Living On The Beautiful Beaches In Da Nang Vietnam

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luzcypher @luzcypherMarch 2019 · 6 min read

I've been in Da Nang, Vietnam since January 1st, 2019 getting to know the people and the culture and find living here among the locals to be a rich experience. The people are very friendly, full of charm and laughter and welcoming.

I'm staying at a lovely hostel named Traveler's Nest Hostel and have become friends with the owners Sa and Hao and the rest of the staff here. The beds are super comfortable. They have private rooms but I'm staying in a shared dorm. Each bed has a pull-down blind for privacy, a fan and light, electrical outlets, a shelf for your computer and a lockable cabinet for personal stuff, very comfortable pillow, sheets, and comforter and everything is very clean.

There's AC in the room. They clean every day. The showers have plenty of hot water. There's a couple of indoor seating areas and outdoor balconies to hang out and the internet is fast and works everywhere in the building.

Each morning breakfast is included with a wide selection of fruit, eggs, cereal, and coffee or tea, and they'll do your laundry. How much does all this cost you may be asking yourself? $6 USD/night or 5.30 Euro. What a deal.

They have two hostels, one right on the beach and another about 5-minutes walk to the beach and a few minutes walk to the daily farmers market where you can buy fresh fruit, fish, crafts, and food.

Everything is very inexpensive here. Beer costs around 60 cents, a pack of cigarettes costs 50 cents, and there is plenty to eat for around 1 to 4 USD a meal depending on how fancy you want to get.

Right next door from the hostel a family cooks food on a BBQ grill and sells meals for less than a dollar. It's delicious and fresh off the grill. I've become a regular there. It's a funky place but the food is good and you can get it to go if you want.

BBQ pork chop, rice, cabbage, tofu, omlette, and soup for 20,000 dong, or 0.86 USD (0.76 Euro)

Everyone rides motorbikes here and you can rent one for about 7 USD (6 Euro) for 24-hours with the price going down if you rent by the week or month. People drive on the right side of the road for the most part but there doesn't seem to be any traffic laws here. Going through a traffic circle is complete chaos with everyone going every direction imaginable. Once you get used to it you just go with the flow.

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Lobby at Traveler's Nest


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Staff at Traveler's Nest


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Room at Traveler's Nest


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Roof top at Traveler's Nest


Da Nang has many beautiful bridges and one of the most famous ones is the new Golden Bridge that appears to be held up by hands.

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Golden Bridge in Vietnam


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Golden Bridge in Vietnam


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Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam


Vietnam is famous for its coffee which is very strong and available everywhere you go. One of my favorite places in Da Nang is a place called Sincero (Honest in Spanish) that plays great Latin music and makes delicious smoothies. Pineapple banana is my favorite.

It's right on the way to the beach and I'll usually stop there on the way back from the beach.

Sincero Cafe in Da Nang, Vietnam


The white, sand beaches here are my favorite places to hang out and you can walk for miles on uninterrupted stretches of the coastline.

Round boats at the beach in Da Nang, Vietnam

This is a short video of the beach in Da Nang Vietnam so you can get a feel for the vibe here.

Living On The Beautiful Beaches In Da Nang Vietnam


The beautiful people, beaches, culture, and delicious food, perfect climate, and affordability make Da Nang, Vietnam a perfect place to visit for the budget conscious traveler and I highly recommend it.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by.


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Drinking mushroom shakes, buying joints at the bar (you have to smoke them here. That's the rule). Eating Pad Thai, drinking Chang beer and watching hippie chicks hoolahoop to lounge music. Another hard day at the office.

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Georg @gorg303March 2019

nice place


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Super nice. Im spending Songkran in Vietnam this year - fly into Da Nang & staying at Minh An in Hoi An. 🐋 Mermaid time, rest & superb vietnamese culture & food. 💙


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When will you be in Da Nang? Maybe we can meet up.


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I never realized you were over in my part of the world!
(farang who's lived in Thailand - on and off - for the last 3 decades)


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Are you there now? I was in Thailand from September until New Years Eve. Beautiful country. Mostly Bangkok and Chiang Mai.


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living close to udon thani nowadays


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Cool. I love Thailand. The people, food, culture, and nature.


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Thank you


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I am happy you are enjoying yourself. It looks very beautiful there.


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It is beautiful and the people are so nice. I'm kind of stuck here at the moment with the price of Steem down but not a bad place to be stuck. The water is warm, it's sunny and very inexpensive to live here.


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sounds fun ...extremely cold where we are... getting colder and snow..crazy weather


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Dude... sorry I arrived too late to vote this post.

Awesome write up and all the information a traveler would need to begin the planning process. This has convinced me I need to travel to vietnam sooner rather than later and it has also reminded me how much I love writing travel articles myself. I must get some written about my trip to Yucatan 2.5 years ago. Anyway, thanks for vietnam impressions and particularly that video got me hooked. I'm sold! It is so cheap there and with being freelance I can do the last min flight thing which can work out super cheap sometimes. Hmnnnnn.....

There's AC in the room. They clean every day. The showers have plenty of hot water. There's a couple of indoor seating areas and outdoor balconies to hang out and the internet is fast and works everywhere in the building.

Each morning breakfast is included with a wide selection of fruit, eggs, cereal, and coffee or tea, and they'll do your laundry. How much does all this cost you may be asking yourself? $6 USD/night or 5.30 Euro. What a deal.

Man... that really is so cheap. I paid around $11/night 2.5 years ago in Tulum for similar but not as good aircon dorm room & probably about the same in Thailand nearly 10 years ago! Memory is a bit fuzzy but I do remember that a single room in a hostel/guesthouse was around $15/night in most places in Thailand 10 years ago. Ha ha, vietnam it is for me next time.


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I live in Playa and was there at that time but didn't know you yet. You would love Vietnam.


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What an amazing place


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WOW the golden bridge looks absolutely stunning!!!!! In general it looks beautiful and it seems it is worth a visit. Are there poison animals?


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Not that I know of.

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/vietnam/articles/11-awesome-native-animals-you-must-see-in-vietnam/


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What a beautiful place to be :) great to hear you’re enjoying yourself too!

It reminds me of Thailand and china, I haven’t been to Vietnam yet sadly, but I will soon! The food looks great and the bridges look so cool with incredible scenery! Jinhua in China had lots of cool bridges like that:)

Keep on having fun! 😀🌅


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It really is beautiful here. Love Thailand too.


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Thanks for sharing, I'm leaving for Vietnam in a week ^^


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Awesome! Let's hook up if you're in Da Nang.


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Cool. How long will you be there?


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Like it says in the first sentence of the post, since January 1st. Love the beaches here.


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Nice, will drop in say hello if I come to Da Nang in the next month!
Do you feel safe in Vietnam? I heard snatches is the thing over there, makes me scared...


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I haven't had any problems or heard of anything unsafe here. People are really nice.


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