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Central Backpackers Hostel

16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
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Pokhara, Nepal
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a week or toward the end of December. I am not going to fault it for being what it is - a giant party hostel full of exactly the type of people you'd expect in such a place. For those - especially lads and party girls, I'm sure this is the perfect place - for the... More 

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Thank M K
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's got quite a big party vibe (big hint is the free beer between 7 and 8pm, and the gas balloons you can buy at the bar), so if you're looking for something less obnoxiously backpackery then 'd be better off looking somewhere else. Location's good, price is great, wifi's terrible.

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Thank Claire P
Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is that gorgeous that it could easily pass for a 4 star hotel, the bedrooms are fantastic and look brilliant. The price of food and drink on there very scenic sky-bar is more than affordable, as from 7-8 happy hour with free drinks. The overall ambiance of the place is brilliant, very welcoming and very open in helping... More 

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Thank KyleTheMaster
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I stayed here in April 2015, which was great. Staff is really friendly, breakfast is included, nice location and fair price. I enjoyed my first stay so much, that I came back after a week before taking my flight. Also did Sapa trekking through Central backpackers and they told me everything I wanted to know about Hanoi, thank you very... More 

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2 Thank Evelien H
Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in hostel nr 3. Especially the rooftop bar & terracce exceeded my expectations - what a great place to eat and drink while enjoying the view across the roofs of Hanoi. Skyview bar arranges party every night with various themes, games and drink offers. They also have guided pub crawls (incl. free shots) every night and free beer every... More 

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2 Thank KhunHenu
Western Australia, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It is hard to review this backpackers as it was only really the extremely hard mattress that dampened my experience. The staff are friendly, helpful and well trained. The breakfast was ok. Location was perfect, right in the middle of the Old Quarter. So much around this area. Wifi was great. The rooms are ok, but a little old and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome. Travelled here by myself for a couple of days in Hanoi, the staff were super cool (esp Mr Tai) and after shopping around a bit I booked Halong Bay and Sapa tours through them. They have a nightly pub crawl and everyone gets pretty rowdy (free beer at 7pm does wonders at building rapport) Would recommend... More 

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2 Thank Aaron M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Very good. Very cheap and there is a.c in the room, free WiFi and breakfast. The room are clean. I was slept in the dorms. It was great. The hostel is in central hanoi, and everyone so nice!!!! :)............ . . .. . . . . . . .. . . 000.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I found this hostel from famous travel guide reference (you can guest who I mean). They highly recommended this hostel for a solo traveler who travel on tight budget and I found that they didn't lie: 1. The room was clean and my bed was prepared neatly when I found it. The room also air conditioned. 2. Although I did... More 

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1 Thank wilisantoso
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic cheap hostel. Everything about our stay was made so easy by the really helpful staff. They organised our airport pick up, halong bay trip and on going bus to Hue- all of which were great! Definitely recommend the 3 day trip to halong bay and freedom island- well worth the extra money! Such a bargain for 5 dollars a... More 

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