"One of the best for budget traveler" Little Hanoi Hostel Tip by go_AIR
Little Hanoi Hostel, Hanoi: 605 reviews and 2 photos
We stayed here during our trip in Hanoi. Knew this place by complete coincidence. Stranded in Hanoi at 10 pm, with no map, almost tricked by the taxi driver who brought us to shabby hotel, we decided to stroll along the street to find internet cafe. We walked into this hotel after seeing a lot of tourist foreigners inside, just a hunch that this place might be safe for us as well. When we asked the price to access the internet, the female receptionist offered it for free. She didn't even insist or promote her hotel, not until we asked. She offered 20 dollar per night, and we asked again to see the room. It was in third floor and there's no elevator.. But it was worth at all, the room was great. It was clean, there were tv set, fridge, fresh fruit, bathroom with bathtub, clean white towels, and hot shower. The aircon has a heater function. So we could turn on the warming function during our stay, March, when average temperature was around 16 - 20 Degrees Celcius.
One good thing, we manage to bargain the rate of the room, so instead paying 350,000 Dong (20 Dollars with exchange rate 17,500 Dong/Dollar), we paid only 320,000. The next day when we extended our stay for another night, the price was the same ;)
Definitely recommend this hostel to budget traveller!!
Unique Qualities: - It is located in the old quarter, where you can go easily to several places of interest on foot (hoan kiem lake, local markets, water puppet theatre, presidential palace, ho chi minh mausoleum, opera house, etc).
- Ask the receptionist for an old quarter's map. As main places of interest are located in the old quarter, it's really handy if you want to go to these places on your own. I personally think, it's not worth to take one day ha noi tour, unless it includes places out of town.
- if you want to take ha long bay tour, can ask the receptionist. I booked mine for USD 65/pax for 2d/1n tour. It's cheaper than taking more popular tours (eg, OCD charges USD 85/pax for similar tour).
- you could also exchange your us dollars in the reception. Based on my experience, their rates were okay. Even when they didn't have cash, they help us to find nearest money open changer.
Address: 48 Hang Ga Street, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, VN
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: From Hoan Kiem lake, go to Hang Dao st. Go left passing Hang Bo, Bat Dan streets. Turn right Hang Ga street. It's on the left side.
Phone: 84-4 3828 4461
Price: less than US$20
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