Hoi An prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$23.24
Hoi An hotel prices
The hotels in Hoi An are plentiful and don’t change prices much through the year. The low season is during the rainy season from September through November, and you’ll have your pick of hotels and great deals can be found if you bargain a bit more in person.
If you are coming during the winter holidays then it’s a good idea to book as early as possible, and many of the recommended and more popular places can be sold out for days or weeks in advance, so if you have one place in mind it’s best to book early. Otherwise you’ll have no problem finding something upon arrival, and standards at even the 1 and 2-star levels are higher than you’d expect at these prices.
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As delightful and worthwhile as it is, Hoi An is still quite cheap, even by Vietnamese standards. Hotel standards are quite high for the star levels you’ll see, with even 1-star hotels usually having air-con, cable TV, fridge, and sometimes even in-room Wi-Fi included. If you are up for a bit of a splurge then you can find a place with manicured grounds and/or a swimming pool.
Food and drinks are highlights of a visit to Hoi An, and quality tends to be high in the many restaurants with English-language menus that cater to tourists. You could save a bit of money eating along with locals in the places with plastic furniture, but at these prices most tourists are happy to go to places where they are more relaxed and comfortable.
Beer in particular is very cheap, with the local La Rue lager usually the cheapest option, but the other major lagers as well as the Asian-brewed Heineken are here too. Wine isn’t quite as much of a bargain by comparison, but mixed drinks start at reasonable prices for those who don’t like beer. The Vietnamese vodka is also easy to find by the bottle at shockingly low prices.
Tours of My Son and other nearby sites are available everywhere, including your hotel front desk and many travel agencies throughout the city center. Prices tend to be standard at each place, but bargaining can’t hurt.
Hoi An attraction prices
|Hoi An Ancient City||The UNESCO heritage site of the city center charges for a ticket that allows visitors to see a mix of local sights plus the town itself.||adults||5.69|
|Bus trip to My Son temples||The My Son temples nearby are a popular stop for a half-day tour. Prices vary depending on bargaining and where you book plus other factors.||high-end||14.23|
Hoi An Transportation prices
|Taxi from Danang Airport to Hoi An||12.81 - 18.98|
|Taxi from Danang train station to Hoi An||9.49 - 14.23|
|Bus from Danang train station to Hoi An||3.80|
|3km taxi ride in Hoi An||1.90 - 2.85|
Hoi An food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Many hotels include breakfast, but if yours doesn't you won't have to go far to find omelets, pancakes, or filling bowls of noodles.||1.19 - 2.37|
|Budget lunch||Food is one of the attractions in Hoi An, and prices for great meals are low even by Vietnamese standards.||1.90 - 3.80|
|Budget dinner||Most tourist restaurants serve both local favorites and Western dishes, and are open all day and well into the evening.||2.85 - 5.69|
|Bia hoi (fresh local beer)||In Hoi An the local fresh beer is often used as a hook to get tourists into a restaurant, rather than at a stand-alone roadside bar like in Hanoi.||0.14 - 0.24|
|Bottled beer (.5L)||La Rue is the local lager and it's quite good and easy to find. Other area beers are also available everywhere, including right on the street.||0.47 - 1.19|
|Cau Lao||The signature local dish of pork, leafy vegetables, and thick noodles is cheap and filling.||0.71 - 1.19|
|Cocktails||Nearly every restaurant also serves mixed drinks with most popular choices and mixers available.||1.42 - 3.80|
|Banh mi sandwich||These French-inspired meat and salad sandwiches are cheap and wonderful, and the best anywhere is here in Hoi An.||0.47 - 0.71|
|Fresh fruit shake||Fresh tropical fruit is always in season and you can get juice or a shake (sometimes with yogurt) at any restaurant.||0.47 - 0.95|
|Soft drink||Streetside vendors and every restaurant all have a selection of cold soft drinks.||0.47 - 0.71|
Hoi An Miscellaneous costs
|Motorbike rental (per day)||Unlike other large Vietnamese cities, it's fairly easy to rent a motorbike here and see the beaches and other locals sights, without risking life and limb.||2.70 - 4.51|
|Bicycle rental (per day)||Some hotels have free bikes for guests. If not you can rent one cheaply for the ride to the local beach or around town.||0.47 - 0.95|
|Vodka (.75L bottle)||Beer here is cheap, but local vodka is cheaper and surprisingly good.||2.37 - 2.85|
|Cigarettes||A pack of Marlboro reds is cheap here, and local brands are even cheaper.||0.85 - 1.04|
|Bottled water (1.5L)||As with everywhere in Vietnam, bottled water here is cheap and available everywhere you look at all hours.||0.33 - 0.47|
|Laundry (per Kg)||You'll see "Laundry" signs everywhere in Hoi An. Your hotel will take care of it for a small extra fee.||0.47 - 0.71|
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Hoi An facts
|Airports||Da Nang International Airport (DAD)|
Avg temps & precip
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Hoi An has a typical tropical weather pattern, with a dry season and a wet season, and temperatures that don’t vary significantly throughout the year.
From September through December the monsoons move through the area quickly and sudden and massive downpours can be expected. There are often sunny hours and even days in between the storms, but they are hard to predict far in advance.
The so-called dry season lasts from February through August, and during this period the rain is somewhat minimal, but you can expect it to feel at least a little humid all the time so the warm days tend to feel even warmer.
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