Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Downtown Reviews
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Everything was great, the cast away your was amazing. Only problem was some of the Vietnamese girl staff were very rude to us, we were sitting having drinks and dinner doing a pub quiz and we have finish our dinner but we had half full drink all on the table we went two seconds to smoke they threw all our drinks out and we're having dinner on our table and when we came back and asked if we could sit back down to finish the pub quiz they just laughed at us and didn't move. So we had to stand up.
Pricey but fun atmosphere and overall great facilities. Booking tours with them is very expensive though. Bar crawl every night is a great way to meet people and breakfast is awesome!
Brilliant hostel, went on the castaway trip and a home stay organized through the hostel and it was defiantly one of the highlights of my trip! Staff are incredible and super helpful! Definitely coming back to stay here again!
Great time great party. Very clean very fun for a single traveler. Props to Joel, Janek, Josh and Paul
Worst place I have stayed. One guy peed in the dorm room. Asked security to sort it out. They cleaned it up and let him stay another night! On a different evening people copulating etc. Gave feedback but staff uninterested just said to fill out a feedback form. Breakfast alright though and staff generally very nice. Social place but don't stay if you have a minimum standard of self respect.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
The only hostel I've ever given 100% across! Ive traveled a lot, this is the best hostel! I was there 4 years ago (just opened) and had an amazing time (halong tour, snake eating, beer pong etc). To the owners Mark&Johannes: compared with 4y ago, this time it was in slightly worse condition (bed lights creaky etc). Mark&Johannes are extremely useful, friendly and knowledgeable, but the Vietnamese staff is useless and the breakfast counter ladies are very rude. Viet. staff was much better 4y ago.
Loud at night through party people in front of the hostel!
This was my first time at this kind of backpackers hostel and it wasn't really my scene. As a lone backpacker I found it a little overwhelming and it was definitely not the greatest choice for my first night in Hanoi being super jetlagged. If I had been with friends I think this would have been way more fun, but alone I felt pretty awkward.
This hostel is so great and vibrant ! Great location and great staff and people! You should definitly go there if u r looking for a place to stay in hanoi , i really loved it , just take care that there are other "backpacker" hostels as well in hanoi as the "original" backpacker which is another branch of this hostel so if u r booking with someone make sure u book the same hostel as they have the same names :D enjoy ur stay in that great place !
The lock box was broken so I used my mates as the key didn't work. They staff member who was from Canada was a bit drunk when I check in. Didn't really give a tour or explain much. Just took us up to the room and left. The sheets were not clean either having stains. It a party hostel for sure but was really loud when trying to check in.The bar area is pretty cool and you can meet other backpackers easily to socialize with. The breakfast included is really good though.
Awesome hostel, something going on every night and plenty of people to go out with. Also, the walking tour hits some of the tourist highlights. The castaways trip to Halong Bay is a bunch of fun.... but basically just an excuse to drink on a small island. Book your tour through another agency if you're looking for the picture perfect version.
I didn't like this hostel. Looks like a fabric so big. And very noisy. It is full of drunk party people. Rooms are small(stayed in a 6 beddorm)
Nice hostel but definitely geared towards partying! Staff are helpful and help with tours and coach booking. Lockers in rooms big enough to fit backpack and smaller locker boxes by your bed. Only issue was there was sick in the showers almost every morning from the party goers the night before. They have a luggage storage room which I used to keep my backpack in when I went up to Sapa
Best stay at the Hanoi Downtown Backpackers! Spent Christmas Day there and had the best Christmas Day to date! Staff are helpful and outgoing!
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
One of The Best Backpackers I have ever stayed In! Great Location, Regular social events, have decent food and drinks, Good shared bathrooms and door rooms. Book the Cast away tour to Ha Long Bay through the backpackers you will not regret it !!
It's a party hostel for backpackers. If you want a calm hostel, go somewhere else. But if you wanna party or find trips for young people, this is the perfect place. What's more, the hotel is very clean and safe.
Great party hostel, dorm price is reasonable but tours are overpriced. Staff is not very careful but it should be very difficult to work when it is very loud.
Such a great hostel, very social and clean with really comfy beds.
A very lively place, great to meet people and very close to a lot of the main attractions of the city, awesome bathrooms and rooms are very clean and spacious
Amazing hostel. Great facilities. Great Location. Good chill out room. Lots of social people and a decent free breakfast. Custom made beds with lockers and security boxes which you can charge your stuff in. Literally has everything you need. Did free walking tour from here and it was good. It is a party hostel so it gets loud at night but it's fun and gets people involved but don't expect to sleep before 11 as he music is loud. Only one negative is the majority of the computers don't work.