I was most pleasantly surprised to find the Especen Hotel at 28 Tho Xuong Street in the Cathedral District (close by Hoan Kiem Lake). The $25. room I had was the best of my recent trip, a safe and interesting neighborhood, and most pleasant hotel staff. If you want something special and like lots of light/balcony included, you'll go for this hotel. my photos on my blog at http://sea2009.travellerspoint.com
This sounds really nice. Is it the kind of place you might meet people too? Does it have bar area or somewhere communal?
#2 ruthabelle has been a member since 14/9/2010. Posts: 4
Sorry, no bar or restaurant. Sounds like you might like Hanoi Backpackers Hostel because they have a bar, and I always see a crowd of people in front. This hostel is just around the corner from the Especen: