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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff. Dorms are clean, lockers under bed, en-suite shower room per dorm. Socialable place. I was travelling alone and within half an hour met a few people and arrange a trip with them. Great place.. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a place to meet cool people and have a great time I highly recommend this hostel. Was here for a night and they had a Halloween costume party. Cheap drinks and 1 dollar breakfast. Winner for best costume gets a tattoo. We stayed in a private room. Rooms were clean and comfortable! Wish we got to... More 

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1 Thank Donna N
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Amazing hostel! Huge comfy beds (I was in a dorm), clean modern tiled bathrooms with hot showers, free breakfast, rooftop bar, they even have a movie room. I also booked my Sapa trek & Halong bay cruise with them - fair rates and great service.

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2 Thank Cheryl M
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location and staff. Free beer and free breakfast. Fast(ish) wifi. Pub crawl in the evenings and walking tour in the morning. Attracts some great people and you can make great friends. Can still sleep at night if youre not into the partying. Cleaning staff came in at around 11am each morning, a little loud and didn't empty the bins... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I liked the free walking tour! It is one way of meeting people aside from the usual pubcrawl! The staff were so friendly and helpful from airport transfers, tours, down to recovering lost things (On my 3rd day, my bunk was accidentally cleaned by the housekeeper because she thought I already checked-out since my sheets were neatly in place with... More 

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2 Thank MAI-mjcpencabo
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and me stayed at this hostel for several nights. Aaaaand it was just perfect! Great english speaking and helpful staff. You can book various tours, e.g to Sapa (the famous place in the rice mountains) and the Halong Bay. Every night, there is free beer from 7-8, after they offer a free shot and drive you with taxis... More 

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3 Thank Fabian G
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I am not the type to usually write reviews, however I have set up an account just for the help that this hostel have given me! Its only $5 a night, complete bargain! There is a happy hour of free beer and then later on they provide free taxis to the old quarter Central backpackers hostel where there is another... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a night in between HCM and Sapa. Popular place, a lot Guests couldn't extend their stay because rooms had already been booked! Dorm beds were nice, and there nicest shower I've seen in a dorm ever. Free breaky is good, and they arrange anything you need Sometimes felt a bit hectic at the front, but that's hostels right?

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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hostel, really helpful and friendly staff! Clean rooms. Booked 2 tours and a bus ticket through them and they were excellent. Even got a refund on a tour that was cut short!! Definitely recommend this place. All the staff knew my name after a day or 2!

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3 Thank James D
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Considering the prices we paid, this hostel was amazing! The dorms and bathroom were spacious and clean! Free breakfast and beer was a bonus, the pub crawl from the Old Quarter was great too! However, the staff was the best part! The manager helped us book tours to Halong Bay and Sapa and organized our airport transportations at amazing rates!... More 

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Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to know that you had great time in the hostel. On behalf of the hostel, we wish you all the best and hope to see you again. More 

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A true backpacker's hostel owned & operated by an awesome Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we've got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs?' Nope! ....you're a backpacker right? You're on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs! Once you are here ... You simply won't want to leave! - The best things about central backpackers are the crazy travellers, super friendly staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer from 7:00pm to 8:00pm every night! Air conditioned, clean rooms, hot showers and did I mention free Beer. - Tour: Do the Halong bay and Sapa trips with us, we guarantee you will get the BEST time and the BEST one with the cheapest price! For Halong Bay tour: we are the 2nd organizer HALONG BAY PARTY trip for guest booking only through the Central Backpackers hostel only. And it is the 2nd tour in Hanoi that stays on a private island in the Cat Ba National Park where is next to the Castaway island and you can join in the crew of young and great fun people and have your own beach with the Bungalows, for Rock climbing, Kayaking and partying. For Sapa trek: We do offer the Sapa trekking tour and going to stay at homestay with the family of tribe hill people and we will show you all of the nicest part of Sapa like the brilliant landscape, the real live, the culture and staying far from the tourist area. We also do some daily tour around of Hanoi as Hanoi city tour, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Mai Chau village, Phong Nha cave and open bus, flight or train ticket, visa... Everything you want we can get it. We look forward to meeting you and remember, Happy Hour starts at 7:00PM every night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Hostel

Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 110207, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $14 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Everthing is good”
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“We found that the rooms on the fourth floor offer the best Wifi signal reception (We stayed on three different floors during multiple visits)”
 of 5 bubbles JuanEB, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and in the same direction... The hostel has 7 story accomodation I think the higher you are the better if you like a quieter room coz hanoi is a city bustled with a lot of motor vehicles.”
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“just pay a bit more for your own room”
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