We are situated in a cosy apartment on the higher floor of one of Hanoi's modern apartment buildings. Within walking distance (or a short uber/grab ride away) to the Old Quarters but outside of the chaotic central hustle and bustle. Not as crowded, this is suitable if you are looking for a less touristy side of Hanoi.
Located in a well-connected, vibrant but quiet neighborhood, it is relatively off your typical Hanoi beaten track. You will find yourself fully immerse in the local scenes.
However, this is not a hostel, guest house, inn or budget hotel. This is our house and what we want to provide is a comfortable and local stay for our guests. We will do our best to provide a warm welcome to everyone who stays with us, available when needed and give your privacy otherwise. So please don't treat us like hotel staff :)
• Time for check-in, check-out can be flexible, if we don't have guests the previous or the next day. Otherwise:
- Check-in time: after 2 PM (Possibly to come and drop your luggage upon arrival - Do check with us first)
- Check-out time: before 12 PM (noon)
(This allows us enough time to clean & prep your space.)
• Minimum stay is 1 night.
- Normal Price: $US 16/person/night (price might subject to change across seasons, charge extra $US 5 after the first guest).
• You will have a private room with a queen size bed for two.
• Full access to a separate bathroom entirely for guest use with hot water shower, the kitchen, washing machine and a large screen cable TV in the living room.
• Wi-fi is available and stable throughout the flat.
• Smoking is possible on the balcony with city view of Hanoi.
Interaction with guests
• You will have your own key and total freedom to do your own traveling, interaction is not required.
Otherwise, if my mother and I are not busy with work and study, we will be happy to show you around, cook you a local meal or take you to local (hidden) food stalls for an authentic taste of Hanoi culinary.
Other things to note
☆ We only accept official payment through Airbnb, that means no direct cash payment. This is to ensure the rights and benefits of both the host and guests.
☆ Prices are non-negotiable, as we believe what we offer is the most optimal given the Airbnb market competition in Hanoi, as well as our own resources and exerted efforts. If you stay for more than 7 days, discounts are included in the weekly price.
☆ We can help you arrange tours to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long, Mai Chau, Sapa or Northeast Vietnam at a reasonable price with reputable services.
Q - Can I have your contact info like phone number, email address, home address, social media contact…?
A - Without official reservation: NO, you cannot. Airbnb is strict on this. Even if I share my contact to you, Airbnb will delete it immediately. So all the communication and reservation shall be done on the Airbnb platform. It is specifically developed to deliver financial security for both parties (guests and hosts). Only AFTER you have made a reservation with us, will both of us be able to exchange our contact details.
Q - How do I get to your place?
A - Direction and house address will be revealed after reservation is successfully made.
☆ MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR VISA:
• We have had quite a few guests having to cancel their reservation because they did not know that they need a visa in Vietnam or got scammed by some visa website. Therefore, we've sought out trustworthy visa-on-arrival provider (taking zero commission) for your convenience. Please find (URL HIDDEN) if you need help. This is as trustworthy and as good a rate as you can get.
• If you make an official reservation with us, we will provide you with a coupon code that will give you a 20% discount when applying for the visa through their site.
☆ Our most fundamental rule: We hope you treat our house as if it were your own. Unlike Zuckerberg, we hope not to have people who "move fast and break things" at our humble abode.
☆ Sustainability for Planet Earth: Turn off any electrical appliances that you don’t use and before leaving the house.
☆ Do inform us beforehand if you have visitors, but visitors can not stay overnight.
☆ Otherwise, the rest is pretty much common sense as far as residing in a house goes. Be respectful, be responsible and keep clean :)
"Bookworm, Traveler, Adventurer, Dreamer, Idealist"
After some years traveling to see (more of) the world, receiving endless kindness and positive experiences from local people, we decided to open up our own space. This is to welcome you worldly travelers to experience our hometown in the most local, convenient way possible. We also hope to pay forward all the kindness and beautiful memories we have had thus far as travelers.
While studying in Hong Kong, I interned my way through some troubled domains of Ghanian, Dutch and Kyrgyzstani development sector. For this while I temporarily moved to Bangkok to gain more experience in my own (regional) back yard. My passion lies in International Development where I hope to bring about positive social impacts to the community, society and ultimately humankind (a bit too ambitious I know).
So on a more fun/light-hearted note, consider your stay at our place a small sustainable social investment. It'd help fund my future studies and solutions for regional as well as local social issues (I'll try my best to live up to my potentials and the support!).
About our family in Hanoi:
Normally it's just me and my mother, Mrs. Tin. We live in our cozy flat up in a modern high-rise building in the middle of Hanoi. Both my mother and I have traveled quite a bit throughout the years and miss traveling while we are home. That's why we always welcome you to our place, hoping to enable you to experience Vietnamese culture and Hanoi's hidden charm as much as we had the chance elsewhere during our globetrotting days! :)
- “Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.” ~ Bahá'u'lláh
- "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." ~ Bahá'u'lláh