Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Reviews
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Looks like an awesome hostel, but I left very quickly as I just wasn't in the mood for a party hostel at that time.
it's a Party hostel with lots of drink promos. I think it's better if you're in a a group as its always loud so can be difficult to make new friends as a solo traveler. the castaways tour to halong bay is fantastic. and he staff are quite helpful. there's also a chill area with a decent pool table
We LOVED this hostel. Would 100% recommend it to anyone visiting Hanoi. We arrived on a Friday night, it was buzzing. Justin was great doing the Pub Quiz and drinking games to follow. We aren't normally a big fan of drinking games but Justin made it hilarious. Lien did an amazing walking tour of the city, and was so so sweet. The hostel's 5th birthday party was awesome with free beer all day! The staff are what makes this hostel stand out from the rest. They know how to throw a good party! :D
Awesome place to stay in Hanoi! The atmosphere is amazing, facilities great, and you will meet tons of people! Highly recommend
Amazing backpackers hostel, especially if you like a few drinks in the evening. Has all the facilities you could want and a good Western food menu. Extremely social with events on every night. They can also plan your whole Vietnam trip for you with tours offered to all corners.
This hostel is a lot of fun. It is very social and generally has a party going on each night. I stayed in a private room because I knew there would be some loud people in the dorms and I'm glad I did. The location is great and the food and drink specials each night are worth it. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Great hostel! The staff is very helpful when it comes to helping you plan your trip around Vietnam. The food and the drinks are great, and they offer tons of activites so its the perfect way to meet more people if you are traveling on your own.
The hostel is great! Has a lot of character, bathrooms are very clean, staff was super friendly. The Halong Bay tour is a bit over priced, but I would definitely stay at the Downtown Hostel again.
Great hostel. Atmosphere is amazing, but it definitely caters more to the party crowd. Staff is extremely helpful answering questions and booking trips for you. Would recommend this hostel to anyone.
Best hostel I have been to in south east Asia. hands down you should stay here, as a solo traveller so easy to meet people. only caution is go do your own tours as booking with hem is too e pensive and from what I have heard not worth it.
Extremely helpful staff, dorm fine apart from usual drunk debauchery from neighbours but that's all part of the experience. Best backpackers in Hanoi.
Located in the center of old town close to all central points of interest. A party hostel, however I didn't have any noise at the room and people who entered late were quiet and considerate.
All of the lockers were broken in the room.
The 5th fl common area was stiflingly hot & the one on the 1st fl deafeningly loud (even before happy hour commenced). "AC curfew" in the rooms until 6 pm. The Old Quarter is difficult to walk around in due to intense congestion and people occupying sidewalks for every purpose (mostly commerce and parking motorbikes) other than walking, prices are high & it's hard to relax unless you fight your way to the lake. Their night bus to Sapa parks at a sweltering truck stop & cuts the AC for hours.
I really enjoyed my stay at Vietnam Downtown. The location is perfect. The rooms were clean. My first stay I had a bathroom just shared by the girls in my room which was nice. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The travel desk is great for booking trips up North. Happy Hour was always a good surprise. Breakfast was great with a few choices and made fresh. There was also food available to purchase which was also handy.
Excellent location with friendly staff and atmosphere. Toilets were cleaned regularly as well (few times a day) so it was pleasant even though it was a shared toilet. Eating and drinking in the hostel costs a bit more than what's available right outside but I guess that's the same for any establishment like this.
This is party central industrial so be warned. But aside from that, the staff are amazing and always ready to give you authentic trip advice, there's great food, a big common area to meet people, regular pub crawls, so not a bad place for solo/group travelers at all. And while yes the price is a wee bit steep, the facilities and the atmosphere definitely make up for it.
I had booked an airport transfer to pick me up at 9pm when I landed but the car never arrived to pick me up.
Pleasant and cheerful hostel, good vibes, free breakfast, good music and 24 hour check out was brilliant because i had awkwardly timed flights. I would stay here again.