My 7 favourite hostels in Vietnam
There are thousands of hostels in Vietnam – so how to know which one is the best one? After almost 7 weeks of traveling in Vietnam, I think I can safely say I got to know the country. I know I know – Vietnam is big and I haven’t seen all of it… But I definitely saw the places that were highest on my bucket list and these are the places most backpackers visit as well.
If you travel to Vietnam in the near future and you want to know which hostels are fun to stay in – I’ve got you covered. These are my favourites! The list is sorted from north to south, which is the route me and my friend took when we traveled Vietnam. Wanna know more about these locations? Have a look at my Instagram!
Oh and disclaimer: the prices can, of course, be different, depending on when you book the hostels. This is just to give you an estimation.
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Drift Backpackers Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
Overall rating: 8/10
Drift Backpackers Hostel was the second hostel of all the hostels in Vietnam I stayed in. I immediately loved it. The people at the reception were very friendly and invited my friend and me to participate in family dinner, which we did. After the dinner, we also did a pub crawl together and had an amazing time, going out in Hanoi.
The hostel is clean and well-maintained. We stayed in an 8-bed mixed dorm. The beds had curtains, a power outlet and a little light. There was also aircon in the room. The dorm had an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is included in the price. Both the breakfast room and the reception function as common area, in which you can chill with other guests. Drift Backpackers Hostel organises activities, like tours, and can also help you arrange activities such as the Ha Giang Loop.
Price: €6 per night in a dorm, breakfast included
Banana Tree Hostel in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Overall rating: 9/10
LOVED IT. I cannot recommend this Banana Tree Hostel enough! I’m sure you’ll figure out that this is the place to be when you research hostels in Vietnam (especially Ninh Binh), since everyone seems to go here. But it really is amazing. Let me tell you why.
The dorms are amazing. They have curtains, a power outlet and a little light. You can put your stuff in the lockers and there is a small space for every guests to hang your towel and place your shoes. The aircon is good – so good, in fact, that me and my friend asked for an extra blanket! The staff of the hostel is super friendly and will help you with anything. Me and my friend arrived around 4 am with a sleeper bus and they offered us a bed to sleep in (for free!) for the rest of the night. They also offered us a private room to use as a workplace for a couple of hours, also free of charge.
The food from the restaurant is amazing. We especially loved the Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk, so be sure to try that one. The pool is great, just the right temperature. We spend a couple of days just sitting by the pool and relaxing, since it was too hot to do anything else. You can rent scooters, book busses and participate in activities at the reception. All in all, Banana Tree Hostel one of the best hostels in Vietnam.
Price: €7 per night for a dorm or €30 per night for a private room
NANO Eco Hostel in Hue, Vietnam
Overall rating: 9.5/10
This might be one of my favourite hostels in Vietnam out of all the hostels I stayed in. It was just so chill! The vibe is super calm, you will definitely relax when you stay at NANO Eco Hostel. There is a pool with a little terrace where you can chill out in the sun. Inside, there is also a seating area with a restaurant. You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner here – which is great, because this hostel is not located in the city centre. But that was no problem at all, since you can easily book a Grab to the centre.
The dorms are clean and spacious, with big lockers for each guest. Our dorm had two en-suite bathrooms: one with a shower and a toilet; the other one with just a toilet. The aircon also worked great. The staff of the hostel is super helpful and friendly. Oh, and if you want to visit the Abandoned Waterpark of Hue: it’s just a two minute walk from this hostel!
Price: €10 per night for a dorm or €35 per night for a private room
FUSE Beachside Hostel in Hoi An, Vietnam
Overall rating: 9/10
This hostel will always have a special place in my heart. It was such an amazing place to stay in Hoi An, because it was suer hot when I was there and this hostel had everything I needed to cool me down. The pool was a true lifesaver in the heat, and so was the airconditioning in the dorm room. There was free water for you to take in the reception area as well.
The dorms were clean and cool, with an ensuite bathroom and lockers in the room. There were also more bathrooms on every floor of the hostel. The beds were comfortabel, but did not have a curtain or a light – something that might be installed later, because this hostel was quite new when I was there! The beach is only a few meters away and so is the beach club that belongs to the hostel. Do you want to explore the city of Hoi An? Several shuttle busses run between this hostel and the FUSE hostel in the old town every day. I hope they open many more hostels in Vietnam.
Price: €9 per night for a dorm or €51 per night for a private room
FUSE Old Town Hostel in Hoi An, Vietnam
Overall rating: 8/10
Now, I didn’t stay in this hostel, since I chose the FUSE Beachside hostel, but I did visit it a couple of times. And let me tell you – it was amazing as well, which is why I did want to include it in this blogpost. First of all, the FUSE Old Town Hostel in Hoi An has an indoor pool. A perfect way to cool down after wandering around the old town in the burning sun. Next to the pool is a bar area to sit down and have a drink.
This hostel also has Recovery Room in the basement: a place with a sauna and an icebath. How cool is that!? (pun intended). Want to get tailor-made clothes in Hoi An? FUSE Old Town has its own Tailor in the basement as well. And if you want to explore Hoi An and really get to know it – FUSE has got you covered. Book their bicycle tour to learn about the city and make your own Vietnamese lantern. Or book their cooking class, which includes a boat ride in the famous coconut boats!
Price: €8 per night for a dorm or €47 per night for a private room
Tigon Dalat Hostel in Dalat, Vietnam
Overall rating: 7.5/10
This hostel is a favourite for many backpackers – me included. Tigon Dalat Hostel is such a nice place to stay when you visit Dalat. It’s up in the mountains, so the common area has an amazing view. However, this also means that you’re not located in the centre and you’ll have to get a Grab to go anywhere. However, in my opinion, the price per night for the beds makes this more than worth it 😉
I know I say this for every hostel, but the staff was super friendly. And here, it was the friendliest I’ve come across in all of Vietnam. They even wrote me and my friends a little goodbye card when we left – so cute! The food at the hostel is nice and Tigon Dalat Hostel also organises a family dinner every night for $3. After this, everyone usually goes to the Maze Bar (which I can really recommend)! The beds are comfortable and have a curtain, there are lockers and the bathrooms are fine. The only negative thing I can say about this hostel is that there is loud music playing every night (including karaoke), but this does stop after 11pm. Oh, and book the waterfall tour! Superfun, especially when you drive the motorbike yourself. So I say: definitely worth it!
Price: €1 per night for a dorm
Langchia Home in Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Overall rating: 7.5/10
The last stop on our Vietnam trip was on the island of Phu Quoc, a very tropical destination. And I say tropical, because it basically rained the whole day when we arrived. At this moment in time, I cannot speak for the whole duration of our stay, since I am writing this while still in Phu Quoc 🙂 But I can already say that I recommend staying in Langchia Home in Phu Quoc!
I stayed in a mixed dorm with 8 beds, all with curtains, a light and two power outlets. There are lockers and an airconditioning in the dorm. The bathrooms are right across from the dorms and there are four of them, so you will never have to wait in line. In the common area, you can order food and drinks. There is also a pool on the property, which looks very nice. I haven’t been in it yet, since the weather hasn’t been that good. The staff is super friendly and the whole property looks really cute – you’d love it here!
Price: €6,70 per night for a dorm or €26 per night for a private bungalow