Planning a trip to Vietnam’s beautiful city of Hoi An? Such a good choice, you will enjoy discovering the beautiful scenery, its well-preserved ancient town, colorful pubs and of course the mouth-watering street foods and Vietnamese restaurants!
Hoi An is located in Central Vietnam and is a very cool city, whether you are looking for a place to enjoy sandy beaches, learn about history, go on cycling tours or simply relax, there’s something to suit all tastes. In this blog post on where to stay in Hoi An, we will be discovering the best areas of Hoi An, the top hotels, and fun things to do in each.
The accommodation prices are not very expensive in Hoi An and I’ve already found the best hotels from luxury to budget. Just make sure to make your reservation in advance to be on the safe side as everyone wants to get the best rooms for these prices!
Shall we start our tour in Hoi An?
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Here are the best places where to stay in Hoi An with accommodations ranging from luxury to budget. They all have great reviews and great locations!
Allegro Hoi An
Best luxury hotel
La Maison de la Mémoire
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
Hoian Central Hotel
Best value for money
Vinci Villa Hoi An
Best affordable accommodation in the center
Here is a map for where to stay in Hoi An with all the 4 areas I will be talking about in this blog post, so you can easily visualize them:
1. Hoi An Old Town – where to stay in Hoi An for the first time
There is no better place than staying in Hoi An Old Town to feel the soul of the city if you are visiting for the first time. You will be impressed by the Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site also called Ancient Town.
Hoi An Old Town is like an open-air museum where you will see amazing architecture in every corner and I’m sure you won’t be able to help yourself but take photos of everything! Get lost in the colorful streets, have a stroll by the Thu Bon River, and check out interesting souvenirs stores. Feeling hungry? It is time to meet with delicious Vietnamese cuisine. In Hoi An Old Town you will find more than enough local restaurants to enjoy!
Now for the important part, I have picked the best hotels for you in Hoi An Old Town but thanks to its photogenic streets and popularity you have to be quick and make a reservation in advance to catch the best of the best ones. While you’re at it and since you are already in Vietnam, why not add another cool city? Check out our guide for the best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City if you’re looking for another amazing ancient city!
Here are the best places to stay in Hoi An Old Town:
This luxury hotel spa is just a short walk to Hoi An Old Town and offers a wonderful stay. You will love the fancy swimming pool and full-service spa where you can have a great massage and many kinds of treatments. The hotel rooms have luxury amenities, private balconies, and free wifi. You can use the free shuttle and bikes to reach the ancient town and some great restaurants are just around the corner!
Other accommodation options in Hoi An Old Town
This hotel has a swimming pool, rooms with a private balcony, free bicycles to rent and is a short walk to the ancient town
This hotel offers a good breakfast, an outdoor pool, paid airport transfer by a private car, and comfortable rooms
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 Hoi An Old Town
- Discover the streets of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An Old Town
- See the marvelous architecture of the Assembly Hall Of Fujian Chinese
- Learn about Vietnamese culture at the Hoi An Museum
- Have delicious Vietnamese food at Mót Hội An
- See the historic Japanese Covered Bridge (Chùa Cầu)
- Marvel the artworks at HAHA – Art In Everything
- Have a good coffee at Cotic Art Gallery
- Visit the Quan Cong Temple
2. An Hoi – the coolest area to stay in Hoi An
Across the Thu Bon River, you will see another cool neighborhood, An Hoi. You can easily access this area by crossing the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with a 10-minute walk. If you are a foodie or a fan of nightlife, you’ll love this area!
One of the must-do things in An Hoi is to go to Hoi An Night Market where you will find a lot of street food, souvenirs, and clothes. It is also super Instagrammable with tons of colorful lights so make sure to take your camera with you!
Another highlight of this area is the vibrant nightlife and great selection of restaurants and cafes. Have delicious Vietnamese food in any of the local restaurants then start your bar hopping and party the night away!
Before talking about the best accommodation options that I delicately pick for you, I would like to remind you of the importance of making a reservation in advance as I don’t want you to lose your ideal hotel. Now, Let’s go!
Are you ready for a glamorous holiday? Ann Retreat Resort & Spa will fulfill all your needs with its luxury spa, 2 gorgeous swimming pools, private beach, and on-site restaurant and bar. You can use the free shuttle to access the white sand beach – An Bang Beach, and after getting a suntan you enjoy delicious cocktails in the fancy on-site bar. All of the hotel rooms have modern amenities and some of them even have river views!
Other accommodation options in An Hoi
This boutique hotel offers a swimming pool, a bar, on-site spa, a fitness center, spacious rooms, and free wifi
Quynh Chau Homestay has an on-site restaurant, good breakfast, comfortable rooms, and is just a short bike ride to the city center
This Airbnb offers a private pool, beautifully decorated rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice patio, and free wifi
Things to do in An Hoi
- Visit the colorful Hoi An Night Market and shop for food and clothes
- Take a boat trip and bike tour on the Thu Bon River
- Have mouthwatering local food at Phở Liến
- Go for a walk at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden
- Take a pint at The Shamrock Irish Pub Hoi An
- Have delicious cocktails at Moe’s Tavern
- Go for dinner at Châu Mỹ Restaurant
- Have a good coffee at The Home Roastery coffee
3. Cam Pho – where to stay in Hoi An for those on a budget
Are you traveling on a budget? Cam Pho is the best place to stay in Hoi An to find the best value hotels and it is just 1 km (0,5 mile) northwest of Hoi An Old Town. Does it sound tempting to stay in a budget hotel and be within walking distance of the main attractions?
Enjoy a stroll to the town center from Cam Pho by checking the local shops, cafes, and interesting buildings. The area is centered around the Cam Pho temple which 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 nicely reflects the history of the area.
Another cool thing you have to see here is the Phung Hung Old House, this historic home has been preserved with its original furniture so you can get a glimpse of how people lived in the old Vietnam.
Here you will not only find budget accommodation options but also many affordable food places as well as delicious street food. Ready to check out the best hotels? I am!
Looking for a place to recharge yourself? Riverside Hotel & Spa has spacious rooms with a private terrace overlooking the river. There is a fabulous fitness center, a chic swimming pool, and an on-site bar. Pamper yourself with a very good massage and in the morning you will love the breakfast with so many selections. You can also rent a bike from the hotel and enjoy the beautiful river views!
Other accommodation options in Cam Pho
Golden Holiday Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, spacious rooms, free bikes, and a good breakfast
This boutique hotel has a rooftop pool, fitness center, free bicycles, beautifully decorated rooms, a bar, and a spa
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
- Have a good coffee with a view at Tiệm cà phê Hoa Cúc
- Go for a sunset walk by the Thu Bon River
- Visit the Cam Pho temple
- Check out the Phung Hung Old House
- Have a drink at Hoi An Club
- Taste the best street food at Com Ga Huong
- Indulge your sweet tooth at L’amour Hoi An Coffee & Dessert
- Go for dinner at Mộc Trà Hội An Foods & Tea
4. Cam Chau – where to stay in Hoi An for relaxation
Looking for a quiet neighborhood with a calm atmosphere in Hoi An? Located 3 km (1 mile) southeast of Hoi An Old Town, Cam Chau is an amazing neighborhood for relaxation. Imagine having a walk along lush green rice paddies and having access to the powdery sand beaches on the same day. I assure you will be recharged after staying here!
Cam Chau is a laid-back area with cool art galleries, yoga studios, and local cafes. Have a coffee overlooking the rice fields, rent a bike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Here you will also find more than enough Vietnamese and seafood restaurants as well as mouth-watering street foods. This area is very similar to Bali so if you loved the scenes from Eat Pray Love, you will love Cam Chau!
Here are the best places to stay in Cam Chou for those who want to have a peaceful holiday in Hoi An:
Set by the Thu Bon River, Little Riverside Hoi An offers epic views from its sun terrace. You will fall in love with the infinity pool where you can watch the boats passing by on the river. There is a fancy restaurant offering gourmet foods and you can have a very good breakfast while enjoying the beautiful views. All of the hotel rooms have luxurious facilities and a pool or river view but don’t forget to allow time for the upscale spa.
Other accommodation options in Cam Chau
This boutique hotel has a chic swimming pool, a fitness center, an on-site spa, a very good breakfast, and a bar
Little Town Villa offers an outdoor pool, comfortable rooms with a balcony, free wifi, a bar, and a spa
This Airbnb has a nice garden area, a swimming pool, a chic open bathroom, spacious rooms, free wifi, and a kitchen
Things to do in Cam Chau
- Get a suntan at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach
- Explore the lush green rice paddies
- Have a good coffee at Bồng Sơn Hội An Cafe
- Go fo a dinner with a view at Roving Chill House
- Visit the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum
- Have dinner and Vietnamese cooking class at Red Dragon Restaurant
- Join a yoga class at Om Factory Yoga Hoi An
- Try delicious seafood at Nhà hàng Hương Châu
|👑 Luxury price:||$100|
|💵 Mid Range:||$60|
|💰 Accommodation prices:||Low|
|📍 Best area:||Hoi An Old Town|
|👪 Best area for families:||Hoi An Old Town|
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:||Allegro Hoi An|
|💵 Best mid-range hotel:||Hoian Central Hotel|
|👛 Best budget hotel:||Vinci Villa Hoi An|
BONUS: Best Hotels in Hoi An on the beach
Hoi An has very beautiful, long, sandy beaches such as Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. For those who want to spend most of their time by the beach enjoying the crystal clear water, here are some of the best beach accommodation options just for you!
Luxury: Dai An Phu Villa – Located on An Bang Beach, this beach resort has everything you need. You will love the fancy swimming pool and spacious rooms with a view. Pamper yourself with a good massage in the on-site spa and afterward, with a few minutes walk, you can access the beautiful sandy beach. There is a very good in-house restaurant where you can have delicious seafood and Vietnamese cuisine and you should definitely try the great selection of cocktails!
Mid Range: Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel – Looking for accommodation with a private beach? This hotel is located right on the white sand An Bang Beach and not only has a private beach but offers 2 swimming pools, spacious rooms, an airport shuttle, and a luxury spa. You can play pool in the game room or have delicious cocktails in the charming garden area. In the morning a very good breakfast is waiting for you.
Budget: An Bang Beach Chay Villas – This charming hotel offers deluxe rooms as well as private villas with a pool view. You can have a very good breakfast by the pool and An Bang Beach is just a 5-minute walk away! If I were you, I would spend most of my time in the hot tub on the terrace of the room, watching the beautiful scenery. There are also daily bicycle tours and an airport shuttle for an additional charge.
Airbnb: Garden View Room – Want to be a few steps away from the beach with all your home comforts? This Airbnb offers a charming room with a king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and free wifi. You will love the beautiful garden area that is perfect for chilling. Free parking is available and within a few minutes, you can access the sand beach and restaurants.
Frequently asked questions about Hoi An
⏱️ How many days do you need in Hoi An?
I recommend staying 3 -5 days in Hoi An to enjoy the beaches and see historical attractions. In order to have easy access to the tourist attractions I suggest staying in the old town and Allegro Hoi An and Hoian Central are some of the best hotels here.
🤔 Should I stay in Da Nang or Hoi?
Both cities have beautiful sandy beaches but if you are into history, Hoi An offers more historical sites. Some of the best places to stay in Hoi An are Little Riverside Hoi An and Ann Retreat Resort.
📸 Is Hoi An too touristy?
With its famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An Old Town, I would say Hoi An is a touristy city but you won’t be overwhelmed a lot with the tourist crowd.
🛎️ 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 Hoi An Old Town that is within walking distance of the main attractions and have comfortable rooms with good facilities.
👨👩👧👦 Which hotels in Hoi An are good for families?
Hoi An Old Town is the best area to stay in for families and Allegro Hoi An and Vinci Villa Hoi An are some of the best hotels for families that have spacious family rooms, an outdoor pool, and are within walking distance to the attractions.
🗺️ 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 Ann Retreat Resort
Cam Pho– on a budget, stay at Riverside Hotel
Cam Chau – for relaxation, stay at Little Riverside
Sadly this is where I leave you, dear travelers. I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour along Hoi An streets and this blog post on where to stay in Hoi An helped you to understand the best neighborhoods and things to do in each.
I am sure you will have an unforgettable holiday in Hoi An discovering stunning beaches, impressive ancient towns, and eating yummy Vietnamese food. Enjoy every minute of it!
Before saying goodbye, I want to remind you to make a reservation in advance for your favorite hotel as these can be gone much quicker than you think. This will not only help you to secure your place but also will help to get better deals!
Are you confused after so many hotel options? Let me help you with a quick wrap-up. Here are my 2 absolute favorite hotels that have a very convenient location and great reviews:
- Allegro Hoi An – One of the best luxury hotels in Hoi An Old Town that has a luxury spa and glamorous rooms
- Hoian Central Hotel – A great place to stay in the center of Hoi An with a large swimming pool and good breakfast
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Hoi An and Southeast Asia don’t be shy and leave a comment below. I’ll be more than happy to answer them!
Have an amazing holiday,
I’m having a hard time deciding between Allegro, little Riverside, and Ann retreat. Which would you pick (we are a married couple, early 40s, looking for a bit of luxury and good food/drinks)? All seem similarly priced. Would we regret not having a river view if we stayed at Allegro? I also contemplated Little hoi an, and Lantana but rooms seem small
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