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“Dingy and deceiving (don't be fooled by the friendliness of staff)”
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Golden Time Hostel
Ranked #35 of 405 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Ok yes the staff are nice and helpful, but so they should be they run a hostel! They are actually in your face and annoying!
Having travelled Europe in hostels this place is gross! And yes I am aware it's as cheap as $7 a night but I seriously recommend you just spend that little bit extra and stay somewhere else!
• the 'bar' is the reception
• the 'common room' is also the reception and this reception is barely enough room for 1 person
• the toilet is in the shower and everything gets wet!
• the rooms feel like stuffy dungeons and they are soo noisy!
• breakfast is absolutely disgusting! I don't know what these other people are used to eating!! It is an omelette reheated in the kitchen (which is the reception toilet... Vomit!) it's cold and covered in oil when they bring to your room! Do not eat!!
Just save yourself and DON'T STAY HERE!!

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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

This was by far the best hostel we stayed in after 4 months of travelling. The rooms and facilities are straightforward, not luxury. However very clean and comfortable. The staff though went above and beyond what you would expect in the friendliest hotel. Alice is a wonderful hostess. It's only been a few days and we already miss her.

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2  Thank Evilfluff
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I really recommend this place to every traveller! The staff is very friendly and helps you all the time. It is very close to the center and not even a 5 minutes walk away from the Hoan Kiem Lake. The rooms are clean, they serve tea and coffee for free at any time and if you are lucky you'll also get a beer for free :). I think its a perfect place to explore Hanoi!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Menko B
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Nice, clean and big rooms
Free coffee and team throught the day
The stuff couldn't be more helpful and friendlier with booking cabs, flights, tours, exchanging money (using the normal, official rate without any additional charge..)
Good location within a very short walk to the |Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Town of Hanoi (appr. 10 min)
Absolutely worth the price!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank antonietta7
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Amazing staff, spacious and very clean rooms and a good location. Tony, Alice and Michael make this hotel feel like you are staying with friends or family which was a special treat for us as we have been travelling for months. They are so helpful and kind, and always welcome you with a warm drink after a long day of sight seeing. I would (and have) recommend this hotel to friends and family staying in Hanoi and will stay here the next time I am in Hanoi.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erica E
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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
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Thank aebf1
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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
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Additional Information about 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 #35 of 405 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: $15 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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