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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel - Downtown Reviews

9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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89%

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1145 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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77%

Go here if you want to sleep in a 24/7 club. If you're travelling by yourself, or just generally looking to meet people at your leisure, having one or two drinks over interested conversation while someone is playing acoustic guitar in the background in the meantime, stay away. Facilities and location are great. The staff is divided between very kind people (mainly the Vietnamese employees) and those who treat you like just another person with cash.


100%

Great Place to meet lots of people. It's a party atmosphere kind of hostel so if you're down with that, you will have a blast everyday. Many Showers & Toilets. Pricey full bar compared with local prices. They have also pricey tours but its worth it if you meet the right people and decide to go together. Bars & clubs are within 3 blocks radius. lockers in room & room cards. Free water right on the hallway. daily events. People from hostels close by come to the bar to hangout and meet other people


100%

Good area best vibe. Rate boat cruise and pub crawl heaps!!


100%

Amazing facilities. Really loved the free water. Excellent vibe.

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel with an awesome atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. Definitely book the castaway tour to halong bay as well.


94%

Great place to stay for a lovely atmosphere! had loads of fun


100%

Without a doubt one of the best hostels I've stayed at in SE Asia. Staff are incredible, they work so hard to make sure everyone is having a great time and that the hostel is kept clean and safe at all times. Social areas are fantastic, movies playing all day if you want to relax, pool table and computers, plenty of opportunities to meet people. Rooms are clean, own lockers and storage. Every night there's an event on; pub quiz, beer pong, bbqs. Halong bay, castaway tour a must!!


80%

Great atmosphere, full of young party crowd, perfect location. Private rooms way overpriced compared to other hotels in the area.


86%

Hanoi backpackers is a great hostel for youth! Crazy parties every night. The only thing I would change is that the staff wasn't very helpful...I went on a tour to Halong Bay and forgot my phone in one of the bunks. When I told the staff worker on the bus back, she seemed not to care and didn't make any phone calls until we got back to the hostel. I didn't hear from her after that. After speaking with 2 more staff at seperate times (both who had no idea about my missing phone) both were useless

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This place was by far the best hostel I have stayed in!! The whole package! Loved every minute I was there and you will too!!


100%

Amazing place to stay for young backpackers. Atmosphere was great easy way to meet lots of people. Staff was amazingly helpful and friendly


91%

Best hostel in hanoi the atmosphere is brilliant too! Shower rooms and toilet were pretty decent too! Only small bad point was my room smelt of stinky feet! Maybe someone needed a wash!


86%

International staff, very helpfull. Great atmosphere, always full of people.it's a bit overpriced.

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel. Helpful staff. Bar is overpriced. Get cheap beer just next door


77%

Party hostel with super nice lounge to chill in on the 5 floor. Had multiple reservations over 10 days so stayed in different rooms, but all were nice. Free breakfast was an added bonus


100%

It's a party hostel, lots of fun. We could hear the noise from outside at night but other than that couldn't fault the hostel


89%

Great hostel, very social, great facilities and chill out lounge on level 5. Helpful with anything you need unless you get the chick behind the bar with glasses. Forgot her name but God help you if you do. She was rude, inconsiderate and induced violent tendencies in me. Does get a bit loud at night with the bar and music downstairs but that stops at 12, noise travels in hallways which is fine unless you get "those people" who decide to have a chat in the hall at 3am.


100%

The best hosel I've ever stayed in. It was so fun and had a great atmosphere but didn't lose sight of other important factors such as cleanliness and security. I felt so safe here. The beds and bathrooms were top quality. The staff is very helpful and the food is great. Missing my stay here already. Such a good time.


94%

As with all the Vietnam Backpacker chain hostels, the atmosphere is great, you're gonna meet a lot of cool people and have a lot of fun but everything is very overpriced (beers 25k min.) and isn't always budget friendly. Otherwise, topnotch hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I am glad to see that you had a good stay and enjoyed the atmosphere that we try and create for all customers. Hope the rest of your travels went well and to see you again soon. Downtown Manager

100%

this is now in my top 3 hostels it may even be number one! great staff, amazing atmosphere met so many good travellers in the downstairs bar thanks to their happy hour 6-7, and the bathrooms and showers are great! security is highest I have seen so far they even have a guy on the door 24/7! huge lockers under the beds and even a lock box above your bed with a hole to slip a power cable through to charge you stuff! their castaways tour is expensive but worth it as they have a private island

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for your great review and feedback. I am very happy to see you had an excellent stay with us. I am glad to see that we were able to cater your needs with our facilities and staff. I am also glad to see you had a good time on our Castaway tour. We would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

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