LePont Bungalow Hostel Cat Ba
LePont Bungalow Hostel is the hostel with the best view on all of Cat Ba Island. It is a great place to stay and good value for the cost.
The hostel is located around eight hundred meters out of town -- it is an easy, ten-minute walk from the bus station, or you can take a taxi if you have a lot of luggage. The hostel is easy to find -- if you follow the waterfront you can't miss it. There is a big sign on the building as well. The hostel has its own parking lot where you can leave your motorbike if you have one.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers private rooms in little bungalows, four-bed female dorms, and twelve-bed mixed dorms. The beds are really big and comfortable. Each bed has its own shelf, which is big enough for a backpack; a small locker; and two power outlets. There is air conditioning in the rooms and just enough space for some luggage.
Each room has an en suite bathroom. The bathrooms are extremely spacious and clean. Shampoo and soap are provided. There are some hooks and shelves for clothes and toiletries. The shower has hot and cold water, but the pressure is quite low. When several people shower at the same time, there is occasionally no water pressure at all.
The hostel has its own restaurant/bar with several decks. There is the main deck, with comfortable chairs and couches. This one is close to the bar and the breakfast is served here in the morning. The breakfast is buffet style, included in the price and is good quality. There is another deck in front of the rooms, but the benches are less comfortable, and therefore nobody uses this area.
The best common area of the hostel is a little hill next to the hostel. They made a staircase with some seating areas, providing a great view over the bay. This is one of the best places on the island to enjoy the sunset with a cocktail from the bar (the staff even bring your drinks up the hill for you!).
LePont Bungalow Hostel has a really good vibe. There are both locals and backpackers staying here and it is really easy to meet people.
LePont Bungalow Hostel is a really good hostel on Cat Ba. The view is the best in town and the whole hostel is really good value for the cost.