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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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“castaway tour”(39 reviews)
“private room”(66 reviews)
“downtown hostel”(29 reviews)
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a private double room through this hostel and it was great. The AC would get the room super cold and a deluxe breakfast was included. The pub crawl is awesome and they always had some activities going on. We originally intended just to...More

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Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 4 November 2017

Hey Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5 star review, it is very much appreciated. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our private rooms and had fun doing our nightly events and...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the hostel for three nights, one in the dorm and two in a private room and would highly recommend the place. The facilities are good value for money, the food is great ask and the staff are even better. They will offer...More

Thank Jamie C
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 4 November 2017

Hey Jamie Thank you for taking the time to leave us a brilliant 5 star review, we really do appreciate it. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in both a dorm and a private. Its also great that you liked...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

On our first night we stayed in a 10 person dorm and were the only female travelers in the room. Our other dorm-mates were loud and obnoxious, turning on the lights every hour until 6am, jumping on other people sleeping, even doing drugs in the...More

Thank ChristinaP07
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 28 October 2017

Hey, Thanks for taking the time to leaves us a great review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its great to know that our staff were super friendly and helpful. Although we love a good time and a party, we...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

My and my friend arrived in Vietnam Backpackers hostel the Original which was recommended by a friend. My luggage was lost due to a transfer in France, but they really helped me to get it back as soon as possible. They arrange a free walking...More

Thank Hummeli27
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 2 October 2017

Hey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a brilliant 5 star review, we really do appreciate it. We are super pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time on The Original Castaways Island trip. Its...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We stayed in the hostel for one night in order to join the hideaway tour the following day. The hideaway was one of the highlights of our trip in Vietnam. Hostel has a fun happy hour where games are played before a bar crawl joining...More

Thank emilymayirwin
Response from Alex_VBH1, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The OriginalResponded 13 September 2017

Hey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, we really appreciate it. We are super pleased to hear that you had a great time with us and on our trip to Ha long Bay, but I think you mean "Castaways"...More

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Kimberley F
6 September 2016|
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Response from CarmenCarla111 | Reviewed this property |
I did the Castaways trip it was amazing! The staff there give you a full run down on the trips and the quality of trips offered are among the best in the country as they are a western run company by western standards. A kiwi... More
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KayesChu
5 December 2015|
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Response from nick d | Reviewed this property |
Yeh you can they have a secure room you can store all your bags
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RedJulie58
19 October 2015|
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Response from James V | Property representative |
Hi There, We have a 24 hour reception at our Hanoi Hostels so Please make your way there and they will be able to help you. The address of our Downtown Hostel is number 9 Ma May Street. Thanks
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"If you are a female traveler - stay in female only dorm or get a private room"
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"Roof top bar was cool"
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"better to stay with the all-female dorm room"
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"The higher floors has less rooms so it might be a better choice for privacy"
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