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Showers and toilet were very good. Drinks also good value
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
great party hostel, castaway was a blast! close to alot of cool things to see. stuff is very helpful.
So much fun! Staff's amazing, hostel's more or less always busy and it offers awesome tours as well, original Castaway trip being the highlight of them all.
Great if you want to party but I could hardly sleep because everyone in my 12 person dorm room was loud and obnoxious. Lobby is a bar that parties with loud music until 11:30pm when they move on to a pub crawl - hallways and place still remains loud for the most part.
While this hostel was than others in the area, you get what you pay for - good advice, quality rooms and the staff have English. We stayed in a private room.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good hostel to meet people, decent breakfast, and good amenities. However, it's definitely a party hostel.
Definitely a party atmosphere with lots of people to meet. We had some issues with our air conditioner but they were fixed promptly.
Great hostel, the staff were very nice and friendly. I would highly recommend this hostel as you get to meet other travellers and they prepare a lot of tours which are amazing. I went on their tour to Sa Pa which was the highlight of my trip in Hanoi, I also went on the castaways, whici was so much fun.
I had a lot of fun here. The food is alright and the drinks are overpriced. Wifi didn't work sometimes. Hostel was overpriced too considering the inadequate amount of showers and how small the rooms were. Some of the staff act like you're a burden but the bartenders are great. A few maintenance people barged into our room while all of us were still sleeping to fix something and carried on a loud conversation.
It definitely is a party hostel and guess it's perfect if that's what you're looking for, I don't think you could then get anything better for that price, considering all the things they have included. But if you're for something little more quiet this is not the place. People running in and out of the dorms, waking everyone up because they're really drunk,... But in the daytime the social area downstairs is really nice. The is alright.
Staff was awesome and very helpful. I typically don't like party hostels but the staff really goes above and beyond here.
Really good hostel would definitely recommend it. Great for meeting other people. Bar also really good and breakfast is included.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Definitely party hostel with social atmosphere. Nice location.
It was one of our favourite hostels if not the best!! Especially ladies night when even the staff (Alex and Justin) dress up as ladies for the night!! We booked the original castaways through this hostel and recommend this to everyone you will not be disappointed!! The food was amazing and as one of us are allergic to eggs they even swapped it over which was amazing as many hostels just say no!! The pool table and computer floor is good and serves free beer every Sunday!! The room is cleaned!!
Party hostel. Many hipsters and cads. Staff very unfriendly and rude. Only try to sell ridiculously expensive trips. I think it's common for the whole Backpackers company. 12 bed dorms are ok, but of course noisy. Absolutely no privacy in the shared bathroom at the corridor. (no ensuite) But at least they were clean. Many free shots and happy hours. Free walking tour is pretty good. Breakfast is a joke. If you want a proper meal u need to pay extra.
Awesome hostel!! Great value for money!! Has awesome facilities! The rooms are good with a/c. The Vietnamese staff are really cool!! Great orginised functions and awesome place to meet fellow travellers! Has a good party vibe but the bar closes at 11pm and the party people all move on to bigger and better things, so the party does not go all night long so it's also a good place to sleep! A definite stay of your in Hanoi!!
Great, lively hostel with a vibrant social atmosphere - probably not for those looking to chill. They do a lot of evening activities and games like beer Olympics etc which is good for meeting people. They offer a good free breakfast, showers are clean and security for locking things away is the best I've seen in Asia. I also booked my travel and hostel for Sapa through them too - cheap and we'll organised.
Great hostel. Great beds, showers, common area, staff. Expensive trips.
Excellent if you're a solo traveler and want to party and meet people. The staff is amazing, and they can help you with anything. Very friendly atmosphere overall. Also, the pub crawls and games were loads of fun! Other than the amazing staff and the tours they have, the hostel itself is nothing special. beds aren't super comfortable and the pillow was rock hard. Very noisy at night, and people coming in and out all the time, which made if hard to sleep. Basically a friendly party hostel.
Great staff, friendly and helpful. Very social and lively atmosphere with lots of opportunity to party if you're into it. Can be noisy, but things quiet down around 11 pm. Very nice location that is close to restaurants, street food, and hostel has free walking tour each day. Would stay again