Live In Vietnam’s Crazy House For Just S$44/Night

If you fell down a rabbit hole, where would you end up in?

Crazy House – a hostel in Da Lat Vietnam – depicts Alice’s destination in real-life.

The sprawling complex is a literal maze of irregularly-shaped buildings, precarious walkways, cavernous tunnels and animal-themed rooms. You’ll get a chance to unwind in any of them for just S$44 per night.

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Ready to have your next adventure? We’ve done some digging on your behalf and here’s what is awaiting you down this rabbit hole.

Grotesque buildings & houses on stilts

Their grotesquely shaped buildings are a fascinating sight to behold. The main structure is a literal house-in-a-tree with convex windows surrounded by vines, branches and shrubs.

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Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga says the hostel seeks to encourage visitors to return to nature, and the lush greenery wrapped around the towering structures surely achieves that purpose.

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Crazy House also has houses on stilts — minus the Mad Hatter.

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The architect shares that she usually begins by painting her ideal shapes and designs. Afterwards, she seeks help from local craftsmen to make her vision a reality — like this spider-web themed house adorned with ominous looking stalactites.

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This also explains why many of the outlying buildings resemble impressionist artwork.

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As we marvel at the current structures, it’s hard to believe that Crazy House is still a work in progress. Construction first began in 1990, but Ms Dang plans to extend the massive complex with more themed houses until 2020.

Precarious tunnels & high walkways

Crazy House definitely has some crazy architecture.

We’re sure tourists will love taking lots of selfies in front of the houses — but the real fun begins once you navigate past these organic tree-like passageways.

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Have a blast finding your room by venturing through these precarious tunnels.

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For those of us who’ve never had the guts to walk on rooftops, their high walkways will let you experience it for the first time.

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You can easily conquer your fear of heights because the stairs are lined with man-made twisting organic structures that you can hold onto, in case you go weak in the knees at that altitude.

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The best part? Surviving the climb to the top gives you an uninterrupted view of nature — in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.

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We’re sure you won’t mind staying outside all day long, whilst staring at these clear blue skies.

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Animal-themed rooms

Crazy House’s obsession with nature doesn’t stop there.

10 animal-themed rooms such as the Eagle Room, Ant Room, Tiger Room, Kangaroo Room, Bear Room & many others help you feel close to the wilderness in spite of the artificial setting.

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Each animal is meant to represent various nations — the industrious ant for Vietnam, the bald eagle for America, the majestic tiger for China and so on.

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Guests will definitely enjoy the Hobbit-esque bedrooms, expertly crafted to make you feel like you’re living right in a village out in Middle-Earth.

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Lost city of Atlantis-themed room

Your madcap adventure won’t be complete without a deep dive to the sea.

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Crazy House’s aquatic-themed room features larger-than-life corals and monstrous creature lurking in the depths of our vast ocean.

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Don’t forget to watch out for sharks at the snack bar!

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Fancy a trip to wonderland?

You can book a flight from Singapore to Lien Khuong Airport on Jetstar Airways. From there, take a 40-minute taxi ride.

Crazy House is the ideal destination for fans of avant-garde architecture and unconventional living experiences. At S$44 per night, it’s definitely an affordable stay in wonderland to say the least.

If you don’t try too hard to make sense of it with your internal GPS, you’ll have a pleasant stay indeed.

Opening Times: 8:30am-7:00pm
Location: Số 3 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, Phường 4, Thành Phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam
Website: Crazy House

Featured image from Instagram and Crazy House.