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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights here and booked a trip to the Sapa mountains for 2 days The rooms are lovely with air conditioning, a plug at every bed, individual bedside lights, hot showers and generally very clean. The lounge area is also extensive and it is good to relax with a movie or a game of Poole. And it was particularly useful to have a safe storage area while on my trip to Sapa. Although the trip was a little overpriced it was very well organised and a great deal of fun!
The bar has a great nightlife and masses of backpackers so it is very social. Only downside is the noise in the evening can be high if you want an early night, but it all tends to be finished by midnight.
I would defiantly recommend this hostel - for $7.50 I got my money's worth including a decent breakfast. I hope one day to be back!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
Thank lucy_3241
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

This is a great hostel if your travelling in a group. There is a huge party vibe down stairs, resonable breakfast and the staff at the tour desk were very helpful. We did the castaways tour to Halong which was really fun but the real highlight was the buffalo run which takes you all the way down to Southern Vietnam with Tom who is a great tour guide. It's a bit pricey but it's honestly such a great experience. Both hostels are pretty good being this one and the original but this one is bigger and has a better vibe.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank Miriam M
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Great place to stay if you're travelling alone, the place is huge and you're bound to meet new people. Run by Westerners so it's very comfortable if you're new to backpacking. A very institutional vibe, don't book your tours here as they are extremely over priced and you are bound to find a better deal with one of the many travel agencies on the surrounding streets. This is the second time I've stayed here in two years, it hasn't changed much. The food and drinks are over priced and there is a huge party vibe every night downstairs. If you're after some peace and quiet don't stay here but if you're looking for a place to party this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank jumpingbigfoot
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Pretty well run hostel for Vietnam. One of the few hostels In the country run by westerners and that have backpacker staff ( who are generally much easier to relate to and work with to get stuff done). Great atmosphere and good food and drink available. Would highly recommend.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank BigKeVvi
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights in total. Pretty slick operation - it's the kind of place that rates itself so much that they sell hoodies and tshirts with their hostel logo on.
Dorm rooms fit a very cosy 12 people, but each bed has its own mini safety deposit locker, plug, reading light and large backpack locker. Our bathroom was en suite to the dorm, which was nice and showers were hot with good pressure.
Fifth floor has communal computers (full of viruses and spyware so be careful plugging stuff into them) and a manned luggage storage room which was useful.
Breakfasts were free and tasty, eggs & toast, pancakes and honey or fruit salad. You could pay extra for things like bacon, beans or yogurt.
Didn't really drink in hostel bar as q expensive and full of 21-year-old posers getting wasted, but if that's your cup of tea...
Saying that, its quite a friendly hostel and easy to chat to people. Found the British/Aussie staff working there friendly and helpful, but some of the local vietnamese staff, especially those working behind the bar to be rather rude and contemptuous. They seemed more concerned with flirting or giggling with their colleagues than serving you.
Didn't book any tours with hostel as had already booked them.
Location is great - right in heart of old quarter, and hostel provides useful free map with all the sights on.
Generally well-run hostel.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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