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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 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 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 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    This hostel is one of my favourite hostels, it’s really clean with nice beds and aircon. The atmosphere is the best part, it’s really easy to meet people with the social room on the 5th floor and free beer every evening. The staff are great and offer tour bookings from the reception. The hostel is in a great location, the party downstairs stops at 11 so if you want to sleep you can when everyone goes to local bars. Would definitely recommend this hostel
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Feb 2020
    Was a fab hostel. Great for meeting people. We met a group of people and ended up going to castaways for 2 nights. Was so much fun and can’t thank Hannah enough for making mine and Catarina’s trip a memorable one. The free breakfast were also a perk.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    If you want to get a lot of party, it’s the perfect place
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Feb 2020
    Only was supposed to stay here 2 nights, ended up staying every time I was in Hanoi which was a couple of times. It’s all you can ask for a hostel, comfortable beds, clean showers, and amazing facilities. The staff are very friendly and they know a lot about tours of the North of Vietnam. I did their Sapa and Mai Chau tour and both were awesome. Highly recommend this place!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    20 Feb 2020
    Very fun hostel for solo travellers. Make use of the tours such as Castaways. Had a very fun time and met some great people. Hostel is a bit expensive for drinks at the bar but you can go next door. Rooms were clean and secure.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Mar 2020
    Best pool table in 6 weeks of travel, but they need to provide more cue chalk (half of one piece left). No hand soap in ensuite bathrooms, not ideal in covid19 times. No towels for rent, but maybe this is a special covid19 problem???
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    02 Mar 2020
    Pretty good place too stay, but not the best of you want to party with small groups. It literally turns into a club after the drinking games, and is really hard to make friends after that point.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    It’s a party hostel and located right at the center. Therefore loud in the night. Toilets and showers seemed okay but overall there are better and quieter hostels in the same area. It just depends on what you prefer, if you’re just about partying it’s the place for you. I might add that the offered tours are really pricey. Definitely check for better prices at different hostels and Safe some money.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    05 Mar 2020
    If you are looking for a place to get even the smallest amount of sleep this place isn’t for you. They play music at the bar until 12 every night & if you get a room with a window to the main road it’s so noisy well until 2 in the morning with the chatter from people drinking beer on the street outside. If you are interested in the castaways trip I’d think twice about going. 2 girls w/ corona virus were taken from the island while we were on our way and they didn’t give us a refund. 😡
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.0

    Rating

    23 Feb 2020
    Staff claimed I was stealing stuff at night when I slept over at someone else’s place that night and screamed at me when confronted. Horrible experience, don’t go there unless you don’t have any other choice or like managers with attitudes.
    Norway, 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
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • 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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