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Khe Sanh Homestay

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1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Come and stay in khe sanh Homestay and let khe sanh Homestay please you and you will know more about the homestay and the staff and Hue people who are friendly.... More...

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IBIZA Guest House

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1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

IBIZA GUEST HOUSE is located in the heart of Hue City with a cool and quiet atmosphere. Guests can walk to the poetic Huong riverside... More...

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The Dreamers

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 392
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Dreamers is a homestay located in the heart of Hue city, right on walking street Vo Thi Sau.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Loving Home Hue

Bed and Breakfast
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Loving Home Hue is perfectly located in the heart of Hue City with nice view.... More...

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Charming Riverside Hotel

Hotel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Charming Riverside Hotel seems to be peaceful destination for the guests to see picturesque view of the Perfume River.... More...

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Buncha House

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Featuring a garden and free Wi-Fi access, Buncha House is located in Hue.... More...

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Hue Melody Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 77
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Setting in Hue, Hue Melody Hostel is 2.4 km away from Trang Tien Bridge and 2.7 km from Dong Ba Market.... More...

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Hue Happy Homestay

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hue Happy homestay is located in the alley way very quiet, in the center of Hue city where is only 10 minutes walking to the famous Dong Ba Market, 15 minutes to the well-known Imperial Citadel.... More...

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New Life Homestay

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 273
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

You’ve been searching all afternoon for a hostel in hue, trying to decide between this one and that one. It’s exhausting, we know. You need a little help making a decision well…... More...

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Forever Young Hostel

Hostel
2.6km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 97
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Located in a quiet corner away from the hectic city, Forever Young Hostel welcomes everyone who feels young at heart and wants to taste the authentic atmosphere of Hue City.... More...

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Amy 2 Hostel Hue

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 238
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Amy 2 hostel Hue with modern style will be a good choice for your staying in Hue city.... More...

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Hue Family Boutique Homestay

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 39
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Perfectly located in the heart of Hue City, Hue Family Boutique Home-stay is only 5 minutes away from the main tourist attractions , shopping centerrs, entertainment , Bars , Cafes.... More...

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Why Not Hostel

Hostel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Warm smiles and friendly service is our policy everyday for every guest. Our staff truly cares about all your travel needs making your visit comfortable and memorable.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Kims Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.6
Very good 49
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kims homestay is located in Hue.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Hue Sweethouse 2 Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
9.8
Superb 25
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hue Sweethouse 2 Homestay is conveniently lcoated in the city centre.... More...

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Shark Hostel

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 57
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Boasting free Wi-Fi, Shark Hostel offers cozy and friendly rooms in Hue.... More...

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Friendly House

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 142
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Friendly House is very close to banks (200-300 meters away), BigC supermarket (500 meters away)...... More...

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Hue Vietnam Backpacker Hostels

Hostel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.1
Fabulous 1964
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hue Backpackers Hostel is housed in a beautiful, colonial building, perfectly located in the middle of the city to explore the many sights that Hue has to offer.... More...

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Hotel

Tran Ly Hotel

Hotel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 585
Free WiFi

Tran Ly Hotel in Hue is located at the central locale of this city and only a kilometer away from the Imperial Citadel... More...

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Nam Phuong Riverside Villa

Hotel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 32
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Nam Phuong Riverside Villa is located in Hue.... More...

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Bon Ami Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Bon Ami Hostel provides cozy accommodation with free Wi-Fi access.... More...

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Baloo Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 2
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Make yourself at hone when staying at Baloo Hostel.... More...

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Hotel

Sunny A Hotel

Hotel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Welcome to SUNNY A Hotel! We welcome you and appreciate you spending time to get to know our service.Located in Hue, only a few minutes away from the Perfume River and the Hue Citadel, is the excellen... More...

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Poetic Hue Hostel

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 223
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Poetic Hue Hostel is one of Hue’s newest Hostels offering both high quality dormitory and private rooms.... More...

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Kha Hotel

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 11
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Set in Hue in the Thua Thien - Hue Region, 800 metres from Dong Ba Market, Kha Hotel features a sun terrace and views of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.... More...

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Freedom Hostel

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1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Welcome to Freedom Hostel – professional staff, friendly smiles and hospitality, which will bring you the most comfortable feelings.... More...

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HongThien 1 Hotel

Hotel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
7.8
Very good 203
  • Perfect Location
Free Breakfast

HongThien Hotel 1 is a private-hotel, located in the center of Hue city.It is easy access to many tourist attraction of Hue city and very convenient for individual tourists... More...

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Bonjour Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Situated right in the city centre but being very quiet, Bonjour hostel has 7 rooms with all modern conveniences (bathroom, WC, cable TV... More...

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Sunny B Hotel

Hotel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 11
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Welcome to Original Binh Duong Hotel! We welcome you and appreciate you spending time to get to know our service.... More...

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Hong Thien Backpackers Hotel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 144
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hong Thien Hotel is an expertly built one star hotel in a 4 storey building. The 15 spacious rooms .... More...

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Binh Duong 2 Hotel

Hotel
0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 11
Free WiFi

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Binh Duong 2 Hotel is ideally situated in Hue City; one of the city's most popular locales.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Hue Sweethouse Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
0.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 3
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hue Sweethouse Homestay is centrally located in Hue.... More...

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Beach Bar Hue

Hostel
13.3km from city centre - Show on Map
7.5
Very good 87
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

We have comfortable and affordable backpackers accommodations located on the beach with sea view. 2.5 usd shuttle from Hue downtown to our private Beach for our Hostel customers...... More...

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Hong Thien Ruby Hotel

Hotel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 129
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

With friendly, enthusiastic, dynamical and professional staff, we will bring to you the best quality and service with a reasonable price. You will be happy and feel like being in your own house.... More...

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Anan's House

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Make youself at home in Anans House.... More...

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a-mâze house

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 5
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

a-mâze house is an eco-friendly residence that offers the unique design of Eastern fengshui ideology.... More...

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Green Field Homestay

Hostel
5.3km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 3
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Green Field Homestay is a family run homestay offering 3 comfortable rooms for our guests to choose from. We have 1 double room, 1 twin room and 1 quad room.... More...

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MaiLy Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 47
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The hostel is newly built, comfortable bedding furniture. Excellent location in the center of Hue city, in the pedestrian and tourist part of the city but very quiet, thanks to the pedestrian small ro... More...

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Hotel

Cozy Hue Hotel

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Cozy hue hotel is located in the centre of Hue hotel ,there are 15 rooms with windows ,deluxe rooms with balcony and nice view... More...

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Hue Boutique Hostel

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 64
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Good location, close to bars and restaurants. Walking distance from the citadel.... More...

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Share Dorm Hostel

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Share Dorm Hostel is designed in a modern style, equipped with equipment facilities.... More...

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Jade Hotel

Hostel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 539
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Jade hotel equipment has been recognized as 2.5 star standard with satellite televisions , air conditions , hot showers , bath tubes telephones installed in the rooms , desks...... More...

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FA Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.1
Fabulous 306
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

From FA Hostel, you can easily find such places as tourist bus, Vietnam airline offices, bar restaurants.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Kota's House Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kotas House Homestay set in Hue offering accommodations with free WiFi and garden view.... More...

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TOVO Hostel

Hostel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

TOVO Hostel is located in Hue, 2.1 km from Trang Tien Bridge and 2.5 km from Dong Ba Market.... More...

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Canary Boutique Hotel

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 14
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Canary Boutique Hotel is decorated with modern and luxurious amenities... More...

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Jamming The Hostel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jamming The Hostel welcome you in Hue.... More...

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Hostel

Everhome Hostel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 49
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Everhome hostel is located in the middle of downtown, the most convenient area to reach all needed places as well as famous attractions in Hue city.... More...

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Lam Bao Long Hotel

Hotel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 97
Free WiFi

Lam Bao Long hotel is located in the heart of Hue - An Ancient Capital of Viet nam.... More...

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An Homestay

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 5
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

An Homestay is centrally located in Hue.... More...

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Valentine Hotel

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Valentine Hotel Hue is situated in a peaceful path away from the main street, featuring comfortable accommodation in welcoming environment.... More...

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Holiday Diamond Hotel

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 31
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Located in the center of Hue city and in little street. Precisely because of this, will give visitors a sense of the quietest, most comfortable, the safest in the middle of downtown........ More...

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Nano Eco Hostel

Hostel
5.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Nano Eco Hostel is a little place for those who want to enjoy natural landscape and escape from busy city.... More...

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New Life Homestay 2

Hostel
2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

New Life Homestay 2 is located in the heart of the Hue city.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Green Home Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi

Stay at Green Home Homestay, you will feel Hue culture deeply and truly.... More...

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La Habana House

Hotel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

La Habana House is ideally located in the central of Hue city, right in the walking street but hidden from the crowded.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Hue Memory Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
2.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hue Memory Homestay offer private room in Hue.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Thanh An Homestay

Bed and Breakfast
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Thanh An Homestay is located at city center in Hue, 1.5 km to imperial city.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

The HillSide House Tuong Van Hue

Bed and Breakfast
2.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 4
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Providing the most authentic Hue experience, a home stay offers a true understanding of the lives of people in rural parts of the Hue people & Viet Nam country.... More...

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Spring Garden Villa

Hotel
3.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Spring Garden Villa is a perfect choice for travelers and business people for exploring the ancient city of Hue.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Sunny Fine

Bed and Breakfast
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Offering quality accommodations in the sightseeing, restaurants, culture district of Hue, Sunny Fine Guesthouse is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers.... More...

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Orchid Hotel

Hotel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

We have 17 guest rooms featuring modern architecture. The Orchid Hotel is has wood, stone, brick and bamboo, which shows off its luxurious appearance.... More...

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Rubis Hostel

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Rubis Hostel is centrally located in Hue.... More...

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Cherry Hotel

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 20
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Cherry Hotel in Hue offers everything need for an unforgettable stay.... More...

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Ruby Bistro Hotel

Hotel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Located in the heart of Hue City, Ruby Bistro Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Perfume River.... More...

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Thai Binh 2 Hotel

Hotel
0.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 13
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

From Thai Binh 2 hotel, guests can easily go shopping, dinning and visiting famous sightseeing in Hue: Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs and Bach Ma National Park.... More...

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The Times Hotel

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Times Hotel is conveniently located in Hue city centre.... More...

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The Scarlet Boutique Hotel

Hotel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Luxury Boutique Hotel in the Lovely Imperial City of Hue.... More...

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Hanh Dat Hotel Hue

Hotel
2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 8
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hanh Dat Hotel is located in the center of Hue City, next to Nhu Y River which is harmonically connected with the Perfume River, calm and romantic.... More...

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Casablanca Boutique Hotel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 67
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Casablanca Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Hue City with a cool and quiet atmosphere.... More...

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Canary Hotel Hue

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 13
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Canary hotel is ideally located in Nguyen Cong Tru, the center of Hue city.... More...

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Homeland Hotel Hue

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

A stroll away from Perfume River and Dong Ba Market, Homeland Hotel offers spacious rooms with in-room computers and free internet. Transfers from the train...... More...

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On the banks of the Perfume River, historic Huế was once the seat of the Nguyễn emperors. Now, it's a bustling place that's home to ancient architecture and art, sitting alongside glorious mountain views and the sights and sounds of a busy city. Majestic pagodas and the imposing Imperial City hint at the region's history, and the famously delicious traditional food is some of the country's best. You'll want to relax with a bottle of the city's own Huda beer to take it all in.

When it comes to hostels in Huế, you can stay in a traditional homestay right off the main walking street, or at a riverside retreat where rooms are dressed with fresh flowers. Look out for hostels with social common rooms, relaxing green gardens or bars on-site so you can mix and mingle. Some places have motorbike rentals too. Many Huế hostels have free Wi-Fi and air con, and you can choose one with female-only dorms or individual rooms if you want some privacy.

The historic centre of Huế is where you'll find the major sights, and it's where the nightlife is most exciting. For a true taste of the city, try the local Bún bò Huế, a beef and noodle soup with lemongrass. Explore more of the area and get into nature by taking a trip to Bạch Mã National Park, just under 50km away. It covers the Annamite mountains and the coast, and contains lots of native plants and wildlife. You can also take the 40km journey to Alba Thanh Tân hot springs to relax in the thermal pools.

Top of your Huế to-do list should be the Imperial Citadel. This walled, moat-ringed enclosure of buildings built in 1805-1832 was the former home of Nguyen emperors. Now it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also see the seven-tiered Thien Mu Pagoda, originally built in 1601 (though the current structure dates from the 1800s) and still used to train Buddhist monks. Visit the Tombs of the Ancient Emperors to see intricate carvings and 19th-20th century architecture. For a taste of contemporary Huế, head to Dong Ba market and get ready to haggle.

If you're coming from (or going to) Da Nang, you can drive, motorbike or take a taxi over the Hải Vân Pass, known for its mountain views. Flying in from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City? Phu Bai Airport is about 15km outside of Huế. Once in the city, you'll find that a bicycle or motorbike is the best way to get around.

We have 72 hostels in Hue with an average rating of 8.7 based on 6,585 reviews 72 of 72 properties available in Hue

About Hue

On the banks of the Perfume River, historic Huế was once the seat of the Nguyễn emperors. Now, it's a bustling place that's home to ancient architecture and art, sitting alongside glorious mountain views and the sights and sounds of a busy city. Majestic pagodas and the imposing Imperial City hint at the region's history, and the famously delicious traditional food is some of the country's best. You'll want to relax with a bottle of the city's own Huda beer to take it all in.

When it comes to hostels in Huế, you can stay in a traditional homestay right off the main walking street, or at a riverside retreat where rooms are dressed with fresh flowers. Look out for hostels with social common rooms, relaxing green gardens or bars on-site so you can mix and mingle. Some places have motorbike rentals too. Many Huế hostels have free Wi-Fi and air con, and you can choose one with female-only dorms or individual rooms if you want some privacy.

The historic centre of Huế is where you'll find the major sights, and it's where the nightlife is most exciting. For a true taste of the city, try the local Bún bò Huế, a beef and noodle soup with lemongrass. Explore more of the area and get into nature by taking a trip to Bạch Mã National Park, just under 50km away. It covers the Annamite mountains and the coast, and contains lots of native plants and wildlife. You can also take the 40km journey to Alba Thanh Tân hot springs to relax in the thermal pools.

Top of your Huế to-do list should be the Imperial Citadel. This walled, moat-ringed enclosure of buildings built in 1805-1832 was the former home of Nguyen emperors. Now it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also see the seven-tiered Thien Mu Pagoda, originally built in 1601 (though the current structure dates from the 1800s) and still used to train Buddhist monks. Visit the Tombs of the Ancient Emperors to see intricate carvings and 19th-20th century architecture. For a taste of contemporary Huế, head to Dong Ba market and get ready to haggle.

If you're coming from (or going to) Da Nang, you can drive, motorbike or take a taxi over the Hải Vân Pass, known for its mountain views. Flying in from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City? Phu Bai Airport is about 15km outside of Huế. Once in the city, you'll find that a bicycle or motorbike is the best way to get around.