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Castaway Backpackers Hostel Reviews

30 Hang Cot Street, (Old Quarter), Hanoi, Vietnam

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13 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 49%Cleanliness
  • 49%Facilities

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Staff seems nice at the arrival but after you checkin their faces change for bad. Always a "can't", can't do that, can't pay with card, can't change room (despite the bad conditions of the room given), can't give back your passport, and so on... If they became more polite and took care of the permanent guests, the atmosphere would be better. But if you are looking to save money and a good location go for it. P.s.: don't book the tours for Halong Bay with them!

  • 6th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


airport shuttle is no good deal and I had to call the hostel several times to find the driver, a normal taxi is cheaper (maximum 10 USD to old centre), halong bay trip was no good deal (I paid more than others on the boat and the company was chaotic - loss of time picking up passengers from one hotel to the other, waiting for passengers, going to commercial areas that weren´t worth the visit).forget about the "breakfast" at the hostel in the noisy+old house. If you just spend one night, ok.

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