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Hoi An - Hoi An Hostel

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Our Hoi An Hostel is located between the historical unesco town of Hoi An and some of Vietnam's most incredible beaches. The hostel is equipped with a stunning pool, countless open and airy common spaces, a deck area overlooking lush rice paddies, and a large alfresco style bar and restaurant. Our travel desk in Hoi An offers a huge range of tours and experiences in the surrounding area and can help plan any onward travel, both North and South, from the midpoint of the country.

Formerly known as Fai-fo or Faifoo, this well preserved city was noted in 1999 as a UNESCO World heritage site and recently named the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. The city was described as a charming city with ancient roots, distinct architecture, a contagious energy, and arguably one of the best street food scenes on the planet. You can spend days wandering the narrow alleys of the ancient town or relax on the beach or by the pool with a cocktail in hand. However, there are some quite notable activities you should definitely consider during your time here.

The most popular activity is to get on a bicycle and explore the ancient town, learn about the history and the cultures that make Hoi An what it is today. At the Eastern end of the town you’ll find the central market, arrive early to witness all the exciting actions that happen at this market during its primed period. If you are lucky enough to visit Hoi An during its rice season, you will find yourself surrounded by lush green/golden rice paddies. Make your way through the many small roads cutting through the rice paddies; you might even get to play with some water buffalos, one of the many symbols of Vietnam.

Take time to visit one of the nicer beaches in Hoi An, An Bang beach. This is where you’ll likely be getting your tan on. There are many restaurants, bars and beach clubs right on the beach. Nestled between An Bang and Cua Dai beach, Kahuna’s beach club is a hidden gem, if you are looking for a laid back day lounging by the beach or hanging out by the pool, come join us at Kahuna's Hoi An beach club for delicious food, a wide variety of refreshing drinks and cocktails and plenty of fun in the sun. We’ve got paddleboards, beach lounges, a crystal clear pool, beach party and so much more. Hoi An is famous for numerous tailor shops offering high quality fabrics at very reasonable prices. Whether it’s a suit, dress or leather shoes and belts, Hoi An tailors can replicate the latest fashions.

Getting There

So you’ve finally arrived in Da Nang, now what? Getting to our hostel in Hoi An of course!

Private Pickup:

No need to fret! The easiest, quickest way to get directly to our hostel is to book a private car through us, this will cost you around 17$. Just let us know your details in advance so we can have someone ready and waiting on your arrival.

By Grab:

Your second option is to make use of Vietnam’s equivalent to Uber, Grab. Simply download the app before you arrive and enter your details. Grab taxi will cost you around 21.50$. If you choose to hail a Grab from the side of the road, be prepared to put your bartering skills to use as they will often overcharge you, agree on a price beforehand and ensure you get in to the right car!

By Bus:

Your third option is to make use of public transport such as the local buses, this will be your cheapest option but will also be your longest option.

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Things To Do

Hoi An Bicycle City Tour

The best way to see Hoi An and familiarise yourself with this beautiful, popular city. Set off in the morning towards the stunning ancient town and visit the local market, tailor shops and try your hand at making your own lantern which you can take home as a souvenir. Cycle to the central market, on to Hoi An Island and view the infamous Japanese bridge, snapping stunning pictures of the local architecture that makes this city so unique.

Visit the more than 250-year-old Ancient House, buy incredible handmade silverware and jewelry or other souvenirs, and indulge in some tea, cookies, frozen yogurt and fruit from the charming resident family. Finally, head to our beach bar Kahuna's and crack open a free beer. Recoup with a laze on the beach, or head back to town or the hostel with your included bicycle rental for the day.

Hoi An Eco Cooking Class

Get immersed in the bustle of the morning market, practice your bargaining skills when shopping and learn about the ingredients necessary for your upcoming cooking class on this fabulous day or rural country life splendor. Cruise along the Thu Bon River to catch fish by a traditional Vietnamese way of fishing. Paddle down the canals and mangroves of the Nipa Palm forest in a traditional bamboo basket boat.

Pick up some lovable handmade souvenirs made from Nipa Palm leaves such as hats and rings. After the activities, play a Vietnamese folk game "bit", "mat", "bat", "bat" and meet the chefs who will introduce you to the Vietnamese cultural cuisine. Afterward, keep a recipe book so you can impress your friends and family with a lovely Vietnamese meal.

Hoi An Basket Boats Trip

Start the day cycling to the pristine Eco Village and Coconut farms on the beautiful river that winds its way through the UNESCO town of Hoi An. Board a traditional bamboo basket boat and float through the mangrove forest with your friendly, local guide. Hold on tight as they spin you in circles and learn how to craft souvenirs from the coconuts leaves.

Try your hand at crab fishing like a local, and paddling a bamboo basket boat yourself. Return to the village for a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee, and relax before playing a traditional Vietnamese game: bit mat bat de. Then it's back on the bikes for a relaxing cycle back to the hostel for a dip in the pool or a trip into the old town as you have use of the bicycles until 8 pm!

Ba Na Hills

Discovered centuries ago, Ba Na Hills is located in the Central strip of land with a cool climate all year round. Only over the past 10 years, Ba Na Hills has become well-known for the complex of tourism projects, thereby winning the title of "Vietnam's leading tourist zone" for 4 consecutive years from 2014 – 2017. It is home to the famous Golden Hands Bridge as well as its very own theme park.

Hai Van Pass

The Hai Van Pass is arguably the most iconic stretch of road in Vietnam, and is renowned for its scenic beauty. Made famous by the BBC motoring programme Top Gear in 2008, the pass was dubbed "A deserted ribbon of perfection - one of the best cost roads in the world" and is an absolute must during any Vietnam visit.

The pass crosses over a spur of the Truong Son (Annamite) range that emerges from the West and just into the South China Sea, forming the Hai Van Peninsula and the adjoining Son Tra Island. The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of Northern and Southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Da Nang from the "Chinese Winds" that blow in from the Northwest.

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