"Single room on the boat" Vietnam Tourist Trap Tip by xaver

Vietnam Tourist Traps: 103 reviews and 56 photos

by xaver

When the boat staff in Halong bay showed us the room where we supposed to sleep in and, we said: we are 5 people, there are 2 rooms and six beds, the guy simply said: yes one room forthe guy(me) who booked a single room and the rest of the other one for the rest of you, then if someone wants to sleep outside, me or another collegue will take the bed. That was like: please go outside so some more of us will have a bed LOL
That was the option we all chosed, I know I had a single room as I asked for that, but I preferred to sleep under the stars with the a/c made by the night breeze.

Fun Alternatives: Try to be very clear with the agency about what kind of service you expect, then check what they are going to give you before leaving the harbour for the night, so if you do not want to sleep on the boat(wich is a great experience) you can go to the hotel.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 4, 2003
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