Before joining a motorbike tour in Vietnam, riders usually have questions about the accommodations such as where to stay (hotels, homestay, or camping…) and which is the most suitable accommodation to stay during the tour. With more than 10 years of guiding and organizing motorcycle tours in Vietnam, we can confidently say homestay Vietnam could be the best choice to visit due to it has outlying areas, diverse culture, and majestic nature. When traveling to Vietnam, Motorbike lovers will experience regional foods and various places such as homestays or hotels. So choose where to stay to get the best experience, let’s dive into this blog.
What is a Homestay Vietnam?
Homestay in Vietnam is one of the best accommodations where riders can stay when traveling to that region and immerse themselves in the local’s culture, lifestyle, and special food.
There are many kinds of homestays in Vietnam that offer different services and facilities, such as different kinds of rooms, meals, and other services. Some homestays are located in the city center which has modern equipment and facilities, while others are in the countryside or over the hill that can not offer the fancy service such as spas, or pools,… However, it still includes standard needs. Some homestays are traditional houses made of wood, it’s called “Nhà Sàn (houses on stilts)” that riders need to share space. In general, each kind of homestay has its charm.
2 options for staying in Vietnam when you join a motorbike tour
If you are planning to join a motorbike tour in Vietnam, you will need to find a suitable accommodation option for your trip. Depending on your budget, preference, and itinerary, you can choose from different types of accommodation in Vietnam, such as hotels, hostels, homestays, or camping. Here are the two most popular options for staying in Vietnam when you join a motorbike tour.
- Hotels: Hotels are the most common and comfortable option for travelers who want to enjoy a comfortable sleep, a private bathroom, and other facilities such as air-conditioning, pool, TV, Wi-Fi, etc. Hotels in Vietnam range from 2-star to 5-star, and the price varies depending on the location, quality, and season…
- Homestays: Homestay Vietnam is an excellent option for riders who want to experience the authentic culture and the true nature of Vietnam’s scenery on a motorbike tour. Homestays are local houses where you can will rooms and meals with friendly family members and learn about their traditions, cuisine, and customs. You can also enjoy the scenic views of the countryside, mountains, rice fields, and rivers from your homestay. In short, staying at homestays is a great choice for motorbike enthusiasts who value authenticity, interaction, and immersion.
Staying in hotels
Vietnam becomes a more and more popular tourist destination, and the hotel services here are getting more and more well-developed. It is not difficult to find a good hotel with 5-star service, but when you travel to places far from the center, the quality of the hotel will not be comparable to the hotels in the cities. However, those hotels still meet 2-3 star standards.
If you choose a hotel to stay, you can get modern services, fancy facilities, and other entertainment provided by the hotel. However, staying in the hotel is not a good way to experience the real life of the local and will not provide chances to immerse yourself in local culture and tradition.
Staying in homestays
The way you stay in a Homestay Vietnam gives you a chance to immerse in the local culture, cuisine, and customs. Moreover, when choosing a homestay, riders can meet and talk to the host of that house, and try their food, and clothes. They will share their space with you or give you a private room where you can do everything based on your needs.
Factors that riders only have when choosing homestays
When choosing a homestay when motorbiking, riders can receive a lot of things that they never had before. Firstly, they will be welcomed by the local’s smiles. They will treat you with kindness, friendly and hospitable. Read the information below to learn more about Homestay Vietnam when joining in motorbike tour.
Cozy and fun atmosphere
We ensure that you will be surprised about the homestay due to its decor, facilities, and design. The host will treat you fully with traditional food and be very pleased to teach you Vietnamese. If you are traveling in a group and want to stay together, a homestay will be the best choice for you.
Understanding the local cultures
If you choose to stay in a homestay, you can join all of their activities such as the way they cook, the time that they wake up, how they eat as well as the way they live. Moreover, they can bring you to the market and communicate with the locals around. This is the chance to get closer to the culture of the region that riders come to.
Learning a new language and making new friends
Staying in a homestay is the best way for riders to learn a new language. This is an easy way to communicate with your friends and share about what happened on the trip. Besides, riders can make more friends on a motorbike tour, who have the same interest by staying in a room together.
What riders say about staying in a homestay
Below are users’ feelings when choosing a homestay when traveling:
“For the most part, our accommodation was at homestays which I thought were simply wonderful. Warm friendly people who shared their homes, culture, and traditional foods with us.
My family and friends followed my journey with interest and loved my updates. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour. It was all beyond anything I anticipated” – said Mars V.
“Great trip, thanks to Ching, Kim & Happy. Organisation was superb with some breathtaking views and interesting challenges for the 7 of us. Our favorite overnight accommodations were the homestays with some great evenings. Thanks to everyone for showing us the real Vietnam!” – said Nick B.
“Just completed my third trip with this company with a group of twelve. The bikes were brand new. We stayed at some authentic homestays. The crew Johnny and Tu looked after everything and always gave us some good laughs. This is a very well-run and reliable company. Talk to them about your riding experience and they will design a trip for you.” – a comment from Steve Andy.
The different kinds of homestay Vietnam in 3 regions
With a diverse and long-standing culture, Vietnam is divided into three distinct regions with different cultural characteristics. Tourism activities as well as homestays in each region also have different characteristics imbued with culture and national identity in each place.
Homestays in the North
When traveling in our Northern Vietnam Motorbike Tours, you will experience many types of homestay. These can be simple tile-roofed houses, stilt houses, or houses made of wood, or soil. This is based on the place that you visit and the kind of homestay that you want to stay. Moreover, the North is famous for its mountainous terrain, ethnic minorities, and ancient capital. Homestays in the North allow you to explore the terraced rice fields, the tribal villages, the handicrafts, and the historical sites of Hanoi.
Homestays in Central Vietnam
Homestay Vietnam in our Central Vietnam Motorbike Tours tends to be divided into small rooms and decor with colorful beds and curtains. Homestay in Hue will also tend to be imbued with ancient culture, rooms will be decorated in the direction of palaces and traditional vibes. The Central is renowned for its coastal beauty, imperial heritage, and cultural diversity. Homestays in the Central enable you to enjoy the beaches, the islands, the temples, and the festivals of Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An.
Homestays in the South
The South of Vietnam is divided into regions with distinct characteristics. When you choose to stay at a homestay in our South Vietnam Motorbike Tours such as Da Lat, you will be immersed in the pine forests and cool air. Different from homestays in the North and Central, homestays in the South offer a chance to experience the local cuisine, which is often sweet and spicy, the coconut products, the floating markets, and the modern city of Ho Chi Minh.
No one can deny that homestays are value for your money. Homestay Vietnam offers riders the best experience, it makes you feel at home when you are away from home while giving you a chance to make more friends, try new things, and immerse in the culture of that region. If you have any requests about Accommodation when participating in our Vietnam Motorcycle Tours, please contact us immediately for the best support.