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Hoi An is one of the most popular places to visit after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. There are so many things to do in Hoi An, discover the unique history, marvel at the charm of the Ancient Town or visit the beautiful Hoi An beaches. Best of all Hoi An is easily accessible from the nearby city of Danang.
If you are wondering where to stay in Hoi An Vietnam, look no further. We have taken the hard work out of planning by putting together a range of resorts, hotels, homestays, airbnb’s and hostels to help choosing accommodation in Hoi An easier.
- 1 Finding the best Hoi An Accommodation
- 2 Hoi An Hostels
- 3 Hoi An Homestays
- 4 Hoi An Hotels
- 5 Hoi An Resorts
- 6 Hoi An Beaches
- 7 Where to stay at An Bang Beach
- 8 Quick facts on getting to Hoi An Vietnam
- 9 Last words on where to stay in Hoi An Vietnam
Finding the best Hoi An Accommodation
If you are looking for the best place to stay in Hoi An you will find something for every travel style and budget. From hostel to luxury resort, Ancient Town to beachside fun, Hoi An has you covered.
Hoi An Hostels
These days hostels aren’t just for the young, they are also for the young at heart looking for a way to stretch their travel dollar further. Hostels are also perfect for socialising and meeting like-minded people.
When looking for a backpackers hostel Hoi An has a lot of choice and you will find them all over the city. We have chosen the Hoi An The Imperfect Hostels Original for its location, comfort and cleanliness.
Hoi An The Imperfect Hostels Original
Far from being imperfect this hostel would have to be one of the best backpackers in Hoi An. Located in the heart of Hoi An old town, the hostel is a 2 minute walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge and walking distance to Hoi An nightlife.
The hostel has a choice of dorm rooms, twin and double rooms all with private bathrooms. With air conditioned rooms, free WiFi, a selection of tours and onsite restaurant, this hostel is the perfect place to stay in Hoi An Vietnam.
Hoi An Homestays
Homestays are a great option when visiting Vietnam, not only are they good value but you get to sample Vietnamese hospitality.
Ngo House Villa
The Ngo House Villa is our favourite homestay in Hoi An, it is in a fabulous location, with clean comfortable rooms, pool and welcoming hosts.
Walking out of the Ngo House Villa you are steps from the Night Markets and Hoi An Ancient Town. This central location is perfect for soaking up the history and magic of Hoi An.
The Ngo House Villa has a choice of king, double, twin, triple rooms and family suites with modern bathrooms. Some rooms offer balcony with pool views and pool access. The homestay serves a delicious breakfast and has free WiFi, tour options and airport shuttle services.
Airbnb in Hoi An
Airbnb comes in all shapes and sizes. From a room with shared facilities in a family home, to hotel rooms, apartments, villas and entire homes, Airbnb has something for every style and budget.
In the past we have stayed in private rooms in a family home and found them to be the perfect place to learn more about a destination from a local perspective.
We recently joined family members to celebrate Christmas in an entire Airbnb villa in Hoi An Vietnam. This was a memorable experience as we got to have a relaxing family get together in a homey atmosphere.
Ca Private Villa Hoi An
The Ca Private Villa Hoi An is divided into two separate villas, the Boutique Villa and the Garden Villa, we stayed in the Boutique Villa.
The villa has its own private pool and is housed on two levels. The lower level has an open air sitting and kitchen area that overlooks the pool, a great place to sit and relax with family and friends of an evening.
Check our video of the Ca Private Villa Vietnam
Off the kitchen is a spacious double bedroom with king size bed and modern bathroom with open air bath. The room was light and airy with floor to ceiling windows which overlook gardens.
Upstairs is a large private balcony with a roomy lounge area with TV. Off the balcony is a large bedroom with king size bed, desk, dressing room and modern bathroom. Floor to ceiling windows allow cooling breezes into the room.
The Ca Private Villa Hoi An is set in a village like atmosphere along the Thu Bon River with Hoi An Ancient Town a 10 minute drive away. Each morning we were served a delicious Vietnamese breakfast. Tours, transport and take away meals could be arranged through our hosts.
Hoi An Hotels
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels in Hoi An Vietnam. When looking for the best hotels in Hoi An we like to stay as close to the Hoi An Ancient Town as possible.
The Lantana Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa (not to be confused with the Lantana Riverside Hoi An Boutique Hotel and Spa) is a short stroll to all the attractions of Hoi An Ancient Town.
Lantana Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa
The Lantana Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa is a fresh modern hotel with splashes of old world charm. Rooms are bright and airy with modern bathroom. Room styles include superior, deluxe and family rooms with a choice of city and river views.
The hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar with a choice of western and Vietnamese cuisines. You will find an attractive outdoor sitting area which is perfect for an afternoon catchup with friends or evening drink. Room service is available for those quiet nights in after a long day of sightseeing.
The hotel features a pool, fitness centre, a well-appointed spa with a selection of spa treatments and possibly the best cooking class Hoi An has to offer. For convenience there is a free shuttle bus to and from nearby An Bang Beach and paid airport shuttle pickup.
Luxury Hotels Hoi An Vietnam
If you are looking for luxury accommodation Hoi An won’t disappoint. There are many to choose from but one of the most luxurious Hoi An Vietnam hotels would have to be the Little Riverside Hoi An – A Luxury Hotel & Spa.
Little Riverside Hoi An – A Luxury Hotel & Spa
With river views and a comfort and style that harks back to Vietnams past, the Little Riverside Hoi An will charm you with its traditional Hoi An elegance. Leafy green grounds and warm wooden features offer a relaxing haven from the hustle and bustle of Hoi An Ancient town.
The hotel has a choice of twin, king and family suites with city, garden or river views. The rooms are decorated with rich teak furnishings and feature luxurious modern bathrooms.
Watch the river drift by as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace or sample Vietnamese and international dishes by renowned Italian Chef Giovanni and Chef Phuc at the Traders Waterfront Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Hoi An. Room service is available for those quiet nights in.
Hotel facilities include a rooftop infinity pool and Sky Bar with views overlooking the river. The hotel has a fitness centre and an onsite spa. The Ozone Spa offer a range of spa treatments including massage, body scrubs, facials and body wraps.
The hotel offers a free shuttle bus to nearby An Bang Beach with private beach umbrellas and chairs. The Hotel also includes foreign currency exchange, Doctor on call and paid airport shuttle services.
The Little Riverside Hoi An – A Luxury Hotel & Spa is located just outside of Hoi An Ancient Town which is around a 10 minute walk away.
Hoi An Resorts
There a are lot of resorts around Hoi An and its beaches but finding a Hoi An resort in the centre of the Ancient Town is a little harder. Thankfully the Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa is a short walk to all the history and attractions of Hoi An Ancient Town.
Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa
The Hoi An Silk Marina Resort and Spa is set within a lush green garden on the banks of the Thu Bon River. This comfortable resort has a fresh modern décor with subtle Vietnamese accents.
There is a choice of twin, double and family rooms, suites and villas. Many rooms have balconies which have garden, city, pool and river views. The ultimate in luxury being the Marina Villa which has its own pool.
Spend your day relaxing by the resorts large infinity pool enjoying a drink from the pool bar, the perfect place to watch boats gently make their way down river.
The onsite restaurant serves a range of Vietnamese and western dishes and offer a room service menu. Other facilities include fitness centre and spa. The Sundari Spa treatments include massage, body wraps and scrubs, manicure and pedicures.
Other Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa services include tour desk; currency exchange and paid airport pick up and drop off.
Hoi An Beaches
Hoi An has the best of both worlds, not only does it have the history and culture of the Ancient Town, but it is also close to some of the most spectacular beaches around. Our favourite Hoi An beach is An Bang Beach.
Where to stay at An Bang Beach
An Bang Beach is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Hoi An. Entering An Bang Beach is like stepping back in time, here you will find a friendly relaxed village vibe which is home to white sandy beaches, restaurants and bars.
An Bang Beach is the perfect place to recharge after a day of sightseeing. In fact, many people visiting Hoi An also like to combine a stay at An Bang Beach before returning home.
An Bang Superior Villa
We have stayed at An Bang Superior Villa twice and would return in a heartbeat. The villa has a bright modern décor which is warm and welcoming. Best of all it is a short walk to beaches and nightlife.
The villa has a selection of room styles which include twin, double and family rooms which have one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Stylish modern bathrooms only add to the ambience of the room.
The hotel has a pretty garden, indoor swimming pool and the warmest hosts and staff you will ever meet.
Best Beach Resort Hoi An
You will find many sleek luxury beach resorts lining the beaches between Hoi An and Danang. One of the most luxurious is the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam.
The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam
If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Hoi An Vietnam. There is no other word to describe this resort other than stunning, from the luscious tropical style villas to the endless white sandy beaches, this is the place to be pampered.
Wispy netting drape the bed which looks out over the sitting room. The rich dark wood of the floor and furnishings add an exotic mood to this open plan room. Large doors open out to private courtyards giving the room a light airy feel.
Villas range from one, two, three, four and five bedroom and family villas with a selection of pool, beachfront and ocean views, the choice is yours.
The Four Seasons Hoi An has a selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. Enjoy a private Chefs barbeque with friends on your private terrace. Let Chef Hien Huynh teach you the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine at the Nam Hai Cooking Academy.
The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam is a 15 minute drive from Hoi An Ancient Town.
Quick facts on getting to Hoi An Vietnam
The distance from Danang to Hoi An Vietnam is 29.5 km.
It takes around 45 minutes to drive from Da Nang to Hoi An Vietnam.
There are no direct flights from Hanoi to Hoi An Vietnam. The closest airport to Hoi An is Danang International Airport which is 29.5km drive from Hoi An. A direct flight from Hanoi to Danang takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The nearest train station to Hoi An is Da Nang Train Station, a 29.5km drive from Hoi An. The Hanoi to Danang train takes around 17 hours.
There are no direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An Vietnam. The closest airport to Hoi An is Danang International Airport which is 29.5km drive from Hoi An. A direct flight from Hanoi to Danang takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The nearest train station to Hoi An is Da Nang Train Station, a 29.5km drive from Hoi An. The Ho Chi Minh City to Danang train takes around 19 hours.
Yes. A visa is required to enter Vietnam for tourism purposes. More information on choosing the right visa can be found here.
Last words on where to stay in Hoi An Vietnam
I hope this article has given you some ideas on where to stay in Hoi An Vietnam. As you can see there are plenty of choices.
We have done a lot of research to find the best accommodation styles in Hoi An. For us finding the right location played a huge part in our choice, quickly followed by comfort, décor, services and reviews. I hope our hard work helps make planning your Hoi An accommodation easier.
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Authors Note: My goal is to give honest advice and feedback. This post is intended as an accommodation guide, obviously I haven’t stayed at all these hotels, but the article does include personal accommodation. I know how much time and effort it takes to sort through all the hotels on hotel booking sites (after all I spent the better part of a week researching hotels for this article). Armed with knowledge of the area I chose accommodation to suit our readers diverse range of travel styles. It’s been a pleasure researching this article for you, we hope you find it helpful in planning your next trip to Hoi An Vietnam. Happy Travels!
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