Motorbike hire is pretty easy in Hoi An, you just have to walk outside your hotel. However, not all have good reputations. Below is a list of places for motorbike hire and the cost per day. They have all been recommended to Hoi An Now by other tourists or foreign locals. You can sometimes negotiate cheaper prices for weekly or monthly rentals. Booking vehicles through your hotel or Homestay is convenient but it will most likely be more expensive.
Helmets are compulsory in Vietnam (though judging by the ‘helmets’ some people wear you could probably stick a pot on your head and be okay).
But joking aside, even though motorbike rental is easy, the roads really are dangerous and rules here will be very different to the rules you have back home. Read our Road Rules.
We also recommend you check the bike over thoroughly before renting a motorbike. Look particularly at whether brakes, lights and indicators are working and the state of tires. In our experience, rental motorbikes are sometimes plain dangerous to ride. Don’t worry about pointing out issues, they will give you another motorbike (check that one too!) or fix it.
The cost of filling up your tank should be no more than 100,000vnd (for a standard motorbike). Most petrol stations are honest in Hoi An but there is one we recommend avoiding. See our section: Safety and Scams.
Are you insured to drive a motorbike in case of an accident?
If you are thinking of hiring a motorbike we urge you to check if you are insured to drive in Vietnam. Many tourists are not. If you are one of these tourists (and chances are you could be), the easiest way to overcome insurance difficulties is to rent a 50cc motorbike.
Price: 100,000vnd per day; 1 – 1.3 million per month
Add: 298 Cua Dai
Tel: +84 (0) 964 335 086
Price: 80,000vnd per day; 1 million per month
Add: 95 Hung Vuong
Tel: +84 (0) 982 692 552
Price: 80.000vnd per day; 1.5 million per month
Add: 195 Ly Thuong Kiet
Tel: +84 (0) 973 654 515
Price: 100,000vnd per day; 1.8 million per month
Add: Cam Nam Bridge (opposite Pho Hoi Resort)
Tel: +84 (0) 768 422 649
Price: 80,000vnd per day; 1.2 million per month
Add: Alley 152 Tran Nhat Duat
Tel: +84 (0) 784 840 489
Price: 80,000vnd per day; 1.5 million per month
Add: 563 Hai Ba Trung
Tel: +84 (0) 905 424 645