Best hotels in Hanoi for female solo travellers. This image shows a view bottom up of a busy street in Hanoi. There are yellow buildings with colourful balloons.

Best 5 Hotels in Hanoi for Female Solo Travellers

Hey there! If you are based in Bali and would like to visit a nearby place, you should definitely check out Hanoi in Vietnam! This place has a lot to offer. From history to amazing food, Hanoi is also very safe for us female solo travellers. I actually went there for a Visa Run from Bali and I absolutely loved it! In this blog post, I’m going to reveal the best hotels in Hanoi for female solo travellers so that all you have to do is only pick and book! You’re welcome!

Best Neighbourhood To Stay In Hanoi

Best 5 Hotels in Hanoi for Female Solo Travellers. This picture shows Silvia standing by an old temple in Hanoi at night.

If it’s your first time in Hanoi I would recommend staying by the Old Quarter neighbourhood and this is why:

  • You will be able to observe the busy life of the locals
  • It’s easy to walk around and visit key locations without transport
  • If you like evening walks and night markets, the Old Quarter has a lot to offer
  • It’s very safe for female solo travellers
  • There are really cool cafes you can visit with your laptop or just enjoy the famous Hanoian Egg Coffee!

Best Accommodations in Hanoi for Solo Travellers

Now that you know what area of Hanoi to focus on, let’s book your accommodation! Hanoi has really affordable options right in the centre of the city at affordable prices. I’m talking about a bed in a dorm for $5 per night or rooms on your own for less than $15 per night. These places are not only cheap but they are very well maintained and looked after!

I picked these 5 because they offer everything we look for when travelling alone – a safe, affordable, comfortable, friendly and possibly cute place to stay. Am I right? Let’s go!

#1 Bông Hà Nội Hostel

I’m going to start with Bông Hà Nội Hostel which is fantastic for female solo travellers like us. We enjoy going to hostels because we want to feel part of a community and meet other solo travellers, but this place has something more! The hostel is part of Bong Vietnam Tours (check out their website here), which means they are more than qualified to take you to places! The design is modern and minimalist, I’m sure you will love the vibe! Let’s go to the details:

Views: This hostel offers a slice of local life with street views that are as real as it gets.

Cost: With dorm beds starting from just $5 per night, it’s a steal!

Location: Nestled in the Old Quarter, you’re right in the heart of the action.

#2 Musketeers Guest House

The Musketeers Guest House is another great choice if you like meeting people and having options to join events. They also have a lovely cafe where they organise local meetups! Here you have the option to book a bed in a dorm or get your own room:

Views: Expect quaint cityscapes and rooftops from this charming guest house.

Cost: Private rooms start at around $20 per night or dorms around $14 per night.

Location: It’s conveniently located near Hoan Kiem Lake, perfect for those morning strolls.

#3 Khai Homestay

Best 5 Hotels in Hanoi for Female Solo Travellers. The image shows the view of Hanoi from the balcony in the Old Quarter. It shows some old buildings and trees.

Khai Homestay is one of the most loved places to stay in Hanoi for solo travellers! The hosts are lovely and really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and on top of your travelling schedule. Also, it’s so central you can walk pretty much everywhere!

Views: Enjoy a beautiful garden view for a chilled stay.

Cost: Prices start from $15 for a private room.

Location: Situated in the bustling Hai Ba Trung district, you’ll never run out of things to do!

#4 Golden Legend Boutique Hotel

Best Places to Stay in Hanoi for Every Budget. Golden Legend Hotel in Hanoi. View from the balcony of one of the hotel rooms. The balcony is facing the old city, There are 2 chairs on the balcony and a green plant.

This Golden Legend Boutique Hotel is amazing! As soon as you walk in you will find a very friendly and helpful staff. When I visited, although I had my own room, I had a very tight schedule and the staff helped me organise everything. They were also always up for a chit chat asking how my day went which was lovely. The rooms are lovely too with very cute balconies facing the city. My room came with a kettle and tea as well which was a nice surprise!

Views: Offers stunning city views from its upper floors.

Cost: Rooms start at about $25 per night.

Location: A stone’s throw away from the Night Market, perfect for the shopaholics.

#5 Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa

Girl, if you like being fit whilst travelling this place is your safest bet. It comes with an amazing gym, swimming pool and incredible views over Hanoi as well. Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa might be more pricey compared to the budget options above, but a place like this in Europe or US would have been at least double the price! There is always a time during your travels when you can treat yourself to a nice place. If you are in that phase I would suggest this lovely hotel in Hanoi because you won’t regret it!

Views: Enjoy panoramic city views from the rooftop pool.

Cost: Rates start from $70 per night.

Location: Strategically located in the Old Quarter, close to major attractions.

What to Expect From Breakfasts at Your Hotel in Hanoi

I don’t know about you but breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I want to know all about it when booking my accommodation. In Hanoi, you can expect at least 3 options of traditional dishes, of which one will surely be chicken soup with ginger (yum!). There are then a few options of continental food such as eggs with toasted bread and sometimes some pastries too. I would suggest heading to breakfast early if it’s a buffet so that you won’t miss the best bits!

How to Get From the Airport to Your Hotel in Hanoi

If you are using to book your accommodation, I would suggest booking the taxi through the same platform as well. This is because sometimes they would have a deal of a free taxi ride when reserving your place or they would offer a considerable discount.

Alternatively, you can always book Grab, which is the local app for booking a car/scooter taxi or ordering food!

Useful links 🔗

Old quarter in Hanoi. In this picture there is a local selling fruits on the street right by some scooters. There are many tourist shops and green plants.

Check out things to do in Hanoi here

Best lunch spots in Hanoi for female solo travellers here 🍜

Read about other visa-run ideas from Bali here ✈️

Find out how to get your visa sorted for Bali here 📂


There you go! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and managed to book your stay right away. When I visited I was really touched by how everyone was friendly and nice to me. Hanoi is definitely one of the best cities in the world for female solo travellers and I can’t wait to go back again!

Ciao for now,

Silvia x

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