Sapa always fascinates people’s hearts with dreamlike and picturesque landscapes. You will find yourself overwhelmingly pleased with the quiet and peaceful spaces here as well as the majestic and magnificent places.

If you are planning a remarkable trip to this foggy town and wondering where to stay in Sapa, don’t worry!

This article will be your light at the end of the tunnel and provide you a thorough guide about Sapa accommodation!

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1. Where to stay in Sapa Vietnam – Which area is the best choice?

Sapa Town Center

amazing sapa

There is no doubt that the Sapa town center is full of different hotels with high quality. You can find here from the budget hotels at a reasonable price to the 5-star hotels with luxury rooms and top-notch services.

One beneficial thing when you stay in Sapa town is there are numerous well-known tourist attractions in and around this stunning area.

The ancient church, also known as the stone church, is located in the center of Sa Pa town, built by the French in the 20th century. Over the years of ups and downs, now the church has become a unique architecture and symbol of Sapa.

Or you can walk around Sapa lake on a warm and sunny afternoon and let your soul soothe after the hard-working days. Don’t skip the chance to explore the Sapa museum to dig into the rich history of the ethnic groups in Sapa!

From Sapa town, it is very convenient to visit other famous destinations around like the authentic villages, Fansipan mountain, Ham Rong mountain, etc.

The highly recommended hotels & homestay in Sapa town:

  • Sapa Unique Hotel

Address: 039 Fansipan, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Phone: 0214 3872 008

  • The Grand Blue Hotel

Address: 28 Mường Hoa, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Phone: 0818 157 111

  • Little View Homestay

Address: 42 Ngõ Cầu Mây, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Phone: 098 878 77 11

  • Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel

Address: Mường Hoa, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Phone: 0214 6253 999

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Ta Van Village

Without tall buildings or modern hotels, Ta Van village is mostly small wooden houses, peacefully nestled behind bamboo bushes, beside crystal streams.

ta van village

The main materials of houses here are wood and traditional products of the ethnic people to make visitors feel more interested and closer. In Ta Van, most homestays have benches and a small table, a few pots of trees with a green fence.

In these rustic homestays, you can enjoy a sip of hot tea, listen to the birds sing, read a few interesting stories or simply close your eyes, to relax and immerse yourself into the green, fresh space.

Unlike the accommodations in Sapa town, when choosing to stay in Ta Van, you mightn’t find out the best services or the professional staff.

However, it is time for you to leave a bustling and husting life in the big cities behind and truly relax!

Suggested homestays in Ta Van:

Indigo Snail Boutique Hmong Homestay

Address: Ta Van, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 097 324 75 86

  • Muong Hoa Homestay & Restaurant

Address: Ta Van, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 096 877 02 62

  • Phơri’s House

Address: Ta Van, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Phone: 090 623 10 47

  • Tavan Ecologic Homestay

Address: Ta Van, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 091 396 68 45


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Ta Phin village

Ta Phin is a village of the Red Dao people, bringing to Sapa a unique beauty in house architecture, writing, costumes, jewelry and especially customs and festivals.

Coming to Ta Phin village, maybe one day is not enough. You should spend a few days staying here and experience the rhyme of the local life of the friendly Dao people.

ta phin homestay

The homestays in Ta Phin brings a traditional beauty with the wooden rooms, the old roof, the unique stilt houses.

Besides, the average price is affordable, which is suitable for backpackers wishing to experience an authentic life.

If you plan to stay in Ta Phin village, don’t forget to pay a visit to the mysterious Ta Phin caves or the ancient monetary!

Homestays in Ta Phin you should stay:

  • Taphin Ecolodge Homestay and Restaurant

Address: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 091 244 23 71

  • Sapa Heavenly

Address: 07 Sapa, Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 097 556 53 08

  • Stone Garden Homestay

Địa chỉ: Ta Phin, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Điện thoại: 091 292 77 69

Ban Ho village

Ban Ho commune (Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province) is located about 30km southwest of Sapa town center. Nestled in the majestic Hoang Lien Son range and reflecting on the poetic Muong Hoa stream has created a charming scenery for Ban Ho village.

ban ho village

Ban Ho has a spectacular natural landscape, legendary waterfalls and rapids, and many other unique cultural heritages. In recent years, Ban Ho has actively exploited its tourism strengths, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Coming to Ban Ho, tourists will admire the charming natural scenery, poetic space, unique architecture from the wooden stilt houses that have long been attached to the local life here. Besides, you will have a chance to live in a friendly, welcoming environment and participating in community activities.

29 of the most beautiful stilt houses in the village were chosen for the homestays in Ban Ho. The taste of modern life is gradually spreading and mingling with the purity in the deep, magical mountains here.

Our recommendations for homestays in Ban Ho:

  • Sapa Orange Homestay

Address: Ban Ho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 098 389 10 90

  • Homestay Thu Yến

Address: Ban Ho, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Phone: 0352 251 839

There are many other villages in Sapa you can opt to stay, like Cat Cat village, Sin Ho village, Lao Chai village, etc.

Each village has its own unique beauty as well as the well-decorated homestays with interesting activities.

So, depending on your favorite and your requirements, you can choose the best area in Sapa to stay and enjoy your trip!

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2. Local Guide When Staying in Sapa Accommodation

  • Staying the villages of ethnic minorities is an exciting and memorable experience for tourists when traveling to Sapa. However, to have a perfect journey, understanding of the customs and practices of the local people is what you should do.
  • When traveling in the village, you should not laugh or talk loudly. Let be slow and elegant to show respect to the locals.
  • When seeing children, no matter how much you love them, do not rub their heads. Because, according to the locals, rubbing and kissing kids’ heads makes them scared, they are more likely to get sick.
  • Before taking photos of Sapa people, you should gently ask for their permission, especially the elderly and children.

sapa old people

  • And when you go sightseeing in the evening, you shouldn’t whistle. Locals said the sound of whistling will call the devil.
  • If locals invite you to eat or stay, ask for paying your money.
  • Guests should not arbitrarily pour wine and eat first. Be patient and show your concentration when the homeowners conduct rituals to invite ancestors and pray for the good things.
  • Ethnic minorities in Sapa are very gentle and hospitable, so communication with them is very easy. When walking on the road or staying in the local homestay, please say “Hello!” with a happy face and a friendly smile, to eliminate the language barrier.