Hoi An (Vietnamese: Hội An) is a beautiful city in Vietnam about 30 km to the south of Da Nang. The Old Town of Hoi An is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hoi An is also commonly used as the base for half-day trips to a cluster of abandoned and partially ruins of My Son, another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the west of the Central Highlands.
Cost about 7usd for daily.
ADD: 314 Cua Dai – Opening Hours: 8 a.m to 6 p.m ( stylemotorbikes )
The culture and heritage that UNESCO WHS status for Hoi An Old Town was trying to preserve is long since gone. Since 1999, when UNESCO status was awarded, there has been a massive increase in mass tourism, with the result that most houses have been sold to speculators and shop owners to be used for commercial purposes. The community and with it their culture and heritage is gone and in their place are shops, restaurants, art galleries, etc. There are hundreds of tailor shops in Hoi An, all selling similar low value products to ever smaller numbers of Western tourists.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status also applies to Hoi An Old Town, but in reality this status, like all other UNESCO designations, has not been accompanied by enlightened site management.
Vietnam is famous for its large amount of motorbikes over cars because motorbike is much more convenient and economical. That’s why when being here, you should rent a motorbike and wander on your own. Here is some Hoi An motorbike rental that you can consider.
How Much Motorbike Rental In Hoi An
Motorbikes are the mode of transport of choice in Hoi An. Used for everything from transporting entire families to carrying pigs, furniture, and bicycles! It’s no surprise that you can rent one just about anywhere. We really do mean anywhere: homestays, hotels, street sites, travel agencies, and specialised stores… you name it!
The company will usually charge per 24 hours. When you rent for a day. the price you pay will vary depending on where you are, whether the bike is older or new, and an automatic or a manual one. In some places, you may have a discount for a weekly rental, most will for a monthly hire term.
Budget is about 120.000 to 200.000 VND per day or 800.000 to 1.200.000 VND for monthly rental. It depends on your motorbike preference.
Note that motorbikes rental prices in popular tourist destinations in Hoi An are higher compared to less touristy areas. If you plan to rent a scooter in Hoi An, I recommend getting a bigger Motorbikes than 50cc.
If you intend to hire this motorbike for a long time (over a week), make sure you have a good deal with the company. (especially in peak seasons insist on a daily rate for how many days you hire).
See more: Guide to Buying a motorbike Hoi An.
Some places for Hoi An Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Hoi An. There are several variants:
small hotels and hotels.
You can hardly walk around any (especially central) street without noticing a dozen rental places where you’ll be gladly helped to hire a scooter.
If you are staying at a small hotel you’ll probably be told about such nearest places at the reception. They even can bring you a bike or something to the hotel as hotel owners often have contracts with the owners of motor transport.
If they don’t provide such a service, it’s enough to walk along the second and the third lines of Hanoi.
There are some places motorbike rental in Hoi An. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Flamingo Tours Motorcycle
Price: 100,000vnd per day; 1 – 1.3 million per month
Add: 298 Cua Dai
Tel: +84 (0) 964 335 086
Motorbike rental Mrs Nhung
Add: 95 Hung Vuong
Tel: +84 (0) 982 692 552
Price: 100,000vnd per day; 1.8 million per month
Rent a motorbike hoi an from mr Giau
Add: Cam Nam Bridge (opposite Pho Hoi Resort)
Tel: +84 (0) 768 422 649
Cheap motorbike Mrs Tram
Price: 80,000vnd per day; 1.2 million per month
Add: Alley 152 Tran Nhat Duat
Tel: +84 (0) 784 840 489
Mr Tuan scooter rental
Add: 563 Hai Ba Trung
Tel: +84 (0) 905 424 645.
Read article: Some tips for renting bicycle Hoi An.
Motorbike Rental Requirements in Hoi An
All you need is a passport—and that is only if you do not wish to leave a security deposit for the motorbike. However, you may present all the legal documents you need to actually rent and ride a motorbike while in Hoi An Vietnam.
Most companies will not ask to see your legal documents. However, in order to ride a motorbike in Hoi An, Vietnam, you are required by law to have a Vietnamese driver’s license or an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), which is recognised by the Vietnamese authorities.
Since it’s very easy to rent a motorbike in Hoi An, Vietnam, many decide to do it. This is the case even for those who don’t have proper documentation. However, the downside to this is that they aren’t covered in case of an accident or if pulled over for a document check.
Safety Inspection and Checks
Before you set off, make sure you give a thorough check of the motorbike. The company will usually go over the bike and make a list of any dents, scratches and damage it might already have which you will be asked to witness. Pay attention when this is done as the contracts you are about to sign says that you hired the bike in prime condition. If it comes back with any additional marks you will be charged for this and be careful some companies motorbike rental Hoi An make alot of extra income this way. For more information: HERE
Here are things you should check for.
1) Inspect the bike for existing damage and take photo’s on your phone
2) Sit on the bike and bounce up and down – make sure the suspension is working
3) See if the mirrors adjust and you can see behind you. Thai drivers hardly ever use their mirrors – but you do!
4) Ride the bike and check for size comfort (your knees should not be forced to stick out)
5) Ride the bike and test the brakes (some bikes have rear and front, some combined – know what you have)
6) Check the acceleration – sometimes you will need to get out of the way of some idiot quickly
7) Opt for bikes with thicker tires – thin tires and gravel will be your No one reason for an accident
8) Helmet – Get as good as you can and wear it. Seriously wear it – I know some people don’t but think of your mother!
MotorBike theft Hoi An
MotorBikes in Hoi An steal, but it happens quite rarely. Since almost all rental points are under lash from the local police, of course unofficially. Therefore, thieves try not to get involved in rented vehicles. But this does not mean that you can safely leave your motorbike on a deserted street with ignition keys in the lock and leave and your scooter will not be hijacked.
But in order to avoid theft of your bike, follow a number of rules:
- To avoid unnecessary attention, you should not rent or buy a new motorbike. Choose a simpler model, take a closer look at what most drivers drive, so you will also avoid undue attention of the traffic police, which you will not be interested in.
- Do not leave the bike for the night outside. Drive it into the courtyard of a house or hotel. Most often, such parking is guarded and closed at night. In hotels, if there is no parking, bikes are allowed to drive to the reception at night.
- Pay attention to the parking near attractions and various shopping centers. Such parking can be both free and paid, but the amount there is purely symbolic from 10 to 15 thousand dong a day. But you will be completely sure that your bike is under reliable protection.
What Is The best Time To Go To Hoi An?
The best months to visit Hoi An are February to May, when the temperatures are warm but not too hot and humid. Keep in mind that it can get VERY hot and humid between June and August.
On the other hand, the rain season lasts from September to January. It can be annoying, the temperatures are at their lowest, but prices are definitely lower and there are less tourists around.
Is Hoi An Worth Visiting?
A big fat YES! I wasn’t a big fan of other parts of Vietnam to be honest, but Hoi An really conquered me. Its charming old town all lightened up at night, the boutique shops, the cobbled streets were some of my favorite Hoi An highlights. Hoi An NEEDS to be in your itinerary.
How Many Days in Hoi An?
When people ask me how long to stay in Hoi An, I always reply as long as you can. Can you tell I feel in love with this town? No, but seriously, I recommend staying for at least 3 nights.
Go explore the city, go on some Hoi An day trips, try a cooking class, cycle by the paddy fields and relax at the beach. You can even do a homestay in Hoi An if that’s your thing. If you have time, stay even longer, you won’t regret it.
What To Buy in Hoi An?
In my opinion, after a month trip in Vietnam, Hoi An is the best place in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs. From custom made suits to lanterns for friends and family to artisanal souvenirs, make sure you leave some space in your luggage.
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