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Central Backpackers Hostel - Original
Ranked #31 of 406 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I stayed 10 days here, it was a great stay!!! It is close to great food and within walking distance to many of the sites. The staff are great and knowledgeable about this beautiful city and country. I recommend this place to anyone looking for the best I me in Ha Noi!!!!!

Room Tip: Great staff!!!!
  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

I used Central Backpacker's (the original location) as a home base for my time in northern Vietnam. I thought the staff was very helpful, especially Hung, who works the front desk during the day. She helped me book tours, gave great advice on what I should do, and made sure I was always receiving the best service. I did the Mai Chai Village homestay tour with them and I highly recommend it. The town was great and not that touristy, the food was amazing (I'm a vegetarian and they made dishes specially for me!) and the guide was really nice. I also did the Sapa tour, which was great , but I've heard it's better to just get a guide there because the locals get more money that way, rather than the tour company. I also book the Halong Bay tour and Hoa Lu - Tam Coc tour but cancelled due to rain (24 hours in advance) and got a full refund. The fact that you get a free breakfast for $5 a night is lovely. I like the breakfast, simple but good (bread, egg, banana, unlimited tea/coffee) and I appreciate that they offer such a service for such a low price. Of course the free beer from 7-8 is awesome. It's a great way to meet people and get a nice buzz going for the evening. The rooms are clean, have air-con, and a balcony. I highly highly recommend Central Backpacker's Hostel!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for better really. Only actually booked one official night here and 2 at their sister hostel in the old quarter, but this was still my central hub in Hanoi. I lost my passport and needed to report it to the police, and the hostel gave me a translator to come to the police station with me, and provided me with some witty banter along the way. Hired a bike from here, used their internet and computer and they provided me with a taxi to the airport in my time of need. Free beer from 7-8 is an added bonus. They tend to attract some great travelers at this place who are up for a good craic and I would deffiently stay here again. The quality of the travelers here is epitomized by the fact that when my bank cancelled my card and I needed some cash, a random sweedish fella sorted me out with the money. All in all, would 100% recommend this place. Big up Huong, Chin and the rest of the team at CBH.

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Reviewed 15 March 2015

breakfast was ace. rooms were ace. staff were ace. price was ace.

Decided to stay at central backpackers before arrival and it was the right decsion. the hostel was very backpacker friendly and had a good vibe to it. they organised us a trip to ha long bay and allowed us to keep our heavy bags in stoarge whilst we were out in the halongbay

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

stayed 3 nights i had my own room on suite tv air con etc for a cheap price staff helpful the bar up stairs was a focal point for people to meet and drink free beer despite the building going on i had a great time in Hanoi and at this backpackers.

Room Tip: just pay a bit more for your own room
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Central Backpackers Hostel - Original

Address: 16 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 406 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: ₹ 651 - ₹ 911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true backpacker's hostel owned & operated by an awesome Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we've got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs?' Nope! ....you're a backpacker right? You're on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs! Once you are here ... You simply won't want to leave! - The best things about central backpackers are the crazy travellers, super friendly staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer from 7:00pm to 8:00pm every night! Air conditioned, clean rooms, hot showers and did I mention free Beer. - Tour: Do the Halong bay and Sapa trips with us, we guarantee you will get the BEST time and the BEST one with the cheapest price! For Halong Bay tour: we are the 2nd organizer HALONG BAY PARTY trip for guest booking only through the Central Backpackers hostel only. And it is the 2nd tour in Hanoi that stays on a private island in the Cat Ba National Park where is next to the Castaway island and you can join in the crew of young and great fun people and have your own beach with the Bungalows, for Rock climbing, Kayaking and partying. For Sapa trek: We do offer the Sapa trekking tour and going to stay at homestay with the family of tribe hill people and we will show you all of the nicest part of Sapa like the brilliant landscape, the real live, the culture and staying far from the tourist area. We also do some daily tour around of Hanoi as Hanoi city tour, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Mai Chau village, Phong Nha cave and open bus, flight or train ticket, visa... Everything you want we can get it. We look forward to meeting you and remember, Happy Hour starts at 7:00PM every night! ... more   less 
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