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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel - Downtown Reviews

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

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983 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Great location. Clean hostel. Value for money. Good bar downstairs. Nice free breakfast included. Massive hostel. Nice tv room top floor. Rubbish wifi, constantly.


It's loud, and a mega party hostel, so be prepared. Pretty cheap and has all the facilities you need, and right in the heart of the old town.


Don't stay here. Purchased some train tickets through this hostel (from Lao Cai near Sapa, to Hanoi) and paid a lot for them. Turns out the ticket was completely useless, had so many issues trying to liase with their 'agent' in Lao Cai who refused to accept the ticket. When we approached staff to inform them of this they were downright unpleasant about it. Glad we didn't go on the rip-off Castaways trip - hideously overpriced and they ban you from bringing your own alchohol.


Really social hostel, the definition of a party hostel. Really good to meet people here!


big party place, bar is always full every night, shuts at 11 and go as a group to other places. room and bathroom clean, modern, with big beds and big lockers. chill out place with films and computers on 5th floor. maps at reception which show all landmarks and suggested walking tour. staff on the whole very helpful but can be a bit harassed sometimes as it's so busy. security guards on the door at night. breakfast included.


Arrived, exhausted, at 10:30 but were not allowed to check in till 1pm. Sat in the tv room (which was good) until then but when we finally got to our rooms the beds hadnt been made. As check out is 11am and check in at 1pm we were a bit baffled as to what they had been doing in the meantime... wifi connection is awful, so if you need wifi dont stay here, however the bar and atmosphere are great and its a great place to meet other people to travel with. Breakfast is good too.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The only real negative comment goes out to the horrendous internet connection. It's a bit of a party hostel, but then there is a great chilled area with terrace and pool table. Street food stands, markets, sights are all at a reasonable walking distance. And security takes it's job very seriously. Great place to stay at, personally I preferred it to their "original" location.


We really liked this hostel. First of all the 5th floor is a chill out area if you arrive before check in or need to wait. With balcony, tv, PC's and a room to put your bags. The breakfast is good and the bar really good. There are different happy hours and a pub crawl every night at 11, so if you wanna sleep you are fine.


Awesome hostel with a very lively bar downstairs! Staff were super helpful organisig trips and helpig with local knowledge but you can fins better value for money excursions elsewhere if you're bothered to look! WiFi was a little hit and miss!


Awesome backpackers to stay at. However if you're not into partying and fun, and want to have a relaxed, quiet stay then maybe this isn't the place for you. Met some really awesome fellow party animals and had some great times here. There were a couple of issues though. Almost everyone I talked to seemed to have lost some item or items of clothing at the laundry service here. It really needs to improve. And also the internet shuts downs inexplicably. Otherwise all good


Having stayed at the Little Hanou Hostel we decided to stay with Backpackers after going to Halong Bay just for variety. Our room was super nice but we paid WAY over the odds for it, especially as the Internet ' shaky and the atmosphere is upbeat, but not really that friendly. It's definitely a party hostel, and ad a couple just out to chat over a beer the vive was a little intense but perfect if this type of hostel is your thing.




Good hostel but to much noise for me ! This is more an hostel / club. Depend what kind of hostel you like.


The bathroom was extremely smelly, tours they offer are totally overpriced - you are better off booking somewhere else - and they would even charge you for a drop of milk for your tea. Other than that: great place if you want to meet people and have good nightlife

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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