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7.6
Very Good 316 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 7.3
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.7
  • Atmosphere 6.7
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 7.1
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7.6
Very Good 316 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 7.3
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.7
  • Atmosphere 6.7
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 7.1

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22nd Jun 2017
6.9

Wifi was unreliable, and I work on the road. Big negative. Air con would turn off on its own for hours at a time, without a remote or buttons to fix it. The room would get quite stuffy (it was 90 degrees and 88% humidity). Decent location. About ten minute walk from most parts of town and a three minute walk from the water. But it's up a slight hill to get to the hostel. Good value, except they changed prices on people in the middle of stay. Some staff friendly, most a bit nosy, some pushy.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
12th Jun 2017
6.6

Overall not bad for your money. Decent bed, staff was ok, you have to walk up a hill to get there. Dorm rooms don't lock but they do have have lockers. Okay for a night.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • amccorquodale8739
  • Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
5th Jun 2017
3.7

Absolutely no security - no keys for rooms and no one manning the door at night (even at 10pm which we consider to be early). Staff were unhelpful and rude. The bedrooms and toilets stank and were far from clean. We have been staying in low budget hostels for a month and have found far better hostels for cheaper / the same price. Would not recommend!

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
4th Jun 2017
5.1

There was no wifi and hardly any hot water.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
3rd Jun 2017
8.3

Nice hostel. Main area very clean, cleaned multiple times a day. Didn't really have a common area as it was shared with the restaurant. Beds a little hard but each have their own light and plug. You don't really spend much time in the hostels in Cat Ba anyhow as mostly outdoors!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
2nd Jun 2017
2.9

Terrible! Booked a dbl private, arrived and our room had been given away. They charged us the full amount still and put us in their "other" hostel. There were literally no staff or other travellers in the building, which ruined any chance to get help or meet people. There were 2 twin beds instead of a double which were absolutely ROCK solid, I cannot explain how awful and uncomfortable they were, the A/C didn't work, the wifi didn't work, the lights in the bathroom didn't work. Don't stay here!

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
30th May 2017
9.1

Excellent value for money. Fan, light, outlet, and towel for each bed. Only 5 minute walk from main strip with lots of cheap food nearby. Staff were helpful for booking tours, buses, and scooter Rental.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
27th May 2017
7.7

Decent hostel. Staff was helpfull. Did not spend much time on the hostel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
23rd May 2017
8.0

Overall, a pretty acceptable hostel. Had a large common area, and there always seemed to be someone there, which is nice. They provide all the nice amenities like towels and soap. Lockers are small and flimsy, but at least there are lockers. The bunk beds are strapped together, and the frames are a bit flimsy, so if anyone is moving in the night, you will feel the bed shaking

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
21st May 2017
7.1

At the top of the hill in the smallish village, but not to tough to walk to. No locks on the bedroom doors or large lockers for backpacks but a valuables locker for each bed. Aircon and fans in the bedroom were adequate, one shared bathroom for a dorm of 8 can mean some waiting in a morning, no separate toilet. Beds were clean, bathroom wasn't terrible. Guy on reception spoke reasonably good English. Probably wouldn't stay for longer than the one night we did.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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