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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown
Ranked #15 of 423 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed here in November 2013. Its in a great location and you can easily find people to hang around with if you are travelling on your own. wifi works but sometimes its better on different floors, they also have computers on the 5th floor which is a great idea. the breakfast is ok. either pancakes or eggs... and the food is quite expensive but if you walk across the street you can get a good cheap deal.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed here on two seperate occasions while traveling in North Vietnam. It is a perfect location for backpackers especially solo travelers looking to meet people. There is a party atmosphere with entertainment most nights and a pub crawl too.
Food is a little pricey, much better to get some street food nearby. Try to get a big dorm as the smaller dorms are pretty tiny.
Highly recommend the Castaways tour to Halong Bay and Buffalo Run organised by the hostel.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed in the hostel for 2 nights first night had its problems but second loved it!
The first night we had a dorm room but the air con was on the other side of the room so couldn't feel it also there was no remote to turn it up! The food there is pretty expensive and not too great. We had nachos which were suppose to come with chilli but it hardly had any of, and the chips with the sandwich were hard. Also drinks are pretty expensive too. The staff were really nice though, the room was clean and theirs plenty of showers/toilets. The internet is the worst ive experienced as you cant get it on your own device and the computers they do have it runs really slow which is super frustrating! They advertise a 'cinema' although it hasn't worked for a long time? the second time was better we didn't eat here because of the last time so ate out which was far better and cheaper. The atmosphere was really good, brilliant for meeting people. Generally the hostel is really good but as its quite expensive theirs a few things they could do to improve. Breakfast was good :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We stayed in an 8-bed mix room. The beds have individual lights and lockers to store your things, there were also personal sockets for you to charge your phones. There were a lot going on in the hostel, they organize a lot of activities for the travelers. During the night, the hostel can easily be mistaken for a club, as the lobby will be full of people, beer and loud music banging. Its basically for the social and young crowd. They also offer tours, though a bit pricey. Overall, the place was great and I would definitely be back again to stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Rob T, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 9 Ma May | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
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Ranked #15 of 423 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: £10 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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