Guesthouse Name: May’s House.
Address: 108 Thai Phien, Hoi An, Vietnam.
I stayed at May’s House in Hoi An, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of 225,000 VND ($9.70 USD), which is about as cheap as it gets for a private room in Hoi An. I booked it for its location near the old town area.
I was in Hoi An after the pandemic lockdown of April 2020, but there were still no international flights. Hoi An is a popular domestic destination though, and the old town was busy. Not every hotel has reopened, so it is worth checking to see if your booked place is still operating.
May’s House is in the city part of Hoi An, about ten minute’s walk from the historic area. I like staying in this area as it is close enough to the main sites without being in the tourism mayhem. You can find more local eateries around here as well.
The guesthouse is in a new building on a quiet street. May’s House is a family homestay type of accommodation, and I met the owner and his little daughter upon check-in. They were a nice family that made me feel welcome.
I booked a single room with a private bathroom. The room was small but there was enough space for everything, and the bed was comfortable.
The room had the option of fan and air conditioning, and the big windows help make the room feel more bright and spacious.
Here is the view from my window.
The bathroom was a small space in a triangular area at the end of the room. It had a glass wall, which is no problem for a single room. This is only a problem when you are sharing a room with someone and they can see you go to the toilet. The glass makes the room feel a bit bigger and less dingy in what would otherwise be a dark and cramped space without a window.
There is free wifi here and I had no problem with the reception. There is no breakfast service, which was ok for me as I like to explore the food options of Hoi An.
They have bicycles available here, which is an ideal way of exploring Hoi An. The traffic isn’t bad, and it is flat terrain. Hoi An has a beach about 5km away, so that is a good place to go cycling.
Overall this was a good place to stay if you are just looking for a budget room in Hoi An. A clean and comfortable room at a good price in a good location. In places like Hoi An, it doesn’t cost that much for a private room compared to a dorm, so this is a good alternative if you want a break from dorm life.
There are plenty of budget hotels and guesthouse options in Hoi An. I’ve also stayed at Tigon Homestay and The Family Hotel. And if you want to stay in the beach area I stayed at Hoi An Corner Homestay at An Bang Beach.