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Box Hotel

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

The location is perfect, right in the heart of the Old quarter. Staff is nice, some speak better English than others. The rooms are tiny but tidy. The price is cheap. Perfect if you want a place to sleep and leave your bag while you are out on a day trip and you want good access to streetfood, travel agencies,...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night. The price was 315,000 dong for twin room. The room is with a bunk bed and the madras is so hard, our backs were aching the following day. There is not much room for your luggage either. The bathroom is shared with 3 other rooms or so. It is in fine condition and looks good....

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Small, simple and affordable. If you're happy to have a small cramped room with a bunk bed for you and your friend, basic amenities and a shared bathroom then this is a pretty good deal. Service was basic and the location was good if you're interested in exploring the old quarter. Not sure how often they wash the sheets, but...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

When we arrived the staff was super helpful and friendly, we booked a private room the first time and is a small room, good for three but difficult to put all our stuff there, anyway we work it out. The internet is ok, the bathrooms are not super clean but ok for what we paid. The breakfast is good, free...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The location is good as beer streets and a lot of stalls nearby. The area crowded with tourists. Can visit west lake and some landmarks by walking. The receptionist is very helpful. Price affordable but the room is kinda small.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Around the old quarter there are plenty of party Hostels and quieter ones. Box hotel is the latter. Interesting interiors and concept for the rooms. It felt rather comfortable for my boyfriend and I. We stayed in the twin room with two beds. Bathrooms and common areas could use a little bit of improvement in the cleanliness department but the...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Only a few minutes away from popular spots (Hoan Kiem, French Quarter, other backpacker hostels). Rooms are tiny but comfortable enough to get a good nights sleep. Staff are very helpful especially with booking transportation and tours.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before we headed to the airport the next morning so we didn't really need anything special. However, it is basically just a box. Our 'room' was a double bed, with a single bed above it. The room smelt rather damp and the aircon would only reach the top bunk. The bed is also on...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The box hotel was a really interesting hotel. The rooms were literally like boxes with enough walking space to prop up a bag or two and that was about it. In the family rooms you could not even get your bag on the floor. No TV's, but good solid wifi connections throughout. Bathrooms were communal, two to a floor and...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice hostel in a perfect location. Perfect to step onto the hustle and bustle of the streets. Rooms are as advertised and the air conditioning is a life saver. The staff are helpful at the front desk and booked our bus to HaLong bay straight away. Would recommend.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Box Hotel

Address: 16 Hang Buom Street | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 8443, Vietnam (Formerly Hanoi Emperor Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $13 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Box Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“cozy rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 232h_ngn, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“old quarter area, cheap hotel”
 of 5 bubbles maywish81, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Family room has no windows but good a/c and it's quiet”
 of 5 bubbles X9226BHemilyw, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“take a private room if it's possible. It's maybe less noisy”
 of 5 bubbles TravelandCo96, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Be prepared to stay in a box”
 of 5 bubbles michellechinj, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
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