Sapa homestays allow you to experience the local culture of Sapa and support the local community. Sapa homestays helped some of the ethnic minority families to convert their home into a homestay. Thus you will get an authentic experience of living with the ethnic minority families. To provide some creature comforts for our guests, our homestays are fitted with modern western toilets, hot showers and mattresses.

In winter, you will experience how the locals huddle around the stove fire to keep warm. Your hosts may offer you rice wine, if you are of legal age, to help you keep warm. To keep warm in bed at night, you may ask for more blankets. The locals do not have the luxury of an electric blanket or radiator to warm their house. The village electricity cannot support these high electricity demand items.

When you trek for more than a day with Sapa homestays, homestays are included in the package. Learn more about our homestays below:

1: Ms Thao Thi May – Hang Lao Chai hamlet – Lao Chai Village

Our first Homestay Initiative. Set up in 2009, Ms. Thao Thi May’s homestay was the first example of a homestay run by the Black Hmong minority people in Vietnam.


Widowed at an early age and with three small children, Ms. Thao Thi May has been able to support herself and her family through the income she earns from this homestay. Ms. May is energetic, very friendly, speaks good English and will make sure your stay with her is memorable and comfortable.

Her homestay has space for up to 10 people.

2: Mrs Chao Man May – Ta Phin

Set in an orchid garden, Mrs Chao Man May’s Red Dao homestay will provide you with a memorable Sapa experience.


Mrs Chao Man May runs her homestay with her son and two daughters. She is very friendly and she keeps her house and orchid garden in good shape. Enjoy a herbal bath and relax by the fire after you’ve enjoyed some of her delicious cooking.

The homestay has space for up to 10 people.


3: Mrs Ly Man May – Ta Phin

Reknown for setting up the first homestay in Ta Phin, Mrs Ly Man May runs a professional homestay with her big family.

Mrs Ly Man May is from the Red Dao tribe. She is a good cook, and her homestay is well-known.

The homestay has space for 15 – 20 people.