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Hands down the best place to stay in Hanoi if you are looking to have a good time. Pub crawls are great, staff is great, you must do the castaway tour through the hostel, the tour guides are great and they make sure you have the greatest time.
Came here cause a mate of mine used to work for the Castaways tour. This place is amazing. There are tons of people in the bar area or in the common room upstairs, so meeting people is easy. Prices are alright, not as cheap as I'd like them to be but great food. Great happy hour & they're constantly giving out free shots. The castaways tour was amazing- pricey, but SO worth it if it's in your budget. Do that first because then you meet so many people & the rest of your time at the hostel is A+
Very wild, fun and friendly hostel.The hostel is in a perfect location. Be careful if you are getting a taxi from the airport though as they dropped us off at another Downtown backpackers obviously as a con to try and get us to stay there instead. They have there own travelling booking desk which was amazing, especially because we were clueless. We booked trips and our transport throughout Vietnam there. Free breakfast and Hanoi Walking Tour. Castaway Tour is a must - it was incredible.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place to stay in Hanoi! Staff goes out of their way to help you plan your time in Vietnam, making sure you eat at the best spots and can find your way during your stay. I cannot say enough good things about this place! We met a lot of other young backpackers, enjoyed the nightlife at the bar downstairs and the rooms were clean, comfy, and a great price! They also did a great job with our laundry which we appreciated greatly!
Excellent hostel, very large and always something going on. The employees are very helpful with planning trips through the hostel. Good stay with free breakfast and good wifi.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We had a great time. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It's a big party hostel so get ready to drink. We did the castway island trip with them which is def recommended!
Such a great hostel! So sociable and in a really great location. The staff are friendly and helpful and they have a great travel desk with loads of information and tours to offer. The free breakfast is really good and there are loads of showers which is always a plus. I would stay again for sure.
Great hostel, best I've ever stayed in. Beds are comfy, everything gets cleaned very often. Great atmosphere, good party's in the evening, friendly staff, good location. Easy to book things from here. In one word perfect.
Brilliant stay here, great atmosphere and location. The food is amazing perfect western food for hangovers. Can feel a bit hectic at times but the staff go out of their way to help you. We also went on the Castaway tour which was one of the highlights of our whole trip - beautiful and crazy. Secure and clean with good showers.
Great party hostel. Don't stay here if you want a good nights sleep! Food was great and staff were brilliant at booking our halong bay tour.
Amazing hostel for me - it had a great party atmosphere, amazing chill out area on the 5th floor, very friendly staff, superb location, good breakfast; I very much recommend the place!
Definitely a party place. Good location with a cool atmosphere. Prepare yourself to drink a lot!
such an awesome social hostel. Loved the bar and the common area upstairs. Always something going on and the rooms are really comfy. The food is also incredible even if it is quite expensive.
Because it's a hostel-chain, they exactly know how to do it and everything is perfect in these hostel!
The facilities were very clean. Security is great - you get a ticket for your stored bags which is checked later by the guard to make sure you're not taking anyone else's bag. Also great that this hostel has a lot of common area to socialize and meet a lot of people. That said, it can get a bit crazy after hours from the late night partiers and you won't be able to catch much sleep here.
Whilst hostel is brilliant for socialising and great choice in trips and things to do and near to lots of places in Hanoi, it's a very big party hostel. Every night people get drunk and dance on tables whilst people are still eating. Some staff were really pushy into booking castaway aka booze cruise. Others really helpfully in booking taxis and trips. 4 hour laundry service stopped before 6pm...
The best hostel I stayed in. Amazing atmosphere, great bar and great staff and free maps and printer use- Highly recommended!
LOVED this hostel everything about it was great and the staff are so helpful! Great party place but after 11 when the bar crawl starts it quietens down if you need an early night. Would come back and recommend to others!
The location is great, rooms and bathrooms are good and they organize a lot of activities. Downside: wifi didn't worked properly. Note: it's a party hostel. If that's not your thing, stay somewhere else. If it is, this is the place to be
I officially feel clean now I've left. Damp rooms, wet beds, bleached clothing and staff who don't care. If staff put as much effort into their customer care as their decorating skills this hostel would be great.