Who are we?

Nguyen Shack is a network of Nature Home Off The Beaten Track with different concept of accommodation located all around Vietnam. All our construction are always in harmony with the nature and connected to the elements. We built our huts and furniture with a lot of wood that we chose locally and we got inspired by the traditional Vietnamese construction to keep a trace of the past.
Our mission at Nguyen Shack is to give a glimpse of the real Vietnam to our guest from all around the world because we know that as a tourist it is not always easy to be immerse into the local culture, that’s why our team are really happy to spend quality time with you and share their knowledge about the local life.

Nguyen Shack history

The adventure started in 2012 when a Canadian backpacker (Maxime) met a a Vietnamese lady (Theu) in Can Tho, Mekong Delta. She (Theu) started her own homestay after working 20 years in the tourism industry all around Vietnam. At the beginning it was only 5 bungalows and since then they are growing the business together.

In 2014, five more bungalows was built in Ninh Binh, also well known under the name of “terrestrial Ha Long Bay” because of the splendid karst mountain all around. The project was a success there and they quickly extend to 11 rooms to give access to this  little piece of paradise to more people. Then they move back to Can Tho in 2015 to extend to 14 rooms.

In April 2016, they decided to open a new Shack in the big city of Saigon right in the middle of District 1 with 9 rooms on 5 floor. To keep the peacefulness of the countryside the Saigon Shack is located on a quiet little alley and the decoration is with bamboo furniture and full of greenery.

November 2016, they opened a backpacker hostel in Phong Nha town nearby the largest caves of the world and in August 2018 they extended to the countryside with an Eco Resort built around a small lake surrounding by many hills. This last project it’s the largest one with 26 rooms and a big boat shape’s swimming pool.

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1. Eco Friendly
Nguyen Shack we try to be as much eco-friendly as possible with choosing natural material that will not damage the environment. We have free water refill in each Shack to reduce the use of plastic bottle and we ask the guest to participate with reducing daily towel washing.
2. Best location
Every Nguyen Shack location was chosen meticulously to give the best nature experience to our guests. We always look for tranquil and peaceful location, but never too far from the main touristic attractions. Even in the big Ho Chi Minh City, we chose a quiet little dead end alley, but we still in the middle of action with the most important attraction nearby
3. Family run business
When you visit us you always feel welcome like at home. Since the beginning we want to keep the homestay mentality and give a personal service to our guest. Throughout the time, Nguyen Shack became a little network of Nature Home off the beaten track all around Vietnam, but we kept our standard the same and our team will welcome you with a great sense of hospitality.
4. Sustainable tourism
When you come to Nguyen Shack, you empower the community and stimulate the local economy. Your stay supports local government initiatives for school, sustainable infrastructure, and fair-paying jobs for locals in the area. Every morning our cook go to buy the foods from the local farmer in the nearby market. We also support many orphans and poor family with our charity program.