£515 per person
The average price of hotels and apartments in Hanoi varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.
Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - September is the cheapest month to go to Hanoi.
Although I enjoyed Saigon/HCMC and I think it's worth a visit, if you're short on time in Vietnam I recommend visiting Hanoi. It gives you a taste of many of the best facets of Vietnam culture (including the food!) Explore for a few days at a minimum.
When I went to Hanoi, I had no idea what to expect. I had a fabulous time, I am vegan and I had no trouble finding cheap and delicious food no matter what corner I turned. The museums are all affordable and extremely fascinating, and the street shops are super fun to check out! This place has a vibe of its own and I’m definitely going to go again one day!
People aren't kidding when they say Vietnam is friendly. I know Thailand is officially the land of smiles, but everyone I encountered there was friendly. The pho and Bánh mì are to die for, the fruit is delicious, and the coffee-I took bags and bags home. The tour of Halong Bay was amazing, and I loved the Note coffee shop.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and compared to Saigon, has more a local feeling. Most of the city is gleamy and choked with traffic, but there are some nice areas