Hostels in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Get to know Hanoi (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hanoi. To help you make friends with Hanoi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Hanoi is also named and spelled Ha Noi - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a vibrant, overwhelming melting-pot of a city. Though at times it can be claustrophobic and wild, this beautiful city has pockets of calm amidst the chaos. The city is divided into several quarters, at the heart of which is Han Kiem Lake, where many hours can be spent relaxing. The roads are an ever-moving organism - thousands of motorbikes dart around one another, ignoring traffic signals, dodging pedestrians, and endlessly beeping their horns. Crossing the road takes a deep breath and a confident walk; just go for it or you'll still be waiting for a break in the traffic hours later.

Most of the hostels in Hanoi are situated in the Old Quarter, where many westerners and locals have opened independent resting places, cafes, bars, and travel agencies. It's easy to book trips to the nearby Hai Long Bay or Sa Pa from any number of these. While the city is always very busy there are many thousands of rooms so booking your Hanoi hostel in advance is not a necessity.

Hanoi is a historic city with many excellent museums, as well as the must-visit Water Puppets Theatre. You'll never be short of things to do here and may enjoy it so much that you'll find it difficult to leave.

FAQ about Hanoi Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hanoi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hanoi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Hanoi costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Hanoi with private rooms costs on average $29. shows all 49 Hostels in Hanoi. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
H&H Hostel is the best hostel in Hanoi for groups.
Hanoi Amazing Hostel and 7 Fridays Hostel are the best rated hostels in Hanoi for female solo travellers. compares prices for 49 hostels in Hanoi, Vietnam. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Hanoi such as
  • 135 hotels
  • 24 guesthouses
  • 11 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Hanoi.

7 Fridays Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Hanoi.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Hanoi Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Hanoi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
49 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$29 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Hanoi
Hanoi EcoStay Hostel is the cheapest
14 Party hostels in Hanoi
7 Fridays Hostel is the best rated
Most Hanoi hostels are located in
Hoan Kiem District, Tay Ho District, Hàng Bo
6.8 Average rating of all hostels

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Cao Bang (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Haiphong (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Dong Hoi (93 Km / 58 mi.)
Lang Son (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Cat Ba Island (123 Km / 76 mi.)
Yen Bai (124 Km / 77 mi.)

Travel Tips for Hanoi - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Hanoi. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Hanoi. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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