We ended up staying here for 6 nights in the end. And partied for most of them.
This hostel has a great vibe. You can sit in the bar area for just a few minutes and other travellers will come and chat with you.
The rooms are clean, bathrooms modern and the staff are very friendly/helpfull. There is free wifi in each room which was good enough for our needs.
There is free beer from 7-8pm which is a great way for lone travellers to make friends. And a free pub crawl starts after.
If you didn't party too hard the night before the free breakfast is good. And then there is also a free walking tour which is worth it if you're up in time! You also go to a cafe along the way to try the infamous egg coffee.
We also bought our bikes through the hostel. We just asked at the reception and they arranged for someone to pick us up and take us to their garage. The service was better than anyone else we spoke to seemed to get and the bikes have lasted us so far travelling from Hanoi to Laos.
All in all a good place to stay and meet like minded travellers.
- 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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