We stayed at Bamboo’s House as a stopover in Dong Hoi on our way to and from Phong Nha. We didn’t have high expectations--were just looking for a place to sleep and leave our stuff while we went to Nhat Le Beach. But, after enjoying Mr. Bamboo’s hospitality for two nights, I highly recommend Bamboo’s House if you visit Dong Hoi.
We had a family room, which was large enough to comfortably accommodate two adults and two children with luggage. The A/C worked well, and the sheets and towels were fresh and clean. The breakfast, included with the stay, offered five or six options with generous portions.
Bamboo’s House is located near Nhat Le Beach, and with the free use of bicycles, it was easy to ride to a nice beach spot a little further out from town. Mr. Bamboo was eager to provide local information and tips; it seems he worked for one or more local tourist companies before striking out on his own. He also offered to organize a tour for us, but we were tired from camping in Phong Nha and preferred to relax at the beach.
For the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, the location, and the price, you really can’t beat it.