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Old Quarter

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“narrow streets”(526 reviews)
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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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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 today via mobile

So I stayed at old quarter for 4 days and the experience was great. The people are friendly and asking around always helps especially the travel agents. Shopping category are by rows which means clothing are all in 1 row, souvenirs are in another, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Narvin27
Reviewed today via mobile

We've spent a few nights here and can heartily recommend it. Even if you re staying in a different area of Hanoi I suggest visiting. The architecture is interesting and there is enough to do to keep you occupied! In the weekends there is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WillemvZ
Reviewed today via mobile

I had a total of 4 days in the old quarter. I was a little intimidated initially. Being a solo female traveller, you never really know how people will react to you. I have the people welcoming. The city exciting. The food and markets vibrant....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 968alisona
Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic part of Hanoi. Hundreds of shops, street food stalls, an indoor market, and of course, incessant motor bikes, a real sensory hammering, but great.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter L
Reviewed today

There were many small streets and there was a large variety of little shops that sold anything from toys, household goods, clothes and more. Easy to get lost since everywhere looks almost the same, recommend you bring your Google Map to navigate.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GourmandV
Reviewed yesterday

Its a cool neighbourhood to be in hanoi, Centraly located filled with Hotels, Pubs , bars , restaurants and amazing hostels. Vibrant area filled with locals and tourist.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pratikshahi
Reviewed yesterday

Very busy and old places. I enjoy the historic and ancient house in Old Quarters. But the traffic is crazy and smell from the gabbage sometimes on the street. Lovely and fresh air in the morning

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VivienneV42
Reviewed yesterday

Narrow streets, crazy traffic and footpath commerce but very interesting, I eventually discovered that cyclo was the best way to look around. Originally each street specialised in one craft and you can still see some of this eg street of shoes. There are still many...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leonie19
Reviewed yesterday

Cool area of Hanoi. Very loud so you might not want a room with a balcony. You need to learn how to do the Hanoi Walk to cross the street - google it. Fun just to walk around and look and taste.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CalGal63
Reviewed yesterday

What a colourful experience, especially beautiful at night, gorgeous architecture, but beware with the currency (so many zeros!!). The fruit-seller had her own technique to shortchange you, and unfortunately two taxi drivers overcharged us, too. But we loved this UNESCO heritage site.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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