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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original

48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

Property Information:

Situated down a small, quiet lane just 1 block north of the steps of the St Joseph’s Cathedral in the centre of town and 3 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. The hostel is perfectly located to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Once an old French Diplomat’s House, it was converted into Vietnam’s FIRST ever hostel and it’s where the VBH story began. It’s smaller, with original French architectural features, homely and a little more laid-back than our hostel at our Downtown location.

The Original hostel offers both spacious dorms and private rooms, which include breakfast. We also offer FREE water to keep you cool in the summer & so you can spend your extra Dong on some cool souvenirs to bring back home!

Our kitchen and bar serves up tasty comfort food, local Vietnamese food specialities and DAILY happy hours! We have awesome events including quiz nights, beer pong, giant jenga and much much more… Good times are our business!

We also offer:
- FREE computers for guest use
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- Weekly Vietnamese food feast
- 24 Hour Reception
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- Movie Room
- A ROOFTOP BAR - perfect way to make new friends and socialise in small but intimate environment. We shut it down at 9.30pm but do take the party elsewhere if you want to carry on.

We have an awesome travel crew who are ready to help with all your travel needs and of course we can’t forget to mention that we are the home of the original Castaways Island trip in Ha Long Bay!

If you’re a bit more of night owl and prefer to have bigger nights, check out our Downtown hostel. It’s a short walk away from The Original, located right along one of the busiest and happening streets in the city!

Look out for our Red Buffalo and find our other hostel sites in Hoi An (DK’s House), Hue & Sapa (Mountain View)

We look forward to showing you an unforgettable stay in Hanoi!

The VBH Original Crew

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  • Latest Review

    Such a fun hostel, front desk workers were very knowledgeable and quite helpful! Loved talking to them, hearing their stories. The hostel has tons of activities making it easy to meet new people. One of the cleanest hostels that I stayed in! Would stay here again.
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      Anonymous, Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original Located at 48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original
Hanoi Hanoi 48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem
85% 1230
21.0295119 105.8484220
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original
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