About this listing
A genuine homestay experience with large, airy bedrooms, shared kitchen & restaurant. Enjoy the uniquely Vietnamese atmosphere of the neighborhood right outside the door with a mix of restaurants, cafes and shops. Walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, Cathedral..
I think you will enjoy staying in my home with its uniquely Vietnamese neighborhood right in the heart of Hanoi city. My house is in a quiet street in the Hoan Kiem district but when you step out of the front door you can immediately experience the local food, the local people and the Vietnamese way of life.
The house has 5 levels with 2 bedrooms
First floor is our living room where you can drink tea, coffee and meet our other guests, our family members. We provide CLEAN water for free, hot and cold, you can make the tea/ coffee your self.
We also local information desk about Local Tours Vietnam. The bedrooms from 2nd to 4th floor. We stay in two rooms in firth floor. And others are the love guest’s rooms.
The kitchen and dining areas occupy the second floor. With its beautiful wooden staircase, spacious and airy bedrooms as well as a well equipped kitchen you can make yourself feel at home during your stay.
Breakfast is not included but we usually invite all the guests simple Vietnamese breakfast or western breakfast also. Just inform us in advance if you need to go for a tour or check out early. We will prepare for you. Moreover, Vietnamese people mainly focus on family dinner. So we love to invite you too on arrival date or any other days too.
Come and join with us. Dinner is the time to meet all our family members.
My parents in law, my brother and one female housekeeper mainly stay at home to take care of you.
My wife, my son and I, we go to work/ school and we will come back home in evening.
We have 24 hour working staff. So it is very easy. We have the public kitchen. If you want to cook something, let us know in advance
Interaction with Guests
We are usually free at weekend and evening. If you want to enjoy dinner with us. Let us know. We would like to invite you to enjoy our local traditional dinner or even other meals.
Right in the old quarter with a lot of the delicious restaurants
There are a lot of bars and restaurants here
Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (2 minutes walking)
The Old Quarter (2 minutes walking)
Dong Xuan Market, Night Market ( 12 minutes walking )
Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hanoi Opera House (5 minutes walking)
Thang Long Puppet Theater ( 2 minutes walking )
Hanoi Church (8 minutes walking)
Temple of Literature ( 15 minutes walking )
Other Things to Note
This room has the private bathroom outside of the bedroom. Right at bedroom door.
Please inform us the time for check in. So we can meet you and show you some useful information
=== WELCOME TO HANOI OLD QUARTER HOMESTAY ===
My name is Luan, I have worked for 10 years as local guide, and I travelled in many places especially in Vietnam. My biggest dream is to travel all over the world and be able to share my great knowledge about Vietnam. With my family, we decided to support each other and open Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay.
My main objectives was to include what the travellers want the most which is experiencing the authentic Vietnamese life and exploring local activities. Today, I consider that the authentic Vietnamese life has become quite rare. Whenever or wherever you travel you all want discover new customs and learn more about a culture. So this inspired me to the host and share my home with the travellers from all over the world.
=== MY FAMILY ===
Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay opened as the interfering cultural place to connect friends with new friends. The homestay couldn’t be more authentic without my family, all raised and born in Hanoi. As a longstanding Vietnamese tradition, my family includes three generations:
Me and my wife Nguyen Nhu Quynh (Name of the flower which only hatch in midnight of the lunar new year) – She works as the official staff. She also can speak Chinese because she lived in Shanghai for 3 years. We have a 20 month-old son together, his name is Do Truong An (Peaceful forever).
Nguyen Do Khai – My younger brother – a high school student.
Nguyen Viet Thuy – My father – He is a retired cook. He can help you with the Traditional Vietnamese Food with an authentic taste. If you want to learn how to cook some tasty Vietnamese dishes or enjoy a family dinner, feel free to inform me in advance then we can prepare the dinner for you.
Finally, my mother Do Ngoc Lan also the Housekeeping Executive – She has been working in three star and four star hotel for 15 years. So you can feel the cleanness, comfort and relaxation at my home.
=== ACCOMODATION ==
My home is located in the Old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake which is the perfect environment to enjoy your holidays.
The cosy rooms are lovely decorated with air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a nice view of the Old Quarter streets. The others rooms are located in the back of the building, which guarantees you a relaxing and quiet night.
=== EXTRAS ===
- Pick up service from and to the airport
- Renting or buying motorbike
- Family dinner
- Local Tour Arrangements
I have been working in tourism industry for 10 years. Traveling all around my country from the north to the south, experiencing all the local culture and authentic places of Vietnam.
Each year, I help more than 1000 guests who became my friends later to experience d the authentic places and real landscapes of Vietnam.
I always offer the best rates guaranteed. I have not had the working office or company. So I do not have to pay the government tax or operating fee. Moreover, I have the good relationship with all the hotel owners or tour suppliers. That is why I can offer not only the best local knowledge but the best rates also.
In order to make our own brand, I have created Local Tours Vietnam.
Our mission statement: “Stay as locals, Play as locals”.
With our traveling passion, we really hope to bring Vietnam to the world.
"I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy"
We offer the personalized tours, tailored to suit your own itineraries, times, etc. They can be for just one person; a couple, a small family group or a group of friends. Prices may be adjusted depending on the number taking part in the tour.
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