Top 11 Places to Stay in Sapa, Vietnam: Accommodation Options for Every Traveler

by Jackie
A bedroom with European inspired decor at My Boutique Hotel, one of the top accommodations in Sapa, Vietnam to try

Where are the best places to stay in Sapa, Vietnam? 

Whether you’re looking for a small guesthouse, hotel, or resort, there are many accommodations to consider during your few days in Sapa

We’ve been to Sapa a few times and like to try new accommodations. It gives us greater insight into which areas we prefer in town. 

In this post, we’re sharing where to stay in Sapa and providing various accommodation pricing from cheap, mid-range, to luxury options in U.S. Dollars. We will include personal recommendations of the places that we’ve stayed and paid for (no sponsored stays) and also highly reviewed options to consider. 

If you’re trekking and want to stay at homestays, check out our post on the best homestays in Sapa. This post has personal experiences of homestays that we’ve stayed at as well. 

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Top 3 Accommodation Options in Sapa

Don’t have time to read the review below? For a quick snapshot, here are the top three accommodations in Sapa to consider based on pricing.

Saparis Hotel – Best Budget-Friendly Accommodation

  • Colorful rooms from walls to bedding
  • Central location

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My Gallery Boutique – Best Mid-Range Accommodation

  • Gorgeous mountainside views
  • Contemporary rooms

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Topas Ecolodge – Best Luxury Accommodation

  • Recognized as one of the world’s sustainable lodges by National Geographic
  • Incredible infinity pool

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Best Area to Stay in Sapa

Sapa Town

Most visitors will stay in Sapa Town around the Sapa Station and the Notre Dame Cathedral. It’s a convenient location as a 10 to 15-minute walk will take you around town and have access to many restaurants and shopping. 

Evening lights at the yellow building Sun Plaza in Sapa, Vietnam

Sun Plaza is one of major landmarks in Sapa

Plus, it’s easy to hail a taxi to travel around this area if you want to visit attractions such as Fansipan Cable Car Station (not the one at Sapa Station), Love Waterfall (Thác Tình Yêu), Silver Waterfall (Thác Bạc), or Heaven Gate

As a heads up, there are hills around Sapa town. If you are walking, you will need to climb stairs (as a shortcut) or walk uphill along the road to reach your hotel. Or, you can hire a taxi. 

Muong Hoa Valley

For visitors looking for a remote location, many resorts overlook the rice terraces. These are not located in the main town so a taxi ride is required to visit these accommodations. 

Cat Cat Village & Ta Van Village

If you’re looking to stay in an ethnic minority village and at homestays, these two areas are places to consider. Learn more about Sapa’s homestay options here

Cat Cat Village is more touristy and closer to Sapa town. It’s accessible to get there by taxi or by a short trek.

Ta Van Village is further away from Sapa town and has a more authentic feel. There are many homestays in this area. Many visitors trek to this area for 1 or 2 days. Read our post on trekking in Sapa in 2 days here. 

**As a heads up, many of the accommodations do not have an elevator. It’s best to pack light so you don’t need to carry heavy luggage up the stairs.

Map of Places to Stay in Sapa

Map of where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam

Click on the map to see a larger view of accommodations in Sapa, Vietnam to consider on your next trip. Credit: Map data: Google

Cheap Accommodations in Sapa (Under $40 per Night)

Looking for budget-friendly accommodations in Sapa? There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses to choose from. We prefer to stay at the cheaper options that cost around $30-$40 USD per night. 

My Boutique Hotel & Spa

*Recommended by Life Of Doing* 

My Boutique Hotel & Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel on Muong Hoa Street. It’s a 10-minute walk from the main Sapa Plaza area and in a quieter area of Sapa. 

This hotel has rooms that can accommodate 2 people and up to 4 people. 

We had a room with a queen-sized bed which faced the main street. We stayed for two nights and noticed no noise from the main street. 

The room was a bit small, but the French-inspired decor, super comfortable bed, and cleanliness made up for the size. 

The comfy bed is one of the best aspects of this place. After hiking Fansipan, we enjoyed relaxing on the bed and stretching out our fatigued legs. We didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning. 

A bedroom with white bedding and a circular headboard at My Boutique Hotel in Sapa

We stayed in this room at My Boutique Hotel in Sapa

The ensuite bathroom is a good size and has a tub and a shower to use depending on your preference. 

A tub and toilet at My Boutique Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam

Breakfast wasn’t in the room as we paid the cheapest price. During our visit, we were offered to go to their sister hotel for breakfast for 100,000 VND ($4.00) per person but we declined and found something to eat in town.   


  • Comfortable bed
  • Beautifully decorated room

Some Things to Consider

Some rooms may not include breakfast

During our visit, the bathroom had a lot of condensation from showering and the rainy weather

If you leave the hotel early in the morning (before 5:30am), remind the staff about your early morning the day before. It was awkward for us to call the owner so early in the morning so they could open the door. 

Address: 55 Mường Hoa, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Pricing: Starts at $40 and up for 2-person occupancy per night 

Saparis Hotel

*Recommended by Life Of Doing* 

Saparis Hotel is a popular hotel to stay in Sapa Town. This hotel is located on a small street and up on a hill, so it’s a quiet location. It’s only 5 to 7 minutes from Sapa Plaza by walking. 

Note: There are stairs as a shortcut from Xuân Viên Street to the hotel so you don’t need to go around.  

This hotel has rooms that can accommodate couples and families (up to four people). 

We were on the fifth floor and had a large room that could fit three people (even though it was just my mom and I). There were two beds – a queen-sized bed and a twin-size bed. 

One of the main reasons for booking this place was for the blue walls and colorful bedding and runner. We’re pleased to see our room looked exactly like what was shown in the online photos.  

A queen size bed and twin size bed with colorful pillows and bedrunner and blue walls at Saparis Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam

We stayed at Saparis Hotel and loved the bright colors in the room

We loved the balcony as there was a lovely view of the lake. It was a good place to hang out in the afternoon to relax. 

The room has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. 

Breakfast is included in the room. We had a breakfast buffet with Vietnamese food options such as rice noodles, fried noodles, fried eggs, and bread. 

The food was okay as nothing really stood out with flavor. Although, the fresh pineapple slices were yummy. 

A plate of rice noodles, fried egg, pineapple slices, and vegetarian noodles for breakfast at Saparis Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam

Here is what I had for breakfast at Saparis Hotel


  • Quiet location
  • Large room and bathroom 
  • Breakfast is included in the price

Some Things to Consider

  • Bathrooms need some updating 

Address: 06 Hoàng Diệu, Phường, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 330000

Pricing: Starts at $40 per room for 2 or 3 people occupancy

Sapa Garden Hotel

*Recommended by Life Of Doing* 

Sapa Garden Hotel is conveniently located near Sapa Station. You can easily walk to the Sapa Station/Plaza as it’s only 200 meters (.12 miles) away and will take 3 minutes. 

The walkway with pink hearts leading to the lobby and restaurant dining area provides a warm welcome to the hotel. 

Pink and purple shaped stepping stones on a blue walkway leading to Sapa Garden Hotel entrance in Sapa, Vietnam

The entrance to Sapa Garden Hotel is cheerful and welcoming

This hotel has rooms and suites that hold up to 2 people. 

Our room had two beds – a queen-sized bed and a twin-size bed, and an ensuite bathroom. The room and bathroom were a decent size. 

The room was comfortable for one night. 

A queen size bed and a twin size bed with ethnic minority patterned pillowcases and bed runner at Sapa Garden Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam

We stayed in this clean room at Sapa Garden Hotel

It also had a balcony with seating. The mountain view was mostly the backside of other hotels and apartments, so not quite the same view as the Saparis Hotel (which was on a higher hill).

There is an on-site restaurant open for lunch and dinner. They serve pizza, Western foods, and drinks. 

For breakfast, we received two choices – chicken phở or eggs and toast. My mom ordered the chicken phở and she enjoyed the noodle soup with the fresh herbs. 

I had the eggs and toast as the vegetarian option. It was a huge platter with at least 3 scrambled eggs, 4 slices of toast, and cucumber and tomato slices. It’s definitely “American sizing” with the portion and I couldn’t eat everything. 

A plate of scrambled eggs, four pieces of white bread, and sliced cucumber and tomatoes at Sapa Garden Hotel

This is a hearty breakfast size at Sapa Garden Hotel

We also asked for a late checkout as our bus pick-up was at 2:00pm. The hotel allowed us to keep our luggage in the hotel room until we left at 1:00pm. 


  • Convenient location near Sapa Station/Sapa Plaza
  • On-site restaurant 
  • Free cookies and snacks in the room

Some Things to Consider

  • WiFi didn’t work in our room and it couldn’t be fixed until the following day, so we used WiFi in the lobby. It was a bit inconvenient but we had a phone detox for the evening. 

Address: 06A Thác Bạc, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 333108 

Pricing: Starting at $33 per night for 2-person occupancy

Sapa Relax Hotel & Spa

*Recommended by Life Of Doing*

Sapa Relax Hotel is in an ideal location as the Sapa Station is 270 meters (.17 miles) away. It’ll take 6 minutes to walk there. There are plenty of restaurants near the hotel.

When we arrived, we received a welcome drink of hot ginger tea with honey. 

There are rooms available for couples and families (up to four people). 

Since we came during an off-season, we were upgraded to a larger room on arrival. It was generous of the hotel. Our view from the room was of the Sapa Station.

It was a large sized room so we appreciated the extra space, especially after staying in small rooms at homestays earlier in our trip. There was an ensuite bathroom too. 

A bedroom with flower petals and a scroll at Sapa Relax Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam

We stayed in this upgraded room at Sapa Relax Hotel

The hotel is on the older side so the room has wear and tear, but it was a comfortable place to stay for a night. 

Our room included a buffet-style breakfast. There was a lot of variety such as fried rice, fried noodles with veggies, noodle soup, baked goods, eggs, and more. 

The breakfast buffet area with drinks, fresh fruit, and cooked dishes at Sapa Relax Hotel

There is a decent spread for breakfast at Sapa Relax Hotel


  • Large rooms
  • Close to restaurants
  • There is a rooftop bar to hang out, but we didn’t have a chance to use it

Some Things to Consider

  • This place is noisier compared to other locations we stayed 

Address: 19A Đông Lợi, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai

Pricing: Starting at $36 and up for 2-person occupancy per night 

Mid-Range Places to Stay in Sapa ($40-$99 per Night)

In this section, we’re sharing recommended places to stay in Sapa at a mid-level pricing from $40-$99 per night. 

Sapa Retreat Condotel

Sapa Retreat Condotel is a magical place to visit with amazing views of the surrounding mountain areas. 

The hotel is located on a hill and is 600 meters (.37 miles) from Sapa Station. It’ll take 9-10 minutes to walk to the station. 

Depending on your preference, there are shared dorm rooms, private rooms, and apartments with a mini kitchen. The shared dorm rooms are ideal for solo travelers. Rooms and apartments are available for couples and families (up to four people). 

They’ve been updated for a contemporary and outdoor woodsy decor. The rooms also have an outdoor balcony so you can admire the scenery. 

Reviewers enjoy the friendly host and hotel workers here. 

Breakfast is included and has both Vietnamese and Western options. 


  • Beautiful room decor
  • Friendly service

Some Things to Consider

  • Some noise from the nearby construction

Address: 03B phố, Hoàng Liên, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 330000

Pricing: Starting at $75 for a room for 2-person occupancy and $100 for 3-4 people occupancy for an apartment per night 

My Gallery Boutique Hotel & Spa 

My Gallery Boutique Hotel & Spa is a contemporary European-styled boutique hotel in Sapa Town. The decor looks very similar to the sister hotel, My Boutique Hotel & Spa. 

Located 1 kilometer (.6 miles) from Sapa Station, this hotel is in a quieter area of Sapa. 

There are rooms available for solo travelers, couples, and families (up to four people). 

You can have either a garden or a mountain view. Many reviewers prefer the gorgeous mountain view. Each room has an ensuite bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony. 

If you need any help, the friendly hotel staff will assist. 

You may need to pay extra if you want breakfast included in the room. Otherwise, you can walk into town for breakfast.


  • Beautiful rooms overlooking the mountains
  • Far enough from the Sapa Town

Some Things to Consider

  • Similarly to My Boutique Hotel, some reviewers mentioned the moisture and humidity in the room 

Address: 069B Mường Hoa, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 

Pricing: Rooms start at $85 for 2-person occupancy per night

Sapa Pine Hill Eco Lodge

Want to have a nature experience and feel like you’re camping? Sapa Pine Hill Eco Lodge would be a perfect place for you. 

Located on a small hill and 350 meters (.2 miles) away from Sapa Station, it’ll take 4 minutes to walk to the main plaza area. Many restaurants and shops are within walking distance. 

Reviewers love the service and the friendly workers at this place. 

They also love the beautiful views from the rooms and villas. Many reviewers wish that they could have stayed here longer. 

If you have the chance to stay at the villas, the multi-level villas are great for those with families are larger groups. The villas have separate floors for the living room and bedrooms. 

Breakfast is included in the price. The reviews are mixed with the breakfast options.


  • Beautiful views of Sapa town
  • Awesome service from the hotel staff

Some Things to Consider

  • Noise from the main town area travels up 

Address: 05 Hoàng Diệu, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 330000

Pricing: Rooms start at $65 and up for 2-person occupancy per night while private villas start at $200+ for 3-4 people per night 

Sapa Clay House

Sapa Clay House is a lovely place to stay in the Y Linh Ho Village. You get a chance to stay at the Ha Nhi ethnic minority group-owned boutique hotel. 

This place is located 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) from Sapa Station and will take 11 minutes by car or 40 minutes by walking. So this place is far enough from Sapa Town to experience peace and quiet. 

Sapa Clay House has private rooms and bungalow options. Two people can stay in each of the rooms. 

Each room is beautifully decorated and overlooks the rice terraces.

There is an on-site spa for massages, facial care, a steam room, herbal bath, and more. 

Other amenities include an on-site restaurant, complimentary drinks at sunset happy hour, a cooking class, and more. 

Reviewers also love the infinity pool at Sapa Clay House which overlooks the rice terraces. 

Breakfast may or may not be included in the pricing. But since you’re in an isolated area, you may want to have breakfast included. 


  • The infinity pool 
  • Beautiful location

Some Things to Consider

  • Breakfast may not be included in the price
  • Need to have transportation to get here. You can either arrive at Sapa and take a taxi here or use their transportation system with pick up from 

Address: Y Linh Ho Village, Lao Chai, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Pricing: Rooms start at $90 for 2-person occupancy per night and bungalows start at $105 per night 

Luxury Accommodation Options in Sapa ($100+ per Night)

Hotel de la Coupole (M Gallery by Sofitel)

Hotel de la Coupole (M Gallery by Sofitel) is considered a 5-star hotel with gorgeous French haute decor. This is one of the most convenient hotels in Sapa Town as it’s connected to Sapa Station. 

The hotel has Chic, an on-site restaurant that serves French food, and Absinthe, a rooftop bar. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, spa, and a fitness center. 

The large rooms are one of the highlights of this hotel. The rooms hold 1 to 2 people, and there aren’t any family rooms (for those up to 4 people). 

For an upgrade, consider staying overnight at a suite that has a pool view and a balcony. 

Reviewers love the attention from the hotel staff who are willing to go above and beyond with the service. 

Breakfast may or may not be included in the pricing, so check ahead of time. 


  • Beautifully designed rooms and everything in the hotel, located in the heart of Sapa Town
  • A pool 

Some Things to Consider

  • Breakfast may be an additional fee depending on the price of room

Address: 1, Hoang Lien Street Sapa District, Lao Cai Province Sapa, 033000

Pricing: Starts at $130 per room per night for 2-person occupancy

Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge is one of the highly recommended places to stay in Sapa. 

Nominated as a top sustainable hotel from National Geographic, this boutique hotel sits on top of mountains and has unobstructed views of the mountains and rice terraces. 

It’s the perfect getaway for quietness and de-stress for a few days as the hotel is a 45-minute drive from Sapa Station (18.6 kilometers/11.5 miles). 

There are 49 bungalows on-site. You have a choice of a bungalow or villa with a private pool. 

The shared infinity pool on the edge of the mountain is a popular photo spot, especially at sunset. 

Since there aren’t any restaurants in the area, dining at the on-site restaurant, Stilt House, is the only option. 

One of the reviewers loved the complimentary activities such as the sunset drinks from the bar and the evening bonfire to roast sweet potatoes. 

Many reviewers didn’t want to leave this place.   


  • Lovely infinity pool 
  • There is a shuttle that goes to Sapa town 2-3 times per day. Reservations are required. The ride takes 45 minutes each way.

Some Things to Consider

  • WiFi is spotty.
  • Transportation will be required to visit this hotel. Topas Ecolodge has a minivan that transports from Hanoi Old Quarter and Tay Ho district and Noi Ba Airport. Or, you can grab a taxi when you arrive in Sapa.  
  • If you prefer to visit Sapa Town, you’ll need to take the shuttle or use a motorbike to travel around the area. 

Address: Lech Dao Village, Thanh Kim, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Pricing: Starts at $310 per bungalow for 2-person occupancy 

Pistachio Hotel

Pistachio Hotel is a 4-star hotel that is popular with tourists. It’s conveniently located in the main Sapa Plaza and 500 meters (a 5-minute walk) from Sapa Station. 

Private rooms with city or mountain views, suites, and family suites are available. Each room has a contemporary decor and an ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

The rooms are large so you’ll have plenty of space. Plus, reviewers enjoy the comfortable beds. 

Reviewers love the infinity pool that overlooks the mountains. As a heads up, the pool may be very cold, especially during the winter season. There is also an indoor pool. 

A breakfast buffet is included in the room cost. 


  • Infinity pools 
  • Some rooms have balconies 

Some Things to Consider

  • There are recent complaints about the noise from nearby construction

Address: Tổ 5 Đường Thác Bạc, TT. Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lào Cai 661300 

Pricing: Starts at $105 per room for 2-person occupancy per night

Final Thoughts

Whether you have one day or a few days in Sapa, choosing where to stay is an important part of the travel experience. 

We hope that you’re inspired to choose one or more of these hotels and boutique hotels to stay in Sapa. 

Want to recommend another hotel in Sapa? Please share it in the comments below.

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