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The 6 Best Hostels in Hanoi (Updated 2024)

A sunny day in Hanoi, Vietnam near the lake with a historic pagoda in the background


Hanoi is Vietnam’s vibrant capital city. It’s also one of its main travel hubs (most visitors either start or end their trip here).

While I didn’t love my first trip to Vietnam, the country is one of the most affordable in the region, brimming with amazing eats and stunning natural beauty. It’s also easy to navigate and has a well-worn travel trail running north to south.

But because Hanoi is part of the main route around Southeast Asia, it’s awash in hostels. I mean, there are tons of them here. And not all of them are created equal.

To help you pick a hostel from all the overwhelming options, here is my list of the best hostels in Hanoi!

If you don’t want to read the longer list, the following are the best in each category:

Best Hostel for Budget Travelers:

Best Hostel for Solo Female Travelers:

Best Hostel for Digital Nomads:

Best Hostel for Partying:

Want the specifics? Here’s my breakdown of the best hostels in Hanoi and why I love them:

Price Legend:

  • $ = Under 200,000 VND per night
  • $$ = 200,000-300,000 VND per night
  • $$$ = Over 300,000 VND per night


1. The One Hostel

A large dorm room with bunk beds at the One Hostel in Hanoi, VietnamA large dorm room with bunk beds at the One Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
This is a lively, energetic hostel. There are events every single night, including live music and DJ nights, so there’s always something fun happening where you can easily meet other travelers. There’s a pool and bar on the roof, as well as a restaurant. I like that they give you a bracelet at check-in, so you can charge food and drinks to your room (instead of carrying cash). I also appreciate that things shut down at midnight, so you can still balance partying and sleeping. To help with the hangover, there’s a tasty free breakfast each morning too (with veg options).

The dorm rooms are spacious, and all bunks have individual fans (a big plus, as Hanoi gets hot), as well as curtains, USB chargers, and comfy mattresses. I especially like that the top bunks have angled ladders that are almost like stairs, so the bunk is easy to access. There are female-only dorms too. And while the water pressure in the showers isn’t great, everything is clean, and the volunteer staff here really make you feel welcome.

The One Hostel at a glance:

  • $$
  • Pool, bar, and restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Live music every night

Beds from 251,000 VND.

Book here!


2. Old Quarter View

A clean abd bright dorm room with bunk beds at the Old Quarter View Hostel in Hanoi, VietnamA clean abd bright dorm room with bunk beds at the Old Quarter View Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
Located in the heart of the Old Quarter, one of the best parts of town, this hostel has a colorful, chic design. While it does look more like a hotel than a hostel, it’s…

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