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12 hours ago, Langkawee said:

I'm in Hanoi now if anyone knows hotels at $10 or less a night, or $100 to $200 a month in any location in Hanoi.

I stayed in Hanoi Panda, very close to the lake and beer street.

400bht for a triple aircon room, no windows, inc breakfast.

475bht for a double aircon room with balcony overlooking a bust street, in breakfast.

If you assume the bread roll, plain omelette, mixed fruit and Viet coffee was worth 50bht, it's approaching your budget.

This is the triple

 

 

It was good enough for me.

TV didn't work.

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If you want cheaper, I'd suggest get the train to Ninh Binh ($7), and stay around there very scenic around Tam Coc and loads of rooms available for around 200bht/night (in breakfast).

 

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19 minutes ago, Langkawee said:

Could you padlock your door? Was there a latch on the door to use your own padlock? Great post Ron Jeremy. 

All the homestays I've been in had door locks.

Only one was a padlock, most were like normal hotels or chalet bungalows.

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27 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I stayed in Hanoi Panda, very close to the lake and beer street.

400bht for a triple aircon room, no windows, inc breakfast.

475bht for a double aircon room with balcony overlooking a bust street, in breakfast.

If you assume the bread roll, plain omelette, mixed fruit and Viet coffee was worth 50bht, it's approaching your budget.

This is the triple

 

 

It was good enough for me.

TV didn't work.

panda.jpg

 

If you want cheaper, I'd suggest get the train to Ninh Binh ($7), and stay around there very scenic around Tam Coc and loads of rooms available for around 200bht/night (in breakfast).

 

dong pagoda.jpg

Great post Britman too. Thank you.

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comparing to Thailand, how much the rent of a studio of a single person, not necessary to be in midle city center,

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1 minute ago, lexlam said:

comparing to Thailand, how much the rent of a studio of a single person, not necessary to be in midle city center,

It wont be a whole lot different + - $100 a month , not really worth worrying about

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6 minutes ago, sanemax said:

It wont be a whole lot different + - $100 a month , not really worth worrying about

Thanks sanemax foe the fast replies, 

how about carrying $ cash to there, and opening a bank account in a local bank?

I heard that ATM machines there are not so efficient and often turned off, with limited withdraw amounts,

is this possible?  I am thinking to carry some extra $$ cash instead of using THai ATM there,, what advise?

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7 hours ago, Langkawee said:

Great post Britman too. Thank you.

I got an air-con dorm, Meow Hostel, Hanoi Old Quarter, paid in cash 58,500 dong (77 baht) but booked on Agoda without debit card. Walk in rates are almost double at 100,000 dong. sitting upstairs in Circle K, 2 x 500ml ice cold German Becks beer cans 34,000 dong, 17,000 dong each. That's 22 baht a 500ml can.  

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4 minutes ago, Langkawee said:

I got an air-con dorm, Meow Hostel, Hanoi Old Quarter, paid in cash 58,500 dong (77 baht) but booked on Agoda without debit card. Walk in rates are almost double at 100,000 dong. sitting upstairs in Circle K, 2 x 500ml ice cold Becks beer cans 34,000 dong, 17,000 dong each.

Is that the cheapest place to stay in the Whole World ?

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14 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Is that the cheapest place to stay in the Whole World ?

Not the cheapest. Don Det in Si Pan Don Laos (4000 islands), 20,000 kip 68 baht for your own bungalow (toilet shower outside), 10 years ago only 10,000 kip 34 baht. I wonder why I don't get along with Thai women 555 .... Surin city, Thailand used to pay 80 baht 7 years ago for single room in large hotel in city centre. Doubles were over 200. 

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49 minutes ago, lexlam said:

I heard that ATM machines there are not so efficient and often turned off, with limited withdraw amounts,

Loads of ATMs everywhere, it worked out at 694kvnd/1,000tbh using my Bankok bank debit card including all fees.

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

It wont be a whole lot different + - $100 a month , not really worth worrying about

It's a matter of finding Vietnam's equivalent of Thailand's www.tee-pak.com where you can find apartments with ensuite toilet and shower on the outskirts of Bangkok for 1500 bath a month, or just walk around Saphan Mai in Bangkok. Vietnamese have told me in Hanoi apartments can be found for 1500 bath a month but not near lakes. They told me the lakes keep away the dust and this is why you pay much more to live near a lake. But it's all hearsay. Never heard of an apartment online cheaper than $300 USD a month in Hanoi. But I know you can get basic apartments in HCMC for $130, nowhere near Thai quality for same price. 

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1 hour ago, lexlam said:

Thanks sanemax foe the fast replies, 

how about carrying $ cash to there, and opening a bank account in a local bank?

I heard that ATM machines there are not so efficient and often turned off, with limited withdraw amounts,

is this possible?  I am thinking to carry some extra $$ cash instead of using THai ATM there,, what advise?

Great rates for USD. If you are worried about getting scammed by money changers change your money at Lotte Mart, Center branch, very transparent money changing there with receipt given and great pizza for 30,000 dong. 

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9 hours ago, Langkawee said:

Could you padlock your door? Was there a latch on the door to use your own padlock? Great post Ron Jeremy. 

no but if you are hamsum man like me the staff come by and give you a free head job before breakfast

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before you start becoming too comfortable in vietnam, reports are coming in of embassys only giving 1 month visas whereas before the would give 3 months no problem. so hold off on purchasing your transport, white goods, etc till we see how this pans out. 

what area in HCMC  can you get a non-dorm accommodation for 130usd/month. have look an a few occasions cant find anything that even comes close to that.

 

also note that hanoi starts to get real cold soon for months, too mudt so if you are thailand acclimatized. 

had a clean modern 10$/ night aircon tv single occupancy double ensuite hotel room with reasonable priced restaurant on ground floor  in coming up to winter (so didnt use the aircon) in central vietnam reasonable sized town, not telling as i may want to go back there again and dont want all  you unwashed christians bjorking the place, got too cold for me  so headed south

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36 minutes ago, dafniusDuckus said:

no but if you are hamsum man like me the staff come by and give you a free head job before breakfast

i particularly liked the qt with the big knockers

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