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May De Ville Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #38 of 371 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Soest, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Perfect ho(s)tel at perfect location!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in january 2013. The hostel is modern and clean and the private rooms are good and clean and the beds are one of the best we have slept in in Vietnam in this pricerange. We've seen 3 different rooms. Not because the rooms were bad in any form, but as a result of different trips we've booked at the hostel.

There is free WiFi on every floor and a laptop to use in every room (PC at the lobby) if you forgot to bring your own device.

Don't judge this hostel by it's location, it's in a small alley which can be a bit strange if you arrive late at night. The alley connects to the heart of the old city, so that's right were the fun is! You don't hear any noise from the streets in the rooms, so you can sleep well.

The management (Micheal) is friendly and helpfull. They really help you with your trip and even fit you in tours last minute if they can do that for you! (Thanks for that, we had a great trip at Halong Bay!)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Redsharkie
We sincerely thank you for choosing May De Ville for your recent stay in Hanoi, and we are highly glad to know that our expectation has been exceeded.

On behalf of the whole staff, we are grateful to you for the wonderful comment being presented here, which meaningfully encourages and supports us on our way of development.
We are moved to know that the little cares done for you have been appreciated that much, and also delighted since your stay at May De Ville was completely satisfied. Our primary goal is fulfilling every guest’s satisfaction, accordingly we keep striving harder in order to improve both facilites and services to the best possible.

There is no doubt to say that your words are significantly useful for the future guests to know better about the advantages and convenient services that May De Ville Hotel is willing to offer everybody for a plesant stay at anytime.

From the bottom of our hearts, we bid you a warm welcome, and your patronage is important for us in deed.

Thank you very much again for kindly supporting us, and we wish you great fortunes and prosperity.

Happy Vietnamese New Year!

Your in service,

May De Ville
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

One a recent trip to Hanoi, May de Ville Backpackers Hostel was recommended to us by our son. Booked on Agoda and reserved a room, with double bed, bathroom ensuite, including breakfast, for $28/night!! So the price was fantastic, but what made the experience even better was the amazing staff. Michael (concierge) was absolutely wonderful: booked a tour for us, helped change a flight on Vietnam Airlines, recommended a local barber, restaurants, place to get luggage fixed, taxis to the airport. I am certain there was nothing we would have asked that he couldn't have taken care of for us. Would highly recommend May de Ville Backpackers Hostel as a great place to stay while in Hanoi.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Alison W
Thank you as well to let other travelers know about your experience at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel

It is such a delight to read our guests' satisfaction. We highly appreciate your kind words regarding our service, great hotel facilities & central location.

Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming your return.

Yours sincerely,
May De Ville Management
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in a single room, which was excellent. The room has a large double bed and an ensuite. The room is furnished to a high standard with a large wall mounted tv and air conditioning. The rooms have key card access which is useful and saves messing around with keys.

Breakfast was included for one night and was just acceptable but not spectacular.

The staff were all friendly, especially Michael who always took the time to speak to guests and never overly pushed the tour service.

The location is excellent and is right in the middle of the old quarter next to local street corner bars and restaurants, but I never heard any noise in the room. It is around a 5 minute walk to the lake but this depends on how brave you are in crossing the road,

Overall this hotel is excellent value for money

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank chrismsh
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

It was a great pleasure welcoming you at May De Ville. Thank you for your kind feedback and your special mention of our excellent service and central location. It is delightful to read that you had a wonderful stay and all expectations were met.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming your return.

Respectfully yours,
May De Ville
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and liked everything about it. I would give 6 out of 5 in almost every category!

As it is located in a small alley going off a busy street you don't get too much noise from everything thats going on there, but if you step out of the alley, you're right in the middle of where you want to be when you re in Hanoi. Don't get scared by it being a little off the main streets, it's only a couple of meters and there's a doorman watching the alley, who even opens the door for you.

The lobby is nicely organized with some chairs and a couple of P.C.s you can use for no charge. The drinks are sold for the same price you have to pay in convenient stores and it's possible to write everything on the room bill or pay in dollar.

The rooms are good in size, comfortably arranged and well equipped. Besides the big flat screen TV there is a laptop which I didn't use as Wi-Fi was fine most of the time. The bathrooms look very nice and have a spacious shower. Most important, both are very clean and get cleaned every day without asking for it. We had a little bug incident which was dealt with immediately.

There is a pool/TV room on the second floor which is nice to hang out.

The included breakfast is good, the yoghurt is awesome the fruits fresh and there is enough of everything.

Last but not least, the staff is super friendly, they greeted us with our names and gave advice when needed. the travel agent is very busy and always looking to male a deal with you which is sometimes uncomfortable BUT when we told him "no, not right now" he understood AND we booked the 3days/2nights Ha-Long-Bay tour with him which was the best decision ever! We compared a couple of travel agencies, and honestly, don't even bother: ODC Travel is a must book. I will write a review on our tour as well, and if possible, I would give 7 out of 5 stars for that!

The hostel was recommended to us, and we recommend it to everyone who wants to have a nice and pleasant stay in Hanoi. If we ever come back there is no doubt that we would stay there again. Please keep up the excellent work!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear flogoesworld
Thank you for your wrote nice review for May De Vlle. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and the world. We are glad you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel , our team and service we provide to you. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Happy Travel !!!

From May De Ville
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I stayed in a private double room with an ensuite for $28 US a night. It's a steal for this price, including breakfast. The bed is comfy, there are cupboards and the room, the air con works great, the bathroom is clean and modern, and the room is spacious. All staff were friendly. I honestly cannot work out how the price is so low.
The location is good if you want to go to the weekend night markets, buy DVDs or souvenirs. It's close to the lake. A bit of a walk to get to the museums. The entrance to the hotel is about 10 metres down a narrow lane - don't be put off by this! It really is a good hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Bridget A
It was a great pleasure welcoming you at May De Ville. Thank you for your kind feedback and your special mention of our facilities, services , the price and good location.

Look forward to seeing you again and may all the bests come to you this new year.

Best regards,

May De Ville Team
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Don't be fooled by the "Back Packers Hostel" in the name. Although there are a couple floors with bunks, we stayed in a nice private room with a private bathroom for a great price.

The location is great, right in the middle of the Old Quarter and about a 30 second walk to the famous Bia Hoi Corner. The front door is about 10 meters down an alley off the street so you don't ge as much noise as other places. We walked everywhere we went in Hanoi.

The room is a little small but is equipped with a safe, a large flat screen tv, lap top and nice bathroom. The TV has a usb input - we watched a movie using my flash drive one night. The heat and a/c is remote-controlled. We didn't use the laptop provided but did use the wifi which was decent.

The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful for asking directions, booking trips, recommendations, etc. I needed to be to work sooner than I thought so we had to abbreviate our trip and left a few nights early. They refunded us without a problem - and mindful we were leaving the country - refunded us in USD.

It is the only place we stayed in Hanoi so I don't know how it compares to the others, but if I go back, I wouldn't risk staying somewhere else.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KBN_ASW
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear KBN_ASW
That is nice to reading your nice comment about your home May De Ville in Hanoi, you make us higher than other.

You not mentioned your name here but I know you are Amy William & Kyle are you?. Your enjoying stay with us is our great reward when we trying our best to do a job.

Your comment and your score will be remain forever and goes along with us as the testimonial for other traveler who interested in Hanoi accommodation.
Regards
May De Ville !
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Made, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I stayed here in a family room with my parents, the room had everything, a very nice and clean bathroom, a big televisionscreen, a laptop that did work very well and nice beds and that for only 39 dollars in Hanoi, including buffet-breakfast for three people.
I also stayed in a dorm, that was oke, but the room was not very pleasant, it's a small room, there is just one bathroom with toilet, so when someone is taking a shower and you really have got to go to the toilet, you got a problem. But for the rest it's still nice, the shower is nice, the A/C works well and it is clean.
The hostel has some great facilities as well and they can arrange some really good trips, if you arrange a tour it with them, you won't have to be afraid that you end up in a horrible bus and dirty boat.
End last but not least, unless the fact that the hostel is pretty big, they know who you are and are always welcoming you very friendly. Staff is very, very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Duong Manh T, Manager at May De Ville Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Miriam T
It is such a delight to read our guests' satisfaction. It is our utmost reward. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our service, staff performance, facilities and central location. We will be sure to share it with our colleagues. It is a motivation for us to deliver even better and higher service quality.

Once again, thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit to May De Ville.

Yours sincerely,
May De Ville
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Property: May De Ville Backpackers Hostel
Address: 1 Hai Tuong Lane, 24 Ta Hien Str | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #38 of 371 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — May De Ville Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to May De Ville Backpackers, a hostel with all the furnishings of a five star hotel. Built in 2011, right in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi, it makes it makes a clean and convenient base from which to explore this exciting city. Spacious six bed dorms with air conditioning and en suite bathrooms as standard. Private double, twin or family rooms, which are all attractively furnished and come with added touches of luxury including big and comfortable beds, LCD televisions and a personal laptop. Free WiFi on every floor and a bank of computers in the lobby keep you connected with friends and family. Complimentary buffet breakfast which includes a wide selection of pastries, fruit, cold and hot meats and eggs cooked to your liking. American pool table, darts' board and cinema room with access to hundreds of great movies. 24 hour security guard to keep you safe, as well as security cameras and electronic key access to all the rooms. For your valuables there’s a safe in each room, while the dorms have secure lockers. In every sense you’ll sleep soundly at May De Ville Backpackers. ... more   less 
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