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Old Quarter

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“street food”(1,518 reviews)
“narrow streets”(511 reviews)
“place to stay”(251 reviews)
Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service.
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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All reviews street food narrow streets place to stay crossing the road night market lots of shops hustle and bustle every corner walk around street vendors bia hoi crazy traffic hoan kiem lake pho local food egg coffee bustling
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t worry to bring a baby stroller with you even the condition of the motorcycles are packed they will avoid you just make sure to look left and right before crossing the road. Can get an electrical ride at around 300k vtd to cruise around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j3nny86
Reviewed yesterday

You may not buy need designer handbag or sneakers replica. But it's still a nice way to see how life is in Hanoi. In fact, there are some nice small shops tucked in the alleys with great locally-designed fashion and crafts. You just have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaylowe
Reviewed yesterday

100’s of scooters 100’s of shops 1000’s of Street restaurants Cheap local beer, tip draft in half pint glass, Not by bottle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Young_riverside
Reviewed yesterday

Old quater might sounds interesting, but unfortunately not at all. Very busy and very dirty. Very hard to walk, all sideways full of motorbikes. Lot’s of cheap restaurants and dirty stores. Avoid!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was crazy after 8 pm but very pleasant , the markets were buzzing ! The whole place was very busy worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank suem311
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome setup for new year! Streets were all blocked off looked like great family fun. Lake is s a peaceful place to visit sit still or walk around! Awesome

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Japplesauce
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this area. It’s busy, authentic and offers an experience I’ve never had before! There’s plenty of drink and food options. A must do in Hanoi

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shivvyc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old quarters of Hanoi is best discovered on foot. Better though if you stay in one of the holes located inside the old quarters. Going around however is an adventure for its own. Pavement is occupied by parked motor bike and lots of eateries...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank htmcrp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its fun to walk around the old quarter at night. We had great time every night. The street foods are yummy and cheap, massage also cheap. I didnt bring enough warm clothes with me during my visit, but dont worry, the shopping is great and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richlen28
Reviewed 2 days ago

This bustling area of endless narrow streets and alleys is utter chaos and craziness! Motorbikes on the move fill the roads and the pavements are packed with parked up motorbikes, so as a pedestrian you are literally forced to walk up the street - sometimes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
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3 November 2018|
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Response from shockbn | Reviewed this property |
Although it depends on your favorite type of trips, like to recommend strolling the old city busy shops.May be interesting for a person coming from developed countries. And when you will visit Halong bay with a ship... More
25 September 2018|
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Response from Sophia0420 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Simone, Sorry this message is late but I’ve been so busy to check my email. I recommend to stay at Del Vostro Hotel & Spa. Though the breakfast selections is not as good as the other hotels i stayed at Del Vostro is a... More
4 September 2018|
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Response from Liz N | Reviewed this property |
Check by smartphone or pc. Should be reasonable atm