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.
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.
On the menu:
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Da Nang
- best hostels in Da Nang for solo travellers
- fun party hostels
- best hostels in Da Nang for Motorbikers
- best homestays in Da Nang
- discounts and promo codes
- all hostel and sights on a map
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.
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:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Da Nang
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels here in Da Nang.
- Memory Hostel – for solo-traveler
- Rom Casa Hostel Da Nang – for party-traveler and beach-lover
- The Vietnam Hostel – for couples
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Memory Hostel (only 5 Star Hostel – #1 in Da Nang!)
The Memory Hostel is the absolute coolest of all the Da Nang hostels.
Top location, fab staff, great vibes, safe, clean – and all that in style!
Memory Hostel really stands out. Many solo-travelers stay here, both female and male, and have a great time.
We have stayed here several times. It is our first choice for Da Nang Hostels.
Read our full review of Memory Hostel here.
The hostel building itself is super cool. However, it’s worth it to mention there is no elevator. Heavy luggage can be stressful to bring up, the staff will help you though!
While there is no elevator, it’s 100% worth to go on the roof top and spend some time here at night. Perfect place to have a drink!
At Memory Hostel you find following room types:
- 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
- 6 Bed Mixed dorms
- 8 Bed Mixed dorms
- 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
- 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
We loved to stay in the last floor. Choose a bed facing the river side. Then you can see the Dragon Bridge – amazing. Have a look at the photo below.
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!)
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!
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 minutes 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
3. The Vietnam Hostel – central, for couples
Our #3 on 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 playing Ping Pong, but that’s my personal preference.
The Vietnam Hostel is just a 5 minutes walk from Memory Hostel, the #1 on this list.
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-minutes walk to the famous Dragon Bridge.
The Vietnam Hostel is a cool hostel for:
- Business People that want to socialize
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.
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.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Da Nang
- 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, the best hostel in Da Nang for solo-travellers?
The answer is: Memory Hostel Da Nang!
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 is 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, have a drink and watch the dragon bridge at night. Go for it!
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 is some bars and nightlife to enjoy.
We met super cool people at Memory Hostel and spend 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.
Best Hostel in Da Nang for Motorbikers
Are you motorbiking your way through Vietnam? EPIC adventure!
We did the 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.
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 absolute amazing ones, and homestays in Vietnam usually shine through the people, the family behind.
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!
Compare rates at: Booking.com
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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, riding a motorbike etc.
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 99% of the time safe.
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.
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 Vietnam is very safe.
Of course there is the occasional pick-pocketing. Yet, we don’t think there is some special things you would need to know to not get pick-pocket. 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 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 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.
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:
- best things to do in Da Nang
- best things to do in Vietnam
- best things to do in Hanoi
- best things to do in Ho Chin Minh City
- Sa Pa in Photos
- Travel photos – Vietnam in 99 photos
We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:
- 3 best hostels in Hoi An
- 3 best hostels in Hanoi
- full list of best hostels in Vietnam + Itinerary
- CCASA Hostel in Nha Trang
- Woodstock Beach Camp in Cat Ba Island
- Tam Coc Bungalow in Tam Coc, near Ninh Binh
You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.
Over to you
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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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Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries