TRAVEL - Leo Leo Hostel, Best place to stay in Hoi An!

Hey Everyone!

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We're half way through our Vietnam trip and currently staying in a wonderful little city called Hoi An. Hoi An is a must see destination for backpackers travelling the country. Hoi An holds a stunning historical old town center with canals offering boat rides, traditional Chinese style shops and some of the best beaches I have even stepped foot on.

We're staying in Hoi An for three nights, and are fortunate enough to be staying at the Leo Leo Hostel. I wanted to write this post to tell you about our favorite place so far on our trip! Leo Leo Hostel is in the perfect location for those who want to do everything. It's a 5 minute walk away from the old town, where you can find tailors, food, clubs, colorful decorations and so much more. We've so far walked down every night and found something new.

When we arrived at Leo Leo, we were greeted with the biggest smiles and friendliest hellos! Given free Vietnamese tea on arrival and given a map full of tips of the top places to go and see. The staff at Leo Leo are happy to help with any questions and can recommend the best places to try new food, see some history or pick up the best custom made garments in town.

Check in was an easy procedure, gave our names, gave our passport information and were taken to our room. Our room was great! We shared a dorm room with another three friendly backpackers. It consisted of five single beds (not a bunk bed in site!) The beds were super comfortable and included large locker drawers under the bed for luggage. Each room has AC and a fan, and our room also had a small balcony that looked over the street out front.

I love that the rooms don't have bunk beds, it made the stay a lot more homely - Leo Leo definitely thought about quality over quantity. The room was the cleanest room we have ever stayed it, and was cleaned every day by the staff which made us feel so comfortable. Our room had a bathroom included which felt a lot more homely than having to walk across a hallway. The bathroom included. BY FAR the best shower we've discovered so far! It has a waterfall shower head with just the right amount of pressure, a standard shower head you can take off the wall to use as you please and also a running tap. Everything you need to clean yourself after coming home from the beach.

That's the next good thing about Leo Leo Hostel Hoi An, The location. It's located on a lovely street near the old town. There are clothing shops, mini marts, spas and plenty of food stops within two minute walking distance from the hostel. We walked the a maximum of five minutes every night to reach Hoi An's old town - I'll create another post about everything you can see and do in Hoi An as a follow up, but old town is on the top of the list!

Hoi An also offers some fantastic beaches near to the hostel. We headed to a different beach each day using the bicycles we rented from Leo Leo. You can also rent scooters or private taxi straight from the front desk too! Everything was arranged for us whenever we wanted it, and the process was so quick and easy.

Your stay at Leo Leo also includes free breakfast! I can highly recommend their banana pancakes with chocolate syrup, I had it every morning.... but they have plenty to choose from. In addition to breakfast, it includes free water and tea, free pool table and please take advantage of the roof top social area. Every night we would socialize upstairs on the rooftop until the early hours (But also became quieter when others went to bed... best of both worlds!) They ran events, like family dinner when the hostel is busy enough, dress up nights and drinking games.
Highlight of my trip was Sh*t shirt night and Fear Pong (If you haven't heard of it, Google it)

I didn't see the staff as staff, they became friends straight away. We played card games together, talked about our travels, had a few drinks. We never had an issue with communicating, all the staff have advanced English and were happy to teach us some Vietnamese to.

Last, but not least - They also have two adorable Corgi pups called April and May who will join you on the roof for the evening. They are the sweetest dogs in the world who just love having everybody's attention.

The whole experience is some homely, I didn't feel like I was in a hostel at all. Facilities were great, staff were the best you will find in all of Vietnam, location was perfect and I can guarantee you would love every aspect of this sweet hostel.

You can book Leo Leo Hostel on a number of different websites, Here is the link for
At £14 for three nights including breakfast, you won't be able to find anywhere better!

If you've found the page, I hope you found this review useful and I really really hope you book into Leo Leo Hostel!

Stephanie xoxo

1 comment

  1. What a great post, I've never even thought about going to Vietnam before but what you've said and those pictures are very persuasive! xx