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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I liked the free walking tour! It is one way of meeting people aside from the usual pubcrawl! The staff were so friendly and helpful from airport transfers, tours, down to recovering lost things (On my 3rd day, my bunk was accidentally cleaned by the housekeeper because she thought I already checked-out since my sheets were neatly in place with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My friend and me stayed at this hostel for several nights. Aaaaand it was just perfect! Great english speaking and helpful staff. You can book various tours, e.g to Sapa (the famous place in the rice mountains) and the Halong Bay. Every night, there is free beer from 7-8, after they offer a free shot and drive you with taxis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I am not the type to usually write reviews, however I have set up an account just for the help that this hostel have given me! Its only $5 a night, complete bargain! There is a happy hour of free beer and then later on they provide free taxis to the old quarter Central backpackers hostel where there is another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a night in between HCM and Sapa. Popular place, a lot Guests couldn't extend their stay because rooms had already been booked! Dorm beds were nice, and there nicest shower I've seen in a dorm ever. Free breaky is good, and they arrange anything you need Sometimes felt a bit hectic at the front, but that's hostels right?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hostel, really helpful and friendly staff! Clean rooms. Booked 2 tours and a bus ticket through them and they were excellent. Even got a refund on a tour that was cut short!! Definitely recommend this place. All the staff knew my name after a day or 2!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Considering the prices we paid, this hostel was amazing! The dorms and bathroom were spacious and clean! Free breakfast and beer was a bonus, the pub crawl from the Old Quarter was great too! However, the staff was the best part! The manager helped us book tours to Halong Bay and Sapa and organized our airport transportations at amazing rates!... More 

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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to know that you had great time in the hostel. On behalf of the hostel, we wish you all the best and hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Easy to book tours or bus/train tickets, clean rooms, free beer and good location. In the morning you can go on a free trip through old quarter with local guide who picks you up at the hostel, good to meet people.

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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in the our hostel. Hope to have you here again in the hostel in the near future. We wish you all the best! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My experience at the Central Backpackers Hostel was definitely a 5 star experience. The Staff speaks fluent English and are very helpful. Alex the bartender is really funny and does everything in his power to make sure you have what you need. He's also a really cool person. I have stayed here about 6 nights in total and wouldn't even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

good crew free beer and laughing time its so cool good value in town worth the 5 dollars per night definitely will be back really good for meeting fellow travellers and good local people i love the place will come back everytime i can

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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed staying with us. We hope to have you here again in the very near future. We wish you nothing but the very best! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The original hostel of the 2 central backpackers hostel in Hanoi is a great place for travellers. Cheap and amazing! The slightly older building has newly renovated rooms and facilities. Very clean dorm rooms and newly tiled bathrooms. I stayed in an 8 person mixed room and found it to be very cozy and secure - with big lockers for... More 

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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. It is good to know that you had great time with us and enjoyed our services. On behalf of our hostel, we wish you all the best and hope to see you again here in our "big family". Once again thank you so much. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A true backpacker's hostel owned & operated by an awesome Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we've got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs?' Nope! ....you're a backpacker right? You're on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs! Once you are here ... You simply won't want to leave! - The best things about central backpackers are the crazy travellers, super friendly staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer from 7:00pm to 8:00pm every night! Air conditioned, clean rooms, hot showers and did I mention free Beer. - Tour: Do the Halong bay and Sapa trips with us, we guarantee you will get the BEST time and the BEST one with the cheapest price! For Halong Bay tour: we are the 2nd organizer HALONG BAY PARTY trip for guest booking only through the Central Backpackers hostel only. And it is the 2nd tour in Hanoi that stays on a private island in the Cat Ba National Park where is next to the Castaway island and you can join in the crew of young and great fun people and have your own beach with the Bungalows, for Rock climbing, Kayaking and partying. For Sapa trek: We do offer the Sapa trekking tour and going to stay at homestay with the family of tribe hill people and we will show you all of the nicest part of Sapa like the brilliant landscape, the real live, the culture and staying far from the tourist area. We also do some daily tour around of Hanoi as Hanoi city tour, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Mai Chau village, Phong Nha cave and open bus, flight or train ticket, visa... Everything you want we can get it. We look forward to meeting you and remember, Happy Hour starts at 7:00PM every night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Hostel

Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 110207, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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