6 best hostels in Hanoi

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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and as with many cities and countries in Southeast Asia, it's affordable to visit even if you're on a strict budget. Known as the art capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is well worth the trip, whether you're into ancient imperial citadels, temples or theatres, scenic beauty or traditional handicraft villages.

Most landmarks in Hanoi are free to enter and some you can get in for a small fee. Places worth checking out while in Hanoi are the Hanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter and many more.

Budget travelers would be happy to know that Hanoi has some of the cheapest hostels in Vietnam. With prices starting at around $8.00 a night, everyone can visit and stay in Hanoi. When booking your hostel, keep in mind that Bounce often partners with hostels to offer secure storage for your things, so you'll be able to use our luggage storage facilities from day one. In the event you need to stow your stuff outside the hostel, you can always find Bounce Hanoi luggage storage conveniently located across the city.

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Nexy Hostel

Some travelers prefer to stay in Hanoi City Centre, and this hostel is one of the best hostels in Hanoi for its location. Conveniently situated in Hanoi Old Quarter, just a short stroll away from many attractions and dining spots, the Nexy Hostel is a vibrant place, reviewed as the best hostel for couples and solo travelers.

Guests can enjoy the in-house bar and cafe, offering happy hour deals every day. The hostel features a few common areas for entertainment and socializing, or just relaxing if that's your preference, including a TV room with beanbags for extra comfort, a games room, a library with computers you can use for free, and a rooftop terrace so you can witness the gorgeous sunsets over Hanoi. There is free wi-fi across the entire hostel, as well as free linen and towels.

You can take your pick from private rooms and dorm rooms that accommodate from 8 to 14 people. Female-only dorms are available too. All private beds have curtains, plug sockets and their own light, allowing each traveler privacy when needed. Moreover, Nexy Hostel has a 24-hour reception and they can organize airport pickups.

What makes Nexy Hostel unique

Besides its superb location, Nexy Hostel is known to be one of the best hostels in Hanoi for socializing and meeting other travelers. The happy hours in the on-site bar are much appreciated too.

Nexy Hostel pricing

Pricing at this cool hostel starts at as little as $8.50 for a bed in a 14-bed mixed dorm room. If you prefer a little privacy, you can opt for a standard private room with an ensuite bathroom and it will cost you about $43.00 per night for the entire room. Nexy Hostel is a very popular hostel and it's in high demand, so make sure to reserve your bed in advance.

Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel

This hostel has some of the best reviews for location, cleanliness, common areas, staff and great value for money. Located in the heart of the Old Quarter, hence the name, the Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel offers 3-star accommodation and, with that, everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Guests can mingle and relax at a few common areas, including a common terrace and a lounge where believe it or not, you get free beer every day from 6 pm to 6:30 pm. If you need anything, the front desk is open 24 hours and the staff speaks English. Moreover, the hostel offers free wi-fi, visa service, transfer service and tour information.

You can choose from a bunk bed in mixed dorm rooms that sleep between 4 and 12 people, all fitted with a privacy curtain. Female solo travelers can opt for a 4-bed female dorm with an ensuite bathroom, and some rooms even have a balcony. The price change is minimal.

What makes Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel unique

This hostel excels in many things, but one of the best perks is its special offers on sightseeing trips and, of course, the daily free beer.

Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel pricing

Pricing at the Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel starts at as little as $12.60 a night for a bed in a deluxe 14-bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom. Looking for a bit more privacy? Then you can check out their 4-bed mixed dorm rooms for an extra few bucks a night.

Hanoi Central Backpackers Hostel

Like most Hanoi hostels, this one too caters to the needs of the modern traveler, no matter their budget. Located in the heart of Hanoi, just a short walk from Trang Tien Plaza, Hanoi Old City Gate and Hoan Kiem Lake, the Central Backpackers Hostel is without a doubt the best backpacker hostel in Hanoi for solo travelers, couples and families and everyone looking for a bit of fun while in Hanoi.

Known for its great parties, karaoke and lively atmosphere, this party hostel is run by a friendly staff who are there to help you make the most of your stay. The hostel features a common area, where you can get free beer from 7 pm till 8 pm and happy hour deals, and a restaurant serving free breakfast from 7 am till 9:30 am. When the night comes, the staff gathers volunteers for a free pub crawl. In addition, the hostel has a tour desk making it super convenient for you to plan your city tours. They also do free walking tours through the Old Quarter daily starting at 10 am.

You can find both shared dorm rooms and private rooms at one of the best party hostels in Hanoi. All beds have bed lights, privacy curtains and personal lockers. The maximum number of people in a shared room is 8.

What makes Hanoi Central Backpackers Hostel unique

This lively place is the best hostel in Hanoi for many reasons, a few of them being the free activities, free wi-fi, free beer and breakfast. The tour booking services are excellent, helping you book city tours at great prices. The Noi Bai International Airport is 14 miles from the hostel.

Hanoi Central Backpackers Hostel pricing

In the ballpark of $6.50 a night, you can stay as much as you want in this party hostel. But keep in mind that it sells out fast, so don't let anyone beat you to it.

Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel

Set in the historic Hanoi Old Quarter, this cozy hostel welcomes backpackers from all over the world. Besides its central location, the place is known as one of the best hostels in Hanoi for its amazing staff, free breakfast, happy hours and sense of community.

Digital nomads can appreciate the fast and free wi-fi across the entire place, and if you ever need anything, the reception is open 24/7. The hostel can organize airport transfers for excellent prices, as well as bike, bicycle and car rentals. Also, while there, don't miss out on their popular free walking tour.

You can take your pick from several rooms that sleep between 2 and 9 people. There are mixed dorm rooms and twin and double rooms to choose from.

What makes Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel unique

Besides its central location, this is a cheap hostel in Hanoi, offering everything you need for a pleasant stay. Guests also love the free breakfast, helpful staff and social atmosphere.

Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel pricing

Some of the best Hanoi hostels are also the cheapest. The pricing at this cozy and modern hostel starts at about $6.00 a night for a standard 8-bed mixed dorm room. If privacy is your priority, check out their superior double-bed private room for as little as $30.00 a night.

Little Charm Hanoi Hostel

Set in a recently renovated art deco building, the Little Charm Hanoi Hostel is one of the newest hostels in Hanoi, worth every cent. With a prime location in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, Little Charm attracts a younger crowd who wants to socialize and meet other travelers, but everyone is welcome.

Despite the large capacity of 146 beds, Little Charm is a quiet hostel. You can choose from mixed rooms that sleep between 4 and 8 people, so not overly crowded either. Each bed has a privacy curtain, a reading light and power sockets. Little Charm has free wi-fi and air-conditioning across all facilities, an on-site restaurant and an indoor swimming pool to relax at night.

What makes Little Charm Hanoi Hostel unique

Little Charm is one of the best hostels in Hanoi for its location, and given the fact it's recently opened, the beds are comfy and the rooms and bathrooms are immaculate.

Little Charm Hanoi Hostel pricing

Pricing at the Little Charm starts at $10.00 a night for a bed in a 6-bed mixed dorm room. This is a 3-star accommodation and in high demand, so expect to be fully booked.

Luxury Backpackers Hostel

The 3-star property is strategically located in the Old Quarter, making it easy to walk to Hanoi's top attractions, like Hoan Kiem District and Hoan Kiem Lake. Surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops, it means you'll always have somewhere to go if you get bored in the hostel.

The hostel is a great value for money. The on-site restaurant is perfect for hungry guests who don't want to walk too far to eat and the common area has a flat-screen TV and a minibar where you can socialize or chill with popcorn and a movie. There is free wi-fi across the entire property, which makes it super convenient for digital nomads who stay in Hanoi for longer periods. Guests can also access tours and trips to Halong Bay at great prices. Bike, car and bicycle rentals are also available.

As far as the rooms go, they are all air-conditioned and boast large windows. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, and the beds have privacy curtains, shelving, mini fans, and hooks to hang clothes. You can also have your laundry done for a small fee.

What makes Luxury Backpackers unique

Luxury Backpackers is the best hostel in Hanoi for spacious rooms and a prime location. Guests appreciate the tour desk that offers city tours for great prices.

Luxury Backpackers pricing

Luxury Backpackers gives out a vibe of a luxury hostel, minus the price tag. Expect to pay as little as $10.00 a night for a bed in a 10-bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom or $46.00 for an entire double bed private room with a bathroom. Private rooms are super convenient if you're traveling with your significant other or a family.

The best hostels in Hanoi for your budget trip

Given the very cheap accommodation prices, budget travelers will have a fabulous time in Hanoi. Hostel prices in Hanoi are cheap, making it one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the world. When choosing Vietnam backpacker hostels or looking to find a hostel in Hanoi, you should do a little research and take into account the hostel's location, price, amenities, and facilities to see if it's the one that suits your budget and needs the most.

Whether you're a first-time traveler in Hanoi or you've been there before, it's a good idea to check our informative Hanoi Visitor Guide.

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