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Central Backpackers Hostel - Original

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hcmc
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Clean dorms. Great showers. Much nicer area to be based in than the old quarter, which is only a 5-10 minute walk away. The food around here is much cheaper and far better. The staff are the highlight though, happy to help with anything and always keen to have a laugh. Higher floors are quieter but have progressively worse water...

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1Thank Joe H
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Wicked hostel. Free beer 7-8, free shot every hour, and good offers on drinks. Nice vibe. Lift isn't the most regular so ask for 2/3/4th floor. There is a chef special the is chicken, bacon and rice which is amazing. This place rocks!

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2Thank Bickykid
Etchingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We booked our trips to Ha Long Bay and Sapa through the hostel and both were great value and a lot of fun. The happy hour is great and although some people say the beer isn't great it's more a way to meet people and then there's a bar crawl afterwards

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2Thank EdCul
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Staff were instantly friendly upon my arrival. No booking was necessary and I got a bed in the same room as my friends who were already staying here. Helpful guidelines downstairs and was easy to understand how the hostel worked. Pretty standard rooms with decent beds and fairly clean. Bathroom was nice for such a low price although the hot...

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2Thank miles952015
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The mattresses - Jesus Christ. I've slept on softer concrete. Honestly, I'm writing this whilst trying to get to sleep on one. The top bunks have about an inch of bar to stop you headbutting the floor during the night - not good enough. The balconys are a death trap - they're tiled with shiny, slippery white tiles. Again with...

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Thank jpfpreston
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I was amazed to find a room free that I could check into immediately despite the normal check in time being 11am. Thankfully this hostel had a lift to transport me to my 5th floor dorm and I didn't have to climb the stairs with my heavy bag. The room itself is comfortable with a en suite bathroom and balcony...

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2Thank LNott20
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I love the location of this hostel. Also the staff and facilities in this hostel are topnotch. At the same time, it is very easy to make friends at this hostel. I stayed in a dorm room on the 6th floor which had beds for 8th people. The bathroom is right in the room and is clean for the most...

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5Thank ryestb
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed there for 3 nights and it has a good location, staff are really nice. We had a problem with the tour to Halong Bay and they helped us with everything. Breakfast is simple, but it's ok, mattress not so good, but everything was very clean. They have free beer from 7pm to 8pm!

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2Thank Brunaraeder
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel is clean, has a lift and in a great location. The bar is noisy up until about 10pm then everyone leaves to go out. I booked my halong bay party cruise through this hostel $130 much Cheaper then castaway and it was amazing!!!! The boat was plush inside!! The rooms were so nice and the food was amazing...

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6Thank Tina S
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Good hostel! We went to the old quater hostel, which is the newest one. Really nice rooms and the rooftop bar is a nice extra. And they have free beer! Pretty awesome! Think you can drink like 3 or 4 beers in that our cause the line is very long and the staff really slow. But hey! Its free right!

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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 

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Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $13 - $19 (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)”
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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