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May De Ville Backpackers Hostel Reviews

1 Hai Tuong Lane, 24 Ta Hien str,Hoan Kien District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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358 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Would not go back to may de ville. It was cheap and there is free breakfast but not the best experience. The rooms were clean enough and the beds were comfortable but the bathroom door did not lock (it's like a swinging door into a shop). One of the guests in the room was the most ignorant person I have come across. The wifi didn't work and the computers in the lobby suck. They lost our washing and even tho they managed to find it the staff dealt with it appallingly.


Good breakfast included. I stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm, but this place has a hotel feel to it rather than a hostel. no real atmosphere for your average backpacker. good location and helpful staff


Nice and clean, but seems more a hotel than a hostel. Great breakfast included


What a bargain! This place is absolutely great value for money and the staff are very helpful. Highly recommend!


This is now like an hotel than a hostel, very quiet and clean but hard to meet people. PRICES ON HOSTELWORLD DIFFER FROM ON-LOCATION. It was still affordable, just frustrating.


Great location in the heart of the old quarter and its cheap. It is a mix of a hotel and hostel though and doesnt have a hostel feel. Entertainment area was empty for the most part which makes it difficult to meet people.


Really good stay here. The staff were excellent throughout. They're all very friendly and organised transfers, trips and even our onward travel. We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm which was clean as was the bathroom. Really good VFM.


Location is quite good. Close to (right in the center of) the old quarter and you can walk to most museums. Many bats and street restaurants nearby. Staff was ok in their English. But interpretations is needed. Room was very nice, the a/c was not to cold and the bed was very good. They had big lockers. The bathroom was ok, no locks, but not really needed. A bit tight space but nothing really to complain about. Breakfast was ok. Their toys might be more expensive than others.


Horribly rude staff. To busy playing on there smart phones or computers to give a damn about being helpful. Don't book tours or train tickets with them as the mark up is pretty substantial. Go to the train station and buy your ticket there and save yourself 15-20 bucks. Bed sheets are stained from God knows what and there is mold in the bathrooms. The location is the only thing this place has going for it.

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Dear all reader in the world. Thanks for wrote a review on hostel. Totally, the guest do not come to check-in & stay at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel. That`s mean the guest can not wrote review on hostel.com. The review from some other hostel book our hostel and try to wrote bad review for May De Ville Hostel. Hope all reader know this information. This is not review from guest stay with us. Manager of May De Ville Backpackers Hostel.


Not a Backpackers, it's a hotel. Not good for meeting people.


The best thing about this hostel is its location. It's right in the middle of the Old Quarter, which is convenient if you're looking to shop at markets, find both touristy and street food, and go to bars. Its downside is that it doesn't really have a common area where backpackers can gather, even though it advertises a game room. No one was in there when we stayed. The dorm rooms are really awkwardly shaped--long


The staff was way too pushy on what I should do in Hanoi. They basically were about to book all these trips for me without even asking if that was what I wanted to do. I can't stand when staff are trying to sell trips left and right without even asking the customer what they want.


Great hotel in small Hanoi Ally. Very impressive for dorm room hostel. Breakfast included and good wifi. Close to everything in old quarter.


Great photos, just terrible reality. Worth staying for the location, but the place is a dump. The first room I was given had some weird parasite that bit my up. I think moved to another room, but even then I wasn't sure if they cleaned it too often. I stayed there a total of 4 nights, which was enough by the end. Also, I disliked the breakfast service: they lay all the food out at 6:30am, they don't stop people packing takeaway bags, so if you come by 8:30 there's nothing left.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Customer. Thanks for your commet. We would like clear the comment as below : Fisst of all, you just book superior room without windown. However, we have already free upgrage you to Deluxe room with niceer room . Your room number is 706 is really nice room for sure.Second , you alway wake up late like 9.30AM - 9.45 AM instead 8.30AM as comment you post. We server breakfast only until 9.45 AM. That reason why the food is almost finish when you come to have breakfast.


Nice hostel, clean, superb location, and really good breakfast. I missed a bit social activity, theres not really a room to meet people, nor any pubcrawls. Take care when booking thru their travel agent in the lobby, for example i payed 100USD for a 2 day Halong aby trip, whereas on the same boat there were ppl who payed 60 USD thru another travel agency.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Most hotel-like hostel I've ever stayed in, nice and clean, free breakfast is great and really helpful travel service to help book extra trips or plan the rest of your journey. Brilliant location in the middle of the old town.


great staff, location, and really nice ensuite bathroom. loved it

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


we ended up getting upgraded to another May De Ville around the corner from the backpackers which was 4 star! The staff were amazing and went above and beyond for everything we asked. would highly recommend the May De Ville on Gia Ngu street in the old quater !


Really nice rooms and really good for value we booked our halong boat trip with them and it was great :)


A decent hostel with a great location. Rooms very smart and clean. Breakfast was decent enough. Didn't have time to check out the games room but it certainly sounded popular.

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