Hoi An, Vietnam

What to Do

Bicycle

Bicycle
by Kluft about 6 years ago
Bicycle

The best way to get around Hoi An is on bicycle. They can be rented by the day by many hotels, or located street vendors on the perimeter of the old town. A bicycle is a great way to reach the spectacular white sand beaches ~10 km away (the trip there has some great views too).

Cooking Classes

Viet Vic - Vietnamese Cooking Classes in Hoi An
by Lostthought about 6 years ago
Viet Vic - Vietnamese Cooking Classes in Hoi An

Got cooking lessons today from Doa at Restaurant Viet Vic. We chose to make spring rolls, lemongrass beef with chili, and banana wrapped mackerel. We got a tour of the market and some hands on cooking all for $15 a person, which is cheaper then any of the other places we stopped in. Doa speaks good english and is taking classes to learn more, she's very informative, and her spring rolls are the best I've had in my travels.

Viet Viec
105 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An
Tel : 0510.3861924
Mobile : 0903 591 168

email : trungviet966@yahoo.com

Where to Stay

Ly Thuong Kiet

Rooms for Rent 2 Blocks From Camel Travel Bus Stop
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Rooms for Rent 2 Blocks From Camel Travel Bus Stop

If you used Camel Travel for your transpo to Hoi An, chances are you'll get dropped off at BX Quan Tham near the stadium at Thai Phien and Ngo Gia Tu. Walk a block over to 218 Ly Thuong Kiet and look for a sign that says "co thue phong". You can get a double bed ensuite with AC and wifi in the room for 200,000 dong. Dorms are also available. Great location within walking distance to cheap eats and just two blocks from the Old Town.

What to Eat

Restaurants

41 Cafe
41 Cafe

A fantastic restaurant on Tran Cao Van St (no.41!).
Firstly, the family who run this place are awesome; so friendly and helpful, always smiling and keen to chat to you. They do everything they can to make you feel welcome.
There is a lot of choice on the menu and the food is delicious. We ate nearly every meal here during our 8 days in Hoi An and everything was great (we tried a few other places but none were as good). It's also great value - the food is very cheap and portions a good size.
Oh and did I mention, fresh beer is only 3000 dong!! and its buy 2, get the 3rd free!

We definitely recommend this place and can't wait to come back in the future!

Where to Party

Drinking / Bars / Happy Hours

Nightlife in Hoi An
by Kluft about 6 years ago
Nightlife in Hoi An

Several fancier hotels are located near the beach ~10km outside of Hoi An. In the evening these hotels occasionally have pool parties or lively bars. Do not be surprising if random motos offer to take you there for free. These are not a scam, they get money off commission. You will need to take a moto back to town though.

Where to Shop

Clothing & Accessories

Shoe shopping in Hoi An
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Shoe shopping in Hoi An

We went a little crazy here. It's hard not to when you can buy anything you want. Hoi An's tailors make suits, Chinese dresses, blouses, tennis shoes, leather boots, whatever you want. Prices depend on materials used, of course, and we spent between $10-20 for each pair of custom-made shoes. After having a chance to wear the shoes, I have to say they are not the highest quality, but the shopping experience was one of the most fun I've ever had, which made buying them worth it.

Getting Around

Bus

Hoi An to Dalat by Bus
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If you're heading south from Danang/Hoi An, consider taking long-distance bus company, Phuong Trang. Stops include Quy Nhon, Quang Ngai, Nha Trang, Dalat, and Mui Ne. From Hoi An, you'd have to take a bus to the BX in Danang, where they pick-up customers. For Danang-Dalat, expect to pay 290,000 dong, much better than the 500,000+ dong quoted by Camel Travel and other tour companies for the same journey. To reserve your seat, call their Danang office at (05113) 786 786. They're going to want a local phone number so make sure you have one to give them.

Train

Train to Hoi An
by Kluft about 6 years ago
Train to Hoi An

There is no train directly to Hoi An. You must take the train to Da Nang and then walk out the main doors of the station and like always in Vietnam haggle with the motos for a ride to Hoi An. A great stop in the middle if Marble Mountain just outside Da Nang. Puchase your train ticket out when arriving at the station to ensure you have a ticket for your desired train, unless you are unsure how long you want to stay in Hoi An.