One of the huge obstructions many budget travelers have to face is to find an affordable room for their outbound trips. However, if you are planning to travel to Hanoi, by reading the list of the top places that offer cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi Old Quarter below, I believe that you will solve this problem instantly. In the end, your concerns about accommodation will certainly disappear.
In fact, there are two types of cheap accommodation in Hanoi at the moment, namely hostel and hotel. The former can save up your money much. But privacy and safety might not be guaranteed because you will stay in a dorm with many people. Meanwhile, the latter is a bit expensive. Yet this could be dissolved by a method that you have at least one companion, such as your family member or lover. What you need to pay then will be under 25USD/night.
a) See You at Lily’s
– Address: No.16 Ngo Huyen, Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 5USD
See You at Lily’s is the first residential place having cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi I suggest to you. As you can see from the price, a room for rent there is very cheap. Therefore, it allows you to cut down the cost and then to enjoy numerous lively bars and restaurants nearby. However, due to this feature, after 5 pm, this zone is very uproarious and noisy, not suited to people who prefer tranquility, although at midday, it’s quite silent. Anyway, the dorm inside the hostel is always in good condition. It is adorned with black ornaments and dark bed frames to create a delicate atmosphere in every corner. It also provides some tour packages and extra services as many hotels do. But you should pay attention that you would have to share the room with 11 people.
b) Cheetah Hostel
– Address: No.117, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 6USD
Thanks to its location in the center of the Old Quarter, Cheetah Hostel is a wonderful starting point to let you discover Hanoi’s ancient streets and properties. Again, the hostel supplies you with a dorm spacious enough for 8 people to live together. Meanwhile, the whole building is decorated with several different color, making it to becoming more colorful like a chameleon. For example, this could be seen in the beddings with the combination between yellow and dark blur hues. On the ground floor are a bar and a restaurant for dining, and you could also register a tour package there. Nonetheless, remember that the dorm is merely basic accommodation. So, there is not some necessary furniture such as safety box, private cabinet to keep your valuable luggage safely.
c) Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – Downtown
– Address: No.9, Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 8USD
Cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi Old Quarter can be found in Hanoi Backpackers hostel – Downtown too. Indeed, this hostel has built up the reputation among budget travelers because of not only numerous high-quality rooms but also a chance to meet new friends. Given a fact that a room can contain up to 16 wooden beds each of which is dedicated to only one person, you can have a talk with other people very easily. However, I have to say that you may feel a bit unpleasant while lying down on such a narrow bed. After passing through the entrance, you will see the bar & restaurant of the hostel, where you order drinks and listen some exciting songs. But the entrance area is frequently crowded, therefore, it’s very hard to seek tranquility there.
d) Hanoi Rendezvous Hostel
– Address: No.27 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 5USD
Another hostel in the list of which provide cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi is Hanoi Rendezvous Hostel. This one lies in the edge of Hanoi Old Quarter, or the border between Hoan Kiem District and Ba Dinh District. Despite traveling to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda more conveniently, you might spend more time on walking to Dong Xuan Market and Hoan Kiem Lake from the hostel. Nevertheless, what offsets the tiredness you could suffer from is the price offered, only 5USD. Moreover, there are two types of dormitories for you to choose: only-female and mixed, while the costs to stay there are the same. Similar with the others, this place gives you some extra services, such as tour packages and transfers from and to the airport. But it’s a bit regrettable that the hostel doesn’t consist of an in-house restaurant.
a) Noble Boutique Hotel
– Address: No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 46USD/2 people
One of the suggestive budget hotels in the Old Quarter is Noble Boutique Hotel. Located in Hang Gai Street, the most bustling road in the center of Hanoi all a day, the hotel enables you and your companion to engage in dynamic life as you step out of it. Interestingly, the hotel produces luxury and elegance by using European decoration lying in colonnades and black wooden furniture. Meanwhile, all bedding is handmade, and give off an unforgettable odor to help you sleep more deeply. In the case you desire to have them, just go to Thuy Ky shop near the entrance. Spending around 100USD, you can buy some impressive hand embroidery clothes there. To fill your stomach up, you can go to The Sandwich Shop on the same floor to purchase Western fast food.
b) Au Coeur d’Hanoi Boutique Hotel
– Address: No.62 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 44 USD/2 people
A great hotel providing cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi is Au Coeur d’Hanoi Boutique Hotel. With a typical French name, the hotel proves that it has followed French styles in the way of serving customers. Firstly, at the lobby, you can see the excellent mixture between dark wooden ornaments and bright tiles, bringing distinctive grandeur to the hotel. And secondly, you are allowed to attend in the in-house restaurant, where French dishes are always available to be served. More importantly, the hotel is quite close to Hoan Kiem Lake. As a result, from the higher floor, you can see the lake from a long distance. Nonetheless, you need to know that traffic congestions frequently happen in the streets around the hotel at the weekend, which may obstruct your movement.
c) Maison D’Hanoi Boutique Hotel
– Address: No.35-37 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: From 46 USD/2 people
One more choice to stay in cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi Old Quarter could be Maison D’Hanoi Boutique Hotel. Though the hotel is not sited in the hub of the Old Quarter, leading to a problem that much journey time to Hoan Kiem Lake is required, you can move from the hotel to Red River and Dong Xuan Market with only a short walk. Those who are shopaholics, therefore, should notice the hotel as a comfortable departure point to go shopping. Another advantage of the hotel is a green area at the entrance, where enjoying greenery and silence to relax truly is possible. Of course, with only 23 USD/person, you are able to wander around the bar & French-style restaurant on the ground floor, use a lot of 5-star appliances and live in a warm and cozy atmosphere.
d) Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel
– Address: No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
– Price: 45 USD/2 people
For Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, I recommend you to book a room directly on the hotel’s website to get the price of 45USD/night instead of making reservation through some intermediaries. By the way, the hotel is renowned not only for its affordable prices, but also for its vegan restaurant, called Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant, where you will be exposed to many tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes for healthier life. Admittedly, the sum of money you should pay then is just about 5-6USD/dish. Besides, you would realize that this building was reconstructed from an ancient French house, since it has still kept many old architectural outlines in the ancient gate and housing design hitherto. Nestled in a small and silent alley, the hotel is also very suitable to achieve a sense of relaxation.
In a nut shell, by preferring the cheap rooms for rent in Hanoi above, I assure that you will not have to overthink about your budget when plunging yourself in the tours in this time-honored city. More money saved up means that you are likely to pay for anything to achieve an enjoyable stay.