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Central Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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328 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Dorms are very humid, the walls are wet in the morning and have mold stains everywhere. Facilities good, staff friendly. Lockers are old but seemed to be safe enough. Breakfast is poor, bar is nice with free beer at happy hour (but beer contains chili seeds, so don't be surprised of the taste). Good location to explore the old quarter.


Horrible place, rubbish beds, cold rooms and dirty. Stay elsewhere. The tour I booked there was ok. I cancelled my remaining nights.


Everything about this place is great. It's clean, has large lockers for your whole bag, a great atmosphere in the bar and generally across the hostel. The staff are really friendly too.


Free beer, only 8 beds in the dorm, good showers and a free brekkie (albeit just banana and baguette) :)


Staff there is really helpful and friendly, facilities great, cleanliness is generally ok - concerning beds, bathrooms etc., but I think it is very humid in the dorm and there is probably mold in the walls, so I think it is not healthy to stay longer. Atmosfere is great but it is not for cozy feeling looking people as there is a huge flow of people.


Brilliant location - free beer happy hour - nice beds and newish bathrooms with hot showers - all you need!


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.


bed bugs! :-/ but the staff immediatly shut down the room, bought New metal beds and paid our laundry. they were helfpful!


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 is a great hostel in the heart of the old town not far from the beautiful lake, and housed in one of the tall narrow buildings typical of Hanoi. Dormitories and rooms all have balconies with views over the leafy bustling street; and are comfortable, spacious and fully-equipped with excellent bathrooms, wi-fi, air-con, lockers. There is a bar and lounge downstairs for evening festivities and the whole place is well-run by friendly obliging staff who will provide anything you need in Vietnam.


Pretty good place. Bar was awesome, although the toilet next to it needs a makeover, The Halong Bay tour organised through them was excellent.


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.

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