December 4, 2017 Catherine Mendoza 18Comment

During our two-week stay in Hanoi, Chris and I decided to settle in one place unlike what we did when we were in Thailand.

 

Luckily, we chanced upon Zebra Hang Tre Loft on Airbnb. It’s located in the jungle of Old Quarter. The place’s photos posted by the owner caught piqued our interest. As a result, we booked it for 9 nights and 10 days.

What’s included? 

The photos didn’t lie. The unit looked exactly the same except for the bathroom that’s smaller than we thought it was. Nevertheless, it served its purpose. There were times though that the shower would turn cold from hot. Mind you, it was autumn season, so it was a bit chilly.

 

The Living Room 

 

The cutie spiral stairs lead to the loft, our bedroom. This spot of the room is Instagrammable. It has small hanging plants that make the room photo ready with all the bright lights and a small fridge right under the stairs.

 

The room is refreshing to the eyes because of all the indoor plants. It’s a cool concept.

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Our bed at the Loft 

The bed on the loft is perfect for two. Be careful of the low ceiling though when going upstairs. Chris, who is tall, had to bow his head to avoid touching the ceiling.

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This is the view of the living room from the loft.

 

There’s also a small table for two with two high dining chairs. Breakfast is included, but we decided to cook our own meals in the small kitchen. Cooking utensils are also provided.

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Here is my super partner Chris who’s cooking pasta one lazy night. Although some of the kitchen utensils were not new, most of them were helpful.

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What to love about it?

What we liked about Zebra Hang Tre Loft was the location. It’s in the heart of Old Quarter and everything is accessible from there. Second, the room is simply beautiful and personalized. The owner was also accommodating, although we didn’t personally meet her. She just sent some people to make sure we enjoyed our stay. For instance, when we informed her that we needed some utensils in the kitchen, she immediately sent someone to provide us with what we needed, as well as with blanket that was small for Chris.

Furthermore, even though it’s located amidst the busy and chaotic Hanoi, it was comfortable and quiet inside.

The passage or alleyway

Personal thought : 

Accommodations on Airbnb is technically spending time at someone’s place which made us feel at home. Since it was our first time, we appreciated it. It’s very different from usual accommodations we experience at hotels. We had to cook our own meals and made sure to lock it before we left, as there were no security and staff on duty for 24 hours.

Furthermore, on our last few days, two of our friends who lived in Hanoi came to visit us and while we wanted to take a picture together on the couch, it suddenly got broken, so we had to avoid lounging there as we would be charged by the owner.

 

Overall experience

Although the only downside that we noticed was the inconsistency of the hot shower and the internet that was slow, and there’s no direct sunlight from the window that made us lazier to get up in the morning, overall, we loved the experience of Airbnb, and we will try it again. Should we recommend Zebra Hang Tre Loft? Yes!

 

 

Where to find Zebra Hang Tre Loft?

Address208 Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam. Nga, the owner can also arrange a pick up for you like what she provided to us, we only paid $10 for 2 people from the airport to Hang Tre Loft. 

 

We would like to thank Nga for letting us stay and making sure we had a good time in her own space!

 

To know more about this Airbnb accommodation, you can click here Hang Tre Loft, Hanoi.

 

 Some personal and useful tips to remember:
Make sure you have a constant and communication with the owner and choose carefully as some photos posted online are deceiving!
Some famous spots nearby Hang Tre loft,

I had developed a love hate relationship with the locals in Hanoi. I will not lie, I had several episodes that made me feel that way. But one night while we're walking along the streets of Old Quarter, this man who's driving his tuktuk bike along with his passenger randomly just smiled and said hi to me. What did I do? Of course I genuinely returned the favor! ❤️ . Sometimes I thought, do they hate people here or they're just sometimes naturally unfriendly? Though, I've met and lived with incredibly nice locals at my homestay! ?? . . So this is a snapshot ? of me and the man! ? . . . . #wheninhanoi #travelstyle #travel #travelwriter #travelblogger #photography #instadaily #instagood #oldquarter #passionpassport #travelasia #tuktuk #man #smile #iamtb #sheisnotlost #travelstoke #city #traveladdict #travelmadness #cityescape #escapesanddiaries

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