Hanoi among top 10 destinations for backpackers

By Hoang Phong   April 11, 2023 | 11:49 pm PT
Hanoi among top 10 destinations for backpackers
A foreign tourist takes photos at Ngu Xa food street in Hanoi, December 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Vietnam's capital Hanoi ranked fourth on a list of 10 cheapest destinations for backpackers thanks to low prices for hostels and public transportation, according to U.K. retail company Cotswold Outdoor.

The company selected the most desirable destinations for backpackers around the world based on average costs, crime rates, mobile Internet speeds, and the availability of couch surf hosts and free attractions.

Hanoi has 285 hostels that cost visitors an average of $11 a night, the company says.

The average cost of groceries was $21.02 per day while the average public transportation cost was $0.3 per journey. Hanoi is home to 225 free tourist attractions and has an average mobile internet speed of 43.32 Mbps.

Armenia’s capital Yerevan was the cheapest destination for backpackers, followed by Baku in Azerbaijan and Thailand’s Bangkok.

The rest of the list included Seoul, Madrid, Budapest, Sofia, Beijing and Vienna.

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