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“Fabulous place to stay in Hanoi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Time Hostel 2

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Golden Time Hostel 2
Ranked #28 of 566 Hanoi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to stay in Hanoi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been in Hanoi one month at this place.... which is not a hostel, but a hotel... I heard backpackers gasp when entering the rooms, which are clean, and spacious, particularly the rooms on the street, where I am. It has 3 big 8 ft windows overlooking trees.... after looking all around Hanoi for a place to stay for four months... I've opted to stay here. The staff are friendly, and very helpful, and the manager, Tony, goes to every effort to make sure all my needs are met. The rooms are cleaned daily, and its in the best part of the city.. Old French quarter... with a stunning lake and restaurants 5 minutes walk. they have booked several trips for me... and safeguard my motorcycles ( I have two - one for long distance, the other for city travel) as if they were their own... Overall, a fabulous place to regroup in Hanoi, when passing through, or staying long term. BjR

Room Tip: Front rooms... which are a bit more expensive, but worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights overall during our stay in Vietnam. The hostel is well located, near Hoan Kiem lake and Old City but away from the crowd and the noise so you can have a nice rest. The first night I realize that I was mistaken with my booking (I booked for the night before) but they gave us a nicer room that the one we booked and they discount $10 of the price. The room was wide and clean. Bathroom was ok too. Before leaving we spent two more nights. We booked for a standar double room and they gave us a better room for the same price. But the best thing about the hostel is the staff. They are so nice and Helpful. Anh helped us to book our trip tonsapa and provided us all the information we need. If we ever go back to Vietnam, we will stay here for sure!!

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great service from the receptionist. She helped us deal with a refund for Halong Bay's cruise that we booked in another hotel by calling the travel agency and arranging meetings. She recommended a very good tour outside of Hanoi (Hoa Lu Tam Coc). Exceptionally helpful with everything.

Very good rooms too, clean and tidy.

I recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Garytouet
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Holland
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217 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were very friendly welcomed by the staff with coffee and fruits.
The superior room was very nice spacious with windows towards the street.
Every day new towels and beds made up
The location is excellent in more quiet area in the old City close to all the action and lake

Breakfast a combination of buffet for coffee tea and fruits and the omelets are fresh made, only few choices but ok.

Free coffee tea and some fruits during whole day in the lobby

We booked a std day tour to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc) a very touristic tour (too touristic for us), but hostel told us more or less upfront booking.
The restaurant included in tour served a low quality buffet lunch, the drinks were highly overpriced priced (40.00 dong for a small glass non fresh watermelon juice $2 and 45.000,- dong over for a beer) I consider this restaurant a tourist trap

Hostel arranged Airport Taxi for the std price

Conclusion: Excellent Price/Value this hostel and not too forget a very friendly helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: superior room front side hotel
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tuurtje75
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to stay when in Hanoi, close to all the attractions and friendly and helpful staff. I felt very welcome when I stayed here for 3 nights and the free tea and coffee throughout the day was a real bonus. This is how a hostel should be run! When I return to Hanoi, I will definately book here!

Room Tip: All rooms have wifi and A/C :)
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Luke W
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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our stay so far at Golden Time hostel 2 has been excellent. Tony has been a real help in showing us the main sites to see in Hanoi and is always available when needed. The staff are all excellent and the rooms are very well sized and clean. The free breakfast is also a nice boost in the morning with the offered bacon and omelet going down a treat. Our stay here so far has been perfect and we look forward to the rest of it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank James C
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Hertselia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Golden Time Hostel 2 for 4 nights at the end of August and we really enjoyed our stay.

Our room was big and comftorable and was cleaned on a daily basis. The staff was always willing to help, helping us booking a great tour to Halong Bay which we really enjoyed. Also, they never pushed us into ordering something, and let us make the best decision for ourselves.

We highly recommend to stay at this hostel. It surely deserves the great reviews that got us to book in it in the first place.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Alon S
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Property: Golden Time Hostel 2
Address: 8 Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 566 B&Bs / Inns in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Time Hostel 2 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Golden Time Hotel 2! Our Hostel is located on the large & quiet Ly Thai To street which is very close Hoan Kiem Lake( symbol of Hanoi Capital), ANZ bank, Opera House ( was built in 1911 by the French), shopping area, just next to a bunch of traditional Vietnamese, Indian, Italian and Asian cuisine restaurants. Each room is equipped with facilities such as: antique wood furniture, wood floors, satellite TV, a mini bar, working table, wardrobe, bathtubs, air conditioning, telephone, and ADSL Internet connection for you convenience. We are one of the tallest buildings in the Old Quarter and have installed an elevator connecting the nine floors and 24 guest rooms for convenience during your stay. There is also a restaurant and bar on the 8th floor, offering European and Asian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and surely, a royal view of Hanoi. With our new look we aim to create a new standard of hotel service in Hanoi that is honest, helpful, friendly, and informative. To make your holiday stress free you can book tours and transportation in the hotel. ... more   less 
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