We Love This Place!!! So much so that we planned our second trip specifically around a return visit. The Mui Ne Backpackers really has it all x Excellent value for money, gorgeous pool, great food, cheap beer and the kindest owners – thank you John and Twee, it really was a pleasure to have met you, you’re truly lovely people and we felt so welcome.
For many newbies entering Vietnam, Mui Ne is likely the first destination after the insanity of Saigon. From there its about 7hours on a bus. Thankfully we had bikes so we could get ourselves there. The other option is to fly into Cam Ranh (which takes about 45 minutes), and head into Nha Trang further north, from there you can get a bus down to Mui Ne, its a bit of a hassle either way but I really think you’d be missing out if you skipped Mui Ne. Once there, there is a big kite-surfing scene and everything that’s going on is really all around the one long road that hugs the coastline.
We arrived back at the Backpackers Village on the 10th of March and received such a warm welcome from John (even though we’d only been there the once before!) – he sat with us and chatted for most of the night, next to the pool in the evening with plenty of ice cold Bia Saigon — it felt so good to back. We had five nights booked there, and spent the next few days just completely relaxing. We had a private room, although there is also the option of shared dorms. The pool is crystal clear and has a really friendly vibe. Really good quality food served all day, both Vietnamese and Western, and at backpacker prices… plus, you wont find Bia Saigon any cheaper anywhere else!
In the evenings we liked to eat at the Sailing Club which is just opposite, or head out to the seafood places up the road. I really loved the fact that the pool at the backpackers stayed open until 11pm: so after supper we could come back, get a couple of gin and tonics and float around in the pool – perfect! On many of the evenings John joined us for a beer (or two!) and it was really nice getting to know his wife Twee, such a lovely couple! I really couldn’t rate this place highly enough, its perfect for backpackers and for couples like us. There was no where else we stayed that we think of so fondly. John and Twee are such genuine people. Thank you both again, you made our trip so much more special and we will never forget you… the next time we’re in Vietnam we will most definitely be making our way down to see you xxx