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Hanoi, Vietnam: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 13

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In Hanoi, Vietnam, I got a buffet breakfast, beef pho, bun cha, ice cream, Vietnemese egg coffee, sugarcane juice, four Hanoi beers, a room in a hostel, and explored the entire Old Quarter and western side of the city, all in one day -and all for LESS THAN 15 DOLLARS. That makes Hanoi OFFICIALLY the cheapest city I’ve ever visited.

Here’s how I spent my money in one full day in Hanoi:

($20 USD = 445,000 Vietnamese dong)

Hostel bed – 112,000 dong
Breakfast buffet – FREE (included with hostel)
Ice cream – 8,000
Egg coffee – 17,000
Beef pho – 30,000
Fried dough snack – 7,000
Temple of Literature – 30,000
Sugarcane juice – 10,000
Ho Chi Minh Complex – 40,000
Bun Cha – 35,000
Four beers @7k/beer – 28,000

TOTAL COST = 319,000 dong ($14.26 USD)

Oh, and one more thing: the egg coffee I drank in this video is seriously the best coffee I’ve ever had in my entire life. If you visit Hanoi, you MUST TRY egg coffee.


Where I stayed: Chien Hostel

This hostel had the friendliest staff I’ve ever encountered. They were so happy to help me make this video and show me around Hanoi. I couldn’t have had such an amazing yet frugal day without the help of the Chien Hostel staff. Shout out to Chun and Tuan!

Click here to book a room at Chien Hostel

Chien Hostel Website

Address: 12-14 Ấu Triệu, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Phone: +84 98 323 46 28

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Chun, one of the staff of the Chien Hostel, was so friendly!

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Breakfast time in the Chien hostel is busy

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Seriously, a breakfast buffet and a bed for only 5 bucks? Can’t beat that.

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Dormitory of the Chien hostel


Special Thanks

Want to say thanks to The Passion HiFi, the music producer who provides me with all my sick BEATS for these videos. I love hip-hop, and he has graciously given me the rights to use his beats exclusively for these videos. If you like instrumental hip hop/stuff to freestyle over, check out his music: www.thepassionhifi.com

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Author: Kevin Cook

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3 Comments

  1. This is such a great video! Can’t imagine the preparation and work that goes into compiling all these scenes; and then editing them down to a short, but robust view of a city. Hanoi was once a byword for what many Americans, during the Viet Nam war, perceived as the evil empire. Now, some 50 years later, it shows a youthful energy which welcomes the offspring of many of these same Americans. Go Kevin!!

  2. Great work Kevin, Thanks for the tour of Hanoi. Keep these videos comming!

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