Sapa Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2021

Lovely as it is, Sapa is a bit more expensive than Hanoi or most of the rest of Vietnam. Basic hotel rooms can be quite cheap, but once you want even a little luxury then the price starts jumping up quickly.

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Travel Costs to Sapa

Population 140,000
Area 200,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Vietnam Dong
Airports None (connect through Lao Cai, 40km away)
1 USD = 25,195.0000 VND
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Accommodation Costs in Sapa

Sapa Hotel Seasons

Sapa Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar6.00 - 12.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 28.00
starstarstarstarstar32.00 - 45.00
starstarstarstarstar37.00 - 110.00
starstarstarstarstar120.00 - 198.00

Sapa Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.00 - 10.00

Sapa Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Sa Pa LakeA five minute walk to this lake from the church will take you to pedal boat rentals that are available during the weekends.
30 minute rental
1 hour rental
1.59
3.18

Sapa Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastBreakfast is included with many hotels. If not, several spots in town open early.1.31 - 2.38
Budget lunchThe main strip is lined with restaurants serving both local and Western meals. 2.18 - 4.76
Budget dinnerYour dinner options are identical to your lunch options.2.66 - 5.95
Beer (.33L)Beer, like most other things, is a bit more expensive here than in most of Vietnam.0.67 - 1.19
Pho soupThe famous Vietnamese rice-noodle soup is available around the clock.1.31 - 2.38

Sapa Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Shuttle bus from the Lao Cai train station1.11
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When to visit Sapa

Temperature and rainfall

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Sapa Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:15am6:23pm
21 Jun5:31am7:01pm
21 Sep6:02am6:10pm
21 Dec6:38am5:34pm

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