Alolan Homestay

By staying with us and helping as one big happy family, you will experience first-hand the friendliness of the Vietnamese people. . Some of your best friends will be Vietnamese and they will often take you out for exceptional food, help you explore the local area and be your translator whenever you need it. They will make Ho Chi Minh City feel like such an exciting place every day. With them, you can exchange languages, and even your rich cultures. Why not tell them about your music, lifestyles and world experiences and take the opportunity to learn about theirs.

Me and my boyfriend used to be a student in the Homestay so we would love to help the locals to learn English even better with our special and effective methods of learning English with the assistance of helpers from around the world. Besides teaching, during the weekends you can join us to explore the area around the Homestay such as local markets, mini park, gyms, coffee shops, convenient stores, Vietnamese street food courts, restaurants, etc and especially our beautiful city. There are so many interesting things to see such as the Independent Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants museum and even great areas for local foods like Banh Mi and Pho. Moreover, just outside the center of the city you can find the Cu Chi tunnels: The infamous and effective trench warfare and the guerrilla warfare was used during the war, the tunnels are now a popular tourist attraction and even more places waiting to be discovered.


Reviews

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United States

I fell in love immediately with Alolan Homestay. The neighborhood has so much personality and charm with street food available right outside your doorstep. I cannot day enough about the amazing hosts- Tuyen and Loc are like siblings I’ve always wanted and Tuyen’s cooking is legendary. My fellow travelers and my housemates became instant family. I cannot wait to come back. Five stars. Much recommended for travelers and passionate educators.

Jan/01/2020

United States

Loved this place so much decided to stay longer. Tuyen and Loc are super kind and helpful and even helped me get a visa extension. Tuyen is a great cook and made a lot of vietnamese food. The work is easy and the students are awesome. The location is great, away from the touristy areas but just a short ride to district 1. Would recommend this to anyone interested in staying in Ho Chi Minh.

Nov/26/2019

United Kingdom

Tuyen, Loc and others were and are like a family to me. They not only welcomed me in and made me feel settled, but also ensured I was supported when I needed something. The ‘Alolan family’ were also sociable, taking me and other Worldpackers out to the cinema, karaoke (to name a few) and always made sure everyone would sit down at meals to converse on life.

The work itself was well supported by the Alolan family, and did not feel under any threat. In addition, the students were well receptive and engaged well with my lessons.

Overall, I’d highly recommend Alolan Homestay!

Oct/14/2019

Chile

The experience was amazing. Tina and the others are very nice and welcoming, they really make a big effort to make you feel at home. The Vietnamese meals with the whole group gives you a chance to share their culture on a different level, and they taste so good!
The students at great too. They're very interested in learning English and they will usually share their experiences with you.
I'll miss a lot being there!! Totally recommended as a volunteering. Thanks for everything you did for me Tina and Lock! I hope we meet again soon!

Sep/26/2019


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