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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Hanoi Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Original

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Original hostel is VBH’s cosy hostel right in the heart of Hanoi’s old quarter.

Housed in a french colonial style building and nestled in the centre of Hanoi’s old quarter. This homely hostel is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore all Hanoi has to offer. Our friendly team are always around to ensure you have the best time possible and will happily show you the surrounding gems that Hanoi has to offer including the famous St. Joseph's cathedral and some of the most delicious street food in the world. Original hostel is the home of Castaways, Mai Chau and the Northern loop so sit down for a cold drink on us and let us help you plan your onward travel.

Get the best of both worlds by joining forces with our OG team and heading to our little brother hostel - Downtown for an unforgettable night out with like minded travellers. A stay at original is like a staying at your mates place so come and see why we love this place so much.

We also offer:
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- FREE water refills
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- **Reception hours 06:00 - 22:00**

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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Great time here. Met some great people, rooms were clean and had keys for each bed’s cubby which made it easy. Location solid! Easy walk to the lake and old quarter/downtown. Staff SUPER helpful. Overall great stay would recommend! I
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2019
    The staff here were all so friendly and could give really good advice of where to go and things to do and eat in Hanoi. The dorm room was clean and spacious and the bathroom/toilet was always clean. The rooftop bar got open one of the nights I stayed which was good fun and otherwise we could go to the other VBH hostel, Downtown for drinks and a party. The hostel had a really nice chilled vibe.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Apr 2019
    This hostel is really great, even if you're not that much of a party type. The toilets and showers are constantly being cleaned, the location is really convenient. They have free walking tours which I found was an easy way to meet other travelers, especially if you're a solo traveler. One thing I found was that the information given by different staff members was not consistent. That was a bit weird. But overall, awesome place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Feb 2019
    Didn’t actually stay at this one, staff at the central location changed my reservation for me when I saw my friends were staying at the central one. So they get a positive review for being so accommodating! The chain hostel is a really good one and a must for first time backpackers or newcomers to Vietnam. Really helpful staff, guaranteed entertainment, good facilities, good location and all this applies for both hostel locations! Dropped in a few times here- it’s good too just not as social!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Aug 2019
    STayed here already 3 years ago Still same standards everything in good condition and nice The staff does everything to help you but sometimes we had problems communicating with them It was also really empty when I was there so not the same social atmosphere as last time but I was probably just unlucky with the time Def will still recommend the place but I you want more social interactions maybe go to downtown
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    15 Sep 2019
    Staff are able to speak broken English so it would have been better if they could offer more information, written or verbal, about tours as one trip wasn't as I expected. Just a suggestion. Otherwise, they are lovely. Security are sleeping in the evening...
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    17 Mar 2019
    Good hostel all around. Except one of the receptionists was rude to me.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Mar 2019
    cheap, central, clean
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Feb 2019
    The hostel is very clean, reception staff are great. The hostel is very secure but the security “guard” at night was rude and kept telling us to be quiet outside the hostel when we weren’t disturbing any guests other than the security guard. The original hostel location seems to be old news. The downtown location is where the party is at. The original is chill though, good if you want to escape the party hostels. You can always join the pub crawl from the downtown hostel if you want to party.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2019
    Nice hostel but go to the downtown if you a looking for a better atmosphere.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi