After staying in a hotel in Ho Chi Minh city I knew I wanted to try out a homestay at our next stop Hoi An. So I did what any modern traveler does, I took to Trip Advisor to find the perfect place. I initially booked the homestay for 3 nights as our plan was to head out and stay a few nights on the beach, little did I know that I would fall in love with this place and end up staying 10 days.
From the moment we walked into the homestay we felt at home. The family is so incredibly nice and treated us like royalty, nothing was too much for Quyn and her sister. She helped us book tours, did laundry, and recommended the best restaurants near by. The location is also great. It was a 3km bike ride to town and 2km from the beach.
The breakfast was seriously out of this world! Each day the sisters made us a different Hoi An specialty dishes. It was made fresh in front of us everyday while we sat and enjoyed a cup of Vietnamese coffee. The breakfast here was better than any restaurant dish we have came across in Vietnam.
Each day Sam and I rode our bikes into town and every time we came out to get on the bikes we noticed that the seats had been covered so they wouldn’t be hot. There would also be water and towels in the bike basket waiting for us. And when we arrived home we would be greeted with a friendly smile and more water and some delicious yogurt.
And they had the cutest, sassiest dog named Lucky!
From the minute you walk in to Lila homestay you feel so welcome. Nothing I can say will really demonstrate how much I appreciate all the care and hospitality we were shown here. All I can say is STAY HERE if you want to meet amazing people and have wonderful food in a more rural area just outside town towards the beach.
If you have been to the Da Nang and Hoi An area in the last year you will notice a huge amount of construction going on and many hotels popping up everywhere! It is important to support the local families like Quyn’s. A homestay should definitely be on your South East Asia Bucket List and I could not think of a better homestay for you guys to stay at!
How to Book
If you want to stay at Lila Homestay you can book through Agoda Here.
Lila Homestay website Here.
Have you ever stayed at a homestay while traveling? Would love to hear about your experience!