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Friendly Backpackers' Hostel

9 Nguyen Huu Huan Str, HoanKiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #51 of 173 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Iam stayed only 2 nights and like it. In the central, cheap dorm bed, free wifi, the lady work there very helpul and friendly. I hightly recommend for solo traverlers where you can find many friend. Specially, round the coner, you can drink cold beer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I only had one night in Hanoi and friendly backpackers was perfect for it. It's in a great location in the old quarter, not far from the night market and (cheeky for saying so) close to Hanoi backpackers hostel from which there are nightly bar crawls, the latter is more expensive to stay at but the bar is open to... More 

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