best hostels in old quarter hanoi

10 BEST HOSTELS TO STAY IN OLD QUARTER, HANOI, VIETNAM, COMPARED: A Basic Review

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay

A main stereotype that most people have about Vietnam is the presence of so many motorbikes. I was able to confirm the said information when I came to visit Ho Chi Minh City not so long ago. More than that, Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Westerners and neighboring states because of its tourist-friendly characteristics. Vietnam has a lot to offer — from history, to food, to the warm welcome of the Vietnamese to all kinds of tourists. Given that, hostels in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other major tourist destinations in Vietnam are on the rise.

Meanwhile, please see this simple vlog I made during my visit to Ho Chi Minh City. It contains street video clips and daily scenes in the city.

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BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Hanoi, Vietnam? I saw you just Googled “best hostels in Old Quarter Hanoi Vietnam”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the best hostels in Old Quarter Hanoi that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Old Quarter Hanoi? Let’s go!

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

Hanoi Amazing Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Amazing Hostel

LOCATION

No14, Ngo Tram, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.7 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21.1 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 840 m from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • HEBE Store – 120 m
  • Hang Da Galleria – 130 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 420 m
  • Hoa Lo Prison – 550 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 710 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesFitness Center, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel

LOCATION

(No 3 Noi Mieu), 42 Hang Giay, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.5 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hang Bac Temple – 60 m
  • Hang Ngang Hang Dao – 80 m
  • Old Quarter – 150 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 610 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 650 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes (and it’s halal!)
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hay Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hay Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hay Hostel

LOCATION

19 Hang Manh street, Hang Gai ward, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.3 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.1 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Tagilis – 90 m
  • Bia Hoi 68 Hang Quat – 100 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 330 m
  • Old Quarter – 440 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 510 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesMassage, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi Buffalo Hostel

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Buffalo Hostel

LOCATION

44 Hang Giay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.6 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hang Bac Temple – 90 m
  • Mao’s Red Lounge – 100 m
  • Old Quarter – 140 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 630 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 680 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesSwimming Pool
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street (1-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: RedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan Street

LOCATION

27 Bat Dan, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.2 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Houng Sen – 50 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 180 m
  • Old Quarter – 370 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 560 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 730 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Little Charm Hanoi Hostel (3-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Little Charm Hanoi Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Little Charm Hanoi Hostel

LOCATION

44 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District,, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.2 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.8 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.4 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Ho Guom Audio – 50 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 50 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 560 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 610 m
  • Hoa Lo Prison – 960 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Backy Poshtel (1-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Backy Poshtel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Backy Poshtel

LOCATION

3 Hang Tre street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.8 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Do Manh Cuong Boutique – 100 m
  • Vietnam Cultural – 100 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 530 m
  • Old Quarter – 560 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 760 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeNo
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Yoga Room
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi Backpackersuite Hostel

LOCATION

22 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.6 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.2 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Houng Sen – 220 m
  • Bach Ma Temple – 370 m
  • Old Quarter – 500 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 750 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 940 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental, BBQ Facilities
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Zim’s House – Hostel and Homestay

LOCATION

38 Hang Giay, Hang Buom ward, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 4 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 20.7 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.6 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Hanoi Gallery – 90 m
  • Museum Of Independence – 90 m
  • Old Quarter – 100 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 660 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 690 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

Hanoi High Five Hostel (2-star hostel)

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel
BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI, VIETNAM: Hanoi High Five Hostel

LOCATION

10 Hang Tre, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.6 km from Gia Lam Airport
  • 21 km from Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1.8 km from Hanoi Railway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Vietnam Cultural – 70 m
  • Do Manh Cuong Boutique – 120 m
  • Old Quarter – 540 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – 550 m
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) – 770 m

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastYes
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in old quarter hanoi

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: COMPARISON

Hanoi Amazing HostelOld Quarter View Hanoi HostelHay HostelHanoi Buffalo HostelRedDoorz Hostel @ Bat Dan StreetLittle Charm Hanoi HostelBacky PoshtelHanoi Backpackersuite HostelZims House – Hostel and HomestayHanoi High Five Hostel
Wi-FiYesYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free BreakfastYes NoYes No NoYesYesYes NoYes
CafeYesYes (and it’s halal!)YesYesYesYes NoYes NoYes
BarYesYesYesYes NoYesYesYes NoYes
Kitchen No No No NoYesYesYesYes NoNo
Free Bottled Water No No No No No No No No No No
Toiletries No NoYesYesYes No No No No No
Washing Machine No No No No No NoYesYes No No
ActivitiesFitness Center, Bicycle RentalLibrary, Bicycle RentalMassage, Bicycle RentalSwimming PoolBicycle Rental Library, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool Library, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Swimming Pool Library, Bicycle Rental, BBQ Facilities Library, Bicycle RentalBicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

BEST HOSTELS IN OLD QUARTER HANOI: YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in Old Quarter Hanoi, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to Old Quarter Hanoi and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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