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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The hostel is clean, you have big bathrooms, you have you on locker bellow your bad. the hostel is a bit noise untill midnight but after that ok, they have a grat bar, excents attendant, and the location is perfect.

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Thank Marcus Vinicius P
Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Marcus Thanks for the amazing 5 star review of our hostel in Hanoi. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Our rooftop bar closes at 9.30pm for the free bar crawl every night to make sure that we keep the noise to a minimum. Our location in the old quarter makes sure that you are... More 

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I stayed in this hostel twice: - on my own, while travelling through Asia. I stayed in a dormitory. Great stay, good breakfast, good atmosphere, easy-going travellers that you can really exchange with. only bad point: At the laundry, I never retrieve my clothes, they gave me back the belongings of sbd else. -the 2nd time, with some friends. I... More 

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Thank Marie R
Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Marie Thanks for the amazing 5 star review of the Original Hostel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us both times. We are a chilled social hostel and I am pleased that you enjoyed the hostel as that. I will look into the laundry issue. I apologize that there was a mix up. Safe Travels... More 

Aalborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms with our own bathroom! We stayed in a 10 bed female dorm, and it was good. Nice beds and good lockers for all our luggage. There is s good walking tour every morning for free, it's a good way to see the city! A bit of noise.

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

Hi Anne Thanks for the amazing review of our hostel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and our rooms. We strive everyday to make sure that every guest experience is as great as we can possibly make it Safe travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Good location abd good atmosphere, BUT... We had a room in the 6th floor, with no elevator and no hot water in the room. When we asked the stuff to fix that or help us with carrying our bags, they didnt help us at all. Breakfast is very poor, you have to pay extra money for basic food. It felt... More 

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Thank Adi D
Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Adi Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We appreciate all feedback to ensure that we are always growing to improve our service to our customers. I will have the water in your room immediately. Unfortunately we are unable to have an elevator in that style of building. I will discuss your comments regarding our staff... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I've been there for 2 shorts stay, both were excellent, they are serving breakfast in the lobby (not very Vietnamese), they provide a guide at 10 to show the old town that was very interesting and nice. The evening they make an event on the rooftop, that let people meet and drink free beer. Not far away there is one... More 

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Thank Florent C
Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Florent Thanks you so much for taking the time to review our hostel. We strive every day to make sure that our customers have the best possible time with us. We are a social hostel and love to get groups together and help people meet new people from all over the world. We hope to see you again Safe... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I had several things stolen or go "missing" from my bunk etc, I ended up getting really annoyed and approaching the desk, their first thought was to accuse the cleaners and I said no! People here do not lock the dorm room and it's not their fault because no staff tell them to and the staff don't even lock the... More 

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

Hi Donald. I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us at the Original Hostel. Our staff have been working for us for years and are very trustworthy. However we cannot always control guests locking the dorm room doors. We do provide individual lockers for big bags and small lockers for phones and money... More 

Makati, Philippines
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177 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We really love the atmosphere and staff at this place. Well located at Hanoi old quarter. Lots of cheap food around. A little bit expensive than other place but you are playing for convenience, everyone speaks English well, clean rooms with free breakfast, and just a great place to meet fun people.

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

Hi There Thanks for the amazing review of our hostel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and I will pass on your kind words to all of our staff. We strive everyday to make sure that our guests have the best possible experience and receive the best possible experience with us. We hope to see... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels does a fantastic job at creating a friendly, fun and welcoming environment for backpackers. Although it is open to all ages and group sizes, it definitely caters to a younger crowd that is looking to meet people and party. I stayed in a private room which was well-equipped and very reasonably priced. They offer laundry (at an... More 

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

Hi Mika We do like to party here but we cater for everyone and have a quiet downstairs area for people looking to chill and a roof top bar for people wanting to have some drinks. We close at 9.30pm so that everyone can either come on the free bar crawl or have a quiet night and get some sleep.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

All the people working here know their stuff. Friendly, warm and helpful. I had a comfortable bed, complimentary breakfast, and free beer at less than $6. Will definitely consider it again when I'm back.

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Thank Luigene Y
Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Luigene Thanks for the amazing 5 star review. Our staff are well trained and love to work in the hostel to make sure that all of our customers have a great time. And lets face it the free beer is always amazing We hope to see you again soon Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was my first Hostel experiance and it was way better than i thought it would be. I travelling alone and i meet many nice people here. Rooms were clean and quiet. Thanks to all the staff for a brilliant time

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

Hi Anderson Thanks for the amazing review. We are so happy that not only did you enjoy your time with us but that we could make your first time in a hostel an enjoyable one. We strive to make sure that everyones time with us enjoyable and our staff are there to make sure that it is. Safe Travels Scott... More 

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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 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Choose a room with a lot of people”
 of 5 bubbles 341sebastieng, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't sleep under the AC”
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“Private rooms on in the second building are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles connore492, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“no elevator - get your glute workout on!, amazing staff, book your tours through this hostel”
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“Well worth the walk”
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