Where to Stay in Hoi An: 5 Top Areas and Hotels for 2024

Two people walk towards an ornate, traditional Asian temple gate surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant potted plants under a bright, partly cloudy sky.

Let’s jump straight into this guide on where to stay in Hoi An in Vietnam and get you ready for the trip of a lifetime!

I’ve compared all the top areas and hotels in this incredible city, and categorized everything according to interest and budget.

Old Town is the best area to stay in Hoi An, Vietnam as that’s where you’ll find most of the main attractions and some fab hotels! However, if the ancient city isn’t what you were looking for, just scroll down and you’ll find all the other neighborhoods. 

I highly recommend booking your hotels in Hoi An in advance, as the good ones always sell out first!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

Check out this short list with the best places to stay in Hoi An, which I made especially for those of you who can’t read the whole post:

luxury hotel
Outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs, large umbrellas, and red lanterns hanging from trees, with plants and clear sky in the background.
mid-range hotel
A bedroom with a large double bed, purple accent pillows, bedside tables with lamps, a ceiling fan, and floor-to-ceiling windows with beige curtains overlooking greenery.
budget hotel
Three-story building with outdoor seating and warm lighting, likely a restaurant or cafe, at dusk. The facade is adorned with colorful lights, and the entrance has glass doors. Twig decorations visible outside.


Best affordable accommodation in the center

Here is a map with the best areas to stay in Hoi An, that I will be talking about in this post:

A colorful map highlighting the best areas to stay in Hoi-An with numbered locations and labels for easy navigation
  1. Hoi An Old Town: for first-timers
  2. An Hoi: the coolest place
  3. Cam Pho: on a budget
  4. Cam Chau: for relaxation
  5. AN BANG BEACH & CUA DAI BEACH: for beach lovers

1. Old Town – where to stay in Hoi An for the first time

Colorful Chinese temple adorned with elaborate rooftop carvings, red lanterns, and a central archway. Flags and potted plants decorate the entrance against a clear blue sky background.

Exploring the Old Town of Hoi An, which is also known as the Ancient City, will feel like you’ve time-traveled back to the 16th century!

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is so well-preserved that it almost looks like an open-air museum! The iconic architecture, the market stalls (map) and all the other elements make Hoi An the top place in town!

NOTE: In order to visit and stay in the Old Town, you will have to get a ticket which is usually valid for 10 days and costs around US$7.

The best way to see the Old Town is to just walk around its colorful streets and stop around all the places you like! 

One of the most iconic attractions that you should see while here is the Chùa Cầu Pagoda, the Japanese Bridge (map) which dates back to the 18th century. You also shouldn’t miss the Buddhist Temple of Pháp Bao (map), the Old House of Tan Ky (map) which also dates back the the 18th century and has lots of antiques, the Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien place of worship (map) and the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum

You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and cafes, where you can indulge in some delicious Vietnamese dishes, like The Hoianian (map).

NOTE: The easiest way to arrive in Hoi An is by flying to the Da Nang Airport which is 30 km (19 miles) away and from there get a taxi or a bus to reach Hoi An. 

The Old Town has mostly small hotels, inns and B&Bs and if you want to stay here then know that it can get pretty loud especially if you are near the market or a big attraction! 

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Old Town Hoi An: a bed adorned with a towel heart, an outdoor pool area with lounge chairs, and the hotel's exterior view with a pool and umbrellas.

A fabulous luxury hotel where you can chill by the fancy swimming pool on hot days and relax at the full-service spa after your long flight! Some of their fabulous amenities include rooms with private balconies and a bathtub. They also offer a free shuttle bus and bikes to explore the town!

Other accommodation options in Hoi An Old Town

A well-lit bedroom with a double bed featuring purple accents, a ceiling fan, and a view of greenery through glass doors.

This hotel has a swimming pool, rooms with a private balcony and free bicycles to rent 

Three-story hotel building with bright exterior lighting in the evening. Several motorcycles are parked in front. The sign reads "Hoa My Hotel.

A comfy and affordable hotel that offers family rooms, an indoor swimming pool and an airport shuttle

A living area with wooden ceiling beams, a sofa, a coffee table, a bench, open windows, and a staircase leading to an upper level. The space is bright with natural light and views of greenery outside.

Centrally located in the Old Town, this Airbnb features spacious rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice garden area, and free parking

Things to do in Old Town

  • Admire the beautiful Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien building
  • Learn about Vietnamese culture at the Hoi An Museum
  • Enjoy some yummy food at The Hoianian
  • See the historic Japanese Covered Bridge (Chùa Cầu)
  • Check out the art at Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum
  • Buy some goodies from the Hoi An Market
  • Visit the Museum of Folk Culture (map)

2. An Hoi – the coolest area to stay in Hoi An

Tourists walk near the Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam, surrounded by traditional yellow buildings and a canal with a reflective surface.

Just across the Thu Bon River from the Old Town, you’ll find An Hoi Island, which is linked to the mainland by the An Hoi Bridge (map).

Perfect for those who want to enjoy Hoi An’s nightlife, this little island is packed with bars and restaurants!

One of the must-do things in An Hoi is to go to Hoi An Night Market (map) where you will find a lot of street food, souvenirs, and clothes. It is also super Instagrammable so you can snap some memorable pictures here!

Spend your days exploring the busy streets of An Hoi and check out all the restaurants around! Some really great ones are the Pause and Enjoy Restaurant (map) and QQ restaurant Hoi An (map).

The main attraction here is the Hội An Lune Center for the Performing Arts (map) where you can catch some amazing dance shows!

Once the sun sets, head to the Night Market, or check out some of the bars around! Why Not Club Bar (map) is a great one to start the night! 

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in An Hoi Hoi An: a suite with modern decor, a living area, a bedroom with a balcony, and an outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs and tropical foliage.

Here’s an amazing resort that offers rooms with river views, an on-site restaurant and a bar! Start your mornings by the swimming pool, or head straight to the luxurious spa and jump in a pampering sesh! They also offer a free shuttle bus to the An Bang Beach and a fitness center!

Other accommodation options in An Hoi

Indoor swimming pool with blue mosaic tiles, surrounded by lounge chairs with blue cushions, umbrellas, and tropical plants. Ceiling lamps and life ring mounted on the white brick wall are visible.

This boutique hotel offers a swimming pool, a bar, a spa, and fitness center, spacious rooms, and free Wi-Fi

A three-story white building with maroon railings and a red roof is situated in an urban area with similar houses under a clear blue sky.

A great place that has a restaurant, comfortable rooms for families and a terrace

A well-lit bedroom with a double bed, decorative wall art above the headboard, a cushioned bench, potted plants, framed picture, and bedside tables with lamps.

This Airbnb offers a private pool, beautifully decorated rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a nice patio

Things to do in An Hoi

  • Have fun at the An Hoi Night Market
  • Catch a show at Hội An Lune Center for the Performing Arts (map
  • Grab a bite at QQ restaurant Hoi An (map)
  • Explore the Son Phong area
  • Head for drinks at Why Not Club Bar
  • Enjoy a coffee at 85 Celsius Coffee (map)

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3. Cam Pho – where to stay in Hoi An for those on a budget

A row of colorful wooden boats is docked along a river, with a vibrant street of yellow buildings and greenery in the background.

Budget travelers, this section is for you!

Welcome to Cam Pho, an area located just a 15 min walk away from the Old Town and a 10 min walk away from An Hoi.

Perfect for those who don’t want to pay too much for accommodation but still be close to the attractions, Cam Pho saves all tourists with its wide range of hotels (especially during high season when everything sells out). 

Although you won’t find any major attractions in Cam Pho, there are plenty of local shops, cafes and some unique buildings. 

While in the area, you should definitely check out the Cam Pho Temple (map) which apparently is so old that there is no record of exactly when it was built. The temple is an important gathering point for the community and it reflects the history of the area.

Another cool thing you have to see here is the Phung Hung Old House (map), a historic home that has been preserved with its original furniture so you can get a glimpse of how people lived back in the day in Vietnam.

Once you’ve seen all of Cam Pho, just take a quick walk to the Old Town and start visiting the ones there!

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Cam Pho Hoi An: an outdoor pool with green umbrellas, and the exterior of a multi-story building with balconies, set beside a river.

Set not too far from the main attractions, this great resort offers gorgeous rooms that have a private terrace overlooking the water! Enjoy your morning coffee there and the head down to the gym for a quick work-out or straight to the pool to sunbathe. You will also find a spa center and bikes to rent and explore around!

Other accommodation options in Cam Pho

A modern bedroom with a neatly made bed, dark wood flooring, a ceiling fan, and a sliding glass door leading to a balcony with outdoor seating and a garden view.

This hotels offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, spacious rooms, free bikes, and a good breakfast

A person swims in a large, clear outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas, and tropical trees on a sunny day.

Relax by the swimming pool of this hotel that comes with a spa center, a restaurant and family rooms 

A cozy living space with a wooden dining table and chairs, a seating area with a sofa and armchairs, a modern wall shelf, green walls, and pendant lights hanging from the ceiling.

This Airbnb is just a short taxi ride to the town center and offers comfortable rooms, a fully furnished kitchen, and a nice terrace

Things to do in Cam Pho

  • Go for a sunset walk by the Thu Bon River
  • Visit the Cam Pho temple
  • Check out the Phung Hung Old House
  • Explore the Tan An area
  • Grab breakfast at Ellie’s Cafe Hoi An (map)

4. Cam Chau – where to stay in Hoi An for relaxation

A tranquil riverside scene with palm trees, wooden huts, and boats docked at the shore. A small fishing fence is visible in the water.

Looking for a quiet neighborhood with a calm atmosphere in Hoi An? Then Cam Chau may be the place for you!

Located 3 km (1 mile) southeast of Hoi An Old Town, Cam Chau is an amazing (and pretty big neighborhood) filled with rice paddies! It also offers easy access to the beaches, so if you were hoping to hit the beaches, definitely check out this area. 

A great way to explore this laid-back area is to rent a bike and just go and explore! You’ll get to admire the rice paddies, the sea views and stop for a quick swim or sunbathing sesh!

As I mentioned, the area is pretty big so you’ll also find lots of restaurants, cafes and yoga studios too! Rosie’s cafe (map) is a great spot to start your mornings, as is Nourish Eatery (map) which is a bit closer to the Old Town. 

By the way, if you still want to explore the main attractions in the Old Town, I recommend staying in the part of Cam Chau which is right at the border with the Ancient City, so that you can just walk there!

They have some really cute attractions here like the Tra Que Vegetable Village (map) which is basically a local garden that you can visit. Right near it, they have a lovely restaurant called Baby Mustard (map), where you can enjoy some delicious organic food.

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Cam Chau Hoi An: a person at an infinity pool overlooking a river and town, a bathroom with a bathtub and shower and a bedroom with a large bed and large window.

Set by the Thu Bon River, Little Riverside Hoi An offers epic views from its sun terrace. Enjoy your days by the infinity pool which overlooks the river and at the restaurant tasting all the yummy food! The hotel rooms come with a pool or river view and there’s also a luxurious spa hotel where you can relax!

Other accommodation options in Cam Chau

A modern, stylish hotel lobby features curved grey benches with teal accents, large windows with teal curtains, and contemporary decor under a coffered ceiling.

This boutique hotel has a chic swimming pool, a fitness center, an on-site spa and a bar

A serene outdoor pool is surrounded by a multi-story beige building with arches and balconies, along with tall palm trees and various plants.

A villa that offers an outdoor pool, comfortable rooms with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, a bar, and a spa

A cozy bedroom with a double bed, white quilted bedding, and a mosquito net canopy. There are two pillows with blue patterns and two illuminated bedside lamps on wooden nightstands. A window is on the right.

This Airbnb has a nice garden area, a swimming pool, a chic open bathroom, spacious rooms and a kitchen

Things to do in Cam Chau

  • Explore the lush green rice paddies (map)
  • Enjoy a coffee at Rosie’s cafe 
  • Visit the garden at Tra Que Vegetable Village
  • Join a yoga class at Om Factory Yoga Hoi An (map)
  • Try delicious seafood at Nhà hàng Hương Châu (map)

5. An Bang Beach & Cua Dai Beach – best for beach lovers

A row of empty lounge chairs with straw and white umbrellas are lined up on a sandy beach with palm trees and small huts in the background. The sky is clear and blue.

Want to spend all your days chilling on the beach, sipping cocktails and swimming in the sea? Then this place is for you!

I coupled these beaches together as they’re right next to each other and offer the same things in terms of hotels, attractions and bars.

Both are located 7 km (5 miles) away from the Old Town and the best way to reach it would be to rent a bike. 

You can also use public transport but it’ll take you like 3h to get there. Some easier ways to get around Hoi An are by taxi or tuk-tuk. 

That’s why I’d recommend staying here to those of you who are spending more than a few days or those who’ve been to Hoi An before and already seen the central areas. 

Spend your days here relaxing on the beach, swimming and hitting all the bars and restaurants! There are lots of places that serve yummy seafood like Hon Restaurant (map) and also some cool beach bars like Esco Beach Hoi An Bar Lounge (map).

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in An Bang Beach & Cua Dai Beach Hoi An: beach chairs with umbrellas on a sandy beach, a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and buildings and a hotel room with a bed and balcony.

Set right near the beach, this amazing hotel offers a huge infinity pool, rooms with balconies overlooking the garden and 2 restaurants. They also provide a shuttle service to the Old Town in Hoi An.

Other accommodation options in An Bang Beach & Cua Dai Beach

Indoor area of a building with water feature, wooden furniture, plants, brick walls, and multiple walkways. Bright lighting enhances the vibrant, nature-inspired decor.

A great place that has a swimming pool, a terrace and an airport shuttle 

A bright hotel room with two neatly made twin beds, a nightstand with a lamp between them, and a large window with a city view. The room has wooden flooring and white walls.

Enjoy the sun by the pool of this hotel that has family rooms and a private beach area 

An open-air dining area features a wooden table set for four, a hanging light fixture, and a view of a garden with colorful lights. The space has a rustic wooden ceiling and smooth concrete floor.

An amazing home that has a living room, a dining area and a hot tub

Things to do in An Bang Beach & Cua Dai Beach

  • Grab a drink at Esco Beach Hoi An Bar Lounge
  • Sunbathe on the beach
  • Explore the whole Cam An area
  • Eat some seafood at Hon Restaurant
  • Go for a swim early in the morning 
👑 Luxury price:$100
💵 Mid-range:$60
🛏️ Budget:$30
📍 Best area:Old Town
👪 Best area for families:Cam Chau 
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Allegro Hoi An
💵 Best mid-range hotel:Hoian Central Hotel
👛 Best budget hotel:Hoa My II Hotel

FAQs about where to stay in Hoi An

A person wearing a conical hat carries a traditional bamboo yoke with baskets full of bananas on a street with red lanterns and greenery.

⏱️ How many days do you need in Hoi An?

I recommend staying 3 to 5 days in Hoi An to enjoy the beaches and see historical attractions.

🤔 Should I stay in Da Nang or Hoi An?

Both cities have beautiful sandy beaches but if you are into history, Hoi An offers more historical sites. 

📸 Is Hoi An too touristy?

Hoi An is a touristy town but if you want to avoid the big crowds, I recommend visiting during the low season (September to January) when there aren’t so many tourists.

🛎️ What are the best hotels in Hoi An Old Town? 

Allegro Hoi An and Hoian Central are some of the best hotels to stay in the Old Town! Both are set within walking distance of the attractions and offer amazing facilities.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Which hotels in Hoi An are good for families?

Little Riverside Hoi An and Anio Boutique Hotel are some great hotels for those traveling with kids! Both are set in Cam Chau and offer spacious rooms and kid-friendly amenities.

⚖️ What is the best place to stay in Hoi An for first-time visitors?

Hoi An Old Town is the best place to stay in Hoi An for the first time as that’s where you’ll find the main attractions and great hotels, like Allegro Hoi An

💘 What is the best place to stay for couples?

Cam Chau or An Bang Beach are some great places to stay for couples as both areas offer a relaxed atmosphere and unique hotels like Hoi An Beach Resort.

🏖️ Where’s the best main beach area in Hoi An?

An Bang Beach is the main beach area in Hoi An, where you’ll find lots of restaurants and hotels

🗺️ What is the best neighborhood to stay in Hoi An?

The best neighborhoods in Hoi An are:
Hoi An Old Town – for first-timers, stay at Allegro Hoi An
An Hoi – the coolest place, stay at RiverTown Hoi An Resort & Spa
Cam Pho– on a budget, stay at Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa
Cam Chau – for relaxation, stay at Little Riverside

Final thoughts on where to stay in Hoi An

A row of colorful buildings along the waterfront is illuminated at dusk, with their reflections visible in the calm water below a partly cloudy, deep blue sky.

So glad you’ve stayed with me until the end of this guide on where to stay in Hoi An!

I know there’s a lot to think about now, from which area or hotel to pick to when to travel to Hoi An!

I can still help you out a bit by offering you my top 2 favorite hotels, both set in the Old Town:

  • Allegro Hoi An – one of the best luxury hotels in Hoi An Old Town that has a spa and glamorous rooms
  • Hoian Central Hotel – a great place to stay in the center of Hoi An with a large swimming pool and a yummy breakfast

I highly recommend booking your Hoi An hotels in advance, as this town is super popular with tourists and during the high season everything sells out in advance! 

If you’ve got any questions on Hoi An, don’t hesitate and drop me a comment below! I’d be happy to help you out!

Have an amazing holiday,


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