BEST HOTELS HOI AN: STANDARD ROOM $US30-50
Ever found yourself combing through copious booking sites looking for hotels and just wishing someone who knew the area would choose them for you? Well, hey what, you’re in luck because that’s just what we’re here to do.
All the Hoi An Hotels listed are ones we have stayed in or ones that have been recommended by Hoi An expats. That’s why there’s only a few! This section highlights our recommendations in the $US30 – 50 range.
Firstly, whichever location you choose will not be far from anywhere. Whether you choose to be close to the beach, within walking distance to the Old Town or away from it all and ‘Om-ing’ it in the rice paddies, a taxi ride will cost you no more than 80,000 – 100,000vnd to any major location. A note on beaches: An Bang Beach is the main beach. Cua Dai Beach, previously the main one, was severely eroded in 2014. However, hotels have restored sections of Cua Dai Beach for their patrons.
For history and shopping close to the Old Town is best. More of a lounge-around person or one with kids: the beach. For party goers its An Hoi with its buckets of cocktails and late-night bars. But make sure you intermingle it with several $US3 cab fares to An Bang Beach. The music scene there is not to be missed! For those who like the idea of a quiet retreat then in-between the beach and Old Town, near the rice paddies or on the river, is best.
Hotels Near Hoi An Old Town
5 star experience, 3 star price
Phu Tinh is one of those little gems you come across now and again and wonder if it is wise to tell anyone in case prices go up. The owner, Thy (Tee), used to work for a 5 star resort so you’ll notice 5 star touches everywhere. Rooms are spacious with compact daybeds on the balconies, showers have a rain shower and ledges to sit on, the dining area overlooking the pool (with rail for those with disabilities) offers a range of meals. Great value for money.
Situated just outside Hoi An Old Town’s busy tourist strip means guests get to see some of the ‘real’ Vietnam
Close to a myriad of facilities
The villas are set back from the street so may not be immediately visible
Love Vietnamese food but feel like bangers and mash? Try the Kebab Shack
Hoi An Old Town, 8 mins walk; An Bang Beach, 10 mins taxi, 15 – 20 mins bicycle
Hotels between Hoi An Old Town and An Bang Beach
Simple, spacious and spotlessly clean : great value.
Set back from busy Cua Dai Street, the Ivy Villas is reasonably close to everything in Hoi An. The Old Town, rice fields, bicycle tracks, markets and beach are either within walking distance or a short taxi ride away. The Ivy Villas consistently gain rave reviews on tourist sites and have a high customer return rate – it’s easy to see why.
Hoi An Old Town, 7 mins taxi, 10 mins bicycle; An Bang Beach, 15 mins taxi, 25 mins bicycle
A fabulous ‘oasis’ in the middle of Hoi An
Recommended to us by a friend this little hotel on Cua Dai Road will charm you from the moment you enter. Four traditionally built bungalows painted white sit amongst lush tropical plants, shrubs and trees. Orchids of all shapes, colours and sizes attract a host of butterflies whilst multihued lanterns light your path in the evening. You’ll find everything you need here and more.
Spacious rooms with balcony or verandahs
Hoi An Old Town, 10 mins taxi, 15 mins bicycle; An Bang Beach, 15 mins taxi, 20 mins bicycle
A must stay for anyone looking to unwind, get away from it all and rejuvenate
Just off Cua Dai Road, down a winding road that nestles next to an expansive arm of the Thu Bon River, this blissfully serene Villa where bees hover over vines and birds chirp endlessly is sure to be a hit.
From the wonderful family who look after your every need, to the massive rooms with large balconies, swimming pool, spacious dining room, views to die for and free kayaking, you will want for nothing.
The magnificent views over the river from the Villa’s fabulous rooftop balconies
Cocktails by the river under the palm trees at sundown watching ducks paddle downstream to their nests
Grab one of Villas’ complimentary kayaks and kayak down the river
Don’t feel like going out? Go to Hoi An Now’s Delivery Menu. Every cuisine you can imagine is a phone call away.
Hoi An Old Town taxi 10 mins, 20 mins bicycle,; An Bang Beach 15 mins taxi, 25 mins bicycle.
Visually stunning, cheap and spacious in the heart of the rice fields
Cloaked in copious foliage interwoven with palm trees and flowers against a backdrop of rice paddies, water buffaloes and ducks, this little villa had us grappling for our cameras. The swimming pool surrounded by greenery and spacious rooms particularly impressed. Whilst it’s a retreat-like experience, it is also fairly close to all amenities.
The rice field setting is truly magical
Hoi An Old Town taxi 10 mins, bicycle 15 mins; An Bang Beach taxi 15 mins, bicycle 15 – 20 minutes (cut across the rice fields)