For those being mindful of their budget or aiming to stretch their VND a bit further, the well known tourist Le Loi Street will be your haven. Located on the south side of the Perfume River, this street is like a magnet to tourists. While that might be off-putting for some, it also means you’ll have your pick of the mill when looking for the best valued room. Not only that, restaurants and shops spill down every connected side street and warrant some thorough exploring.
Another excellent spot for budget accommodation is Pham Ngu Lao, a smaller street also located across the river from the citadel walls. While you’ll be able to find hotels for any budget here, the notable Hue Backpackers Hostel remains a safe spot for intrepid wanderers.
Many backpackers and flashpackers alike call this place home during their stays in Hue, partly because of the abundance of surrounding restaurants and bars, but mostly because you can secure a bed for less than USD10 per night. With the community vibe Hue Backpackers Hostel exudes, it’s safe to say you’ll certainly find other likeminded travellers at this spot. (10 Phạm Ngũ Lão)
While Le Loi Street offers a wide variety of low budget hostels and guesthouses, you’ll lock down mid-range hotel deals here as well. Because of the area’s popularity with quality restaurants and dining, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for. If you prefer to sleep in true “flashpacker” style, check out the Dong Tam Impressions Hotel. Even in the middle of all the hustle and bustle this area offers, you’ll find tranquillity here. This family owned hotel costs only USD10-20 per night and offers a serene garden and pool along with air-con and all other basic amenities. For a mid-range budget, it doesn’t get much better than this. (66/7 Le Loi Street)
Another mid-range street scattered with hotels is Nguyen Cong Tru, near the Dap Da Bridge. You won’t find quite as much activity here, but if you’re looking for a good night’s rest, we suggest checking the area out. One well-known gem is the Holiday Diamond Hotel, located at the end of an alley way with nearly no motor or foot traffic to be heard. If you’re looking for a low-key place that treats its customers like royal guests, your search is complete. You’ll be warmly welcomed as if you were just another family member at this hotel. (8 Lane 14 Nguyễn Công Trứ)
Our favourite street for accommodation also caters to those wanting to splurge on their trip to Hue, but that should come as no surprise. This area truly has it all. If you’re looking to go all out while letting your money go even further, try the Saigon Morin for a night or two. Opened over 100 years ago with a strong French influence, this hotel looks almost right out onto the river with an ultra comfortable interior to top it off. It’ll cost you at least USD100 per night, but you definitely won’t be disappointed. (30 Lê Lợi, Phú Nhuận)
Of course, if you’re like us, you won’t mind getting out of the city after days spent touring the streets and being swept up in all the surrounding commotion. If that’s the case, there’s no better spot to explore than the area of Minh Mang, which sits about 5 kilometres below Hue. While you likely won’t be able to walk to all the sights from here, if you don’t mind hopping in a taxi or onto the back of a motorbike, the trip will be well worth your while. The Pilgrimage Village is one of our favourite hotel spas in the area. You won’t experience a speck of city noise here, and the staff take customer service to an entirely new level of professionalism. This hotel offers rooms starting at around USD70 per night. (130 Minh Mạng)
Rest assured, Hue offers accommodation for all price ranges, and your money will take you surprisingly far. Whether or not you decide to splurge on your hotel, you can expect to receive world-class service.