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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
1191 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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91%

I would definitely recommend staying here :) the double bed bunk beds are really good for couples.The atmosphere here is really good the drinks are abit expensive but no more than any other bars.The staff are English speaking including most of the Vietnamese staff .Food is excellent and the free breakfast is a plus with optional extras at small prices.Something is going on every night which keeps you occupied.Only bad point is they turn air con off and then don't turn it on untill you ask

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and taking the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to see you had an excellent stay at our hostel and that you recommend people to stay here. Thank you for the feedback about the facilities that we offer as well as about our staff. With it currently being winter and being a lot colder we do not turn AC on unless requested. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

83%

Hanoi Backpackers hostel was a pretty decent place to stay! Some things to keep in mind: this is a party hostel, so most travelers here are the party type, which wasn't my cup of tea, but they do keep it quiet after midnight. The bathrooms were kept pretty clean and picking the right shower stall is hard (each has random heat and pressure). The halong bay castaway was a party! if you want a actual tour, head to Friends Travel just a block away!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and some feedback. It does get a bit noisy in the bar at night times, but we try to make sure that we shut at 11pm every night. Our Original hostel in Hanoi is a bit more of a chilled out relaxed hostel that shuts their bar at 9:30pm. This may have suited you more to get away from the party a bit. Thank you for leaving feedback however and I hope you had safe travels since. Downtown Manager

100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. GREAT staff, very clean (you see people cleaning constantly), lockers big enough for backpacks, and very social. Different events each night (beer pong and pub quiz were awesome) and even with these activities the rooms are still quiet since they are up an elevator. Stay here!!!!!


97%

My favourite hostel in Vietnam. Such a good vibe and there are so many people to chat to. Whether you're exhausted from cast away and just wanna chill, 5th floor is great with movies and sofas for a bit of peace. However if you're up for a night out there's always stuff going on. I booked my whole last weeks activities through here and although the guy selling me the stuff wasn't clear the staff of my trips were amazing and also the Sapa staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming!


100%

Excellent! Had 2 nights then 2 nights 3 days on halong bay which was messy!!! Excellent trip booze cruise and tubing were great. Then had 1 more night back in Hanoi and they organised me a taxi to airport 30 mins away $17 between how ever many passengers. Free walking tour is helpful and the map. Showers/WC on each floor. Great for lone travellers Tv room upstairs is great to socialise as is the bar downstairs 2-4-1 happy hour. Free breakfast is great!!! Can't recommend this place enough!!!

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Hey, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review. We love the feedback that you have given about all the facilities and services that we provide. Also I am very happy to see that you had an excellent time on our Castaway Halong bay tour. Thank you for the excellent feedback and we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

77%

Go here if you want to sleep in a 24/7 club. If you're travelling by yourself, or just generally looking to meet people at your leisure, having one or two drinks over interested conversation while someone is playing acoustic guitar in the background in the meantime, stay away. Facilities and location are great. The staff is divided between very kind people (mainly the Vietnamese employees) and those who treat you like just another person with cash.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for your feedback of our facilities that we provide. We do have another location in town that has a bit of a different more chilled out vibe, that would have maybe suited you more. It has a nice rooftop bar that closes at 9:30pm so that there is not too much noise in the hostel. We hope as a team that you do come back in the future and that the rest of your travels will go safely and are awesome. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

A fantastic stay at downtown backpackers. Would highly recommend this hostel especially with there fun evening activities and offers on alcohol. Perfect for backpackers.


100%

Great Place to meet lots of people. It's a party atmosphere kind of hostel so if you're down with that, you will have a blast everyday. Many Showers & Toilets. Pricey full bar compared with local prices. They have also pricey tours but its worth it if you meet the right people and decide to go together. Bars & clubs are within 3 blocks radius. lockers in room & room cards. Free water right on the hallway. daily events. People from hostels close by come to the bar to hangout and meet other people

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Hey mate, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you had a great time on our tours as well as a great stay in the hostel. Thank you for the feedback about our facilities that we provide as well as the atmosphere that we create. We thank you for the great feedback and would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

97%

Brilliantly organised. They provided all facilities you could possibly need. The included breakfast was served super fast and tasted yum. Each night there was a great atmosphere downstairs, whilst even the movie room upstairs had a great chilled vibe. Definitely recommended!

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review and some excellent feedback. I am glad to see that everything was up to satisfaction and that you enjoyed our facilities, such as the movie room. We as a team hope that the rest of the travels went well and we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Good area best vibe. Rate boat cruise and pub crawl heaps!!

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Hey mate, Cheers for the review and feedback. I am glad to see you had an awesome stay at our hostel and that you really enjoyed our pub crawl too. I am happy to see you had a excellent time on our cruise too. Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Amazing facilities. Really loved the free water. Excellent vibe.

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey, Thank you for your comment and feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay and enjoyed our services. Would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Great hostel with an awesome atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. Definitely book the castaway tour to halong bay as well.

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Hey mate, I am very happy to see you had a great stay at our hostel, and that our staff were friendly and good help you when needed. Also it is good to see you had a good time on our Castaway tour too. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

Great place to stay for a lovely atmosphere! had loads of fun

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Hey, Glad to see you had an excellent stay and enjoyed the atmosphere that we create in the hostel. Would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Without a doubt one of the best hostels I've stayed at in SE Asia. Staff are incredible, they work so hard to make sure everyone is having a great time and that the hostel is kept clean and safe at all times. Social areas are fantastic, movies playing all day if you want to relax, pool table and computers, plenty of opportunities to meet people. Rooms are clean, own lockers and storage. Every night there's an event on; pub quiz, beer pong, bbqs. Halong bay, castaway tour a must!!

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and some feedback. I am so happy to see you had a great stay with us and that our staff helped make that stay even better. It is something we strive to do throughout all our hostels. Thank you also for the great feedback about the facilities that we provide, and the daily events that we run. We hope the rest of your travels went well and that we see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

80%

Great atmosphere, full of young party crowd, perfect location. Private rooms way overpriced compared to other hotels in the area.

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Hey, Thank you for leaving us a review and feedback. I am glad to see you had a great stay at our hostel. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

Hanoi backpackers is a great hostel for youth! Crazy parties every night. The only thing I would change is that the staff wasn't very helpful...I went on a tour to Halong Bay and forgot my phone in one of the bunks. When I told the staff worker on the bus back, she seemed not to care and didn't make any phone calls until we got back to the hostel. I didn't hear from her after that. After speaking with 2 more staff at seperate times (both who had no idea about my missing phone) both were useless

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, thank you for leaving us a review and some feedback. I am glad to see you had a good time in the hostel and out in Halong bay. I am saddened to hear however that our staff were not too helpful in regards to your phone going missing. It is something we as a team will work on immediately so this does not happen again in the future. I do however hope that the rest of your stay and travels went well and that you come back in the future. Downtown Manager

94%

This place was by far the best hostel I have stayed in!! The whole package! Loved every minute I was there and you will too!!

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Hey mate, Cheers for leaving us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you had a great stay with us and that is the best hostel you have ever stayed at. Hope to see you again in the future, and that the rest of your travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Amazing place to stay for young backpackers. Atmosphere was great easy way to meet lots of people. Staff was amazingly helpful and friendly

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Hey mate, Thank you for leaving us a review and feedback. I am very happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff awesome at what they do. We all as a team hope to see you again in the future and thank you for the amazing feedback. Cheers, Downtown Manager

91%

Best hostel in hanoi the atmosphere is brilliant too! Shower rooms and toilet were pretty decent too! Only small bad point was my room smelt of stinky feet! Maybe someone needed a wash!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Thank you for leaving a review and giving up the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to see you had an excellent stay and that our facilities provided were up to standards. Smelly people is something we cannot always control however, but we will try to if informed in the future. We hope to see you again in the future and that the rest of the travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

International staff, very helpfull. Great atmosphere, always full of people.it's a bit overpriced.

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello man, Great to see that you had a good time at our hostel and that our staff were there to help you with your needs. We as a hostel are always looking to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you for the feedback and we all would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

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