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Cat Ba Hostel

160 Nui Ngoc street, Cat Ba 35000, Vietnam
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Ranked #3 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Cat Ba
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent a week in this hostel, rock climbing at the Butterfly Valley. The three main guys working here are very relaxed and friendly, I spent many mornings and evenings playing Chinese chess and drinking tea with them. Two are fluent in English and able to answer any questions. The third Minh was even more hospitable with always a smile... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the hostel to get prices for a boat trip and he told us that there was only 4 people on the boat with us and it was he brothers boat. Complete lies , the pictures are nothing like the boat and not his brothers boat it was an old tug boat. There was 36 people on board... More 

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patrick86, Chủ sở hữu at Cat Ba Hostel, responded to this review

This couple they stayed in guesthouse next to my hostel when they came to asking information about tour Ha long bay 1 day at that time I already few this is fastidious couple , after 30 minute talk they decided to book our tour , at that time only 4 peoples booking and I said right now only 4 people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually do reviews but these guys really deserve one! The rooms are priced for backpackers and they're pretty comfortable clean and the size is fine. I stayed both in a private room and a dorm ($7-$15 excluding weekends) and I was satisfied. They rent bike/scooters for $5 for the day and evening-ish. They have all the touring, kayaking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very basic clean accomodation. Prices at the weekend explode and all other places with sea view are fully booked as all Vietnamese tourist come there for a weekend trip. Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time. We paid 35$ a night for a simple double room breakfast included. During the week its a third of this price. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I booked a family room based on the positive reviews in trip adviser and the hostel website that says that the room are spacious with two king size beds. When we arrive to our room we were surprised to find the smallest room we ever got for a family room and one queen size bed and one king size bed.... More 

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patrick86, Chủ sở hữu at Cat Ba Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Emet Yahalom thanks for your review our hostel on tripadvisor But you wrote this review for us it is not Fair ,. When you arrive my hostel at 1pm and check out 6pm make dirty 3 room and not pay any money .reality your Family just care about money I said with you if you stay 3 night the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed 2 nights. The room was big and the mattress confortable. The service was pretty good. We booked the one day tour with them and it was really nice. The only dont is to book the bus to Hanoi with them. It took 5.5 hours because of the many stops the bus was doing along the way to pick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I only stayed for one night in this hostel in a private room. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms to. The staff was friendly and recommended other hostels for the next day because they were full. The wifi was quiet poor and only worked in the lobby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good hostel, friendly staff and good price-quality ratio. We paid 3 USD/person for a three-person bedroom with private bedroom. We wouldn't recommend buying an open bus ticket at this hostel though. We got one from Michael Tran tours and had a lot of trouble with this company. Our first journey was from Cat Ba to Ninh Binh. One day after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights in a double room. The room is nothing fancy but good & clean, we also had a nice balcony & big window. For 6$ a night it's definitely good value. They also have a restaurant & computers downstairs. The place is located 5 mins. Walk from the center so it's quiet at nights. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I found this place to be very quired, and close to the city center of Cat Ba, however. I got very delicious traditional Vietnamese food, and their vietnamese tea is great! Furthermore they had all I needed with regards to trips and information, and the prices was the cheapest I could find in the city. Furthermore the staff was very... More 

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