Sa House
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Sa House

Na Hoi Bac Ha Lao Cai, Bac ha, Bac Ha (Lao Cai), Vietnam
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    8.8
    Excellent
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Thank you for your warm hearts and generosity."

    Nicole

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    August 6, 2017

    9.4
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Sa House

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

    Excellent
    Location
    8.5
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    Excellent location
    Value for money9.2
    Distance to city center01 km
    Location rating8.5

    Rooms available at Sa House

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    What people love about Sa House

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Great meals as well!"

      Catherine

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      July 21, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

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

      Patrick V.

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      April 17, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Owner was very nice, helpful guy."

      Leegi

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      December 19, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The rooms are lovely and new."

    tan

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    June 25, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Fantastic stay at Sa's house."

    Catherine

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    July 21, 2016

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    8.8
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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service9.4
    Value for money9.2
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Mehdi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Excellent”

    Pros: friendly and very helpful staff (Mr Sa helped us a lot), many services on site for this price point (express laundry, good food, motorbike rental hot water...), original experience (wooden Thai house in a middle of a farm) Cons: noise (but that's the downside of the farm experience), location (20-min walk from the center), basic comfort (but it is part of the experience you have)

    Reviewed October 27, 2017
    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
    9.6
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alain from Canada
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Perfect place to feel the real vietnam”

    Mr Sa, and his small family, makes the difference, always looking for his guests! Speaking many languages, and answering all your travel questions. The homestay is well done, confy beds, and the shower so hot!

    Reviewed February 22, 2017
    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
    Lisa from Netherlands
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Best homestay ever! ”

    We stayed here for one night and it was absolutely fantastic. Sa is very welcoming and has a lovely personality, just like the rest of the family. The place is in the midst of nature and very peaceful. The rooms are basic but very cozy. We really recommend having dinner and breakfast, both are well-worth your money as they are absolutely delicious! However, as an animal lover, the only thing I did not like was the fact that the dogs are chained up day and night. I didn't ask what the reason for this was but I wonder. But overall, I would recommend this place to others!

    Reviewed November 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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Clemens from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Best place to have a great time”

    I planned to stay 2 nights there. In the end I had to leave the house sadly after more than a week because I think have to see more.... I already miss this place of peace and quietly bistling. The stay is simple but super clean in according to european standard! Sa will help you with any question or request. You can also get cheap meals - also as vegetarian. Have a nice stay!

    Reviewed September 13, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Michał from Poland
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Great place to stay!”

    Very friendly staff makes this place great! Basic rooms, but clean and nice. During we had 1 hour blackout, so we couldn't connect to the Internet. Sometimes the wifi signal was not strong enough to have fast connection.

    Reviewed May 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Excellent himestay”

    Sa was an amazing host. The rooms are clean and his place is just about a mile outside town . He will pick you up on his motorbike when you get there and you can rent motor bike from him for under 8 US dollars a day. If you want you can have a wonderful breakfast for 3 dollars and dinner which is all authentic Vietnamese food and tons of it for under 8 dollars. Nice to sit with others in the evening over dinner and chat and hear about Vietnam from Sa . Thank you Sa and family for such a wonderful experience. I will be back .

    Reviewed May 17, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Isabeau from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Friendliest homestay”

    Sa always has a smile on his face and his homestay feels like a traditional, peaceful Vietnamese country retreat outside the town/market - a pleasant 15 min walk away. The rooms have an open-air feel (the hut roof is open across all rooms), are clean and have good mosquito nets. There were about a dozen travelers in the homestay when we visited, but the shared bathrooms were always available and clean (bring bug spray for the shower room though!) While the shared meals were delicious and friendly, it was also easy to fly solo and have privacy. Overall a lovely, authentic and one of a kind experience. Thanks Sa and family :)

    Reviewed May 11, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marcel from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Brilliant family, food, accommodation and value”

    What a place to call home!!! Sa is a legend, his wife is a sweetheart and their kids are awesome. The food is unreal, and the accommodation is brilliant!! Great place to call your base and do treks from there. Highly recommend this place if you want to get a homely feel!!

    Reviewed April 07, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Ideal homestay in Bac Ha”

    My wife and I were on a 2-week tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. We changed our itinerary at short notice, and were looking for somewhere reasonably priced but clean in this area. We couldn't have found a better place. I now understand that most homestays involve communal sleeping in one room, with curtains around the bed for privacy. Here you have a room to yourself, albeit quite small. The ablutions are very clean, western style. The food is excellent. Sa is a brilliant host. A great place to stay any time, but especially for the Sunday market.

    Reviewed March 17, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Noémie from France
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Amazing time!”

    The warm welcome, the excellent food, the quality of the rooms

    I had a great time at Sa House! He and his family are very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are very clean and newly built. I enjoyed the location, a bit outside of town for a more quiet experience. I strongly recommend it!

    Reviewed March 02, 2016
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicola from Australia
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Fun @ Sa's!”

    Great hospitality. Amazing food. Clean.

    We loved Sa House. We enjoyed Sa's hospitality and his wife's delicious cooking. We loved that the house is in the village rather than town but, easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend it!!

    Reviewed October 12, 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
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