If you’re heading to Ha Giang and looking for some great budget-friendly accommodation, the Shan Tea Homestay has to be on your checklist!
Currently the cheapest sleep in Ha Giang at just $1 a night, the Shan Tea Homestay is a great little place to put your head down for the night. And even though it’s only just been opened (in September 2019), it promises to be a great option for anyone watching their cash flow.
It’s a typical homestay open dorm setup, with curtains your only wall-dividers (and yes, there are also mosquito nets for each and every bed). But it’s also a great way to get friendly with fellow travelers, while also keeping your costs low.
The communal dinners are also great to experience, especially if there are a number of you. When I was there we had a whole mix of Germans, Italians, Brits, Poles, and Israelis, and the Happy Water was flowing nicely! The owners put on a great spread, even including vegetarian dishes for those who wanted. Watch out for one of the owners and her magical slicing and dicing of sticky rice – see the video below.
One of the big reasons for coming here is the excellent friendly owners, as well as the cheap beds – by the way, if you are doing a tour you get to sleep here for FREE! Ask Hieu for the lowdown on his range of tours, or for great advice on where to rent a bike.