Central Backpackers Hostel Hanoi

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Average rate: $26 - Hotel class: 1 star
45a ly quoc su street, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Central Backpackers Hostel Hanoi Reviews

stewy88 stewy88
29 reviews
Good location, excellent choice May 26, 2011
They have two branches along the same street in Hanoi and I reckon they are a good choice when visiting the city.

The location is central as the name implies. You are near to a range of shops, bars and restaurants. The hostel was extremely busy when I arrived and does not actually have any doors on the front. It can get a little noisy I suppose if your not into that sort of thing.

The bar is excellent and they offer free beer and free breakfast, always a nice addition. The rooms were cleaned regularly and the beds were comfortable. For the low price I think it was fantastic value for money.

They offer all the main tours to places such as Sapa and Halong Bay. The prices are more than reasonable and you won't find anything much cheaper anywhere else.

The staff were accommodating and generally helpful. They even helped us out with VISA related issues. The only downside was one of the men working there (a Vietnamese guy with glasses)..he was a weird character and he would often perv on some of the girls (he did this to my girlfriend)... he also had this thing about coming into peoples dorm rooms late at night and just walking around (you were not allowed to lock the doors but because of his antics we locked them anyway).
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JackB JackB
2 reviews
Great place Mar 05, 2011
Great place to stay. Dorm rooms are clean and cheap. Beds are a bit hard and the free breakfast was a bit basic, but free beer in the bar is awesome. Staff were very friendly. I booked a tour of Halong Bay from them and had a great time. Would 100% recommend and I'll be staying there again.
Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Hip, friendly Mar 03, 2010
This place is pretty much backpacker heaven in Hanoi. The customer service is excellent and the staff are quite keen to help with any queries or offer advice. The beds are clean and there is a shelf next to each one to store your bits and pieces. The beds have a storage locker at the base for your valuables, and they do provide the lock. The bathrooms are clean, nicely maintained, and the shower has a nice pressure but you might want to get up a bit early to get the most of the hot water! Although a breakfast is offered, it is very basic and I didn’t bother to take advantage of this. The hostel provides free internet access - you might have to queue up for 5-10 minutes but it’s free and it’s got a decent internet speed. They also have a tours desk, which offers some great tours but you can get a much cheaper deal if you try any one of the local travel agents. The location is good too - fairly near to the airport and all the major tourist sites are not far to walk from here. The best thing about this place are the backpackers it attracts - I met travellers of all kinds here who were very friendly and nice to talk to. The place has a nice atmosphere and I have fond memories of the place I met here.
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Vipin says:
it really was! i thought it might be a bit too loud when i got there, but was pleasantly surprised!!
Posted on: May 19, 2010
Sweetski says:
'Backpackers heaven' sounds great. If I ever throw on a backpack again, I might as well stay here :)
Posted on: May 19, 2010
benjim22 benjim22
1 reviews
Very cheap hostel at only $5 a night for a dorm with FREE unlimited internet, breakfast, beer, and green tea all day! This hostel is run by almost a group of local friends, who welcome you as part of their family. It is only 2 months old so everything is sparkling new and super clean, you get real travel advice from the guys who here, they speak amazing English and will tell you all the local tips for best buys!

great place to meet people and spend at least a few days, also they came book everything you need in the area for a very competitive scan free price.

I had an amazing stay here and would recommend it to all!
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Central Backpackers Hostel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Free Breakfast
  • Housekeeping
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • News Stand
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service

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