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Central Backpackers Hostel

16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
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Ranked #13 of 110 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I first moved to Hanoi, I stayed in this hostel for 3 months before finding my own place (clearly I was in no rush to leave). It's perfect in terms of price and location and the staff are absolutely amazing. I have travelled all over and I've never met such friendly staff that make you feel so at home... More

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Homer, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel wasn't horrible or anything, but it wasn't as nice as some of the others I've stayed in in Vietnam. Like many places, there are bad things and good things. The good: the staff really is friendly and helpful. They arranged my tour to Halong Bay and Sapa back-to-back and were very understanding when I changed my mind about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Why are people criticising the breakfast. It's 5 dollars a bed per night do people expect a fry up? It's bread and butter and coffee and fruit. Overall this place was nice room was a little dirty, and the place is in need of a few repairs, but since they charge so little they probably can't afford it. Staff were... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I flew in from Beijing on January 10th to stay for a week specifically at this hostel and I ended up staying for 6 weeks it is awesome! The free beer hour is great because almost everybody here socializes together and I have made some really good friends because of it. The staff are really helpful and they speak very... More

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

You get a very smiley greeting from the receptionist at Central Backpackers and the free beer is definitely a plus point because it's a place where you're guaranteed to meet other people. But the rooms are overpriced (I stayed in a single occupancy and the bathroom was full of really grim mould and my friend was in a dorm which... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Central backpackers Hanoi for 2 nights over the Chinese New Year 'tet' and even though it was so busy the service was outstanding. The reception desk was understaffed at the time I was there but still made every effort to help out anyone with a question or a booking enquiry. I stayed in the private double room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Mixed thoughts on this place. Good things: - Stayed in a private room which was spacious and relatively cheap at $22 a night. - Bed was fine. - Decent wifi, plug sockets, TV etc - Good location in central Hanoi - Bar was diet cheap with beers at 20,000 dong (less than £1) Bad Things - I get that you... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights in January 2014. I'm not a huge fan of staying in dorm rooms but travelling alone this hostel was definitely the right choice to meet people. The free beer time everyday is perfect to meet like minded travellers and I found some great friends this way. I booked the Halong Bay tour with... More

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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We arrived straight from the airport and it was happy hour. First time that i ever saw a happy hour with free beer! ! The rooms are nice, staff is friendly and the ambiance makes everyone hapoy. We really enjoyed our stay there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Cheap place situated round the corner from the Original Backpackers Hostel. Has a free beer hour which can be great for getting chatting to people, after that the drinks are very well priced. Staff were helpful and friendly. The Ha Long Bay tour from here was very well priced (drinks a bit expensive) and full of friendly backpackers. Original backpackers... More

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Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi 0084, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #13 of 110 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
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