BEST PLACES TO STAY ON PHU QUOC ISLAND FOR BACKPACKERS
Like most services on Phu Quoc island , accommodations are notably more expensive than the mainland. While several smaller dorms and other budget lodging are available, local developers recognize Phu Quoc’s immense potential as a tourism destination. Therefore, prices will continue to climb. Most resorts are already charging upward of VND1,000,000 for a spot on Long Beach. High season for foreign tourists on the island is December-January. These months invariably bring higher rates and booked-up rooms, so reserve your place early and allot extra funds. Resorts on Phu Quoc island are scattered across the island, not only on Long Beach but as far away as Ganh Dau and Sao Beach. For budget travelers, Long Beach is the place to go, as you’ll find a wider range of accommodations. The coast along Ong Lang Beach up to Cua Can is filled with smaller boutique resorts that are more expensive but live up to their added value. Travelers can base themselves in more remote locations, but escaping the relative bustle of Long Beach means that you will be bound to the resort as, far from town, the on-site restaurant often becomes your only option.
LONG BEACH IN PHU QUOC ISLAND
The bright colors and open front of Langchia Hostel are a welcoming sight for backpackers.. The dorm rooms are huge (light sleepers: bring ear plugs) but you won’t really care since you are a very short walk to Long Beach and the front of house is a bar, great for hanging out and chewing the fat with other travellers. Moreover, restaurant and bar serves cheap beer and backpacker fare, a tour board keeps guests abreast of the day’s activities, and the friendly staff is always willing to lend a hand.
Address: 84 Tran Hung Dao st, Phu Quoc island
Tel: 0939 132 613
Fee: VND114,000 dorm, VND340,000
At the top of alley 118, the modest Antinho Hostel is an easy going backpacker spot close to the beach. Dorms have a shared bath as well as lockers. The cheerful crowd at a reception is always ready to assist with travel advice, tours, and motorbike rentals, while the small cafe restaurant up front serves local fare.
Address: 118/1 Tran Hung Dao St, Phu Quoc island
Tel: 0939 132 613
Fee: VND120,000 dorm, VND340,000-420,000
Though it’s a bit farther along Tran Hung Dao st, backpackers looking for a budget bed will appreciate this hostel. With a large communal area and a constant flow of travelers hoping to do Phu Quoc island on the cheap, this place draws a younger, livelier crowd and offer dirt-cheap, fan-only dorms, complete with individual lockers, Wi-fi, and shared baths. The staff is easygoing, and someone is always hanging around the garden out front.
Address: 01 Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 093 794 20 17
Phu Quoc An Guesthouse
Phu Quoc An Guesthouse is one of an excellent budget options in Phu Quoc island that offers your choice of fan or air-conditioning as well as TV, hot water, and Wi-fi. The guest house rents out motorbikes to guests and is just a short walk from Alley, which has public access to Long Beach.
Address: 122 Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 093 962 22 99
Moon Resort is a series of bungalows dotting a stone path to Long Beach. These are a decent value for the location. Rooms are basic but include hot water and your choice of fan or air-conditioning. Opt for the cheaper garden view rooms, ad the beachside rooms can be up to double the price and don’t provide much extra
Address: 82 Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 0297 399 4520
Langchia Village Resort
The lush, charming Langchia presents the best of both worlds. Nestled in dense rainforest foliage, the resort grounds offer a peaceful green escape with a generous swimming pool and sun chairs as well as great beach access. Rooms are on the small side, but amenities like air-conditioning, hot water, blow-dryers, and breakfast all make it into the mix.
Address: Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 0297 399 2212
Thanh Kieu Resort
Thanh Kieu Resort is one of the best values on Long Beach which features a fridge, an in-room safe, a mosquito net, and a fan, the place is more rustic than some of its counterparts, but the private terraces and excellent sea views make up for it. Staff can assist guests with renting vehicles or booking tours to explore the island
Address: 100C/4 Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 0297 384 8394
Fee: VND1,600,000-2,100,000 (breakfast included)
Safari Phu Quoc House Hotel
Safari Phu Quoc House Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel with peasant views of Long Beach and the ocean. TV, air-conditioning, hot water, Wifi, and a fridge are all standard amenities. There is a cafe and bar downstairs.
Address: 40 Tran Hung Dao Str.
Tel: 0297 399 9797
ONG LANG and CUA CAN BEACHES ON PHU QUOC ISLAND
The eco-friendly Bo Resort is a perfect spot for travelers hoping to get off the grid. Perched on a hillside rolling down toward Cua Can Beach, the grounds of this laid-back resort are awash with lush tropical forest. There is also a modest restaurant on-site and can assist with travel advice and motorbike rentals
Address: Ong Lang Str, Phu Quoc island
Tel: 0297 370 2446
Chez Carole, Phu Quoc island
As an out-of-the-way boutique resort boasting a private beach and ocean-side pool. Each bungalow features rustic decor, baths with stone bathtubs, and a private sun terrace with views of unspoiled scenery. Snorkeling tours, Jet Ski rentals, and kayaking can be arranged through the resort
Address: Hamlet 4, Cua Can, Phu Quoc island
Tel: 0297 653 4679