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“Superfriendly owners, very clean rooms”
Review of North Hostel No. 2

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North Hostel No. 2
Ranked #88 of 437 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Reviewed 26 May 2017

As the title suggests, the hotel owners were the most friendly people I've met during my 7-days stay in Hanoi. With a smile they helped us with looking up busses and any other requests. Rooms are small but very clean, well-maintained and comfortable enough, especially considering the price. They're also situated in a small and quiet street so the terrible traffic sound doesn't reach the rooms. Definitely would stay again!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I'm basing this review on the purpose we booked it for, which was for a short overnight stay and I'm not comparing it to five star hotels. We arrived late in Hanoi and were leaving early the following day, therefore we wanted somewhere cheap and basic to get some sleep and freshen up. North Hostel N.2 did the job, the rooms were clean and it served our purpose well. This was our first time in Hanoi and for ease I arranged a taxi through the hotel via booking.com. The reply was swift, informative and the price seemed consistent with other transfer providers in Hanoi. We were giving instructions how to gain access to the hotel when it was closed in the middle of the night on arrival and the taxi driver assisted us in calling the hotel staff to lets us in. Once inside our key was waiting for us with a welcome note and advising we could settle the cost of the taxi the next morning which we did. Although we were only there a short while and didn't really engage with the staff, their efforts in arranging a problem free transfer to the hotel and a pleasurable stay was much appreciated. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for half a night before we left for halong bay, it's a compact hostel with very narrow staircase for going up with a backpack. It served the purpose needed some where to catch up with sleep and got this hostel booked for £10 for the night. We requested for a taxi service which they arranged.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to stay if you are traveling on a budget. We stayed here 2 nights in Nov 2016, booked through booking.com.

From the moment we booked the owner was in touch with us - we also booked a cab from the airport through the owner and even though our flight was delayed and we were 3 hours late the driver was waiting for us. The owner is very communicative and reliable.

the room itself is a little dingy, but overall clean and bug-free.

Location is great - in a little back alley, so it's peaceful yet close to where the action is.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kathmal
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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
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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
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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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