If you enjoy the food at a certain restaurant, ask for cooking lessons. These are often cheaper than the cooking schools advertised by your hotel, hostel, or found on the Internet.
Camp on Cham Island
If you’re heading to Cham Island on a diving trip, it’s possible to save money on accommodation by camping on the beach.
There are hundreds of tailors in Hoi An. If you’re having clothing made, check prices with a few places before settling on one. Making a local friend and asking them to bring you to a tailor they trust is even better.
Skip the SIM Card
Hoi An is highly connected to WiFi. You can hook into WiFi in just about every hotel, shop, restaurant, and convenience store for free! Then, as you walk by your phone automatically hooks into their WiFi and you can start surfing again.
Eat at the market
Market stalls are some of the cheapest food you can find. Think about it, they have almost no overhead, so a meal will cost you 20,000-40,000 VND. There are a variety of dishes to choose from and places to eat. Enjoy everything from Vietnamese donuts, banh mi, to soups and good with more substance.
Rent a bicycle
Bikes can be rented for 20,000-30,000 VND per day. This is a great way to leisurely explore the quaint city.
Drink in hostels
Lots of hostels have bars, cafes, restaurants, or something that acts as all three. The food and drinks here will be only a little more expensive than if you bought it at a corner store, and it’s much less expensive than if you were to go to a proper restaurant. Hostel owners know their audience, so they keep their prices down to keep people in their space.