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Hand-holding gap-year hangout

10 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue T: (234) 382 6557

Hue Backpackers Hostel

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If hooking up with scores of like-minded travellers and having every comfort and service imaginable available on tap (along with Huda draft) is high on your agenda, you’ll probably already have earmarked Hue Backpackers, Hue’s biggest and most popular backpacker hostel.

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Situated on bar- and restaurant-lined Pham Ngu Lao, Hue Backpackers takes pride of place in a huge 1930s villa with wraparound balconies and a ground floor club house bar and restaurant buzzing with customers around the clock. Accommodation here consists mainly of dorms (the private rooms are not good value). Choose from a huge 30-bed mixed room or for women, a 10-bed ensuite dorm (complete with a well-lit mirror); both have an optional upgrade of a queen-sized superior bunkbed. All dorm rooms come with air-con, fans and WiFi, and each bed has its own underbed locker, plug points, shelf and night light. Mattresses are on the firm side but come dressed in the best white linen and fluffy pillows. The shared bathrooms are plentiful with hot-water showers (there is an extra shower area in the club lounge for busy times); the one we saw looked in need of a good scrub, but that was probably bad timing on our part. A decent breakfast is included. Prices here are on the high end for dorms in the city but it’s hard to argue it’s not good value as the staff go above and beyond, organising customers onward travel plans, motorbike hire and food orders.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm air-con
Superior dorm $12
Standard double room
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: US$8, high season US$8. Notes: Superior dorm $12
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$15, high season US$15. Notes: Fan-cooled

Where is Hue Backpackers Hostel

Hue Backpackers Hostel
10 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue
T: (234) 382 6557
Room rates: Under US$10

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