Overview of Hostel
At Life's a Beach we welcome people from all over the world with a chilled out attitude and a lust for life! Our guests range from Couples in love discovering the world together, families with kids on their first expedition, Backpackers on a gap year to silver travellers (trust me – they have some g
The city of Quy Nhon has good transport links although they may not be at the most convenient times of day.
Quy Nhon airport (UIH) has a number of flights daily from Saigon and Hanoi. The easiest way to get to us is by taxi. This journey takes about 1 ¼ hours. We can arrange a taxi to meet you on arrival and bring you here for 500,000 VND payable directly to the driver – we do not take a cut. You could also take the shuttle bus to the Vietnam Airlines office on Mai Xuan Thuong. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the main bus terminal outside KFC where you can catch the T11 bus south to Bai Xep for 9000 VND. These buses leave approximately once per hour between 05:30 and 17:15 with a break for lunch. Please check your e-mails regularly before your flight as the flight times can change in the days leading up to your departure. If you have a taxi booked with us then remember to keep us informed.
There are two railways stations nearby:
Quy Nhon train station is a 15 minute walk from the main bus terminal outside KFC where you can catch the T11 bus south to Bai Xep for 9000 VND. These buses leave approximately once per hour between 05:30 and 17:15 with a break for lunch. We can arrange a taxi to meet you on arrival and bring you here for 200,000 VND payable directly to the driver – we do not take a cut.
Dieu Tri train station is on the Reunification line. This is about 25 minutes away by taxi. We can arrange a taxi to meet you on arrival and bring you here for 300,000 VND payable directly to the driver – we do not take a cut.
Most buses arrive into Quy Nhon at the bus station on Tay Son in front of the Big C and Metro shopping centres. Very often they will let you off at the Petrol station in front of the bus station. From there you can catch the T11 bus south from in front of the Metro store to Bai Xep for 9000 VND. These buses leave approximately once per hour between 05:30 and 17:15 with a break for lunch. Alternatively you can catch a taxi from the bus station to us for about 150,000 VND. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange for a taxi to collect you from the bus station as the arrival times for the buses are very unreliable. We do not advise you to take a motorbike taxi as they rarely have a helmet for you to wear.
If you are coming from the south you can usually get the bus driver to let you out at the top of the village. Track your journey on Google Maps as he is unlikely to know the exact position and once you’re off the bus we are unlikely to be able to determine your position. Continue to walk down through the village until you reach the Village Well. From here turn right and keep walking until you reach the beach. We are on the right hand side on the beach front. The villagers will point you in the right direction. Should you arrive at night please make sure that you have a torch as the pathways can be hazardous after dark.
If you are going to get a taxi yourself then please make sure you have clear instructions for how to reach us as many taxi drivers are unaware of us. Ask for Bai Xep (pronounced “Buy Sep”). If he tries to drop you at the Bai Xep sign then indicate to keep driving for another 200m where you’ll see our sign at the entrance to the village. Cars and taxis can only get so far in to the village. When they drop you off you should continue to walk down through the village until you reach the Village Well. From here turn right and keep walking until you reach the beach. We are on the right hand side on the beach front. The villagers will point you in the right direction. Should you arrive at night please make sure that you have a torch as the pathways can be hazardous after dark. We can arrange for a taxi to meet you from the Airport or Train Station. He will meet you with a sign with your name, wait should your arrival time be delayed and help you through the village with your luggage. This is a fixed price taxi but priced according to a metered taxi. You pay the driver directly – we do not take a cut..
Situated on a beautiful undiscovered beach in the heart of a traditional Vietnamese fishing village. Its easy to believe you've been marooned on a desert island surrounded by turquoise waters, lush mountains and trickling waterfalls. Life is quiet and simple. Watch Fishermen going out in their round boats to bring home their catch to sell in the local market, watch their wives mending the nets or grab a drink in the local coffee shop. Or catch the local bus to the city of Quy Nhon 10km away.
Conditions & Policy
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MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T CONFUSE US WITH 'LIFES A BEACH BACKPACKERS' - THIS IS OUR SISTER HOSTEL LOCATED A FEW KM SOUTH. TAXI AND BUS DRIVERS ARE EASILY CONFUSED SO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!!! Our place is aimed at a certain kind of traveller. We would like to be upfront that we are not a budget backpackers hostel. For the area, we are priced at mid range. Every night is different and is normally dictated by the guests and the atmosphere they create. Although we are NOT a party hostel, we can offer karaoke, BBQ nights, games, DJ and movie nights. We have a bar menu that you can order from during the day until 20:00. At 18:30, we present a Homestyle communal dinner prepared by some local ladies from the village for 150,000 VND per person. If you would like to join us for this daily event then you must book early to ensure that there is enough food prepared for all. Some great food is also available in the village but they do find it difficult to cater for special diets and divas! Our guests tend to be intrepid travellers looking for a special experience that is so rare today. If you are an adventurous soul who values meeting great people and having real experiences over resort style accommodation with formal service, you’ll fit right in. We provide a great environment and everything you could need for an amazing stay but you get out what you put in. There are so many unique opportunities to be had but you have to come with an open mind and be willing to go out and make them happen. We are located in Bai Xep a small working fishing village 10km south of the city of Quy Nhon. As the city is off the tourist trail it can be difficult to reach us. We advise that you aim to arrive in Bai Xep by 10pm at the latest as the village is poorly lit and you may have trouble finding us. Additionally our neighbours have to get up early to go to work and so any disturbance late at night is frowned upon. Life is a lot slower and simpler here and everyone is very laid back. One of the downsides to this is that things can often take longer than you might expect. Things that you may take for granted at home are a luxury here – for example, running water, electricity and WiFi. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that these things are provided, if you are the type of traveller that cannot live without these luxuries then this is probably not the place for you. We have a great relationship with the village, anyone that jeopardises this by behaving inappropriately or not respecting our surroundings, friends and neighbours will be asked to leave. It is forbidden to smoke weed on our premises and the local police have a zero tolerance policy regarding recreational drugs. Please don't cause embarrassment by asking where you can obtain drugs locally. We look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you to our home.