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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Great idea, needs money out back into the experience!!

The girls that rep it are great, they made the experience fun. The island is beautiful.. but the rooms and the food are dire. If this was half the price it would be value.. but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The girls that rep it are great, they made the experience fun. The island is beautiful.. but the rooms and the food are dire. If this was half the price it would be value.. but for $180 for 2 nights? Put some money back into the resort!! A few touch ups and it could be perfect .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Castaway was good, Pip was better!! Pip had fun with us as well as made us feel safe. She supplied us with laughs, good times, pretty images and cuddles. She also loved to get around the group, appreciated fine clothing ensembles, and performed a fantastic dab (in both Swedish and Australian). Pip made the most inspirational and eye opening speeches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to party and get wasted....come here. There isn't a whole lot to do on the island, but if you are with a good group of people who like to party then the place is awesome. Staff are functioning alcoholics, pretty annoying but hearts are in the right place. Food was ok. But the experience was pretty good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a trip to castaways island as I was staying at VBH in Hanoi and so booked through them. It was honestly one of the highlights of my trip and I am so so glad I went. There are so many negative reviews on here about castaways and it is simply because people are more likely to leave a... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So first of all let me say that all the bad reviews listed here ARENT for the original Castaways tour. The ONLY place you can purchase the tour is from the hostel Vietnam Backpackers. If you buy from anyone else it will be a scam even though they claim they are the original Castaways tour. The real Castaways tour (if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

First of all, the guide left my luggage on the side of a busy road, unattended. Not only could all of my belongings have been stolen, but my passport and my passport photos to get in to Cambodia were in my bag as well. I could see out of the bus and I watched him do this.. Secondly, our “cruise... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I knew prior to my arrival to Vietnam, that I wanted to do the Castaway Tour. And it did not disappoint. I booked through the Downtown Backpackers in Hanoi for about $195, which too many backpackers is steep and can be found at other tour operators. However, I knew everything was guaranteed to work out (transportation, connections, and housing) with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Booked this trip with Hanoi Original Backpackers Hostel... this trip is awesome, but only if you're looking to meet new people, have a good time, maybe not sleep a lot, and participate in general debauchery. Started off our Vietnam trip in Hanoi and wound up making friends on the Castaways excursion that we traveled with later on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you're a couple and you don't like a party then maybe castaways is t the tour to do. The bar is great, hosts are awesome, people are friendly it's pricey yes, but I don't regret spending the money.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We heard loads about the castaways experience but when you get to Hanoi everyone advertises it. The real trip is with the Vietnam backpackers group (look for the red bull). Its costly 200USD but we had a such a memorable experience. We met great people and the beauty of Ha Long Bay was amazing.

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