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Hanoi dishonest Taxi drivers & meter scam

Tourist should avoid using Hanoi Taxis. They’re generally dishonest and the taxi meters are rigged... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LyeYong
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Do NOT Trust any Taxi driver!!

Came in on a night bus from Sapa but it was only 10pm so I was fully awake and moving around. Taxi... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
David S
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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“Hanoi dishonest Taxi drivers & meter scam”
13 Aug 2018
“Do NOT Trust any Taxi driver!!”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist should avoid using Hanoi Taxis. They’re generally dishonest and the taxi meters are rigged and can be controlled by the driver at random. We took a taxi from the Hanoi Presidential Palace next to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to the Temple of Literature, which...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Came in on a night bus from Sapa but it was only 10pm so I was fully awake and moving around. Taxi driver came up and said he was metered. Got in the car and realized he had put one of the bags blocking the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Een rit van nog geen eens 5 minuten voor 20 euro. Avoid Group Taxi, worst taxi company ever in Vietnam. How do you dare to treat people like that?!

Thank fabiennnguyen
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We arrived on the sleeper bus from Phong Nha at 6 am. There were a bunch of taxis waiting where the bus dropped us. Normally I avoid this situation but was weak after a long drive and got into a metered taxi. He seemed uncertain...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Beware that there are plenty of taxi scammers in Hanoi. Some of the scammers they raised the flag pole high upon entry to the taxi. Other taxi scammers they raised the per kilometre rate from VND10,000-13,000 to VND100,000. To avoid this only ride with official...More

Thank Mei Ling M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We got a sleeper bus from Phong Nha to Hanoi, we arrived in Hanoi at around 5am there are plenty of taxis waiting to take you to your hotel. We asked if he was on the meter or not and he said he was on...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Bad experience hopping on a cab that said going by meter. He charged us 230k for a 5 min ride that costs 25k on grab! Hubby argued that it shouldn’t cost more than 50k but in his agitation and being decent people he threw him...More

Thank autumnjune729
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It is my fifth time visit Vietnam and I know about this problems but never have this experience. I take taxi from Hue street to my hotel. First, I hesitate to take this taxi as it is not reputable company. However,I decided to take it...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Took this taxi from Aeon mall to the old quarter. I’ve been on this trip many times and it only cost around $100k dong he charges us $170k dong. Driver made a huge lap around Hanoi, which I called him out on. Then he said...More

Thank Duong T
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

After a long day walking we decided to get a taxi back to old quarter from mausoleum. Taxi driver seemed friendly and we rushed off to our destination. Taxi meter started jumping 1000 dong per second after the first 1km. We questioned this but he...More

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