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Central Backpackers Hostel

16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a night at Central Backpackers in late June of 2015. If you are the partying type, then this is a place for you. They have free beer from 7:00 to 9:00 PM which explained a lot when we arrived at 11:00 PM fresh from the airport to find many of their drunk guests lounging at the reception area. We... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed one night at this hostel and was very relieved to leave early in the morning. The dorm room I stayed in was the dirtiest one I have ever seen in my life. The floor was sticky and I think they really never clean it. But actually the people who are staying in this hostel are the ones who... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time staying at Central Backpackers on Ly Quoc Su. Super awesome, helpful staff and a great location in the Old Quarter. I definitely prefer staying to the west of Hoan Kiem Lake compared to the north end. Anyway, the dorm room I stayed in was clean as was the bathroom. Breakfast was about what you'd expect... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall my least favourite accommodation while I've been travelling. There was an alarm going off until 2am the first night which I later found out was there water tank filling up. The mattress was as hard as sleeping on a carpeted floor. Then we were really pressured into going on their halong bay boat tour. We chose a cheaper company... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here for quite a long time. It's a good hostel, the rooms get cleaned every day. You get a very basic breakfast, don't expect to much for 5 dollars. In the evening there is free beer, but it's the cheap beer which you can drink at some places for a very cheap price as well, but yes, free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the $5- the rooms were clean/secure, free breakfast was nothing special but does the job, good place to meet people as they have a pretty young/inviting crew working there. Close to everything, quiet at night, and they book great tours (halong/cat ba tour was really fun- everyone was about our age and there for a good time.)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my 1st time in Hanoi and definitely made the right decisions to stay with Central Backpackers Hostel. The friendly staff helped me recommend and organise many trips at a very low cost, such as Sapa, Ha Long Bay and renting a motorcycle. The room is big and clean too!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great budget hostel - friendly staff and clean rooms with good AC. They offer good trips away from Hanoi. Convenient position near the Old Quarter and restaurants and museums of the city. Would stay here again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were actually off to a bad start because no one picked me up from the airport even though I arranged an airport pick up. Long story short, I took a taxi to the hostel which turned out to be much more expensive to However, the rest of my stay, I did not have any problems with the facilities. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had airport pick up which was amazing, arrived at the hostel and greeted by the most friendly staff and given the keys to our room! Like no hostel I've ever seen a amazing tiled wetroom with all new fixtures and amazing shower! Clean room with big comfy pillows and marshmallowy duvets. Lockers with keys provided that corresponded to the... More 

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