In terms of sightseeing, Hue might be the most expensive city in Vietnam. The imperial city costs like a 150.000 Dong entrance fee (which is around 6€).
And guess what; it’s completely worth every penny!
This hostel selection is without doubt for backpackers, solo travellers and anyone that enjoys cute and cosy design.
This guide is your answer to where to stay in Hue.
- Everhome Hostel – top pick for solo travelers
- Amy 2 Hostel – perfect for female solo travelers
- Bonjour Hostel – great for budget travelers
We really like the overall feel of Hue hostels. They’re small and friendly, much more like a home and designed to make it easy to mingle with others.
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
FYI: nearby to Hue are other great Vietnam destinations including Hoi An and Da Nang.
Plan on backpacking Vietnam? Check out all of the best hostels in Vietnam + itinerary here.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Hue
- best hostels in Hue for solo travellers
- best hostels in Hue for backpackers
- more hostels worth a mention
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Hue
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Hue cost 3€ – 8€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 9€ up to 20€ per night. 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.
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
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The 3 Best Hostels in Hue
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Hue.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Everhome Hostel
Our number 1 hostel for Hue is a home-from-home that welcomes a variety of traveller types.
That’s what we love best about Everhome Hostel: the wonderful room choices.
Let’s have a closer look:
- 4-bed female dorm
- 4-bed male dorm
- 4-bed mixed dorm
- Family room w/ balcony (4 people)
- Standard double room
As you can see, there truly is an option for everyone.
Choose to sleep in a room with the same sex, or mix with others. Find privacy in a double and enjoy hostel life with the family.
And guess what? Each bunk bed has its very own privacy curtain!
To bring everyone together, there is a free breakfast and tea/coffee at hand throughout the day.
We highly recommend trying the yummy banana pancake!
There is also a small shared lounge for socialising and enjoying down time.
Fluent English-speaking staff are at hand 24/7. They’ll happily help with recommending trips and booking tours.
Location: This hostel is surrounded by bars, coffee shops, night clubs and restaurants. The Citadel is a 10-minute walk and there are bus stops close-by.
This is one of the best hostels in Hue for
- Solo travellers
- Older travellers
2. Amy 2 Hostel
Amy 2 Hostel is a modern choice for staying in the city of Hue.
This is another cosy hostel with small shared rooms and a relaxed, quiet atmosphere.
Having said that, you will still be close to the hustle and bustle of city life if you want to head out and explore.
Some of the great amenities include:
- Restaurant & bar
- Bike rental
- Laundry service
- Tour information & booking
- Free Wi-Fi
The staff here is wonderful at arranging travel arrangements, if you need. They also happen to be at hand 24 hours a day.
As for room choices?
There are 6 and 10-bed mixed dorms, plus a 4-bed female dorm on offer. Otherwise, couples can opt for a standard double room.
All of the rooms come with air conditioning, hot shower, towels and a hair-dryer.
Although breakfast isn’t included, you can order one every morning alongside a hot cup of coffee.
Location: Phu Bai airport is 15km away, and the hostel offer a paid shuttle service. Most of the main attractions are within walking distance from Amy 2 Hostel.
This is one of the best hostels in Hue for
- Female solo travellers
3. Bonjour Hostel
For those looking to specifically travel Vietnam on a budget, we recommend staying at Bonjour Hostel.
The staff really stands out, they know what they are doing. They help you with your bike ride or train to Da Nang or up North, and know Hue like the back of their hand.
As we said; this is a budget hostel.
So with that in mind, the rooms are basic, yet comfortable.
One good thing to note is that mixed dorm rooms come with privacy curtains!
In case you’re curious, the rooms on offer include:
- 6 and 10-bed mixed dorms
- Twin room
- Double room
- Family room (3 people)
Luckily for you, breakfast is free! This is a wonderful inclusion considering the affordable price to stay here.
The free wi-fi is also very good. Other perks include a communal TV, fridge and scooter rental.
Location: Centrally located in Hue, in a quiet street. Reaching good restaurants, nightlife and main attractions is very easy and quick on foot.
This is one of the best hostels in Hue for
- Budget travellers
What about cheapest hostels in Hue?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
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 Hue.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Hue
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Hue for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Hue for solo-travellers?
What we absolutely love about the hostels in this collection is the room choices. No one hostel is only suited to one traveller type, but many.
That’s because there is an inclusion of shared and single-sex dorms, privates and family rooms.
What better way to bring people together?!
Having said that, we would recommend Everhome Hostel to be the top choice for solo travellers.
Why? That’s simple: male, female, mixed, private and family rooms are included here.
No matter what kind of solo traveller you are, you’ll certainly find your ideal room. To top it off the central location creates an ease when it comes to exploring the city alone.
Best Hostels in Hue for Backpackers
Are you in search of a great Vietnam backpackers hostel?
Well, don’t just settle with one option, here’s two!
Hue Happy Homestay
Hue Happy Homestay is an awesome option for backpackers that are seeking a sociable and fun time in Hue.
For one thing, the team here love to organise daily happy hours and everyone receives a welcome drink and fruit!
The free breakfast is also a great way to meet new people here.
Alongside shared dorms, there are also private options. Just draw the privacy curtain if you need some down time.
Set in a very quiet alley in the city centre, all of the top sights are just a short stroll away.
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels – Hue
Ok ok, so the hostel name certainly gives it away, right?
“…housed in a beautiful, colonial building with sweeping verandas perfect for kicking back with an ice cold beer.”
The super fun downstairs sports bar boasts killer events, daily happy hours and an ideal space for mingling with new friends.
And that’s not all! Get ready for:
- Free wifi & water refills
- Countless day trips
- Cooking clases
- 24/hr reception & security
There are big (10-bed) dorms and a female-only dorm. If you fancy some privacy, opt for one of their private rooms.
More Hostels worth a Mention
Seeing as we have no party hostels in Hue worth including, we wanted to offer you some more options of where to stay in Hue.
Three more hostels worth considering are…
New Life Homestay
Professional team, modern design, central location: some of the awesome things found at New Life Homestay.
Backpackers will seriously rejoice at how wonderful travelling in Vietnam can be. This is basically a friendly house.
That’s because you can also expect:
- Sun terrace & rooftop deck
- Private dinner with owner (can be arranged)
- Bicycle hire
- Free Wi-fi
- Free bottle of free beer per person
Speak to the staff if you’re keen to book some fun tours in the area. Free parking is also available.
The design at SMLXL is very special, with a cute cafe on the premises.
It’s a small place, with a focus on unique layout and overall design which will certainly catch your eye.
This isn’t exactly a sociable hostel as there is only 2 double rooms and one dorm on offer. The dorm comes with 4 beds.
If you want good coffee, minimalistic design and a quiet atmosphere; stay here.
Not surprisingly, the staff are phenomenal and will do everything they can to make you feel at home.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com
Khe Sanh Homestay Hue
Khe Sanh Homestay is a chilled, fun, family run hostel in the centre of Hue.
The common area is a great place to enjoy a beer and meet other travellers.
There are both dorms and private rooms on offer. Breakfast is included for everyone, woo!
To really help you settle in, the staff provide a welcome drink and fruit upon checkin. We like that.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Everhome Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Amy 2 Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Bonjour Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Hue best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Hue. 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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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Hue hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
Looking for things to do in Hue?
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Imperial City
- Thien Mu Pagoda
- Dong Ba Market
- Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh
- Đại Nội
- Thuy Tien lake Abandoned Water Park
- Trang tien bridge
- Perfume river
- Phạm Ngũ Lão
Flights to Hue?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Hue.
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At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart 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