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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam - Updated 2019

Chia Han Keong
Updated Apr 16, 2019

The vibrant heart of a beguiling city, Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a dense and condensed encapsulation of everything about Vietnam. History fills its narrow streets, and the more you explore the area, the more you will be captivated by the soulful charms that emanate from its friendly yet no-nonsense people. With plenty of shops and eateries, the Old Quarter is an ideal base for travelers to explore Vietnam’s capital as well as nearby attractions such as Halong Bay and Tam Coc. Here are the top 12 Airbnb vacation rentals available in this area.

1. Budget hotel room with breakfast at rooftop (from USD 18)

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is dotted with plenty of budget or boutique hotels, and this one has clean bedrooms and free breakfast at its rooftop restaurant. The rooms are fully furnished and with wireless internet and cable television. The hotel offers transfer service to and from the airport for a small fee. It is a mere 300-meter walk to the historic Dong Xuan Market, which is filled with shops selling all sorts of trinkets and tidbits. Hoan Kiem Lake, possibly the most iconic landmark of central Hanoi, is just a kilometer’s trek away.

Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
45 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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2. An eco-friendly house (from USD 40)

Enjoy a green stay at this eco-friendly house that guarantees warmth and comfort throughout your stay. You will love the green patio and the terrace that serve as perfect spots for your relaxation. Take a deep breath to chill and appreciate life. You can also find many plants in the pots throughout the house. The house itself comes with two beds and one bathroom for four people. As a guest, you are free to use the fast wireless internet, kitchen and toiletries, among others. You will also be served complimentary candies and drinks.

ChuoiHome/Green Apt/Terrace/1 min to HoanKiem Lake
Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
35 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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3. Apartment with unique railway view (from USD 30)

Fancy doing some trainspotting? This newly decorated apartment has an old railway line literally right across its big windows, ideal for those who like to sip some tea and watch the trains chug by. On the third floor of a building, reached only via stairs, this well-furnished apartment can host up to three guests with a double-size bed and a sofa bed. The helpful host can also provide tips on where to find delicious local food and cheap bicycle rental, as well as arrange pick-up services to and from the airport.

UNIQUE Railway View Aprtment-OldQuarter-NETFLIX TV
Hàng Mã, Hà Nội, Vietnam
104 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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4. Pristine studio unit near Old Quarter (from USD 29)

This pristine studio apartment is just outside the boundaries of the Old Quarter but is nevertheless a superb option, attested by great reviews on its clean rooms and fast wireless internet. Close to the scenic West Lake in northern Hanoi, the studio unit has a double bed and private bathroom, an ideal accommodation for two guests. There is a convenience mart opposite the apartment, and you need only to walk downstairs to find food stalls and even a pharmacy.

Dream House near Old Quarter - Unit 2
Nguyễn Trung Trực, Hà Nội, Vietnam
25 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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5. Cheap boutique hotel with friendly, helpful staff (from USD 35)

This boutique hotel has five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms available for rental on its premises in the northern part of the Old Quarter. All rooms have queen-size beds and are decked out in stylish modern Vietnamese furniture and decor. There are two dining options available in the hotel, whose staff has earned positive reviews for their hospitality and local knowledge. All these services are for a very reasonable rental price, making it a great value-for-money option around the Old Quarter.

Dragon Pearl Hotel in the Old quarter
Qu, H, Vietnam
10 reviews
Room in hotel 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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6. A large and modern apartment (from USD 45)

Traveling to Vietnam would be more fun with your loved ones. And, if you decide to do so, you should book this large and modern apartment where up to nine people can comfortably rest and spend quality time together. Situated close to Hanoi Old Quarter, this apartment offers three bedrooms and one bathroom along with a living room with seating space and an equipped kitchen. High-speed wireless internet can also be accessed for free. One thing to note is you are not allowed to make loud noises at night because your neighbors are elderly people.

Huge Entire Apartment @Ta Hien (Lagom homestay)
Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
59 reviews
Entire apartment 4 beds 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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7. Guesthouse with nostalgic retro decor (from USD 70)

Here’s another guesthouse with a fantastic nostalgic decor – a retro style reminiscent of Vietnam in the 1980s. Amid those unassuming wooden furniture (and an indoor garden with swing) are three bedrooms that can house up to eight guests. This atmospheric house is in a quiet street in the northwestern part of the Old Quarter, so you can enjoy tranquility at night together while based in a convenient location. The host has some guidebooks on sightseeing tours and even has bicycles on the premises for you to use in exploring the area.

Jardin D'ete - 3BR House next to Old quarter.
Hàng Mã, Hà Nội, Vietnam
34 reviews
Entire house 3 beds 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

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8. Family-friendly, no-frills apartment (from USD 40)

Sometimes all you need is a clean, no-frills apartment for your entire family to stay in. This two-bedroom apartment fits the bill to a tee, with its simple but elegant decor, lots of natural light, and well-stocked kitchen and bathroom. The rental has a private balcony for you to enjoy the views of the city and free basement parking. Plenty of street cafes are located near the apartment while the Ta Bien bar scene is a few minutes’ walk away.

Best location, family-friendly 2bed. apt.
Hàng Mã, Hà Nội, Vietnam
10 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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9. Rooftop bedroom for great views (from USD 24)

The guesthouse at No. 8 on this list can also rent out just its rooftop bedroom, which is named Rosie. You’ll get great views from the top of this five-story house as well as access to all the available amenities such as free breakfast, guide maps, and wireless internet. The house is in a quiet part of the Old Quarter. The host has installed surveillance cameras on the premises to allay security concerns. Also, the police station is nearby, so one can safely return to the guesthouse even late at night,

Jardin D'ete - Rosie - Rooftop next to Old quater
Hàng Mã, Hà Nội, Vietnam
10 reviews
Private room in house 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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10. Beautiful Nordic-style guesthouse (from USD 23)

Greenery lovers will absolutely adore this Scandinavian-style three-bedroom house that can house up to seven guests. Green plants adorn every part of the house – even the pillowcases have leafy patterns! The huge windows in each room allow natural light to brighten the five-floor building, which is near the Old Citadel in the northern part of the Old Quarter. The kitchen and fridge are well-stocked, while the washing machine is on the top floor, so you can hang dry your laundry while enjoying the rooftop view of the surroundings. The host lives on the opposite side of the street, and you can text her to arrange for tours or airport pick-up service.

Tropical Nordic house 2BR in Hanoi's Old quarter
15 reviews
Private room 2 beds 5 guests

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11. Guesthouse with great services, good for families (from USD 46)

It may be difficult to find spacious accommodation in the Old Quarter for families with kids. Thankfully, this 20-room guesthouse offers the option of booking two connecting bedrooms with three beds for groups of up to five guests. Overlooking the Long Bien Bridge in the northern part of the Old Quarter, the guesthouse also offers fantastic services, including free buffet breakfast, computers with free wireless internet, and even a free city map for your exploration needs. The hosts have 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and can help arrange private or group tours to attractions like Halong Bay, Sapa or Tam Coc.

Connecting room in Hanoi Centre
22 reviews
Entire bed & breakfast 3 beds 4 guests

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12. Alluring Vietnamese country-style decor (from USD 24)

Most Airbnb rental units are decked in conventional decor. Not this one. This is a wondrously quirky room adorned with eye-catching Vietnamese country-style furniture. Check out the wooden stools, gas lamps, and wicker chairs. You will want to stay and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this room. But we would urge you to go out and explore, with the apartment just minutes away from Hanoi’s night market, walking street, and beer street. At the very least, step out of the room and make friends with the guesthouse staff, who may invite you to join them for a cooked dinner or even a BBQ on the rooftop.

VeQue , Vietnam country style
8 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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Classy accommodation amid bustling heart of Hanoi

While the Old Quarter can come across as noisy and even grimy, the rental units on this list offer clean and comfortable havens while not sacrificing the convenience of exploring a key part of Hanoi. Best of all, they don’t cost an arm or a leg, making them excellent alternatives to the budget hotels that are all over the Old Quarter.

This article was originally published on Feb 15, 2018

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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