Central Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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Second time I stayed here, staff welcomed me back with open arms. Really is a good place to stay
Nice hostel close to everything. Great staff. Not much of a party hostel other than they have free beer every night. The cleanest rooms I have seen in a long, long time. Breakfast is not much to talk about, but there is several breakfast places around.
This nice hostel has a friendly staff that won't try to sell you everything all the time. They can be trusted for good advice and tips. Huan, the amazing lady of the staff is absolutely fantastic. She is fun, smart, speaks very good English, polite and helps with everything. The place itself has seen better days. A little bit dirty at the common area, and a little bit dark. Free beer is a great opportunity to meet people, even if you are not a heavy drinker like me. Breakfast is poor.
This place is clean, great environment, nice staff, love the free beer. Only complaint are the beds, they're a bit hard.
We booked our tour of Halong Bay through this hostel and it was great. Free beer from 7:30-8:30 was awesome, and the hostel is a short walk from where the airport shuttle bus drops you off. Great value for what you get.
Good Hostel and do amazing Ha Long trip! would recommend
Stayed there for 10 days and was difficult to leave. All staff are helpful with any quires you have about your visit in Vietnam. Free beer was a hit to engage with so many people.
Great staff, good tours. Free beer was an added bonus! Walking distance to the centre of the city.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Bottled water was a great price. Room was nice. Free beer served daily from 730pm-830pm. Had decent day tours. Good location walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake and St Joseph Cathedral and the Prison Museum. Provided a map of the city with tips about eating out and what to see.
It's lovated in the city center, so everything can be reached by foot. Nothing to complain about. Staff was realy organised. Helped to organise my trips. Helped to buy me train tickets. Would realy suggest to my friends.
I spent one night there, the staff is really helpful !! However, most people I met there just wanted to party (one hour with free beer at the hostel), so the dorm was very noisy during the night... not great when you want to discover the city in the morning...
Really enjoyed my stay here, dorm rooms are what you expect and you get a locker to store small valuables. Met quite a few people at this hostel I've stayed in contact with - the free beer hour is a good idea in case you're traveling solo and want to meet people. Great cafes nearby and st Joseph's cathedral! The shutters that come down at night and 6 in the morning are a bit noisy for lower floors though. Don't get too excited about the free breakfast.
Good Hostel, lots to see around the hostel. Good value for your money and the staff was quite helpful. They offer a $100usd trip to halong bay that ứa very nice and free beer every night from 7 to 8pm at the hostel.
Central backpackers in Hanoi is a great value for money place, the night (which was already cheap) included breakfast and free beer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I took the halong bay tour which was good. If theres one thing to improve, it would be the beds... they are a bit hard
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
This is a great place to stay! The staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, each dorm has a shower and toilet, a/c and hot water. The bar n happy hour is a great way to meet people... This is definitely my favourite hostel so far to stay in Vietnam. Staff help with travel bookings and bus tickets to the north or south or halong bay and are seriously the most friendly I have come across here, with excellent english.
- Novice Nomad
- Holy See (vatican City State)
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Staff tried to charge two of my friends who didnt speak good english 20% more than the proper dorm rate. Had to talk to the staff to get the money refunded. Staff initially pushed one HB tour and didn't give us options to choose.
Great stay at the old Central Backpackers hostel. Happy hour is great idea to make everyone getting happiness and start for a good night. Staff were fantastic and helped with our every need, took the time to make sure we were happy even if it took more than an hour! The 3 day tour of Halong Bay to Rock island was out of this world!! Most fun we have had on our travels so far and it worth every penny. Def recommend!
Can't complain for $5 a night. Very good value for money. Happy hour is a great idea but if they turned the music down you would actually be able to have a proper conversation with fellow travelers! Staff very helpful too and have good english
GREAT FUN! Stay here, you meet loads of people, good ones. Free beer everynight for 1 hour, you can get about 6/7 pints down ya in that time, that gets you drunk ready for the bar crawl from another well known hostel about a 10 mins walk away. The rooms are good, bloody good shower, really powerful!
The staffs were not really that helpful and nice. The bathroom door cannot lock! I need to pay much more attention when I am bathing. And the bedroom is a bit smelly.