We loved our stay at the Hang Mua Central Homestay! The owners of the homestay were incredibly friendly and have a lovely family.
The family was very helpful in providing information on things to do in Ninh Binh, helped us to rent a scooter, and arranged a very inexpensive taxi ride to the trainstation. We also enjoyed a great game of Uno with their children. If you are just wanting to check into your room and get some quiet time, then they also completely respect your privacy.
The views from the windows are incredible and you can see Hang Mua and idyllic rice paddies from your room. The home stay also offers a great free breakfast included in the room rate and has a very good lunch and dinner menu at affordable rates.
Unlike another hotel in the area, they were able to get our laundry done in less than 12 hours and had it completely dry (some hotels dry by air with mixed results due to the sometimes rainy climate).
In summary, you can't go wrong booking here. The value is very good and you get the benefit of dealing with a wonderful family who seem to genuinely care about making sure their guests enjoy their visit to Ninh Binh. I'd highly recommend staying here and will be returning here on my next visit to Vietnam.