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“Expensive Party Hostel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel
48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #27 of 173 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Battambang, Cambodia
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Expensive Party Hostel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The people here are like a clan of drunken teenagers. The lobby is almost always full of people, some are employees and some just die hard hanoi BP shirt-wearing fans. But they drink pretty hard here and love to party.

Their food and services are beyond a bloody fortune (booze cruise especially), to the point of laughter. They still fill up a boat every time though.

On a positive note, the beds are pretty comfy with locks provided for your bags and there are outlets next to each bed which was definitely a plus. The Internet signal didn't reach the rooms which was upsetting but besides for that, the sleeping arrangements were good overall.

In conclusion, if you're young, looking to meet other party-seeking travelers and looking to party then this is definitely the place for you. It may have mastered the art of "party hostel". However, if you're older than 22 or just don't feel like drinking away your experience in Hanoi then id suggest going elsewhere.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's very very cool !! Atmostphere, room, staff, drink and even smell are really really awesome. It is like small town in the big city, different from other hotels. The staffs were friendly and helpful. This was my favourite places that i stayed over the duration of my trip. The room was very clean, specially rest room!!. I had great time and made some great friendships with the other backpackers. I had many new friends when i stayed there ^_<
I will come back !!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was one of our favourite places that we stayed over the duration of our entire trip through South-East Asia. The hostel was extremely well run, with staff that could speak english well (majority from English speaking countries), and who were ex-backpackers themselves so they could provide great advice to tourists. Located in a great spot, with quiet and clean rooms, and close to everything in the Old Quarter. Also has a great rooftop bar, which is a great place to start the night, before departing on the pub-crawl run free-of-charge by the staff each night. The food served here is also great, and at good prices. We decided to do the Castaways Halong Bay Cruise (run by the Hanoi Backpackers Crew), and although pricey, was definitely worthwhile. We had great fun with the activities offered, and made some great friendships with the other backpackers on the trip. When we got back to the hostel after the trip, we felt right at home, and had many new friends to go and drink with in the bar. Ally and Emelio were fantastic, and really went out of their way to look after us both when we were on the trip, and when we got back, offering great advice. The downtown hostel bar was also a lot of fun, with great live music being offered. Would definitely recommend this hostel, as it is extremely well run, and a friendly place to stay at cheap prices.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Clean annd well run considering how many people stay there and how crazy it can get. Great showers and the beds were comfortable and dorms were clean. Great atmosphere and if you need time out to chill, the fifth floor common area is quiet and really relaxing.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Found this hostel to be a great base whilst in Hanoi and a great place to arrive off a long haul flight! We only stayed one night in the private room but we used the hostel as a base before getting on night trains twice. They let us store our bags whilst we went to explore hanoi for a few hours and we were able to use the showers for free. The bar serving coffee and snacks was great. The staff were helpful and Lein in particular helped us to phone local numbers from the hostel for free to try to sort out an issue with an independently booked tour when out bus did not turn up. Good base and you don't need to party if you don't want to.

Stayed February 2014
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in the original backpackers which had great atmosphere friendly staff, clean room, comfortable bed and HOT showers. Went on the pub crawl and drank in the downtown hostel about 15 minutes away and had a great time. Great location. Friendly staff. Good fun. Would stay here again

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I can chat on about how amazing this place is and it really is one of the greatest places I've stayed but everyone has already said that so i'll just say stop looking for hostels and book this one right now because the manager rob is such an awesome chiller he is like a caring father to everyone it's the best. book now ;)

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 48 Ngo Huyen | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 0, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
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Ranked #27 of 173 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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