Where to Stay in Hanoi on a Budget

To avoid wasting time on roaming around and seeking for where to stay in Hanoi – the Vietnam’s capital as well as one of the largest national city when you land in this area for vacation on a budget, let’s map out a detailed itinerary for Hanoi full day tour and do some research into the popular accommodations from some reputable websites or trustworthy blogs. Perhaps, it is not perfect, but the following information about your staying can be helpful.

Where to stay in Hanoi on a budget

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is taken into account as well as the center of the backpacker area and spreads over the east and north of Hoan Kiem Lake. It also means the area includes the north of Hang Gai and Hang Bong roads and all of the lake’s east. While looking for some budget accommodations in Hanoi, you may consider the following:

Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel: to experience the most orientated region of Old Quarter, Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel will be an ideal choice for the question: “where to stay in Hanoi on a budget. The hostel can accommodate up to 160 guests with 160 dorm beds, consisting of both mixed and female-only dorms. Not only that, it also meets the demand for the private space of the others with a limited number of twin and double rooms. As for the hostel’s interior, all dorms are equipped with air-conditioning, fan, and especially safe lockers whereby you will not have to get worried about leaving your phone or iPod charging. Just like some other hostels in terms of décor, there is a shared bathroom set on each floor with shower cubicles inside it. The price is under USD10.

Address: 9 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Stars Hotel: Although the hotel looks narrow, it is still spacious enough for your comfortable staying. The front is prominent by big glass doors with uniquely designed balconies full of green plants. About its inside décor, there are dark wooden furnishings, clean bathrooms with bathtub, white bedding, a small fridge and a kettle; it is not too bad for a budget accommodation. The price is from USD10-20.

Address: 26 Bat Su Street

Camellia 6 Hotel: upon thinking of where to stay in Hanoi on a budget to prepare for a Hanoi full day tour, you should keep an eye on this hotel because of its quite good service quality. Taking a glimpse at the hotel’s exterior, most travelers find nothing to distinguish it from plenty of budget accommodations in Hanoi; there is also a colored sign with doors adorned with attracting offers. Anyway, it is still voted as an ideal choice when you get in the Vietnam’s capital. You are provided two room grades, consisting deluxe and standard; deluxe and standard are nearly the same, but the deluxe is featured more space, large windows and bathtubs. The price is from USD10-20.

Address: 16A Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet Street

Little Hanoi Hotel: While many travelers prefer cheaper doubles for their budget trip in Hanoi, it is worth getting experience of a superior double at Little Hanoi Hotel. The rooms are spacious and equipped with baths and large windows overlooking one of the streets in the Old Quarter – Hang Ga. The price is from USD10-20.

Address: 48 Hang Ga Street

Moreover, a wide selection of budget accommodations in this area includes May de Ville Hostel, Phu Hoa, Dong A Hotel, Green Street, Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse, Thuy Nga, etc.

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The surrounding area of St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Another option for where to stay in Hanoi is the surrounding area of St. Joseph’s Cathedral. On tripadvisor.com, a newbie in traveling overseas like you will be recommended to lots of budget hotels at different prices when arriving in Hanoi, and some of these suggestions are:

Hanoi Heart Hostel: Joseph’s Cathedral is within walking distance of this hostel, so the accommodation is a perfect choice for you if you intend to experience a Hanoi full day tour including the cathedral. Despite the fact that the price is cheap and just from USD22 per night for one room (of course, the price will be depending on each season), the hostel is voted by lots of guests due to its friendly staff, clean rooms, and good furnishings.

Address: 46 Luong Van Can Street, Hoan Kiem District

Olive Hotel: because the hotel is next to the big street, it is seemingly quite noisy. However, there is some remark helping it get points from guests, such as helpful and kind staff, good bedding, and the wireless network working well. For some people wishing to have the perfect view of streets, a tiny and cute balcony of each room here is a backdrop. The price is from USD10.

Address: 22 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District

Joseph’s Hang Da Hotel: this is not a deluxe hotel with the high quality, but it is good enough for your tight budget. What makes it the excellent place to stay in Hanoi is a pack of factors like professional staff, convenient position, enjoyable rooms, and delicious breakfast. The price is from USD20-50.

Address: 6C Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District

Especen Hotel: not only is the hotel near St. Joseph’s Cathedral, but also it is convenient to get to other hotspots and shopping malls of Hanoi. Obviously, a variety of rooms at different prices is for your free choice, but family and twin rooms are preferred because they are more spacious.

Address: 28-38 Tho Xuong Street, Hoan Kiem District

Other budget accommodations around St. Joseph’s Cathedral: Hotel Hibiscus, Impressive Hotel, Sans Souci IV, Little Hanoi Hostel 2, The Artisan Boutique Hotel, and First Choice Hotel.

The surrounding area of West Lake

It is true to say that you will find it quite tough to discover budget accommodations around the West lake since this location is the heart of downtown in the capital, yet this doesn’t mean it is impossible. Let’s see some following suggestions:

Santa Barbara Hotel: situated at 23 Quan Thanh Street, it is around 1.96 miles from the West lake to the southeast. The price is from USD75.

Anise Hotel: the hotel is located at 22 Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District and about 1.94 miles to the south of the West lake. The price is from USD30.

Hanoi Garnet Hotel: located at 39 Nguyen Truong To Street, Ba Dinh District, the hotel is convenient for walking to the West lake. The price is from USD22.

Maidza Hotel: the hotel is in the proximity of the West lake and positioned at 52 Yen Phu Street. The price is from USD33.

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