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Old Quarter

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“street food”(1,387 reviews)
“narrow streets”(481 reviews)
“place to stay”(228 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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 June 2008

This place is beautiful, and you will find both tourists and locals doing their shopping here. Street after street of shophouses offering a piece of Vietnam that every tourist can bring home - handicrafts, apparels, and even its very own coffee beans! While you are...More

18  Thank Belly_1701
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Me and my partner stayed in Hanoi for 2 days and it was 2 days too long. Having been to numerous cities and countries in SE Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao, Thailand) and having traveled in Vietnam for over 6 weeks this city would be far...More

12  Thank RowanH336
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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

The old quarter is so full of charm and intrigue, it will keep you busy for hours. Once you get beyond the frenetic roads and learn how to navigate the bike-packed streets, there is so much to see and you really do get immersed in...More

Thank Jackieiscontent
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great district to stay in an explore. Plenty of food choices and lots of shopping. I stumbled upon a free student-led tour of the market streets here on my last day and really enjoyed the insights my guide provided.

Thank TravelingFamilyTrip
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must-do activity especially when staying in the old quarter or somewhere in Hoan Kiem. I'm glad I had this tour with ny family.

Thank sarahgA7554DB
Reviewed yesterday

Looks great at night. Very lively. Music all over. People dancing the Jive next to the lake. Great place to just sit and enjoy the view and take in the people walking and jogging. Lots of shopping too. But bargain hard.

Thank jagadish t
Reviewed 2 days ago

we saw really France culture influence .the roads are so narrow. but attraction for the tourists and so many things are selling in the street and we saw night market and beer pubs a lot.

Thank Cosmopolitan77283
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ventured around there both during the day and night, and was so busy. I enjoyed all the old buildings, the locals etc, however it’s very busy. At nights, if you like crowded streets with street food and restaurant, it’s the place to be. As...More

Thank Diddy25
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose the Old Quarter on a whim, being tired of cities that have become sterile, cookie cutter copies of too many other cities, even too much like home. We were absolutely charmed by all the street life, bars, restaurants, food stalls, the Old Quarter...More

Thank donmountford
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old quarter is essentially a good place to stay for tourist looking to move around Hanoi. Bun Cha Dac Kim is nearby (famous bun cha - beware of fake one nearby)

Thank bdan93
Reviewed 3 days ago

In case you go to Hanoi you should walk or even carry a cycle ride (with rider) around the existing Quarter. This's exactly where everything is purchased and offered on the street. A wide array of sights scents and tastes. Each of this mixed in...More

Thank don p
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the old quarter noisy, busy and interesting. There is order in chaos in its narrow streets. When we arrived at the quarter for the first time, crossing the street was quite intimidating yet exciting and adventurous. It took us just an afternoon to...More

Thank modernwiz
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3 November 2018|
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Response from jackygan78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have been to Hanoi during New Year. It's a wonderful sight with local celebrations. But if need peace and quiet of course Halong Bay.I would suggest spend at least a day to see these wonderful sight. Take note its very... More
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Response from FrancisMM | Reviewed this property |
Mk premier boutique hotel Was really very nice and very central.
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Response from Liz N | Reviewed this property |
Check by smartphone or pc. Should be reasonable atm