Very good7.9
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Cat Ba House Backpackers
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Number of rooms 14

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  • Cleanliness 6.5
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  • Location 9.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for money 8.1
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  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 9.8
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  • Value for money 8.6
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  • Facilities 6.8
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  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
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  • Value for money 8.0
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  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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based on 4 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 9.5
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for money 8.0
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dan from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
cost-effective ”
location is not bad,price is cheap for one night,room without window,smell not good
Reviewed May 10, 2017
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Aleksandr from Russia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
This is probably the cheapest place in Cat Ba. The room and furniture were a bit old. But considering the price we paid, the friendly staff and good location we were satisfied . We had a good time in Cat Ba.
Reviewed April 26, 2017
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Haggai from Israel
Solo traveler
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Realy nice location and great atmosphere”
On the beach, quiet and far away from the city. Good place to meet other travellers and chill out. But the facilities are not the greatest, and they definitely take advantage of their relative isolation and the fact that they are in high demand,to charge expensive rates for their acomodation and food (all relative to same services in the city, of course).
Reviewed April 26, 2017
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Nick from Canada
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Cheap - but still not worth the money. ”
We've been travelling for 4 months through Southeast Asia, almost always staying in the cheapest place we can find on agoda. So far I haven't had a reason yet to post a negative review of anywhere. We are not at all fussy people, I understand that when paying $8 (CAD) for a room, you're going to be making a lot of sacrifices. We had a twin room and one of the bed sheets had blood on it. Not a huge problem, we only need one bed anyways, and honestly we've slept in many stained beds. One of the towels was heavily stained, again not a big deal. The bathroom was dirty and falling apart a little bit that's to be expected. Our problem with the room was how wet EVERYTHING was. The entire place smelled of mould and the beds were damp to the touch. We checked some other rooms in the hotel which were unoccupied and they were all the same, some were even worse with a disgusting mouldy smell. We used our sleeping bag liners so as to not have to sleep on a wet mattress but even that got damp from the air. In the morning all of our clothes that we laid out were literally wet to the touch. Even my backpack is currently airing out in our new hotel. The staff was super friendly and the room was cheap but I feel like I need to leave a review as all the ones I read were mostly positive and didn't mention the dampness. Hopefully I can stop someone else from staying here. There are a lot of other good budget options on Cat Ba; spend an extra dollar and stay at any of them. In the end it'll be cheaper than having to pay to do laundry and clean everything you own.
Reviewed March 14, 2017
Dear Nic As we have introduced us Cat Ba House Backpackers Hostel is a family owned and run business, . Everyday our family tried to work to bring the most comfort to customers. When you see all the problems you comment you did not tell me and you commented on that I found it was not nice with the efforts of our family Thank you for your comments. I apologize for the problems that you encountered during your last stay. This is not the type of review that we like to see, and I assure you that I will be looking into each point that you have made. If it is convenient, I would like to discuss your experience further, so that I might learn more about how to improve our property and service for you and our other guests. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to another chance to serve you. Best Regards, .Tony & Family
Responded April 18, 2017
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TAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Big room Little old but acceptable
Reviewed March 11, 2017
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David from Canada
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Smile and cheap!”
Reviewed December 25, 2016
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Richard from Bulgaria
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
It's cheap and it shows sometimes”
This is probably the cheapest place in Cat Ba, and sometimes this shows. The room was a bit run-down, and the bathroom humid and mouldy. But considering the price we paid and the friendly staff, we could forgive these negatives. We had a good time.
Reviewed September 05, 2016
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Nava from Israel
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Cheap but not clean ”
The room wasn't clean and there were a lot of ants in it. We change the room but after a day there were ants again.
Reviewed August 10, 2016
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Melanie from United Kingdom
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Very dirty, horrible hostel”
+ good location - dorm rooms were very basic, but were disgustingly dirty - the bathroom & dorm room floors were not cleaned our whole 2 day stay until we asked, and even then were not cleaned well - between each guest staff would just brush down the sheets and refold the towels, meaning guests were using very dirty towels and sleeping in beds god knows how many people had slept in. When I asked for my bedding to be changed the staff did change this, but it was only when asked, and it seems the standard service was for people to reuse bedding - bathroom stank - 8 people crammed into a very small room - over priced for a very dirty hostel - worst place I have ever stayed, would not recommend
Reviewed July 31, 2016
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Kate from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Dorm room”
3 charging sockets for 8 people!? Bed sheets... not sure when last properly cleaned along wth bathroom, staff a bit unapproachable at first but okay after a night or so! Great location but 5 flights of stairs (kind of normal in cat Ba though)
Reviewed July 26, 2016
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