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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original Reviews

48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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85%

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1138 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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86%

The Original is more chill then their down town location. The sheets had glitter on them so not sure why. The WiFi was a bit spotty here though. I ask the staff and they said they were having issues. But, other then that I enjoyed my stay here. Its near a good number of attractions and places to eat. I did there Castaway tour and would recommend it for sure.


100%

Everything was excellent here from the staff to the free breakfast! i stayed at the original but always made my way to downtown to. great atmosphere and great people and would suggest their castaway tour too. special mention to ally, nick, josh, jessie and katrice who made my stay a blast. speak to ally if your stuck for food she knows her stuff about food in hanoi :).


91%

Great stuff! Very supportive!!

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

A smaller version of the Backpackers downtown, but both meet up for the same pub crawl every night. Definitely a good time. Also, be wary of the castaways tour unless you're only interested in drinking, instead of actually seeing Halong Bay.


86%

Really cool hostel with a great atmosphere and really helpful staff. The hot water ran out a few times in the shower but that's really the only complaint I can't think of. The nightly pub crawl is awesome.


91%

These guys are super helpful and have an awesome bar... #wasted


83%

We had a lovely stay in a private room. Staff were helpful and they organized tge day trip to Tam Coc very well. Great location. Close to the lake and near good places to eat

  • 17th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

A bit too much effort is made to make money off of you while you're there.


83%

Stayed here for a total of 5 nights. It is a nice, clean, and social hostel but too expensive for what you get. My locker was broken and the bathroom was not very clean, and my bed light didn't work. Half the staff just drinks on the job and doesn't know all the information they should. For Castaways, think about booking one night at a time. It is a pretty drunk party scene, but fun nonetheless. Staff drinks more than the guests.


66%

More chilled out than the downtown hostel which is a cattle market every night. A very average hostel but it always has lots of backpackers so remains popular and serves a purpose.

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Was a party hostel but the bar shut down at 9:30. Free bfast was great. Their tours were quite expensive so book them elsewhere!


83%

Good facilities and clean as you'd expect from a hostel of its size. Great for meeting other travellers but it's more expensive, in everyway, than the other options. If you want to feel like you're in hanoi and not just another large hostel it's probably not for you.


86%

Typical hostel you would expect. It is nice and clean and the rooms are a decent size. It all feels a bit fake though, definitely does not feel like you are in the middle of Hanoi.


77%

Hanoi Backpackers is an efficient hostel that's easy and convenient. Like a lot of the hostels this size it's kind of like a hotel with no personal touch, but the bar and cafe are good places to hang out and meet people. The rooms are clean, safe and secure with en suite showers and toilets. Only downside really is that the backpacker staff are really keen to push their expensive Castaways tour on you, and don't offer much support unless it's a service of theirs explicitly.


97%

Brilliant


71%

The hostel is a good place to start your trip. It is a really social hostel. Don't come there if you want to have a quiet stay because it's quite a party hostel. It's located on a good spot in Hanoi and the rooms are clean.


80%

Decent place to stay with lots of stuff to do here. Quieter than the Downtown Hostel if you want more people and more of a party. Free beer on Sunday is a winner 👍


80%

Mild smell in our room wasn't pleasant, but all in all a good deal. Lively atmosphere. Good free walking tour to get a better idea of the city.

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

All Good!! Excellent place to meet people and get some great westerm food into you when you have the craving!


80%

Had a good stay here. Breakfast included, beds are good and showers are hot. We stayed a few days later one night as well, inbetween trips to sapa and halong bay, and we would only sleep in the bed for a few hours and leave very early. Price for the night was the same and the (rude) guy behind the desk would not arrange anything for breakfast. He was only able to say that the kitchen opened at 6.30. I think hospitality is to make an exception sometimes, everyone can chop up fruit right?


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