Drift Hostel Hanoi

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Hotel class: 2 stars
42 Truong Han Sieu Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Drift Hostel Hanoi Reviews

annachronism annachro…
3 reviews
Cheap, Clean Rooms, and Good Sturdy Beds but Don't Eat Breakfast May 23, 2011
Dorm beds including breakfast are at 5USD per night, which is pretty affordable.

Rooms were clean, spacious, and dim-lit (for the sleeping guests.)

Beds and rooms were cleaned everyday. The lockers were huge enough to fit in two 65L backpacks and more. You have to bring your own lock, though. :)

They have a movie room where you can hang out, watch movies or just cable TV.

Internet was okay at times but got really sucky most other times.

Beds were big and sturdy! Didn't make creaky noises or wobbled.

Breakfast was toast, jams, and bananas. I didn't eat the breakfast though since the bread and the toaster were just creeping with little roaches. >_<

Also, booking tours with them might cost you more than what you would pay for when you go with tour companies around the Old Quarters. (ex. Halong Bay Day Trips 35USD vs 15-20USD outside)

In a nutshell, the only things I didn't like about this place was breakfast and the internet. The staff were great and helpful especially the owner, Vincent and the Vietnamese ladies. :)
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Reasonable, comortable May 19, 2010
This is a decent enough place to stay in Hanoi if you are only staying for the odd night or two. The beds were decent, clean and fairly comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and nice to use - they do have toilet paper too for the Western travellers as well, which is nice! There are quite a few computers in reception, and the free internet is of a decent speed. Some of the computers don’t seem to let you log onto Facebook though, so be prepared to hop across to find the right computer if you are an addict! The staff are friendly enough, and although they organise tours for you, it’s always cheaper if you shop around for a deal with the travel agents located in the backpacker areas. They do provide breakfast, which is of an average quality. Overall, this isn’t a bad stay for several dollars in Hanoi.
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Debarchan27 Debarcha…
14 reviews
cool backpacker's hostel Feb 08, 2010
Me and my wife went on a trip to hanoi and halong bay in Dec 2009 and booked with them... A bunk for 5 $ seemed quier reasonable to us... They picked us up with a cabbie from the airport and that was cool.. The price also seemed to be reasonable for 1st timers as otherwise you will be ripped for sure.... The hostel is 15 minutes walking from hoan kiem lake and i would say the location is not much of an issue...but maybe people who want to get the feel of the old quarters should stay somewhere nearer to the lake... We were given nice bunks..the bed was very clean and comfortable... The aircon was not very good..the bathroom was spotless clean... i accept the beaded curtain was a pain for sure.... They did try to sell you their tour but i dont see anything wrong in it as long as you know what you wanna do.... They were very helpful to me when i needed some currency exchange and offered good rates... The door locking problem was with us also.... but as all our stuff was secured in the lockers so we didnt worry much. We arrived on the christmas eve and there was a crazy party on the rooftop which was quiet enjoyable..... The breakfast offered with the room was just bread and banana... The reception gals were very friendly and spoke good english apart from one local chap who i found in the night was very grumpy and arrogant.... i think it is quiet suitable if you wanna stay as a backpacker.....
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Drift Hostel Hanoi Overview

The Drift is the Newest and hottest thing to recently open in Hanoi...Were 2 Aussies and past time Backpackers, living in Hanoi, knowing what was missing...So we joined forces, put our capes on and have created a Backpacker Haven like no other.... You Simply Won't Want To Leave!!So This is Our Creation - 8th Floor - Our pride and joy, 'Tequila MockingBird', Our Rooftop Bar with views over the lake and Hanoi, serving up funky cocktails, wine and icy cold beers. Heaps of drink specials and events up in the bar daily and Don't Miss Our Happy Hour Every Night!!7th Floor - The Pool Room - Have a casual game or join in our weekly pool comps! 6th - 2nd Floors - We have 10 HUGE rooms, eight bunk beds per room, fully airconditioned with comfy king size single beds each with powersockets, bed shelf, reading light and FREE linen and towels.Each room has its own private bathroom, with two showers, toilet and basin. Also in each room we have huge secure storage lockers for all your gear.... 2nd Floor - Is our Movie Room with a HUGE plasma screen with surround sound for an awesome cinema experience and a large collection of DVD's.Free Internet terminals, Book Exchange and heaps of games...AND let's not forget our huge comfy sofa and bean bags....1st Floor - 'Pulp Kitchen Cafe' ...'What a cafe in a hostel???'...Yep you've got it...Grab your FREE Breakfast of the regular fruit, toast, jams, tea and coffee between 6.30am-10.00am, then come meet 'Chef Kenny', who starts whipping up some amazing western dishes you've been craving for ....From Huge Breakies to Hamburgers, Pasta, Salads, Mexican food, Sanga's, even Baked Spuds and Milkshakes....Open until 10pm daily...Reception - Open 24hours to help you day and night.. Worried about getting to that 8th floor - Never fear we've got an elevator in here!!!So what else do we have.....If you've bought along your laptop we have free wifi throughout the entire hostel..TOURS that are not 'Same Same'!! ..... We can help plan, organise and book you a tour that will be really something special to take away when you leave. Tours of Northern Vietnam to places such as the famous Halong Bay and Sapa Valley are a must! Or we'll just give you some friendly and honest advice...We have experts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.AND.....If your heading down South we'll assist you in getting their....Easy Airport Pick Up service. Save yourself the hassle, the scams and a bundle of cash! Motorbike hire, Laundry Service and access to a nearby swimming pool....There's probably a few things we've forgotten to mention, but we're sure you get 'The Drift!' (Tacky we know) :O) So how much you ask? Just $7.50 per night! Are We Kidding....Nope ...It's All Here, So Come Check It Out for Yourself!We look forward to meeting you!Tif,Leish and Crew

Drift Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Free Breakfast
  • Security Guard
  • TV
  • Laundry service

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