Wondering where to stay in Hanoi? The good news is, there are thousands of hotels and hostels Hanoi. The bad news? It’s so hard to choose! Here are our picks of the best places to stay in Hanoi for every budget.
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Hanoi is wall-to-wall guest houses, hostels, and hotels. It can take hours to filter through all the reviews, understand the various neighbourhoods, and figure out where you’ll get the best hotel bang for your buck. Here’s your shortcut to figuring out where to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam.
We’ve been to Hanoi several times and stayed in many hotels, hostels, guest houses and neighbourhoods. We’ve spent hours sorting through online reviews comparing pictures and amenities at each hotel.
Read on for our top picks of…
Where to Stay in Hanoi
If you’re in Hanoi, you’ll want to use our guide to 3 days in Hanoi, plus our guide to finding the best accommodation in Vietnam and our complete Vietnam travel guide.
All prices are approximate and current as of Mar 2020. Ratings and photos come from Booking.com.
Hostels in Hanoi
Little Charm Hanoi Hostel
Rating 9.4, $9 a night in a 8 bed mixed dormitory with private bathroom, breakfast included
This hostel is just a 2-minute walk from the Old Gate City and it’s a great choice if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture. The rooms are colorful, bright and airy and the staff are attentive, friendly and speak both Vietnamese and English.
This hotel features an amazing indoor swimming pool, an Italian style restaurant and free WiFi, plus they supply toiletries and towels.
This is a great hostel for those travelling solo who want to connect with other travellers. They offer a bicycle rental service to help you explore the immediate area.
Happy Feet Hostel
Rating 8.6, $17.50 a night for a double bed in a mixed dorm with a shared bathroom, breakfast included
This city center hostel has bright and modern rooms with really comfy beds. Friendly staff are always on hand to help you get the most out of your Hanoi stay. Located in the Hoan Kiem district, Happy Feet makes a great base to explore the city.
Lockers and baggage storage are available from the 24-hour front desk and laundry is also available. Happy Feet has several terraces to watch the city go by and a free breakfast buffet is offered to guests. Free WiFi is available.
Family rooms are available at this hostel and it’s a good choice for young couples and solo travellers. Reviewers rave about the comfy beds, so it’s a great place to rest your head after a busy day exploring Hanoi.
Find out exactly what it’s like in our guide to solo travel in Vietnam.
RedDoorz @ Tong Dy Tan Street
Rating 8.7, $6 for a bunk bed in a mixed dorm with shared bathroom, breakfast included
The dorm rooms in this hostel are clean and modern and the best bit is that there is a fantastic rooftop bar where you can relax and swap stories with other travellers after a day of exploring.
Laundry and dry cleaning is available on site and towels and slippers are also provided. There is also a spa at this hostel for added R&R.
With a 24 hour desk that is more than happy to help you book tours and a sociable rooftop bar, this is a great choice for solo travellers who want to find some travel buddies.
Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
Rating 9.3, $5 bed in 18-bed dorm, $8 bed in 6-bed female dorm, breakfast included
This hostel mixes classic Vietnamese luxury with a hostel set-up. The beds are comfy with high-quality sheets and fluffy towels provided. There are two lockers per bed (one large under the bed and one small next to the bed) and free draught beer from 6-8pm!
If you’re travelling alone, be aware that in the 6-bed female dorm some beds are right next to each other with no space in between; request a separate bed ahead of time.
Budget hotels in Hanoi
Rating 9.0, $49 for a standard double room, includes breakfast
The Spoon Hotel is located minutes from Hoan Kiem Lake and the rooms are spacious, modern and clean. Guests rave about the excellent breakfast and the cleanliness of the hotel.
There is a restaurant on site and the 24 hour desk can help you arrange excursions. The WiFi is free with excellent service throughout the property. It’s located on a quiet street in Old Town, so perfect for exploring the city.
This hotel is perfect for solo travellers who want to explore the city during the day and have a restful night. Its location is also good for families travelling to Hanoi.
My Hotel OCD
Rating 8.8, $24 for a superior king room with private bathroom, breakfast not included
I love how big, bright and spacious the rooms at My Hotel OCD are. It’s a modern and clean hotel located in the quieter Dong Da district. The rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities.
Airport shuttles are available and its 24-hour desk provides room service, laundry and baggage storage. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Because of its location, this is a great hotel if you want to experience a more local neighbourhood, away from the most touristy areas of Hanoi. It’s also great option for those travelling on business.
La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
Rating 8.7, $32 for a classic double room with bathroom, breakfast not included
This hotel boosts wonderfully modern and comfortable rooms that are well designed and they are amazing value for money. The hotel is about a 15-minute walk away from Old Town in the Ba Dinh, a district popular with expats.
The rooms are very well equipped and there are also apartments available with fully fitted kitchens. The 24 hour front desk offers a ticket and tour service and it has WiFi throughout the property and boasts a large outdoor terrace.
This is a great hotel for those wanting to explore the old town but would prefer to stay out of the busiest part of the city in the evenings.
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Classic Street Hotel
Rating 8.7, $33 superior double, breakfast included
We stayed here and really liked it. Located on busy Hang Be street, this Hanoi Old Quarter hotel is set back from the street far enough to block much of the street noise.
Ask for a room in the front section of the hotel without the elevator — it has been recently renovated. If you can handle the stairs, you’ll get a nicer, quieter room and better bathroom for the same price.
Hanoi La Selva Hotel
Rating 9.6, $29 superior double, breakfast included
The funky decor (think brightly coloured silk lanterns and murals on bedroom walls) at Hanoi La Selva sets it apart from the bulk of hotels in Hanoi. We love the location just outside the craziest part of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a 2-minute walk from Hoan Kiem lake.
Reviews indicate that the staff are exceptional, even for Hanoi where hotel staff are uniformly amazing.
La Storia Ruby Hotel
Rating 9.5, $34 superior double, includes breakfast
Book early, this place sells out quickly.
This Hanoi boutique hotel is on a quieter side street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. If you want to splash out on a few nights of comfort in Hanoi, the Ruby will provide it without breaking the bank.
Mid-range hotels in Hanoi
Eco Luxury Hotel Hanoi
Rating 8.4, $75 for a deluxe double twin room with private bathroom, breakfast included
The spacious rooms in this hotel are wonderfully designed with wooden floors and modern furniture. It’s a very short walk form the wonderful Dong Xuan market.
This hotel is bang in the middle of old town and steps away from the best of the cities attractions. The friendly staff are always on hand to help plan excursions including cooking classes and city tours. The hotel also offers massages to help you unwind after a busy day exploring and has an onsite restaurant.
It’s perfect for adventurous couples that want to explore the busy city on foot during the day and relax in a luxury hotel in the evenings.
Grande Collection Hotel and Spa
Rating 9.5, $54 for a deluxe twin room, breakfast included
This wonderfully designed hotel is such amazing value for money. Situated right in the middle of the Old Quarter, Grande Collection is within walking distance of so many attractions, restaurants and bars. The rooms are comfy and clean making it a great base to explore the city.
All of the facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel are provided and the extremely helpful and multi-lingual 24 hour front desk staff will make your stay easy and pleasant.
There is a spa on site that offers wellness packages and staff can arrange tours, classes and entertainment packages.
This hotel is child friendly, so it’s perfect for families.
Eco Boutique Hotel
Rating 9.3, $84 for a double or twin room, breakfast included
This eco hotel is not far from Dong Xuan market and is a 10-minute walk from the Hanoi Old City Gate. Rooms are modern and clean with hardwood floors and staff are bi-lingual.
The rooms are well appointed and a good size and guests can enjoy a buffet or American breakfast. There is a restaurant on site with a bar and the hotel offers bicycle rental and walking tours.
This is a great family hotel, the rooms are a good size and it’s a central location, making exploring by foot easy.
Luxury Hotels in Hanoi
Grand Vista Hanoi
Rating 8.8, $114 for a deluxe double room with city view, breakfast included
We love the range of facilities and amenities at this luxury hotel and guests rave about the level of comfort here! This brand new hotel boosts large spacious rooms and an extensive breakfast buffet.
This hotel is the perfect place to unwind with an on-site swimming pool, spa and fitness center and a bilingual staff that will help you plan local excursions. It is centrally located and perfect for exploring the local culture.
Stay here if you have a few days to treat yourself! It’s perfect for solo travellers, couples and families who enjoy a little pampering!
O’Gallery Majestic Hotel & Spa
Rating 9.6, $104 for a deluxe double room, breakfast included
This stunning hotel is located in the peaceful French Quarter and is a short walk to the city’s main attractions. This colonial style hotel has fully equipped rooms, with most featuring a private balcony.
This hotel features a spa and fitness center. The spa services are extensive with massages, beauty treatments and wellness packages available. It boasts and indoor pool as well as an outdoor infinity pool and the 24-hour front desk has a full concierge that will help you plan cooking classes, city tours and bike hire.
The central location means that you are able to enjoy the city life of Hanoi whilst retiring to luxury when you want to rest. This hotel is great for couples who want an extra-comfortable stay in Hanoi.
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