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Old Quarter

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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“street food”(1,541 reviews)
“narrow streets”(518 reviews)
“place to stay”(251 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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Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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All reviews street food narrow streets place to stay night market crossing the road 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 today via mobile

Most of the old quarter is nice and impressive. But there are parts which can be too noisy and crowded

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eyalyuval
Reviewed today

Old Hanoi is a must-visit to capture the old colonial days and to appreciate how the Vietnamese value style and friendliness

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed today

It's really good but noisy. a lot food, like buncha, pho, ....amazing!!!! i will come back here. it's so good.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Niki0001
Reviewed today

If you get a chance to stay in Hanoi then definitely choose one of the small boutique hotels in the Old Quarter. Its an amazing assault on all your senses as you walk around and the place comes alive on the weekends at night when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Southendwesthamfan
Reviewed today

The old city is filled with shops, restaurants, hostels, hotels, tour operators, people and traffic. This is a Mecca for shopping for every imaginable item. One street sold hardware for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Plenty of souvenier shops, clothes, flowers, alcohol etc. You can walk,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small, warm atmosphere, you better hide a motorcycle to discover every single conner around the old city. Love this tour so much

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lhhtql
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun neighborhood of many small streets full of shops of all kinds, from water pumps to cooking supplies to mirrors to tourist t-shirts to hole-in-the-wall bare bones restaurants. If possible, take a walking food tour, and go to the Friday night market.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MogulManX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No visit to Hanoi would be complete without spending time in the old quarter. Not only will you experience excitement and energy minute by minute, but you will be immersed in the culture of the people and how they live - especially after the sun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brianwP7271TT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an old town that the city tries to preserve. There are many shops, restaurants and food stalls throughout this town and many cool little spots for nightlife. The only thing I am disappointed is people tends to thown and leave trashes everywhere and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisado976
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Too many narrow streets making it difficult to make a choice where to head.. However a single carriage rickshaw may be a better option to get a glimpse of this old quarter markets and lanes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BabuY
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2 November 2018|
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Response from shockbn | Reviewed this property |
Although it depends on your favorite type of trips, like to recommend strolling the old city busy shops.May be interesting for a person coming from developed countries. And when you will visit Halong bay with a ship... More
25 September 2018|
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Response from Sophia0420 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Simone, Sorry this message is late but I’ve been so busy to check my email. I recommend to stay at Del Vostro Hotel & Spa. Though the breakfast selections is not as good as the other hotels i stayed at Del Vostro is a... More
4 September 2018|
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Response from Liz N | Reviewed this property |
Check by smartphone or pc. Should be reasonable atm