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Sunflower Hotel Hoi An Reviews

397 Cua Dai Road, Downtown, Hoi An, Vietnam

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1391 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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This hostel was great to make friends and meet new people! However, the rooms were never swept and bed sheets often had stains. Towels were awful - stained and in short supply. When I first arrived I asked for a towel and they tried to give me a dirty one because there were none clean! Gross! Pool was decent, drinks were cheap, and its honestly the best place to go for a party. All in all its a good time, especially if you're too drunk of hung over to notice its barely clean.


Really liked this place, good to meet people and have pre drinks. Pool is nice! Read some things about rude staff but i expirienced it good! They even gave me free water bottles when i left on my motorbike!! But the walk to the bars is quite far... Rooms are clean, sheets are awesome :)

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Because of a misunderstanding I got in the wrong room. Even if I had the key of another dorm, I could easily get into the room. This means the keys of the rooms are not needed, the doors can not be locked. In the morning staff coming in the room a few times without a reason and even without asking permission or being sorry for disturbing.


Good place for meeting other travellers (mostly Irish and English) and partying, great breakfast, nice pool area but small, beds fill up quickly in the morning!


If your okay with a little bit of grim, it's not so bad. Rooms are not cleaned just toilet paper changed and garbages emptied. The bathroom has prolly never been cleaned. The only saving grace is the pool, which in the end didn't pursuade me to stay. Booked for four days and switched elsewhere after 2. Despite giving proper notice they still held my deposit. There was also a large group of 30 French high school students (15 years old). Not good for the atmosphere


Staff weren't that helpful, on check in I was given my key and then ignored. On returning to the front desk, they had sold out of locks for lockers some of which were broken and towels were not available, showers were cold and the room had remnants of backpackers who had long checked out. Nice vibe around the pool but if you're not a big partier there's better places to stay for less in Hoi An.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Anyone would be able to walk in and most times our dormitory room was left unlocked (not the fault of the hotel I realise). Staff were friendly and helpful in booking a flight the day before we wanted one. Saw a rat running around the pool area one night when we were having dinner which made us wonder about the cleanliness of the place.


Good if you want to go out all the time and be surrounded by 18 year olds on their gaps years. Bathroom was dirty and water didn't drain at all, pool was murkey. Breakfast was only redeeming feature.


Really lovely place, easy to meet other travelers. The pool is fantastic!


Busy place in hoi an, great reception area and people behind the desk are really helpful. Pool area and bar area are busy all day and get really busy at 8pm. Food is great, try the fried mozeralla, you will not regret it. Room was big and bathroom too, only thing the bath looks like its never been bleeched..yuk! Can see why people label it a party hostel, theres plenty of places for a drink nearby. Rent a bike and explore. Perfect stay for 4 nights.


where to begin, booked a 6bed dorm and recieved an 8 bed dorm (this happened to everyone and staff didnt care once questioned), super squeaky bunk beds, sheets unchanged between guests, pointless key card system for electrics that woke everyone up on late arrivals as it turns on all bright lights! Rude staff all round, atmosphere to be desired. overall a huge let down after hearing the hype.


Make sure you bring a padlock


Ignoring the rude staff, this place was great! Equidistant from the beach and the old town, it's the perfect place to slow down, have a cocktail, get some clothes made and eat Bahn Mi! Breakfast buffet was laughable but hey, when in Vietnam! Would defo stay again!


There were no lockers in our room and the bathroom didn't seem to be cleaned very regularly. When I first asked about airport transfer from the hotel I was told to go to the shop across the street which was confusing as my friend had just booked a taxi with the hotel a few hours earlier.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location and a pool is always nice but the staff could be some of the worst in the whole region. For all it's party benefits, Sunflower is not only expensive but is run by some of the most unfriendly, unhelpful, surly and mean hostel staff you will meet in Vietnam.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Was an Ok hostel, did meet other travellers, though was partially spoiled by the "Brits on tour" group who were being drunken idiots while they were there. Other than that the place was ok and the free buffet breakfast was good too.


It locates between the beach


Unless you really want the Brit abroad drink all day experience this probably isn't the hostel for you. Good to meet people and is good for a drink but some very large parties just spent entire days by pool. Wifi poor, staff not overly helpful and had dirty linen on my bed when I arrived


Really liked this hostel! Big, very popular, easy to meet people and the food was great and good value for money. Breakfast was really good and the overall atmosphere in the hostel was fantastic. Hoi An was already a great place to be, so this was just an added bonus!


Good pool, good breakfast, pretty sociable. Breakfast staff were rude - especially the pancake lady who would never smile and would just look guests up and down. Location is pretty out of the way. I would say it's overpriced.

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