I happened to find my way to Hanoi Family Homestay completely by chance. Lucky me! Ive been living and traveling South East Asia for the better part of a year an I haven't been anywhere that can match the hospitality comfort that I felt while staying here. I was stayed for a week and felt like a part of the family by the time I left. The owner, Huong (Perfume), is as hospitable as they come. She is always willing to give you a coffee or breakfast, book a trip for you (I booked a trip to Sapa with her and it was amazing), or help you negotiate with people in the neighborhood so you get a better deal than the usual tourist prices.
The rooms are can fit one or two people comfortably, with private toilets / showers. It can be a bit noisy in the morning because the streets in Hanoi are small and people are liberal with their horns on their motorbikes. Maybe there are more modern hotels in the area but they will not be the same good bargain.
I cant recommend Hanoi Family Homestay enough and wont stay anywhere else whenever I go to Hanoi. Just stop in and see for yourself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small and very friendly guesthouse located in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter, a 10-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. We have four rooms - one twin room and three double rooms. All rooms are nicely furnished with cable TV, a/c and private bathrooms and include free WiFi, free breakfast. and lots of free information. Our motto is "You are a family friend, not just a tourist" and we really do make every effort to treat you as a member of our family. In this way, we are more of a homestay than an impersonal hotel or guesthouse - we will give you a unique experience - a glimpse into real Vietnamese life. We can arrange for tours and transportation throughout Vietnam, from budget to luxury travel at competitive prices. We offer free pick-up from the bus and train station. Our positive reviews speak for themselves! We hope to see you soon! ... more less