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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can call it a high end backpackers experience (though this was the 1st of it's kind for me, call it high end as always associated backpacker experience with the hippies but this was certainly not that). People here were amazing n went out of the...More

Thank purplekitty2016
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 2 days ago

Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, we always appreciate the feedback. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our clean and comfortable private rooms and liked our great food and nightly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is great, rooms and bathrooms are clean. Staff was very helpful and accomodating, Milo especially went above and beyond. Found myself staying much longer than planned. I would definitely recommend.More

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Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 1 week ago

Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5 star review, it is very much appreciated. We are super pleased that you liked our great location and clean and comfy rooms. Its also great to hear that our friendly team and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ran into an issue and Alex was so quick to help me out! Thanks for being so accommodating Alex! Staff spoke great English and the beds were really comfy. They offer a lot of really cool excursions and free pub crawls every night. There's...More

1  Thank Hailey T
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 1 week ago

Hey Hailey, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review, we really do appreciate it. I am very glad that I was able to catch your issues and correct the situation, your feedback was invaluable. Its great to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights at VBH in Hanoi, Alex and the staff were amazing and helped us with all our forthcoming Travel plans! The hostel is clean and well organised ! Drinks deals fantastic and the atmosphere exactly what you want for backpackers! 10/10 for me...More

1  Thank Sam M
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an awesome 5 star review, its great to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We are glad you liked the laid back and social atmosphere within the hostel as well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hostel is one of the best places to stay in Hanoi if you want a great social atmosphere! The staff are extremely friendly and also very helpful and will go that extra mile to help you out with information about Vietnam and also help...More

Thank Massimo F
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a brilliant 5 star review, we really do appreciate it. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its is great to hear that you enjoyed our home style comfort...More

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