Grateful for the rapid expansion of tourism industry, there are countless residential places for budget travelers in Vietnam’s capital these days. However, many of them have poor quality due to their bad owners. As a result, you need to know cheap accommodation in Hanoi with good quality highly appreciated by tourists before attending there. What I advise to you below only offers 25USD/night maximum for a person, helping you save up a great amount of money.
HOSTEL – HOMESTAY
At the moment, hostels and homestays are very ubiquitous in Hanoi because of being easily established. They are also attractive to visitors on the basis of reasonable prices and self-catering apartments. Some of them you should experience are:
1. Hanoi Rocks Hostel
My first suggestive hostel is Hanoi Rocks Hostel. Located in the north of the Old Quarter, so, this place allows you to travel to Bach Ma Temple or Dong Xuan Market within a few minutes. But in the case of Hoan Kiem Lake, you might need much more time to arrive there.
Compared with other hostels nearby, the price it offers is really cheaper, only 3USD. This is because the hostel has such a spacious dorm with mainly white and grey layers that 20 people can stay together. Of course, it means that your privacy will be not guaranteed. But if you are an active person and want to make new friends, this is not a bad choice. One more place to help you do so is the bar near the entrance of the hostel where you are able to blend yourself in lively nightlife.
Address: No.56 Hang Duong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 3USD/person
2. Gap Yolo Hostel
In the south of the French Quarter and near Ba Dinh District is Gap Yolo Hostel. Indeed, the hotel is in the vicinity of the Temple of Literature, a must-visit attraction in Hanoi nowadays. So it enables you to attend there many times a day to learn and discover the Vietnamese history about feudal period. Of course, moving to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Old Quarter by bike is also quick and simple.
With respect to the facilities inside the hostel, they are a bit basic but elegant. To some extent, the dorm there looks as if it’s a real dormitory in a university. For certain graduates, perhaps they might feel that this place is very familiar to them. Besides, there is a large hall to let you have a drink, talk with strange travelers or just view the city from above.
Address: No.1B Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Price: 6 USD/person
3. Cheetah Hostel
I have to say that the Old Quarter is Hanoi’s area where most of hostels are constructed, probably because the demand of cheap accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter is high. Another hostel I want to suggest is inside the center of this zone too. That is Cheetah Hostel. Thanks to its favorable position, traveling to the north, you will see Bach Ma Temple and numerous interesting restaurants, whereas the reversed direction will lead you to Hoan Kiem Lake within a few minute. However, the street in front of the hostel is often crowded, and not advantageous to travel after 5pm.
Anyway, the hostel is quite colorful, from bedding in the dorm to walls and paintings in the bar. In fact, the bar is a great place with a warm and cozy ambiance created by golden lights, and a small integral garden to let you rest and enjoy slow number songs.
Address: No.117, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 6 USD/person
4. Le Bleu Long Bien Homestay
If you prefer a high-rise flat to see Hanoi from above, you should register to stay in Le Bleu Long Bien Homestay. Although the apartment is sited in Long Bien District, it’s very near Long Bien Bridge and Red River. Fascinatingly, by dwelling there, not only can you have a river view, but also a chance to study and take photographs of the old bridge constructed in the French colonial period is offered to you. Traveling across the bridge, you will instantly present in the Old Quarter.
Looking at this cheap accommodation in Hanoi, you might realize that with kitchen, living room and bedroom, it’s a self-catering flat for a group of 4 people live together. But it would be better if only 2 people share this apartment with each other. All furniture is very modern and has traditional Vietnamese style, bringing a restful moment to you and your loved one.
Address: The 28th floor, Mipec Riverside Apartment Building, No.2 Long Bien Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi
Price: 40 USD/2 people
5. Au Frais Homestay
Regarding to a comfortable homestay for 4 people, I propose Au Frais Homestay. It’s an apartment beside the Westlake, the hugest lake you should visit once when you visit Hanoi. Actually, this flat is a bit far from the city center, in a less-populated northern-west region of the city. Therefore, it gives you an opportunity to enjoy fresh air and tranquility while you see the lake to calm your mind down.
The most suitable part to do this in the apartment is its large balcony heading to the Westlake. That part is so large that you and your friends can hold BBQ or a small party. Moreover, lying down on a soft sofa to sunbathe is also a good option to unwind. Of course, the apartment has necessary facilities to cater yourself, from a kitchen, ancient Vietnamese-style furniture to electricity appliances.
Address: The 9th floor, No.23 Tay Ho Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Price: Nearly 100 USD/4 people
On the condition that you want to be served with everything as well as your privacy not to be deteriorated by unknown people, obviously, budget hotels are the most suited cheap accommodation in Hanoi to you. They could be:
1. Anise Hotel Hanoi
Anise Hotel Hanoi is one of few hotels sandwiched by the Old Quarter and Ba Dinh District. It is quite practical for you to travel to some attractions. For example, moving to the south, you will see Hanoi’s ancient streets, while going to the west is a requisite condition to view Ba Dinh Square. Nonetheless, in order to cut down your journey time, remember that you have to rent a bike or use vehicles instead of traveling on foot.
Noticeably, this cheap accommodation in Hanoi is very outstanding on Quan Thanh Street. With over ten floors, the hotel is high enough to let you observe a part of Red River and the Old Quarter. You can do this more conveniently if you stand in the restaurant on the 11th floor. In addition to contemporary Asian decoration, grand amenities inside the hotel will certainly contribute to your enjoyable stay.
Address: No.22 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Price: From 44USD/2 people
2. The Noble Swan Boutique Hotel
In the case you desire to look for cheap accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter, The Noble Swan Boutique Hotel could be on the top of your list. This landmark is, amazingly, nestled in a small alley and surrounded by a serene environment. So, not only will you be able to achieve a sense of true relaxation, but also having an adventure to Hoan Kiem Lake and Hang Da Shopping Mall is likely possible.
When wandering in front of the hotel, you would be astounded by its French colonial outsides on the basis of an ancient gate and polished tiles. Upon your entry into a guestroom, you could suffer from the same feelings as mine owing to being stunned again by fragrant handmade beddings and splendid wooden equipment. Moreover, it is special that you can present in its vegan restaurant to fill your stomach up with healthy dishes.
Address: No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: From 45USD/2 people
3. Bach Duong Hotel Hanoi
The third hotel in this list is Bach Duong Hotel Hanoi. Positioned near Hanoi’ second ring road which heads directly to Noi Bai international airport, consequently, it never takes you long time, over 35 minutes, from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Meanwhile, following Doi Can Street to the east, you will see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and One Pillar Pagoda within a 5 minute drive. That is not to mention an important aspect that it’s very easy to reach many embassies, which will facilitate your journey there if you want to solve some problems related to visa.
By the way, Bach Duong Hotel provides you with numerous essential amenities, such as air-conditioners, beddings and wi-fi access. They are all luxurious and worth splurging. Its restaurant also permits you to make coffee or tea by yourself.
Address: No.463 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Price: From 36.7USD/2 people
In a nut shell, such cheap accommodation in Hanoi I’ve introduced to you has top quality to make your holiday of a lifetime. It is excitingly that amenities in poor conditions never exist in every corner of all these hostels, homestays and hotels, though unbelievably, the cost for dwelling is merely under 25USD/person.