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 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.

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

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Hanoi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Hanoi costs $12 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Hanoi costs $36. (based on price comparison)
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Hanoi Airport Suites Hostel & Travel is the best hostel for partying in Hanoi.

It offers: Bar.

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Hanoi

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Hanoi

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.
33 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$36 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Hanoi
Hostel 86 Hoàng Mai is the cheapest
16 Party hostels in Hanoi
Most Hanoi hostels are located in
Hoan Kiem District, Hàng Bo, Hang Buom
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Thach Loi (23 Km / 14 mi.)
Dồng Văn (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Cao Bang (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Làng Chiêu (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Dong Hoi (93 Km / 58 mi.)
Lang Son (101 Km / 63 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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