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Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

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Ok but very busy
Hanoi Backpackers is in a great location with good services, friendly staff and my dorm room was cle...

By pac

What we say: 4.5 stars

Located on a sidestreet near St Joe's cathedral, the original Hanoi hostel continues pulling in the crowds, despite the opening of their new, second location on Ma May, and the other hostels springing up over town. Under Australian management, the Hanoi Backpackers Hostel has spotless, air-con dorms (both mixed and women-only) along with a selection of very large double rooms. A ground floor restaurant provides a free basic breakfast and other snacks and a rooftop bar offers daily happy hours and Sunday barbecues. making meeting other travellers easy. They now also occupy a second building across the road, so don't be surprised if you're taken there -- it's not any sort of scam. As if it wasn't good enough already, we hear there's a refurb coming up this year to bring it up to the same quality as the Ma May branch. It's also worth noting that they offer their own, very well rated, Ha Long Bay tour – the Rock Long Rock Hard tour -- which includes rock climbing, tubing, wake-boarding and kayak trips and overnight stays on their private Castaway Island. This constitutes a very reliable first stop if booking any kind of tour, even if you aren't staying here. Highly recommended.

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48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem District .  T: (04) 3828 5372 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm air-con 6 USD 6 USD
Deluxe- Double 30 USD 30 USD
Standard - Double 25 USD 25 USD

Added to Travelfish on: 16th February, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 13th March, 2014

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48 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem District . 
T: (04) 3828 5372

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Ok but very busy
By pac, 01 May 2010
4.0  stars

By tristan99, 22 April 2010
3.0  stars

By laurab87, 08 April 2010
5.0  stars

By bretandgerri, 21 March 2010
3.0  stars

Double Rooms Not Worth It
By kendoll, 08 January 2010
4.0  stars

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