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Friendly Backpackers' Hostel

9 Nguyen Huu Huan Str, HoanKiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... friendly by nature. This is decent, basic, clean and simple accommodation. Great value for money and in a great location. The service however, is exceptional. Pearl and her staff were really welcoming and couldn't do enough for us to ensure our stay In Hanoi was a good one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is a good choice to stay in Hanoi. The location is close to the river and all the good restaurants in the old capital. It is quite smal but the rooms are really nice. Unfortunately the fans are really loud so we couldn't really use them but there are rooms with AC as well. The lady at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I arrived at Hanoi at 1.30am and to the hostel at 2.00 am. The owner was kind enough to let me in and given me the password for the wifi. The reception was a mess and the rooms as well. Unfortunately the beds are dirty and has some nasty surprises in the bathroom. The price is small and the location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I slept her for 7 nights. The rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. Every time we came back to Hanoi we came to this hostel again. They knew who we were and gave us some good advise for our trip. They offer also a lot of tours, the price they ask is good and they are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Me and my friend stayed here for our first few nights in hanoi, then came back and stayed an extra night after a weekend trip to halong bay. The rooms had comfy beds with massive lockers to fit your backpack in. The room and en suite bathroom were cleaned everyday however some people didn't like the stains on the duvet... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We booked here after seeing reviews that were okay...it's starting to look like there going down hill now. Anyhow my bed was the biggest problem. It's was covered in stains and dirt with black hair all over it. My pillow case looked liked like a dirty white and my boyfriends bed was also dirty with hair in it. The staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

great value for hostel! The breakfast was good and the tours they booked were the best priced and amazing! We booked for halons bay and our bus tours through them and pearl even messaged me to make sure the buses were good! It was also nice to stay in a quiet hostel in such a busy city!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

From start to finish this place is a disaster. When we first got here they tried to charge us extra even though we had the price on are phone which almost ended up in a fight. Then we wake up for free breakfast in plenty of time and there is none and to top it all off we are told... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I cant make any sense of the top reviews I read about this place - I do notice now that the users giving the high ratings mostly only made that one review ever. I am a seasoned traveller and my expectations are not high at all, especially when travelling to places like Hanoi. Still I was truly disappointed by this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I stayed here several days and here is one of my favorite hostels. It's very cheap and you can get free breakfast and wifi. It is located in the center of the city and there are many restaurants,cafes,and travel agencies near here. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. I recommend everyone who visit hanoi to stay here.

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