Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Around St Joseph's Cathedral
This neat triangle shaped area is delineated by the west coast of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Bong and Hang Gai to the north and Trang Thi to the south. It includes the popular cluster of places around Bao Khanh near the lake.
Quirky and stylish26 Ngo Huyen, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2539; F: (04) 3976 6247
Finding a hotel that stands out from the crowd in Hanoi is no easy matter, so we were delighted to come across Maison d’Orient, which combines a peaceful and convenient location with charming rooms ... Read the full review of Maison d'Orient.
Excellent newbie6 Ngo Bao Khanh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 0666; F: (04) 3938 0777
With 70 bedrooms, Hanoi Pearl Hotel is a very large new addition to Hanoi’s hotel scene. Dominating the skyline on narrow Bao Khanh, this modern hotel — with a Vietnamese twist — offers pricey ... Read the full review of Hanoi Pearl Hotel.
Top end at midrange prices36 Hang Trong St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2929; F: (04) 3824 7449
Golden Rice Boutique Hotel is a well-established player in the Hanoi hotel scene, having been around since the 1990s. Fortunately it’s been refurbished since then and is a solid midrange choice in ... Read the full review of Golden Rice Hotel.
Contemporary style9 Nha Tho Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2233; F: (04) 3938 2155
Church Boutique Hotel on Nha Tho is the original Church Boutique, but is now one of a chain of six in Hanoi. It’s a bit on the pricey side compared to what you can get for your money in terms of ... Read the full review of Church Boutique Hotel: Nha Tho.
Beautiful rooms39 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 0901 / 0902; F: (04) 3938 0900
From the outside, the Golden Lotus look much like any other mid to upper-range place in Hanoi: narrow frontage, gold signs, big-glass doors and a uniformed doorman, but these would be our affordable ... Read the full review of Golden Lotus Hotel 2.USD 50 to 100 7 votes Toprange
Very tucked away32 Le Thai Tho Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
T: (04) 3928 9897; F: (04) 6270 2010
Little Hanoi Hostel 2 is a sister hotel to Little Hanoi Hostel (or Hotel, depending on where you look) on Hang Ga Street, which we’ve always liked, and though very different in style, we like this ... Read the full review of Little Hanoi Hostel 2.
An excellent Hanoi flashpacker to midrange choice6C Duong Thanh St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3923 4229;
Joseph’s Hang Da is a no-frills hotel but has all the right ingredients to make it an excellent Hanoi flashpacker to midrange choice: convenient location, professional staff, comfortable rooms and ... Read the full review of Joseph's Hang Da Hotel.
Highly recommended24 Hang Hanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 1900; F: (04) 3938 1901
Does The Artisan Boutique Hotel in Hanoi live up to its name and art deco-style business card? First impressions don’t disappoint: the reception area is spacious and stylishly decorated — ... Read the full review of The Artisan Boutique Hotel.
Great location28-38 Tho Xuong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3824 4401, 3938 1961, 3928 0200;
Especen Hotel is in a great Hanoi location, near to St Joseph’s cathedral, the lake and heaps of shops and food spots, and offers bright and well decked out rooms at really good value. It’s a ... Read the full review of Especen Hotel.
Tiny balconies with a good location52 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2113,3938 2114;
Rooms at Hanoi’s Hibiscus Hotel come in three shapes and sizes: the front, the back and the attic. Standard rooms are spacious and reasonable value, but the attic room is the best we’ve seen for ... Read the full review of Hotel Hibiscus.
Stands out16 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2188;
While Sans Souci IV may stretch its claims somewhat on its website — “unbeatable service combined with unparalleled accommodations” and “our rooms are the best-looking and best-equipped in ... Read the full review of Sans Souci IV.
Doesn't quite live up to the name, but not bad56 Au Trieu St, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 1590;
Although it doesn’t quite live up to the name, Impressive Hotel, near Hanoi’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, is still a very good option for the midrange traveller. The views are the impressive bit ... Read the full review of Impressive Hotel.
Cheap, cheap, cheap!16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 1849;
Central Backpackers’ Hostel offers both dorms and private rooms, all with air-con, at rock bottom prices to suit the real budget crowd — with free beers for an hour each night ... Read the full review of Central Backpackers' Hostel.
Boutique hotel in a quiet location5 Au Trieu, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3938 1048; F: (04) 3938 1046
Joseph's Hotel is not a budget option but offers 10 simply decorated, comfortable rooms in a quiet location on Au Trieu St, near the cathedral and away from the hectic pace of central Old Quarter. ... Read the full review of Joseph's Hotel.
The original hostel48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3828 5372;
The original Hanoi branch of the Vietnam Backpacker Hostels chain (previously Hanoi Backpackers Hostel) is a decade old but still a popular choice among backpackers -- and it’s easy to see ... Read the full review of Vietnam Backpacker Hostels: Hanoi - The Original.Under USD 10 15 votes Backpacker
Not our first choice but not altogether bad60 Au Trieu
T: (04) 3928 9770, (0945) 122 007; F: (04) 3928 9769
First Choice Hotel, on Au Trieu street and near St Josephs Cathedral, is run by the same management as nearby Impressive Hotel, but offers a slightly lower priced alternative to its ... Read the full review of First Choice Hotel.
This covers southern Hanoi - everything south of Hoan Kiem Lake, or more specifically, everything south of the road that abuts the southern tip of the lake, marked by the road that is referred to as Trang Thi, Hang Khay and Trang Tien from west to east. It also wraps around the southeast corner of the lake to include the Metropole.
Splurge if you can: Outstanding!15 Ngo Quyen St, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3826 6919; F: (04) 3826 6920
If you love to travel in comfort and luxury, and have the money to pay for it, you don't need to shop around: this is the place. Dating back to 1901, the Hanoi Metropole is without doubt Hanoi's ... Read the full review of Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
A tactile palace29 Trang Tien Street
T: (04) 6282 5555; F: (04) 6282 2888
Opened in June 2011, this is a noteworthy addition to the Opera House area, introducing some bling between the classic style of the Metropole and the conventionalism of the Hilton. All the features ... Read the full review of Hotel De L'Opera.
Old Quarter - budget
This covers the area roughly to the north and east of Hoan Kiem Lake, so everything north of Hang Bong, Hang Gai Roads and everything east of the lake. This is the heart of the backpacker district. For more mid-range places, see Old Quarter - midrange.
A welcome new addition1 Hai Tuong Lane (off Ta Hien)
T: (04) 3935 2468; F: (04) 3935 2488
May de Ville Backpackers Hostel opened about a year ago and wasn’t shy about it: it’s 10 storeys tall and has a large lit sign on the roof, visible from afar. The name is somewhat ... Read the full review of May de Ville Backpackers Hostel.
Great value and light26 Bat Su
T: (04) 3828 1911; F: (04) 3828 1928
Located in a quiet area of Old Quarter, Stars Hotel is a well-priced option in the flashpacker range. It's a narrow place but rooms are sizeable enough and the sense of space in those at the front is ... Read the full review of Stars Hotel.
Super staff48 Hang Ga St
T: (04) 3828 4461; F: (04) 6270 2010
Being used to an escorted viewing of rooms, along with the statutory Where you from? we were surprised to be given the keys and let loose on the rooms here, but it made for a more relaxed look around ... Read the full review of Little Hanoi Hotel.USD 10 to 20 7 votes Flashpacker
A hostel to be looked up to9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3935 1890;
It’s impossible to miss the most recent addition to the Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel stable, with its seven-storey, eight-metre wide frontage slap-bang in the middle of the most ... Read the full review of Hanoi Backpackers Hostel Ma May.
Difficult to find fault16A Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet Street
T: (04) 3926 0119;
With a bright yellow and red sign and windows adorned with travel offers, the exterior of Camellia Hotel 6 has nothing to differentiate it from the countless other budget hotels in ... Read the full review of Camellia 6 Hotel.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
Great bargain pick16 Luong Van Can, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3828 5173;
Phu Hoa “Tourist Guest House” is one of our top budget picks for Hanoi, offering 10 decently sized rooms with windows for just $10 for singles and $12 for couples — it’s one of the cheapest ... Read the full review of Phu Hoa.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
A good step up from a dorm.21-23 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3828 0195 / (0925) 191 111;
Green Street Hotel on Ma May Street is a good budget choice in Hanoi if you want to go a step up from a dorm room; it’s not fancy, but it does the job competently for under $20 and plops you in a ... Read the full review of Green Street Hotel.
Clean budget beds91A Hang Ma Street
T: (0989) 325 927, (0945) 326 726;
Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse 2 in Hanoi’s Old Quarter offers a very warm welcome, with good value, clean rooms plus comfortable dorm beds, making it a great option for budget travellers. No frills — ... Read the full review of Hanoi Lucky Guesthouse 2.
$12 rooms, and they're clean!24C Ta Hien
T: (04) 3826 6053, (0973) 043 766;
A hotel in the centre of Hanoi‘s Old Quarter that positions itself on a platform of “US$12 double room” is bound to cause a few cynical looks: after all that’s almost as cheap ... Read the full review of Thuy Nga Hotel.
Welcoming and comfortable13 Tam Thuong St, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3828 6267;
This family-run spot, on a hidden alley that's both quiet and full of local colour, has friendly staff and rooms that are spacious and clean – although one we were shown had a distinct smell of ... Read the full review of Tung Trang Hotel.USD 10 to 20 40 votes Flashpacker
Only for true budget hunters5A Tam Thuong St
T: (04) 3828 5734;
You'll find some of the cheapest rooms in Hanoi at the Thu Giang Guesthouse, but you need to be prepared to get what you pay for. The entrance feels more like someone’s front room than a hotel, ... Read the full review of Thu Giang Guest House.Under USD 10 9 votes Backpacker
Good central budget place50 Ma May St
T: (04) 3828 2249; F: (04) 3926 2567
Sandwiched among some middling, tourist-oriented hotels, the Dong A has been offering the cheapest dorm beds in Hanoi for years. Strangely, they have had surprisingly few takers. The beds are basic ... Read the full review of Dong A Hotel.
Old Quarter - midrange
This covers the area roughly to the north and east of Hoan Kiem Lake, so everything north of Hang Bong, Hang Gai Roads and everything east of the lake. This is the heart of the backpacker district. For more budget places, see Old Quarter - budget.
Cozy indeed58 Hang Be
T: (04) 3926 4761;
Tucked away between a travel agent and a clothes shop, the entrance to Hanoi Cozy Hotel 2 is as intriguing as it is hard to spot. With no street frontage apart from a doorway, it’s ... Read the full review of Hanoi Cozy Hotel 2.
Peaceful midranger6A Hang But Street
T: (04) 3718 8110 ;
Art Trendy Hotel is similar in style to its sister hotel, the Art Hotel on Hang Dieu — which is one of our top picks for the midrange hotel category in Hanoi — but it’s located in a more ... Read the full review of Art Trendy Hotel.
Super nice65 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3923 3868; F: (04) 3923 3663
With a strapline of Touching emotion you'd expect something special, and it gets close. While the rooms don't all come with the flowers, heart logos and cakes shown on the website, they are quite ... Read the full review of Art Hotel.
Good vibe but not the cheapest option31 Hang Dieu
T: (04) 3828 5777; F: (04) 3923 3874
This is one of those rare places in Hanoi that has a real travellers' home feel to it. On our last visit reception was buzzing, with some guests on the internet stations, others enquiring about Ha ... Read the full review of Rendezvous Hotel.
Saved by the staff24 Hang Ga, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3923 2626 / 3923 3750; F: (04) 3926 3493
From humble beginnings has risen an empire of Old Quarter hotels: Rising Dragon now has seven hotels in Hoan Kiem District, from cheaper Rising Dragon Hotel in Hang Be Street through to the creme de ... Read the full review of Rising Dragon Grand Hotel.USD 20 to 50 2 votes Midrange
No shortage of character41 Hang Be St
T: (04) 3825 2421; F: (04) 3934 5920
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but midrange Classic Street Hotel — also known as Pho Co Hotel — on Hanoi’s lively Hang Be Street in Old Quarter hides some ... Read the full review of Classic Street Hotel (Pho Co Hotel).USD 20 to 50 4 votes Midrange
Great location22 Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3927 4670; F: (04) 3927 4670
If you’re after a centrally located modern hotel away from the hubbub of Old Quarter — and in the hubbub of Ba Dinh — Anise Hotel may be for you. Although we weren’t completely wowed by the ... Read the full review of Anise Hotel.
Central comfort in the Old Quarter22 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3935 2485; F: (04) 3935 2487
Centrally located in Old Quarter, Essence Hanoi stands out along Ta Hien with its white frontage, stylish signage and uniformed doorman, which all hint at the quality within.Useful when you’ve had ... Read the full review of Essence Hanoi.
Warmly decorated and central.62 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3935 2635; F: (04) 3935 2639
Au Coeur — or The Heart — certainly captures the location of this new hotel on Hang Be street as it’s about as central as you can get to the Old Quarter tourist hub, but does it have one? With ... Read the full review of Au Coeur d'Hanoi.
Reasonable midrange value.20 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3929 0711;
Hanoi Asia Star Hotel, located on Hanoi’s busy Dao Duy Tu Street, is a reasonable value midrange hotel with a almost-too-good-to-be-true Halong Bay special offer.It’s another narrow one.First ... Read the full review of Hanoi Asia Star Hotel.
Luxury befitting a tyrant36-38 Gia Ngu Street
T: (04) 6269 8899; F: (04) 6266 5888
With the biggest beds we’ve ever seen in a hotel, and a rooftop pool to boot, Tirant Hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a modern yet characterful mid-luxury option. The impressive facade looks ... Read the full review of Tirant Hotel.
Smooth midrange digs42 Hang Cot St
T: (04) 3927 6999;
We were tempted to check out Hanoi Moment Hotel 2 for two reasons. Firstly, it shares its name with a very enticing gift shop on Hang Gai, and secondly, the large plate glass windows ... Read the full review of Hanoi Moment Hotel 2.
Feels more local than others9 Hang Thung St, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3934 3608; F: (04) 3934 8502
Finding this place was the result of a quest. Is there a hotel that's affordable, close to the lake, not in the dead centre of the Old Quarter, that's comfortable, well run, and doesn't participate ... Read the full review of New Star Hotel Hanoi.USD 20 to 50 2 votes Midrange
Huge rooms available51 Luong Ngoc Quyen St, Hoan Kiem District
T: (04) 3828 0155; F: (04) 3828 0156
The spacious reception area and sweeping staircase may have seen better days, but at least it makes Prince I light and airy, which is a pleasant change from some of the joints we see. The cheapest ... Read the full review of Prince 1 Hotel.
Go for the lake views.1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi
T: (04) 6270 8888; F: (04) 6270 9999
Scorning the trend to build tall, the sprawling low-rise InterContinental Hotel in Hanoi stands quietly proud alongside its high-rise neighbour the Sheraton.A low-rise lovely.Jutting out into the ... Read the full review of InterContinental Hotel.
Good value26 Hoi Vu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3938 2083;
With a name like “Grand” and a description on the website that reads “we have created this Hotel masterpiece and can safely assure an experience like no other” you might be expecting ... Read the full review of Hanoi Grand Hotel.
Escape the chaos106 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T: (043) 710 0095;
Not everyone wants to stay amid the chaos of Hanoi’s Old Quarter — some prefer to stay in the chaos elsewhere in the city. If you’re looking for an alternative location then Wild Lotus Hotel, ... Read the full review of Wild Lotus Hotel.
Kid and sports friendly76 Yen Phu, Tay Ho district
T: (04) 3823 8115;
Since its room refurbishment, The Hanoi Club is a solid choice if you like a big hotel feel, want somewhere to relax when you’re not stomping the streets of Hanoi or have kids to entertain. One ... Read the full review of The Hanoi Club.
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