Hanoi's old quarter is full of great local restaurants, coffee shops, art stores, and clothing and gift shops. If you stay in the old quarter you can easily walk everywhere and spend hours strolling the streets and enjoying the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.
Where to stay
A solid choice at an unbeatable price. From $29 per night.
O'gallery Premier Hotel & Spa
We highly recommend this hotel, the service is flawless, the rooms are new and large and the location is as good as it gets.
Where to eat
A yoga studio with a great vegetarian restaurant. Healthy shakes, breakfasts and lunch. Try the caramelized zucchini and black bean veggie burger.
A cool restaurant/coffee shop with solid WiFi. They have a pretty international menu with something for everyone. Try their IPA and finish with the Babka cake!
Our favorite spot in Hanoi! A true local experience with some truly amazing Vietnamese food. Take a seat on the stools on the street, they say that "the lower the seat the cheaper the food" and it is true, the place is pretty cheap. Try the broken rice with chicken drum sticks, or the Shabu if you really want to eat like a local.
What to do
No better way to experience the hassle and bastle of Hanoi's vibrant night life than walking around the many street vendors that block whole streets at night.