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Backstreet Academy

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Boxing workout - can still feel the pain!

Amazing experience to workout in boxing gym in Hanoi with local expert, fantastic to learn some new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim J
via mobile
Coffee Appreciation - wonderful; don’t think, do it!

This is a review for the coffee appreciation private tour. My boyfriend loves coffee and I don’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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Explore Hanoian culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - cook with a family, craft leather products or learn traditional music, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse...more
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11A Nam Trang | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 97 954 57 07
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience to workout in boxing gym in Hanoi with local expert, fantastic to learn some new boxing techniques and awesome to get a good workout in while travelling. They welcomed the whole family (2 adults and 1 13 year old girl) and provided two...More

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a review for the coffee appreciation private tour. My boyfriend loves coffee and I don’t - I only drink it if absolutely necessary and since my job change I’ve stopped drinking it altogether for over a year. But it was our anniversary and...More

Thank yoonmijung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the top thing on my list of things to do in Hanoi. With high expectations comes a big chance to be disappointed but this was everything I imagined it to be AND MORE! It might seem silly but not only did I come...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The blacksmithing class was fun and interesting. We made the knife from scratch and I was involved in every step of production. The host was very nice and taught me well. The translator Hang was lovely and spoke excellent English and was able to competently...More

Thank Alex_K_Hb
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Hats off to Mai and the whole Backstreet Academy team!! They were so impressive that it was hard to believe they were for real. As I was researching tour companies in Vietnam I kept seeing fun, interesting workshops offered by a company I had not...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We went traditional fishing with a local in Hanoi. Thom was the sweetest older man. Then we enjoyed a seafood feast at his house that his wife prepared. They were just as interested in learning about us as we were in them. It was a...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

You pay a lot for what you get. We even didn't see the process how they make the ceramic. The workshop was fun. But if you want some explanation you have to ask for it. The organisation was good en the guide spoke English very...More

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maithao102, Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Dear Leevke, I believe that we had solved the problem via whatsapp message. I have also throughly investigated into the feedback you mentioned one more time and I would like to explain further here. The description you had was edited on our partner’s site and...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Very nice beautiful calligraphy class! we did a lots of letters, then we had some extra papers and we did also a beautiful quotes!

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The coffee tour around Hanoi with MT is awesome. You get to see multiple cool cafes and try a variety of styles of coffee. I was interested in buying some quality beans and MT was able to direct me to some. 10/10 would recommend if...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We had one unplanned day in Hanoi and due to less-than-ideal weather had to rule out the options we originally came up with. A quick search turned up Backstreet Academy and they were able to offer a couple different classes for later in the day....More

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Svatá L
March 8, 2018|
Response from Akash G | Property representative |
Hi, if you're sending to the UK, it is possible to do so legally. You will be required to 'prove' that it is for kitchen purposes. A form will be provided to state that it is solely for the purpose of use in the kitchen... More