As you might know, the most difficult challenge for backpackers is to seek affordable accommodation for their outbound journeys. However, I believe that if you are going to visit Hanoi, by knowing cheap places to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter, such a problem will become nil. Moreover, all I will advise to you later is likely to contribute to your unforgettable holiday in Vietnam.
These days, in the Vietnamese capital, hostels and budget hotels are preferable choices for budget travelers. But I have to say that in the case of hostels, you will lose privacy and not ensure safety perfectly by yourself, although the price is much more inexpensive. Of course, hotels could fulfil all your demands with more exorbitant costs. However, you can solve this by sharing all costs with your companion. And then, what you will pay is not over 25USD/night.
Hanoi Rendezvous Hostel
This hostel is one of the cheap places to stay in Hanoi positioned in the border between Ba Dinh District and the Old Quarter. As a result, you should rent a vehicle or a bike to travel to some attractions in the vicinity of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ba Dinh Square. Because it would take you over 15 minutes to do so on foot. Nevertheless, Night Market is quite near the hostel, allowing you to wander around food streets and numerous impressive gift shops.
With only 5USD/night, you can stay at such a large dorm that it could contain over 10 people. Beds are made from metal and wood, not so narrow; and give you a pleasant sleep. Meanwhile, there are also the dorms dedicated to women. If you are female, you will not need to worry about sexual harassment at night. But a lively bar is unavailable there, making the atmosphere a bit silent.
Address: No.27 Bat Dan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
One additional hostel I want to mention is Cheetah Hostel. In my opinion, probably, the most outstanding feature of the hostel is its integral garden on the ground floor, near the bar. While having a seat in the bar to enjoy a song with slow melodies, you are able to view the garden to blow away tiredness and depression. Of course, the space inside the bar is warm and cozy, created by golden lights and colorful wallpaper. Excitingly, you also see them in any dorm the hostel offers.
In fact, this place is in the center of the Old Quarter. Therefore, from the hostel, you could arrive at Thang Long Water Puppet or Bach Ma Temple within a few minute walk. Nevertheless, if you aspire to go to Hoan Kiem Lake, you need an exact direction guide to avoid being lost.
Address: No.117, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: 6 USD/person
Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The Original
Next in the list of cheap places to stay in Hanoi is Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The Original. Nestled in a small alley call Ngo Huyen, the hostel can show you a special environment uproarious and boisterous at night, but serene at midday. Besides, it’s not far from Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral, a renowned historical places of interest in this time-honored at the moment. Consequently, the hostel is an admirable selection in the case you frequently have to attend a church. You must notice that this area sometimes suffers from traffic congestion. So traveling at that time is quite tiring.
Anyway, in comparison with other hostels, it is a good place to let you make new friends. This is because it operates lively bar and restaurant for countless backpackers coming from many countries to gather together. Based on your demand, you can choose one of the private rooms, mixed dorms and only-for-women dorms.
Address: No.48 Ngo Huyen Lane, Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 5USD/person
Funky Jungle Hostel
Another option for cheap places to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter is Funky Jungle Hostel. Actually, the hostel is sited in the north of Hoan Kiem Street. To move there, I think you should use a vehicle or a bike. If you prefer traveling on foot, Dong Xuan Market is the best destination for you because 4 minutes is what you will need. The hotel, therefore, is a great starting point for shopaholics to let them discover all tempting souvenirs and clothes in Hanoi.
Like Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The Original, Funky Jungle Hostel has a bar on the ground floor where often holds dynamic parties and musical festivals for foreigners. This place is adorned with green decoration, leading it to look like an entertaining forest that cannot be seen anywhere. In general, the bar is very well-suited to active people who desire to enjoy endless night events.
Address: No.73 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Noble Boutique Hotel
With regard to budget hotels in the Old Quarter, I suggest you to dwell at Noble Boutique Hotel. Thanks to its location on one side of Hang Gai Street, a wide road in the center of Hanoi’s ancient zone, not only will you hardly ever observe traffic congestion, helping you present in Hoan Kiem Lake within 3 minutes, but also having an excursion of food streets and impressive shop is very easy. Though the street is usually noisy, it doesn’t disrupt your rest significantly.
What could make you surprised at the hotel are its outstanding outsides and especially, handmade beddings. With fragrant odors, you are likely to sleep more smoothly. Buying such beddings is possible at the hand embroidery shop on the ground floor. It would be better if you book online on the hotel’s website because you can receive a huge discount to reduce your accommodating expenditure more.
Address: No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 46USD/2 people
Church Boutique Hotel 49 Lan Ong
As a member of Church Hotel Chain, Church Boutique Hotel 49 Lan Ong reaches all standards of a 3-star luxurious hotel. However, it’s also considered as one of the cheap places to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter due to the low price of 44USD/night that even backpackers could afford. The most prominent feature of the hotel is probably its French-style restaurant, where you are exposed to delicate French cuisine. In addition, polished ornaments mixed with traditional furniture are able to stun you upon your entry into the lobby.
Admittedly, although the hotel is a great choice to have a go at French-style services, your travel to Hoan Kiem Lake will require a great deal of time to complete. This is because the hotel is located in the northern east of the Old Quarter, pretty far from the lake. But from the hotel, you can wander Night Market instantly.
Address: No.49 Lan Ong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 44USD/2 people
Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel
Notably, Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel is a favorable point of departure for you. You can go straight to Hoan Kiem Lake, and then head to the French Quarter without any complicated guidance on direction. Meanwhile, when you move to the north, Night Market and Dong Xuan Market will be also visible. But what you pay for this convenience is that you sometimes have to withstand noise and traffic jams occurring on the main road in front of the hotel.
By the way, it is believed that with sumptuous amenities, this hotel could dissolve your annoyance immediately. Passing through the entrance, the scenery like sunset made by orange and yellow lamps will be in your vision, bringing a real golden moment to you. Moreover, you might be astounded by all expensive furniture, from sofas to bedding, covered with brown layers to create a comfortable space to rest.
Address: No.15 Hang Can Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 50USD/2 people
Noble Swan Boutique Hotel
Of the cheap places to stay in Hanoi, Noble Swan Boutique Hotel is a heaven on the ground for those who are following vegan diets in order to achieve healthier life. The reason for this is that it has got a vegetarian restaurant on the second floor which serves them with a wide range of dishes only made from vegetable and fruits on the basis of Vietnamese and European recipes. Additionally, with only 45USD, all guests can utilize opulent facilities and services, such as handmade bedding having a slight odor, or splendid bathrooms like 5-star hotels’ ones.
By living there, you will enjoy the tranquility difficultly found in the Old Quarter. Grateful for a fact that the hotel is inside a small alley, you are likely to keep yourself away from the hustle and the bustle of the city, relax entirely and view some French colonial constructions nearby.
Address: No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 45USD/2 people
Overall, from the information I’ve supplied to you, as I said, hunting for cheap places to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter will be simplified effortlessly. High quality is also guaranteed so that you will gain an enjoyable stay and save up money as well.