Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!
When you're trekking, your best bet is to stay in the Hmong village homestays. The homestays in Sapa were like nothing we'd ever experienced. There were real toilets and hot showers, plus actual mattresses to sleep on!
It was much more comfortable than our experience in Burma, and doing two nights of it was downright easy.
In Sapa town, we spent a night at the Sapa Grand View Hotel, which was the hotel that stored our bags while we were trekking.
We bargained down to $15 for a mountain-view room that included breakfast. It was a good value and a decent room, though it got pretty cold at night. Breakfast varied from good to bleh depending on who was working the kitchen. This was the case in many of the places that include breakfast!
Interested in seeing the rice terraces of Sapa without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Sapa photo tour.
Leave your tips for backpacking Sapa in the comments!