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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in pretty much all of the Vietnam backpackers hostels, this one was my favorite so far. I had good experiences here, with a friendly staff always willing to help me even if i was inebriated. I would advice this hostel to anyone staying a short or long time in Hanoi.

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Sebastian Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We are very happy our staff were able to help you whenever you needed it. Glad you got to check out some of our other locations in; Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Halong Bay. Thank you for staying with us, it was our pleasure helping...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a few nights at VBH. The service is great, dorms are clean and the hostel is very comfortable, make you feel at home! I went to Mai Chau via VBH and this trip was amazing, well organized and nice! Thanks for everything

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Alex_VBH, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Louise Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Really pleased to hear that you felt at home with us. Glad you had an awesome time on our Mai Chau trip (its one of our favourites too) and just like all our trips we strive for them to be amazing and well organised. Thank you for staying...

Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

got there in the middle of the night and there was no problem with that since they are working 24/7. The next morning got a free breakfast that included egg, butter and baguette with coffee. Went to the free walking stour which was a great opportunity to meet new people and especially to learn how to cross the street ;)...

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alex g, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Yeal Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing 5 star review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our free daily breakfast, free daily walking tour and that you were able to make use of our 24 hour check-in. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to stay in Hanoi they make you feel so welcome including Alex they even remember your name. Nice rooms and decent bathrooms with hot water. Good tours and decent restaurant. Free breakfast stay there!!

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Haley Thanks for the amazing 5 star review. We are so please that you loved the hostel and all of our amazing staff. We quite like Alex as well. We endevour everyday to deliver the best possible experience to all of our customers and getting great feedback that we are achieving this is fantastic. We hope to see you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hostel for couple of nights. It is a decent hostel ideal for backpackers. I traveled with my parents and they liked it as well- although you have to be very tolerant to others cause you find mostly here people who party a lot, so there might be a noise in the night. However they have good...

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Maria Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are so please that you and your parents enjoyed your time with us. We do like to party a little bit here at Original but we do close the bar at 9.30pm and go on a free bar crawl so that everyone can...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stay. The hostel is designed for backpackers (lockers, plugs, good toilets) which makes the stay really confortable. We also did a city tour with Phuong: She did an excellent job and gave us a great insight to Hanoi.

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Oisat Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel. We are so please that you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed the walking tour with Phuong. I will pass on your kind words. We hope to see you again soon Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original

Reviewed 21 October 2016

VBH was very much my home in Vietnam for the 5 months I spent in the country, and I never stayed anywhere other than The Original whilst in Hanoi. Great atmosphere, awesome tours, and truly friendly staff members. To Hannah Ashley and Zach Klein: thank you for bringing such happy and lovely vibes to the hostel on a daily basis...

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Hannah Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. And thank you so much for the kind words about our amazing staff. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the guys at Original and on the Castaway Island. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us at all of our amazing hostels....

Naga, Philippines
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is what every backpacker's hostel should be. This hostel has set the standard and should be imitated by the rest. The staff were very accommodating, storage was a big advantage and the rates are really fair!

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Ernest Thanks for the amazing 5 star review. We have designed our hostel to ensure that we set a standard not only in Vietnam but the world for what a hostel should be. Our hostel are not just a place to stay but a place where anything you need we can take care of for you. We loved having...

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We actually stayed here 3 times over a week whilst visiting other places in Vietnam. Friendly staff, decent free breakfast, great location, good place to meet people (bar crawl every night). Basic dorm facilities and bathrooms but fairly clean.

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi Martin Thank you for the amazing review. Our hostel is in the heart of the old quarter and the free walking tour in the morning and the free bar crawl in the night ensures that customer see the best of what Hanoi has to offer. We hope to see you again Safe Travels Scott Hockey Hostel Manager VBH Original

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Strong Points: - wide/spacious common areas, including the lobby which I find beautiful and with high ceiling. - friendly staff with two or three English-speaking members , native speakers so communicating your way is so easy. - the reception area is always with two or three or more staff to accommodate guests. - the lobby is always a lively place....

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Scott_Hockey_VBHGM, General Manager at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels - The Original, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff and facilities are all there to make sure that backpackers have the best possible time with us at the hostel. Knowing that you had an amazing stay and that there was no weak points to the hostel...

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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: $13 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Choose a room with a lot of people”
 of 5 bubbles 341sebastieng, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't sleep under the AC”
 of 5 bubbles oisat, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms on in the second building are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles connore492, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“no elevator - get your glute workout on!, amazing staff, book your tours through this hostel”
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“Well worth the walk”
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