3 Best Hostels in Da Lat, Vietnam

3 Best Hostels in Dalat, Vietnam – Family Dinners & Solo-Traveler led Design in the City of Eternal Spring

Xin chào and welcome to the best hostels in Dalat!

Dalat in Vietnam is more about nature and coffee, and less about partying. We suggest skipping busy, noisy Nha Trang and visiting Dalat instead. Here you will get a much better local perspective of Vietnam.

There are still a few hostels in this collection that encourage bringing people together for a good time. Just don’t expect a crazy party hostel Dalat scene.

Good to know: Da Lat or Dalat, both are correct city names. Same thing!

We’ve worked hard to find you sturdy bunkbeds, fun social vibes and excellent balcony mountain views.

The #1 thing we love about Dalat hostels is the inclusion of family dinners!

Your shortcut:

  1. Cozy Nook Hostel – great for solo travelers
  2. Tigon Dalat Hostel – top pick for female solo travelers
  3. Pretty Backpackers House – ideal for backpackers

We absolutely love Vietnam and we know the country well. That’s why we put together an ultimate guide to the best hostels in Vietnam.

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This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

The nearest city to Da Lat hosts the best hostels in Ho Chi Minh City which includes The Common Room Project – a fabulous 5 Star Hostel.

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Quick Introduction to Da Lat

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Da Lat cost 3€ – 5€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 9€ up to 15€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

As you can see, a hostel in Dalat is pretty affordable!

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Dalat

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Da Lat. The best of Dalat is right here…

  1. Cozy Nook Hostel
  2. Tigon Dalat Hostel
  3. Pretty Backpackers House

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Cozy Nook Hostel

Let’s not waste any time and jump straight in to our #1 hostel in Da Lat: Cozy Nook Hostel. This is easily the best place to stay in Dalat.

Quite expectedly, the family that run this hostel have one goal in mind for their guests, and that is…

“…to make your stay as cosy, relaxed and convenient as possible.”

From the thousands of reviews, it would seem that they have done a splendid job in doing just that.

The family built the hostel themselves and opened the doors in 2015. Ever since they have worked hard to create an authentic Vietnamese experience.

So, what can you expect once you check in?

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Fast, reliable free Wifi
  • Family dinners
  • Organised activities (canyoning, motorbike tours)

Really, it’s the family dinners that make this hostel stand our from the crowd.

They bring all of the staff and travellers together in an informal setting that turns an accommodation into a home.

The family also love to include cultural exchange opportunities. This includes things like traditional cooking classes and making a visit to a local market.

Showers are hot, beds are comfy and the breakfast is always changing.

There is a mix of dorm rooms (sleeping up to 8 people) and a private room on offer.

Location: Stay here and you will be around 1.4.km from Lam Vien Square and 1.6km from Xuan Huong Lake. The French Quarter isn’t too far, and you’ll be surrounded by great restaurants with a supermarket nearby.

This is one of the best hostels in Da Lat for

  • Solo travellers
Book Cozy Nook Hostel here

Compare prices and read a full review at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Tigon Dalat Hostel

Choose to stay at Tigon Dalat Hostel and you won’t be disappointed. Honestly, it comes in as a very close second as one of the coolest hostels in Da Lat.

“We are all brothers and sisters no matter what colour we are!” – The hostel team.

This simple backpackers is a home-away-from-home in true Vietnamese style.

Put simply: the staff are lovely, the vibe is amazing and the location is fantastic.

One important thing to know about Tigon is that there are no private rooms here, only dorms.

And the dorms are rather on the large side!

Choose between a basic and deluxe 20-bed mixed dorm. This makes it a top place for meeting other travellers.

What are the differences between the two? Well, in the deluxe version the beds are super private, with a curtain, lamp and plug socket.

There is even a mix of double and single beds in the room!

Here’s a handy list of other cool things about this hostel:

  • Family dinner every second night
  • Free breakfast
  • Reception open 24/7 = no curfew
  • Common area w/ billiard table
  • Awesome views from the balcony

Location: Situated at the end of a quiet, safe alley around 1km from Dalat Market. A great location for immersing into local culture and enjoying local food. Da Lat city centre and bus station are a short walk away.

This is one of the best hostels in Da Lat for

  • Female solo travellers
Book Tigon Dalat Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

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3. Pretty Backpackers House

To carry on the homely vibe and superb staff welcome, we want to introduce Pretty Backpackers House as a third option.

You may find yourself muttering the words “this is the most homiest hostel I’ve ever stayed in.”

This really is such a great backpackers hostel in a central location.

Amenities which make it homely, are:

  • Super thick duvet and mattress
  • Wider beds than usual
  • Free breakfast
  • Lockers which can fit a laptop

Once again, this is a hostel that only offers dorm rooms, no private options. Sorry couples!

There is a total of 4 dorms here, with a maximum of 8 people per room. They are pretty basic and certainly the kind of room you will only use for sleeping in.

Enjoy your free time out on the rooftop and enjoy dinner at the long dining table. This is where people come together.

Are you a dog lover? Say hello to Dollar whilst you enjoy your complimentary tea and biscuits on arrival.

We love the simple details like this, don’t you?

The staff will gladly help you book buses, and they rent out motorbikes if you’re interested in exploring this way.

Location: Nearby to some great street food, around 2km from Lam Vien Square. The night market is easy to access on foot from here.

This is one of the best hostels in Da Lat for

  • Backpackers
Book Pretty Backpackers House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Da Lat?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

What about a Dalat hotel? Forget Da Lat hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the one of the cheapest hostels Dalat has to offer.


The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Da Lat.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Da Lat
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

A budget option in Da Lat worth considering is:

Europe Town Hostel is one of the cheapest hostels in Dal Lat, Vietam

Best Hostels in Da Lat for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Da Lat for solo-travellers?

All of the top 3 hostels in this guide are perfect for solo travellers. It’s almost as though every hostel in Da Lat designed their place with solo travellers in mind.

Here is a quick overview:

It’s the sociable dorms, daily family dinners and privacy-led beds that create a perfect setup for solo travellers in these hostels.

Party Hostels in Da Lat

As we mentioned at the beginning of this guide, Da Lat isn’t really a party destination in Vietnam. If you want to party hard, it’s best to hop to Nha Trang or Mui Ne.

So whilst we can’t deliver great party hostels, we can offer a few options for having a generally nice time with new friends.

Here are three wonderfully social and welcoming hostels worth a mention.

Dalat Friendly Fun

A perfect balance of social but not crazy party hostel is Dalat Friendly Fun.

This hostel promotes that family atmosphere by offering a homemade daily breakfast for free, followed by affordable family meals each night. With free drinks on offer afterwards!

You’ll be welcomed with a drink and some fruit. How nice is that?

The 10-bed mixed dorms even come with privacy curtains, score! If you prefer to be alone, book yourself a simple single private.

Book Dalat Friendly Fun here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Dalat Friendly Fun is one of the best party hostels in Da Lat, Vietnam

Dalat Family Hostel (for couples)

How do you fancy enjoying some banana pancakes during the check-in process? Only at Dalat Family Hostel!

The rooms here are basic, but the beds are comfy and clean.

There are both dorms and private options here, so this is a good choice for couples.

There’s a spacious common area with pool table, gym and fridge full of cheap beers. Sorted.

And yes; there is a family dinner on offer here each night.

Book Dalat Family Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Dalat Family Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Da Lat, Vietnam

Tree House Hostel

Update: This hostel permanently closed its doors in 2020.

Tree House Hostel has a unique design and slightly more modern and upscale feel to it than other hostels in the area.

It’s the only hostel in this collection that offers double and triple privates alongside shared dorm rooms.

Get ready for:

  • Free breakfast & family dinners
  • Common area + guitar
  • Activities: drinking games, bar crawl & karaoke

The tree house bunkbeds have to be the coolest part about this Da Lat hostel. It’s also only 200 meters from some great Da Lat markets.

Tree House Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Da Lat, Vietnam

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Cozy Nook Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Tigon Dalat Hostel: Hostelworld
  3. Pretty Backpackers House: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Da Lat best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Da Lat. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Da Lat hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list.

What do to in Dalat? That’s easy:

  • Thiền viện Trúc lâm
  • Datanla Waterfall
  • Bao Dai Summer Palace
  • Xuan Huong Lake
  • Valley Of Love
  • Dalat Flower Gardens

Flights to Da Lat?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Da Lat.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Dalat in Vietnam. Hopefully you’ve already found your favourite hostel Da Lat.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations in Vietnam:

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Over to you

So then guys, which hostel Dalat will you choose? We hope you love this collection as much as we do.

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Da Lat hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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