Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is a place that is always busy and bustling. A trip to this cultural capital is like walking through an area forgotten by time. Amidst the many motorbikes and buildings, you can walk through the Old Quarter for wander around the shores of Huan Kiem Lake. We first visited Hanoi a couple of years ago during our month long trip when we traveled from South to North. Since then, we have explored it on numerous occasions which is why we decided to put together a list of our top recommendations on where to stay in Hanoi, best hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Hanoi

Nexy Hostel

Hanoi Rocks Hostel

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Room Type: Dorms | Private Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 minute walk from Dong Xuan Market

Price Range: $5 a night

If you’re looking for a fun, modern, but still clean hostel to stay at, this is your place. Hanoi Rocks offers dorm room beds with a strong AC, basic but great buffet breakfast, and nice common areas. This place is great for solo travelers who want to meet other people! Apart from the clean rooms, the offer free beer, and free walking tours. Yup, you heard me. This place is quite social so don’t go here if you want a quiet night’s sleep! (Prices start at $5 a night with free breakfast)

See prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

Vietnam Backpacker’s Hostel- Original

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Room Type: Dorms | Private Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 minute walk from Dong Xuan Market

Price Range: $5 a night

Located right in the heart of Hanoi’s Old town, staying here is definitely a good idea for budget backpackers. The hostel is very lively and social, often throwing parties and organizing events. They have a great roof-top bar area as well. The hostel offers free walking tours around the old quarter which is a great way to get your bearings around the area. The rooms are kept fairly clean and is overall a good choice if you want to meet other people. (Prices start at $5-6 a night for a dorm and $28 for a private room)

See prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

Box Hotel

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Room Type: Dorms | Twin | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 200 m from Old City Gate

Price Range: $6-14 a night

Ever wondered what it was like to sleep in a box? Well, staying in this hostel is a good way to find out. The rooms are small but very modern, clean, and well maintained. They have lockers where you can store your belongings as well. The best part for us is that they have a curtain which you can pull across your bunk giving you a bit of privacy. The hostel provides breakfast of eggs, toast, and fruit for an additional charge of $1.50. Overall, if you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep, this place would be our choice. (Prices start at $6 a night for a dorm bed and $14 for a private room)

See prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

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Best Mid Range Places to Stay in Hanoi

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy

Golden Palace Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Suites | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk of Dong Xuan Market and Hoan Kiem Lake

Price Range: $25 a night

This 8 story hotel building has everything that you need for a comfortable nights stay while in Hanoi. It is centrally located and is a five minute walk from Dong Xuan Market and Hoan Kiem Lake. The rooms are spacious and is equipped with a small refrigerator and a kettle where you can make coffee or tea. All in all, this place isn’t a bad option for those that are looking for affordable places to stay in Hanoi. (Prices start at $25 for two people including a buffet breakfast)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Oriental Suites Hotel & Spa

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Room Type: Twin | Double | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 50m from Hoan Kiem Lake

Price Range: $5 a night

This hotel is relatively new so all the rooms and amenities are pretty modern. Located near the Old Quarters, this is a great choice for those that want to splurge a little bit. The room comes with a breakfast buffet with fairly good variety. The rooms are well decorated and super comfortable. Upon check out, the staff give you a small farewell token which is such a great touch! Definitely recommend staying here. (Prices start at $50 a night for a deluxe room)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Conifer Boutique Hotel

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Room Type: Twin | Double | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 minute walk from the famous Opera House

Price Range: $50 a night

This quaint boutique hotel is a great choice for those that want to stay near the Old Town. They have different types of rooms which are all beautifully decorated. The rooms are spacious and all have interesting layouts. Apart from the well designed rooms, the staff here are beyond helpful and friendly! Definitely helps make your stay better. The breakfast that comes with the room is open for three hours and has a good variety of options. (Prices start at $50 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Suite

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 500 m from St. Joseph Cathedral

Price Range: $53 a night

This boutique hotel is one of our top picks for where to stay in Hanoi. The rooms are so beautifully decorated and very trendy. The breakfast selection is great (although not extensive). The staff in this place are particularly well trained and very friendly. They go above and beyond to help you out and are always so accommodating. (Prices start at $53 with breakfast for two)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Hanoi

Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi

Church Boutique Hotel- Nha Tho

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Suite

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk of Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and Hoan Kiem Lake

Price Range: $100 a night

This quaint but boutique hotel is a great choice for those that want to indulge and splurge. Located right by the city cathedral, the uniqueness of the rooms, as well as the helpfulness of the staff help make this place great. The staff deliver little plates of fruit or sweets during the duration of your stay which is a great touch. The rooms are well decorated with soft and comfortable beds! (Prices start at $100 for two people with breakfast)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 15-minute walk from Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Price Range: $96 a night

If you’re looking for a luxurious yet conveniently located hotel, you need to check out Hotel de l’Opera. Their staff are very attentive and helpful which really adds to the overall experience of your stay. The rooms are luxurious and have some of the softest and most comfortable beds ever. The views from the rooms is noteworthy and so is the breakfast buffet selection. (Prices start at $96 for two people)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin |Premium

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 160 m from the famous Hanoi Opera House

Price Range: $240 a night

This luxury hotel is an ideal place to stay in Hanoi. The rooms are very well decorated and are done up in a French Colonial style. Small touches like putting macarons by your bedside everyday is what makes this place so popular. The outdoor pool and spa was a welcome treat and is perfect after a full day of sightseeing around Hanoi. Definitely worth the steep price tag! (Prices start at $240 a night)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.comAgoda

So there you have it! Hopefully, you now know where to stay in Hanoi, within your travel budget. These places were recommended based on our personal experience in Hanoi and that of friends.

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