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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.
Stayed for 4 nights. Loved the location; a little away from overly touristy areas. Many delicious local eats nearby! Internet is fast. Free breakfast. Dorm room a little stinky at noon as the AC was off. But when the AC is switched on, there is no smell and it's very cool. No place to hang towels/clothes in room. The bathroom is a lil icky; maybe make it a no-shoes area. There is a school right next to the dorm room; noisy but I liked it in a way as it is part of Hanoi life.
Good value for money, but not the hotest place around I guess.. But the staff is very helpful and friendly, I would recommend it if u travel on a low budget. Cheers, Damian
Really really bad. We booked a night here but after we saw the rooms, we decided we didn't want to stay here another second... The staff were really really young boys, they didn't really speak english. There was only one bathroom for the whole bunch of dorm rooms, the bathrooms were actually nice but our dorm room was dark, very very moist and moldy, it really smelled in there and the pillows and blankets felt moist, so we decided to go somewhere else...
Great aircon in the rooms, very sociable, eating with the family was really nice, fast internet with lots of pcs and FREE BEER what more do I need to say! P.s don't drink too much rice wine!!!
This is a basic but cheap hostel with a good atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff. There are computers you can use in the hostel but I recommend the hostel getting a printer - that would be very useful! I loved the fact that you can eat with the family in the hostel very cheaply and the free beer was welcomed!
I would be careful when booking tickets with the Hostel. The guy that sells tickets convinced me to book an open bus ticket (I was hesitating between bus and train) by saying you can change or cancel the ticket any time. Then when I tried to cancel he “remembered” that you have to cancel one day before departure otherwise you have to pay a third of the ticket price. Not to say that I did try to cancel the ticket a day before but another guy in the hostel said I can do it next day.
Next buildings seemed school or something. that ring woke me up every morning.
Please, change your tour company!!!! I used HaLong Bay tour and bus, but it was not good even it was bad!!! Especially, your bus tour company staff is rude and unkind. Bus condition was disaster. You need to care about customer more than playing the game. Sometimes, staff was not helpful because they were busy for playing game. If I go Vietnam again, sorry I will search other hostel.
Friendly staff, good place to stay and offer breakfast and wifi for very cheap price; it cannot get any better. I would come back for sure.
Evening meal pretty good. Dorm was larger than advertised and at times hot. Good showers. Big lockers which were good and secure. Luggage storage was secure. Good location close to the lake and old quarter. Overall would recommend
This nice little Hostel has made me meet a lot of great people and the owner's family is great! I had almost every night dinner with the family. The dinner is cheap, but very delicious and the ricewine made lots of my nights much more fun! Thank you for that!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
backpaker can have dinner in hostel,and dinner is very good ,i like this
No lock for the room, no uderstanding who stays there or not, people walking in and out, staff doesnt speak any english and dont know much. Only one guy who speaks. Their family dinner is actually dinner for foreigners! Mold everywhere. Dirty. I know it is cheap place but still! Breakfast is free (bread, slice of cucumbre and tomato) and beer is free for one hour And i advise you not to book any tours with them- expensive plus nothing like the guy explaines!! Dont do the same mistake as I did.
The staff is really nice. There is free breakfast and free beer
I stayed almost 10 days there and I felt at home. The hostel is nice, clean and everything and even more important the staff is nice and helpful, the diner cheap and great, the tours well recommended, etc! Juste the perfect stay and I'm not just saying this only because of happy hour :D
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)