“How much will I spend in Hanoi?” - Trying to figure out how much it costs to travel Hanoi, Vietnam and how many Dong you need to bring? We would love to share with you some experience that may help you out with better Vietnam trip planning
Hanoi, Vietnam is probably the tightest travel budgeting you could do, to give you an idea of how you can travel. We would love to give you the detailed information that AZ Local Trip do research.
"How much will I spend in Hanoi?" - not a hard question with this guideline
If you are one of those who has chosen Hanoi for your next trip and are planning an itinerary, we think you should notice some details before coming here:
In Vietnam, We use the Dong (VND). As of now (January 2019), 1 US$ = 23.300 VND.
The following table is a breakdown of the average costs per person for daily expenses and for big activities.
One night in a budget hotel (double room) - 7.5 - 12 US$
Traveling by small boat at Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay Boat Trip (2-day cruise) - 95 - 130 US$
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Budget accommodation is generally of an okay standard. Sometimes you will have ants in the room and sometimes just bare floorboards, so choose the hotel where you stay carefully. Many places also throw in breakfast of banana pancakes as well.
Beside many luxury 5stars hotels, you can also find some 3stars hostel with a suitable price but still high-quality
Most travelers will travel by local buses, this is the most popular transport for travelers in Vietnam and the cheapest ones, Thinking about traveling by train to have more pleasant and comfortable experiences. The price is only very slightly higher, so it’s worth looking into.
You can also save money by booking buses and trains in advance
If you are a budget traveler:
Cyclo - a transport vehicle you can try to go around the streets in Hanoi
Train is convenient and cheap transportation with amazing facilities you can choose
Vietnam is a top travel destination for food lovers, even if you’re on a budget or others. If you want to eat cheap and keep the cost to travel Vietnam down, stick to local Asian eateries and street food.
Food gets expensive if you plan on trying to eat in more tourist-orientated restaurants or any Western food establishment.
Delicious Pho Bo (Beef noodle) - a famous traditional dish that you can not miss when coming to Hanoi
List of Street food should be tried
>>> More the list of Best Street Food in Hanoi
You’ll read that there are a lot of “must-do” activities in Hanoi, Vietnam.
At the top of that list are day trips from Hanoi to Halong Bay, Sapa and Ninh Binh (Bai Dinh, Trang An)
A Sapa trekking tour with locals
There are loads of tour operators out to rip tourists off so it’s really important to compare prices.
Despite not being one of the “must-do” activities in Hanoi Vietnam, I would love to recommend Halong Bay 2 days 1 night.
Of course, if you really want to keep the cost to travel Vietnam down super low, then there are lots of good free activities, including visiting temples and pagodas and walking around enjoying the bustle of the cities.
The entrance fee for each destination is about 30.000 VND (1.2 US$):
Thang Long Citadel: 30.000 VND/adult
Ngoc Son Temple
>>> Explore some Hanoi FREE Walking Tour including these destinations
Things you should take note is ATM withdrawal charges, gifts for our friends, families – just in time for Christmas!
Banana pyjama - cute gift for your children you can buy in Hanoi
These expenses would give a skewed perspective of the cost of traveling in Hanoi, Vietnam because they aren’t essential. You can find another one cheaper and better
If you have any question, please feel free to ask AZ Local Trip! We are always here to help.
Based on choices of travellers earlier this year