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Where to Stay in Hoi An for Cheap: The Ultimate Guide to Hotels & Attractions

If the poets of old could see Hoi An today they might reflect upon this grand city’s ancient Old Town, timeless local traditions and thought-provoking French-colonial architecture. There’s no shortage of beauty and culture in this coastal enclave and we’ve faced a hard task narrowing down the top attractions, but it’s clear the following best sum up Hoi An in a single visit.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve also been able to pair each memorable attraction with the most popular hotels nearby. Rest easy knowing you’re seeing the best of Hoi An while enjoying pampering on-site extras and dedicated service by friendly locals.

An Bang Beach

Why You Should Stay near An Bang Beach

There’s a reason An Bang Beach is considered one of the world’s best beaches. Actually, there are a few, starting with the white sand and the thatched-roof palapas. There’s a definite hippie vibe here as well, which extends to the laid-back beach bars, live music and cosy villas. Water sports also abound, while beach yoga classes pair perfectly with day spas and cocktail vendors to create a coastal haven for relaxation. 

Must-Do An Bang Beach Experiences 

  • Graze on delicious Vietnamese street-food at stalls along the beach.
  • Watch live music while sipping cocktails at Soul Beach or Soul Kitchen.
  • Sign up for parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding or jet skiing.

Top Hotels near An Bang Beach

Red Flower Cottages Homestay

Red Flower Cottages Homestay

Red Flower Cottages Homestay offers a laid-back setting among lush jungle scenery a few minutes’ walk from An Bang Beach. The Chinese-style property offers individual cottages with covered terraces, air conditioning, work desks, cosy bedrooms and naturally-infused bathrooms with rain showers.

Families will appreciate the extra space and bedding in the Deluxe Triple Room, while those looking for self-contained Hoi An accommodation can opt for a Suite with a kitchen and dining area. Start your day off with the full English-style breakfast in the dining room and don’t forget to take advantage of the bicycle hire to explore the Cam An area. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Cho An Bang farmers’ market (190 metres)
  • The Pink Lotus Cafe (201 metres)
  • Blu Mart Greek Souvlaki & Bakery (450 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 47 – USD 100
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Group 7 An Bang Beach An Bang Village Cam An, Cam An, Hoi An, Vietnam

Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel & Spa

Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel & Spa

Nestled on the white sand of An Bang Beach, Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel & Spa is a remarkable property surrounded by lush jungle foliage. It creates its own holiday haven with a pampering day spa, two outdoor pools and fine-dining Vietnamese cuisine at Aira Garden Restaurant & Bar.

Relaxation comes easy in the Asian-inspired rooms with natural furnishings, wide flat-screen TVs, heavenly king-size beds, rain showers and private balconies or terraces. You can upgrade to one of the suites for a separate living area and a bath, but large groups might prefer to book the 3 Bedroom Villa, which features a dining terrace with a kitchen, bar and dining table. 

Other Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 106 – USD 252
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Group 3, An Bang Beach, Cam An, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An Central Market

Why You Should Stay near Hoi An’s Central Market

Positioned along the Thu Bon River, Hoi An’s Central Market is a renowned local experience. The bustling marketplace is lined with stalls selling fresh produce, regional delicacies and handmade goods. The market’s prime location in the Old Town also makes it ideal for combining with art galleries, some of the area’s best restaurants and historical sites. 

Must-Do Experiences at Hoi An’s Central Market

  • Taste the white rose steamed dumplings with prawns.
  • Indulge in banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes) with pork and shrimp.
  • Arrive early to see the daily catch of fish being unloaded at the market.

Top Hotels near Hoi An Central Market

The Earth Villa

The Earth Villa

The family-owned Earth Villa has been run by four generations and places an emphasis on hospitality and sustainable tourism. The intimate property has only nine boutique rooms, which come in two variations: Earth and Heaven. The Earth Room features a mini bar, flat-screen TV, sitting area and comfortable bedding, while the Heaven Room adds direct access to the sun-drenched swimming pool.

Both room types have breakfast included at the poolside restaurant, which serves cocktails and delectable Vietnamese and Western dishes. The pool itself has earned high praise by HotelsCombined visitors and is encircled by plush sun loungers and umbrellas. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Hoi An Blind Massage (220 metres)
  • Riverside Garden restaurant (950 metres)
  • Na Spa Escape (1.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 29 – USD 41
Guest Rating: 9.7
Address: 380 Cua Dai Street, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Vietnam

La Residencia A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa

La Residencia A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa

La Residencia A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa was inspired by the romance and beauty of the Faifo era in Hoi An. The rooms and suites reflect this with heritage-style furnishings, including four-poster beds and wicker chairs. The Junior Suite and Residencia Suite both have Portuguese influences, private balconies and mini bars, while the Residencia also has a separate living area.

Don’t forget to visit the state-of-the-art wellness room and fitness centre, which offers rejuvenating massages and various exercise machines. If you prefer to indulge in some of Hoi An’s sumptuous cuisine, head to Dishes Restaurant for signature Vietnamese and Western dishes. Retreat to The Bar and be transported back to the Faifo era with cocktails under antique chandeliers. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • An Hoi Sculpture Garden (500 metres)
  • The Old House of Phung Hung (750 metres)
  • Chùa An Lạc Buddhist temple (550 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 67 – USD 273
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 35 Dao Duy Tu, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Museum of Trade Ceramics in Hoi An, Vietnam

Why You Should Stay near the Museum of Trade Ceramics

Housed in a restored traditional wooden house, the Museum of Trade Ceramics is an iconic site in Hoi An where you can discover more about the region’s historic trade partnerships with China, India, Japan and Thailand. Around the museum you’ll find a range of inviting eateries and restaurants, along with boutiques and other notable attractions, including the Tran Family Chapel and Stadium Hoi An. 

Must-Do Experiences at the Museum of Trade Ceramics 

  • Discover historical objects from the 13th to the 17th century, including artworks from Thailand and China.
  • Learn more about Hoi An architecture by exploring the courtyard and anteroom.
  • Read about the town’s trade origins and history through English-language displays.

Top Hotels near the Museum of Trade Ceramics

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Located within a kilometre of Hoi An’s historic quarter, the opulent Anantara Hoi An Resort offers an alluring setting on the Thu Bon River and features beautiful boutique rooms and suites. These all offer separate living areas and king-size beds, including the Deluxe Balcony Room with garden vistas. You can upgrade to a suite with views of the river, such as the Anantara River Suite, which also has a four-poster bed and swing chairs on its balcony.

Along with a sprawling swimming pool with loungers and cocktail service, the resort boasts Vietnamese cooking classes, a gym, riverside yoga and lantern-making classes. Book a soothing four-hand massage treatment at Anantara Spa and don’t miss a private dining experience on the riverside pavilion. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum (400 metres)
  • Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop (400 metres)
  • Hainan Assembly Hall (650 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 211 – USD 400
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1 Pham Hong Thai Street, Son Phong, Hoi An, Vietnam

Orchids Homestay

Orchids Homestay

Nestled in the heart of Hoi An’s old town area, Orchids Homestay is surrounded by the ancient assembly halls and atmospheric pagodas. One of the most affordable hotels in Hoi An, it is ideal for travellers who simply want to sleep, explore and eat, thanks to numerous enticing restaurants in the surrounding streets.

The rooms come in a variety of styles, but typically include garden views, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning and LCD TVs. Groups of four adults might prefer staying in the Family Room with Garden View or the Family with Balcony. The first has four single beds, while the latter has two king-size beds. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 21 – USD 35
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 2 C-D Phan Boi Chau, Son Phong, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hotel Location

Cham islands, Vietnam

Why You Should Stay on the Cham Islands

Nestled about 15 kilometres offshore from Hoi An, Cham Islands are often visited on day trips, but those who stay a little longer can better enjoy the numerous snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing opportunities. The eight small islands are ringed by soft, white-sand beaches and house laid-back fishing villages with authentic restaurants and various historic landmarks. 

Must-Do Experiences on the Cham Islands 

  • Order bowls of crustaceans and molluscs from the waterside restaurants at Bai Lang.
  • Organise a snorkelling or scuba diving tour with one of the many companies.
  • Rent a motorbike or scooter to explore the islands’ white-sand beaches and lush jungle interiors.

Top Hotels on the Cham Islands

Bai Huong Cu Lao Cham Homestay

Bai Huong Cu Lao Cham Homestay

Enjoy an authentic island experience at Bai Huong Cu Lao Cham Homestay, which offers incredibly affordable accommodation within five minutes’ walk from Bai Huong beach. The laid-back village of Bai Huong lends this homestay a very peaceful ambience and is ideal for travellers looking to meet local families.

The separate houses in the homestay all come with comfortable beds and mosquito nets. Budget or adventurous travellers who don’t mind sharing bathrooms or taking cold showers will appreciate the minimalist comforts here that help you feel more like one of the locals. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • The Tịnh xá Ngọc Hương Buddhist temple (45 metres)
  • Hang Yến coastal lookout (1.6 kilometres)
  • Bãi Bìm public beach (1.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 16 – USD 18
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Bai Huong, Tan Hiep, Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Vietnam

Trang Vu Homestay Cu Lao Cham

Trang Vu Homestay Cu Lao Cham

Trang Vu Homestay Cu Lao Cham offers more modern comforts than the above homestay, including private bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and TVs in all the rooms. Certain rooms, such as the Double Room, also feature equipped kitchens and views of the mountains and gardens. Budget-savvy groups can opt for the Economy Quadruple Room, which has two queen-size beds.

Along with a communal kitchen, the property features a sun deck, barbecue facilities, terrace and scenic garden. The on-site restaurant is ideal for trying Vietnamese specialties, while a shuttle service, concierge and laundry offer valued peace of mind and convenience. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Cham Museum (600 metres)
  • Moa Guitar’s Headquarters (650 metres)
  • Bai Ong beach (700 metres)

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 11 – USD 16
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Cu Lao Cham, Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An old town Thu Bon riverside evening view with tourists

Why You Should Stay near Hoi An Riverside

With a rich history of international trading, it’s no surprise that Hoi An Riverside continues its lively atmosphere today with its traditional buildings now housing restaurants, bars and shops. The local markets are perfect for purchasing hand-crafted items, while the restaurants serve delicious and fresh seafood and international fare. Come nightfall, Hoi An Riverside is illuminated by thousands of old-world lanterns that lead the way to bistros and bars. 

Must-Do Hoi An Riverside Experiences 

  • Attend a cooking class at one of the riverside restaurants.
  • Stroll along the river while ducking into the market stalls to browse the local products.
  • Venture across the river to see the fountain shows and live performances at Hoi An Impression Theme Park.

Top Hotels near Hoi An Riverside

Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa

Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa

Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa is a heavenly paradise in Hoi An’s Ancient Town, blessed with a glamorous lagoon-style pool with tropical foliage and a cocktail bar. You can also work out in the gym or indulge in a pampering massage at Trails Spa. Play pool in the Rice Lounge, sip wine and cocktails at Banana Bar or taste delicious local cuisine at Moc Restaurant.

The oversized floorplans and private balconies in the rooms and suites help you soak up the stunning countryside and riverside setting. The Suite is particularly cosy with its separate lounge area, while the Trails Signature has a luxe spa bath.

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Flamingo Hoian Motorbike Tours/Rentals (200 metres)
  • Riverside Garden restaurant (80 metres)
  • Hoshigami Sushi Japanese Restaurant Hoi An (120 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 45 – USD 213
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 276 Cua Dai Road, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Vietnam

Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An

Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoian

Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An lives up to its reputation as a glamorous boutique hotel with a variety of leisure facilities, including restorative therapies at Lasenta Spa, a well-equipped gym and an infinity pool overlooking vast green rice fields. The on-site culinary scene treats you to refreshments and light meals around a lily pond in Courtyard Café and a range of Western and Vietnamese dishes at Lua Lounge & Restaurant.

The rooms and suites boast contemporary furnishings and come with a view of Hoi An or the rice fields. The Superior room options have work desks and sitting areas, while upgrading to a Deluxe room gives you a private balcony. You’ll find more space in the suites, such as the 71-square-metre Suite Grand View with a rooftop terrace and a separate lounge. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Hoi An Blind Massage (600 metres)
  • Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop (1.1 kilometres)
  • MotorVina motorbike tours and rentals (900 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 81 – USD 163
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 57 Ly Thuong Kiet, Son Phong, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Relaxing on Cua Dai Beach in Vietnam

Why You Should Stay at Cua Dai Beach

One of only a handful of Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam, Cua Dai Beach offers three kilometres of picture-perfect white sand, azure water and the bubbling froth of rolling waves gently lapping against the shoreline. Popular seafood restaurants line the shoreline, while local stallholders sell fresh fruit and drinks. 

Must-Do Cua Dai Beach Experiences 

  • Dine on fresh seafood while gazing out over Cua Dai Beach at Beachside Seafood Cafe.
  • Rent floats or an umbrellaed lounger for hours of relaxation.
  • Simply stroll along the beach while finding spots for a swim or sunbathing.

Top Hotels at Cua Dai Beach

Muong Thanh Holiday Hoi An Hotel

Muong Thanh Holiday Hoi An Hotel

You can soak up views of Cua Dai Beach from the opulent rooms and suites at Muong Thanh Holiday Hoi An Hotel. The Deluxe Twin Ocean View features a private balcony, bath and work desk, while the Presidential Suite offers distinguished artwork and antiques, vintage furnishings and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Leisure abounds at this hotel, from late-night karaoke sessions and lazing by the pool to hot-stone therapy and massages at the day spa. Tra Que Restaurant showcases the spoils of Vietnam’s various regions, while Hoai Pho Bar pairs signature cocktails and fresh coffee with beach views. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Gio Bien Seafood Restaurant (500 metres)
  • Cua Dai Hidden Beach (150 metres)
  • The Coconut bar (850 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 62 – USD 163
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Lot 9, Phuoc Trach – Phuoc Hai New Residence Area, Au Co, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

The experience at Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa is not soon forgotten. The stylish beachfront resort combines Japanese, French and Vietnamese elements to deliver exceptional Hoi An hospitality. The beach-facing infinity pool pairs perfectly with cocktails at the thatched-roof Faifo Bar, while various classes, water sports, spa services and sailing excursions provide an immersive stay.

Choose from finely decorated rooms with river or garden views and private balconies or upgrade to a Junior Suite with ocean vistas, a Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and writing table. You can also stay in the Victoria Suite, which adds on a private ocean-facing terrace. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Cua Dai Hidden Beach (400 metres)
  • Green Bamboo Cooking School (1.3 kilometres)
  • Be Nhi Seafood Restaurant (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 142 – USD 375
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Cua Dai Beach, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An Serves a Platter of Memorable Attractions

Hoi An certainly has a lot of attractions to explore, from historical sites along the Thu Bon River to white-sand beaches and paradisiacal islands. Accommodation varies depending on the area, but you can typically find luxurious resorts and hotels with on-site dining, pools and inviting rooms and suites.

Where do you want to stay in Hoi An? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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