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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 LARUE BEER nightly
- FREE WIFI
- FREE BREAKFAST
- 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!
Cheers,
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Overview

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!).

Location

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 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jun 2019
    Great atmosphere and a lot of fun. Would happily stay again.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Great if you're looking for a very high-energy party hostel! My only complaint would be the pub crawl, during which we went to a grant total of.... one pub. Disappointing!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    VBH downtown is my favorite place. We ended up staying there twice on our trip because we loved it so much. The atmosphere is amazing, everyone is open and down to socialize at all times of the day. There is a great party there of course but it's also possible to sleep if you wish. I would definitely recommend it, I miss it already!!
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jun 2019
    All I can say is LOVE LOVE LOVE. staff soooo helpful with travel. Rooms are good, showers are the best! Such a party atmosphere. Defo come again. Thanks downtown !
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jun 2019
    Pretty crazy party vibes, easy to meet people and fun pub crawl Rooms were pretty warm despite the ac and fan Clean and lotsa facilities like computers Staff seemed kinda disinterested in doing much past 7pm but not too bad Would recommend it’s a good time
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    Great organized place. A lot of thugs always going on and it finally feel like a nice hostel atmosphere. They also have a lot of good tour options! I would recommend! Also free breakfast is actually good!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    Great hostel, clean secure rooms. Great atmosphere and great events within the hostel itself. Friendly staff, deffo worth staying here.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    06 Jun 2019
    They turn off the A/C in the rooms from 8am-5pm so you can’t sleep during the day. Definitely best place to party and great location.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2019
    Downtown is in a perfect location. Right near pub street and close to a lot of attractions. This is a party hostel and knows how to party!! Rooms - mixed with en-suite- bathroom perfect Big double sized lockers Partial ac which they turn on later in the pm and turn off at 12ish - temp not set very low either so does not feel very beneficial. Has a fan that does not rotate. I had to sleep on the floor as my bed position meant I was getting minimal fan coverage and the ac wasn’t doing much
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    04 Jun 2019
    Local Vietnamese staff aren’t the nicest here.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Hanoi

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