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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
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Ranked #16 of 112 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lets start with the negatives. The staff did not explain anything to me when I checked in (same as all 3 backpacker locations), they didnt even show me where my room was, just gave me the key and told me it was on the 2nd floor. The wifi is dreadful, the computers are also slow. The menu is totally western... More

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Homer, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, I stayed in the original location, not the downtown hostel, which is an important distinction not all reviewers are making! I loved my stay here. One of the larger hostels I've stayed in, but the staff are no less welcoming and friendly for it. The rooms were very clean, air conditioning worked, and each bed had easy access to... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Kelsey, Thanks a lot for your review of our Original Hostel. We are really pleased you enjoyed the hostel and our haven which is the Rooftop Bar!! Enjoy the rest of your trip. VBH Crew Manager. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is extremely well set up and we loved it. Friendly helpful staff that will allow you to stow your bags in a store if you can't check in and access to showers etc which is awesome when you have come off a night bus or similar. We stayed in the dorm room which have double bed bunks as... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hey. Thanks for your great review!! It always pleases us to hear that people are enjoying all our services! Enjoy the rest of your travels and please let us know if you are passing back through. VBH Crew Manager. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about 4 nights here and loved it. The food was great and the staff were so lovely. The bar would have somewhat of a party every night with the staff taking you to clubs later on. Extremely friendly vibe and homelike atmosphere. Experience it for yourself!

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Thanks heaps for your review, We hope you get to join us again for some good times! Enjoy the rest of your trip. VBH Crew Manager. More

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Party oriented hostel, but since there's a 12 midnight curfew in Hanoi, you're still able to sleep. The beds were comfy and there's a nice small locker next to your reading light for your valuables. The lockers under the bed were large, but several of them were broken. The atmosphere is very lively and friendly.

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review and we are pleased you had a good time. Our staff have had a look at all lockers to check they are all now fixed. Enjoy the rest of your trip. VBH Crew Manager. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Technically, it is a very good hostel. It's clean, there's keycard systems to get into rooms, it's modern, in a good location, has a sociable bar area downstairs and helps guests book tours through them etc. I arrived from a 16 hour night bus and they let me sleep on the top floor on the sofas until I could check... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for your recent review of our hostel. This page is for the Original hostel where I feel you would have been more suited as it is is much smaller, intimate and has a ‘homely’ feel to it. Hopefully you can give it a look if you return to Hanoi. We are soon to introduce a special Vietnamese menu... More

Ipoh, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I backpacked with my brother. We had wonderful time there, very friendly staffs, cheap drinks, great location at the Ho Kiem Lake and very party oriented. If you are looking to have some fun in Hanoi, you have my recommendation.

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks loads for your great review. We are always very happy when a fellow backpacker has a great time! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Thanks - VBH Manager. More

london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a young backpacker and want to have some fun then Hanoi BackPacker's Hostel is THE place to stay. The dorms are clean and staff friendly. I stayed in both the new and old backpacker hostels. Both were great. The new one has large communal toilets and showers and the old one has on suite shared showers and toilets.... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of our hostel and we are very pleased you chose to spend Christmas and NY with us, we all agree that is was lots of fun! We look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of your travels. VBH Crew Manager More

Stamford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was traveling with my friend (2 girls in their mid-twenties). This hostel is the reason we fell in love with Hanoi. The staff are all unbelievably friendly and there are always activities to get involved with. My friend and I reserved a private room at the Original Backpacker Hostel and it was wonderful. The breakfast was great and the... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi caroline, Thanks for your feedback and we are very pleased you loved our hostels and Castaways tour. Even better to hear you had the time of your life!! Thanks again and I hope the rest of your trip was as awesome as your stay with us!! VBH Crew Manager. More

Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in July 2013. I was backpacking solo and I made tonnes of friends through the hostel and the castaway tour. I met people through this and we traveled down Vietnam together. Good vibes. If you're looking for a hostel with good parties and a lively atmosphere Hanoi Backpackers is the spot to be. I stayed briefly in... More

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James V, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Connor, Thanks heaps for your review of our hostel. Always pleases us to hear our fellow backpackers make loads of friends at the hostel and whilst on the Castaways trip and then get the chance to travel the country with your new found friends! Hope the rest of Vietnam was just as awesome. Thanks again - VBH Crew Manager. More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #16 of 112 Specialty lodging in Hanoi
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