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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

Hostelworld.comUS$10*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our time there! From the free alcohol every night to the tv playing movies upstairs. This is definitely a place to go if you want to party and meet heaps of cool people! The staff were awesome as well! The wifi was pretty bad. Free Breakfast was good! very central to everything.

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Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second VBH hostel in Vietnam and I was not disappointed. Coming from the larger VBH Hoi An, it was nice little change. The original is smaller and quieter than the downtown but the rooftop bar is definitely worth checking out. The rooms were clean and each have a private bathroom which is a nice touch. The free...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights. First of all, the staff was very helpful and friendly. I usually the type of person that will think twice to ask something to hostel staff. But they were having that friendly aura that make you comfortable when asking. The room was good for the prize with extra things they offered. overall, it was a...

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Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is very much appreciated. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were friendly, approachable and were able to help you out. Safe travels and best regards, Alex Gelling General Manager VBH Original Hostel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent 3 nights at this hostel in Hanoi. We spent $7 per person per night on the 3 person room - worth the price because it included breakfast! The only small issue we had was with the AC in the room - it went on at 6pm but was turned off around 2am, which made the remaining sleeping...

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Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay in one of our dorm beds ($5/$6USD) and liked our free breakfast and free beer. We usually run the A/C from 5pm until 10am as running A/C 24 hours a day is very...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to pay a little extra to stay in the 4 bed dorm with ensuite. There was no ensuite, we shared a bathroom on the same floor with another 4 bed room. Everything booked through this hostel is expensive eg we got bus tickets to Sapa for half the price quoted by this hostel, shop around instead of booking...

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Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it as we are always looking for ways we can improve. Unfortunately not all of our dorm rooms are ensuite, most are, but we also have lots of communal showers and toilets. Our buses and trips are provided by high quality and reputable suppliers this means...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

-Location is pretty good, walking distance to the Old Quarters, lots of shops all around. -Staff generally helpful, happy bunch. -Condition of room is decent although quite aged and it can be seen. But given that its a hostel and its going pretty cheap, its good value. -Simple morning breakfast is served (order-based), otherwise you can pretty much order what...

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Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, it is very much appreciated. It's brilliant to hear that you found our team to be happy and helpful and that you liked the free breakfast. Safe travels and best regards, Alex Gelling General Manager VBH Original Hostel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a private room here when we first arrived. Although the hostel is good with lots of free activities and a great travel desk. The room did not live up to expectations. It was not very clean when we first arrived and we later came back to a leak in the ceiling flooding the floor. Instead of offering...

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Molly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the numerous free activities and services we offer and found our travel team to be helpful. Unfortunately all of our private room were full otherwise we would have offered a replacement immediately. Great to hear that you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very social, fun hostel. Each day there are free walking tours of Hanoi night, and free drinks from 5-6 pm at the rooftop bar. The travel desk is SUPER helpful-- they spent 40 minutes helping me plan out my itinerary for Vietnam, and convinced me to book the Castaways tour in Ha Long Bay. Honestly, the Castaways tour is...

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Will, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a brilliant review, we really appreciate the feedback. It great to hear that you had a good stay with us and enjoyed our social atmosphere, free walking and free beer on our rooftop bar. Unfortunately as Ha Long bay is 4/5 hours from Hanoi, its does take up some...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I arrived here the first time, it was 3:30 AM. They let me crash on their lobby couch and store my stuff til check in. They have a super helpful front seat area with travel info and bookings. I found them to be a little pricey for the bookings but it's convenient if you're too lazy to shop around....

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5 star review, we really appreciate it. We are super pleased that you enjoyed our great food and free breakfast. I am glad you found our team to be very helpful in terms of travel and convenient little extras. Hopefully you will come back and visit...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is quieter than the other one in the old/french quarter. Go here for more chill atmosphere. Equally clean and comfortable as the other one. I'd recommend this one for relaxing more than partying. All in all very good.

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, we really appreciate it. Its awesome to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us because of our relaxed, chilled out atmosphere and found the hostel to be clean and comfortable. Safe travels and best regards Alex Gelling General Manager VBH Original Hostel

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

Address: 48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $14 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“The higher floors has less rooms so it might be a better choice for privacy”
fikfauz, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose the private room for free breakfast and some privacy”
499gautamk, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“great tours”
D9531LHannat, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a lot of people”
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“don't sleep under the AC”
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