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South bank

The south bank of the Perfume River is home to 'Sidestreet 66 Le Loi,' which is a cul-de-sac where most backpackers head directly upon arrival. The touts are at their worst here and along Pham Ngu Lao between the DMZ Bar on Le Loi and the Why Not Bar at the end of the street. Several new buildings were being constructed on Sidestreet 66 Le Loi when we passed through in late 2007. Construction often starts as early as 07:00 and lasts until 17:00 daily. The Hoang Huong is the only place on the whole street where you're likely to find peace and quite. All construction is targeted for completion by February 2008 at the latest. But, you know how it goes...

  • Mimosa Guest House

    Mimosa Guest House

    Friendly and cheap

    66/10 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 382 8068;

    Set in the central Kiet 66 alley off Le Loi Street close to a bunch of good restaurants and bars, Mimosa is a small, six-room establishment run by a friendly family who live in the same building. ... Read the full review of Mimosa Guest House.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Thanh Thuy's Guest House

    Unbelievable value

    6/66 Le Loi, Hue
    T: (054) 824 585;

    This shining little diamond of a place offers, hands down, the best value for money for budget accommodation is Hue -- and probably in Vietnam. It has just four small rooms, but they're all beautiful ... Read the full review of Thanh Thuy's Guest House.

    4 stars Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
  • Halo

    Halo

    A great choice

    10A/66 Le Loi St,Hue
    T: (054) 829 371;

    The Halo is another great choice on Sidestreet 66 and even edges out its neighbour, the Cahn Tien, which is no slouch in the quality department. The upper floors have excellent rooms that sleep up to ... Read the full review of Halo.

    4 stars Under USD 10 18 votes Backpacker
  • Hoang Huong Guest House

    Hoang Huong Guest House

    Best budget spot on budget alley

    46/2 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 828 509;

    This friendly place is run by a mother and daughter (the hotel is named after Mom) who speak English well and do an exceptional job keeping the joint humming. Even though it's a budget guesthouse, ... Read the full review of Hoang Huong Guest House.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Canh Tien

    Canh Tien

    Great value for money

    9/66 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 822 772; F: (054) 831 540

    This is a great little place tucked away at the end of 'budget alley' off Le Loi Street. It's not the cheapest of the lot, but the rooms offer a lot more for the money. The less-expensive rooms are ... Read the full review of Canh Tien.

    4 stars Under USD 10 16 votes Backpacker
  • Bao Minh Hotel

    Bao Minh Hotel

    A bit cramped

    8/66 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 829 953; F: (054) 829 956

    The rooms here are a bit cramped, in part because they all have tables and fridges packed into the room whether there's room for them or not. On the plus side, the decor is quite pleasant, the ... Read the full review of Bao Minh Hotel.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
  • Phuong Hoang

    Phuong Hoang

    Standard midrange fare

    3/66 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 826 736; F: (054) 828 999

    Just across from the Hoang Huong, Phuong Hoang offers very standard, acceptable, hotel-style accommodation in a midrange price bracket. The cheaper rooms have smaller bathrooms and no tubs, but the ... Read the full review of Phuong Hoang.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Van Xuan

    Van Xuan

    A bit smelly but has a good veranda

    10 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue
    T: (054) 826 567;

    We were greeted by a very unclean smell in the lobby of this place, and a spry old Vietnamese guy who didn't speak any English. We thought the rooms were not all that great -- a bit cramped, a bit ... Read the full review of Van Xuan.

    2.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phuoc An Hotel (DMZ Guest House)

    Phuoc An Hotel (DMZ Guest House)

    Not overly appealing

    60 Le Loi - 1A Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
    T: (054) 826 831;

    Despite the fact that the DMZ Cafe is sort of a hip place for backpackers to hangout, the associated hotel isn't such an appealing place to stay. We found the rooms clean but antiseptic, and the ... Read the full review of Phuoc An Hotel (DMZ Guest House).

    2.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Green Hotel

    A giant green government-owned monster

    02 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 822 153; F: (054) 024 527

    Some guidebooks still direct readers to the Le Loi Hotel near the train station, but if they venture to the old address, they'll find it's been demolished and replaced by a humongous, green, ... Read the full review of Green Hotel.

    2 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange

Around Dap Da Bridge

There are a cluster of hotels, all of them good, lumped together at the top of Nguyen Cong Tru, near the Dap Da Bridge, and one on the other side.

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    Thanh Binh (Peace Hotel)

    A great, hidden away spot

    138 Nguyen Sing Cung, Hue
    T: (054) 849 448; F: (054) 849 448

    This great little place is on a quite alley just behind the Tuy Ly Vuong pagoda, about 300 metres down from the Dap Da Bridge, on the opposite side from Le Loi. They have light, airy rooms with good ... Read the full review of Thanh Binh (Peace Hotel).

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Hoan Thien

    Pretty classy for the money

    07 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
    T: (054) 823 999; F: (054) 825 199

    There are three outfits with 'thien' in the name on this street, and to make matters worse, the Hoa Thien across the street also has an old sign that says 'Hoang Thien'. But we're talking about the ... Read the full review of Hoan Thien.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Thanh Thien 1 Hotel

    Good for laptop wielders

    10 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
    T: (054) 834 666; F: (054) 834 555

    This well-run Internet Hotel, not far from the Dap Da bridge, offers great, clean rooms at affordable prices. You'll pay a bit more than you would for a budget room, but if you're looking for first ... Read the full review of Thanh Thien 1 Hotel.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Tigon Hotel

    A comfortable tour group hotel

    9 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
    T: (054) 834 579; F: (054) 835 345

    The Tigon is a tour group outfit, and lacks a bit in the homey atmosphere you'll get at any of the other hotels surrounding it. If you're booked in here, you won't be disappointed: it's clean, the ... Read the full review of Tigon Hotel.

    3 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
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    Gia Long

    Go for it!

    09 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
    T: (054) 820 993; F: (054) 830 787

    Like its neighbour, the Hoan Thien, we were impressed with the interiors here, which are well-maintained and attractive. It's a toss up as to which place to stay, but the Gia Long does offer fan only ... Read the full review of Gia Long.

    2.5 stars Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker

Along Le Loi

Most of the luxury places are located along this street, offering river views, but there are some good budget options as well.

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    La Residence

    Harks back to days gone by

    Le Loi, Hue
    T: (054) 827 475; F: (054) 827 476

    La Residence, as the name implies, is a high-class outfit. It's located right on the Perfume River with the requisite views of the water available in the better rooms. It's done in an art-deco meets ... Read the full review of La Residence.

    4 stars USD 100+ 1 vote Luxury
  • Hotel Saigon Morin

    Hotel Saigon Morin

    Lovely

    30 Le Loi St, Hue
    T: (054) 823 526; F: (054) 825 155

    In 1900, when Ho Chi Minh was living in a small hut on the outskirts of town, a French entrepreneur was building this massive, luxury hotel on the Perfume River. Of course, by the mid-1950s the ... Read the full review of Hotel Saigon Morin.

    4 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
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    Amigo Hotel

    Very friendly indeed

    66/3 Le Loi Street, Hue
    T: (054) 383 8006; F: (054) 383 8005

    The aptly named Amigo towers over a tightly packed alley of guesthouses slap bang in the centre of Hue's backpacker district. Still spotless since its 2008 opening, Amigo offers a variety of ... Read the full review of Amigo Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
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    Hong Thien Guest House

    A flop-house for foreigners

    124 Le Loi, Hue
    T: (054) 837 399; F: (054) 831 035

    This flop-house for foreigners, on Le Loi around the corner from Nguyen Cong Tru, is a decent place to save money on a room if you're not too picky. There are some space issues (lack of) and light ... Read the full review of Hong Thien Guest House.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker

South of Le Loi

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    Binh Duong I + III

    The place to stay

    4/34 + 17/34 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hue
    T: (054) 833 298; F: (054) 833 298

    We checked out the Binh Duong I, which is down towards the end of the alley, and were pretty pleased by what we found. They have a wide variety of rooms, from very cheap budget rooms on up to the low ... Read the full review of Binh Duong I + III.

    4 stars Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
  • Sports Hotel

    Sports Hotel

    Affordable and friendly

    15 Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
    T: (054) 828 096; F: (054) 830 199

    In the shadow the Asia Hotel is an interesting, more affordable choice -- The Sports Hotel (there's nothing particularly 'sporty' about it, but what can you do). We found a friendly, English-speaking ... Read the full review of Sports Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 4 votes Flashpacker
  • Asia Hotel

    Asia Hotel

    fits the bill for midrange travellers

    17 Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
    T: (054) 830 283; F: (054) 828 972

    This three-star outfit fits the bill for midrange and luxury travellers. It specialises in group tours, and on our visit the staff were handling the check-in of a group of sixty Australians like a ... Read the full review of Asia Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 2 votes Midrange
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    Imperial Hotel

    Great views and posh rooms

    8 Hung Vuong, Hue
    T: (054) 882 222; F: (054) 882 255

    This towering, new hotel on Hung Vuong provides a great view of the Perfume River, and also of the other places you chose not to stay, like the Saigon-Morin and La Residence. The posh rooms are in a ... Read the full review of Imperial Hotel.

    3 stars USD 100+ 1 vote Luxury
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    Hung Vuong Inn

    A good spot for solo travellers

    20 Hung Vuong, Hue
    T: (054) 821 068; F: (054) 821 068

    This homey place has a good, English speaking staff and a nice restaurant on the first floor that attracts a steady crowd and serves some tasty western dishes. The rooms are fine -- spacious and ... Read the full review of Hung Vuong Inn.

    3 stars Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
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    Phong Nha

    Not thrilling

    10/10 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hue
    T: (054) 827 729; F: (054) 829 080

    Right across the alley from Cafe on Thu Wheels, the Phong Nha draws in a steady custom and is very popular with Japanese tourists. We can't say we were thrilled by the rooms we saw here -- they ... Read the full review of Phong Nha.

    3 stars Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
  • Diem Nghiep Hotel

    Diem Nghiep Hotel

    Doesn't measure up

    26 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue
    T: (054) 824 925; F: (054) 819 830

    We gave this place low marks when it was known as the An Phuoc. But now, rebranded and renovated, the old place gets a new day in court and a clean slate. We were much impressed with how they spruced ... Read the full review of Diem Nghiep Hotel.

    3 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Hoa Hong Hotel

    Hoa Hong Hotel

    Spa tubs that seat three

    01 Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
    T: (054) 824 377; F: (054) 826 949

    If you're looking for mid-range comfort and amenities in what is otherwise the budget part of town, the Hoa Hong is a decent choice. They offer standard hotel-style rooms with air-con, fridge, ... Read the full review of Hoa Hong Hotel.

    3 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange

North Bank, Citadel

Very few westerners head to these cheap places near the Citadel, but why the heck not? The location is a short walk from acres of fresh-cut grass, crossed by placid moats and stony ramparts. And the cyclo guys are all hanging out on the other side of the river! Paradise. A lot of places in this area aren't licensed to accept foreigners, but all the places we list said they were.

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    Ngoc Phu

    Very local

    62 Tran Huy Lieu, Hue
    T: (054) 512 557;

    You can't beat the location -- right on the moat overlooking one of the outer ramparts of the Citadel. But there are rarely tourists in this neighbourhood, which makes it part of the attraction. Most ... Read the full review of Ngoc Phu.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Thuong Thu

    Has a good, local feel to it

    22 Dinh Then Hoang, Hue
    T: (054) 528 380; F: (054) 528 380

    This place, within spitting distance of the Lac Thien restaurant and the Citadel, provides a surprisingly homey atmosphere, and features spacious rooms with tile floors and high ceilings, kept airy ... Read the full review of Thuong Thu.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
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    Duc Loi

    A good place to camp out

    3 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hue
    T: (054) 524 920;

    If you want to take all your meals at Lac Thien (a sane plan, we think) this place right up the street is a great place to camp out, with the added bonus of being strolling distance to the Citadel. ... Read the full review of Duc Loi.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker


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