Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The south bank of the Perfume River is home to Hue's backpacker district, which has rapidly expanded in all directions from Trang Tien Bridge all the way down to Nguyen Cong Tru and as far back as Le Quy Don St. Sidestreet 66 Le Loi, a quiet cul-de-sac where most backpackers head upon arrival, isn't quite what it used to be. Prices here haven't really changed since our last visit in 2007, but neither has the quality. Most guesthouses are looking tired (as are their owners) and save for the few we mention you'll find better value elsewhere. The upside of all this development is that budget accommodation is now at a surplus in the area, which means discounts are readily offered to those who ask (and quite often to those that don't) and you needn't worry about not being able to find a decent place at the last minute. We found that the later we checked in, the bigger the discount offered; although we'd not recommend this if your stay coincides with the biennial Hue festival.
Packs a mighty punch.17 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hue
T: (054) 393 8849; F: (054) 382 5313
Located in a gorgeously renovated 1930s villa overlooking Hue sports stadium (ask for a room at the back if there is a match on), Jade Hotel packs a mighty punch, oozing with style and charm at ... Read the full review of Jade Hotel.
Friendly and cheapKiet 66/10 Le loi St Hue City
T: (84) 054 382 8068;
Blink and you’ll miss it — the bijou six-room Mimosa Hotel sits among a swathe of brightly hued guesthouses along Hue‘s central but peaceful Kiet 66 alley, itself tucked away off Le Loi Street. ... Read the full review of Mimosa Guesthouse.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Great backpacker joint with free beer26-28 Tran Cao Van St, Hue
T: (054) 383 7568;
Known to the rest of the world as Thanh Xuan – apparently nicking your name from Google doesn't go down too well even in Hue -- this fun backpacker hotel located near the Mandarin Cafe offers great ... Read the full review of Thanh Xuan (Google) Hotel.
Some of the cheapest dorms in town.40 Chu Van An St, Hue
Within stumbling distance of Brown Eyes Bar (Hue's most raucous late-night venue) and adjacent to the popular backpacker hangout Hot Tuna – think all-day happy hours and Huda for breakfast -- Hue ... Read the full review of Hue Hostel.
Not that Four Seasons but still brilliant5/14 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hue
T: (054) 393 8522;
This little husband-and-wife-run, 15-room hotel may be punching above its station by nicking its name off a plush five-star, but what it lacks in luxurious trimmings it more than makes up for with ... Read the full review of Hue Four Seasons Hotel.
Fancy rooftop pool20 Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
T: (054) 397 9797; F: (054) 389 4567
If you are looking for midrange comfort and amenities in what is otherwise the budget part of town, the Moonlight Hotel is a very good choice. They offer classy rooms with air-con, minibar, satelite ... Read the full review of Moonlight Hotel.
Vietnam's first international training hotel4 Tran Quang Khai St, Hue
T: (054) 383 1628; F: (054) 383 1627
On the south side of Truong Tien Bridge, 100 metres back from Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, this reasonably priced midrange 12-room hotel is Vietnam's first international training hotel – a ... Read the full review of Villa Hue.
Impressive value16 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hue
T: (54) 389 888;
For a centrally located, midrange hotel, you'd be hard pushed to find anything quite as impressive as the Romance Hotel located a couple of doors up from Little Italy on central Nguyen Thai Hoc. ... Read the full review of The Romance Hotel.
Chilled outNo 4, Alley 42, Le Loi St, Hue
T: (054) 093 399 1236 ;
The rather aptly named Oasis is an eclectic two-dorm bar/restaurant with a palm-fringed sandy beach (what else) down a small alley off Le Loi, about 100 metres from Pham Ngu Lau. Run by smiley happy ... Read the full review of Oasis Bar and Hostel .
A good choice10A/66 Le Loi St,Hue
T: (054) 382 9371;
The Halo is another good choice on Sidestreet 66, especially if you are a big fan of Hello Kitty dolls and multiple plug sockets, design features used profusely throughout the hotel. The upper floors ... Read the full review of Halo.Under USD 10 18 votes Backpacker
Hand-holding gap-year hangout10 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue
T: (054) 382 6557;
If hooking up with scores of like-minded travellers and having every comfort and service imaginable available on tap (along with Huda draft) is high on your agenda, you'll probably already have ... Read the full review of Hue Backpackers Hostel.
Our pick of street 667/66 Le Loi St, Hue
T: (084) 382 8403;
Set back from street 66 by a huge walled garden and pool, directly opposite Mimosa is the budget beauty Impressions, a family-run hotel set in a crumbling yet characterful grand French villa headed ... Read the full review of Dong Tam – Impressions Hotel.
Around Dap Da Bridge
A cluster of hotels, all of them good, are lumped together at the top of Nguyen Cong Tru, near the Dap Da Bridge, with one on the other side.
A family-friendly budget hotel.6/14 Nguyen Cong Tru St, Hue
T: (54) 381 9845;
Tucked away down the very end of a quiet alley directly opposite the Tigon Hostel and running off Nguyen Cong Tru, the Holiday Diamond is a family-friendly budget hotel, big on comfort, even bigger ... Read the full review of Holiday Diamond.
Great for insiders tips07 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
T: (054) 3823 999;
Formerly the Hoan Thien, this six-storey giant (don't worry, it has an elevator) was taken over in early 2014 by French brothers Arnauld and Gaulthier and given a bit of a makeover. Rooms are elegant ... Read the full review of Stay Hotel.
Good for laptop wielders10 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
T: (054) 3834 666; F: (054) 834 555
If you are looking for a bit of luxury and incredibly good service at private dorm room prices, this is the place. Located a short stroll from the tourist boat dock near Bap Da bridge, this recently ... Read the full review of Thanh Thien (Friendly) Hotel.
Along Le Loi
Most of the luxury places are located along this street, and they offer river views, but some good budget options are here as well.
Harks back to days gone byLe Loi, Hue
T: (054) 383 7475; F: (054) 383 7476
La Residence, as the name implies, is a high-class outfit. It's located right on the Perfume River with views of the water available in the better rooms. It's done in an art deco meets French ... Read the full review of La Residence.USD 100+ 1 vote Luxury
Very friendly indeed66/3 Le Loi Street, Hue
T: (054) 383 8006; F: (054) 3838005
Towering over the heads of a tightly packed alley of guesthouses, the aptly named Amigo Hotel is slap bang in the centre of the bright lights of Hue’s backpacker district, just a phenomenally busy ... Read the full review of Amigo Hotel.
Lovely30 Le Loi St, Hue
T: (054) 3823 526; F: (054) 3825 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.
A flop-house for foreigners46 Chu Van An St, Hue
T: (054) 383 7272; F: (054) 383 1035
This flop-house for foreigners on Chu Van An around the corner from Le Loi 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 issues ... Read the full review of Hong Thien Guest House.
Stayed here130 Minh Mang Rd, Hue
T: (054) 388 5461; F: (054) 388 7057
Situated out in a countryside village four kilometres outside of the city, Pilgrimage Village is heaven for those looking for something more authentically stylish and quiet. The resort setting is ... Read the full review of Pilgrimage Village.
Big, Bold and brash51 Le Loi St, Hue
T: (054) 382 3958; F: (054) 382 3102
This huge hotel on the riverside at the far end of Le Loi Street is a bit of an oddity. The original building was completed in 1962 and some of the rooms in this wing reflect that; however, an ... Read the full review of Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa.
Affordable and friendly15 Pham Ngu Lao St, Hue
T: (054) 3828 096; F: (054) 3830 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 friendly, English-speaking ... Read the full review of Sports Hotel.USD 10 to 20 4 votes Flashpacker
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