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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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Belfast
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in the Orignal hostel, it was lively and we had some craic! We arrived on a sunday, excellent timing as its free beer and the best day for the pub crawl. Staying here made our time in Hanoi. We also did the castaway halong bay trip with them, it is pricey but it is the...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of our hostel and we are really pleased you enjoyed our Castaways experience! All the best! VBH Crew Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

There is another hostel on the street called hanoi backpackers which is not a fraction as nice lookiing as backpackers the original. - clean and comfortable - lovely english speaking and vietnamese speaking staff -plenty of events organised for stuff to do - excellent knowledge of the area to plan outings We went on the halong bay tour organised by...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel and we are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our facilities and Ha Long Bay. All the best for your future travels. VBH Crew Manager.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Nice hostel - three different locations. We stayed at The Original and there was a nice little rooftop area with good, greasy burgers and cheap drinks. Went to The Downtown for drinks as well. I recommend the nachos. Also did the Castaway Tour to Ha Long Bay. The cups provided for Flip Cup were too narrow to properly flip. Everything...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel and we are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed all of our hostels and their facilities. I will pass on your comments about flip cup which I'm sure the entertainment staff will smile about and get some new cups!! :-) All the best for your future travels. VBH...

Reviewed 26 August 2014

Pretty good location, we only had to walk for 5 minutes for most of the time. The rooms were a bit dirty, our sheets weren't clean and it took them a night to find some new ones. I think the price is slightly on the pricy side considering some of the hostel prices. But for an original backpackers experience it...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review and pleased you enjoyed the place! Had to laugh at the title!! Throughout the year we go through different phases with all kinds of nationalities and at your time of visit it was the english! :-) All the best for your future travel. VBH Crew Manager.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

I came here after staying in the new ma may hostel 2 years ago expecting a similar experience but I was very disappointed. Firstly on check in I was taken to a different building across the street to harmony hotel which I think they must have recently bought. The dorm rooms in this building are nowhere near as good as...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hello Henry, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel. The building that you stayed in we have been using for many years but the rooms are smaller in comparison to other buildings. I will make sure we look at the rooms and improve where needed to makes sure people get the same experience. Thanks again for staying and I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This hostel is situated in a great part of Hanoi and close to all the local attractions. The facilities are modern and there is a nice friendly vibe within the hostel (possibly due to the one hour free bar). If you're staying in Hanoi I would recommend staying here!

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel and we are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our facilities. All the best for your future travels. VBH Crew Manager.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

So there are actually two of these that it seems TripAdvisor combined into one. I've stayed at both and they're both good. Hanoi Backpackers Original is nice but it's a bit smaller, quieter and in a less lively part of town. Relatively clean but not the best hostel ever. Hanoi Backpackers Downtown however is amazing. They have a great bar...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey man, Thanks for your great review of our hostels, We hope to see you again one day!! VBH Crew Manager.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Located in a perfect area in the old quarter. Most of the sites are walking distance - if you like walking (I also went to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum by foot). Offers all sorts of services you might need as a backpackers and also has a travel desk where you can get booked on any tour, transportation or anything you...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel and we are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our facilities. All the best for your future travels. VBH Crew Manager.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I spent one night there and booked two excursions (saps and Halong bay). The room was great and the bar on the rooftop was perfect. I recommend this one if you want to meet new people and have fun. They offer free drinking water and you can also change money, and book many services to make your stay in Hanoi...

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of our hostel and we are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our facilities. All the best for your future travels. VBH Crew Manager.

Ubud
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Perfect for solo travellers who are looking to meet people and have a good time. Facilities were clean and the included breakfast was an added bonus. Do not stay here if you are looking for a quiet few days and early nights as there is always too much fun going on in the downstairs bar.

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James V, Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hey Megan, Thanks for your awesome review!! Enjoy the rest of your travels. VBH Crew Manager

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

Address: 48 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: ₹ 681 - ₹ 1,703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“no elevator - get your glute workout on!, amazing staff, book your tours through this hostel”
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