We decided to try couchsurfing for our stay in Hanoi. Surprisingly we found many offers to host people in the city. After a first round of non-responses we found a woman with two kids and her husband who accepted to host us for the first two nights of our stay. We were welcomed into a big house in a nice district which is located 15minutes by bus away from the city center. We had our own room with a private bathroom on the third floor of the house. We were invited to stay for the entire time in Hanoi at the family’s home.