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“2days 1night Hide Away Tour”

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Central Backpackers Hostel - Original
Ranked #30 of 406 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The island and its surroundings are beautiful, but for 85 USD you'd expect more activities. On the first day you go swimming and kayaking, on the second day there was a very short hike/climb of about 20 mins, where you climb to the top of the island. The food is great but the drinks are expensive at the resort, and not included. Overall a fun trip but a bit overpriced!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Charlotte A
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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you so much for you feedback.
To your mention about the price of the tour, we could say that our tour is not overpriced for what you got . $85 for boat trip cruising to visit the bay, boat jumping, kayaking, swimming and hiking on the second day. Compared to other halong bay tour with same rates, you even dont have chance to do hiking if you do those tours.
To the complaint about drinks, we could say that not only our tour but any other tours, drinks are always not included unless you prepay for that. You will see that when you do other tours and we do believe that everyone who has been doing our tour, knows that and also we always inform our guests that when they book the tour.
The drinks on the island are more expensive than when you buy in supermarket cause we have to pay a lot for transfering them to the island from mainland.
Once again, thank you so much for booking and doing our tour. All the best for you.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Loved my stay at Central Backpackers in Hanoi, but especially loved the Hideaway Tour. The tour was a good balance between social and active. It's not a total booze cruise, so you actually get to see and enjoy the islands more! The first day was more party with a great boat ride, swimming and kayaking. The second day, much more active, with trekking and biking, and the last day a little more chill.

The food was great! Fresh buffet style for all meals. The rooms aren't very nice, kind of reminded me of summer camp (a close quarters 24 person dorm) but because you there's so much to do they get the job done. Definitely recommend this tour if you're looking for a balance of fun and active, with the chance to meet lots of cool people!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome hostel, really nice helpful staff and nice rooms and bathrooms. We went on a 3 day Ha Long Bay tour with them and 2 day sapa tour, both were fun and great value. If you're considering doing Ha Long Bay and like doing outdoorsy stuff definitely do the 3 day as it takes 5h to get there so it makes your time worth it. Sapa is fine for 2 days and they offer an option to take a 4pm bus back instead of overnight which I recommend (was scheduled to be in at 11 but was in at 9:30 which was awesome). Would stay again and recommend to friends!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
3  Thank Erika K
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Good value, good location. Room was clean, beds were quite comfortable and each bed had two plug sockets. The lockers in the room were big enough for our entire bags, and had a key to lock, and an option to use your own padlock if you want to be extra safe.We booked a Hideaway Tour to Halong Bay through reception (also really good value, and was a great trip) and our onward train tickets to Sapa. The free breakfast was fairly generous, and free beer 7pm-8pm was a perk! We joined the free walking tour and bar crawl. Throughout our entire stay (including Hideaway) Nathan was such a good tour guide!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank annachap1
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A group of us went on the hideaway tour last weekend, food was amazing, tours were really good. Accomodation could have been better for the price. Nina and Nicholas were great tour guides really friendly. Nathan was not good, very rude and we couldnt wait to leave after one night with him.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Eleanor C
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Hienvantran, Người quản lý at Central Backpackers Hostel - Original, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciated that. It is good to know that you enjoyed our tour and had great time.
We have been trying to upgrade the room on the island and it could take some more time to be done.
We also had a meeting with all the tour guides and also with Nathan about your complaint and we all agreed that this problem would not allowed to happen again to our any customer, doing the hideaway tour.
Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to show us the things that we should do better. We wish you all the best!!!

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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 #30 of 406 Speciality Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range: ₹ 649 - ₹ 909 (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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