Go NinhBinh Hostel
On the cheaper end of things is Go NinhBinh Hostel, developed from an old train station. Located in the heart of the city, this is the perfect place for backpackers to spend a night or two, to meet other backpackers on the same path and join them on their journey or have them join yours. With such a central location, you have easy access to restaurants, convenience stores and attractions of the city. There are both dorm beds and single rooms available, and the dorm rooms are mixed with shared bathrooms. The four private rooms have their own en suite bathroom and can be had for as little as $16 a night. Public facilities include common rooms with pool tables, dart board games, computers to use, a kitchen and veranda where you can enjoy your food and perhaps even see a train pass by at arm’s reach. The extremely friendly reception is open 24 hours, and one of the guys is great at chess and will give you a run for your money if you play.