Auberge de Meo Vac

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Lodge history

Opened in 2013 after a year of renovations, L’Auberge de Meo Vac welcomes you in a centenary H’mong house, beautifully located on the periphery of Meo Vac town, just 10 minutes’ walk from the central market.

Originally built by a rich well-known H’mong, based on the model of a fortified farm from southern of China, the building architecture still presents some characteristics of the passed dominant crop of this lost valley of the upper colonial Tonkin: Opium.

A wooden stilt house made from precious pine wood , adobe walls, tiled roof and stone courtyard, make L’Auberge de Meo Vac an exceptional site, a pillar of cultural and responsible tourism.


The interior of the ancestral house has been conserved, such as 3 partitioned spans on 2 levels. Each floor has 2 private rooms and a common space, with a fireplace on the ground floor.

  The preservation of the original building, allows the visitors to be immersed in the atmosphere of an ancestral H’mong interior. Hence the decision to install the bathrooms externally, comprising 2 toilets and 4 showers. The side house, rebuilt based on the foundations updated during the restoration work, offers dormitory accommodation upstairs.

Private rooms

The ancestral house comprises 4 double rooms with a queen-sized bed (160 x 200) and 1 twin room with 2 beds (80 x 200). In each room, there is a H’mong wedding chest, bath towels, a chamber pot, and a bottle of water.

Price VND 1.320.000/night

For families, we propose a “family suite”, including 2 connected rooms (1 double and 1 twin).

Price VND 2.200.000/night


The dormitory, located at the side house, can welcome up to 8 people. Safety boxes are available for your valuables.

Price VND 330.000/person/night


L’Auberge de Meo Vac offers restaurant service to its guests. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance.

Lunch & Dinner

We serve a set menu composed of an assortment of local dishes depending on availability at the market and seasonal produce, plus some local corn-distilled spirit.

Set price: VND 250.000/person - 50% discount for children under 11 years old.
Set vegetarian price: VND 150.000/person

A traditional cultural show can be arranged involving music and dance from the H’mong ethnic group.

Show Price: VND 880.000/show

Western breakfast

Tea or coffee, fruit juice, crepe, eggs, bread, honey & jam

Price: VND 105.000/person


In order to discover the Karst plateau in a more intimate fashion we propose hiking tours with a local guide.

Half day tours (3 to 4 hours)

  • High Valley of the Nho Que River
  • Vertical path of the Ma Phi Lenh pass

Group price: VND 400 000 (taxi not included)

Daily tours (5 to 6 hours with picnic and one way taxi)

  • Karst mountain range crossing (departure from Auberge)
  • To Du old water tank (arrival to Auberge)

Group price: contact us

Contact Us

You can contact us via the form or directly by sending us an email at [email protected].

 Mandatory field

Find us

We are located in the extreme north of the country, the Roof of Vietnam, close to the Sino-Vietnamese border. L’Auberge de Meo Vac is situated in the heart of the protected area of the Karst Plateau Geopark.

Practical information

Bus line

Ha Noi - Ha Giang - Meo Vac (450km) and Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang.

Taxi or motorbike taxi

Ha Giang - Meo Vac (150km) and Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac.

Motorbike rental is available in Ha Giang City from where you can ride a loop to Meo Vac via Yen Minh or Bac Me.