About a year ago I did my first series on cool budget hotels and had such a blast, I thought it was time to try again.  As a luxury travel writer, it’s rare when I stay at even a non-boutique 4-star so imagine my surprise when a 2-star hotel completely blew my mind in Hanoi!  Urban Alley Hotel is located on a quiet alley right in the heart of Hanoi’s historic UNESCO heritage zone.  The rooms are large, bright, and clean and a mere $23 USD a night.  Mine even came with a balcony and a safe in the room (not something all lower category hotels offer).  If you’re looking for a cheap room, in an area you can walk out of and slip right into the bubbling action of Hanoi … then Urban Alley is a great choice that I whole-heartedly recommend.

I had an early morning flight so I had my brekkie at the airport but I remember them saying that breakfast was included.  $23 for a night’s stay + an energising start to the day is amazing!

Urban Alley Hotel Hanoi

  • Located at No 26 Hoi Vu str, Hoan Kiem Dist, in downtown Hanoi
  • For more information, visit their website
  • They replied quickly to a question I had on their Facebook page so be sure to like their page before your arrival

XOXO Angela


– Leica V-Lux Camera with 4K video and 25 – 400mm zoom from YL Camera Malaysia

– Selfie moments:shot on my iPhone using a leather and gold MOMAX Selfie Pro stick

– Music: epidemicsound.com

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At 21 I left uni, jumped into my Jeep Wrangler, and drove from my native California to live an adventure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I've explored 35 countries on 4 continents, residing in 7 of them (currently Kuala Lumpur is my home). I even have a private pilot's license and was shot at once by bandits! For more, check out the About Me page.

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