3 Best Hostels in Hue, Vietnam – Abandonded Waterpark, Climbing the Dragon, and the Emperor’s City

3 Best Hostels in Hue, Vietnam

Come on then, let’s dive in to discover the best hostels in Hue, Vietnam. In terms of sightseeing, Huedala 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.

Our favorite hostels in Hue are:

  1. Nano Eco Hostel - best for Eco Lovers
  2. Amy 2 Hostel - best for Female solo travellers
  3. a-mâze house - best for Solo Travelers

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We really like the overall feel of each Hue hostel Vietnam. They’re small and friendly, much more like a home and designed to make it easy to mingle with others.

Psssst: Right next to the citadell, there are a bunch of tanks and military equipment that you can climb around on. Ok, this may not be a thing for everyone, but now you know.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

FYI: nearby to Hue are other great Vietnam destinations including Hoi An and Da Nang.

The best hostels in Da Nang includes a fantastic 5 star hostel called The Memory – Danang. Plan on backpacking Vietnam? Check out all of the best hostels in Vietnam + itinerary here.

What do we cover in this article?
  • 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
  • Flights
  • FAQ
  • You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

    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.

    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.

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    The 3 Best Hostels in Hue are …

    Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Hue.

    1. Nano Eco Hostel – best for Eco Lovers
    2. Amy 2 Hostel – best for Female solo travellers
    3. a-mâze house – best for Solo Travelers

    These are our favorite hostels in Hue. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

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

    Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

    🦸 Solo Traveler: a-mâze house
    🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Amy 2 Hostel
    🎒 For Backpackers: Amy 2 Hostel
    👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: a-mâze house
    👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: a-mâze house
    👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Nano Eco Hostel
    🧘 Cosy Hostel:Nano Eco Hostel
    🍃Eco Lovers:Nano Eco Hostel

    1. Nano Eco Hostel

    Nano Eco Hostel is outside of the Hue, but it is so good that we have to recommend it here! You should keep that in mind, that you have to rent a motorbike or find other transportion options to get to some places. This is perfect option if you are looking for a few nights away in a serene environment. There is an old abandoned waterpark close by to enjoy some local walks.

    Aiming to reduce human footprint, Nano Eco Hostel is constructed from reused materials. They also try to consume less plastic by providing their guests with drinking glass bottles.

    The rooms are simple, but luxurious and clean, with large beds and above average bathrooms. The pool is very nice and well maintained. They even have a piano that you can play on. The views from the roof are spectacular.

    The hostel offers breakfast and food that is good, but there are no shops or food stalls nearby. If you’re a snacker or want to eat local foods, bring yourself from the town 🙂

    This is amazing, beautifully-designed and very unique eco-hostel that’s extremely comfortable, cozy, super clean, with a fantastic view of the sunrise and lush, green outdoors. If you want to take a break from Vietnamese street food and noise then this is the perfect place to be.

    Location: Nano Eco Hostel is located right near the Thuy Tien lake and Abandoned Water Park.

    This is a TOP Hostel if you rent a bike or motorbike to get around. Otherwise you might a bit too far from the citadell to visit.

    This is one of the best Hue hostel for:

    • Eco Lovers
    • Anyone who loves a beautiful hostel
    Book Nano Eco Hostel here

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    Nano Eco Hostel Swimming Pool

    Nano Eco Hostel Dorm

    Nano Eco Hostel Room

    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. It’s the perfect location.

    This is one of the best hostels in Hue for

    • Female solo travellers
    • Couples
    Book Amy 2 Hostel here

    Check prices at:
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    Amy 2 Hostel Dorm

    Amy 2 Hostel Hue Outside Space

    Amy 2 Hostel Hue Common Space

    3. a-mâze house

    a-mâze house is comfortable, lovely and quiet homestay that will exceed your expectations. The house has very good location with lovely decoration and convenient set up. It’s a good value for money, and the hospitality of the host will delight you. The house was redesigned by the owner, and the arrangements are in Japanese style with wooden floor.

    There is a kitchen you can use, and a cosy social area. The single rooms are very small, but comfortable and clean. All the facilities are very clean and the air conditioning is very effective (and much needed in the summer!). It is very helpful that the communal bathroom and showers could be used even after you checked out.

    They also have a gorgeous little roof terrace – it’s a real hidden gem and great place to enjoy your cup of tea. 

    Location: a-mâze house is located in the heart of the Old quarter of Hue. It is just tranquil enough for you to have a good rest, but central enough to explore Hue specialties within reach. More than 400 year old Feudal heritage and history are all around the corner. Local market is less than 1km from the property. Ngu Ha river, Tinh Tam Lake takes only three minutes walks. Moreover, you will be stunned in front of the Purple City in less than 5 minute ride.

    This is one of the best hostels in Hue for

    • Solo Travelers
    • Families
    Book a-mâze house here

    Check prices at:
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    a-mâze house Bunk Bed

    a-mâze house Common Space

    a-mâze house Dorm

    a-mâze house Room

    What about cheapest hostels in Hue?

    Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels! Even the best hotel in Hue will not be as nice as a hostel stay.

    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.

    1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Hue
    2. Order the listing by price

    Simple as that.

    Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

    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.

    Having said that, we would recommend a-mâze house to be the top choice for solo travellers. You can read more about it here.

    Book a-mâze house here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    a-mâze house Bunk Bed

    Best Hostels in Hue for Backpackers

    Are you in search of a great Vietnam backpackers hostel?

    Well, don’t just settle with one backpackers Hue 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.

    Book Hue Happy Homestay here

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

    Hue Happy Homestay is one of the best hostels in Hue, Vietnam

    Vietnam Backpacker Hostels – Hue

    Ok ok, so the hostel name certainly gives it away, right?

    Vietnam Backpacker Hostels – Hue is…

    “…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
    • Ziplining
    • 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.

    Book Hue Vietnam Backpackers Hostels here

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

    Vietnam Backpacker Hostels is one of the best hostels in Hue, Vietnam

    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. Few more hostels worth considering are…


    UPDATE: The quality of this hostel / homestay really suffered in recent time. Please check the latest reviews.

    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.

    Book SMLXL here

    Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

    SMLXL is one of the best hostels in Hue, Vietnam

    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.

    Book Khe Sanh Homestay here

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

    Khe Sanh Homestay is one of the best hostels in Hue, Vietnam

    IBIZA Guest House

    Whilst there are a few shared dorms here, we’d recommend IBIZA Guest House for families, couples and older travellers that enjoy a quiet stay.

    It’s certainly the most family-friendly hostel Hue has to offer.

    There is bicycle rental, free Wifi and staff at hand 24/7.

    Breakfast is free and the riverside is just a few minutes from the property

    This hostel offers an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere thanks to the caring owner.

    Book IBIZA Guest House here

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

    IBIZA Guest House is one of the best hostels in Hue for families

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    How to book?

    The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

    We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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    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 and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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    Our Favorite Hostels in Hue 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

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    Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

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    CLOSED: Everhome Hostel

    Update: Our former #1 hostel closed its doors. We leave this content for your information.

    What is the absolute best place to stay in Hue? You’ve found it!

    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 gender, 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
    • Families
    • Older travellers

    CLOSED: Bonjour Hostel

    Update: Our former #3 hostel closed its doors. We leave this content for your information.

    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
    • Backpackers

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