Top 4 Halong Bay Hostels Suggestions (2024 updated)

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Panoramic view from the rooftop pool

Halong Bay is the most famous destination in Vietnam, attracting millions of visitors every year. That’s why it’s no surprise that travelling there won’t be cheap.

But there’s always a way to have a great trip without breaking the budget, especially when it comes to accommodations. Check out these 4 fantastic Halong Bay hostels that we suggest! They all have an affordable rate, comfortable, and are in the perfect location.


  • Best hostel overall: BBQ Hostel
  • Best hostel for budget travelers: The Light Halong
  • Best viewed hostel: Lily Homestay
  • Best social hostel: Fancy Hostel Halong


1. Best hostel overall: BBQ Hostel

BBQ Hostel Halong Bay
BBQ Hostel Halong Bay -@BBQ Hostel
  • Address: D307 Monbay, Halong City, Vietnam
  • Phone: +84 862592359
  • Email:
  • Price: 380,000 – 750,000 VND ($17 – 33) /room/night


BBQ Hostel is the absolute best hostel, hands down. It has everything you need to have a super comfy stay.

The hostel is in a great location, right beside Halong Bay Museum. It’s quite easy to get to all the attractions in the bay, such Tuan Chau Marina, Bai Tho Mountain, and Sunworld park. Plus, BBQ also hooks you up with free bike rentals if you don’t feel like walking.

The hostel has a total of 21 rooms, all with modern amenities and modern vibe decorations. thanks to its smart designs, every room has windows or even a balcony facing the sea, guaranteeing you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Halong Bay, exactly like any other 4 or 5-star hotel!

BBQ Hostel not only has rooms, but also offers an awesome outdoor swimming pool with comfy sun loungers, chilly bars, and, of course (just like its name), a big space for  BBQ parties every Wednesday and Sunday.


Why we love it?

BBQ Hostel has a variety of room types, so it can easily accommodate all types of travellers. Whether you’re travelling solo and want a bunk bed (starting at just 200,000vnd/night) or you’re a couple in need of a nice private room (starting at 400,000vnd), BBQ Hostel has got you covered!


2. Best budget hostel: The Light Halong


The Light Halong Hostel
The Light Halong Hostel – @TheLightHostel
  • Address: 108A Vuon Dao Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong CityPrice: 350,000 – 1.100,000 VND ($15 – 45) /room/night
  • Phone: + 84 919691000
  • Email:
  • Price: From 300,000vnd/night


If you’re seeking for a decent place to stay while keeping your costs to a least, The Light Halong Hostel is the way to go.

The hostel has 40 rooms, with the cheapest (bunk bed) starting at only $8 USD per night (with breakfast included). However, cheap does not mean awful; all of the hostel’s rooms are fully equipped with full amenities, ensuring you have a comfortable place for relaxing after an exhausting day of travelling. 

You might also choose more pleasant room options, such as sharing a bathroom – room or even a private room for only $20 USD.


Why we loved:

The swimming pool on the roof of The Light Hostel is a unique feature that you won’t find in any other hostel in Halong. The pool, located on the roof of the hostel, offers not only cool and clean water, but also a panoramic view over Halong City and the bay. Not bad for a budget hostel, right?


3. Halong Fancy Hostel 


Fancy Hostel Room
Basic but comfy room in Fancy Halong Hostel – @FancyHalong
  • Address: No. 27, Lane 1, Vuon Dao Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City
  • Phone: +84 382529298
  • Email:
  • Price: 200,000 – 550,000 VND ($9 – 23) /room/night


If you’re a solo traveler wishing to make new friends from all over the world, Fancy Halong Bay hostel is the place to be.

You’ll be greeted with a party vibe decorations right on the first step into the hostel, from national flags hanging around the lobby to a billard pool or public giant TV screen for  weekend movie. On top of Fancy hostel is an open bar, where all guests could gather for a party every night.

Fancy Halong Hostel offers a variety of room types. The hostel has 15 private rooms and 7 dorm rooms, all of which have basic amenities. Prices will range between 300,00vnd and 500,00vnd per night, including breakfast.

However, keep in mind that the bunk bed of Fancy Hostel won’t have curtain, so it might not be too comfortable when it come to privacy.


Why we loved it

Food at Fancy Hostel
Their Signature Homemade Burger @FancyHalong

What we liked best about Fancy Hostel Halong was food. Their in-house restaurant is the most well-known in all of Halong Bay, offering a wide range of cuisines from traditional Vietnamese to Western. We recommend you should try their homemade burger. It’s produced with their own unique recipe, includes tasty patties stuffed with onions, a trio of cheese, and herbs. It has never failed to satisfy BBQ lovers!


4. Halong Lily Homestay


Halong Lily Homestay
Halong Lily Homestay @LilyHomestay
  • Address: No. 30, Hoang Thi Hong Chiem Street, Hong Hai Ward, Halong City
  • Price: 700,000 – 1,000,000 VND ($29 – 42) /room/night
  • Contact: 0397082902

Unlike the other hostels on our list, Lily Homestay provides a more authentic experience. It’s hosted by Lily, a friendly lady with excellent service minded. Don’t worry about communication as she can also speak good English!

Lily Homestay is a villa-type with a view to the bay. As a result, it will be slightly more expensive than others in this list. But it will be well worth the extra. There are just two types of rooms at Lily Homestay, and for just 700,000vnd (30USD), you can get a private room with a direct view of stunning Halong Bay.

However, keep in mind that it will not have a party atmosphere, but rather an authentic vibe.


Why we loved

Lily Homestay’s location is its strong suit. It’s only a 30-meter walk from there to Halong’s beach.

Further, Lily offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for a restful stay rather than a night of partying.


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