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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel - Original Reviews

48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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86%

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1020 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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97%

GREAT HOSTEL. So clean, so safe, amazing atmosphere, great staff - overall we had an incredible experience.


89%

Bit of a party hostel - greast for if you're travelling alone because the staff will include you and invite you to things. Staff helpful in booking day trips, if a little pushy about their own offer. (We did the 'quieter' trip to halopng bay and the staff weren't encouraging about us picking this option, but it ended up being really good. They very much pushed the'party boat' which was full ofpeople in their early 20s just out to get wasted.) Breakfast included nice, rooms hjad very good aircon


100%

Loved this Hostel! Very fun and also relaxed atmosphere, and everything was very organized. Also, did the tour with Sapa and had a wonderful time. Thank you Hanoi Backpackers Original Hostel !

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

This is my second trip to Vietnam, last time I stayed in the other Hanoi Backpackers. This one in comparison is not as clean and not as nice an atmosphere as the downtown hostel but it was nice enough. The breakfast was good. My bedroom didn't have a window and smelt stale. the shower was a shower over the bath but had no hook so I had to hold it over me to wash. Fresh off the plane, had to carry my bags up to my room on 5th floor. No staff offered to help, but they were very nice otherwise.


66%

Good place,They do not change all of the bedding between guests.more expensive with other hostels


91%

A really nice place, especially when you travel alone, it's very easy to meet other backpacker's. The food is really good and the staff is kind and helpfull!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good hostel, great bunkbeds and plug sockets by your bed. Good fan/air conditioned rooms. Atmosphere and location are much better at the Downtown hostel so i recommend there over this one.


100%

This is a full on party hostel. If that's what you're into, you have come to the right place. They have two locations and the downtown one (10 minute walk away) is even crazier. They make everyone be quiet after 10pm in the original so you could get a good night sleep if you wanted. The staff are really wild and friendly. Despite being such a party place, they manage to keep it really clean. And free breakfast and water. Can't beat that.


94%

Get your ass to this hostel. Party every day and it's central location makes getting around a breeze. Great restaurants all up and down the street too!!!


100%

Great place, clean, really good emplacement! The pub crawl was great


100%

Awesome hostel, staff were so helpful!! Would reccomend it and the other hostels they have

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Good breakfast and great service. Staff were great in helping me with my every need from booking a taxi to the airport. I would definitely recommend staying here.


77%

Everything was good. The staffs were efficient but not that nice. Great free breakfast. Good place to meet other backpackers but the tour fee is very expensive. Just book from the next door travel agent


77%

Stay here for the great downstairs area, with good food and perfect for meeting travelers. The travel desk' staff was very helpful and friendly, and not pushy at all for tours (didn't book any). There are different types of rooms, mine was at best average: small, no windows, damp smell and just a shower room on the same floor (no toilet). Very slow wifi during peak times.


77%

This hostel was fairly good. The room I booked was advertised as 8 bedrooms, however it actually contained 10, which is a lot for one bathroom. The WiFi also did not work in the rooms or most of the ground floor area. The hostel is very clean and modern, however.


74%

This place is good for the social aspect if you want to meet others and the staff friendly. But not the best hostel I've stayed in. Cold showers everyday, cochroaches in the room and one night I saw a rat running around the ground level.


89%

1st floor bath on the back block has a not functional water heater.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great place. Friendly staff and good location. Large and clean rooms. Good social area upstairs with a bar etc that closes at 9:30 so if you do want to get an early night you still can (unlike the downtown location that has a full blown club downstairs). Easy booking facilities for lots of trips. Lots of cafe's etc around, definitely recommend.


74%

It's probably the closest thing to a westernized hostel, but I think I had bed bugs. I have now returned home and have itchy red spots everywhere. One of our 2 rooms smelled quite bad despite having the windows open and one of those showers didn't have hot water. The tour I booked through them was great, slightly more expensive but I was completely worth it!


89%

Hostel with very good facilities. You have a large locker for your backpack and a small one where you can charge your phone while it's locked away. The toilet and shower where clean and modern, there was always hot water. The atmosphere is good. You can party on the rooftop, but it's also fine if you want to sleep at 10pm. You will hear some music, but not too loud.


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