Ruby Homestay
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Ruby Homestay

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#15 of 42 hotels in Ninh Hai
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HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Hebrew, Vietnamese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Extra long beds
Bidet
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

Van Lam, Ninh Hai 430000 Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
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Tho Xuan Airport
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Noibai Airport
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Elena S wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would highly recommend this home stay in Ninh Binh!! The room is clean with good AC and a huge comfy bed. There’s also a great pool. What really made our stay was the owner Ruby, for a small fee he let us check into our room early as our coach arrived at 4am which was a huge relief. He also makes amazing free breakfast, and on the last night he we had to get the coach at 6:20am so he made us a little packed lunch to take with us. It’s the first time my boyfriend and I (both 19yrs old) have truly felt cared for on our trip
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura_Hill2014 wrote a review Dec 2023
St Austell, United Kingdom56 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful stay at ruby homestay, we were greeted by ruby with a huge smile, he was desperate to teach us a few works in Vietnamese and when we continued to say thank you he loved it! An individual bungalow with a huge bed, air con and a large bathroom, you can see the bathroom from the bed (this seems to be a thing in Vietnam). Breakfast was on our veranda, it is incredible and huge. Ruby's wife did our laundry for us at a reasonable price and we hired bikes for the day at $40k a bike.

Lovely location, set back from the main town so beautifully quiet and easy walking distance to tam coc and from the bus station. We cycled to mua caves, Trang an and the historical city all under an hour. We checked out at 11am but ruby let us leave our bags there for free until 7:30 and then gave us two ice cold waters for our overnight bus journey. He really couldn't have done any more for us.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate C wrote a review July 2022
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Ruby Homestay at 3am off on the train. Ruby was incredibly accommodating, even before our arrival. He made sure that our room was well lit and open for us so that we could get there and go straight to bed. In the morning, Ruby messaged us to make sure we knew that we could have a sleep in and he would get us breakfast whenever we were ready.

During our 3 night stay, Ruby made sure he taught us some Vietnamese, cooked us amazing breakfast and even shared his local knowledge with a motorbike ride and tasting of local fruit. He organised taxi's for us when we wanted them making sure we didn't overpay. On a side note, Hang Mua shouldn't be missed but go early to try beat the heat!

The room was nice and clean and cool and the position of the homestay is in a short walking distance to the Tam Coc lake, shopping and restaurants. Having only been open again since April, its a really central position that makes any easy choice. There are a sea of homestays here but Ruby's is one that shouldn't be missed!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vic wrote a review Nov 2022
15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay for all the important reasons- the place is clean, charming and in great location for walking to town, but quiet at night. What really makes this place special is our hosts Ruby and his wife (whose name I can’t spell, I’m sorry about that!) and the over the top delicious breakfasts. They are so kind, knowledgeable and have everything you could want - excellent humor, bikes and scooters, great advice on where to go, cold beer and even a visit to see his bee hives housed at his friend’s beautiful garden.
We stayed 5 nights and could have happily stayed longer.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosette B wrote a review Feb 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean , spacious rooms with aircon and water heater for shower . Owners are very hospitable .
They even allow us to leave our things and come back after our tour let us use a CR to take a bath and change clothes. It is indeed a home away from home 🥰😘
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Download google translate for easy conversation with the locals
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Roman Daniel Trono wrote a review July 2023
Batangas Province, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay last June 2023 was really great with Ruby, the same with all the reviews this man will go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and will help you with everything you need, he does not speak too much english but he uses a translator and tries his best to communicate and accommodate you. And of course his shakshouka was really good same as the others said. Everyday he would greet you with a smile. Rooms are really great for the price. Even if we couldnt really go around too much because of the weather we still loved our stay, will definitely visit again and will recommend Ruby's place to anybody visiting Ninh Bihn. Thank you Ruby, we will visit you again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jake H wrote a review Oct 2022
United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ruby is a sweet guy who takes great care of his guests. He even let us keep our rooms after checkout because we had a late bus out of town. Highly recommend checking out his homestay & enjoying his company
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Shir H wrote a review Oct 2019
32 contributions24 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Ruby Homestay for 3 nights. Ruby is a funny and warm person who loves to talk and connect with us amazingly through google translate. Ruby's wife is amazing, makes sure everything is clean and tidy. We ate breakfast every morning with fresh vegetables, bread and eggs per our’s request and it was excellent.
Ruby also helped us get bus tickets to the next destination. The bed is comfortable (and huge, a "double" bed is suitable for 3 people), excellent location- highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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233tobias wrote a review Apr 2024
Leipzig, Germany72 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the most amazing stay during my time in Vietnam. Bungalow and bed were so big, location quiet and the most central space in Tam Coc. But the best is the host Ruby, sooo kind, so hospitable, always friendly, using Google translate like his second language. Breakfast is so tasty, giving you three options. Before leaving his wife made be pancakes with fruit within five minutes. The pool is also really nice.
One advice: contact his son via WhatsApp for the booking, you'll find the no. on Ruby's Facebook page. This saves you the Booking.com fee and makes the price even cheaper.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: One advice: contact his son via WhatsApp for the booking, you'll find the no. on Ruby's Facebook...
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Sarah F wrote a review Sept 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the highlight of our experience. Ruby is honestly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. He mainly speaks Vietnamese and knows little English, but he will use Google Translate to communicate with his guests. But the biggest thing is that our interactions with him were not just transactional. He would invite us to tea and we would have entire conversations facilitated by Google Translate. He would take the time to teach us Vietnamese, as we asked him to help us pronounce the accents. His wife is very sweet too - they are an adorable couple. The breakfast here is literally the best we’ve had at any hotel/homestay, even more high-end ones. He and his wife made us Shakshuka, which I know sounds strange for Vietnam, but it was so delicious I craved it for the rest of the day. The rooms are nice and clean - it’s just one big room with and a bathroom. But again, the room isn’t the highlight - it’s Ruby. I will always remember Ruby. Come here as a guest, leave as a dear friend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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233tobias wrote a tip Apr 2024
Leipzig, Germany72 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One advice: contact his son via WhatsApp for the booking, you'll find the no. on Ruby's Facebook page. This saves you the Booking.com fee an"
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Rosette B wrote a tip Feb 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Download google translate for easy conversation with the locals"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$24 - AU$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
VietnamNinh Binh ProvinceHoa Lu DistrictNinh Hai
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruby Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Ruby Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Tam Coc (0.2 km), Minh Trang Handmade (0.4 km), and Este Boutique (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ruby Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ruby Homestay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Ruby Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruby Homestay?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruby Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dao Phuket Bar, An Tam Coc, and Hoang Cuisine Vietnamese Restaurant And Vegetarian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ruby Homestay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ruby Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Ruby Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ruby Homestay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ruby Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ruby Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Vietnamese, and Hebrew.
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