What will you do if your favorite residence in the Old Quarter doesn’t have a vacant room for you, or there are some problems forcing you to be unable to check in at this place while it’s very late? Obviously, the feasible way to solve this tough situation is to find a guest house to stay overnight temporarily. However, on the condition that you do not obtain any information about the guest house, apparently, it will take you plenty of time to hunt for a high-quality one, or more badly, you are likely to dwell in a run-down dwelling. In order to prepare the occurrence of that case and pass it, I recommend you to get to know about acceptable guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter. As a result, your itinerary, then, will not be changed significantly.
The foremost thing you must understand is what the guest house is. In fact, almost its amenities are not so different from a hotel’s ones. However, the quality is lowered for a cheaper price, as well as you cannot accommodate there for a long time. Frequently, it only serves visitors who plan to stay for a night, and leave the following day. So remember that the guest house is merely makeshift accommodation to make your trip not disrupted. By the way, for high-quality guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter, I prefer:
1. Hanoi Guest House
Address: No.85 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 25USD
Noticeably, Hanoi Guest House is located in the north of Hoan Kiem District, allowing you to have a discovery of many historical tourist attractions nearby, such as Hanoi Ancient Gate, Dong Xuan Market, Bach Ma Temple and Long Bien Bridge. But you ought to check your direction regularly to avoid being lost while turning your movement to Hoan Kiem Lake.
At the first sight, you would take it as a boutique hotel. By using luxurious decoration and offering numerous services, for example, tour packages or online booking, it grants visitors a restful place for an enjoyable stay. Basic amenities, from free wi-fi access, drinks to private bathroom and smart TV are supplied adequately in your room. One more point you must pay attention that the name of the guest house is very common on Google search. Therefore, you need to remember its exact address I’ve written above.
2. Happy Moon Guesthouse
Address: No. 30 Hang Cot Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 30USD
Another preferable guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter and very close to Ba Dinh District is Happy Moon Guesthouse. This leads you to travel to Hoan Kiem Lake as well as Ba Dinh Square within the same time. Nevertheless, the most suitable means of transport is bike due to a long distance to the two destinations.
I have to say that, again, the guest house’s outside is very similar with an ordinary hotel’s exterior surface nearby. Its owner prefers the white color for painting this high building to highlight it on one side of the street in the northern west of the historical zone. And that feature is also presented in walls, bathrooms and beddings at the guestrooms. Fixed tours, visa extension and vehicle/bike rental are also available for a long-term adventure in Vietnam.
3. HC Old Quarter View House
Address: No.15 Tho Xuong Lane, Phu Doan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 30USD
This one, intriguingly, is in the vicinity of Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral, an ancient Christian church in the inner city. Consequently, it takes you a few minutes from the guest house to move to the church for religious activities or excursion. Of course, going to Hoan Kiem Lake in the east or the French Quarter in the south on foot doesn’t request much time.
That is not to mention another charming feature that HC Old Quarter View House has got an architectural style resulting from the combination between French and Vietnamese designs, creating a warm but splendid ambiance for all guests. There are three types of rooms, and all of them are appointed with a large balcony or sizeable windows to let you obtain a better city view. Light brown wooden furniture and cutting-edge equipment are placed inside the rooms too.
4. Hanoi Old Town Palace Guest House
Address: No.30 Tam Thuong Lane, Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 20USD
Sticking with first-rate guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter, I suggest Hanoi Old Town Palace Guest House to you. In fact, this lodging is positioned in a narrow lane, allowing you to be engulfed in tranquility. Nonetheless, traveling from the place by car or large vehicle is impossible. So, if you are interested in driving by yourself, you couldn’t fulfil your desire at the guest house. By the way, walking along Hang Gai Street, you are able to see loads of silk clothing stores there to purchase some amazing gifts for your loved ones.
The décor inside the guest house, to some extent, is simple and intimate for budget travelers. The rooms are not really spacious, but equipped with all essential devices. Notably, you can have a seat at a wide balcony to drink something and view the city.
5. Hanoi Guest House Royal
Address: No.26 Phat Loc Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 58USD
Perhaps you would realize that Hanoi Guest House Royal is a new cousin of Hanoi Guest House. But it doesn’t aim at budget travelers or backpackers due to its exorbitant price, up to 58USD/night. As a result, it’s well-suited to those who have abundant money and favor opulent accommodation like 4-star hotels. This is the main reason why the guest house is adorned with golden layers lying in ceiling lamps, metal frames and the name sign, plus Victorian-inspired ornaments. To enhance more grandeur, red pillows and blankets are furnished with white bed sheets and yellow wallpaper to turn your room into a real royal space.
Sited in the north of Hoan Kiem Lake, however, the guest house hides itself in a bundle of streets. This cause a great deal of time to attend the lake or Dong Xuan Market.
6. Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse 2
Address: No.91A Hang Ma Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 21USD
The last destination for guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter is Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse 2 in the west of Hanoi’s ancient region. Due to being in the border of two districts: Hoan Kiem and Ba Dinh, like Happy Moon Guesthouse, you should travel to tourist spots in the city center by motorbike or bike rather than on foot. Hopefully, the guest house provides the vehicle rental service to facilitate your journey.
Compared with the others, this landmark is a bit smaller. That’s why it has to arrange a garret on the ground floor to expand the area for operation. However, when you have a meal in front of the reception table at this floor, you still feel airy and comfortable. Regarding facilities in your room, the purple hue on the wall mixed with lacquered paintings and bright beddings perfectly will help you take a deep sleep.
In a nut shell, once you cannot find an acceptable hotel for a short stay, just have a go at the guest house in Hanoi Old Quarter I’ve offered to you. A lot of tourists accommodated there, and admittedly, they didn’t complain of anything in these residences. Do not hesitate to try them.