Wondering where to stay in Hue, Vietnam? The good news is, there is a huge selection of Hue hotels. The bad news? It’s so hard to choose! Read on for our picks of the best places to stay for backpackers, flashpackers, mid-range, and luxury travellers.
The attractions of Hue are subtler than those of nearby charming Hoi An or bustling Hanoi, but visiting Hue is a traveller’s best opportunity to understand how typical Vietnamese people live. It is also a fantastic destination for vegans and vegetarians who want to try typical Vietnamese Buddhist cuisine – seriously, Hue is veggie heaven!
Hue is also an excellent jumping-off point for Phong Nha and points south.
Accommodation in Hue tends to be good value and so plentiful that figuring out where to stay in Hue can take hours. Lucky for you, I’ve already spent hours doing the research and have compiled my best recommendations for each budget.
Just pick your Hue accommodation below and spend more time enjoying your trip to Vietnam! You’re welcome!
Best Hotels in Hue, Vietnam for Every Budget
OUR TOP 4 PLACES TO STAY IN HUE
1. Best hostel → Everhome Hostel
2. Best budget hotel → Sunny B Hotel
3. Best mid-range hotel → The Scarlett Boutique Hotel
4. Best luxury hotel → Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa
All prices are approximate and can fluctuate depending on time of year. Ratings and photos come from Booking.com.
Best Hostels in Hue
Rating 8.9, $4 for a dorm bed, breakfast included
Freedom Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Hue and is located right in the centre of the tourist district, so you won’t need to look far for restaurants or cafes.
They have a 6-bed female dorm and a 10-bed mixed dorm and offer an evening family style meal that you can join for only 40,000 VND (less than $2). If you’re looking for a great Hue hostel, check out Freedom.
Amy 2 Hostel
Rating 9.0, $4 for a dorm bed, breakfast Included
Amy 2 Hostel offers a great location, within walking distance to markets, restaurants and bars. Yet it’s also quiet at night — which can be hard to find in Vietnam.
The beds include privacy curtains, reading lights, and power plugs, while reviewers say that this is one of the cleanest hostels they’ve stayed in. As you can expect almost everywhere in Vietnam, the staff are friendly and super helpful.
You can rent bikes or motorbikes from the hostel and they’ll also arrange transportation and day tours.
Rating 9.1, $4 dorm bed, $13 double room, breakfast included
This modern hostel offers 4-bed female or 4-bed mixed dormitory rooms, with adjoining bathrooms. Beds are equipped with privacy curtains and lockable storage units. For couple travellers, they offer stylish double rooms for very affordable prices.
The helpful staff will help you arrange motorbike and bicycle rental, plus tours, transportation and anything else you might need while in Hue.
Best Hotels in Hue for Budget Travellers
Sunny B Hotel
Rating 9.0, $16 for a double, breakfast not included
We stayed here and loved it. I loved the Sunny B Hotel so much I stayed here twice. The rooms are big and include a balcony and excellent, professional plumbing in the bathroom. If you’ve travelled in Asia for a while you’ll know just how rare good plumbing is!
The location is also good, if a little outside of the action, with the highly-rated Family Home Restaurant just across the street.
Sunshine Hostel Hue
Rating 8.7, 1 dorm bed $5, double room $12-14, breakfast included
Sunshine Hostel is located right in the heart of Hue, surrounded by restaurants and bars and is in walking distance of all of the main attractions.
The staff here are extremely friendly and make you really feel at home during your stay. People love to stay here as the rooms are modern and clean and they offer a breakfast like no other in Vietnam!
Bon Ami Hostel
Rating 9.5, double room $12-13, buffet breakfast included
If you’re looking for an exceptional yet affordable stay, then look no further. Bon Ami hostel is very clean and cosy, with extremely friendly and caring staff, who go to all lengths to make you feel happy and comfortable without being intrusive.
Bon Ami is also in an excellent location, just a short walk from bars, restaurants, markets, street food and the major attractions of Hue. Though it’s surrounded by all the action, it is tucked away where you won’t be disturbed by the city’s hustle and bustle.
You’ll also have banana pancakes to look forward to as part of their included buffet breakfast.
Best Boutique & Mid-Range Hotels
The Scarlett Boutique Hotel
Rating 9.7, $38-44 for a double, breakfast included
If you’re hankering after a little bit of inexpensive luxury, this place looks outstanding. It kind of makes me want to cry to think about the horrible room we got in India for the same price.
Each room has a seating area, flat screen TV, a desk, and a comfy bed. The hotel is within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and the river but tucked in a quiet alley away from the noisy streets.
Beaulieu Boutique Hotel
Rating 9.4, $38-46 for a double, very good breakfast included
For an affordable night of luxury, Beaulieu Boutique Hotel in Hue will meet your needs. The hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms with wooden flooring and comfortable beds.
Beaulieu Boutique is an excellent location for the main attractions, with Dong Ba Market and Trang Tien Bridge just a 700m walk away. It is just across the road from the main street of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Cherish Hue Hotel
Rating 9.0, $37 for a deluxe double room with balcony, superb breakfast included
Cherish Hue Hotel features elegant decoration with spacious modern rooms and a spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. It’s the perfect place to pamper yourself during your stay in Hue.
Guests love to stay here for the luxury experience at a great value for money, and they rave about the central location and surroundings. The hotel is just a few steps away from the Perfume River and close to restaurants and other evening attractions.
Best Luxury Hotels
Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa
Rating 9.4, $86 for a waterfront double, $120 for a bungalow, $230 for a honeymoon villa with private pool, breakfast included
There aren’t a huge number of Hue luxury hotels but if you want to completely spoil yourself then head outside of Hue to this lagoon-side luxury resort. You can stay in a villa or a private bungalow and treat yourself to massage, Tai Chi, and yoga.
Hue River Side Villa
Rating 9.7, villa from $36-64 per night, breakfast included
The Hue River Side Villa is the ultimate place to spoil yourself while in Vietnam. For a very reasonable price, you can be the master of an entire villa, centrally located, yet still tucked away in a quiet, hidden garden next to the river, surrounded by birds and butterflies. The villa is contemporarily furnished and includes a sun terrace, balcony with a river view and free use of bicycles.
The staff are friendly and attentive and make sure that you have everything you need, and want, during your stay. They provide an exceptional breakfast with a broad range of choices, from passion-fruit pancakes to traditional Vietnamese Pho.
We hope this guide to where to stay in Hue, Vietnam was useful. All the Hue hotels and hostels we’ve chosen are ones we would absolutely stay in ourselves. Here’s to an incredible trip to Vietnam!
♥ Happy transformational travels, Jane & Stephen
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