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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this hostel in July and had such a great time here, staff are all so friendly and speak great English, rooftop bar upstairs is constantly offering free beer and have events going on everyday! They also organise a 3 day tour/party to Halong Bay called 'Castaways' and hands down has to be my highlight of Vietnam!!

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Thank Molly S
Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Molly Thanks for the amazing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at the Original Hostel. The free beer and daily events always gets everyone together on the rooftop and kicks of our nightly parties. Castaways is amazing I think everyone would agree with that. Enjoy the rest of your trip Safe Travels Scott... More 

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75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really good located, with good price and amazing breakfast. The staff were really helpful. There is computer and a roof with cheap beer. The beds are comfortable although only one bathroom to share with 8 people.

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Andres We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at the Original Hostel and thanks for taking the time to review us. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff and I will be sure to pass them on. Safe travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this hostel an amazing place to stay (great location, clean rooms, nice food) but the staff here absolutely make it. Both local and western all made us feel right at home from the moment we walked in. Special shout out to Hannah - who hosts a great night on the roof top making sure everyone is having... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Kira Thanks for the kind words. Ill be sure to pass them on to Hannah. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing review. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel during my time in Hanoi, between other trips. The staff on the desk were absolutely amazing, helpful and friendly with one in particular being a standout. Amber the kiwi was always there to answer a million and one questions we had, while helping us out when we realized we had booked a trip that posed... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Carmen Thanks for the amazing review. I will pass on your kind words to Amber. We try and make sure that everyone can always have a fun social time at our hostel and we are so pleased that we could provide this experience for you. Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt this hostel had fulfilled the basic requirements of a hostel. However, on the day my friends and I reached the hostel, there were a few hiccups - their system was down to register our check-in and we were made to keep our passports with them till their system is up again. After which, they claimed that they were unable... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. We have had some system issues recently as it has had to be shut down to update our system. I apologize that you had some issues checking in and we train our staff weekly to avoid these issues. If you do require a receipt for your stay please shoot... More 

Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 5 of my friends stayed in this hostel for a few nights in Hanoi. I was brilliant, the hostel organised a few trips for us and even reimbursed us a nights stay when we took a overnight trip to HaLong Bay (also highly recommend). We got a free breakfast every morning, which included a choice of three and... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Fiona Thanks for staying with us and the amazing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in our Original Hostel. We try at all time to make sure that our customers have and amazing time and try to be as accommodating as possible as we know that plans change all the time. Our Vietnamese Mexican and USA... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Building work started before 7am. No idea what they were doing but it was incredibly loud and vibrated the whole building. There was no way anyone could sleep. Water was also cold yesterday evening on arrival when we tried to shower. Although the place is relatively clean and staff are friendly, if you can't have a decent nights sleep and... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Carol I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us at the hostel. I was unaware that you had an issue with you shower but if you had let one of our staff know we would have been happy to sort out any issues that you have. Unfortunately the construction work is actually in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the best hostel we stayed at the whole trip in Southeast Asian. If you wanna meet new people, have a lot of fun, it is the perfect place to you. The staff was really helpful, the pub craw was amazing, a lot of free shots and cheap beers! :D

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Allison Thanks for the amazing review. We always take pride in offering backpackers everything they could need to enjoy their time in Hanoi and love to help everyone get around and see the best of Vietnam and Asia. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

Chincha Alta, Peru
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HOTEL EXPERIENCE: -We stayed for over a week at the hostel and had a really great experience. The location is great-right in the center of the old town. We really enjoyed the breakfast pancakes and fruit bowl. The private room had really good A.C. and was quiet. -The 24/7 guards at the front door are super friendly and nice to... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Conner Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the stay with is. The Airport shuttle is something that we can recommend to everyone however we have had many reports that it has not left on time and Customers have missed flights. We recommend a private car as they are... More 

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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed here for 5 nights in a private room. My room was located in a building across the road which also had a chill out/tv room. As I'm a bit older I like that it was more quiet. There was 24 security at the entrance always checking everyone's key which was good. They offer a free walking tour... More 

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Scott H, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Rhi Thanks for the Amazing 5 Star review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed the stay with us. We strive to make everyones stay with us as amazing as possible. Our free walking tours and the english speaking Vietnamese guides are always top of everyones favourite thing about our hostel and I will pass on the kind words... More 

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Additional Information about Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

Address: 48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $10 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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