Hanoi Backpackers Hostel

Address: 48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam | Hostel
 
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This hostel, located on 48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, is near Hoa Lo Prison, Night Market, Bat Trang Ceramic, and Duong Lam.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsHanoi Backpackers Hostel

          Reviewed by caspar1995

          Nice dude

          Reviewed Nov 7, 2016
          by (4 reviews) Utrecht , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

          A nice hostel for backpackers, and the staff is amazing

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

          Reviewed by yarasewalt

          Very astonishing art, nice rooms and the staff is very kind. Its located in the old quarter, the best quarter to stay.

          Reviewed Nov 2, 2016
          by (2 reviews) Haarlem , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands


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

          Reviewed by ukuhayley

          Freeeee hostel

          Reviewed Jan 31, 2016
          by (2 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          We got this hostel free with our bus ticket!
          Comfy beds/hot shower/friendly staff just make sure they don't give you a shitty scooter. Old mate tried to give us one with a key that didn't properly fit?!
          Massively reccomend the hostel opposite called Easy Tiger - it's run by Aussies and has a great chilled atmosphere to it

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

          Reviewed by melissasieben

          Hanoi backpackers

          Reviewed Jan 20, 2016
          by (4 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

          The staff was great, very helpful. The hostel had a great social feel although a little loud when people come in late. Very central location too.

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

          Reviewed by charlier07

          Hosteling

          Reviewed Nov 4, 2015
          by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

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

          Reviewed by kezwill15

          Great party

          Reviewed May 14, 2015
          by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Great location

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

          Reviewed by sarahtallulah

          Castaway tour

          Reviewed Nov 19, 2014
          by (13 reviews) Leicester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Just read the entry. Ignore trip advisors bad reviews if you want a party and want to see the bay minus the caves then this is for you.

          Friendly and helpful and are there to provide a party atmosphere if you want to read a book then maybe go elsewhere but you still have that opportunity to do that on this tour as you can lie on a beach bed and relax as the maniacs drink around you.

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

          Reviewed by amelm

          I had a blast !

          Reviewed Nov 17, 2014
          by (5 reviews) Montreal , Canada Flag of Canada

          This hostel is amazing. the staff is professional and nice, and the crowd is amazing. If you're traveling alone, this is the best place to stay. The dorm rooms were clean and nice. They had a special event every night, which made it much easier to meet new peoples. They also had free shots every nights. Finally, they had nice western food. So ifyou have a craving for burgersor carbonaras, this is the place to stay!

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

          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!

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

          Reviewed by tngoyette

          Great place to meet and socialize

          Reviewed Feb 17, 2014
          by (2 reviews) Stockton , United States Flag of United States

          Great Hostel. Definitely a party place but neat, clean and convenient. Excellent location in the Old Quarter, friendly and helpful staff, downstairs bar and upstairs lounge area.

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

          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!!

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

          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 (13 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

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

          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.

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

          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 (7 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

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

          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.

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

          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

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

          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!

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

          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.

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

          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

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

          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.

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

          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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