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Central Backpackers Hostel

16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
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Ranked #12 of 126 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For only $5 a night it is an absolute bargain, I'd been travelling around China for a month beforehand and this was certainly the best hostel in terms of value and atmosphere. The free beer is a good idea but is the worst beer you will ever taste, however it is a great idea to meet people and when a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was my first stop in Vietnam and we only planned to stay for 3 nights... Ended up being 11 days! The hostel is clean and the beds arent too uncomfortable, the shower was great and the washroom was only shared with the people in your doom/floor, so youre not sharing with the whole building! The staff are really friendly... More

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Moonee Ponds, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not to bad, found abit pricey for what was involved there. Stayed two nights when trying to book a third the staff basically said nope we are full and sent me on my way, didn't make any effort to help out in finding new accommodation. Ah it's a place to go hang out with other backpackers, the pub crawls fun.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here with a couple of friends. Great location within walking distance of lots of interesting parts of hanoi! Our room was clean, though we did find a couple of roaches. Free breakfast and very reasonably priced. Friendly and helpful staff too. We also booked a 1 night 'party cruise' to ha long bay through them ($87 US). It was... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Really cheap hostel in the old center of Hanoi. You can enjoy the free beer from 7:00 to 8:00 every night. Good moment to meet the other Backpackers! Rooms and bathrooms are clean, but the commun room is a bit dirty. Small breakfast included. Staff really nice and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This hostel is a great place to meet people. The rooms are cheap and good and come with a locker. The staff are mostly helpful and the location is great. The hostel makes everyone leave the hostel bar pretty early (maybe around 10 or 11) so if you want to sleep you should be fine and if you want to... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Really good hostel!!! Great location, nice and helpful stuff, clean rooms, wifi everywhere. Stayed there three times and saw three different dorm rooms. Loved to stay there and met great people especially during the free beer ;-) (L. from Germany)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

..... And it is still amazing!! When returning to Hanoi after a year away there was no question where I would stay. I also was excited to stay at Central new second hostel. The whole experience was great the most amazing friendly staff you can ask for and beautiful private rooms. While there we booked trips with them to halong,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Backpacker is very clean and tidy. Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned every day. Staff are very friendly and helpful. For $5 you getting comfortable bed, breakfast and free beer for 1 hour. it's great spot when you get in Vietnam to get advice from travellers.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I have been staying in this hostel for 8 weeks now and, having traveled throughout most of southeast asia, I must say the free beer hour is the best social atmosphere yet. The staff are amazing and very helpful, and the rooms are up to cleanliness standard. Several great restaurants and street food stalls close by, and 24 hour food... More

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Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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A true backpacker's hostel owned & operated by an Aussie and a crazy Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we've got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs?' Nope! ....you're a backpacker right? You're on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs! Once you are here ... You simply won't want to leave! - The best things about central backpackers are the crazy travellers, super friendly staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer from 7:30pm to 8:30pm every night!!!!! Air conditioned, clean rooms, hot showers and did I mention free Beer. - Tour: Do the Halong bay and Sapa trips with us, we guarantee you will get the BEST time and the BEST one with the cheapest price! For Halong Bay tour: we are the 2nd organizer HALONG BAY PARTY trip for guest booking only through the Central Backpackers hostel only. And it is the 2nd tour in Hanoi that stays on a private island in the Cat Ba National Park where is next to the Castaway island and you can join in the crew of young and great fun people and have your own beach with the Bungalows, for Rock climbing, Kayaking and partying. For Sapa trek: We do offer the Sapa trekking tour and going to stay at homestay with the family of tribe hill people and we will show you all of the nicest part of Sapa like the brilliant landscape, the real live, the culture and staying far from the tourist area. We also do some daily tour around of Hanoi as Hanoi city tour, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Mai Chau village, Phong Nha cave and open bus, flight or train ticket, visa... Everything you want we can get it. We look forward to meeting you and remember, Happy Hour starts at 7:30PM every night! ... more   less 
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