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Golden Time Hostel
Ranked #27 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
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3 reviews
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“Great time- Staff excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Golden Time for 3 nights in November. Made us fell really welcome straight away by giving is drinks and fruit in arrival, and even paid for our taxi from the airport as we didn't have any VND. Free tea and coffee throughout the day and basic breakfast of eggs, bread and butter. Rooms were clean with tv and good pressure hot water showers. The staff were excellent - they organised our tour for Tamcoc and bus to Hue. As we wanted to go to zhue after our trip to Tamcoc, they arranged for us to go to a hostel in a nearby town to be picked up so we didn't have to head back to the city. Also when our Ha Long Bay trip was cut short, they managed to organise another hotel to stay in at short notice before we got there which was grat. Overall great stay due to the helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Basic hostel, well located, clean and very friendly staff!
The manager drove me to the hospital and stayed there with me till I finished all the tests and had all my medicine with me. It was just so nice having some one carying for me while I was sick and travelling alone. I highly recommend this place! Its a walking distance to the lake and all other atractions!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed here and also booked a tour here for Ha Long Bay. Both were a great experience, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was good value for money with breakfast included..walking distance to lake and old quarter.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kate H
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Golden time was the perfect place for my partner and I to stay in Ha Noi as we are budget travelers who still want our own space. Other people we met on our trip paid much more for less in Ha Noi - Golden time is great value for money. We had fresh breakfast daily included in the room price and free tea, coffee and Wi Fi. Our room was cleaned daily with fresh towels and toothbrushes and had nicer decor than we have seen at other hotels. We were up a few flights of stairs but we had a balcony with great views over the street for people watching so it is worth it. That all said, the best thing about Golden time is the staff who are friendly, helpful and always gave us honest information; they are generous with their time and happy to help which made for a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I would absolutely recommend this guesthouse. The rooms were lovely and clean. What made our stay so good was the staff they were always so nice and so welcoming. We used the guesthouse as a base when travelling to and from sapa and halong bay, and some if our trains/transfers were really early or late, we were always offered a room to shower or rest in. Our train back from sapa arrived into hanoi at 5am and we were welcomed back and given a room to sleep in until our room was ready at 10. So nice, a must if staying in hanoi!

  • Stayed November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The staff here are absolutely fantastic, and couldn't do more for you, which means that despite the basic bathroom facilities, it is well worth staying here. Their English is excellent, and they are extremely helpful in organising fantastic day trips. We were able to use the facilities to shower when returning from day trips for free, even though we had checked out, and used the hostel as a base between trips to Sapa and Halong Bay. I would definitely reccommend this hostel; we didnt find any staff throughout our whole 3 week trip that were more helpful!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lottie567
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EC1830
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place really is good value for what you get. In terms of price, this place deserves a six as it is so cheap! Do not expect the Ritz - the place is quite small, tired and may have seen better days; door frames may be loose, an odd stain on the carpet here or there, an ant or two in the bathroom etc. BUT this does not make it uncomfortable, there is a level of cleanliness which means you can enjoy your stay here. While the room rate is the standout factor for this hostel, its location is also brilliant. We stayed for 4 nights overall and walked everywhere with the help of a small map. The staff are very friendly and Tony, who seems to run the place, cannot do enough for you and is great to chat to. The staff are also very willing to help you book tours to Ha Long Bay, Sapa etc as well as trains or taxis (we booked all of these through them for relative rates).

If you are looking for a hostel away from the hub-bub that is Hanoi Backpackers, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Golden Time Hostel
Address: 43 Ly Thai To Str | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Time Hostel is brand new one located in the heart of the Old Quarter, at 43 Ly Thai To street, just by Hoan Kiem Lake, and close to major amenities such as Markets and Restaurants...The Golden Time Hostel is an ideal place to stay in Hanoi city!All our rooms are clean , comfortable and include an air conditioning units, private bathroom inside, cable television,wifi internet, and a refrigerator. We have single, double, twin and triple rooms to choose from. All our price includes breakfast. Our friendly staff can provide tourist assistance and travel services for your convenience.The choice is clear, come stay with us and have a great time in Hanoi. SERVICES:- SE Asian Visas and Visa Extensions.- Domestic and International Flights.- Train and Bus Tickets.- Vietnam Tours (Halong Bay & Sapa).- Motorcycle Rentals.- Airport Pick-up and Take- away.- Restaurant with breakfast.- Internet 24hours for free.- Foreign exchange.FEATURES:- Computers with free high-speed Internet access.- A restaurant providing Western and Vietnamese food delived.- Tour desk with all the information on everything you want to see or do while touring Vietnam. Especially Hanoi and the Hanoi Old Quarter. Our very friendly staff is always happy to book these tours for you.- Laundry service ($1.5 / kilo)FACILITIES:.24 Hour Reception .Internet Access . Mini Bar .Tours Desk .Free Web Access in Lobby .Free Web Access in Room .Free WiFi in Room .Free WiFi in Lobby .Breakfast Accommodation Information All our rooms are clean , comfortable and include an air conditioning units, private bathroom inside, cable television,wifi internet, and a refrigerator. We have single, double, twin and triple rooms to choose from. All our price includes breakfast.Location Information Golden Time Hostel is brand new one located in the heart of the Old Quarter, at 43 Ly Thai To street, just by Hoan Kiem Lake, and close to major amenities such as Markets and Restaurants... ... more   less 
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