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Hanoi Funky Monkeys Backpackers Reviews

49 Hang Quat Street, Hoan kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

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40 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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- No gathering place for backpackers to share their experience and introduce each other. - Breakfast was good with bread and cooked egg with slice of cucumber and tomato. - Don't go in raining season, room were smelly and the bed were wet. - Staffs Bill and Antony were friendly, but try not get bus/taxi offered by hostel. - You can get cheaper bus to Hue at 16USD if visit to "The Sinh Tourist", but beware of fake name around the town. - Beer 20,000 - Water (Big) 10,000 Overall was OK.

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hardest bed I have ever slept on! The room was damp and it's located right next to a school which bangs a very loud drum outside the dorm room from 7am onwards. Left after one night.


Difficult to find, not particularly clean rooms but you go exactly what you paid for.


The guy at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I believe his name was Billy :) But the room we were provided with was cold and damp the sheets and pillow were wet. The room itself had no insulation. And it would have been nice to receive a warning of the early morning wake up call that the school next door provides! Also there was no area for other guests to talk so they were sitting outside our room making a lot of noise until 11:30 / 12:00 at night!


Lovely friendly staff, no storage in dorms. Good breakfast, couldn't ask for more at such a great price. Enjoyed stay


Staff very welcoming and friendly. Beds are the hardest thing I've ever slept on.


Good price at $4, however there are many hostels in the area with $5 rooms that are much better. Staff are kind and helpful, location is great, anywhere in the old quarter is a prime spot. Dorm room is below average but again, you're only paying $4, free breakfast is a baguette and eggs, other hostels in the area have eggs with toast and bacon or sausage included. Good option if last resort but there are many hostels nearby that are much better.


it definitely was my cheapest stay in Vietnam for several years. Hostel isn't on the street front, you need to squeeze a less than a meter broad passage between houses. So watch out for a sign 5$ room. Overall a very quiet place at least now. Iwound recommend it.


I stayed only for 2 nights and my overall impression is neutral. Staff very helpful and friendly and were trying hard with all queries despite rather poor English. I noticed that most of offered tours and tickets were few dollars cheaper than in other hostels.Biggest room kinda scary, shabby and very dark, becomes more 'homely' with more ppl sharing it. Quite cold at night in winter days and provided blanket might not be sufficient, but I have some experience and always carry my own sleeping bag


too noisy .


Good and cheap hostel, just don't book through them or at least bargain hard. I think the bottom price for 2 days one night in Ha Long Bay would be 20$ and 3 days 2 nights would be between 30 and 40$. Otherwise the atmosphere is nice and the rooms are good.

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