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48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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1288 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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absolutely amazing, the staff were so helpful and the atmosphere was the best! would 120% recommend this place to my friends!

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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So great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back anytime x


Great place to stay on the island. The manager is very helpful with booking tours etc.


The staff was extremely helpful with all your questions even if you weren't planning to book any tours with them. They were also accomodating enough to change my night as I decided last minute, I wanted to join another tour. Its easy to meet people and they have loads of activities to get you involved.

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Your review is very much appreciated! Hope you have been having a wonderful time time leaving us.


Great People and lovely stay

  • 30th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Great to hear that you had a lovely stay! Please come back and visit us any time.


It's an OK hostel if you're 18-21 and want to hang out with Brits. Slightly too pretentious, the staff here is only busy with being on Facebook all day or chatting about last nights events, the "travel agency" don't have any knowledge of things to do outside of the tours they sell. Everything is also v overpriced and most of onward travel arrangements can be made a lot cheaper next door. Having said that, the actual facilities and the restaurant are decent.

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Thank you for the review - we appreciate all feedback, both positive and negative. While we can not always control where our guests come from, we do ensure that all western travel desk staff have extensive travel experiences throughout SEA - both independently and on guided trips. Safe travels!


The staff are amazing, well organised, fun, and very helpful. The beds are comfortable, the ensuite bathroom in a dorm amazing, though no shower curtain. Location is spot on, and the bar on the roof is a great place to socialize. I guess I just wish it was a little bit cheaper :P


Nice place to socialize and partying! Really nice and helpful staff ! But their tours are just overpriced. Just around the corner we booked sapa and halong bay for 143$ and the Trips were just awesome !

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Thank you for the feedback! The hostels own tours are developed specifically for backpackers and are created to be exciting and unique - hence why they do cost a bit more than other agencies. Though we also have cheaper alternatives available to cater to all budgets.


Really good hostel. Not as good a party vibe as downtown - more chilled but still really clean and friendly people

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Thank you for your comment! Hope you jave been enjoying your travels since leaving us.


This hostel is in a great location in the old quarter. It's go big dorms with comfy beds and breakfast is ok. It's got a good bar on the roof. The staff are a bit frosty and the tours are around double what you'd pay anywhere else. Overall a good hostel

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Thank you for the feedback. At the hostel we offer our own unique trips which are different than any others you will find in the surrounding travel agencies and as a result do cost a bit more. Although we also have alternatives available for our guests on a tighter budget. Safe travels!


Lovely hostel which provides the option to be more social or not. Breakfast included was great. Enjoyed the extra activities offered such as the walking tour and bar crawl.

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Thank you for your positive review. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed our social yet chilled atmosphere and hostel activities! Please come back any time.


Excellent experience here. Great backpacking atmosphere, easy to meet people. Located in the Cathedral district in a nice bustling area, not as crazy as the downtown old quarter. Staff are friendly, engaging, and speak English well. Great social common areas. Good wifi. One of my top two hostels in a 2 month trip.

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Thank you so much for the fantastic review! Hope you have been on a none stop adventure since leaving us.

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