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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown

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


  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Property Information:

#1 Hostelworld Hostel in Hanoi in 2015!!

Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, our Downtown Hostel is the biggest hostel in Vietnam and is known for its legendary bar, nightly parties and is a constant a hive of activity. It is close to delicious street food, cheap Bia Hoi (local fresh beer), pumping bars.

Downtown offers both dorm and private rooms, all of which are air-conditioned during the night to ensure you have a comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast is included and we also have placed hydration stations around the hostel, especially important after a big night out!!

Our restaurant and bar serves up tasty comfort food, local Vietnamese food specialities and DAILY happy hours! We have awesome events including quiz nights, beer pong, themed dress-up nights and much much more… Good times are our business!

We also offer:
- FREE computers for guest use
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- 24 Hour Reception
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- Chill-out floor with a pool table, foosball and comfy sofas and bean bags
- Large TVs by the bar so you don’t miss out on your favourite sports
- Outdoor terrace

We have an awesome travel crew who are ready to help with all your travel needs and of course we can’t forget to mention that we are the home of the original Castaways Island trip in Ha Long Bay!

If you’re after more of a chilled out, homely hostel then check out our sister hostel The Original! It’s a short walk away from Downtown, just by St Joseph’s Cathedral.

Look out for our Red Buffalo and find our other hostel sites in Hoi An (DK’s House), Hue & Sapa (Mountain View)

We look forward to showing you an unforgettable stay in Hanoi!

The VBH Downtown Crew

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels Hanoi
  • 2015 1st Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Located at 9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi.
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown
Hanoi 100000 9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
89% 1482
21.0360411 105.8531856
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown
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