Hotel Name: Hoa Binh 2
Address: 139 Le Loi, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
I stayed at Hoa Binh 2 hotel in Phan Thiet, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of $10.16 USD per night, and I picked it for its price and location in the city.
Phan Thiet is better known for the beaches of Mui Ne, which is within the Phan Thiet city boundary. Most people go there rather than staying in the city. I wanted to visit the city so I looked for a place that appeared to be close to interesting sites. There is not much written about the city so I couldn’t find a guide on where to stay.
Hoa Binh 2 Hotel is on a narrow commercial street near the waterfront and not far from the river. The street has other budget hotels here as well, and it turned out to be a useful location.
I booked a double room with a private bathroom, and I made sure my room had a window. I was allocated a room at the front of the building so I had a balcony and windows on two sides (and a window on the corridor side).
The bed was firm without much give, but it turned out ok to sleep on. The room included an air conditioner and fan, and the A/C was needed during the day time.
There is free wifi in the hotel, and I had a good connection in my room. The room had a desk and chair, though the fridge was in the way of making it useful to use. Often these older buildings don’t have enough power outlets either, so having a power strip is handy if you travel with a lot of electrical gear.
A clean and tidy bathroom with a good hot water system.
On the booking site, it says that some of the rooms have a “Beach view”. While the property is near the sea, it is a block back from the seafront and obscured by other buildings. Perhaps if you crane your head in the right direction from the balcony you can see a sliver of sea. But like I mentioned at the start, most people go to Mui Ne for the beach. No one comes to Phan Thiet city for a beach experience.
Not far from Hoa Binh 2 on the same road is Hoa Binh Hotel. There are some street food options around here, but it appeared that places closed early.
There is no breakfast service here, which was fine by me as I wanted to try the local restaurants.
I also rented a motorbike here for 100,000 VND ($4.30 USD) per day.
This was a fairly typical budget Vietnam hotel room, where everything works and is in good condition. Vietnam is great for budget travel, and this was a good place to stay if you are just looking for a cheap room.
If you are interested in staying in Phan Thiet (the city and not the beach), then here is my trip report on Phan Thiet.