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Review of Hanoi City Hostel

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Hanoi City Hostel
Ranked #24 of 473 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights during our trip through Vietnam and were very pleased with the hostel.

The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was good, with good coffee too, as well as other things you typically look for like good wifi and clean rooms and bathrooms.

The location was great - very close to the old quarter and really within walking distance of everywhere that we wanted to go; all the tourism hotspots such as the mausoleum, lake etc...

There is also brilliant street food stalls and hole-in-the-wall eateries all around this area which makes finding something to eat very easy indeed and the food is delicious. We especially liked Bun-Cha - give it a go.

The greatest thing about this hostel however is its staff - they are really friendly and very helpful - and speak very good English - In our case going the extra mile to help us with recommendations and print outs for all we needed to get a visa granted for China.

This was a really great place to stay in Hanoi.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Clean Hostel in the center of Hanoi Oldtown with spacious rooms, some with panorama windows. The charming staff was always friendly and helpful. They helpt us to arrange tours, for every question they had a answer (in english).

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Thank Uttinger
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have just stayed at this hostel. it was excellent prices, clean sheets, excellent service, the staff speak excellent english and really looked after us! Great place and great people, really worth a night or 2 here! Excellent value as well. And advised us on a very good trip to ha long bay.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Uksjtm
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

very very helpful and friendly stuff. nice familiar atmosphere. rooms a absolutely nice and clean! great value for a nice room an a basic but really good and lovely served breakfast. free and fast wifi on each floor. and just to say it once more: awesome stuff! thank you hannah and moon!
go there and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. They know all the best places to eat in town for whatever you fancy. Rooms clean and wifi very fast particularly for asia! We only stayed for 2 nights but would definately reccommend, was very impressed with the staff. They will arrange any trips for you and have a wide range of different tours for halong bay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jupilch
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Myself and two friends stayed here for three nights over the course of a week. When we got to Hanoi we decided to do two trips one to Ha Long Bay and one to Sapa. The rooms were spacious and the clean. We booked these trips through the hostel and they were by far the best trips we have taken in South East Asia. We left our baggage with them for a total of 5 nights. They were very helpful, when we arrived back from Sapa at 5am and they had a room ready for us. They gave us free watermelon on the last evening we were there. We had to check out at 5am the next day, they organised our taxi and gave us breakfast to take away with us.I really can't give them enough praise they were so nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank fiestyfish88
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

This hostel offers great value at around $14-16 a night for a large private room, private bathroom, AC, and breakfast. The rooms are spacious, somewhat run down but very clean. Breakfast is basic but reasonably tasty and filling (recommend the scrambled eggs). The reason everyone loves this place is the incredibly friendly staff. Hannah was so welcoming and helpful in recommending places when we told her we wanted to try some locals food spots, and she booked us a nice halong bay tour (we shopped it around came back to book with her). The one con was we didn't love the location--it's about 10-15 min away from the old quarter and hoan kiem, and is located on a busy street. It's a quick but not particularly pleasant walk. If this hostel was a little closer in, 5 stars for sure. Overall it's no frills or extras but everything you need if travelling on a budget and particularly recommended for couples who want a nice private room on the cheap.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank eric r
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Address: 95B Hang Ga Street | Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
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Ranked #24 of 473 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: $16 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanoi City Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's situated in convenient location in the Hanoi old Quarter, it is very easy for you to go to Hoan Kiem Lake and some famous landcapes in Hanoi center. We offer many kinds of room like: Private Single, Private Twins, Private Doubles, and Triple and dorm room - decorated in modern style with the ELEVATOR. All rooms are well-equipped with: satellite TV, mini bar, air-conditioning,hair-dryer ,bathroom with bathtub and hot water 24hrs More ever, our friendly staff are well English speaking always willing to help you with recommending to you the good service any travel request and to beyond your expectaions. Check out is up until 12 noon Credit cards are accepted and are subject to a 3% service charge Cancellation policy is 48 hours before the day of arrival. ... more   less 
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