As one of Vietnam's most popular tourist spots, you will find plenty of amazing accommodation in Da Lat, and here are our top picks to help you choose!
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When touring through Vietnam, Da Lat was easily one of our favourite places to visit.
It has so many cool sites, as well as a much colder and more bearable climate.
The town itself is pretty busy and hectic, but don’t worry, there are plenty of places to stay in Da Lat will help you escape the noise and find peace and comfort.
As it’s been a popular tourist destination for years now, finding great accommodation in Da Lat isn’t hard.
In fact, the hardest part of deciding where to stay in Da Lat will be sorting through all of the options!
So, to help you out here’s what I believe to be 9 of the best places to stay in Da Lat this year, with the ideal options for all budgets.
But first ...
Should you use Booking.com or Agoda for accommodation in Da Lat?
When visiting anywhere in Asia, not just Da Lat, I would always recommend Booking.com as your prime search tool for accommodation. Offering a vast array of hotels of any budget and requirements, Booking.com not only offers accommodation in Vietnam but globally.
You could consider it your guide to booking your next place to stay in any of your travels. Its review database is extensive and will help you compare properties in a matter of seconds.
Their extremely convenient mobile app will allow you to search, manage and revise your bookings with great speed and efficiency. Its link to Google maps will show your existing bookings directly on the map which will be helpful when making your way to the property or planning your trip.
At the same time, I highly advise checking out Agoda, who have a really modern and easy-to-use site, as well as another great feature called Agoda Cash.
This gives you cash back on selected properties, which you can then accumulate and take off future bookings.
To guarantee the best rate, before making a booking I recommend checking out your property on both Booking.com and Agoda to see the best rate.
To make that easy, for every property below I've gone ahead and included a link to both Agoda and Booking.com.
Boasting incredible lake views and pine forests as far as the eye can see, Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa is in the top pick of best hotels in Da Lat. This luxurious hotel features incredibly comfortable rooms with well-appointed bathrooms featuring bathtubs and high-end amenities. The rooms also include private balconies to enjoy the pristine lake and surroundings nearby, making it one of the best 5 star hotels in Da Lat.
An extensive Western as well as Asian breakfast buffet will help you start you morning refreshed and ready for a day of activities, of which the resort is not lacking. Being one of the best luxury hotels in Da Lat, it hosts a cinema, cigar room, golf simulator, library, game room and a delectable in-house spa. Ideal for nature lovers, they offer bicycle rentals to explore the lush forest surrounding trails, which can be explored by foot and are perfect for a family day outing.
Lu Tan Inn is one of the top Da Lat boutique hotels. It offers ample gardens with ponds, incredibly well-lit rooms and a common living space that will make you feel like a home away from home. If you are thinking about finding cosy accommodation in Da Lat, search no more. This quaint inn has a warm and incredibly charming atmosphere.
Ideal for families, couples or solo travellers its rooms will enchant you and it's peaceful surroundings and shared living room will allow you to relax and unwind while you travel. Their local breakfast is one of a kind and their helpful staff will make you feel at home right away and tend to any of your needs. Also, it’s located just a short distance from Xuan Huong Lake.
As its name already portrays, imagine yourself submerged in a small valley in this picturesque Da Lat accommodation. Zen Valley Da Lat hotel offers bungalows as well as main rooms for all kinds of travellers. Well suited for families due to their family bungalows and heated swimming pool overlooking the forests, consider Zen Valley a great getaway for families or group travellers.
Wooden decking, walls and floors, open terraces and expansive windows create an environmental atmosphere that resembles a feeling as if you were staying in the heart of nature. Located less than 5 kilometres away from the Flower Gardens, Da Lat Market and Xuan Huong Lake you could consider this one of the best places to stay in Da Lat.
If you are looking for more down to earth rooms in Da Lat, The Green House should be your choice. Their small but well decorated and charming guesthouse offers pristine rooms, clean and comfortable beds and a great location in the city. With major city attractions nearby and a wide array of local restaurants in walking distance this Da Lat guest house is a hidden gem.
Their staff are extremely helpful with suggestions and lending a hand and they offer a great motorbike rental service. Whilst trying to reduce carbon and plastic footprints this well prepared hotel offers a common kitchen facility and has adopted a plastic-free policy in which no one-time plastic utensils can be found in the premises. Furthermore, they also offer at their guest’s disposal a laundry and dryer machine.
Offering a completely unique experience on where to stay in Da Lat, Vietnam, Crazy house is clearly the option that stands out the most. Located only 100 meters away from Hang Nga Crazy House, this hotel allows their guests to submerge themselves in a surreal atmosphere for their whole stay.
Each room features a different animal theme which is sure to trigger your imagination. If you want to see the Hang Nga Crazy House at your own leisure while avoiding the big crowds of tourists flocking there every day, you could consider this one of the best hotels in Da Lat. You are able to visit the attraction during the morning or at night by yourself or with your loved ones.
It’s incredibly entertaining for kids and families but anyone with a curious imagination would enjoy and thrive in one of their peculiar and inimitable rooms. Its location is outstanding and many guests would agree it’s in perhaps the best area to stay in Da Lat.
With only three rooms but one of the nicest and cosiest settings, this Da Lat homestay is incredibly charming and will immediately make you feel at home. Constructed mainly out of wood and with a combination of comfort living and minimalist design it is worthy to be thought of in one of the top best places to stay in Da Lat.
Featuring well designed garden views, low rooftops in their suite rooms, a shared kitchen and a garden at their guest’s disposal this homestay is an all-time favourite. Their hosts are extremely well-mannered and helpful, offering American or Irish breakfast each morning.
Your room will always be well taken care of and tidied whilst you are away and if you like animals, you are in for a treat as they own one dog and one cat who are as well-mannered as their owners.
If you are a solo traveller or travelling with friends and considering Da Lat budget hotels while adventuring through the city, Nguyen Minh Hostel would be an excellent choice. They offer both shared and single rooms adapting to your requirements.
The kind staff managing the hostel are extremely experienced in attending to solo and backpacking travellers and will help you find cheap bus tickets, offer great tourist attraction advice and of course serve delicious breakfast every day.
Their rooms are tidy and they offer safe boxes and lockers to any of their guests, you can feel safe while leaving to explore Da Lat. Within walking distance from the night bazaar, many solo travellers consider Nguyen Minh to be the best place to stay in Da Lat.
Still concerned about Da Lat hotel prices? Look no more and take a look at Scimitar Easyrider Homestay. This hostel-type mixed guesthouse accommodation in Da Lat offers exactly what you need. Its terrace and common living areas will allow you to socialize with all the other guests while sharing stories and learning Vietnamese culture from their hosts.
Featuring in each room a microwave, fridge, kettle, shower, hairdryer and wardrobe you will have everything you require for your stay. Asian breakfast is served hospitably every day by their hosts and any other request will be met with open arms as is tradition in most Asian families.
As the name already explains, this fun and exciting but nonetheless cheap accommodation in Da Lat is a mecca for all backpackers alike. Featuring only bunk-bed shared dorms with spacy beds you will meet and greet with likeminded people immediately.
The modern facility still offers hot showers, Wi-Fi, and a shared kitchen with views of the garden. Each dorm has its own private bathroom and the common areas are fitted with a cable TV and a business centre composed of two entire PCs at anyone’s disposal.
Pretty backpackers could be said to be every backpackers delight, providing Asian or vegetarian breakfast options they are sure to fit any traveller’s needs. If you are an adventurous traveller be sure to stay here at what can be considered the best in the list of Da Lat budget hotels.
There are so many amazing places to visit in Da Lat, making it the ideal location for at least 2 or 3 nights. Here are just a few of the highlights from our stay:
Datanla Falls - Located very close to the city, Datanla Falls offers an immense range of activities for its visitors such as water abseiling, adventure tracks through the forest, tobogganing or even travelling on a cable car. Make sure to get there early to avoid crowds and have the falls almost to yourself.
Elephant Falls - Heading down the trail from Datanla you will find Elephant Falls, located in picturesque scenery and setting. Be careful and mind your way down as it can be pretty rocky. If you feel like going the extra mile, you can visit Prenn waterfall on the way.
Happy Buddha - If you continue your way down from Elephant Falls you will arrive to the Happy Buddha. This Buddha statue flaunting an incredible 50 meters height is one of the tallest Buddha statues in Da Lat.
There are many reasons to visit Vietnam. It’s food, culture, people, organized chaos are all part of the immersive experience of travelling around one of South East Asia’s most iconic countries. But what makes it even better is the fantastic array of reasonably priced accommodation in Da Lat, perfect for all budgets. Have a great trip!
I'm an Economics graduate with a passion for travel. In 2016 I decided to ditch the office environment, work from my laptop and travel to every country in the world. You'll find me working out of a cafe in Bali, perhaps on a riverboat in Brazil or maybe even an airport lounge in New Delhi.