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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel
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Ranked #25 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hostel either side of the North west buffalo run. The dorms were specially designed for backpackers with great security. The buffalo run itself was one of the best things I've ever done and I couldn't recommend it highly enough! Our guide Mickey was fantastic and I miss the group I was with! The night we returned... More 

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Jason R, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Hollie, Thanks heaps for taking the time to write a review. Glad you liked our Hostel and loved the Buffalo Run North West. It's a new trip we put a lot of love into, so we're glad you got lot's of love out of it!!! Enjoy your travels and do stop by again. Cheers, Jase More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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140 reviews 140 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is amazing!!! The dorm-rooms are big and clean. They have a room especially for girls ('nunnery'). The price is good and it's including a nice breakfast! The other food you can get in the restaurant is very good too (chicken parmi!). The staff is nice and the reception/traveldesk can help you with you travel-plans and tickets. The rooftopbar... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Out of all the hostels I've stayed in SE Asia, this is by far one of the best. The place is clean and the staff are fun-loving and helpful, particularly with the trips. The Buffalo North West run was a particular highlight for me; 6 days and 5 nights in spectacular surroundings where the locals hadn't seen many Westerners before.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 friends and I stayed here for two nights. Pros: free breakfast, huge lockers, clean and comfortable beds, good internet, good lobby with computers and chairs, free walking tour with a friendly Vietnamese guide, friendly staff, great price, central location Cons: the AC in our first room was not really working so we had a tough time sleeping in the... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Vietnam Backpackers Hostel - orignal for over a month due to some bad fortune in Phnom Penh ( My bankcards got stolen) I was sending my new cards to Hanoi and decided to stay in this hostel to wait for my cards. It was so lovely! The staff was so friendly and willing to help yo... More 

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Berwick, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hostel, the Free beer from 6-7 and 8-9 free beers always help! they were really helpful when I needed to go to the hospital and had no money. couldn't say a bad word about they awesome staff!.

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

Hi Luke, we appreciate your feedback about our Hostel. Hope everything worked out in the end for you. Stay safe & thanks again. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private room smelled really badly and there was a mountain of empty beer cases just outside our door, as well as a pile of cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Not exactly welcoming. The bed was really hard but that's not unusual in Asian hostels. The turquoise wall colour was bright and happy and the bathroom had a giant tub,... More 

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

Hi Melissa, we appreciate your feedback about the Hostel & we will take all of it on board. Sorry your stay wasn't as you hoped. I do remember you Ladies & I hope the rest of your travelling experiences go as planned. Thanks again. Ally More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing! Easily one of the best Backpackers in SE Asia! Great facilities, beds comfy and everything is safe and secure! Couldn't ask for more! Above all the staff are just the best! Go above and beyond! To help you out and make you feel at home! There all like family now! Made it hard to leave! Hostel is not to... More 

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

Hi Simon Thanks for your awesome review of the hostel, we do miss having you guys around & we are all happy you guys enjoyed your time with us. Stay in touch. Ally More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we didn't book a room we did book two tours, one overnight to Halong Bay plus booz cruise and the other up to Sapa (Sapa was $20 for bus up and a night in the backpackers there, pretty nice place I must say, not so much a backpapckers but hotel plus a free beer and we even got free... More 

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

Hi Leah Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a great time with us. Take care & continue to have fun on your travels. Thanks again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Underwhelmed pretty much sums it up. We didn't have hot water for the entire duration of our three night stay - and after the first night the wifi wasn't working either. Both these issues were in their second building over the road - wifi was fine in the main one- not sure on water. Saw very little attempt to sort... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about your bus experience to Sapa, sometimes things are out of our control. We hope the rest of your journey was a success. Thanks More 

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