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Where to Stay in Hanoi for Backpackers

backpackers-in-hanoi Taking pictures on the Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam is a living museum itself, a fascinating ancient Asian city yet filled with the exciting energy of a modern municipality. And for that reason, Hanoi has become the ultimate destination for backpackers around the globe. Scroll down to see our lists of recommended places to stay in Hanoi for backpackers!

Backpackers' Areas in Hanoi

Most of the budget hotels in Hanoi locate around the Old Quarter area - this is where the nightlife in Hanoi is most vibrant for backpackers.

Some streets worth checking out:

  • Ta Hien Street: the internationally-famous drinking spot of Hanoi - where you can find cheap yet refreshing beers (we would recommend trying the Hanoi's Bia Hoi), finger-licking-good drinking snacks, and make some backpacker friends along the way
  • Luong Ngoc Quyen Street: lies on the end of Ta Hien Beer Street, Luong Ngoc Quyen is where you can stay away from the partying crowds and have a nice cold drink
  • Hang Be Street, Hang Bac Street, Cau Go Street: A nice fusion of traditional street food vendors (vermicelli soups, banh mi, etc.) and drinking places with barbecues
  • Ngo Huyen Street: a few footsteps away from the iconic St. Joseph's Cathedral, Ngo Huyen Street is home to budget boutique hotels, with lots of local clothing shops nearby

The West Lake area also offers a plethora of places to stay in Hanoi for backpackers. Most of the budget properties are homestays, but the facilities are modern to ensure a comfortable stay. There are Western-style restaurants and bars with a more laid-back ambiance, as opposed to the tourist-centric Old Quarter

Best Places to Stay in Hanoi for Backpackers: Our Top Recommendations

Hanoi Focus Boutique Hotel

Address: 42 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
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For backpackers in Hanoi, the hotel has the best location and the most reasonable price. Most of the famous tourist attractions in both the Old Quarter and the French Quarter in Hanoi are within walking distance, namely the St. Joseph's Cathedral, Trang Tien Plaza, and Hanoi Opera House.

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Rooms at Hanoi Focus Boutique Hotel come with contemporary decoration and hardwood flooring

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Little Charm Hanoi Hostel

Address: 44 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
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Little Charm Hanoi Hostel offers lots of room selections from a mixed dorm to a female-only dorm, all equipped with air-conditioning, soundproofing, reading-light, and private curtains.

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The hostel is just 1 minute away to the Hanoi night market and Bia Hoi Corner

Backy Poshtel

Address: 3 Hang Tre Street, Hoan Kiem Hanoi
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A great choice to make friends and have your bodies rested after a long day trip!

7Fridays West Lake Hostel

Address: 22 Quang An, Tay Ho, Hanoi
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Cozy, yet comfortable set-up

West Lake Home Hotel & Spa

Address: 156 Yen Phu Street, Tay Ho, Hanoi
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This new luxurious two-star hotel provides easy access to Hanoi’s top attractions, great bars, and delicious restaurants.

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A shared kitchen and currency exchange services are also provided

More To Look Forward As a Backpacker in Hanoi!

Once you have settled with where you want to stay, there are more to discover about this city that we can’t wait to introduce to you all, find out more about what to do in Hanoi in these related articles:

Avoiding Scams in Hanoi
First Time in Hanoi
Hanoi Districts

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