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3 Best Hostels in Da Nang, Vietnam – Roof-Top Terrace, Tasty Food Tours and the Golden Dragon

Welcome to the complete guide of the best hostels in Da Nang, Vietnam. Expect roof top terraces, swimming pools, and a real good time in a vibrant city.

We lived in Da Nang for more than 3 months; and loved every single day! The food, the coffee culture, the quirky things to do. Da Nang is still a gem, due to its little beautiful brother of Hoi An.

Your shortcut:

  1. The Memory – Danang – 5 Star Hostel
  2. Rom Casa Hostel Da Nang – for party traveler & beach lover
  3. The Vietnam Hostel – top pick for couples

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Important: You need a visa to enter Vietnam. You can check with iVisa.com which visa you need and how to get it. Here is my review on iVisa and how it works for Vietnam.

Best for all of us, many tourists skip Da Nang and head right to Hoi An. Since you are reading this, you are already one step ahead of your fellow travelers, congrats!

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

So, what are the best hostels in Da Nang? And what’s the answer to where to stay in Da Nang? We cover it all, and share the exact location and things to do around.

We also wrote a guide on the coolest things to do in Da Nang  and the best coffee shops in Da Nang.

On the menu:

Of course you want to head as well to Hoi An. Read my guide on best hostels in Hoi An here – to avoid bad hostels and locations!

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Quick Introduction to Da Nang Hostels

Average price for a bed: Cheap! Hostels in Da Nang start from 5€ per night up to 10€ per nights for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 25€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Dragon Bridge on Weekend: The Dragon Bridge is one of the coolest sights in Da Nang. Every Saturday and Sunday night the Dragon even spits fire. Try to stay over the weekend in Da Nang, it’s worth it.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Da Nang

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels here in Da Nang.

Quick overview:

  1. The Memory – Danang
  2. Rom Casa Hostel Da Nang
  3. The Vietnam Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. The Memory – Danang (only 5 Star Hostel – #1 in Da Nang!)

The Memory – Danang is the absolute coolest of all the Da Nang hostels.

Top location, fab staff, great vibes, safe, clean – and all that in style! 

The Memory really stands out. Many solo-travelers stay here, both female and male, and have a great time.

It is our first choice for Da Nang Hostels. Read our full review of The Memory here.

And we recommend you our list of favorite beach hostels worldwide – this hostel has also found its place on it.

Book The Memory – Danang here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review

The Memory - Danang is a 5 Star Hostel and Design Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam

The Memory - Danang is a 5 Star Hostel and Design Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam

The hostel building itself is super cool. There’s a beautiful mix of wood, tiles and unique architecture that will surely make your jaw drop.

Feel that natural sea-breeze flow through the hostel as you marvel at the skylight.

The owner’s inspiration for design was based on a tranquil waterfall in a jungle setting.

At The Memory you find following room types:

  • 4 & 6-bed female dorms
  • 4 & 8-bed mixed dorms
  • Queen private room
  • Penthouse apartment (4 people)

Looking to get social and relax?

No stress there. All you need to do is head to the on-site restaurant, order a cocktail, some food and chill in the modern social area.

To ensure you meet some cool people, join a tour! Thanks to the wonderful team, you can get involved in their Special Tours. From a yummy food tour, to exploring on a motorbike and visiting local fish markets.

A great stay wouldn’t be complete without a free breakfast and WiFi – included in this 5 star hostel.

Location: Perfect! You’ll be very close to the Internation Airport (6km) and just 2-minutes from My Khe Beach. Love Lock Bridge is an easy 2km walk from the hostel.

The Memory – Danang is the best hostels in Da Nang for:

  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Small families
  • Small groups of friends
Book The Memory – Danang here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review

The Memory - Danang is a 5 Star Hostel and Design Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam The Memory - Danang is a 5 Star Hostel and Design Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam The Memory - Danang is a 5 Star Hostel and Design Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam

2. Rom Casa Hostel Da Nang – Near Beach and Party

Next on our list is the Rom Casa Hostel.

Oh, that is just another great place to stay in Da Nang. Located in the My An District, Rom Casa Hostel is perfect if you want to stay near the beach and fancy the nightlife.

My An District is the expat-district, with lots of bars too.

The design is also really cool! You can expect shipping containers, a bar and even a swimming pool. YAY!

Book Rom Casa Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best party Hostels in Da Nang: Rom Casa Hostel

At Rom Casa Hostel you can stay in following rooms:

  • 6 Bed Dorms
  • 4 Bed Dorms
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • 3, 4 or 6 Bed Private Room

The weakest point of the hostel might be the size of the rooms. They are actually quite small, too small really. But if you are okay with only spending time here to sleep, that’s fine.

Location: Want to stay near party places and the beach? Then it is perfect! The beach is just a 5 minute walk away, you can walk with your surf board there – like many people do. Some great bars to go out for a drink are the nightmarket, The Simple Man, and The Surf Shack.

For exploring Da Nang and the area like Son Tra Peninsula you will need to rent a scooter.

Rom Casa Hostel is the best party hostel in Da Nang for:

  • Party Traveler
  • Beach Lover
Book Rom Casa Hostel here

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Best party Hostels in Da Nang: Rom Casa Hostel Best party Hostels in Da Nang: Rom Casa Hostel

3. The Vietnam Hostel – central, for couples

Our #3 for the best hostels in Da Nang caters to couples and even business people: The Vietnam Hostel!

From the look and feel, it is more like a hotel than a hostel. A fancy one!

Neat design, spotlessly clean, central location. A huge plus is the Ping Pong Table – I really enjoy playing Ping Pong, but that’s my personal preference.

The Vietnam Hostel is just a 5 minute walk from Memory Hostel, the #1 on this list.

Book Vietnam Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld Private Room at The Vietnam Hostel, one of the coolest hostels in Da Nang

At The Vietnam Hostel they offer female-only dorms, single rooms, double rooms, and even Family Suite with 2 Queen-sized beds.

Location: Great, central! Lots of bars, restaurants around, and just a 8-minute walk to the famous Dragon Bridge.

The Vietnam Hostel is a cool hostel for:

  • Couples
  • Business People that want to socialize
  • Families
Book Vietnam Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Super cool dorm with stylish bunk beds at The VIetnam Hostel, one of the Da Nang Hostels

Extra #4: Memory Hostel

The Memory Hostel is a remarkable budget accommodation, perfect for every traveler looking for a unique hostel with character.

And yes, it’s the sister hostel to our NEW 5 star hostel The Memory – Danang.

From the reception desk, make your way to the rooftop terrace with a really special view of the river and panaramic view.

Psst! From up there you can see an actual dragon.

The best way to enjoy the view is to grab a drink from the rooftop bar first. Ask the staff about joining one of their fun tours. We recommend riding a motorbike around and fishing with the locals!

We can’t sign off without mentioning the wonderful bunk beds – they have privacy curtains, a shelf, light & linen included.

Room choices includes:

  • 4, 8 and 12-bed mixed dorms
  • 6-bed female dorm

Location: Perfect! You are in the heart of the city, just a 1 minute walk from the market, 5 minutes to the Dragon Bridge. Around the corner you find a great Sushi place, the best pizza in town, great burger places, and even fantastic vegetarian food.

Obviously, you also find the great Vietnamese food. Ask the staff – they have the best tips every single time. They also offer their staff-food tour; recommended to join!

Good to know: Fancy a Banh Mi? Just across the corner you find a great Banh Mi.

Memory Hostel is the best hostels in Da Nang for:

  • female solo-travelers
  • male solo-travelers
  • adult travelers of 40+
  • motor bikers (lots of parking!)
Book Memory Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam

What about cheapest hostels in Da Nang?

We are talking about 4-5€ a night for a fantastic hostel in Da Nang.

There is really no need to go below that since the quality will drop dramatically.

No kidding!

The difference is usually 1€ ($1) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Also important, every single super-cheap in Vietnam we stayed in came with bed-bugs, cockroaches and other surprises. This is really based on my own experience.

Stay away from the absolute cheapest places in Vietnam – and invest that extra 50 cents or 1$.

Again, hostels are anyway super cheap, starting from 5€ per night. You will see the difference.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Da Nang.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Da Nang
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that. Do not complain afterwards to us.

These 3 cool hostels in Da Nang we shared above are also cheap – and come with a fantastic hostel experience!

Best Hostels in Da Nang for Solo Travellers?

What is the coolest, best hostel in Da Nang for solo-travellers?

The answer is: Memory Hostel Danang!

The staff organizes small walking tours to the local night market, and to the Dragon Bridge on weekends. There’s also occasionally meet-ups where locals and travelers mingle. It is really a great place to connect.

There’s only one private room, the rest are dorms with bunk beds. This means lots of friends, and solo-travelers are staying here.

Also not to miss: The roof top terrace! We had great nights here, listening to music, enjoying a drink and watching the dragon bridge at night. Go for it!

Book Memory Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Having a great time at the only 5 Star Hostel in Da Nang, the Memory Hostel

Fun Party Hostels in Da Nang

If you are planning to go wild, we have good news for you. Da Nang is not exactly a huge party town, but there are some bars and great nightlife to enjoy.

We met super cool people at Memory Hostel and spent fun nights at their roof top terrace.

The most recognized hostel for partying is the Rom Casa Hostel, near the beach.

We already mentioned it above, it’s really in the heart of the Expat Area, has its own bar, and many fun bars around.

Book Rom Casa Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Party Hostels in Da Nang: Rom Casa Hostel

Best Hostel in Da Nang for Motorbikers

Are you motorbiking your way through Vietnam? EPIC adventure!

We did a 3 month trip from Hanoi to Saigon; wonderful times!

The best hostel in Da Nang for motorbikers is Memory Hostel. They have lots of parking spots in front of the hostel, and they keep them safe over night too.

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Best Homestay in Da Nang

On the hunt for a homestay in Da Nang? As in almost any city in Vietnam, there’s lots of homestays to choose from.

We stayed at absolutely amazing ones, and homestays in Vietnam usually shine thanks to the people and hosting family.

A wonderful – and for us one of the best – homestays in Da Nang is The Local Stay. Super helpful staff, quiet location, neat design. Full package!

Best Homestays in Da Nang: The Local Stay in Da Nang

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Da Nang. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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Visa to Vietnam

Need a visa to Vietnam? Yes, you most likely do. Yet, this is always changing. Seriously! In 3 years it changed now 3-4 times. So better be up to date.

Da Nang is also a hub to and from Hong Kong and Taiwan. So this city can be easily your entering city to Vietnam.

Read our full review on iVisa, the shortcut for your visa around the world.

We got our visa with iVisa, it was super fast and cheap. Certainly much cheaper than other travellers we met. Unfortunately this German guy did not tell us his online company he got the visa from, but he paid 80€ while we paid 25€.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Da Nang hostels on a map.

We wrote a big guide on best things to do in Da Nang.

We included in the map the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Dragon Bridge
  • Lady Buddha and Chùa Linh Ứng
  • Ban Co Peak
  • Da Nang Museum
  • Museum of Military Zone 5 – (highly recommended with many tanks and weapons from the War!)
  • Roof Top Terrace with Drinks and Views at 7 Bridges Brewing Company
  • Infinity Pool to watch the Sunset – at Cicilia Hotel & Spa
  • Chợ Bắc Mỹ An – super local market for clothing, accessories, food
  • Hàn Market – popular market downtown
  • Asia Park – Sun World Da Nang Wonders

You can open the sidebar to activate and deactivate layers. We organized this map by the

  • best Da Nang Hostels in red
  • Sights and Things to do in Da Nang in blue
  • Where to eat in Da Nang in yellow
  • Day Trips from Da Nang in green

Open the map in a new tab here.

Safety and Other tips for Da Nang

After spending some time here, we thought it is also helpful for you to understand some basic safety rules, such as riding a motorbike.


Anywhere in Vietnam you will say: The traffic is crazy! Yep, and that is certainly true. And believe it or not, there’s simple rules you can follow to stay safe 99% of the time.

Forget a good 50% your traffic rules you learned at home. The absolute basic rule for participating in traffic in Vietnam is: The bigger you are, the more priority you have.

The bigger you are, the more priority you have.


You cannot ride a little motorbike and think you will go before that truck because the law says so. Nope, nope, nope! Do yourself a favor, and drive patiently and slow – and give priority to anything that is bigger than you. That is anything from cars, taxis, trucks etc.

The second rule is pretty simple too: You almost never break. You always drive around obstacles in the way. Since traffic is in general slow, you simply drive around the car, other motorbikes etc.

The same applies to pedestrians.

No need to wait for your turn to cross the street (unless it’s a traffic light). Keep an eye out, look at the drivers, and walk slowly crossing the street. Do not run – anything that moves super fast in traffic here could cause an accident.

Last but not least, we are not your mommy, but please do yourself a favor and drive 1st with a helmet and 2nd slow. We have seen many many expats and travelers with broken legs and other severe injuries.

Renting a Motorbike:

Renting a motorbike is super simple. You can find rental services on every corner.

We recommend asking Memory Hostel or whatever accommodation you choose. The price is usually around 120.000 Dong for 24 hours.

Stealing Helmets:

You will notice many people leave their helmet on their bike – without locking it. If you only own a low-quality, simple helmet, you can do this too. And nobody will take it.

However, if your helmet looks even remotely cool or good quality, someone could take it. It happened to us…


Da Nang is super safe, actually all of Vietnam is very safe.

Of course there is the occasional pick-pocketing. Yet, we don’t think there is any special trick you need to know to avoid being pick-pocketed. Cities like Barcelona and Rome are much worse in that sense.

That being said, Ho Chi Minh City is a hot spot too for pickpockets. It’s common to steal from travelers, so pay attention in HCMC.

Here’s our guide to the best 24 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.

Flights to Da Nang?

Da Nang is really well connected. it has one of the best connected airports in Vietnam, with direct flights to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taipei and so many more.

Many travelers arrive in Da Nang Airport and take a direct bus or taxi to Hoi An. Be smart about it. We recommend staying 2 nights in Da Nang at least.

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Asia.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More Hostel and Vietnam guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Da Nang. We have spent more than 3 months in Da Nang, and know the area quite well.

We wrote up more travel guides for backpacking Vietnam:

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Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Da Nang hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

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Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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