Where to Stay in Hanoi – Best Accommodation for Every Budget

Where to stay in Hanoi for backpackers, flashpackers and luxury travelers

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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.

Hanoi is littered with 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 the best places to eat veggie food and this list of things to do in Hanoi. Also, don’t miss our complete guide to finding the best accommodation in Vietnam.

All prices are approximate and current as of Jan 2017. Ratings come from Booking.com.

Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel

Rating 9.5, $6 bed in 18-bed dorm, $11 bed in 6-bed female dorm, breakfast included

hostel room in hanoi

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.

Book Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel

Classic Street Hotel

Rating 8.8, $30-35 double, breakfast included

clean big room in hanoi

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.

Book Classic Street Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi La Selva Hotel

Rating 9.4, $43-54 double, breakfast included

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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.

Book Hanoi La Selva Hotel

Lastoria Ruby Hotel

Rating 9.7, $53-60 for a twin, includes breakfast

upscale large hotel room in hanoi

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.

Book Hanoi Elegance Ruby

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Photos via Booking.com

We've spent hours researching the best hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam. Here are our top picks of where to stay when you travel to Hanoi.


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