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    Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

    0.4 km from Hanoi centre
    • Free Wifi
    • Breakfast included
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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    All reviews castaway tour private room downtown hostel pub crawl a great place to meet drinking games free breakfast huge lockers young backpackers buffalo run beer pong free beer rooftop bar free walking tour female dorm social hostel bed dorm our tour guide mai chau travel desk
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    As in the title - this is the best hostel i have been to. I recommend it especially for beginners in Vietnam because the atmospere here is like in home, staff speaks fluently in English and is very helpfull. Cool bar, many events, clean, safe...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Pros: English speaking staff Daily events and specials on drinks Good value for money Great atmosphere Free breakfast in the morning - a choice of fruit salad, toast, or something else. Comes with free tea. Location is also excellent Cons We booked a bus from...More

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    Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

    Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. Its great to hear that you liked having having our english speaking staff around, our travel team as always on hand to help if something goes wrong, I'm...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Highly recommended - especially for the younger crowd - students etc, rooms are very cheap 5 US Dollars a night, including free breakfast every day, a free tour for 1/2 hours around Hanoi - worth doing! They serve free beer for an hour a day,...More

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    Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

    Hey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an awesome 5 star review, we really appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed pretty much everything about our hostel. Our nightly events that start with free beer and happy...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Didnt want to write a bad review but just had to since the hostel management isnt taking action. Wanted to warn you to be cautious on booking the private car pick up from the airport. So I paid $25 for the pick up, did not...More

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    Response from James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

    Hi, Thanks for passing on your comments. Im pleased our hostel manager has now contacted you directly and resolved the situation and also got further feedback so we can make sure our guests do not get scammed in any way at the airport. A full...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Having already booked the Buffalo Run before leaving home, myself and a friend explored Vietnam in January 2017 and I can safely say that this was the best decision we made. The tour was packed full of a variety of activities and we experienced so...More

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    Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

    Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave The Original Hostel and our Buffalo Run trip an awesome 5 star review, it is very much appreciated. Its great to hear that you had such an amazing time on our 7 day Buffalo Run from...More

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    Kimberley F
    Hello :) Has anybody done any of the tours offered through this hostel? A friend and I are looking at doing the castaway or perhaps the epic adventure with the buffalo trail included. We are mid 20s from New Zealand, any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
    5 September 2016|
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    Response from CarmenCarla111 | Reviewed this property |
    I did the Castaways trip it was amazing! The staff there give you a full run down on the trips and the quality of trips offered are among the best in the country as they are a western run company by western standards. A kiwi... More
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    KayesChu
    Hi, after check out can we leave luggage in the hotel? Would love to explore around before leaving Hakone. Will collect luggage back on the same day evening. Thanks!
    5 December 2015|
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    Response from nick d | Reviewed this property |
    Yeh you can they have a secure room you can store all your bags
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    RedJulie58
    Hi there, we are two women travelling from Sapa tonight on a bus which unfortunately arrives in Hanoi at 3:00 AM. We are hoping to be able to get a twin room at that time in the morning. Could you please let me know if this is possible. Kind Regards Julie Hunter.
    19 October 2015|
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    Response from James V | Property representative |
    Hi There, We have a 24 hour reception at our Hanoi Hostels so Please make your way there and they will be able to help you. The address of our Downtown Hostel is number 9 Ma May Street. Thanks
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    Room Tips
    "great tours"
    Anna T, 27 days agoRead review
    "Choose a room with a lot of people"
    Sebastien G, 3 months agoRead review
    "don't sleep under the AC"
    oisat, 4 months agoRead review
    "Private rooms on in the second building are very quiet."
    Connor E, 7 months agoRead review
    "no elevator - get your glute workout on!, amazing staff, book your tours through this hostel"
    Mel B, 10 months agoRead review
    "Well worth the walk"
    Tanika K, 11 months agoRead review
    "it's ok any rooms"
    Hat H, over a year agoRead review
    "8 person dorms have a private bathroom and natural light. Smaller rooms share a bathroom."
    Marina J, over a year agoRead review
    "Try to opt for the 6-bedroom if available, since this will increase your chances of having a quiet night and..."
    armina845, over a year agoRead review
    "Nunnery had no bugs!"
    Brit T, over a year agoRead review
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