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Sunflower Hotel Hoi An Reviews

397 Cua Dai Road, Downtown, Hoi An, Vietnam

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1908 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


Good atmosphere, busy but clean. Well organized and fantastic breakfast! $1bicycle rental, cheap motorbike rental, good places to eat nearby and cheap. Best to buy beer outside of hostel as much cheaper. Walking distance to old town


It was a big shame that the security guard used the common room as his bedroom.

  • 23rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The good fame made them be careless about customer satisfaction. The receptionist was very rude even with her unclear english. The bathroom kept dirty even after the cleaning has been done, no paper and no hot water. The services that the hostel offers such as shuttle to the airport, are half price at the agency next door.The Swimming pool is a good social area and breakfast is amazing!! I wouldn't recommend to someone who wants a peaceful place to chill out.


Party place, perfect to meet people and chill in hoi an. Swimming pool is a blast especially in this time of the year where it s so warm in early afternoon. Hostel is clean and convenient located ( rent a scooter). I stayed in mixed dorms and especially enjoyed the spacious bathroom for 6. I would come back and i definitely recommend it.


The staff were very rude. There were 7 people checked in to our 6 bed dorm and we had to ask 3 times to get it sorted. Bedding was unclean which isn't what you expect when you pay $8 a night for a dorm. Breakfast is good, the pool and outdoor seating area is nice. A lot of people recommend staying here because it's got a good atmosphere, however you can just come in and use the pool etc without staying at the hostel.


If ever I thought I need a sleep-sheet or protective cover, this was the place. While their breakfasts are the absolute best ANYWHERE, and I loved their pool, I only stayed one of the four nights reserved since the sheets and pillow case were dirty and there were wrappers and even half a jar of peanut butter next to my bed....uh, none of it mine. Definitely a party joint, which I'm down for most of the time, however, the lack of cleanliness could become hazardous.


A real party hostel.


Best place to stay - very clean, comfy beds and an amazing buffet breakfast! Stayed for 3 nights with friends but could have stayed longer. Definitely the party hostel of hoi an.


Loved staying at the sunflower, the atmosphere is really nice! A lot of backpackers, so it's easy to meet new people! It is a party hostel though, if you want peace and quiet this may not be the best pick. I liked it and stayed for 6 nights! The breakfast is great by the way! Nice pool and a pooltable as well!


Full of young people with a great atmosphere. Really good breakfast! Only issue is that it's a taxi away from all the nightlife but the taxis are cheap enough


Great hostel! However, it depends in which dorm you are. I had a perfect dorm with lovely roommates, but also slept at a dorm where the people where too loud and noisy. Just ask for another room. Vibe is good, swimming pool is nice, breakfast is delicious! Not enough plugs in the dorms though. Wifi is good, towels can be rent, bicycles are cheap as well. Enjoy your stay!

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