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