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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The staff is wonderful. Pearl will help you with everything, like arranging tours to Ha Long Bay, Sapa etc. When we got back from a tour in the middle of the night, she even let us stay in the hostel without charge. Rooms are good, breakfast is nice and location is perfect. Not a party hostel, but still great for...

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Pearl, the girl who runs the hostel is super friendly, she speaks english very well, and will be happy to help you with everything you need: recommendations, tours, busses etc.. The doorms are nice and in a very reasonable price.breakfast is included. i would strongly recommend.

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Best thing of the whole hostel was the lovely girl working at the reception. Not only she was kind and friendly but also helpful with all of my needs. The room are nice and clean with fans and a/c, small bathrooms and a nice kitchen where they provide complimentary breakfasts every day. Right in the centre of hanoi. Would recommend...

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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I am visiting this hostel right now. The bedsheets are clean and we all have a fan over our beds. If you are going to ordner breakfast, do not ordner the pancakes!! The only ting bad about this hotel is the pancakes. And if you are going to Halong Bay, take the cheapest one, because they are all the same...

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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights, great location in the old town, walking distance to the lake and great nightlife! Hostel is clean and comfortable, all beds with a fan Bathroom a little small but everything worked well. Would recommend, great staff!

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend stayed here for 2 nights between trips to halong bay and sapa. The staff were very sweet and friendly and always willing to help and recommend some good food. They organised our trip to sapa for us at quite short notice and helped us organise our day on Hanoi. There are hot showers and fans over...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

The dorms are small but clean and every bed has a fan. The bathroom was a tad cramped but also clean and with hot water. The receptionist is amazing so friendly and very happy to help she also had some good recommendations for places to eat. Very cheep and definitely good value for money :)

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel is located near the old town and about 5-10 min walk from the lake, which is good! Rooms are decent, we stayed here for one night and did not experience any problem. The hostel staff were friendly and helpful. You will need to climb stairs to reach rooms and the pantry area. The best thing about this hostel...

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

... friendly by nature. This is decent, basic, clean and simple accommodation. Great value for money and in a great location. The service however, is exceptional. Pearl and her staff were really welcoming and couldn't do enough for us to ensure our stay In Hanoi was a good one.

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

The hostel is a good choice to stay in Hanoi. The location is close to the river and all the good restaurants in the old capital. It is quite smal but the rooms are really nice. Unfortunately the fans are really loud so we couldn't really use them but there are rooms with AC as well. The lady at the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Friendly Backpackers' Hostel

Address: 9 Nguyen Huu Huan Str, HoanKiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $14 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Friendly Backpackers' Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Rooms on higher floors are on the quieter side.”
 of 5 bubbles michellel251, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Friendly and helpful owner Ms Pearl. Cheap, clean, and safe with free breakfast, wifi. Strongly recommend to stay in this budget hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles ChiehKF, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The laundry service is not that good.”
 of 5 bubbles PimHoenjet, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the main level...you'll know why once you see the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles FREBRD31, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Wifi works better on 3rd floor!”
 of 5 bubbles pmeireles10, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
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