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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

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48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
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Ranked #23 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best hostel I have stayed at since I started my travels back in December . Always got a great welcoming from the manager ally she was always there to help and give advise if needed . Big thank you to Kirsty who booked me on the castaways tour she was very helpful and extremely friendly . On the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights before going to Halong Bay for 2 nights and then back here for a night. So much happening at the hostel. Always someone to meet. Beds are comfy. Safety deposit box at every bed. Also a locker to lock your bags away. Tons of tours can be booked through the desk. Staff are great. Always... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are two locations. I stayed at the old quarter and it was very nice but they were fully booked so I came to The Original and expected similar conditions. The room has no windows, no electrical outlets, no safety deposit boxes and the air conditioning is broken. Its overpriced for these conditions.

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

Hi there Thanks for your review we appreciate your feedback & will take this on board. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The organisers were awesome I can still remember the boat going out in the middle of the bay and the tour gang having the best time jumping into the emerald waters. The price was reasonable for a very well organised trip. Highly recommended. :)

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

Thanks for your great review of our Halong Bay experience, we are glad you had fun. Take care with your future adventures. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this hostel the staff are very friendly and helpful, The manager of the hostel Ally was so friendly and helpful. Booked a trip to Halong bay to do castaways through the hostel with a very helpful member of staff called Kirsty who helped me with all my questions i had about the trip.When i arrived at the island... More 

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

Hi Jay Thanks so much for your awesome review of our Hostels. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us & the Castaways tour & we look forward to seeing you back in Hanoi very soon. Take care & have a great time with the rest of your travels. Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night before we flew back to Bangkok but 4 of us shared a decent sized room which worked out cheaper as the rooms themselves are quite expensive compared to other places.. But In this case you pay for what you get. Place has a good vibe and is extremely clean and tidy. Our room had a fantastic... More 

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

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope your future travel experiences go well. Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here to book a trip and ended up moving in! Lots of fun and the travel desk gave us so much info on what to do whilst in Vietnam, that we ended up staying in all the Backpackers hostels on our travels to Saigon. We stayed in the private room here, which was fine to rest your... More 

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

Hello Thanks for your recent review, we are happy you had a good time with us at the Original Hostel. Hopefully your experiences down South were as much fun. Take care on your future adventures. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a first time traveller we landed in Hanoi Old quarter and made our first stay here at backpackers. I had a lot of preconceptions about travellers and what they do and staying here settled my understandings. I found this place to be full of young travellers whos sole intention was to get absolutely smashed. Every Night here seemed like... More 

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

Hi Matthew Thanks for taking the time to write your recent review, we do appreciate your feedback. We hope you have a great time with the rest of your travels. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Original Hanoi Backpackers Hostel (there is also a downtown one, which is owned by the same people and is very similar to the Original). The rooms (with 6 beds) and showers are great. Clean, individual lockers and lights, fans and AC. The best part of the hostel is the common area and restaurant (with free breakfast!)... More 

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

Hi Morgan We appreciate your feedback & we are happy you enjoyed some of our experiences with us. We do hope your future travels are a success. Thanks again, More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't fault the dorms at all, they were clean spacious with individual lights and plenty of storage plus private bathrooms and hot water! Unfortunately the private rooms are damp dark and a bit smelly so this lets them down a bit. We were also without hot water for 24 hours. Stay here but go for a dorm. The downtown hostel... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our hostels, we appreciate your feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

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