Arrived at 4 am in the morning. The poor guy greeting me was friendly and got me sorted as I had to wait til 10 to check in and get a bed. Back bar easy to chill out in and hilarious / meaningful reads on the graffitied wall/ roof/ bathrooms / anywhere . Reception bathroom also convenient. 4 computers to use with video chat cams set up and very friendly staff. Beds are a little hard but clean rooms with potentially the best bathroom I came across in Vietnam..Met a few people at night time as they have a free beer hour and YouTube beats playing. Missed breakfast but I saw what you got before I checked in so a baguette and spreads is your breakky so nothing too flash. Good map of Hanoi in between bars and beer and cultural attraction/ museums close to the lake.
Didn't book halong tour with these guys as it's a bit smaller than the big booze cruise but had reports they had a great time.
The second time I stayed after my halong tour the same applied and they even set me up with a taxi to the airport $12 usd approx
Value for money
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true backpacker's hostel owned & operated by an awesome Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we've got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs?' Nope! ....you're a backpacker right? You're on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs! Once you are here ... You simply won't want to leave! - The best things about central backpackers are the crazy travellers, super friendly staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer from 7:00pm to 8:00pm every night! Air conditioned, clean rooms, hot showers and did I mention free Beer. - Tour: Do the Halong bay and Sapa trips with us, we guarantee you will get the BEST time and the BEST one with the cheapest price! For Halong Bay tour: we are the 2nd organizer HALONG BAY PARTY trip for guest booking only through the Central Backpackers hostel only. And it is the 2nd tour in Hanoi that stays on a private island in the Cat Ba National Park where is next to the Castaway island and you can join in the crew of young and great fun people and have your own beach with the Bungalows, for Rock climbing, Kayaking and partying. For Sapa trek: We do offer the Sapa trekking tour and going to stay at homestay with the family of tribe hill people and we will show you all of the nicest part of Sapa like the brilliant landscape, the real live, the culture and staying far from the tourist area. We also do some daily tour around of Hanoi as Hanoi city tour, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Mai Chau village, Phong Nha cave and open bus, flight or train ticket, visa... Everything you want we can get it. We look forward to meeting you and remember, Happy Hour starts at 7:00PM every night! ... more less
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