Room with a view – scenic views of mountains from our hotel room in Sapa, Vietnam Travel Video


In our latest travel video we arrive in Sapa and check into our hotel that offers a room with a view overlooking simply breathtaking views of gorgeous mountain vistas in northern Vietnam. Together we have over four years worth of continuous travel and backpacking experience, yet we never experienced a room with as stunning of a view as in our hotel in Sapa, Vietnam. Quite typically, when we travel (especially when we were backpacking in Malaysia) we seek out the cheapest rooms available. In Kuala Lumpur, we stayed in a room so pokey that if we turned around and did a 180 we would have smacked our head against a concrete wall.

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Sometimes, we’ve forgone creature comforts, such as air conditioning, hot water and other amenities, to shave a few dollars off of our hotel bill; however, recently we’ve been shifting more towards a lifestyle of flashpacking. For those who have never heard of the term, a flasherpacker is one who seeks quality without paying a fortune for it; instead of seeking rock bottom prices, a flashpacker is willing to pay more for something given it provides the extra value they are seeking.

With regards to our room in Sapa, we had the choice of a cheaper room where it would have cost half the price; however, the downside would have been a room without a view. If this was in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, I wouldn’t have cared about that at all; however, we’re in Sapa! This is a place that makes me feel giddy every time I look out of our window. In other words, we were happy to pay the extra money to receive a room with breathtaking views. Had we been cheapskates this video would have never been created 😉

For those interested in staying here it’s called the Mountain View Hotel. Rooms start at $10 (without a view) and increase to $25 for the best views.

We got a $25 dollar room and we were able to reduce the price to $20 by staying for several nights and booking a hiking tour through the hotel. Our plan is to go on a two day hike covering some of the local villages in the nearby area.

We’ve just arrived in Sapa and with 4 more days to explore we’re really looking forward to all of the adventures that await us.

Already we can tell this is just the place we’d like to linger longer than originally planned; however, unfortunately we have a plane to catch in just a few days, so we’ll have to relish and make the most of our time as we possibly can:

Trong video du lịch mới nhất của chúng tôi, chúng tôi đến Sa Pa và kiểm tra vào khách sạn của chúng tôi là cung cấp một phòng với một cái nhìn đơn giản là nhìn ra khung cảnh ngoạn mục của núi tuyệt đẹp ở miền bắc Việt Nam.

Cùng nhau chúng ta có hơn bốn năm giá trị của du lịch liên tục và kinh nghiệm lưng, nhưng chúng tôi không bao giờ trải qua một căn phòng với cảnh quan tuyệt đẹp như một cái nhìn như trong khách sạn của chúng tôi tại Sapa, Việt Nam.

Khá thông thường, khi chúng ta đi du lịch (đặc biệt là khi chúng tôi đã trang bị sau lưng tại Malaysia), chúng tôi tìm kiếm các phòng với giá rẻ nhất có sẵn. Tại Kuala Lumpur, chúng tôi ở trong một căn phòng để pokey rằng nếu chúng ta quay lại và đã làm một 180 chúng tôi đã đập đầu của chúng tôi chống lại một bức tường bê tông. Đôi khi, chúng tôi đã forgone tiện nghi sinh vật, chẳng hạn như máy lạnh, nước nóng và các tiện nghi khác, để cạo râu một vài đô la ra khỏi hóa đơn khách sạn của chúng tôi, tuy nhiên, gần đây chúng tôi đã thay đổi nhiều hơn đối với một lối sống của flashpacking. Đối với những người chưa bao giờ nghe nói về thuật ngữ, một flasherpacker là một trong những người tìm kiếm chất lượng mà không phải trả một tài sản cho nó, thay vì tìm kiếm giá dưới cùng rock, một flashpacker sẵn sàng trả nhiều hơn cho một cái gì đó cho nó cung cấp giá trị thêm họ đang tìm kiếm.

This is part of our Travel in Vietnam series showcasing Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese foods, Vietnamese religion and Vietnamese people.

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  1. Have stayed here on first trip to Vietnam awesome views watch the balcony doesnt appear too sturdy stay inside ,and look out window…beautiful mountains

  2. You got good hotel with nice view like this!. Could you please let me know the name of the hotel? thanks

  3. Thank you! I'm really pleased that our videos have been useful for you. I hope you'll get to visit soon!

  4. Thank you! I'm really pleased that our videos have been useful for you. I hope you'll get to visit soon!

  5. I have now added Sapa to my list of destinations thanks to you two. I have garnered more info on travel ideas from your videos than any other during the last 9 months. Much appreciated.

  6. Haha, I know, probably should have complained at the reception – NOT! 😉

  7. Oh, I feel so sorry for you guys. What a sad view. I hope you got your money back.

    lol, you guys are too funny!

  8. Thanks Keith! It was a great way to end our time in Vietnam. We're in Thailand now. 🙂

  9. This hotel has the nicest view! I've never stayed anywhere quite like it. Hopefully you get to come out to Sapa someday. 🙂

  10. That was per night with breakfast for two included. They also have $10 rooms if you're okay with a streetview. 🙂

  11. Haven't been to LA, but by the sound of it I'm glad I'm out here enjoying the fresh air. 😉

  12. We're going to Hanoi for a few days and then it's a new country. Shh, it's a surprise!

  13. This is the Mountain View Hotel. Great place to stay if ever come out to Sapa – just ask for a balcony room. 🙂

  14. Absolutely gorgeous …meanwhile, fly over LA and it looks like cancer with all the brown spots and smoke.


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