Ridiculously crowded. I didn't feel any atmosphere at all. I was disappointed and wouldn't stay in the Old Quarter again.
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This is a very interesting district, and close to everything. We found it much easier getting around than in similar areas in Bangkok.
Very clean hostel with great staff and great facilities. Major plus that there's a free breakfast with lots of options and free Wifi. Location is perfect, but you do have to be quiet past 11pm so it's definitely not a party hostel. Rooms were of...More
Wandering around the Old Quarter may be intimidating for a first timer but its worth it to see the hustle and bustle of life in Hanoi. I went as part of a Street Food by Night tour with Urban Adventures and also by myself later.
Luckily we had a guide and Vietnamese tutor to show us the area and help us barter for goods. I highly recommend you do this, we had ours organised through Asian Trails organised by our UK tour Operator. She found us amazing street food stalls...More