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Excellent location
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Bac Ha Market 3.17 km
Wenshan Puzhehei Airport 116.97 km
Dien Bien Phu Airport 179.94 km
Noi Bai International Airport 213.85 km
Gia Lam Airport 233.91 km
Sa House

"There are small separate rooms with good beds and hot water showers witch you need during the cold season."

Patrick - April 17, 2017
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Sa House

Na Hoi Bac Ha Lao Cai, Bac ha, Bac Ha (Lao Cai), Vietnam - See map
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Cheaper than 90% of all properties in Bac Ha (Lao Cai) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 31 Bac Ha (Lao Cai) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.2
Distance to city center01 km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Sa House

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Sa House?

    Check-in is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Sa House?

    Sa House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sa House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sa House has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bac Ha (Lao Cai) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at Sa House?

    Sa House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "It is super clean, simple but very cosy."

      Marta

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      September 21, 2019

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The host is super nice guy very helpful."

      Marta

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      September 21, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff is very helpful."

      Patrick

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      April 17, 2017

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    200 reviews
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    9.0
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    8.0
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    I liked the setting, the staff (a lot) and the food was very...
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    More about Sa House

    Nestled in the heart of Bac ha, Sa House is an ideal spot from which to discover Bac Ha (Lao Cai). The hotel lies 01 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Sa House also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Bac Ha (Lao Cai). Luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, car hire are just a few of the facilities that set Sa House apart from other hotels in the city.

    All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Sa House is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Bac Ha (Lao Cai).

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The food is good and the staff friendly and helpfull."

    Patrick

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    Restaurant
    Cuisine:Asian
    Menu:Buffet

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    9.0
    Exceptional
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kylen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

    Amazing!!! 10/10”

    Food, location, everything!!

    Such a great experience. I highly recommend this place. I stayed 4 nights as solo female traveller. Was warmly welcomed, fed better then I have been for a long time and had a overall fantastic experience. Can't rate high enough. Get there: Took the train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (approx $40), took bus from Lao Cai to Bac Ha ($3), then I called the number on the booking and Sa picked me up right away. Get around: Highly recommended hiring a motorcycle - $8 / day. I had never ridden before but it couldn't have been easier. Roads are easy to ride and not too busy, Sa has a big map and just get an idea of where u want to go before heading off. Food: Sa's wife makes yummy food! I'm a vegetarian and they catered for me no issue. You def won't go hungry! What to do: I originally went for the Bac Ha market, but was not overly impressed. Very busy and sellers get cranky if you don't buy. Can Cau Saturday market a must!! And take your camera!! After the somewhat stressful experience that was Hanoi, this was a fantastic break. Things to consider: LOTS of mosquitos! Bring spray! The food is amazing and cheap, but just confirm what your paying for so its not a surprise when you check out. If your a light sleeper then you may want to bring ear plugs - the chickens, dogs and cats can be noisy (although I'm usually a light sleeper and had no issues, I put it down to the country air). All in all, fantastic and I will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed April 21, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Dean from Australia
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Moon Festival Stay”

    The excellent food, the friendliness and helpfulness of Sa, his family and the staff.

    We were delighted with our two night stay at Sa Guest house. Sa collected us from Bac Ha without hassle and made sure we were settled in and freshened up before discussing options with us for our time in the area. He suggested a nearby market, which we visited on motorbikes, that he organised at short notice for us. We dined at Sa House on both nights, knowing that there was a charge of 120 000 Dong per person from previous reviews. We also knew that there was a 60 000 Dong charge for breakfast, again from other reviews. This possibly could be an issue if you were not aware of the charges, but we were happy to support Sa and his family and were happy with all the meals we had there. (My wife and I are vegetarian, but our son is not) A leaflet outlining the costs in each room outlining various items would a great idea and assist with budgeting. On the last night, Sa's wife provided additional traditional food, which we were invited to share, to celebrate the full moon festival, along with some local corn wine. (the night before we had sampled some local plum wine and both were delicious!) On our second day I went for a walk to the end of the valley (highly recommended, but wear good shoes and take some water with you!) As I was returning, via a detour (in the other direction) a motorbike passed me in the fading light, only to return and collect me, it was Sa, come to find me! If you are looking for a traditional home stay and a piece of rural Vietnam, away from the hustle and bustle, Sa's House is the place to stay! Don't forget to ask Sa about his recommendations for a home stay in Sapa too!

    Reviewed October 04, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ben from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Excellent experience with Sa and hos family ”

    Friendliness, authentic village

    On arriving in Bac Ha by bus a restaurant owner asked us if we had booked at Sa's house and then phoned Sa who promptly arrived on his motorbike and transported our packs to his house. Before leaving Sa pointed the way to his house and said if we had any problems just ask someone as everybody knows him. Sure enough we did ask a few people on the 1K walk to confirm we were on the right track and the all knew where we were going and pointed us the right way with beaming smiles. When we got to Sa's house he directed us to a lovely wooden room with an authentic feel to it. Sa's house is in a small village 1K walk from Bac Ha market and was more like a homestay than a guest house. Sa and his family are increadibly welcoming and very friendly. Sa sat and chatted with us for an hour or two after dinner and told us about his village/tribe which was really interesting. I highly recommend staying at Sa's house if you want an authentic village experience with lovely hosts. Had our visa not been about to run out we would have stayed longer. Ben & Kellie

    Reviewed June 04, 2015
    9.6
    Exceptional
    tan from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Friendly host, lovely farm”

    Sa is very friendly. The rooms are lovely and new. We love the homegrown vegetables and plums. Sa's family whipped up excellent dishes for dinner for 150k dong per person. The location is not too bad and one can take a nice walk to Ban Pho nearby. The view was amazing! It would be good to arrange transport from Lao Cai station as the prices quoted by the private minibus touts can be at least 4 times the prices of public bus available just outside the station. Also, due to Bac Ha Sunday market, the private minibus we took was not able to drive to Na Hoi and we had to walk a few km with our luggages.

    Reviewed June 25, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Allen from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    A Wonderful Experience”

    Mr Sa and his family, the food, the other hotel guests

    Our stay was memorable! Mr Sa and his family are wonderful people and made us feel like members of their family. I am 67 years old and sharing a bathroom and shower room with other guests was not an issue - the facilities were always clean and available. The food was fantastic - varied and well cooked. It was great to eat family style with the other guests - younger independent travelers. Sa House is like a stay at a homestay facility - much of our food came from Mr. Sa's garden. Although out in the country - I can not say that I even saw let alone encountered a single mosquito. The rooms have a mosquito net over the bed. The bed was very comfortable. Mr. Sa arranged transportation for my wife and I to attend the Saturday market in Can Cau and to our hotel in Sapa. He even provided transportation on the back of motorcycles down the hill to the Bac Ha Market on Sunday. We had walked it the night before but appreciated his offer the next day. It is one star rated based soley upon the availability of certain amenities however in terms of service, food, comfort, and value - it is a 5 star in my opinion.

    Reviewed September 11, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicole from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Delightful family homestay in a beautiful setting.”

    Sa is the original homestay entrepreneur in Bac Ha (he even gives back to the community by offering free trainings on how to start this kind of business), a kind-hearted man with a big vision about how to make tourism connected to real people and a community's lives. Since 2007 he has been building this oasis on the outskirts of Bac Ha. His wife and children are lovely and we enjoyed coming home to smiling faces. It is very clean, the food is delicious, we rented a moto here and explored the gorgeous countryside. Sa is one of the warmest and most friendly people we've met in Vietnam and he made our stay perfect. The rooms are simple but absolutely spotless and we were so grateful to have the chance to interact and spend time with local people. We wouldn't visit north Vietnam any other way. Thank you for your warm hearts and generosity.

    Reviewed August 06, 2017
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Quentin from France
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015

    Perfect Homestay/Hostel in Bac Ha !”

    Lovely house were Sa cultivates and raises most of the food. Beautiful and authentic house built to accommodate more people than just their family. Close to the Bac Ha market and to beautiful treks.

    We loved it ! Sa is a great host. You will get the opportunity to talk to him openly on whatever you would like, he can cook for you (although not included. Be sure to ask prices in case you stay for a few days ;) ). And you can enjoy relaxing in his garden where his family cultivates and raises most of the food you then eat. Sa's house is very close to the Bac Ha market and to great viewpoints in the mountains nearby. And you can rent motorbikes if you want to go further in the mountains (not so cheap though). Overall : the rooms are great and authentic. Bathrooms are shared but kept clean very often. Great value for money ! Additional services such as diner, breakfast & bikes are a bit expensive but it really is worth spending some time with Sa to enjoy a meal & a drink to get to know more about him. We really enjoyed our stay and we would've liked to stay longer.

    Reviewed August 17, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Iain from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Excellent homestay with a very friendly owner”

    Sa himself. Location. Rooms.

    A great homestay with traditional styled houses (raised on sticks). Sa (the owner) made the stay even better than it was - he was incredibly friendly, highly knowedgeable about the area and helped us with everything we needed to do (rent motorbikes, directions, suggested walking routes, histroy of the area). We were even invited to eat dinner and drink corn liquor with his family which was very pleasant. Sa was the first person to open a homestay in Bac Ha and generated a lot of business for the local community who copied his vision. Location, rooms, food all perfect. Highly recommended. A point to note - if you are arriving by bus, the bus stop is a couple of km's from Sa's house, so its worth calling ahead and he'll pick you up on his bike.

    Reviewed June 19, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Allie from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    10/10”

    Our stay at Sa's House was undoubtedly one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Vietnam. Sa and his family were the most humble and accommodating hosts. The rooms although basic, were very clean and cozy. For 150,000 dong Sa's wife cooked us a huge and exceptional dinner with many ingredients (including the chicken) coming straight out of their garden. We also really enjoyed how non-touristy Bac Ha was and how friendly all of the locals were. We even were invited into a few homes to try some homemade wine with them on our walk around the area. If you are travelling to Bac Ha, definitely stay at Sa's.

    Reviewed May 23, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Sanet from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Very enjoyable homestay experience”

    Excellent accommodation, good food, hospitable hosts

    We really enjoyed our stay at Sa House Homestay in Bac Ha. We were there for two night leading up to Tet and found the colourful markets unique. Sa and his family were very accommodating and helpful towards our needs. We had breakfast and dinner at the homestay every day. Most of the food was homegrown and very well prepared. It was however, pricey, so budget travellers might need to make their own alternative meal arrangements. Transport during the Tet days proved a problem out of Bac Ha and the host, Sa arranged a private taxi to Sapa at $90 USD... ouch! Overall a very good stay.

    Reviewed February 25, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    Leegi from Estonia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Ok place”

    Ok place, but neighbours are crazy and annoying: we stayed 2 nights and 2 neighbours seemed to do soundcheck competition. They were playing one song until late night again-again-again.And the sound wasnt melodic; symphony;) It was pretty cold in night Bac Ha, 11degrees, so we recommend to ask extra blanket, as we did our second night, because room itself is really cold, no electric blankets or any other heating... Dinner and lunch is expensive in Sa house, we had better experience in other homestay. Owner was very nice, helpful guy.

    Reviewed December 19, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marta from Poland
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Great host and wonderful rural area”

    The place is located near bac ha but no in city. The homestay is represented by few large homes with separated bedrooms. The atmosphere of homestay is really great and peaceful, surounded by rural neighborhood. The host is super nice guy very helpful. It is super clean, simple but very cosy. Only minus (we took the cheapest option) is that the rooms in our house were separated by walls but there were a lot of space in-between the roof and the walls so if the house will be full by others any noise will be easily noticed (we were lucky, we were alone) Anyway truly recommend palce

    Reviewed September 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Derrick from Singapore
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    5 star experience”

    Family, food, serenity

    Sa's house is no luxury hotel but it certainly offers a 5 star experience. The family is warm and very helpful and go out of their way to see to your needs, making your stay as comfortable as possible. The owner's wife also whips up simple but extremely delicious meals. Although their location is 15 minutes walk from the town centre and Bac Ha market, it offers you the peace and quiet of the mountains. Their vegetable garden and live animals in the front yard completes a refreshing experience of a mountain village life. Two thumbs up to Sa's house!

    Reviewed December 21, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ivan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

    Charming family and lovely location.”

    Mr. Sa and his family provide a great social venue, good advice and local tour guides, and decent prices.

    Mr. Sa and his family are the biggest selling point for a stay in the Sa's house. The rooms are cheap, but not so cheap when you consider that breakfast is 70,000d and dinner is 150,000, and the location is slightly removed from Bac Ha proper, making for great views and a pleasant sense of rural remove but something of a trek into town -- but the social setting, the laughter and conversation around dinner time and Sa's friendly, helpful personality, as well as those of his wife and children, made me feel welcomed in their house and gave me a firm base to return "home" to. I loved dinnertime and talking with Sa and other travellers, and conversations with Sa's son and feisty daughter. Sa's house is a good homestay and a great home.

    Reviewed June 24, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Antony from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    Great family guesthouse”

    Sa and his family, comfy bed, location

    Sa and his family were friendly and generous. The location was in a beautiful area 20 mins walk from Bac Ha (or a few mins ride if Sa drives you). Very clean rooms and shared bathrooms with comfortable beds and mosquito net. Helpful but not pushy advice about the area and sightseeing. Great home cooked dinner (mostly from their own vegetable garden) shared with other interesting travelers.

    Reviewed September 07, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    David from South Africa
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Lovely homestay, great food!”

    This is a great place to base yourself at for seeing the markets and villages around Bac Ha. Sa, the owner speaks great English and will give you all the info you need without trying to sell you anything. The rooms are basic but comfortable enough. The bathrooms are shared but clean and the shower is hot! I would definitely recommend the set dinner that Sa offers at the home stay. It is 120,000 per person, you get so many different courses and so much food, you will feel it is worth it! It is so delicious!!

    Reviewed February 25, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    James from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Quiet Stay in Beautiful Setting”

    We're thankful to have spent part of our journey in Vietnam at Sa's House. He's a welcoming host and the location is secluded and away from the city, but yet still close enough for a little walk into town. Sa will make you at home offering home-cooked meals if requested & even motorbike rental to explore the area around Bac Ha.

    Reviewed May 24, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Mike from Netherlands
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    A really nice Homestay”

    We stayed two nights at Sa's house. I think mr. Sa and his family are the most friendliest people we've met at our trip through Vietnam. They serve great food are always in for a chat and a laugh. If you're looking for a decent hotel with a proper room: look somewhere else. If you're looking for a real nice homestay experience near the lovely toen of Bac Ha; don't look further! Ps try some of the homemade cornwine.

    Reviewed October 18, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Patrick from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Good and friendly staff”

    Stayed at many homestays before and this is a better one. There are small separate rooms with good beds and hot water showers witch you need during the cold season. The food is good and the staff friendly and helpfull. Its about 25 minutes walk from the Bac Ha sunday market. The only small thing is that the rooms are quite noisy but thats the case in most homestays in Vietnam.

    Reviewed April 17, 2017
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ashley from Australia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    A great Home Stay with Excellent Host”

    Staff, location and guest interaction

    Great. Sa was great we felt right at home and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a home stay in Bac Ha just outside the hustle and bustle of the town.

    Reviewed March 02, 2015
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