How much to rent A Automatic Scooter In Hanoi
A trip to Vietnam is not complete without hopping on a motorbike at least once during the trip. Besides the convenience factor of being able to whizz through traffic easily the experience alone of riding in the hectic cities or stunning countryside is incredible. Renting motorbikes is possible throughout the country and a common practice among foreigners visiting Hanoi, Vietnam. Here is everything you need to know before you rent a automatic scooter in Hanoi.
What do I need to hire a bike from you?
Money, passport for pay and deposit
What do I have to do when I collect my rental bike?
In fact, you simply sign a contract. It will be available in two copies and you take one with you.
How much is it to rent a motorcycle in Hanoi?
Don’t get too worried about the motorbike rent since it is quite cheap in Hanoi. For each rental bike, you just pay around $5-$9 per day, but the rental manual may cost you $10 or more.
Within the backpacker areas of the city, motorbike rentals tend to revolve around Chinese motorbikes or more commonly the very cheap Yamaha Nouvo 1/2/3.
Outside these backpackers areas, companies with online reputations tend to use scooters that are genuine Honda semi-automatics or automatics such as the semi-automatic Honda Wave, automatic Honda Airblade or Honda Vision.
The rental prices between the cheap backpacker bikes and the genuine scooters are similar. The reason being that cheap bikes are more expensive to maintain for the rental company. However, the financial damages to the rental company when Chinese motorbikes are lost/stolen are far less than the damages when the bike is genuine. Deposits on Chinese motorbikes also tend to be much lower.
What Are Hanoi Scooter Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a Automatic Scooter in Hanoi, some rental companies ask for your passport while others don’t. We’ve noticed that shops located along the main touristy roads seem adamant about handing over your passport. It seems as though the smaller businesses on the less traveled side streets are more accepting to a passport photocopy or a cash deposit instead. To rent a Scooter in Hanoi, you need two things:
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For motorbike rental, there are different procedures depending on the rental shop and the length of the rental. If you stay in a hotel and rent a motorbike from the hotel for a few days, the hotel will not require a deposit. If you rent directly from a rental shop, you need to give your passport to the owner until you return the motorbike or deposit an amount of money (from 1.5 million VND to 3 million VND). Leaving a passport with a shop while you travel the whole country is not ideal, so an alternative can be suggested. Often rental shops will accept a different form of valid identification or even a copy of the passport.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
Regarding payments, you almost always pay in cash and upfront. Most motorcycle companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license. You can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone.
Renting A Quality Scooter From A Reputable Company.
Quality models rarely breakdown! The Yamaha Nouvo and Chinese motorbikes have a low street value because they are old and prone to breakdowns, locals don’t want them. For a rental company, these bikes are high maintenance and stressful! Arguments are common as one breakdown will cost the rental company more than the daily rent. Blame is often put on the customer.
No holiday interruptions. For the customer, a breakdown is incredibly inconvenient and often results in lost travel time and more money spent on things like taxis to get out of a bad situation.
Better fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is much higher on the old models. Modern Airblade scooters use fuel injection technology that is significantly more economical than old designs.
Feel, performance and handling of a quality scooter shines through with modern bikes.
Cheaper to fix when crashed! A common fight rental companies and customers have is oversized bills with crashes. A $300 scooter requiring $100+ in crash damage seems an illogical rip-off…. but it isn’t! Parts are harder to find and cheap replacements lower the value. Money is also lost while the bike sits.
Fair, reliable damage quotes. Modern bikes are quick and easy to fix in Yamaha, Suzuki or Honda stores. Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki can act as a 3rd pa
rty source for damage quotes and the customer does not need to fight or negotiate with the rental company!