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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Reviews

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

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89%

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1394 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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94%

This hostel is the best!!! We had 7 people in the group and stayed there for 3 nights and everyone thought it was amazing and had a great time. The staff are friendly and helpful. The location is great, near the food places and all the tour company. No need to worried about starving. We made lots of friends from different places around the world. Everyday there is a special event which is very fun!! The atmosphere were fantastic.


91%

very good! good hostel!!

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hey, Glad to see you had a good stay with us and enjoyed our hostel. Hope to see you again in the future, and that the rest of your travels are awesome. Cheers, Downtown Manager

89%

We had a twin room which was hotel standard, but with all the advantes and facilities of this hostel. That said, it is a proper party place, so if you want to chill then not so great. Lovely 5th floor balcony, great for having a smoke and watching the craziness of the old town below. Staff were super helpful and booked us a bus and then the Hue - Hoi An motorbike hire, bag transfer and hostels at either end.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Its great to see you had a good stay with us, and I would like to thank you for leaving us a review and feedback. Thank you for the feedback about the facilities that we provide, such as the 5th floor chill out area and balcony, as well as our staff being helpful booking your onward travel and accommodation. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

One of the best hostels in Vietnam. Amazing atmosphere, free drinks for literally no reason, games and activities every night, helpful and friendly staff and amazing links to the rest of Vietnam (buses, trips, activities etc.) 10/10

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Great to see you had a awesome stay with us. We pride ourselves in giving everyone the best experience possible, and love to create an excellent atmosphere day and night, by having a different event on every night. I am glad to see that our staff were friendly and helpful by planning and giving as much advise about Vietnam. Hope to see you again. Downtown Manager

94%

Great party hostel but don't plan on getting a great night's sleep if that's what you're looking for! Castaways trip was a major highlight!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thanks for the review and feedback. It is awesome to see you had a great stay with us and had an excellent time on Castaway, and that it was a major highlight. We have another location in Hanoi called the Original. This is a more chilled out relaxed hostel, for those who are not quite into later nights. Hope to see you again in the future, and that the rest of your travels are rad. Cheers, Downtown Manager

89%

Was a good place to meet people and the clean was nice!

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Great to see you had a good stay with us, and enjoyed our facilities to meet fellow travelers. Hope that the rest of your travels go well and we would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

74%

Amazing spot if you are looking to meet people or party, otherwise stay away! Super loud, super crazy, super fun.


94%

Good hostel with a good location, though a bit rowdy at times. If you want to party nonstop, this is your place, but if you want to take even one night off, stay elsewhere and go to the bar here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Glad to see you had a good stay with us, and thank you for leaving a review and feedback. We shut that bar at 11pm every night to make sure noise levels are to the minimum for people who do not want a late night. Also we have another location in Hanoi, called the Original. This location is a lot more chilled out, so if you are not always into partying then this may suit you better next time. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

91%

I don't usually go for the party style hostels but I was glad I chose this one. If you join in you'll have a good time! Great atmosphere, good staff, clean bathrooms. Dorms were a bit small though. Stayed in a 6 bed and there wasnt much space move around/put your bag. Free breakfast and a good common area on the 5th floor with pool, table football, movies and a bank of computers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thanks for the awesome review and feedback. We love to have feedback and to see the feedback about the atmosphere, facilities, services and staff is awesome. It is great to see that you had a great stay even though you do not usually go for this type of hostel. Thanks you again, and hope to see you in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

This is a super social place to be! The location is great because you walk to all the main sites in Hanoi from here, as well as get great advise from the staff for where to go for just about anything. They also will help you with bookings on cool trips around the country. The fifth floor with full-time security for luggage storage, a pool table, foosball, and several computers is an easy place to hang out if you don't want to be down on the main floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, It is awesome to see that you had an excellent stay with us and enjoyed our services and facilities that we provide. Thank you for the feedback of our staff and that they helped plan trips, and show you the best spots in Hanoi. Thank you for pointing out some of our facilities that we also provide. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

100%

Washing facilities were fairly priced and efficient and the breakfast was more than satisfactory

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Cheers for the feedback about our facilities and the free breakfast, its awesome to see. Hope to see you again in the future, and hope the rest of the travels are rad. Cheers, Downtown Manager

94%

Great hostel. Stayed here for 4 days and enjoyed everything it had to offer. The hostel can manage all your transport and your onward hostel booking which is really handy. Great bar and restaurant also which is a great area for meeting new people and having drinks in the evening. Best atmosphere I've experienced in a hostel on my trip. Thanks for the good stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Cheers for the awesome review and feedback. It is always great to see someone had a great stay with us. Thank you for the feedback on the facilities and services we provide for our customers, and it is good to see that you enjoyed the atmosphere and environment that we create. Hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

63%

Infested with cockroaches and 18-yr olds. Great facilities. I recommend visiting here but not staying here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for the review and feedback, especially about the cockroaches. We have dealt with this problem now. Our Original location is a bit more chilled out and has a nice rooftop bar, for a more quiet and relaxed place to stay. This location may suit you better with an older generation on your next visit to Hanoi. We hope your travels go well, and would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

77%

Your average party hostel. Fairly clean nice kitchen and good location for going out in old town


97%

THE place to stay in Hanoi.So much so you may need to book ahead a day or two. Good food, especially the breakfast. Super secure and clean. Soft bed! and fun atmosphere in the bar downstairs, usually giving out free drinks. Friendly helpful staff, and lots of them. And good location for sightseeing and several bus tour companies.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, It is awesome to see that you had a great stay with us, and that you enjoyed our facilities. Thanks for the feedback on the services that we offer like our free breakfast, security and the atmosphere we create every night. We hope the rest of your travels go well and would love to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

Enjoyed it here, party atmosphere. Staff seemed frazzled at times, and we struggled with the language barrier at times. Good place to book trips, but shop around for other prices. Clean hostel, great facilities and great place to meet people!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for the review and feedback. It is good to see that you enjoyed the atmosphere that we create in the hostel and the facilities and services we provide for our guests. We hope the rest of your travels go well and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Downtown Manager

86%

This hostel is a lot of fun. Good social atmosphere. Good chill out room aswell

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Glad to see you had an excellent stay with us. Thank you for the feedback on the facilities and the atmosphere that we create in the hostel. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Downtown Manager

77%

The location is pretty great since you can go to so many places by foot. It's pretty much a party hostel, with music and bar at the first floor, wich can get tiring when you feel like relaxing or just chatting with people.I especially liked the 5th floor and the balcony there. As for the rooms, I stayed in a 12 bunks dorm and it was ok. On the first day my sheets stank bed flea's repellent and the cleaning lady was tucked into the bed/head on the pillow "Making the bed"...it was a bit weird!

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thank you for your review and feedback. Glad to see that you enjoyed the 5th floor facilities. We do have another location in Hanoi called the Original which has a lot more chilled out vibe if it is a bit too full on at the Downtown location. We also do a weekly deep clean in all the rooms, and it can get hard to get underneath mattresses and in all the corners, so this may have been the reason why the cleaner looked like she was in a funny position. we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at throughout my travels in SE Asia. They really know how to provide a fun-filled environment for the solo traveler. WARNING: If you're not much of a party-goer then this might not be the best hostel for you. Definetly check out the Halong Bay Castaway Tour. One of the best times I've had. PS. There's a $.25 beer spot across the street and try the Banh Mi down the block!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thanks for the review and the feedback. It is awesome to see that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the environment and atmosphere we try to create for all our customers. It is excellent to see you had a great time on our Castaway tour too. We do have another location in Hanoi called the Original, which has a lot more chilled out vibe to it, with a cool rooftop bar that shuts at 9:30pm. We would love to see you again in the future and hope the rest of the travels are safe.

77%

I had a good times. food were nice, room were clean and the people are fun!

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thanks for the review and feedback. I am happy to see that you had a enjoyable stay with us. Cheers for the feedback on the food and the rooms being clean. We hope to see you again in the future and that the rest of your travels went well. Cheers, Downtown Manager

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