Average price for a bed: Hostels in Ninh Binh cost $4 – $10 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $33 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.
Transportation: While we recommend walking around because everything is so beautiful and majestic, you will definitely need your own vehicle to explore the area. Travelers usually opt for motorbikes, but you can also rent a bicycle.
Food: There isn’t a wide variety of western dining options, so if you’re looking for pizzas and espressos, keep walking to Hanoi.
But if you’re trying to sample some delicious Goat meat, floating cake, or Nem Yen Mac – you’ve come to the right place.
How many days: Travelers usually visit Ninh Binh on a day trip, but we think it’s very much worth staying here for at least 2 days – unless you really need to rush.
How to reach Ninh Binh: Like in most of Vietnam, you have a variety of options, from private taxis to buses. But if you can, try to opt for the Reunification Express train.
While it can be slow and cumbersome, it is well-linked to Ninh Binh, and the scenic ride will engrave itself in your memory for years to come.
These are our favorite hostels in Ninh Binh. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
We really like the nature surrounding the area, as this hostel is basically hugging the trees and the huge limestone mountain around it.
A great way to discover Ninh Binh would be to rent the bicycles they offer and explore the surroundings: there’s a stunning path on the street parallel to the hostel that will take you through the limestone mountains. You can also enjoy fishing nearby.
This is a family-run establishment with lovely owners that are incredibly friendly.
The overall atmosphere is very laid-back, calm, and relaxed.
Both bicycle and car rental services are available at the Tam Coc mountain bungalow, while cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.
Location: A 5-minute motorbike ride out to the center of Tam Coc (25 minutes on foot). There are a few restaurants nearby and lots of natural sights to explore.
We really like them because they offer a wide range of activities to partake in as well, from fishing, hiking, and bamboo rafting to cooking classes and karaoke nights.
Here, you’ll be able to socialize easily during their family dinners, which are hosted every night and are a great way to meet fellow travelers.
The overall atmosphere is that of familiarity, and you’ll find people from all walks of life coming here.
When it comes to safety, rest assured: there is a little puppy guarding the main door every night.
Location: Nestled between the limestone cliffs of Ninh Binh, it is less central than the other hostels on our list, so you will definitely need a motorbike to get around. Note that the lake is around half a minute away from this hostel and offers stunning views of the sunset!
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Ninh Binh.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Ninh Binh
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Ninh Binh best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
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