Hanoi Escorts and Sex Workers
You may be happy to read there are plenty of Hanoi escorts working in
the city and that they are easily located via an online search. There
are some beautiful call girls available and whilst the typical prices asked by
Hanoi escorts are high, they are not higher than elsewhere in the
Don’t get scammed; there are lots of pitfalls involved with the illicit trade of romantic liaisons in Vietnam, and some can be dangerous. A better place to find casual fun is on:
My recommended Vietnam dating site
If you are intent on using the services of a prostitute then I think that these online agency escorts are a reasonable option. However, you'll need to part with up to $200 for a one-hour appointment!
Far cheaper are the Hanoi escorts who tout their services on regular dating sites, but you should approach these girls delicately. Don't rush in with price queries as you'll probably get reported and booted off the site.
With that said, if the girl is dressed provocatively then she's probably available and will at some point suggest something in the region of 1m VND for a short-time appointment, and anything up to 2m for long-time (overnight).
One thing I'd urge you to resist are out-of-the-way brothels (if you know of any) for the reasons given on my main page about Vietnam girls.
The second alternative for finding pay for pleasure thrills is to head off to a massage parlor, and the best way to source the best parlors is to ask a local taxi driver. You might struggle to find the full happy ending massage list of extras that are so common in Thailand, but with a little perseverance you'll find something.
As mentioned already, I don't care for the Hanoi happy ending massage options because you rarely walk away feeling like you got the service you were promised. For full sex, if you can find it, you'll be asked for something like 2m VND for an inclusive service. Standard massage with a hand-job at the end will be something like 500k for the massage and another 500k for the masseuse's tip.
As far as strip clubs are concerned, you certainly won't find any Thai style a-go-go bars in the Hanoi nightlife list of entertainment options, and things are much more restricted even compared to Saigon, with none of the 'hostess bars' that you can find there.
There are some opportunities to meet local working-girls in hotel discos and around Hoan Kiem Lake. These ladies are often not so sweet and lovely as you find elsewhere in Southeast Asia, and you will be at risk of being scammed by them, so my advice is to avoid them.
Karaoke bars in Hanoi are an option that I have less experience with but that I general advise people to avoid. A lot of the costs for these places are somewhat hidden and only revealed when you leave the bar. Personally I don't like being charged for a girl to simply sit with me (not unheard of with these venues), and paying for a bunch of girls to applaud my horrendous singing voice also fails to appeal...
Hanoi Ladyboy Escorts
You're options for finding a transsexual sex partner for the night are also more restricted than in Saigon. As always, the options that are available are located in the main tourist areas, and I'd advise you to ask anyone that you do approach about their gender...
I was actually quite surprised to discover that Vietnam ladyboys are often very feminine and sometimes difficult to distinguish from females.
I had thought that only Thailand offered hormone treatment and gender reassignment at an early age but judging from the appearance of ladyboys in Vietnam I'm guessing that many of them have been on treatment well before they hit puberty.
Regular ladyboy romances are tough to find unless you take the online route, and for a true story about that have a read of:
Contrary to standard practise in Thailand, the Vietnam ladyboy prices are usually slightly cheaper than for female escorts, but you'll still be asked for a lot by regional standards. You won't get much change from 3m VND once you've paid for drinks, barfine, and your chosen ladyboy's fee.
I don't recommend Hanoi for ladyboy fans because they are so few in number. If you are interested in this sort of thing then Saigon is by far the best option in Vietnam.