Recently, more and more tourists have attended Hanoi for a long holiday. Due to the diversity of their demands, many new kinds of accommodation have come to existence. And one of them is homestay. If you and your companions aspire to experience such accommodation once, firstly, getting to know homestay in Hanoi is necessary to achieve a memorable vacation.
So, what is a homestay? In fact, it is a popular residence where visitors could sleep in the area they are traveling. The length of stay varies from one night to over a year. And you stay can be free in exchange for monetary compensation, or for completing some household chores for the host. You might ask yourself why the homestay is so attractive to backpackers, mightn’t you? There are four main reason for this.
Firstly, when visitors stay at a homestay, they will have plenty of new experience. For instance, not only do they meet the local people, but also they have a chance to live with those as well.
Secondly, improving their local language skills is possible. Because of frequently communicating with the host’s family members, the guests can learn the host’s mother language effectively. This is the requisite condition for them to study the history and culture of the destination country.
Thirdly, the homestay is cheaper than some other types of accommodation. This is because some expenditures of living are shared with the host, helping the tourists save up a great amount of money.
Finally, the homestay services are quite adequate. So self-catering there is feasible to let you control everything, from dining to the arrangement of appliances.
Do you find it very interesting? What I will show you latter is a list of homestay in Hanoi you should try with your friends and loved ones.
Address: No.48A Trang Thi Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 38 USD
On the top of my suggestions is Momento Homestay since it’s located in the center of Hanoi. That’s why you can travel to the French Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake or the Old Quarter within a short time, even if you favor walking. Meanwhile, this homestay is a few meters far off the main road, giving you a tranquil environment to unwind.
Apart from the reasonable price, what makes it become a must-stay homestay in Hanoi for backpackers is the housing design. Its owners prefers the combination between the architecture of Hanoi’s typical houses common two decades ago and the style of Sa Pa Town and Hoi An city. You can see this evidently in elegant bedding and decorative brocade, for example. As a result, the place creates a harmonized ambiance for guests. To some extent, you might feel that you would be going back to the past. One additional point is a small garden on a large balcony where you can sunbathe in the morning.
Address: No.7, Alley 2/437, Ngoc Thuy Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi
Price: From 100 USD
Only 2 kilometers from Hanoi’s center, La Maison Hai Ly, however, is a great place for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The house is nestled inside the greenery in an urban area of Long Bien District, allowing you to enjoy a rural calm and be immersed in nature. Of course, going back to the inner city is very simple, in addition to a benefit that you can have a trip to Long Bien Bridge, a famous ancient construction built in the period of French colonization.
The homestay has the representative housing structure from the 18th century. This is also highlighted by blue ceramic vases, Buddhism statues, wooden colonnades and expensive furniture. The living room and the kitchen are designed to face the garden directly, as well as to make you feel very cool in summer but warm in winter. A group of 4 people is recommended.
Hidden Villa Soc Son
Address: Highway 2, Minh Phu Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Price: From 100 USD
Dissimilar to the others, Hidden Villa Soc Son, as you can see from the name, is far away from the inner city, and hidden in a pine forest in the outskirts of Hanoi capital. Due to the long distance, it could be better if you travel there by car or bus.
Given a fact that the house is isolated with households nearby, you and your companions could hold any dynamic events you want, such as BBQ, overnight parties, fishing, tennis games, swimming or biking. More conveniently, the house is so spacious that it can contain up to 10 people. Meanwhile, the property owner is interested in using glass rather than brick to let the light infiltrate into the house and the nature be closer to you. Intriguingly, if you need, some families around the house will provides you with certain local dishes and fresh vegetable for a tasty meal.
Au Frais Homestay
Address: The 9th floor, No.23 Tay Ho Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Price: 88.1 USD
One more homestay in Hanoi and inside a less-inhabited zone is Au Frais Homestay. Perhaps you wouldn’t know that Au Frais is a French word, and means “Fresh”. And that is what this one will bring to you during the time you dwell there. Indeed, it is an apartment beside the Westlake, the hugest lake in Hanoi. Consequently, you are able to soak yourself in fresh air and silence to relax truly. Fishing, swimming and canoeing are allowable there.
All necessary devices are available in the kitchen and the living room. There is no lack of bedding for 4 people to sleep. They have Vietnam’s conventional styles dating back to a century ago, enabling you to dig deep into another cultural side of the living way of the Vietnamese at that time. Especially, the flat has got a large balcony for a better view of the lake, and also for BBQ parties and sunbathing.
Thai Artist House
Address: No.445A Ngoc Thuy Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi
Price: From 88.1 USD
I have to stay that Thai Artist Stilt House is a homestay in Hanoi with an exclusive architectural design that you cannot find the same one in Hanoi. It’s also easy to reach owning to being in the vicinity of La Maison Hai Ly. This place is a classic house exhibiting old Asian patterns. That could be shown clearly in brown wooden colonnades, stylish ceiling fans or characteristic equipment very ubiquitous in Vietnam three decades ago. Bathroom, kitchen are always serviceable, modish and clean. Probably, you cannot manage your mind to take some photographs of them.
What’s more? The plants inside the house contribute to the feeling of pleasure and warmth as well. Aside from this, a piano grants you an opportunity to check your ability of music, or enjoy some slower number songs performed by your friends. With such an artistic place, a new idea might come out of your head.
S Jewelry Studio Old Quarter Hanoi
Address: No.29, Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: 100 USD
An extra homestay in Hanoi for budget travelers is S Jewelry Studio Old Quarter Hanoi. Located in the northern part of the zone, the accommodation permits you to travel to Dong Xuan Market, Bach Ma Temple and Long Bien Bridge within a 3 minute walk. Nevertheless, on the condition that you have a plan to move to the south to see Hoan Kiem Lake, you must check the map carefully in order not to be lost then.
By the way, the ornamental trend inside the house would make you take it as the one coming from Western Europe. I have to say that the space is so exclusively splendid. But it’s still cozy enough to blow away the cold surrounding you after a long walk in winter. Moreover, impressive object, from golden chandeliers to modern aquarium, are arranged very meticulously. This forms an intimate atmosphere, besides the romance purple curtains which I enjoy the most.
Briefly, after obtaining the information I’ve provided to you, you could determine which the homestay in Hanoi is well-suited to you. Checking your itinerary again, and ultimately, an exciting journey is awaiting you in this mysterious city.