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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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“castaway tour”(39 reviews)
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“downtown hostel”(29 reviews)
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I loved this place I overstayed 2 nights in Hanoi because I was enjoying myself so much! Excellent if you are traveling alone and looking for socialising and a bit of a party. Also booked Halong bay castaways with them and it was hands down...More

Thank KristenWilliams
Response from AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 29 July 2015

Hi Kristen, Thank you for your awesome review of the hostel and positive feedback on the social atmosphere we strive to create for our guests. It's also amazing to hear that our Castaways Halong Bay trip was a highlight for you. Hope you've been having...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The main bonus to this place is the foreign staff who were amazing! Particularly Kyle and a lovely Canadian girl whose name eludes me! The food was also incredible- the nachos were out of this world. We had fun and met some lovely people. The...More

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Response from AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review as we are always looking for ways to improve our service. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our western staff and got your nacho fix while here. As for out Vietnamese staff, we...More

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Hanoi Backpackers was exactly what we expected from a hostel- very busy with lots of young backpackers. Mainly Canadian, Australian and British. The dorms were big and beds were clean. Each bed had a locker underneath for bags although only 50% of our locks worked....More

Thank Beth S
Response from AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 29 July 2015

Hi Beth, thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback on your stay - we appreciate it. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the social atmosphere that we strive to create along with the free breakfast, dorm cleanliness and hostel...More

Reviewed 29 June 2015

Stayed here 1 night in Jan 2014 only as I encountered rude occupants (after booking 6 nights). Arrived in late from Siem Reap and arrived to the party hostel atmosphere - every one having drinks downstairs. After being shown my room - a couple sleeping...More

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Response from AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review the hostel as we appreciate your feedback. From the sounds of it, you stayed at the Downtown location which does host nightly events in the downstairs bar but it closes at 11pm as to not disrupt our...More

Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

It seems to be always crowded at the common area but the environment does not seem to be "friendly". The private room isn't nice either. Could still see some stains on the bed sheet. Well what do you expect from a hostel :(More

Thank Seng Peow Y
Response from AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 18 July 2015

Hi Send Peow, thank you for taking the time to review the hostel. In response to your feedback, I have spoken to all staff regarding customer service, focusing on the housekeeping department as stained linen is completely unacceptable by our hostels standards. Also a stock...More

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Response from CarmenCarla111 | Reviewed this property |
I did the Castaways trip it was amazing! The staff there give you a full run down on the trips and the quality of trips offered are among the best in the country as they are a western run company by western standards. A kiwi... More
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KayesChu
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Response from nick d | Reviewed this property |
Yeh you can they have a secure room you can store all your bags
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RedJulie58
19 October 2015|
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Response from James V | Property representative |
Hi There, We have a 24 hour reception at our Hanoi Hostels so Please make your way there and they will be able to help you. The address of our Downtown Hostel is number 9 Ma May Street. Thanks
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"If you are a female traveler - stay in female only dorm or get a private room"
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"better to stay with the all-female dorm room"
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