Solo Female Travel in Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, located in the northern part of the country. It is known for its rich culture, vibrant nightlife, and delicious cuisine. The city is home to many historical sites, such as the Temple of Literature, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Hanoi is also known for its bustling markets, such as the Dong Xuan Market and the Hang Ma Street and many beautiful lakes, such as Hoan Kiem Lake and West Lake.

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Hello, I'm Gabie and I'm interested in books, camping, events & social, food & cuisine, nightlife, sightseeing and solo travel


Hi you, I am friendly and warm-hearted and always open my mind to talk and listen. I hope we will be friend and share each other about you and your amazing experience.


Hi I’m 22 year old who work as an International communication for living. I have a soft spot for traveling and photography due to my desire to explore the world. Culture and meditation are the other two interests of mine so I love to meet new friends and listen to your amazing experiences in life. Dont hesitate to text me if you want to discover my lovely hometown - Ha Noi (the Vietnsmese capital)

Stay with locals in Hanoi



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Xin chào mọi người, mình là Hồng. Rất vui khi được gặp mọi người.


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Can host for 2 days

Chilling and open minded, have a cute dog, I like Riding bikes, Dancing and Fire spinning .. been in Vietnam for 3+ years…

Upcoming visitors to Hanoi



Hi! Im Maria, a spanish girl currentmy studying in Vienna and working there as well! Im starting my travelling journey this year 2023 since 2022 brought me a big desire for discovering this beautiful world. I would like to get to know places from a locals prespective and be able to provide the same experience with alike traverls.

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Hanoi is amazing. Let yourself get lost in the chaos and smells. Meet as many locals as you can. Sit on the little plastic stools and eat bun cha. Get a higher view of the more popular intersections and watch as the motorbikes wiz by each other but never touch.

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Ninh Binh is wonderful. The Women's Museum was amazing but very emotional & I loved Madam Huong's cafe nearby - like being in Paris. Highly recommend the coconut coffee. The Lo Hoa prison is very interesting too. Walk around Lake Hoan Kiem at dawn for Tai Chi and in the evening for dance groups. Book food and walking tours as well as cooking courses early as they book out quickly. There are some amazing places to eat. Try the Banh Mi. I would check Lonely Planet guides or Trip Advisor for up to date info.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Hanoi safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Hanoi is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to dress modestly, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Hanoi good for solo travel?

Yes, Hanoi is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is generally safe and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore, and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

Is Hanoi expensive for solo travellers?

Hanoi can be quite affordable for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. However, if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and activities, the cost can add up quickly.

What to do in Hanoi solo?

Visit the Old Quarter

Explore the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, and street vendors.

Take a Cruise on Halong Bay

Take a cruise on Halong Bay and explore the stunning limestone karsts and caves.

Visit the Temple of Literature

Visit the Temple of Literature, a Confucian temple and the first university in Vietnam.

Explore Hoan Kiem Lake

Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and admire the beautiful scenery.

Visit the Museum of Ethnology

Learn about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam at the Museum of Ethnology.

Shop at the Dong Xuan Market

Shop for souvenirs and local goods at the Dong Xuan Market.

Take a Cooking Class

Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes in a cooking class.

Enjoy a Water Puppet Show

Watch a traditional water puppet show and learn about Vietnamese culture.

Take a Street Food Tour

Taste the delicious street food of Hanoi on a guided tour.

Is Hanoi safe to travel alone?

Yes, Hanoi is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Hanoi safe at night?

Yes, Hanoi is generally safe at night. However, it is always advisable to take the same precautions you would in any other city, such as avoiding dark alleys and being aware of your surroundings.

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