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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exceptional atmosphere, lovely staff hanging around reception and behind the bar. People writing bad reviews need to understand that is a hostel for backpackers, meaning it's going to be lively, which is a good thing! Despite bad reviews I also went on the Castaways tour to halong bay, and stayed the night on their private island. It was awesome! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great vibe and easy to meet people in this hostel. Really enjoyed my time here and will be returning in the future. The staff were very friendly. One of the best hostels and one of the cleanest I have stayed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is the new Hanoi Backpackers then it's amazing! Most fun backpackers I have stayed at! Great atmosphere, great food, great entertainment, great helpful staff, clean dorms and good value for money! Be sure to join in on the fun and play a bit of beer pong and uno! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So me and a couple of fellow lads decided to embark on this journey. It's a constant party which is good because I love birds,beer and west ham. Felt it was also a very safe environment, which again was good because I love safety. Reps all great guys much like myself. Castaway tour was good fun but got stuck on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey there, Had a great time staying here with my three great mates. The hostel ticked all the boxes; banter and drinks were flowing, many new faces to encounter and extremely helpful staff who also knew how to get pretty crazy come night time!! All in all this one is a winner for anyone who, like myself, craves fun!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've backpacked Europe and now SE Asia and never been compelled to write a negative review for any hostel I've stayed in - until now. We stayed at the Ma May location. Long story short, there was no running water when we got in in the evening, and still none in the morning. The floor of the dorm room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are clean and food is good but service was poor. In the end I was fed up with them and glad to leave. I "booked" a cab to the airport at 10 pm and had to pay hours beforehand just to come down and they had not booked one. I waited for a good 20 minutes. Also because I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at a lot of hostels but this one was great. it was CLEAN and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. but if you wanna get more that 3 hours sleep this is not the place for you!! excellent location. and even though the food was expensive it was lovely. def recommend for a night or 2

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AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Original and your feedback around our cleanliness, restaurant and staff is very much appreciated. Unfortunately we cannot always contain the decibel levels of our guests but from the sounds of it despite a few noisy dorm mates, your stay was still a positive one.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being stranded on an island for 4 days in a tropical typhoon, receiving a bone infection, and having my phone and shoes stolen I can still I had a fantastic trip. The staff were great, however there are two that deserve a huge recognition for their professionalism and special regard to the fellow traveler. Upon my trip I was fortunate... More 

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AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the feedback on your experiences in the hostel and on Castaways Island. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time spent on the island despite some potential set backs. I will be sure to pass along your positive review to Lockey & Gavin - both absolute gems in my opinion as well! Hope you've been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in the original for 5 nights. It's a great place to meet people and the staff actively get people meeting and chatting. Rooms are good and clean with massive lockers. Original is better if you want the option to party but don't want the party on your doorstep. Only shame is the rooftop bar shuts after the pub... More 

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AlaysiaVBH, Manager at Hanoi Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Louise, It's lovely to hear that you've enjoyed all of our hostels from Hoi An to Hanoi! Thank you for your fantastic review of the Original hostel including our cleanliness, social atmosphere and tours. It's absolutely amazing to hear that our North West Buffalo Run, with it's beautiful scenery and untouched trekking, was a highlight for you. I will... More 

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