Do you want to save some money during your Vietnam vacation? Check out our list of the most affordable hotels and see which one will please you!
What makes or breaks a vacation is where you choose to spend the night. If you want to save some money on accommodation on your Vietnam trip, check out the recommendations below to see the cheap hotels you can get in Hanoi!
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Address: 30 Hang Cot, Hoan Kiem.
Price range: up to $25 per night.
If you want to invest in a reliable yet affordable hotel, then you should not miss out on Ibiz. This is a three-star hotel that we are more than happy to recommend.
The most outstanding feature about Ibiz is its art-decor. Despite being a budget hotel, Ibiz has invested considerably in bring the nostalgic vibe of Hanoi into each room. The living space here is beautifully decorated with dark-colored furniture, classic paintings, and embroidered pillows.
And guess what?
Every single room in Ibiz comes with a balcony! Trust us, even a five-star hotel like JW Marriott cannot provide all customers with a broad view of the city. But Ibiz can, and we were thrilled to enjoy the fresh air and the golden sunlight.
Also, if you have never been to Hanoi before, Ibiz can help you arrange your tour. Located next to the reception table is a tour recommendation table, whose staff will give you suggestions on your upcoming itinerary.
Are you worried about the vehicles? Rest assured that Ibiz provides a car renting service. As long as you have a driving license, you can get a car and drive around the city on your own!
On our last day here, we were invited free coffee and tea in the waiting lounge. The staff even gave us the number of Noi Bai airport transportation system, so we did not have to pay through the nose for a cab.
All in all, we had a fantastic time staying at Ibiz. And we bet that you will have a similar experience here!
Address: 32 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem.
Price range: up to $23 per night.
First off on our list of the best budget hotels in Hanoi is Atrium. You think the name Atrium is already captivating? Wait until you find out more about this lovely hotel!
When we were staying here, what struck us most about Atrium is its convenient location. Hidden in the busy streets of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Atrium provides customers with easy access to popular tourist destinations.
You want to buy some souvenirs to bring back home? Great, Dong Xuan market is just a few minutes away. Are you interested in sightseeing? It only takes a 5-minute walk to visit the Sword Lake. And feel free to roam around the area surrounding Atrium, which is famous for fancy shopping centers and historical sites.
Besides the neighborhood in which Atrium resides, we also enjoyed the service available at the hotel itself. There are 35 rooms with different price ranges, from the standard rooms to the deluxe or superior rooms. Based on your budget, you can pick out what suits you best.
There is one more fantastic feature of Atrium that we really love! It is the fact that Atrium prides itself on having a small indoor restaurant, a bar on the ground floor, and a spa lounge.
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After an exhausting day from traveling all around Hanoi, what can be more satisfying than receiving some luxury treatments from your hotel before going to sleep? Yay!
St Joseph’s Hang Da
Modest and minimalist, this modern nine-room hotel is a great place to meet fellow travellers, and a great-value find. The large front window in the black-and-white tiled breakfast room/reception looks out on to busy, non-touristy Duong Thanh, an arrow-straight street on the edge of the labyrinthine Old Quarter. St Joseph’s spartan, olive-hued rooms have thoughtful touches – coffee-and-maroon Chinese boxes-turned-bedside-tables, desks, mini bedside lamps, and drums converted into gold-beaded floor lamps.
Ample breakfasts – cereals, fruit, pancakes, French toast and pho(Vietnamese noodle soup) – is served in delicate ceramics, and a fully stocked mag rack invites lounging and lingering. It also happens to be opposite one of Hanoi’s best cha ca (pan-fried fish with turmeric and dill) restaurants, Cha Ca Thang Long, at number 19-21.
•+84 4 3923 4229, josephshangdahotel.com, doubles from $40 B&B.
Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel
Fitting a cavernous hostel into a small Old Quarter street is quite a feat. And the facilities here are so wonderful, you might have trouble actually stepping out on to the streets of Hanoi. Streetside is the popular chill-out lounge, bar, and restaurant. Upstairs, there’s more lounging on offer with a computer zone, pool table, bar football, sun terrace, beanbags and book exchange.
There’s a roster of activities, too – free morning walking tours, Wednesday pub quizzes, Sunday barbecues, parties, sport screenings and a nightly organised bar crawl. And if you want to sleep, there are a handful of private rooms but mostly dorms complete with huge lockers, thoughtfully placed individual electricity sockets above your pillow, and little bed lamps. And eggs on toast for breakfast.
•+84 4 3935 1890, vietnambackpackerhostels.com, dorms from £4.70, doubles from £31 B&B
In a bundle of streets between the tip of the Old Quarter and West Lake is the friendly Anise Hotel, facing Hang Dau park, where you can join Hanoians for tai chi sessions at dawn, or aerobics at dusk. Anise offers a genuinely warm welcome and a comfortable lobby with blue, aubergine and silver velvets and cottons wrapped around funky furniture.
The smart, modern rooms come with beds made from water hyacinth rope, tasteful lacquer art on the walls, and mostly sleek bathrooms. This northern corner of Hanoi is resurgent. Close by is Manzi, a new contemporary art gallery, and 54 Traditions Gallery, a shop-cum-gallery exhibiting authentic arts and crafts from Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.
•+84 4 3927 4670, anisehotel.com, doubles from $50 B&B.
Le Hong Thai Homestay
Hanoi artist Le Hong Thai fashioned this rambling shabby-chic getaway on the foundations of an old stilted house in Long Bien district, in a mini bonsai garden in the yard behind his workshop. A central open fireplace dominates the huge open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, all supported by an interior grove of ancient columns.
The walls are hung with his large abstract paintings and, behind every column, there’s an artfully placed object – a vintage sewing machine, a feather boa lampshade. Upstairs, a grand piano greets a freestanding bath while at the other end of the room, two double mattresses, on raised platforms face each other. As you climb higher, you’ll find another two bedrooms, other bathrooms, stairs to a private courtyard and, carefully nurtured in the rafters, the ancestor altar reflecting on all that happens below.
•+84 919 266 852, lehongthai.webuda.com, from £56 a night including breakfast
Y Lan Guesthouse
Hanoi is the world’s copycat capital when it comes to hotels, restaurants and tour operators, but there’s nowhere else like Y Lan Guesthouse, quite possibly the most authentic homestay in Vietnam. Behind a thick door off a busy boulevard in the French Quarter, the quiet, modest guesthouse faces an incredibly beautiful 150-year-old temple.
The tiled temple, fronted by wooden columns and dangling orange lanterns, houses the ancestor altars of the family of Mrs Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, the guesthouse owner. Bedroom number three, with louvered shutters, has a balcony overlooking the pretty fan-shaped tile tips of the temple. No-nonsense Mrs Oanh, who speaks French but little English, provides breakfast on the marble-topped table next to the family kitchen, and will take you inside the family temple if you ask.
• +84 4 3826 7307, email@example.com, doubles from £22
Hanoi Brother Inn & Travel
A good option for small groups, solo travellers, and couples.
ADD: 21 Bat Dan Hoan Kiem , Hanoi, Vietnam.
Overall Rating: 91%Hanoi Brother Inn isanother conveniently located hotel and hostel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It’s about a seven minute walk from the Night Market and is about ten minutes from Hoan Kiem Lake and Dong Xuan Central Market. It’s also surrounded by many restaurants, bars, and popular sights.
The hostel is run and staffed by young professionals who are eager to show you Vietnamese’s warm hospitality. They can help you with any travel questions that you might have and they can arrange any bookings or transportation that you might need.
This hostel has both dorms and private rooms available, which is nice for all travel types and budgets. There are twin, double, three, and four bed private rooms available. You can choose between shared or private bathrooms depending on your preferred travel style and budget. Dorms sleep up to eight people.
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