Hi! I am going to Hanoi in December and are looking for a nice, clean, friendly (stafflike) hotel/hostel there. I get mixed signals about several hotels from different sites and books and now I'm lost. Has anybody visted Hanoi recently and found the perfect hotel for around $20/25?
#1 IrisVuur has been a member since 16/7/2011. Posts: 4
HI, We stayed in one of the Golden Sun hotels (they own 4 I think), not sure what prices are like now, and its more hotel than hostel, but staff were so helpful to use and went out of their way to help. Just google it, managers name was mrs moon....
#2 jasinorbit has been a member since 4/12/2009. Posts: 37
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Hope you get a lot of fun in my country!
Hi. I haven't checked out the hotels here for a while, but last time I looked, for your money I'd try Lucky Star on Bat Dan (I lived there for a month and whilst the rooms are traditionally decorated they are comfortable and good value - if you can negotiate) or possibly even Sunshine Palace on Ma May (it's really nice but I'm not sure you'd get it for your budget anymore as it was US$25 for their smallest room a year ago and prices have increased). Or A25 Hotel used to be a good value option too.
Thank you for all your suggestions! Now I have more doubts...
Choices, choices. Madam Moon Guesthouse (member of the Golden Sun group) or Charming 2. However, all these hotels are not in the listings of neither Travelfish nor Lonely Planet. But very well reviewed by Tripadvisor. Tip from me to you: book via Agoda, huge discounts!
#5 IrisVuur has been a member since 16/7/2011. Posts: 4
December is high season, and inflation has arrived in Hanoi as well. You do not get much for $25. these days. The Especen on Tho Xuong, near the Cathedral, is a good buy in that range - large family rooms with balcony (a basic hotel, no breakfast/lift, but good people). My last experience is at the wonderful Hanoi Art Hotel on Hang Dieu ($35.-45.) - nicest place and a true value. The family room has a huge balcony, elevator, breakfast included, and very good location. Both Hanoi and Saigon have higher prices than places like Hoi An or Sapa.
One more place to check would be the Gia Thinh Hotel on Hang Bac - nice rooms w/computer, breakfast, elevator and excellent location. Rates there a little cheaper than the Art.
If you want really super friendly people, I would choose the Art.
#7 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,093
I just noticed that Travellings-arah recommended the Sunshine Palace on Ma May! I actually stayed there last December and gave it a bad review - a staff member stole a personal item out of my room (an inexpensive watch).
#8 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,093
Indochina Queen 2 on Thuoc Bac street in the Old Quarter was a pretty good place for me back in Feb. Rooms are listed at about $35 but you can get them for less including breakfast. Staff are very helpful.
#11 MotHaiBa has been a member since 3/5/2011. Posts: 57
Matha - The only taxi I use in Vietnam is Mai Linh Group. Mai Linh also has minibus services all over VN as well.
#13 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,093