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16 Ly Quoc Su st., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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492 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Nice hostel overall. The movie room is great! Very comfortable and roomy (although many of the dvd's didn't work because they were scratched). Staff was very helpful and friendly.


Excellent front desk service, but it did not extend to the airport transfer car (I waited an hour for it to arrive, even if I communicated my flight details clearly). The elevator in the hostel smelled like a wet dog, my room smelled like a wet dog, and the floor was already clearly water damaged. The lockers were filthy, the sheets were unwashed, beds felt like entire blocks of wood covered with a sheet. Reserved for four nights, stayed only for one.


Really good value for money. Clean rooms and a nice bathroom. The elevator is nice plus. Good WiFi and a good English speaking and helpful staff. The beds are bit hard, but not as bad as some comments might suggest if you ask me. It can be much worse : )


Nice hostel. Though they have one hour free beers this is not a partyhostel. Beds were ok, shower smells. Not really a common area. Computers were really nice and the staff very friendly and helpfull.


Really nice clean hostel but the atmosphere is nowhere as good as in other hostels in the area, however free beer between 7 and 8 is great! The staff weren't the friendliest, but I liked the hostel overall.


Beds are a little hard, but the shower is amazing! (And hot!)


Was an okay hostel. Beds were rock hard. Bathroom smelt, but they kept it clean. Breakfast was mediocre. Wifi was bad, kept cutting out. Free beer. Big lockers. I preferred this area to the old part, a lot more quieter but only takes 5 minutes to get to the lake. The staff were great, especially Huong (?). Remembered everyone's names and what they were up to. It's what you pay for.


The staff are awesome and so helpful! Great atmosphere at night. Breakfast was really basic and the bathrooms smelled horrible of mold... But other than that, the location and hostel itself are fantastic!


nice and helpfull staff, rooms are fine and the free beer is a good initiative


Nice hostel, very big room and good bathrooms. Breakfast was average and i thought the place lacked a nice common room. I did the 3 days 2 nights party cruise with them, and I wasn't disappointed, it is a little more expensive than what the other offer but you are sure to be taken care of and have a good time.


Really nice hostel! Beds were not super comfortable but the bathroom was very clean. Easy to meet people in the bar for free beer at 7 pm. The free breakfast wasnt great but overall a great place!


The good thing: hostel is centrally located, wifi works really well, free breakfast is ok and the staff is nice. The bad: worst thing is how damp it is. Extremely humid at night to the point that walls sweat and they are totally wet, no wifi in some floors, the lockers are VERY insecure. You cant use your own padlock and any key can open ANY of the lockers.


Nice and helpful staff, convenient location and good clean rooms. Met a lot of people there ans really enjoyed my stay. :)


Everything about this hostel is great, location is amazing about 5/10min walk from main backpacker area but the road has incredible food and near everything you need. The bar downstairs is a little small and dark for my liking but the free beer from 7-8pm makes up for that, great place to meet people and the Halong Bay tour they provided was fantastic! So skip the tour scouting, recommend booking here and saving you the stress. We've loved it so much we're back for their Tet holiday


Nice hostel with great staff, their so friendly and helpful! Free breakfast and free beer, which is great! Only downside is that there's not really a nice area to hang out. But overall I would recommend it :)


Room smelled a bit like sewage, but location was great, booking tours through them was cheap and easy. Their free beer for an hour was so much fun to hang out and meet other travelers. Friendly helpful staff


The staff were very helpful and always willing to chat and make recommendations. They also did magic tricks!!! Free beer and breakfast! Only problem was the dorm was incredibly damp. To the point where the walls were dripping wet. This made it VERY cold at night and in the morning. :(


Very helpful and welcoming staff Very good value, good wifi and right in the heart of Hanoi..

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