Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

48 Ngo Huyen, Hanoi, Vietnam | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 48 Ngo Huyen, Hanoi, is near Hoa Lo Prison, Bat Trang Ceramic, Night Market, and Hun Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHanoi Backpackers Hostel

    Reviewed by nick-young-1986

    Party Hostel

    Reviewed Jul 1, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Worthing , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    One of the best Hostels i have stayed at in Asia. There tours are pricey but they make them amazing. So worth the extra cost, If you like to party hard this is the hostel for you!

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    Reviewed by scpearson

    Best hostel so far

    Reviewed May 5, 2014
    by (19 reviews) Huddersfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

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    Sleeper bus to hue
    Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam
    All the girls!
    Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam
    The masterchef meal
    Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam

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    Reviewed by eli.stuber

    Great place in Hanoi's Old Quarter

    Reviewed Dec 3, 2013
    by (11 reviews) , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland

    Awesome hostel, probably one of the best I stayed so far all over SE Asia. Service, rooms and staff are great and very helpful and it's all super clean. The only thing to mention: if you don't want to stay at a party place, head somewhere else, as the lobby is changing into a crazy bar every night and if you stay at the lower levels, you will not catch any sleep before 11:30 pm. ;-)

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lucasandaimz

    merrrrr

    Reviewed Nov 29, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    fun place with a party atmosphere, drinking is compulsory and sleeping is not on the agenda

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by samnphil

    Very good hostel!

    Reviewed Nov 24, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We stayed at the Ma May downtown backpackers hostel. This hostel has a really good atmosphere. Helpful staff on reception that can help you with planning trips and gave us good travel advice. Food served is very sufficient western food and drinks very cheap (especially at happy hour) at the bar. There is also a chill out room with computers with Internet access as well. We had a private room in the hostel which was fairly big and very clean but people we spoke to who stayed in dorms said they were good as well. Would definitely recommend to any backpackers staying in Hanoi!!

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    Reviewed by p45

    Alcoholics Dream

    Reviewed Oct 6, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Poland Flag of Poland

    The Hanoi Backpackers hostel was a real party destination.
    It had free beer on Sunday afternoons, week long booze cruises and party nights
    pretty much every night.
    Really Clean. Well organised.Those Aussies have done a pretty good job of it all. Can be a little noisy at times when your not in the mood for it, but just need to harden up.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by leongerrits

    Nice

    Reviewed Jun 4, 2013
    by (13 reviews) Breda , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Real backpackers atmosphere and fine food. Lots of stuff to do and located in the middle of Old Quarter.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by caitsinasia

    Happening hostel full of young people

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
    by (12 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

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    Reviewed by meganfisher

    Stay here!!!

    Reviewed Apr 18, 2013
    by (55 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    I stayed at the newer backpackers and had a great experience. It is one of the best hostels for meeting people that I have been at. The beds and pillows are comfortable. The food at the hostel is good. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to friends.

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    Reviewed by larryhq

    How a hostel should be run.

    Reviewed Mar 24, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Melbourne , Australia Flag of Australia

    Run by Aussies who have created the perfect travellers oasis for all nationalities to meet, share and have fun. Definitely work a stay or just drop in for a drink and a party.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by cindy.thompson

    The place to stay in Hanoi!

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2013
    by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The best place to stay if you're a young traveller. Modern, clean rooms, friendly staff, great food and well organised. Probably the most switched on hostel I've stayed at - they really catered well for travellers.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by kerrihaysom

    A must stop whilst in Hanoi

    Reviewed Dec 20, 2012
    by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    James the manager on the Original hostel is the most helpful person I've come across. He always had time to talk and explain everything and at no point did you feel rushed. They always have something going on and get everyone involved and all the staff are welcoming. I felt safe whilst here and would recommend to everyone to stay

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lyoninthewild

    Very good!

    Reviewed Sep 10, 2012
    by (5 reviews) Manchester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Stayed in mixed dorm - no complaints

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    Reviewed by plvieira

    Pretty good

    Reviewed Apr 11, 2012
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    I'm a 26 year old backpacker. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The room was pretty clean and cool due to the fans and A/C. They have free internet on five different computers, but speed is spotty and there are some viruses ocassionally. Convenient part of town.

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    Reviewed by shakedk

    Designed for backpackers

    Reviewed Apr 9, 2012
    by (6 reviews) Rishon LeZiyyon , Israel Flag of Israel

    An international-standard backpackers. They thought of everything and it is all in very high standards.
    The rooms are clean and tidy and you can even charge your phone/camera while it is safely locked. Good wifi and cheap restaurant and bar.
    The tours organized by the hostel are priced reasonably but sometimes aren't organized very well.
    Great place in the far east

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by gordo2012

    THE place to stay in Hanoi

    Reviewed Mar 16, 2012
    by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Stay in their number 2 location if you can.

    A very well run hostel and great place to meet people.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jimjams87

    Best hostel ever

    Reviewed Jan 9, 2012
    by (1 review) Aberdeen , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Title pretty much speaks for itself. Excellent facilities, great staff and a great atmosphere

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    Reviewed by nina.bennewitz

    AMAZING STAY

    Reviewed Dec 18, 2011
    by (9 reviews) Keighley , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Stayed at the Hanoi Backpackers on Ma Mai and it was amazing! Very much recommended....first place I have stayed in SE.Asia that is very clean!

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    Reviewed by asia_bunkers

    The old and the new

    Reviewed Nov 8, 2011
    by (9 reviews) Porto , Portugal Flag of Portugal

    It was a great place to stay!
    We stayed at their Ma May hostel, which is new, and it was really cool!
    The rooms were good and the BF was simple but ok. The lounge is great and the staff was rather nice, though we had a problem with a timetable mix up. I recommend you to always check the tour arrival times directly with the tour guide.
    But even then, they were quite helpful in resolving the situation!
    We just glaced at the old hostel but it look quite nice and cosy. it's a little more central too.

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    Reviewed by lilychips

    Best hostel I've been in!

    Reviewed Oct 23, 2011
    by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    I actually stayed in the new hostel of the Hanoi Backpackers chain, on Ma May street, and it's the best hostel I've ever stayed in.
    Dorms are great, with lockers and even a little locker above ur bed to leave ur phone to charge! Super clean bathrooms and dorms. Massive rooftop "hangin out room" with sofas, plasma screen, pool table, internet, and a roof terrace. Awesome staff, and every evening is a new occasion to drink downstairs with ur fellow travellers :-) Plus, they organise the best tours around (do NOT miss their Halong Bay tour!).

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by callumswift

    It's Party time!!!

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2011
    by (15 reviews) Radstock , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This is by far your best option when it comes to staying in Hanoi. You will plan to stay for one night, and end up staying for a week. It has a great vibe, with a lively bar and restaurant down stairs. The dorms are clean, air-conditioned, and have fast WiFi. Dorms start from $6 a night ($9 for a double bed). I highly recommend booking yourself onto the Rocking boat tour around Ha Long Bay, this booze filled trip is by far one of the best things I have done on my trip

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by aliceboardman

    MA MAY HOSTEL

    Reviewed May 3, 2011
    by (1 review) Leeds , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    BRIL! beers expensive though, 25,000, but half price happy hour, and cheapmixers too. good for the young crowd - definately flashpacker

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    Reviewed by stacey-grant

    Ma Mai

    Reviewed Mar 10, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Edinburgh , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Best hostel I have stayed in since my trip started. Has backpacker accommodation down to an art. Great facilities, not bad food, good drinks and food promos and right in the heart of the old town. Perfect.

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    Reviewed by henniterness

    Backpacker central

    Reviewed Feb 24, 2011
    by (18 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    Stayed at the new location on Ma may Street (not the one listed above here). 200 or so beds, impecably managed, clean and friendly. Great location. Always a party downstairs, yet rooms are quiet, so you can get away from the crowd that feels a bit 'spring break-y' if you want. They help you book all kinds of tours. WIFI does not reach in all rooms. There are dozens of free computers, which is amazing IF they work, which often they did not. Would always seek out this place if it exists in other cities (like it does in Hue for instance).

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by kmartadventure

    Awesome

    Reviewed Feb 1, 2011
    by (13 reviews) Montreal , Canada Flag of Canada

    I actually ditched a reservation at another hostel once I saw this one - amazing building with good atmosphere and well-run.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by elliesontherun

    If you're really into bed bugs...

    Reviewed Dec 24, 2010
    by (1 review) , Japan Flag of Japan

    I didn't really care for this place at all. Hue Backpackers (same chain) was amazing and I would definitely revisit it. Hanoi Backpackers... well maybe it was just a bad week for them but I had bed bugs and stayed up a good part of the night with a reoccurring fist fight between two Europeans. Not the most desirable way to spend the night of Christmas Day.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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