sunflower Hotel Hoi An Reviews

397 Cua Dai Road, Downtown, Hoi An, Vietnam

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1827 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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'The' hostel to stay at in Hoi An, despite being a bit out the way! Really good fun though and nice to have a pool. Dorm room was small and bathroom not so clean but fine if you are not fussy!


Good hostel. A bit far from the centre of town. Good facilities. Staff have poor English and can be difficult to deal with. They are otherwise friendly. The free breakfast buffet is definitely the best thing about the place. Its great.


Really fun party hostel, is huge and always full with young backpackers. Has a good pool and bar area which was great. Someone I met had some money stolen from a random guy who walked into the hostel and was stealing so in that sense security wasn't great but should be fine as long as you lock up your valuables. other than that staff was friendly and helpful except for the cleaners who would come into the rooms screaming every morning when people were sleeping. But would definitely recommend.


A nice place to meet people at the inhouse bar/restaurant and pool, very crowded and the included breakfast buffet is superb, many good options! small downsides: some of the stuff was grumpy from time to time, the pool had many particles in it but had enough chlorine to be safe to swim in :) also I was afraid the sink in the bathroom falls down the next moment so weird it hung there


At first at the reception people are not nice, almost neves you see a smile. They have a poor english and don´t try to help you with information. They don´t even dont know haw far is the beach (talking about km) or how much could be a cab to go anywhere. There´s no music at the pool and you see everybody borring there. Everytime you ask for food, they want to charge you by the time you are eating... this is really rude. The room was averege, but a litte expensive when you speak abou Vietnam.


Free breakfast, good atmosphere, decent staff, good location in between the old town and the beaches.


This is by far one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The breakfast buffet is awesome, the atmosphere is buzzing throughout the day and there are plenty of sun loungers for everyone. Beer is slightly more expensive but you can pop across the street a buy a bottle on the cheap. The location is about 10 minute bike ride from the beautiful town centre with bars and restaurants or 10 mins to the beach in the other direction. Great place!!


Nice place with a lot of young and happy backpackers. One nice and helpfull girl in the staff but the other were really unhelpfull and looked mad all the time.. 15 minutes walking to the center of Hoi An, but there are bikes for rent outside the hostel. The breakfirst was gourgeous


Stayed in a private double which was a good size.. However didn't clean the room or change the sheets on one of the days. Great atmosphere as there were loads of other travellers and had a good social area by the pool. Good location and you can hire bikes ($1) and mopeds ($5) from right outside for the whole day. Walking distance to Why Not bar but be careful if you walk back.. Make sure you come home in a group as when you are alone or in two's it is unsafe.


Gr8 hostel. Didn't venture to Hideout so can't really compare but the buffet breakfast was great (get there for 9.30 not the 10am cut off) great pool, bar and games with tables all outside making it a very sociable area. Rooms cleaned everyday, decent AC, however staff aren't very helpful. Bar gets busy at 9 (drink in room) Bicycles outside - 20,000d (full day) although you can make little deals with the lady. Old town 10 mins, beach 15 mins, and it's a 5 min walk to the Why Not Bar at night


Clean Room Cool Pool Yummy Bufet Breakfast But you might feel really old at this place if you're over 21...


Buffet breakfast is great! It is a very busy hostel. Very loud at night but we knew that ahead of time so it was ok. Our shower didn't have hot water. Bicycles outside to rent for $1! Trouble connecting to wifi was a bit frustrating. Overall good stay.


Horrible experience. If you want a hostel far away from old town and full of drunk/ hungover Brit "lads" partying over their gap year, look no further. Beds were incredibly uncomfortable and smelled, there was only 1 loose plug (Chargers had to be taped to stay) for all 8 people to use, lockers had no keys (so bring own locks), some dorm doors couldn't be locked, and staff were emotionless and not too helpful. Breakfast wasn't bad and there was a pool. However, booked for 2 nights, only stayed 1


The waitresses could be very moody at times.


Best thing about this hostel is the amazing buffet breakfast! Worth going for this alone. Our room was great and clean. A busy hostel but not brilliant bar area, drinks were pretty pricey and not much of a social atmosphere. You are also about 15 min walk from the town or a 10 min cycle from the beach, however there a few good & cheap restaurants nearby.


Loved the staff and loved breakfast!! What a fun experience!

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The main backpacker place for hoi an. Problem is the staff know it. The place sells out. So they let things slip like there manners, cleanliness of the rooms. I spoke to other backpackers who asked for directions for certain places. And they were sent the wrong way. We were there for the holidays. And we asked what celebrations/festivals are on they replied nothing when this wasn't the case. pool is clean. Sheets were washed but were stained. Saying that I would stay again. For atmosphere.


The free breakfast is awesome by hostel standards, all you can eat... Apart of that tho, this place doesn't have much going for it. unfriendly and incredibly unhelpful staff. kind of dirty and the place sort of feels like it's falling apart. it's 'the place to stay' in Hoi An, but it shouldn't be.


Booked a 6 bed mixed dorm and were placed in an 8 bed. We're given 3 keys for the dorm and told to find our way to the room ourselves. We entered only to find all 3 beds were occupied. We spoke to the girls inside who said beds didn't make sense and to take any! My locker was broken and could be accessed by the above locker! Mould all over the window sill! Staff were very rude and said I had to pay to change! We were eventually allowed to swap but only after many sighs and huffs! dissapointinng!


Great place to stay in hoi an. even though it is a bit far away from the old city, if you rent a bike you'll be in 10 minutes there. The pool and the breakfast were great, and during the night there was a good atmosphere.

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