We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
6/8/2017 7/8/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hoan Kiem Downtown Backpackers Hostel

    85 Hang Bac, | Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
    Best prices for your stay
    6/8/2017 7/8/2017
    • Excellent9%
    • Very good7%
    • Average11%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible69%
    2 Aug 2016
    “A great start to our trip”
    5 Dec 2015
    “The worst hostel ever”
    Free Internet
    All hotel details
    {"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
    Write a Review
    Turn Your Opinions into Points!
    Turn your opinions into JPMiles
    Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
    *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    Reviews (42)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 32 reviews

    Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

    We had booked into Backpackers Downtown from the UK and we were really pleased we did. As young minded 49-50 year olds, we wanted a place with a buzz. You certainly get that here! We were due to go onto Halong Bay but it was...More

    Thank Wannasurfwell
    Reviewed 6 December 2015

    That was just the worst hostel I have ever been in my whole life. there was no window in my room the room smells musty It is dirty the staff barely speaks English they confiscate your passport the shower is cold sometimes there is no...More

    1  Thank 124brenda
    Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

    Reception was small and cluttered. No lighting on stairs. Dinning room was one table under stairs with 6 chairs.Our bedding was stained, we had a single quilt cover for two of us, the towels were thread bare.The bathroom smelled constantly of urine,the shower tap was...More

    1  Thank Della S
    Reviewed 25 September 2015

    The only remotely good thing about this hideous place was the location, which is in the center of the Old Quarter. I put my laptop on the shelf and a giant cockroach scuttled away. The entire place is dirty, dark and smells bad. I would...More

    Thank John S
    Reviewed 20 June 2015

    We stayed in Hanoi for a month and spent our last night here to be closer to our bus pick up. Worst choice ever. Their name is very similar to the better hostel nearby, so I confused them. The staff was nice when I went...More

    Thank flores-gua
    • Top amenities
    • Free Internet
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Hoan Kiem Downtown Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Vietnam >
    • Hanoi
    Luminous Viet Hotel
    176 reviews
    .01 km away
    Hanoi Romance Hotel
    478 reviews
    .04 km away
    Skyline Hotel
    490 reviews
    .04 km away
    Essence Palace Hotel
    931 reviews
    .11 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Essence Restaurant
    2,082 reviews
    .07 km away
    Orchid Cooking Class & Restaurant
    1,189 reviews
    .10 km away
    Skyline Hanoi
    131 reviews
    .08 km away
    Xupito Bar
    111 reviews
    .09 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Dien Dam Gallery
    10 reviews
    .08 km away
    Kim Ngan Temple
    9 reviews
    .06 km away
    Hanoi Street Food Tour
    3,382 reviews
    .03 km away
    Classy Travel - Day Tours
    797 reviews
    .03 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Hoan Kiem Downtown Backpackers Hostel staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Room Tips
    "Don't book a room...go to other hostel"
    Read review
    "Do not grace this establishment. That is my advice."
    Read review
    "The wifi is pirated from the others hostels."
    Read review
    "Strongly advise....do not stay here."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing