When searching for an accommodation, you will mostly find the category Villa or Homestay. A Vietnamese homestay is run by a family that provides private guest rooms, mostly in a house next door. Hoi An offers plenty of nice homestays and it depends on your budget and the neighborhood you want to live in. Here are my favorite places I can recommend.
Tra Que Village
Huyen Homestay is a tranquil and beautiful homestay in the middle of the peaceful Tra Que Vegetable Village. The house is directly on the river front and located in one of the quietest neighborhoods I can imagine. The Huyen Homestay is so beautiful that we have partnered with the hosts and created a package for your 1-Month stay. Check it out here.
An My Village
The Ricefield Homestay in An My is just around the corner from Hub Hoi An and as the name says, it is in the middle of the rice paddies. Mike and Hanh, the owner of the homestay, are super friendly hosts and welcome many of our Hub members. Check out our 1-Month package. Other options in An My (where Hub Hoi An is located) are the Golden Rice Villa or Pastorale Villa.
An Bang Beach
Depending on your budget, you have plenty of choices in An Bang beach. Two of my favorite homestays, where I lived in 2016 are The Cashew Tree Homestay run by Ms Quy and her family and The An Bang Beach Village Homestay. Dong, the owner of The An Bang Beach Village Homestay and Restaurant serves you the best grilled fish in banana leaves and you shouldn’t miss a chance to book a cooking class with him. Dong is full of joy and is always up for jokes and fun.
I haven’t stayed there personally, but my mom was super happy with my choice: The Charming Homestay is located in Cua Dai Street, close to the Hub, and the centre of Hoi An. Ni and her lovely mother make you feel like staying with friends and family. Ms Ni helped me when I was setting up the Hub with some shopping.
Rent your own House
If you plan to stay at least one month in Hoi An, think about having your own little house in town or in the villages around. The best place to rent your new home is Nha Toi Real Estate. I’ve found the Hub house through Nha Toi and I am more than thankful to Ms Ha and the team about their outstanding customer service. Check their website for available houses. You will sign a lease contract in English and Vietnamese, pay your rent in cash, and receive the keys to your new home. It will probably be fully furnished and equipped. Another way to find a house is a stroll throught the Hoi An Expat Property Group on Facebook. Locals post daily new homes to rent.