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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel
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Ranked #25 of 173 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Shellharbour, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights here. It's lots of fun! Bed was comfy, brekkie is amazing, the noise wasn't bad for a 'party' hostel, and the pub crawl that was organised by the hostel was great too! The room was a really good price for the location. Hanoi is the place to base yourself if you want to venture out to Ha... More 

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

Hi there We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Thanks. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a private en suite for the nights. Accomdation comes with a free breakfast a few options on the menu very tasty. Facilities were clean and staff could answer any question answered were more than happy to help were they could . Free walking tours and pub crawls daily. Very lively and friendly atmosphere. Only critism is the original... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for your recent review, we are glad you had a good stay with us & we appreciate your feedback. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thanks again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop backpacking through Vietnam and I can say I was so relieved to leave the backpackers hostel in hanoi, the staff are all about forced fun and on the whole don't know much about what they're doing apart from 'going to castaways to get messed up' and giving evils to most of the people that they... More 

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

Hi Eleanor Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, we appreciate your feedback & we do hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prior to arriving in Vietnam, all we'd heard about Hanoi was the Bagpackers Hostel. It did not disappoint. There's so much to do in the North of Vietnam, so we basically used the Original Hostel as our base. Bar crawls every night and secure rooms, perfect! The highlight had to be the Castaways tour they run to Ha Long Bay.... More 

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

Hi Dave We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our hostels. It sounds like you had a great time with us & please feel free to visit us again. We hope the rest of your travel experiences go well. Thanks again & have fun. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Kerrie Wow what a great review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us at The Original Hostel & the services we offer. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review & we do hope you will come back & see us all soon. Enjoy the rest of your travels, stay in touch. Ally More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Nathan We really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased you had a great experience at our Hostel. Keep track of us on our website & we hope the rest of your travels are just as fun. Thanks again. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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