Chez Beo Bungalows, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Chez Beo is a little family-run hostel full of bungalows, set in amongst the rice fields and limestone mountains of Ninh Binh. Absolutely beautiful.
The rooms here are mostly double and twin rooms, some of them bungalows and some attached to the main building (where there is a common area, bathroom etc.) The rooms and facilities are basic but definitely sufficient.
Technically speaking, Chez Beo is not actually in the town of Ninh Binh, but about a twenty minute walk away. The short walk is enough to make you feel like you’re in another world, amongst the beautiful countryside.
Other than the beautiful location and cute little bungalows, the thing I really love about this hostel is the real family vibe. For a small fee, they put on an absolute feast each night. I’m talking about mountains of freshly-cooked local dishes. Ideal for trying the local food at a good price, with the added bonus of the good company provided by the family and your fellow backpacker friends. They’ll also help you organise transfers, give you tips for what to see and do in town and offer bike rental.