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Old Quarter

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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“street food”(1,503 reviews)
“narrow streets”(504 reviews)
“place to stay”(247 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 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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

A step back in time. From the moment you leave the hotel you’ll be amazed by the Vietnamese culture, food, traffic, shops and there is never a dull moment. The traffic is by far the most entertaining and crossing the road also interesting. Just love...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

In this place, we can enjoy many things : music, entertaintment, food, ice cream (although the weather is cold, but many people still buy ice cream), shopping and eating as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Selamat S
Reviewed yesterday

We first took a electric car (tram) tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi . It was quite an experience and culture shock. The streets are teeming with people and scooters , with no organization ...no street lights . Women on bicycles sellong everything from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamesv678
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the must-visit places in Hanoi or even better stay in a hotel in the old quarter. Shops, restaurants and bars everywhere with motorbikes parked on either side of the street. Street vendors are trying to sell something. Busy, busy, busy and fantastic atmosphere!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Irmi C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Driving through old quarter in a taxi is like an “Indiana Jones” type adventure that you can rarely experience in ordinary life. LA’s traffic is nothing comparable to this.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 104hisashit
Reviewed 2 days ago

One can't go to Hanoi and not stay in the Old Quarter. It's quite scary when you get out of the taxi. Narrow streets, motorbikes, street vendors and lots of people milling around. After booking into your hotel, one kinda gets the vibe and go...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank madeleinbooth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hectic Bustling Noisy narrow streets with coffee shops, homemade noodle soup (bun ca) and bier shops on every corner. Very noisy, dark, busy streets. Narrow alleys leading to dead ends. Worth to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AsliHanGedik
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Old Quarter is the place that everybody visits during their staying in Hanoi. I’ve been there night and day and I recommend the night visit. It gives you the atmosphere of the old Hanoi and it’s full of tourists. Try it

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank manolisk325
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place offer lots of shopping....From backpacks, shoes and etc....And also many hotels all along this area..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WilliamW2183
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of places to drink...beer or coffee. Lot of food. A good place to have a coffee and get your shoes shined. Very loud. Don’t get run over. Never look a hawker in the eye or be prepared for business. Never buy from the donut...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 2, 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
September 25, 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
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Liz N | Reviewed this property |
Check by smartphone or pc. Should be reasonable atm