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Hoi An, Tinh Quang Nam, Vietnam

How much does it cost to travel to Hoi An?

You should plan to spend around $47 (d1,156,207) per day on your vacation in Hoi An. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $10 (d249,112) on meals
  • $19 (d473,078) on local transportation
  • $42 (d1,030,851) on hotels

A one week trip to Hoi An for two people costs, on average, $663 (d16,186,892). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $47
    d1,156,207
  • One Week Per person
    $331
    d8,093,446
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $663
    d16,186,892
  • One Month Per person
    $1,420
    d34,686,197
  • One Week For a couple
    $663
    d16,186,892
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,325
    d32,373,784
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,840
    d69,372,395
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hoi An cost?

A one week trip to Hoi An usually costs around $331 (d8,093,446) for one person and $663 (d16,186,892) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hoi An on average costs around $663 (d16,186,892) for one person and $1,325 (d32,373,784) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hoi An will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hoi An on average costs around $1,420 (d34,686,197) for one person and $2,840 (d69,372,395) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hoi An has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hoi An expensive to visit?

Hoi An is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Vietnam, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Hoi An in depth.

Within Asia, Hoi An is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hoi An Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hoi An?

The average Hoi An trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hoi An travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) d1,030,851 ($42)
Local Transportation 1 d473,078 ($19)
Food 2 d249,112 ($10)
Entertainment 1 d314,564 ($13)
Tips and Handouts 1 d59,034 - 177,103 ($2 - 7)
Alcohol 2 d113,370 - 340,111 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hoi An is $21 (d515,426). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hoi An is $42 (d1,030,851). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $21
    d515,426
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $42
    d1,030,851

Hotel Prices in Hoi An

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hoi An based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $25. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hoi An is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (d473,078) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hoi An.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $19
    d473,078

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Rental Cars in Hoi An
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Hoi An?

Typical prices for Transportation in Hoi An are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hoi An, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi From Danang to Hoi An
    d220,000
  • Bus From Hoi An Bus Station to Town
    d15,000


Food Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Hoi An can vary, the average cost of food in Hoi An is $10 (d249,112) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hoi An should cost around $4.08 (d99,645) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hoi An is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $10
    d249,112

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What did other people spend on Food in Hoi An?

Typical prices for Food in Hoi An are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hoi An, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Dinner at Bamboo Village (for Two)
    d356,000
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    d100,000
  • Casual Dinner (for Two)
    d200,000


Entertainment Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Hoi An typically cost an average of $13 (d314,564) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $13
    d314,564

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Hoi An?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hoi An are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hoi An, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Golf (for Two)
    d3,706,000
  • Short Boat Ride
    d40,000


Tips and Handouts Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Hoi An is $4.83 (d118,069) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Hoi An is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $4.83
    d118,069


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Hoi An is $6.71 (d163,891), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $6.71
    d163,891


Alcohol Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $9.28 (d226,741) on alcoholic beverages in Hoi An per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $9.28
    d226,741

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Hoi An?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Hoi An are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hoi An, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bottle of Wine
    d240,000


Water Budget in Hoi An
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.71 (d41,776) on bottled water in Hoi An per day. The public water in Hoi An is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.71
    d41,776


Last Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Hoi An On a Budget
Hoi An Hoi An, Vietnam
Located just south of the city of Da Nang, Hoi An is famous for it's beautiful old town. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, since its designation as a World Heritage Site in 1999, mass tourism has grown and the city has felt the growing pains. Most of the homes and shops in the old town are now used for commercial purposes. The city is still quaint, but the old town is lined with tailor shops, souvenir stores, and restaurants. Foreigners are required to purchase a ticket to enter the old town of Hoi An (120,000 VND, about $5).
Sights
There are many historic sights that are in Hoi An's old town. The town operates on a coupon system and for a set price you can get a ticket to visit five attractions including museums, old houses, assembly halls, and workshops, as well as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Quan Cong Temple. The Japanese Covered Bridge is free to cross without a ticket. It was built in the early 1600's by the Japanese community and is a major landmark of the city.

Popular museums around town include the Museum of Folk Culture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics, the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, and the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture. The historic houses include the Phung Hung House, Quan Thang House, and Tan Ky House.

Other sights include the Cantonese Assembly Hall, Hokien Meeting Hall, the Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall, the Hoi An Handicraft Workshop, the Traditional Theatre, and the Swan Boats.
Neighborhoods
Most visitors spend the majority of their time in Hoi An's Old Town. This area is quaint, but commercialized. It has a main road cutting through it called Tran Phu that is lined with stores and shops. To the south of town, across the Thu Bon River are two islands: An Hoi is to the west and Cam Nam is to the east.

There's also a nice beach near Hoi An that many travelers choose to visit for a day. The best way to make your way there is to either hire a bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, but these are usually more expensive and can be somewhat more difficult to find. The beach itself is nice, but you are likely to be harassed by vendors, so the experience may not be as relaxing as you had hoped. There are some shacks and cafes by the beach where you can pick up a decent lunch while you're relaxing on the beach.

Activities
If you find yourself in town on the 14th or 15th of a lunar month you'll get to see a good number of activities in celebration. These include traditional games like bai choi, trong quan, and dap nieu, which are played out all over town.

Another popular activity in Hoi An is to have the city's tailors make you some articles of clothing. It's fun to flip through the books they have on hand and select some items of your choosing. They'll take your measurements and within a couple of days you'll have some tailor made cloths.

Hoi An itself is a very romantic location, as the streets are lined with old buildings full of interesting shops. Hoi An makes a great destination for a Honeymoon in Vietnam, too, as it is affordable, fun, and it also has some nice beaches nearby. In fact, some of the beaches in this region of Vietnam are actually quite good. An Bang beach is one of the best beaches in Vietnam, and any visitor can have a good time here. The beach area is only about 10 minutes from the middle of town by car or motorbike.
Food and Dining
Hoi An is also famous for its local cuisine. (During our trip there, we absolutely fell in love with the food in Hoi An!) There are local specialties that you should definitely try while you're in town. Cao lao is a rice noodle dish that is topped with roast pork, dough fritters, and some veggies. Another favorite is called white rose, which is a unique form of a shrimp dumpling. Wonton dumplings are also common and are usually served in a soup or deep fried. To try some of these dishes, check out our guide to the best restaurants in Hoi An or this other guide to where to eat in Hoi An.

The Central Market is a great place to grab a meal or a snack from food vendors. You'll also find plenty of pubs and cafes along the river. Prices at restaurants in the center of town are higher due to the frequency of tourists, but in general you can get a decent meal for a low price at most places. Still, as tourism continues to thrive in Hoi An, prices continue to go up.

Transportation
It's really easy to walk around the old town portion of Hoi An. The entire area is pedestrianized during the day time, making it a fun place to wander, but keep your wits about you in the evening hours when motorbikes are more common.

Like elsewhere in Vietnam, motorbike rentals are available. Negotiate hard for the price and ensure that the bike is in good condition before you leave. Make sure you are given a helmet as there is a fine if you don't wear one. Also remember that foreign international driving licences are not valid in Vietnam and you will be at fault if you are in an accident.

Both car taxis and motorbike taxis are available. Taxis are available at the middle of Le Loi Street. Negotiate prices hard and you can still expect to pay a significant markup.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.