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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Group bookings have a no cancellation policy. Any balance paid will be forfeited in the event of a no-show. This is due to covering any possible loss of income on our end, if we accept a group booking then for us, that means we have probably turned away other bookings to secure your position. We hope you understand how this can affect us and why we have to enforce this policy, thank you!

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Buffalo Hostel & Pub

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Buffalo Hostel & Pub is located in Dong Hoi City in front of Nhat Le River, near the Beach and Bus Station. We are 3 Km distance from Train Station, 6 Km from Airport and 45 km from Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. We are also situated in front of the Tam Toa Church Bell Tower.

The Hostel offers both Shared Dormitories and Private Rooms which both have A/C, a FAN, FAST WIFI, HOT WATER and INCLUDES BREAKFAST. The Pub and Restaurant is open all day with food service from 7:30h to 23:00h and offers both Western and Vietnamese options.

We have a Pool Table and Darts you can use for Free, a stereo to play your own music through, a great outdoor terrace to enjoy a few drinks after a big day of exploring and a great range of cocktails if you're feeling adventurous.

We can organize Bus and Train Tickets for you and we do also book Tours around Dong Hoi and to the Phong Nha National Park where you will visit some of the worlds most spectacular caves, waterfalls, rivers, .... We're located 6km from the Airport and 45 Km from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. We would be more than happy to have you if you decide to come and stay with us, our staff is very friendly and would love to see you here! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2019
    Solid beds. Showers were good and it was in a great location. Awesome bar and staff.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    When our Homestay cancelled our booking last minute, we turned to Buffalo Hostel who we found extremely accommodating. The pub was the perfect place to spend a night with good, reasonably priced food and beer, live music, and even a pool table. In the morning, there is a walkway across the road with a great view of sunrise. Our motorcycle rented was cheap and reliable.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Jul 2019
    A lovely stay!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Jul 2019
    Fantastic price. Very simple.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Great staff. Beds were good and the dorm was nice and big. A bit sketchy with 3 on top of each other. Staff can recommend great tours and help with transport.
    Denmark, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Sep 2019
    Cheapest hostel we’ve stayed at so weren’t expecting much! Nice atmosphere however didn’t get any information about our rooms or anything when we arrived, they literally told us to go to our room and pointed to the stairs. Had to ask for a key to the small lockers, a towel, what time breakfast was etc. Also bed frames are on their last legs, but good value for money all in all.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2020
    The staff were lovely and the pub area was nice. The room was not well maintained and bed was dirty and uncomfortable, ok for a night if you want something very cheap and don’t care about comfort or cleanliness.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    21 Jul 2019
    The Buffalo was OK for a short 1-night stop. On arrival we were given the wrong keys (twice!). The dorm was open so we walked right in - we only realised we had the wrong keys when we unlocked the locker number we were given and another persons valuables were inside. They also advertised posters of bicycle loops but when we asked to hire a bike they said they didn’t rent them and had no idea where we could hire them from. Also In the morning the water was turned off so we couldn’t shower.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    18 Jul 2019
    We paid extra for a private double room. Our first night was very noisy, especially since the tops of the rooms are only enclosed with glass. This wasn’t a big deal, but then the shower stopped working and the staff didn’t fix anything. The day we were leaving the toilets didn’t even work. There is no safety box and the rooms are super basic. Definitely would not return.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    09 Aug 2019
    We stayed here for one night and that was enough. The hostel was cramped and unhygienic. The bunkbeds were close together, rickety and hard to climb. There was mould and ants in the bathroom. There were no big lockers for bags, and the small lockers had locks but no keys for the locks. The room was accessible from the street - again no locks! The atmosphere was low and the hostel was dark and dingy. The staff were nondescript. Overall, we felt uncomfortable here. Go to Phong Na instead!
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi