Hoi An

Travel Guide
Hoi An Ancient Town showing a bay or harbour, night scenes and a small town or village

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colorful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 560 miles (900 kilometers) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The center of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 95 F (35 C) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
4 out of 5
9 Lac Long Quan, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £21 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Cửa Đại, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An. An Bang Beach and Ba Le Market are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (201 reviews)
Good location but front desk service was lacking
"Good location and restaurant and waiters were good. Also, Kevin at Front Desk was really nice and professional. But other front desk services were pretty lacking given the price of room. Sent several emails and Facebook messenger questions but these were never responded to. Asked for help on several ..."

Reviewed on 29 May 2020

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
86 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
The price is £43 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Old House of Phun Hung and Chua Cau. Riverside Hoi An and Cam Pho Temple are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (356 reviews)
"Transportation service to the beach was nice and affordable price between Da Nang airport and hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
134 Hung Vuong, Thanh Ha, Hoi An
The price is £58 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Situated in Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Night Market and Chua Cau are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (607 reviews)
more like 5 star really
"Amazing service from the moment we arrived. Beautiful room, pool and restaurants."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
La Me Villa Hoi An
La Me Villa Hoi An
3 out of 5
441/12 Cua Dai, Son Phong, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £17 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated in Hoi An, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Market and Chua Cau are also within 15 minutes.
4.1/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
Quiet and comfortable staying
"Great location, nice and helpful owners. The room is big and clean. fridge, ac and hot water. Also, clean towel. The old town is easy to reach walking which is nice."

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

La Me Villa Hoi An
The Art - An My House
The Art - An My House
3 out of 5
135B Le Thanh Tong, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £19 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa villa is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Ba Le Market and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Chua Cau. Cam Thanh Bridge and Riverside Hoi An are ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"호이안 구도시에서 자전거로 10분 거리. 오너 부부가 매우 친절. 여자분은 영어가 능숙하고 매일 아침 우리가 신청한 아침밥을 먹었음. 로컬음식이 큰 식당보다 더 훌륭함. 비오는 날에는 남자분과 같이 집 바로옆 수로에서 낚시를 즐김. 손바닥만한 월남붕어와 메기류를 잡았음. 더울때는 수영장에서 수영하고, 비올때는 낚시하고 아주 행복했음. 1킬로미터 거리에 있는 나스파 마사지도 아주 좋았음. 다낭, 호이안에 두번째 여행중인데 아들 둘과 매일 야시장에가서 즐기고, 와이프와 숙소 모터바이크를 렌트해서 안방비치와 섬 투어. 한적하고 여유로운 ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

The Art - An My House
Five Rose Villas
Five Rose Villas
3.5 out of 5
48 Nguyen Phan Vinh, Cam An, Hoi An
The price is £44 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Hoi An villa is within a 15-minute walk of An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Riverside Hoi An and Ha My Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"There is no curtains for the shower bath so when you take a shower there is water everywhere otherwise very cute hotel with amazing location"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Five Rose Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Hoi An

Top things to do in Hoi An

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Hoi An

Cities near Hoi An