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!
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.
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?
Fast, reliable free Wifi
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.
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
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.
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