This article will give you some money saving tips while you stay in Hanoi. Cheap doesn’t mean it can be good.
Eat from street stalls – For the cheapest food in the city head to the Old Quarter which is packed with low-cost eats at the street stalls. My favorite food to eat is banh mi or pho. An ideal plan for budget travel is joining our Street Food Walking Tour right after arrive the city so all the good and cheap places for eating are inside your head.
Negotiate – You should barter for everything from street stalls, markets, and taxis. Tourists are often quoted huge prices and bargaining is expected.
Ask your hostel staff – Before you leave the hostel, ask them to estimate how much what you want to do should cost. How much should a ride to the museum cost? How much should I pay to have a gown like this made? They will be able to give you bargaining guidelines.
Take the bus – These are the cheapest and most hassle-free way of getting around the city and are comfortable and efficient.
Drink Bia Hoi – This draft beer is available on the street throughout Hanoi and starts at merely 3,000 VND per glass.
Save money on rideshares – Uber is way cheaper than taxis and are the best way to get around a city if you don’t want to wait for a bus or pay for a taxi. The Uber Pool option is where can you share a ride to get even better savings (though you can get your own car too).0