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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best choice for our first hostel in Vietnam - they offer a free walking tour every morning, the staff is really helpful (ask for restaurant/streetfood recommendations!), you meet so many people and there is always something going on in the evenings - happy hour at the bar, Vietnamese dinner etc, but in our room you couldn't hear too much of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel is located in an amazing location however, if you're looking to lay back and chill it won't happen as there are many tourists coming in and out. The staff are super friendly and will help you with anything you need. You're able to book tours/busses etc via the hostel little higher price than usual. Also they do a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not one who usually stays in backpacker accomodation as previous experiences have been bad... This place is definitely different. Clean sheets, clean bathroom, quiet, friendly. Great location close to train station, shops, and a lovely park. Also a bar and good food available.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the private room which was really nice was very clean! We booked our tours through them aswell Castaway and Sapa the best tours I've done in Vietnam and they were cheap aswell. The staff were really nice and fun! This is a great way to meet people, have made good friends through this hostel. Would recommend 100%

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a great review and we are super pumped you had such a great time on our Castaways trip and also in Sapa. Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe travels. Cheers, VBH Crew Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, really good free breakfast and friendly staff. The only negative is if you are planning on getting some sleep, don't stay here. When people are getting back early morning, the noise echos. I was woken up at 4,5 and 6am. I got about 15-17 hours sleep in four nights because of the noise. Apart from that, I can't... More 

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Thank Emily M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe, chill staff and clean rooms. A bed costs $6 and it's got a large locker for your big bag and a small one next to the bed you can leave your phone in to charge. They've got a tour desk to organise a bunch of stuff through, and the staff are all super helpful, bar and free breakky... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a little confusion over which Hanoi hostel is the "original" backpackers hostel. After staying in a few I'm still confused but this is the one you want. They have thought of everything. Here's all the good stuff:- Friendly and helpful staff, Soft clean beds, Huge lockers and also a small one for money and a phone. (You can charge... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for quite a number of nights at the Original backpackers hostel. Great hostel. People say the Downtown one is much better but we really liked the original. Ended up hanging out quite a bit at downtown with people we met anyway (original is a lot more laid back). We used the hostel as a base between going to... More 

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! very good value price and graet location (which itself is not expensive for a big city) - Free water refile, free city tour, a comfortable bed, clean toilets and showers, breakfast, free beer and especially a good vibe.. There is no doubt I'll return there :)

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berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is perfect for solo travellers. So much fun and so many awesome people to meet. Go on the castaway tour or regret it as it is insane! But don't expect much sleep the night before haha Dorms are good, bathroom also clean and there is a chill out area upstairs and somewhere to safely store your bags before... More 

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