Vietnam is only everybody's dream holiday destination list and for all the right reasons. From lively city life to off-the-beaten-track nature trails, the country has it all. And if you are a solo traveller, it is the place to be, for it unfolds multitudes of experiences that will prove difficult to match up to anywhere else.
Now, if you are a first-time visitor, then Hanoi is bound to feature as one of the stops. And it puts forth every reason to be on your must-visit list, especially if you are travelling to Vietnam for the first time. Still steeped in the vibrant colours of Vietnam's local culture, Hanoi is a fun mix of old and new. The best part is that it is also a great stop for making one-day trips to exotic places like Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoa La and Mua caves, and more. So, if you are planning to add Hanoi to your itinerary but wondering where to stay without blowing up your budget, here's a list of the best hostels.
Little Charm Hanoi Hostel and Homestay
Located right in the heart of Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem, Little Charm boasts close proximity to the most happening spots. It is no surprise to see it as a top choice among many backpackers. Since all the rooms here are dorms, it is a great space for solo travellers to meet new people from all over the world. In addition, the hostel also has a swimming pool and a common floor with books and board games where you can relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Book here.
Address 44P Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi Buffalo Hostel
Another gem in the Old Quarter, this hostel is tucked right next to the happening Ta Hien corner, which transforms into a beer street as the night sets in. The hostel offers mixed and female/male dorm rooms and single rooms for travellers who may prefer a more private stay. In addition, it also has spaces to unwind and interact, such as the swimming pool and the cafe, where you can grab free breakfast during your stay. In addition, the hostel also offers free walking tours around Hanoi. Book here.
Address 44 Hang Giay Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
Also located in Old Quarter, Nexy Hostel is within walking distance from the most iconic spots in Hanoi and around the locality, such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Bia Hoi Corner, and Night Market. Even if you decide to skip heading out, Nexy brings the party in with daily happy hour deals in its in-house bar. Moreover, it also houses a beautifully done-up spacious library and game room where you can chill or socialise with more people put up there. Like other hostels, Nexy also offers a choice between mixed dorms or private rooms. Book here.
Address 12 To Tich Street, Hoan Kiem District
The One Hostel and Rooftop Pool
If you want to be put up at a party place, book a stay here without further thought. With a rooftop pool, tiki bar, and sundeck, this hostel doesn't hold back from living it up. To add to the fun, there's even an in-house lounge or bar where you can grab a chilled local beer any time of the day. In addition, with warm furnishings and wooden interiors, the dorms are just as swanky and modern as other areas in the hostel. Book here.
Address 70 Hang Ma, Hoan Kiem District
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