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“Fantastic place with an even more fantastic owner!”
Review of North Hostel No. 2

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North Hostel No. 2
Ranked #88 of 437 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night, instantly wished we had booked for longer but due to a tight schedule on our travels through Vietnam we were unable to! From the moment we booked the hostel we were in constant contact with the owner via email! He even arranged our transfer from the airport and we paid for them both when we arrived at the property. It made our 15 hour journey so much more relaxed and it was just what we needed! We felt like a bit of a nuisance as we were constantly asking him questions about bus journeys out of Hanoi, how much they cost, how long they took etc etc but every time he was smiling and helping us the best he could. The room itself is small but I'm pretty sure that is the norm in Hanoi as the city is so congested. The hotel is right amongst the hustle and bustle and takes seconds to find restaurants, bars, markets etc. We are currently staying in Ha long bay but we are still emailing the owner for help booking transfers and for more information! I cannot recommend this place enough! So cheap and so great! It's a must must must! Thank me later ;)

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sebastian2k11
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We got in Hanoi in the morning and the night train to Sapa was at late evening the same day.

So we use this budget hotel to store our laguages while we exploring near by in the Old Quarters.

For the price of a fan room, they had upgrade us to an air conditioning room. So we came back to the hote to have decent bath and nap before we go to the train station.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Boay Boay O
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you're a budget traveller looking for a cheap and nice place, look no further than here! The bed was comfy, the shower was nice and even though you have the option to add air con as a bonus, the fan was very strong so we probably didn't need the air con! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is brilliant!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
Thank Christian T
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Construction work was going on in the 4th floor as we were in the hotel (July 2016). We were awoken every morning at 7:00 by drills and hammer and loud noises. It is impossible to sleep in the morning or to take a nap in the afternoon. Which is something you really may want to do in Hanoi! And yet the price is the same... We stayed because it was only for 2 nights; we would have gone somewhere else otherwise.
I do not understand the positive reviews. The owner was not visible and the rest of the staff is incompetent.
Location is ok but there are hundreds of other hostels in the same area.
Other big problem: no outlet available in the room to charge phone batteries etc.
--- En français : des travaux à l'étage empêchent de dormir dès 7h du matin et jusqu'au soir. Absence de prise pour charger téléphones et appareils divers... Personnel très peu compétent. Je déconseille.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Louisa T
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Great little hostel not far from the lake Ho Hoan Kiem. Many of the breakfast serving cafes are just walking distance from North Hostel No.2. You can organize your daytours just from the reception. Our room was nicely decorated and had also balcony. Bed was comfortable. Very fast Wi-Fi! Easy to organize your doings or plans consulting with the owners who speak good english.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Hellar N
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Additional Information about North Hostel No. 2

Address: 5B Tam Thuong Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 437 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: €8 - €11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — North Hostel No. 2 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North Hostel N.2 is located in Hanoi Old Quarter, 500 meters from Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. It offers complimentary tea and WiFi access Free of Charge. Each room features air conditioning, a wardrobe, cable TV and a minibar. The en suite bathroom offers shower facilities. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with airport shuttle, laundry, ironing and luggage storage services. Currency exchange and fax/photocopying services are also available. The hostel is 300 meters from St. Joseph Cathedral and within 1 km of attractions such as Weekend Night Market, Dong Xuan Market, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater and Ba Dinh Square. Noi Bai International Airport is 21 km away. Great Location, Service and Stay! ... more   less 
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