Hundreds of beautiful homestays, hostels, and hotels all gather in Da Lat. However, if you have a small budget, which places offer the best environment and experience without breaking the bank? Let’s find out in this article.
Known as the most romantic city in Vietnam, Da Lat is a frequent destination of many domestic and foreign visitors. Travelers really like the peaceful lifestyle, mountainous landscape, and cold weather here. That’s why many young people in Saigon go to Da Lat every month, even every week. Because of this, many beautiful homestays have appeared in Da Lat. Each of these homestays has its own style and qualities that turn even the most difficult visitor into a loyal guest. I compiled the most stylish homestays for a small budget in Da Lat into this article.
- Ngo Dau Homestay
- Nhà Gió – The Dalat Old-Home
- Cu Tren Cay Homestay
- Legume Da Lat
- Vanda Garden Hill
- Moonrise Garden Dalat
- 4 Quarters Homestay
- Where to Stay in Da Lat, Vietnam’s Most Romantic City
- Budget: well-designed homestays and hostels
Ngo Dau Homestay
Three kilometers away from the city center, Ngo Dau Homestay is located on the hillside overlooking the valley home to Cam Ly stream. This homestay is suitable for those who like quiet and nature.
The furniture in this house is made of wood, bamboo, and recycled items. There are six private rooms, and one dorm in both the upstairs and living room. Every bed in the dorm is made private with a cute little tent which makes it cozy. You can freely use the common living room, kitchen, and front garden when staying here. The host’s whole family usually gathers to cook and eat together. Of course, they usually invite the guest to join them and share the cozy dinner as well.
There is a neighbor’s strawberry garden next to Ngo Dau Homestay. The name of the homestay ngo dau means strawberry garden in English. The strawberries are fresh and clean with a little spray. You can buy strawberries that have been picked by farmers or picked them by yourself. The price is about 80,000 VND per kilogram, depending on the season.
- Address: Han Thuyen bridge, ward 5, Da Lat city
- Facebook: Ngo Dau Homestay
- Price: 120,000 VND
- Phone: +84 90 973 08 30
Nhà Gió – The Dalat Old-Home
Four kilometers away from the city center, Nhà Gió – The Dalat Old-Home is a two-story wooden house. The house is painted entirely in white, decorated with a simple layout from old items such as wooden cabinets, red televisions, or hand-held electronic devices. Those who like the vintage style are fond of this place.
There are many kinds of rooms, including dorm, single, double, and family room. Each room has a cute name and is designed in the style of the 70s and 80s. You can even choose to sleep in a tent in a tree if you like to spend a night in nature. The homestay also has a common kitchen area which is free to use and cook in.
Surrounding the house is a pretty garden where plants and different kinds of flowers, vegetables, and fruits flourish. Sit on the balcony, sip a cup of coffee, read a book, and watch blooming flowers while you are here.
- Address: 50 Nguyen Anh Ninh street, ward 6, Da Lat city
- Website: Nha Gio The Dalat Old Home
- Price: 120,000 VND – 660,000 VND
- Phone: +84 97 968 73 53
- Booking with Agoda: https://www.agoda.com/the-dalat-old-home/hotel/dalat-vn.html
Cu Tren Cay Homestay
An impressive house with the idea of owls nesting in the trees is the Owl on the Tree Homestay. This place has nothing but the comfort and atmosphere of Da Lat.
The rooms are labeled with lovely names such as: owl’s nest, sparrow’s nest, eagle’s nest. The design of each room has a balcony overlooking the beautiful Da Lat valley, the interior is made from wooden planks covered with vivid colorful paint.
There is a charming table with a few wooden chairs in the small courtyard. Sitting on the chair and watching the natural landscape in the cold weather of Da Lat are some of my favorite activities. At night, having a small party with the BBQ in this courtyard is a plus. Cu Tren Cay Homestay has two kinds of room, dorm and single room for two people.
- Address: 37 Dang Thai Than, Ward 3, Da Lat City
- Facebook: Cu Tren Cay Home
- Price: 120,000 VND – 300,000 VND
- Phone: +84 90 868 73 53
Legume Da Lat
Separated from the crowded streets, Legume is colorful hexagonal houses with blue, red, purple, and yellow tones, which is surrounded by green pine trees. Not only a place to stay, Legume is also an extremely hot check-in place in Da Lat.
Legume has 10 rooms, including dorms and bungalows for two or four people. The room is clean, delicate, full of cool air, and sunshine that will bring you a comfortable feeling. In addition to the private bedroom, there is also a common living space with a small wooden table. Every guest can gather here, have a BBQ meal, sing and play music, and share interesting stories with each other.
In addition, Legume has an area of over one hectare and is surrounded by green gardens. The gardens are planted and taken of care by the host every day. She loves the trees and her plants very much. Perhaps the name Legume stems from this passion of hers.
Légume Homestay has a private room overlooking the garden (bungalow garden). Closed bathroom and toilet area
- Address: 12A Bach Dang street, ward 7, Da Lat city
- Fanpage: Legume
- Phone: +84 93 805 04 45
- Price: 120,000 VND – 600,000 VND
Vanda Garden Hill
Vanda Garden Hill is located at 39 Trieu Viet Vuong, only 10 minutes from the city center. All items in the rooms are entirely made of wood. The rooms inside the villa are available for booking as well. If you travel with a big group, you can rent the whole villa. The highlight of this homestay is the small triangle bungalows along the slope. The bungalow is simply furnished with warm colors with a view overlooking the green garden.
Vanda Garden Hill also offers BBQ services and a campfire. A portion of the BBQ for each person is 120,000 VND. You can expect pork, shrimp, chicken, and fresh vegetables. Raw ingredients and the BBQ area are prepared by the host, so you only need to grill and enjoy the scene. Singing, dancing, and enjoying the cold night with friends beside the fire is the best experience.
- Address: 39 Trieu Viet Vuong street, ward 4, Da Lat city
- Website: Vanda Garden Hill
- Price: 165,000 VND – 560,000 VND
Moonrise Garden Dalat
Moonrise Garden Dalat is located at Dang Thai Lan Street, near the cable car station in Tuyen Lam Lake. Reflected in its name, the homestay is quite spacious and full of green trees like a garden. This is not only a homestay but also a coffee shop. The decoration is simple, but it makes you feel relaxed and warm.
Moonrise Garden Dalat has three double bedrooms, all of which have a glass wall overlooking the valley of green trees. When you wake up in the morning and pull the curtains, the green garden appears before your eyes. Then, just step outside to breathe the fresh air of a new day, sit in the courtyard and watch the valley below to enjoy your leisure time in Da Lat. If you go with a group of friends, you can rent a tent and make a fire to camp in the backyard all night long.
- Address: 27 Dang Thai Lan street, ward 13, Da Lat city
- Facebook: Moonrise Garden Dalat
- Price: 300,000 VND
4 Quarters Homestay
Located in an alleyway on Nguyen Cong Tru Street, 4 Quarters Homestay sees none of the hustle and bustle of vehicles outside. Reflected in its slogan “simple and happy”, this homestay is a nice little house with white painted rooms and simple interiors.
There are different types of rooms, including dorm, private room, studio, or the whole house. The washing machine, kitchen, and living room are free to use. There is a small vegetable garden in front of the homestay. It opens early in the morning and you can see the scene of local people watering and picking vegetables. What a peaceful life! The highlight of this homestay is the friendly hosts. You can always find someone to talk to and share stories about Da Lat which makes you feel at home.
- Address: Alley 66, Nguyen Cong Tru street, ward 2, Da Lat city
- Booking: +84 395 030 901
- Price: 80,000 VND – 1,200,000 VND
Where to Stay in Da Lat, Vietnam’s Most Romantic City
No matter whether you go for a basic homestay, one of Da Lat’s small family-run hotels, or choose for luxury in some of the higher-end places in this mountainous town, there is almost no “wrong” place to stay.
Working on your Vietnam itinerary and afraid it’s going to be loud, busy, and motorbike-filled? Discover why more and more travelers are putting Da Lat, the country’s most romantic city, on their list of must-sees. Offering a rich variation in types of accommodations, from cheap homestays to luxe resorts, let us show you why we think you shouldn’t miss this city. Especially if you love flowers, coffee, or both (and who doesn’t!)
Budget: well-designed homestays and hostels
Because Da Lat is relatively small, and quiet throughout, it’s not hard to book a stay inside the action. Since you come here for a relaxing change of scenery, you almost can’t go wrong. Of course, if you still want to connect with as many people as possible, the options are always there, especially in hostels and homestays.
In fact, Da Lat is known amongst locals as the city of “a new homestay every two weeks.” The sense of rest and relaxation comes through in even the most affordable options.
1. Là Nhà Homestay, Da Lat
Nowhere does this idea of a well-designed homestay manifest itself then at Là Nhà (At Home) Homestay, considered the place that made homestays trendy again with Vietnamese youth. Originally an old villa, like the other houses on Hoang Dieu Street, well-known photographer Dinh Ngu took it upon himself to transform it into this highly Instagrammable travelers’ retreat.
Light, sunny, and happiness-inducing common spaces, inside and outside
The beds could not be much simpler, nor could they be cuter for that matter
Offering both private rooms and dorms, a shared living room and communal kitchen, this will be a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings that you or your followers won’t soon forget.
- Là Nhà Homestay: Alley 2 Ngo Thi Sy, Ward 4, Da Lat City
- Homepage: Là Nhà Homestay Facebook
- Phone: (+84)90 3650 377
- Prices start at 150,000 VND or about 6.5 USD
2. YOLO Camping House, Da Lat
“You Only Live Once”, isn’t that why you’re traveling far from home? Why you embraced this crazy adventure and found yourself prepping for one or more weeks in this country? Well, the people behind Yolo Camping House in Da Lat certainly understand the need to explore. Originally founding the YOLO Hostel N Bar that packs a number of dorm rooms right in the city center, these “lovers of life” launched a whole new initiative called the YOLO Camping House, now about two years ago.
The building is literally in the mountains (left) and offers tons of light and serene sights inside (right)
As the name suggests, YOLO Camping House is a hostel and house in one. Yes, you heard that right – this house really does offer the best of both worlds, with fully set-up campsites inside the rooms. And, in line with the camping spirit, you won’t find a TV or other electronics in your room, or should we say tent? You will find the essentials: a comfy bed, a few decorative elements and of course, the tent itself, which you can close like a curtain, in case you want to sleep in a bit after long nightly conversations “under” the starry skies.
Camping inside a house, protected from the elements but with a view of the starry nights… only in Da Lat!
With views of the mountains to boot, this place truly is a unique way of spending one or multiple nights in Da Lat. It may be a bit unusual, but then again… you only live once!
- YOLO Camping House: 27B Ba Thang Tu, Ward 3, Da Lat City
- Homepage: YOLO Camping House Facebook
- Link Booking: here
- Tents with rooms for 1-5 people start at 300,000 VND or about 13 USD
3. Dalat Lacasa Homestay II, Da Lat
Just looking for a good price and a central location? Dalat Lacasa Homestay II will certainly fit your needs. This hostel is well-designed and has everything you could wish for in a stay at this price. Well-done dorms pack several beds in one room but still provide privacy. The solo rooms offer bright, clean and sunny designs, comfy beds, and a sink right in the room. Besides the great layouts, the main draw here really is the location.
Situated on the Thu Khoa Huan Street, all of Da Lat’s main city attractions are within walking distance. Whether you want to pick up some fresh food at the old market or take a stroll alongside the lake, it’s right out your door.
- Dalat Lacasa Homestay II: 59 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City
- Homepage: Dalat Lacasa II Facebook
- Link Booking: here
- Rooms start at 180,000 VND or about 8 USD
I highly recommend these homestays when you have a chance to visit Da Lat. Let’s make your plan and be ready to explore the romantic land of Vietnam.
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