Ha Giang has become increasingly popular to Vietnamese tourists in recent years. During holidays and the weekend, it might be difficult to book accommodation here. My advice is therefore to avoid travelling to Ha Giang during these occasions.
There are more accommodations in Ha Giang City, but sometimes due to your own itinerary, it is more convenient not to stay in the city center, but rather in Dong Van, Yen Minh, Quan Ba or Meo Vac. Be aware that hotels in Ha Giang look more like motels, so don’t expect high standards of services. In addition, not many hotel staff there can speak English. Hence if you want to call the hotel to book a room, ask someone who can speak Vietnamese to do that for you.
List of hotels in Ha Giang City:
Ha Giang Resort (Truong Xuan Ecolodge) is a nice place with English-speaking staff, river-view rooms and motorbike rental. You can book a room here via booking.com or agoda as well.
Bông Hostel / Cafe 63–65 Minh Khai St. / Tel: (+84) 091 512 19 87. This place has been recommended a lot recently by backpackers to Ha Giang. Free travel advice.
Ha An Guesthouse: 168 Tran Hung Dao / Tel: (+84) 219 3866 242
List of hotels in Dong Van:
Lam Tung Hotel (with lift): To 3, Thi trán Dong Van (can be booked from booking.com)
Hoang Ngoc Hotel: (0219) 3856020
Cao Nguyen Da Hotel: (0219) 3856868
Khai Hoan Hotel: (0219) 3856147
Xuan Thu Guesthouse: To 2, Thi tran Dong Van
Lung Cu Guest House: (0219)3856216
Lung Cu Flag Tower in Dong Van District
List of hotels in Quan Ba:
Nui Doi Guesthouse: (0219) 6510789
Anh Hoat Guesthouse: (0219) 3847189
Cao Nguyen Motel: 250 000 VND / single room, 350 000 VND / double or triple room –
567 Guesthouse: (0219) 3846129
Quan Ba Twin Mountains in Quan Ba District (source: bestprice.vn)
List of hotels in Meo Vac:
Hoa Cuong Hotel (most modern hotel in Ha Giang until now): (0219) 3872888
Auberge de Meo Vac (authentic lodge with rooms decorated in local styles, quite expensive)
Nho Que Guesthouse Basic guesthouse with free wifi: (0219) 3871322
Khau Vai Guesthouse: 0917 706503
List of hotels in Yen Minh:
Thao Nguyen Hotel (1*): (0219) 385 2287
Phuong Nam Guesthouse: (0219) 385 2174
Minh Hai Guesthouse: (0219) 3852109
Na Ma Hotel: (04) 44506070
List of homestays in Ha Giang:
The most famous homestay in Ha Giang, Nam Dam Homestay is located in a beautiful Dzao Village in Quan Ba District.
A private Tay family’s homestay with magnificent views of the rice terraced fields, this new homestay in Ha Giang has received quite a few positive reviews from travellers. Tho Homestay is located between Ha Giang and Sapa, making it an ideal stop for those travelling by motorbike.
This homestay-style accommodation is nestled within a village of Dzao people in Quan Ba District. Rooms are spacious with lots of facilities like a proper hotel. There are double, twin, single and dorm rooms to choose from. You can make bookings conveniently via tripadvisor and agoda.
Tien Thang Homestay
Only 5km from Ha Giang City center, Tien Thang Homestay has become a favorite spot for foreign tourists who want a similar experience to Mai Chau’s. The locals here are the Tay ethnic minority, who live in stilt houses with an ancient style.
Ban Tuy Homestay
This homestay is suitable for large groups as it offer very spacious dorm rooms. The hosts here are famous for their hospitality.
Tha Village Homestay
Tha Village is only 2km from Ha Giang City center. The homestays here also belong to the Tay ethnic minorities, with ancient stilt houses surrounded by picturesque rice paddy fields. The locals around here are also famous for their hospitality and friendliness.
There is a number of homestay offers in Dong Van, too. However, services at these places vary. You should check the place before you agree to stay and ask if they have hot water and if the price includes any meal. The price is normally 100 000 / pax, but you can also negotiate with the owner for a reduced price.