Know Before You Go
Hospital Cave is a popular stop off for day-trippers on Cat Ba Island. Located on the road linking Cat Ba town to the National Park and the ferry port to Haiphong and Halong city, but is difficult to get to without private transport. The easiest way to get there is to rent a scooter from one of the many rental shops in Cat Ba town (usually costing around 100,000 – 150,000 Vietnamese Dong) and then travel 10km North until signs for the cave appear. Cat Ba Island is one of the easiest places to ride a scooter in Vietnam, with mostly well maintained roads carrying little traffic. However, if scooters aren’t for you, then a taxi from the town is the next best option.
The Cave is located high up in the mountain, and there are steep and uneven flights of stone steps at both the entrance and exit of the cave.