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Friendly Backpackers' Hostel

9 Nguyen Huu Huan Str, HoanKiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I'm not surprised that there are so many great reviews about this place. The owners are more than helpful with arranging taxis and tours. The beds are a great standard. The breakfast is included in your stay. Good location in Hanoi. They even let us leave our larger bags with them whilst we went on a 2 day trip to... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I would say the dorms are reasonably clean. The location is quite accessible but google map had it on the wrong direction, I wonder why. The main reason why this backpacker hostel gets fully-booked all the time? Their wonderful, friendly and accommodating staff, who would always make a special effort to assist you in all your needs.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I paid a little extra with the backpackers for an airport pickup and to be taken straight to the backpackers. It was worth it and SO nice to arrive there only to meet Pearl (the owner) and her huge, warm smile and willingness to help out in any way she can! The beds were comfortable, the price was good, free... More 

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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Dorm room was super small, no space for anything and not clean at all. The bathroom in the first floor dorm was disgusting, super small and dirty. The only good thing was the staff. You can have much better options for the se price.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I really enjoyed my time spent at the friendly backpacker hostel. The staff was so nice and very helpful. Pearl, the owner, helped me organise my trip in Vietnam. She booked my bus tickets, she suggested me places to eat and she checked the weather at the different places i wanted to go to make sure i had the best... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Together with a friend I stayed in Friendly Backpackers Hostel in October. And 'friendly it was'. Pearl, the owner, and her husband are great people. Very friendly, with a smile, helpful and honest. Due to them, my stay in Hanoi got better than it already was. Staying in Friendly Backpackers hostel is good value for money. (Very) low prices, located... More 

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1 Thank Michael E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Little hostel close to the heart of Hanoi, easy to walk around to discover the city. The owner helped us a lot with buses and many other things. If you are staying few days it's nice and cheap. This is a really friendly place.

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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

1. Clean and very comfortable dorm bed. 2. Price is very cheap with breakfast and free wifi. 3. Location is good and safe with eateries and shops around. 4. The young lady owner Ms. Pearl is always helpful and friendly. She even personally prepared delicious Vietnam specialty spring rolls and salads for a group of ten of us. She also... More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Pearl, the girl who runs the joint, is such a nice person and will help you with any queries you have. Great location, just off the main road so not too noisy. Has air con and comfortable beds so don't worry about that. It's not a party hostel so it doesn't have a bar but that's not really an issue... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff is wonderful. Pearl will help you with everything, like arranging tours to Ha Long Bay, Sapa etc. When we got back from a tour in the middle of the night, she even let us stay in the hostel without charge. Rooms are good, breakfast is nice and location is perfect. Not a party hostel, but still great for... More 

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