Guesthouse Name: Hoi An Corner Homestay.
Address: Group 8, An Bang Area, Cam An, Hoi An, Vietnam.
Despite having been to Hoi An numerous times over the years, I had never stayed in An Bang. Hoi An town is so wonderful that I forget that it also has a wonderful beach only a few kilometres away. An Bang is within the city limits of Hoi An, so this is technically Hoi An even though it has a completely different vibe to the old town area.
Hoi An Corner Homestay is in a residential street and the building blends in with in the environment (i.e. it doesn’t look like a hotel). The hotel is in a one-way street, so even though it’s close to the beach road, you have to walk around to get there. It’s still close enough to the beach, so it’s not a big problem.
The entrance was in full flower when I arrived.
On the ground floor is the reception and lounge area.
I got a friendly welcome and then was shown to my room.
I booked a double room with private bathroom. I couldn’t remember if I booked double or twin, but they said this room was available before official check in time, and I didn’t care what type of bed I got.
The room was modern with comfortable beds. It had the option of a fan and air conditioning. I prefer to sleep with a fan, but the A/C is a good option for when you have been out in the heat and want to cool down quickly.
The TV and fridge, of which I used neither.
A clean bathroom with a good hot water service, and plenty of space around the sink.
The guest house has water refilling stations, which would be great to see in every hotel instead of bottles of water.
And if you don’t have a water bottle you can buy water from your minibar for 10,000 VND (0.43 USD) and then reuse that bottle. Notice that a beer from the minibar is 15,000 VND (0.65 USD). It is so cheap here that I’m glad I don’t drink as I would have drank the minibar dry.
There is some nice artwork in the hallways and stairwells.
There is no breakfast service here, so I went to the local market around the corner (Cho An Bang). I enjoyed the location as it didn’t feel touristy in this residential location, yet it is just around the corner from traveller amenities such as restaurants and minimarts.
Overall this was a great place to stay in An Bang if you are looking for comfortable budget accommodation.