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the world hotel

16 Thanh Ha, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi , Vietnam, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam
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Ranked #69 of 140 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013
Megan L Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As we walk through main entrance family member was stood smoking.. the hall stank of stail smoke... the rooms are nothing like the photos are shown... the rooms smelt awful and had no refreshners in there only empty ones... all the staff were to busy on the laptop when our friends stood outside waited 10 mins until I went down... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I am very confused after reading everyone's reviews. The rooms are average indeed but nothing a budget traveler would have major problems with. But I've noticed everyone commenting on the staff and terrible tours and rip-offs. We found the staff to be incredibly helpful and we booked our Sapa and Halong Bay tours with them and everything went smoothly and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We had no real problems as the other reviews suggest. the staff were friendly, the location is great, it's cheap and there's a comfortable bed and hot water. What more do you really expect from a cheap place in Hanoi? There's free breakfast, and yes it is basic - but it's free. The rooms smell a little damp and I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I would like to report to you that the owner of Khach San Hanoi Hostel No1 located at 14-16 Thanh Ha, Hoan kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam stole my credit card numbers. I stayed at his hostel and gave him my money and valuables for safekeeping. A month after checking out from the hostel i saw multiple charges appearing on all of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Firstly, we believe that this hotel has changed its name many times. It is 14-16 Thanh Ha. it has been called the Boutique hotel, the World hotel and Hanoi Hostel no1. We are not sure if this is because of competition posting lots of bad reviews or genuine issues in the past, however our review is as follows: My boyfriend... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The place had quite decent rankings on Hostelworld when I looked at it. I arrived there and got a double room as they dont have dorms anymore. The receptionist showed me the way and hurried up the stairs, I would only find out late why he rushed so fast. When I also arrived at the room he already switched on... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A hotel thats changing names and using tricks on hostelbookers to avoid its bad reviews. Please please please look at this address and match to booking website....if its the same, then all these reviews are relevant! The pictures are not reality, must have been taken 10-15 years ago from the look of it. Hotel is so damp it smells like... More

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We arrived to world hotel and david overbooked so he up graded us and made us pay extra which was annoying..at 12 at night they turned off power so we pretty much slept in a sauna..we booked halong bay trip ( 3 days 2 nights) through david and got screwed over..

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

myself and my girlfriend thought this hotel was great. yes, it could do with a lick of paint but its $10 a night for the room so what do you expect. the staff are lovely and very helpful and the rooms are clean with air conditioning, tv and a fridge which is very convenient. what is not good is the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I had booked a room#109 via agoda (on 17 May) the day prior to arrival (18 May 2012) for 3 nights. However, on arriving on 18 May, I was told that the booking was not received yet. Nonetheless, I was given a room to stay for the duration. Prior to checkout, I was then told I had to still pay... More

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Address: 16 Thanh Ha, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi , Vietnam, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Located in the area of Hanoi ancient streets, only 5 minutes of walking to Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake),The World Hostel creates a warm feeling that you can shortly visit Hanoi City's ancient features. ... more   less 
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