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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - Original

48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem , Hanoi, Vietnam
21 Jul 2018 , 3 nights
2 Guests

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated down a small, quiet lane just 1 block north of the steps of the St Joseph’s Cathedral in the centre of town and 3 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. The hostel is perfectly located to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

The Original hostel is Vietnam’s FIRST ever hostel and is where the VBH story began. With spacious dorms rooms available, The Original’s downstairs chillout space and Rooftop bar are the perfect place to kick back and make travel plans or just meet cool new people!
Our kitchen and bar serves up complimentary breakfast, tasty comfort food, local Vietnamese food specialties and DAILY happy hours! We have awesome events running every evening.

We also offer:
- FREE Family Street Food Tours most evenings
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- FREE Beer on Sundays @ 3pm
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- A ROOFTOP BAR with evening events on selected nights
- **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 brand new urban 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!

Beds include free linen and towel hire - which is washed on site by our dedicated housekeeping team
Laundry service is available on site - minimising our travellers' carbon footprint.
Free drinking water stations provide free refills to save the environment and save you money.
Our kitchen is open daily and uses only fresh locally produced ingredients.
All our beds come with large bag and personal sized lockers as well as environmentally friendly LED personal reading lights.
Our bar serves a wide range of drinks. We only provide straws on request and are busy sourcing suppliers of bamboo straws. We are committed to eliminating the use of plastic cups and we recycle all plastics, bottles and cans. The rooftop bar provides entrainment and events on selected nights and we also offer family style street food nights.
Our mission to is to be Vietnam's first truly “green’ / environmentally friendly hostel.

We look forward to showing you an unforgettable stay in Hanoi!

Check Availability

Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Tue 24 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Sat 21st July 2018 - Tue 24th July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2018
    100% recommended
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Jul 2018
    Would happily stay here again! Staff were accommodating and friendly, happy to give advice when and where it was needed on all types of things. Rooms were clean and tidied daily! The quieter of the 2 VBH hostels in Hanoi but great for chilling in after partying hard in the Old Quarter. Thanks to all the staff! Hopefully il be back.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Jun 2018
    This is less party than the other Backpackers, which is why I picked it. The bar is on the roof and still offers games and drink deals. I think it is pricey when drinking off the offers. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Pretty sure I had bed bugs but was too hungover and up early leaving to speak to anyone. No one locked the room door but you had an under bed locked cupboard. I missed having privacy curtains
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    28 Jun 2018
    When my friend and I arrived late after a delayed flight, which we had sent the hostel numerous unanswered emails about, we found that no one was there to check us in and our booking had been given away. We were only able to sleep after a worker kindly offered for us to both squeeze into his single bed while he did not sleep. The hostel then woke us up again at 6am and tried to make us pay for the night even though they’d hadn’t provided us with any beds. Wouldn’t recommend.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • 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


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

Cancellation must be confirmed 24 hours in advance
Bookings made within 48 hours of the arrival date should be followed up with an email or phone call to the hostel.

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