First of all Hanoi Hostel 2 is a hostel and it must be rated for what it is: a hostel, not a boutique hotel! The rooms are cleaned daily, have A/C, don't smell, beds are comfortable enough and each bed has a private safe underneath, which is big enough for a huge rucksack or big suitcase.
Breakfast consist in tea/coffee/bread/egg and.... noodles. Quite nice in my humble opinion
It's near the tourist attractions, the lake and Bia Hoi Junction.
I don't usually write reviews bur I must spend a word of appreciation for the staff and the manager. Unfortunately, I got beaten and robbed at night by 3 people, in a different area of town (not very smart of me but hey, bad things happen!). The staff took me to several police wards to report the crime, kindly translated the report in Vietnamese and wouldn't even take money for the service provided, although I offered a tip. Being beaten and robbed is a shocking experience but the staff at the hostel made me think there are still many kind people in the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HANOI HOSTEL is located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter among the main shopping streets and close to Hoan Kiem Lake. The HANOI HOSTEL offers high-class services for guests in a comfortable and traditional style, making it one of the best options for a pleasant stay in Hanoi.Hanoi Hostel offers 20 comfortable beds into mixed dorm & female dorm. All rooms are well decorated and complete with air-condition, bathroom with bath-tub and shower and wifi in room. Hang around our Vera Cruz bar which is sure to add some flavor to your stay in Hanoi. You will enjoy your time drinking the local beer , tasting the homemade cocktail, while watching television or surfing on the internet Restaurant on the top floor serves both Western and Vietnamese dishes. ... more less