Where Can I Get …. ?

‘Where Can I Get …. ?’ is a work in progress.  It provides information on a range of products and services, and where to buy everyday essentials. 

Is there anything missing? Please send us anything you think could be added either by using our contact button on the website or by emailing us at [email protected].


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Art Supplies

Stationery Store

49B Nguyen Tat Thanh


“For proper artist supplies, I go to HỢP LỰC Store, 20A Nguyễn Chí Thanh Street, Da Nang.

In Hoi An, you can only source basic stationery supplies.”

March Gallery

25 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An

+84 0773 779074

“We now have a range of watercolour painting supplies at March Gallery – Hoi An. Call us, drop in or text us


For Baking Equipment, please go to Household

Bich Lieu Bakery

33 Tran Cao Van

This is where the Vietnamese get their birthday cakes. They can personalise the cakes with text and they’re beautifully decorated. 


Levain Bakery & Coffee

524 Cua Dai, Hoi An.


Dingo Deli

277 Cua Dai

070 600 9300

Delivery also available

Song Khiem 

112 Phan Chau Trinh, 34 Thai Phien, 340 Cua Dai, 95 Pham Hong Thai

9 Grains Bakery and Cafe

441 Hai Ba Trung

096 353 94 33

Beds & Bed Sheets  

Hanvico Hoi An 

522 Hai Ba Trung

Hanvico sell good quality sheets, duvets and bed linen along with mattresses and towels. They sell to a lot of hotels so there’s a lot of “white” but you’ll also find some tasteful floral.

Bicycles (to buy)

Tam Trinh Store

196 Ly Thuong Kiet St
+84 (0) 905 652 060
Hours:    Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8.30 pm.


Minh Chinh Store

135 Ly Thuong Kiet St
+84 (0) 905 037 595
Hours:   Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8pm

Price guide: (depending on size and brand) adult bicycle 2.5 million – 4 million VND 
Electric bike from 11 million VND

Bicycles (to rent)

Mina Restaurant

195 Lý Thường Kiệt


Mr Tuấn

563 Hai Bà Trưng


Bicycle Repairs

Tuan Sua Xe

115 Tran Cao Van Street
+ 84 (0) 905 299 194
Price guide: 15 – 20,000 VND a puncture

“Cheap and good service for all my bike needs


228 Le Thanh Street, near Ba Le Market
+ 84 (0) 987 334 677

Hoi An Now have used him several times, he’s cheap and does a reasonable job

Books in English

Randy’s Book Xchange

To 5 Thon Xuyen Trung


Ebooks and Kindles also available

Phuong Nam Bookshop

6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai (by the Japanese bridge)

+84 235 3916 272

“If you go all the way in the back they have some English books, and some for children: last time I saw some Walt Disney movie books and National Geographic kids books.”

Cameras and Accessories

Whilst the best place to buy cameras and accessories is Da Nang (due to the range) many expats rate Anh Sao Vang in Nguyen Du Hieu Street as a pretty good place for camera needs.  You will also find a couple of camera shops in Hai Ba Trung (between Thai Phien & Trang Hung Dao).

Anh Sao Vang Digital Camera Center

This tiny shop but has a surprising range of accessories including microphones, tripods as well as Go Pros, cameras, memory cards and more. The very affable shop owner will go out of his way to assist you. You can buy new and second hand equipment at Anh Sao Vang and they also do camera repairs.

Hours: 7am – 11pm / 7 days

344 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street

+84 (0) 235 2222 966

Clothes (printed)

Of course there are hundreds of clothes shops and tailors in Hoi An, but if you’re looking to get a t-shirt or other clothes printed with a specific design, please see below.

Song Nguyen

360 Hung Vuong Street, Hoi An

091 8686 903

[email protected]

Contact Lenses / Opticians

Viet A Optic

718 Hai Ba Trung (on corner of Tran Hung Dao and Hai Ba Trung)
+84 (0) 2353 916 059/ +84 (0) 926 625 420
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 9am – 9pm

Price guide in American dollars: $20 – $30

For more information, please visit our Optician’s Guide

Computers and Laptops (Repairs)

Minh Vu

126 Ly Thuong Kiet street.
+84 (0) 235 3929 678/ +84 (0) 905 989 702
Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 8am – 12pm; 2pm – 6pm.
(Does installations, repairs, maintenance for laptops, PCs and printers, networking, camera security and POS systems)

“Very good at fixing computers. I usually text him on the mobile in simple English to check he’s there and then go when I find out he is. I find his prices really good. His English is okay.”


238 Ly Thuong Kiet
+84 (0) 905 515 147
Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 8am – 11.30am; 2pm – 5pm

Does repairs, upgrades and networking and has been recommended by many Hoi An Expats.

Where to buy computers:

225–227 Ly Thuong Kiet
(On the corner with Ha Ba Trung)

Macbook Chargers
You can go and have a look at The Gioi Di Dong (yellow shop). They usually have chargers for MacBook. If you can’t find any there, you can go online to, I’m sure you can find what you want in this online shop, it should take a few days for delivery. 
In Danang, F Studio is a good and reliable shop that selling MacBook Pro Charger.

Curtains and Blinds

Thien Suong Curtains and Blinds

455A Hai Ba Trung
+84 (0) 2353 916 299
Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 8am 11.30; 2pm – 8pm
Price guide: From 600,000 VND per metre, depending on quality of fabric.

Highly recommended by expats – “Their attention to detail was excellent, price reasonable and they didn’t leave any mess behind to clean up; really impressed”

Dairy Alternatives

AP Mart

501 Hai Ba Trung

Stocks rice milk and almond milk (including non-sweetened)

Dingo Deli

277 Cua Dai

Stocks various dairy alternatives


Please see this section for further information

Electrical Items

There are a number of electrical shops around Ly Thuong Kiet and Nguyen Truong To, depending on what kind of thing you’re looking for.

67 Phan Dinh Phung


Both large and small electrical items available: rice cookers, kettles, fans, down to cables, connectors and screwdrivers.

Essential Oils (Incense, Candles, etc)

45/27 Trần Hưng Đạo
090 519 56 62

Hang Nga

81 Nguyen Dinh Cheiu

Reportedly stocks tea-lights/small candles

“Ba Le Market: as you go into the market from Cua Dai, just past the bakery on your left is a fruit seller, I buy essential oils from her.”

A number of the ‘Propaganda Poster’ shops in the Old Town have a selection of essential oils

English Editing/Proofreading Website

Joe’s  English Cafe


Le Phong

Ly Thuong Kiet

There are a few different furniture shops along this road

Son Toan

507 – Hai Ba Trung Street (next to Viet Com Bank, and Café Sinh Thai – Ecology).
+84 (0) 235 3916 152
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8.30pm
Has a range of household furniture from sofas, dining suites to beds and robes; it also stocks a reasonable range of SAFES.  Expect Western prices

Thien Tam

292 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
+84 (0) 235 3921181
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8pm.

Close to this shop are several other shops where you can find furniture; choice is fairly limited to kid’s chairs, desks, office chairs & bookcases

Mr. Minh (for sofas & upholstery)

169 Ly Thuong Kiet (shop) &  49 Phan Dinh Phung (his factory)
Hours: 7.30 am – 8.30pm
Price guide: from 7 million VND depending on fabric and size.
Note:  These guys will design and make up a sofa according to your specifications.  Make sure you agree on the price first

Sofa Da Nang

87 Trung Nu Vuong, Da Nang
+84 (0) 236 370 1119
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 7.30am – 9pm
[email protected]

One of the best places to buy a comfortable Western-style sofa, according to many expats.  They will also make sofas for you.  Apart from sofas they sell electrical appliances, outside furniture – even massage beds.  Prices are reasonable.


Pallets for Furniture

Dien Ngoc (halfway to Da Nang, old road)

“Around 692,463 Ngo Quyen there are about 3 to 4 places, if you go slow you should just see piles of pallets in and around the sheds.. you can see from the road.”

250k for delivery, 1.3m long = 150,000, 1.2m long = 130,000

Graphic Designer 

Please contact Igor Rezende Ferreira via email and he can discuss your project with you

Gyms and Fitness

For a full guide to the gyms and fitness centres of Hoi An,

please click here

Guitar Lesson

Nigel Rowles – professional musician with 18 years experience teaching guitar to children and adults.

For more information, please email: [email protected] 


Ba Le Well Beauty Salon

45/11 Tran Hung Dao

090 522 69 74

Hours 09:00 – 19:00

“Nguyet speaks great English so you can discuss before proceeding. I’ve never had an issue with colour, cut etc.”

Please see our Hair and Beauty Guide for further recommendations

Household Items

Baking Ingredients


AP Mart, 501 Ha Ba Trung

Food colouring, spices, sugar, flour, baking parchment, etc.


Hang Nga, 81 Nguyen Dinh Cheiu 

Good range of baking equipment, e.g. cake decoration tools

Most essential household/kitchen items can be found at Hoi An’s Central Market


Pet-Safe Cockroach Killer

Craig hand-grinds borax crystals, filters and re-grinds them in order to create a powder that can be sprinkled under cabinets and behind refrigerators and appliances to kill roaches where they scurry out of sight.

The borax salt clings to the roaches’ legs, causing the roach to instinctively groom it off and thus ingest some of the material, resulting in their dying within several hours and showing up on their backs in the middle of your floor.


Contact Craig at [email protected] if you’d like to pick up a bottle for 100,000 VND which Craig reckons will last you several years.

Pet-Safe Ant Killer

Craig also sells a sugar-borax-water solution in squeeze bottles for ants.

100,000 VND per bottle.

Borax is a salt with a very strong metallic taste, and so is not appealing to pets or children and not harmful if ingested in small amounts. In fact, most pho noodles in Vietnam have a small amount of borax added to increase firmness. The powder doesn’t lose potency and remains effective as long as it isn’t swept up.

Jewellery – Repairs or Custom Design

Lac Viet

23 Hoàng Diệu, Sơn Phong
+84 235 3914 135

Opposite Central Market before you go over Cam Nam bridge.

“Excellent prices, excellent workmanship.”


To find out about Activities for Kids, please visit this section

Kids’ Clothing


21 Ba Trieu Street

Thien Thao

266 Ly Thuong Kiet



26 Nguyen Van Cu Tan An

0974 289 745

Baby Lin

316 Ly Thuong Kiet

Copenhagen Delights

29 Le Loi Street, Hoi An

+84 (0)235 3916 333


To read more about Copenhagen Delights, please click here

Be Be

276 Ly Thuong Kiet



Be Be II

513 Hai Ba Trung


Kitchen Equipment 

Please see Household


Minh Toan

81 Hung Vuong

Lanterns (with shipping)

Lifestart Foundation

14 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.

+84 (0) 373559447

9am – 7pm

“They can make to order and organize shipping. At the same time you support Fair Trade and a local charity. Win – win.”


Ngoc Nhu

0903 504 563

15k per kg washing; 30k washing + drying
“They pick up your laundry at home in the morning and return it same day as they have a drying machine. My laundry was never so clean smelling fresh and good especially during these heavy rainy days.”

Bich Phuong

246 Cua Dai

0935 050 105

15K – 30K per kg

Nguyen An Laundry


Pick up and delivery, return within 24 hours
20K per kg for washing and drying

Mina Restaurant

195 Lý Thường Kiệt


20K per kg


For further information and our full guide to massages and spas, please click here


Thiên Tân

Add: 292 Ly Thuong Kiet, close to the Catholic church

“For a 180cm large it’s 3,5M for a thin one, 10,5M for a better quality one.”

Havico Da Nang

123 Nguyễn Văn Linh

“Many hotels use their mattresses. And they deliver for free. I bought a good one and it only cost $268, which is amazingly cheap. The same mattress in the USA would’ve been over $1,000.”


Thuan Mechanic

Le Thanh Tong Street, near Ba Le Market (has a red sign with his name on it)
+ 84 (0) 906 475 068
Hours: 8am – 5pm
Price guide: 20,000 VND for a puncture

“Charges westerners local prices; is a diligent worker and detail orientated”

Tuan Sua Xe

115 Tran Cao Van Street
+84 (0) 905 299 194
Price guide: 15 – 20,000 VND for a puncture

“He doesn’t speak English so unless it’s an obvious problem, you’ll need a Vietnamese to help you.  He will come to your house.  He replaced my inner tube for 55,000VND and this normally costs me 70,000 VND”.

Motorbike/Scooter (to buy – new)

Hoi An Yamaha

510 Hai Bai Trung

“Have a drive over to Vinh Dien, only a 20/25 minute drive, there are, I think, 3 dealerships there, certainly Honda and Yamaha and pretty sure there is another one too, all very close together so easy to compare and no need to trawl all over DaNang to get to different dealers.”

Motorbike/Scooter (to rent)

Mina Restaurant

195 Lý Thường Kiệt


Mr Tuấn

563 Hai Bà Trưng



621 Hai Ba Trung

Has a small range of guitars and pianos for sale. Worth a visit to ask whether they can get hold of other instruments. Reasonable English. 

Please be aware that the store has erratic opening times. 

Notary Office

130 Nguyen Truong To


Tawny William

Please email for more information [email protected]


Please see Contact Lenses

Online Shopping


One of the best sites for shopping online is Lazada 


You can get just about anything and everything at Lazada from coffee machines, cameras, garden tools, guitars, skateboards to beer.  Hoi An Now staff have purchased expensive camera equipment, skateboards, even very hard to get cosmetics.  The service to date has been faultless, and due to the Vietnamese reluctance to use credit cards on-line – they have a Cash On Delivery payment method.

Payments can be made via:

  • Cash On Delivery (COD)
  • Credit/ Debit Card
  • ATM Card

(Note:  For purchases over 30 million VND they do not do COD)

May Anh Vietnam

A terrific site for cameras and accessories:


“I dealt with these guys several times and they offer pretty good service and they speak good English.”


A great site for women’s clothing, underwear and accessories.  Recommended by many expats and Vietnamese.

Passport Photos

Truong Son Photo

162 Nguyen Truong To

+84 (0) 235 3910 246

Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8pm

Tam Photo

02 Thai Phien

+84 (0) 905 110 790

Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8.30 pm

Note: You need to stipulate a BLUE background for a driver’s license and a WHITE background for a passport photo

Hoi An Now were given a guide price of 50,000 VND for four passport photos, but some places will try to charge you 100,000 VND or more: Trang Son openly admitted that Vietnamese are charged 50,000 and tourists 100,000, but did give us the reduced rate eventually.


For more information about Pets and Vets in Hoi An, please visit our Pet Guide

Nguyen Thanh Quang Pet Shop

30 Nguyen Cong Tru (Near the Pacific Hospital)



Stocking food, litter, medicines, flea and worming treatments. The pet shop is run by Mr Khanh, the brother of Mr Quang the local vet. The service is warm and personal, and the shop is intent on passing on any bulk discounts they get onto customers, making this a very cheap option (as evidenced by the Vietnamese customers). If there’s something specific you need they can order it in, and if necessary they can do home delivery too. 

Cua Hang Thu Cung Pet Shop

20 Thai Phien



Pet Sitting

Chloe’s Canine Care

Bespoke, reliable and affordable pet and house sitting for Da Nang/Hoi An area. Free consultation to discuss requirements/needs. References and 5* reviews available.


Prices negotiable and affected by needs and location: from 200,000 vnd for drop plus an hour’s walk to 2 million vnd for a week’s pet sitting and care.


Contact: [email protected] or call on 01269931754

Facebook: Chloe’s Canine Care

Watson’s Garden

“A perfect and trusted place to take care of your beloved dogs if you have to leave for a while.”

Cam Ha

Contact: [email protected] or call on 0828271076

Facebook: Watson’s Garden

Phone Repairs

iPhone Repairs:

Phong Cach Alo

191 Ly Thuong Kiet (opposite the Almanity)

“Fixed my iPhone screen very well, cost under 1 million VND.”


294 Ly Thuong Kiet

02353921900 or 0905553777

“I went in with my iphone and its dead battery. They replaced it straight away and said it was free as the last one I had was still under warranty. I had completely forgotten this so I appreciated the honesty.”


Please contact Matthew Johnstone via email and he can discuss your project with you

Plants and Flowers

Dạ Lan Flower and Plant

273 Cua Dai Street

Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8pm

Prices guide: From 80,000 VND for a small hanger flower pot.

Delivery: Yes

“You can buy a reasonably sized palm with ceramic plant pot for 300,000 – 400,000 VND”

Hoa Sung

Near the intersection of Tran Nhan Tong & Cua Dai Road (next door to the fluorescent green children’s play centre)

Hours: 7.30 am – 8pm

Price guide:  80,000 – 100,000 VND for a small hanger flower pot

Delivery:  Yes


Please see Shipping

Printing and Photocopying

ABC Printers  (business cards, signage, brochures…) 

Intersection Ton Duc Thang – Phan Dinh Phung, on the street from Pacific Hospital towards Ly Thai To
+84 (0) 235 3 863 888/ +84 (0) 964 300 888
Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 7am – 11am; 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Mail: [email protected]

Xuan Nien Photocopy

Pham Hong Thai
+84 (0) 235 2241 257
Hours: 8am -11.30am; 1.30pm– 7.30pm

My Nga

189 Ly Thuong Kiet

+84 (0) 235 3916109

“They do the usual other stuff eg print emails & scan in documents then email the attachment to you. The other day they printed 4 emails for me for 2K.”


Please contact Lucy Harris via email and she can discuss your project with you


Sewing Shop

17 Thai Phien

Sewing Shop

3/2 Tran Hung Dao St

Swiming lesson

Swim Vietnam

267 Tran Nhan Tong, Cam Chau, Hoi an

0932440236 – Mr. Chien

Shipping Company

There is a difference in price between the main post office on Tran Hung Dao and the smaller one next to Ba Le Well. The one next to Ba Le Well has better prices and guaranteed delivery.

Sao Viet International Transport

407 Cua Dai Street

[email protected]


Dai Nam Postal Service

231 Nguyen Duy Hieu

Mr Quoc Shipping

128 Tran Hung Dao

0935 321 116

“Highly recommend Mr Quoc’s shipping service, he does a good service.”

Shoes in Big Sizes

Rieker Antistress Shoes

558 Hai Ba Trung


310 Ly Thuong Kiet

AT Shoes

7 Thai Phien

Converse, Vans, Adidas, Nike etc. Range of sizes. Prices around 3 million to 6 million VND.


120 Tran Cao Van

 Sports shoes. Prices around 350,000+ VND – not authentic brands but good for budget options. 

Hong Nhung Shoes

535 Hai Ba Trung

“Hồng Nhung doesn’t stock big sizes, but the guy can make footwear. I got a set of sandals from him for 250K. Very little English, but you can pick a style from the stock, then he measures your feet.”

SIM Card


210 Ly Thuong Kiet

566 Hai Bà Trưng

You will need your passport with you to register your SIM card


For further information and our full guide to massages and spas, please click here

Sports Equipment and Clothing

Phuong Sport

214a Ly Thuong Kiet

They sell tennis rackets and yoga mats.

“They have cheap mats around 100-150k or they have a 400-500k one that looks a lot better.” 

Nice Sport

617 Ha Ba Trung

Range of clothing but only shoes available are flip flops/sliders. Be aware that even the ‘large’ and ‘extra large’ clothes are Vietnamese large so be prepared to try on a few different items! 

U Sport

01 Nguyen Truong To


Equipment, clothing and sports shoes

For trainers and sports shoes, please see Freestyle and AT Shoes above

Stationery and Whiteboards

Hung Bookstore

06 Nguyen Hue Street
+84 (0) 235 3861 008
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 7.30 am -9pm

Hung Bookstore is one of the best places in Hoi An to get your office and stationery needs.  They sell photocopy paper, staplers, folders, children’s toys and whiteboards
Note: You need to ask for whiteboards because they are in the back of the store and not visible as you walk in.
Prices from 70,000 VND to 400,000 VND depending on size.

Nhan Dan Bookstore

34 Phan Chau Trinh
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8.30 am – 8.30pm

Takeaway Menus

For information about takeaways and food delivery services,

please click here

Taxis and Transport

For information about taxis and transport,

please click here


I.Rin Vape Shop

220 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu

“Nice place, helpful staff with good English. Let me pay by card even though they had no machine!”

Bich Thuy

318 Ly Thuong Kiet

Cigars and cigarillos on sale here

Rolling tobacco is less common than pre-made cigarettes, but roughly half of the shops that sell cigarettes also sell tobacco. Some shops that definitely stock tobacco: AP Mart, 501 Ha Ba Trung; Bich Thuy, 318 Ly Thuong Kiet.

Tours and Tour Guides

“A great local tour guide is Hien. Rather than take you to the touristy places, he will take you off the beaten track. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a wealth of experience and his costings are very good value as he is now working independently. On the motorbike tour, he ensured good safety provision and was extremely knowledgable. His English is also excellent. He is contactable at:- [email protected]

For further information about tours on offer, please click here.  Online booking is also available.


Hanvico Hoi An 

522 Hai Ba Trung

Hanvico sell good quality sheets, duvets and bed linen along with mattresses and towels. They sell to a lot of hotels so there’s a lot of “white” but you’ll also find some tasteful floral.


If you would like to organise Vietnamese translation, please contact Hoi An Now on [email protected] and we would be happy to arrange this for you.


Mr Quang

179 Nguyen Tat Thanh


Will do house visits where required.

Mr Quang is reliable and cheap, and comes highly recommended by expats: he is “honest and truly concerned about getting our pet back to 100% – he is professional, helpful and definitely conscientious”.


Please contact Matthew Johnstone via email and he can discuss your project with you


For more information about Visas, please click here


From time to time concerns are raised about the quality of the water we buy.  Is it safe to drink the 10,000 VND 21 litre bottled water or better to buy more expensive water?  Others, including many Vietnamese, will only consider water filters.  It’s an individual choice but below are some numbers and details for each.

Note:  When you first buy a container of water you will be required to make a deposit for the bottle.  This is the same amount of money you pay for the water cost eg: one new container of Vivian (10,000 VND) will cost 20,000 VND.  After this, you pay the normal price and when you stop buying the water you can claim the deposit back

Vivian (21 litres)

+84 (0) 235 3914 540 or +84 (0) 977 949 959

Price: 10,000 VND
Call to order the delivery.  You will need a Vietnamese to help you as they don’t speak English.

Thach Bich (18.9 litres)

+84 (0) 935 261 967

Price: 40,000 VND
Again, they do not speak English so get a Vietnamese to help you with the order.

Water Filters

May Loc QP

545 Hai Ba Trung Street
+84 (0) 235 2121 354/ +84 (0) 935 567039
Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 8am – 8pm
Price guide: From 3.6 million VND to 5.6 million VND, depending on size and quality

May Loc Nuoc Anh Thong

72 Hung Vuong
+84 (0) 235 3917 694/ +84 (0) 922 358 183
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 8am – 8pm
Price guide: From 3.8 million VND to 6 million VND, depending on size and quality


Hung Bookstore

06 Nguyen Hue Street
+84 (0) 235 3861 008
Hours: Monday to Sunday/ 7.30 am – 9pm

Hung Bookstore is one of the best places in Hoi An to get your office and stationery needs.  They sell photocopy paper, staplers, folders, children’s toys and whiteboards. Note: You need to ask for whiteboards because they are in the back of the store and not visible as you walk in.
Prices from 70,000 VND to 400,000 VND depending on size.

Writer/Copyeditor/CV Writing

Please contact Lucy Harris via email and she can discuss your project with you

Yoga Mats

Phuong Sport

214a Ly Thuong Kiet

They sell tennis rackets and yoga mats.

“They have cheap mats around 100-150k or they have a 400-500k one that looks a lot better.” 

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