For many backpackers, they prefer a hostel rather than a hotel. Because not only does the former offer much cheaper price, but also they can make friends with numerous people more easily. If you are like them, and have a plan to go to Hanoi some next days, you should need to know 8 best hostels in Hanoi old town I will propose later. Of course, you will merely pay 6USD/night maximum for accommodation.
Funky Jungle Hostel
– Address: No.73 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 5USD
The first one in my own list of hotels in Hanoi old town is Funky Jungle Hostel. With only 5USD/night, you will not need to worry about your financial condition when enjoying tempting activities in Hanoi Old Quarter. In fact, the hostel is in the northern east of the region. It’s close to Night Market and a lot of lively bars & restaurant for relaxation. In the case you don’t want to go outside, the hostel owns a bar where many budget travelers gather together to soak themselves in dynamic songs and interesting games. Fascinatingly, this landmark is adorned with green colors. This turns it into a real entertaining jungle for everyone. Although the hostel only provides mixed dorms and private rooms, all facilities, such as metal bed frames, bedding and air-conditioners, are modern and comfortable.
Hanoi Rendezvous Hostel
– Address: No.27 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 5USD
For the best hostels in Hanoi old town, you can have a go at Hanoi Rendezvous Hostel. The only problem is its location in the western edge of the Old Quarter. So you will need much time to travel from the hostel to Hoan Kiem Lake, Jade Mountain Temple or the French Quarter. Nonetheless, it could reduce your journey time if you favor attending Night Market or some attractions in Ba Dinh District.
By the way, the hostel operates two types of dorms: only for women and mixed. That’s why female guests don’t need to concern about being harassed by bad men. Additionally, the dorm inside the hostel is pretty spacious, and appointed with large beds made from wood and iron. There is not any real restaurant or bar there, making this place a bit silent and peaceful. For those who like uproar, this is not genuinely an acceptable option.
See You at Lily’s
– Address: No.16 Ngo Huyen Lane, Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 5USD
Hopefully, See You at Lily’s are one of few high-quality hostels lying in the center of the Old Quarter. As a result, it is a great staring point to see all Hanoi’s ancient streets within a day. Besides, the place is inside a small alley called Ngo Huyen. Although at midday, this lane is quiet and tranquil, it becomes boisterous and crowded at night. Consequently, it’s very well-suited to active people to unwind. Turning to amenities, the hostel has got a dorm decorated with black wooden ornaments and modern metal beds. It’s also large enough for 12 people to stay at the same time. A few extra amenities, from free breakfast to tour packages, are available too. Apart from this, this landmark supplies some private rooms, but the price for these is quite exorbitant, up to 22USD/night.
Hanoi Rocks Hostel
– Address: No.56 Hang Duong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 3USD
One of the most inexpensive but still highly-qualified hostels in Hanoi old town could be Hanoi Rocks Hostel. What makes it possible to cut down the accommodating cost for backpackers is its area. The place is so big that it contains a dormitory for 20 people to dwell. However, the more travelers staying with you are, the more your privacy will be deteriorated. There are some dorms for fewer visitors, but the prices are higher. For example, if you require a private room, you have to pay at least 29USD per night. But in comparison with other hostels, this place has nothing to complain. Especially, about décor in the dorms, most objects have white and bright grey colors, contributing to the luxury and elegance of the hostel. Buffet breakfast, lively bar near the entrance would be amazing services you should try once.
– Address: No.117, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 6 USD
In the center of Hanoi Old Quarter is Cheetah Hostel, where every tourist has an opportunity to discover a bundle of strait streets with several mysteries hidden in gift shops, pavement cafés and traditional restaurants. That is not to mention a characteristic that the hostel is quite close to Bach Ma Temple and Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, the places that allow you to be exposed to Vietnam’s cultural features from the feudal period. Regarding the hostel’s dorms, I have to say that they are airy, colorful and advantageous to relax truly after a long walk. Not only the bedding have several different hues, but also the restaurant & bar on the ground floor are the same. With golden light brightened, the atmosphere is very warm, suitable to have a seat and enjoy some songs with slow melodies.
Hanoi Centre Hostel
– Address: No.13 Ngo Tram Street, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
– Price: From 5USD
Hanoi Centre Hotel is the next one in the best hostels in Hanoi old town list for you. It is noticeable that this residential place is sited in the western of the town, in the border of the Old Quarter, the French Quarter and Ba Dinh District. Therefore, you will be able to have an excursion of the three areas very quickly and simply, even on foot. By the way, when you enter the hostel, its decoration could surprise you. Indeed, the owner of the hostel seems to prefer the combination between white and bright green shades in every corner. This feature, interestingly, made me imagine that I would stand in the middle of a paddy field in a countryside. In addition to three separate dorms, the restaurant is always ready to serve you with traditional Vietnamese food.
Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The original
– Address: No.48 Ngo Huyen Lane, Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 5USD
With regard to the hostels in Hanoi old town dedicated to backpackers, it will be absolutely incomplete if Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The original is not included. Intriguingly, this hostel is very near Lily’s Hostel. So, in the case one of them doesn’t have any available dorm for you, you can choose the other without going too far to find another one. However, remember that it’s in the vicinity of Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral, leading it to be frequently noisy and surrounded by hordes of tourists. And therefore, again, the hostel is not really for those loving tranquility. About facilities, there are three basic types of accommodation: private rooms or double suites, mixed dorms and females dorms. Bar & restaurant are serviceable for you to fill up your stomach with tasty food and drinks as well as meet new friends coming from lots of countries around the world.
– Address: No.7 Alley 6, Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 5USD
Meow Hostel is the smallest destination among the hostels in Hanoi old town introduced in this article because of having only 11 dorms. In fact, this one is nestled in a small lane in Ta Hien Street, the road famous for loads of wonderful activities such as music festivals, outdoor games at the weekend. Given this aspect, you should know that it’s impossible to travel to the hostel directly by huge vehicles since they are banned on Saturday and Sunday and, more importantly, unable to move inside the narrow lane. But perhaps, walking to the hostel would be more exciting due to a chance to view colorful stores nearby. As you might realize from the name, Meow Hostel has followed cute decorative styles with the shapes of animals many young travelers are fond of so much. I recommend you to stay there if some of your companions are teenage.
In general, all the best hostels in Hanoi old town I have suggested above just offer you the prices of under 6USD/night. Just believe in me once! I guarantee that none of them will let you down on the basis of their high quality only seen in highly-appreciated hotels.