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Hanoi Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Downtown

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Right in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, our Downtown Hostel is known for its legendary bar, nightly parties and is a constant hive of activity. It is close to delicious street food and happening nightlife. Downtown offers both dorm and private rooms, all of which include breakfast and are air-conditioned during the night to ensure you have a comfortable nights’ sleep. Our restaurant and bar serves up tasty comfort food, local Vietnamese specialties and DAILY happy hours! We have awesome events including quiz nights, beer pong, themed dress-up nights and much much more…!!

We also offer:
- FREE computers for guest use
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- FREE water re-fills
- 24 Hour Reception with English and Vietnamese speaking Staff
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- Chill-out floor with a pool table, foosball and comfy sofas and bean bags
- Large TVs by the bar so you don’t miss out on your favourite sports
- Outdoor roof terrace with a great streetscape view
- AND of course, our legendary free Nightly Pub Crawl

We have awesome travel desk staff who are ready to help with all your travel needs. Feel free to speak to them about anything from local daily recommendations to full country itinerary planning including a visit to our hostels in Hue, and Hoi An; an escape to paradise at our backpacker resort, Ninhvana; a chance to chill in our NEWEST Mui Ne Backpacker Village; a stay in our lively city hostel in Sai Gon; a rural countryside adventure in the North AND of course, we can’t forget to mention that we are the home of the original Castaways Island trip in Ha Long Bay!

We look forward to showing you an unforgettable stay in Hanoi!
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Looking for the perfect location in Hanoi? Vietnam Backpacker Downtown Hostel is right in the heart of the Old Quarter. Did we mention we're the biggest hostel in Vietnam? Our guests love us for our bar, where there's a party every night and TVs so you won't miss out on your favourite sports. There's a free beer up for grabs for everyone, too, every night. We'll even set you up with a free breakfast in the morning after to help you shake off any lingering self-imposed headache (hey, it happens!).


We're just around the corner from busy Hàng Buồm, so take a quick stroll to have your pick of bars and scrumptious street food stalls. The Ngọc Sơn Temple and Hàng Đậu Water Tank, both must-sees, are a 10-minute walk away. If you're coming from Nội Bài airport, the airport shuttle bus will only set you back a couple of dollars. Get off at the Vietnam Airlines office on Quang Trung Street, then it's a quick taxi to us (hang on to your valuables!).

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed and female-only dorms as well as private rooms, and you can get to them all by elevator. Oh, and bed linen's on us, so you can save packing space for cool souvenirs. Log onto our free Wi-Fi once you're settled in and keep your friends back home updated with your juiciest travel gossip. To keep you comfortable on warm nights, we've got air con and we'll keep you topped up with free water refills.

Extras and activities

You'll get a stellar view on our rooftop terrace. Inside, we've got a chill-out floor with a pool table, foosball and comfy seating. You'll also have free access to computers to decide on your next destination. Join us on our free nightly pub crawl to soak up the best of the local nightlife, or get in on one of our other events. We've got free walking tours, quiz nights and more... just ask our bilingual staff!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    This place is great. Declan is a hero
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2019
    When I found VBH downtown, it was because I was looking for a party hostel in Hanoi. Somewhere I could sleep and give me the opportunity to party and meet other travellers. VBH provided all of that and a little more. There were a few issues but the staff resolved them with a minimum of fuss. I wasnt expecting luxury and everything is no frills, but as long as you go in expecting a basic bed above a thriving party, then its fine. If youre fussy then this isnt for you
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    As a solo traveller this was a fab place to meet people and also a great base for exploring Hanoi!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2019
    Really nice hostel in a great location with friendly staff and a good atmosphere.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Jul 2019
    Overall was an ok hostel, was kind of more like staying in a bar than an actual hostel though. Main criticism would be please change the music and stop playing the exact same playlist every single night!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Jun 2019
    The place is great but know that there are raves going on on the main floor EVERY NIGHT until about 1 a.m. you cant really hear them in the dorms but it does mean people coming in late and most likely drunk. When i wanted to know more about the castaways cruise, the girl at the counter didnt seem to care at all.
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Jun 2019
    A very well located and fun hostel. Right outside beer street with a good atmosphere. If you are looking for a loud fun party hostel then this is for you, if you are looking for somewhere to relax after a day of exploring then there are better options out there for you. Staff were very friendly but rooms were very basic with not particularly great AC which they also turn off during the day. Perfect for 18-24, less ideal for 25+ like myself I feel. Just depends on what you are looking for!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Jul 2019
    Definitely a party hostel, but not a social hostel. It’s very cliquey. Not recommended for solo travelers. If you don’t plan to stay up until at least midnight, book somewhere else. They have the music blasting and it vibrates the floors (I was on 4th). The A/C is regulated and turned on around 17:00. Breakfast was good. Toilets had throw up on them in the morning. Seriously, if you’re not going to drink / party.. do no stay here.. overwise you’ll fit right in.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    30 Jun 2019
    The Asians girls of the staff are rude, boys are nice , good atmosphere to meet people but they turn Ac at 9 am wtf.. Bathrooms are dirty most of time.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    01 Jul 2019
    Good hostel if you are looking to party. Our group of 4 gals enjoyed the nightlife within Hanoi's streets a bit more, so we often grabbed drinks outside of the hostel. Our experience was bad because when we were sitting down at one of the tables chatting together one night, the guy with the mic every night came up to our table and wrote "SITTING DOWN DOES NOT GET YOU LAID" in chalk on our table. SO disrespectful and distasteful. won't be back/won't recommend because of this experience. So gross.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

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