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Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed in the old quarter - one night in a dorm room and one night after a tour to Ha Long Bay in a private room. The hostel is tucked away on a very very busy side street but located close to a market and is central to most Hanoi attractions. When we first walked in we were greeted warmly and it was very busy with other young backpackers and several smiling staff members. Our dorm room was clean enough and free beer and breakfast were provided Upstairs in the sky bar with an energetic atmosphere and great views of the city. Very much a party hostel.
We booked a party boat tour (through Ha Long Party Cruise company) and had an excellent time. We did our research and it was easily the cheapest and best value 2night3day trip. Would definitely recommend.
The private room was ok, the bed was huge but very very hard and we happened to be located directly under the bar which plays very loud music and right beside the maids room as well. I'm sure the other rooms are much quieter.
Would recommend this hostel to young people on a budget who like to party!

  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Scott J
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

Room is clean, price are great, staffs are friendly, Great breakfast. Free beer is great and also the bartender Alex is cool. Bunch of awesome people in this hostel too. Staff can speak english. Tour guide for the pub crawl is good. Lady in reception Trang is beautiful and friendly.

Room Tip: Everthing is good
  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled solo
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2  Thank Chern Mao N
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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in the hostel. Thank you for encouraging us to do better and better. We wish you all the best.

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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Can't fault this hostel. A delicious free breakfast (fried eggs in baguette with pineapple banana and tea and coffee) and free unlimited beer between 7-8pm. The tours to halong bay and sapa are reasonably priced as are the dorm rooms at 5$ a night (£3.60). All the staff are really helpful with organising everything. Would definitely stay again

Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a good review. It was great to hear that you had good time in our hostel. We have been trying to do better and better in order to improve our services. On behalf of the hostel, we wish you nothing but the very best.

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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Amazing ,this hostel was great for its price, staff were really helpful and always approachable. Very clean, the breakfast is also great. Can't go wrong with free beer also. Little bit out of town but they also have a sister in the Old Quarter which is bigger.

Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
2  Thank Anthony Z
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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2016

Thank you so much for encouraging us with a great review. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again here in our "family".

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Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The guy who owns this place speaks pretty good English and remembers everyone's names which is a nice touch. He was helpful with booking the halong bay tour. Although seemed a bit too determined to get us into certain tours and not others. He got cross when we wanted to chose other options which caused some tension. Otherwise the atmosphere in the hostel was great especially in the evenings. Everyone gets together for some free beers, shots and beer pong. We made some great friends here. The rooms were clean and there's a nice balcony in every room overlooking the street. Great location too.

Stayed: May 2016, traveled with friends
Thank Hannah W
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Hienvantran, Manager at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that you had good time in our hostel.
For the tour booking, there are alot of cheating agencies in the old quarter which have been trying to get you to book with them. They show you one thing and let you do different thing. There are a lot of customers who stayed in our hostel got scams. Therefore, our staffs tried to give you all the informations that we know exactly about cheating agencies and they probably might have made you by accident feel not so comfortable. You are our customer so we just wanna the best things for you. Anyway we will be receptive and adjust our working way in order to avoid potential misunderstandings between us and next customers. Once again, thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciated that and hopefully you could understand for what we did. We wish you all the best!

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