When you pay twenty bucks a night to accommodate a family 4, It is reasonable to expect a less than perfect stay, I mean, you can’t be fussy after all.
Naturally, that is the case at the Nguyen Minh Hostel in the city of Dalat. The beds are hard, the walls are thin, and you’ll hear the traffic from the streets.
Then you remind yourself that you are paying twenty bucks a night to room a family of four and you can afford to be fussy when saving a heap of money.
In the end, you will still get your night’s sleep, a complete breakfast, a warm shower (weather is more relaxed in Dalat) and an enjoyable stay, a brilliant city in Vietnam.
The Nguyen Minh Hostel Area of Dalat
Dalat is a beautiful city in the mountainous area of Central Vietnam. Known for its stunning gardens, night markets, food stalls, fabulous waterfalls and epic scenic landscapes.
There is a reason that Dalat is called the honeymoon capital of Vietnam, and you too will fall in love with this particular town when sightseeing the Region.
The Staff at Nguyen Minh Hostel
The staff try their best and always work hard to fix any little problems that may arise. They still have a smile on their face even if frustrations can mount up.
Their English is average, but they do try hard to communicate with the guest, but I always remind myself when travelling, that I am the guest in their country and patience is required.
Day Tours in Dalat
You can book a variety of day tours from the friendly staff at the reception desk. You can either go on a group tour or organise a private tour and select your destinations.
These tours are a great way to get out and about see this magnificent region and some amazing waterfalls.
Breakfast at Nguyen Minh Hostel
At the Nguyen Minh Hostel’s low nightly charge, you could be forgiven that breakfast is not an option. Think again. Not only do they give you breakfast, but they will also serve you enough to get by until lunch.
Your choices are limited. You can either choose a large bread roll served with eggs or a Vietnamese regular, Pho (Soup).
The rooms at Nguyen Minh Hostel
The rooms are cosy, and the walls paper thin. The beds are quite hard too, and outside noise will at times disturb you, but, you will get a decent night sleep. Even the showers are adequate and refreshing. If you are a traveller on a budget, there will be no complaints during your stay.
Their rooms size varies from one queen size bedrooms or rooms, two queen-sized beds. So, a family of four is easily covered even if privacy is lacking and a little crowded.
Fair Dinkum Traveller Rating:
If you want to compare it to every hotel on the planet, the Hostel will be on the lower end of the scale. I look at the value of spending twenty bucks a night and at Nguyen Minh’s Hostel, you get great value for your dollar paid. 7/10