Catba Hostel
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Catba Hostel

160 Nui Ngoc Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
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    7.5
    Very good
    /10
    (152 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "The staff are absolutely wonderful and really good people."

    Ivan

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    May 10, 2018

    8.2
    Excellent value for money

    Things you’ll love about Catba Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Currency exchange

    • Blackout curtains

    Very good
    Location
    7.5
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    Very good location
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    Nearby
  • Cannon Fort330 m
  • Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center0.2 Km
    Location rating7.5

    Rooms available at Catba Hostel

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple - 1 Double Bed And 1 Single Bed
    Triple - 1 Double Bed And 1 Single Bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Triple Room with Mountain View
    Triple Room with Mountain View
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    What people love about Catba Hostel

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "Everything there works perfect and it's close to the harbour - the center of the town."

      Alexander

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      November 28, 2016

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The owner is very helpful and friendly person who helped us to arrange a boat trip for the best price we could get in the city."

      Hally

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      October 2, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Cheapest and best private room in the whole island."

      Karen

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      April 12, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "We had amazing stay for two nights."

    Hally

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    October 2, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "I really enjoyed the hostel."

    Alexander

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    November 28, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (152)Booking.com Reviews (241)
    7.5
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.7
    Location7.5
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service7.7
    Value for money8.2
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    7.6
    Very good
    Nick
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Very good”

    Host was really nice and could help with anything you needed to know around the local are, could also book tours direct with hostel. It’s only few mins walk away from the centre. The rooms where ok for price, there a lot of animals around the hostel so expect to be woken up as soon as the sun rises

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hally from Canada
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Nice stay!”

    We had amazing stay for two nights. The owner is very helpful and friendly person who helped us to arrange a boat trip for the best price we could get in the city. The room was very basic but it had all we needed. Great location, only 5 minutes from the centre.

    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ivan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Great spot away from the noise!”

    What a great place! Just up the hill from all the bars, yet close enough to be in the mix if you want. The staff are absolutely wonderful and really good people. I would make this my regular place at Cat Ba from here on out!

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Owen from China
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Average”

    This was booked at the last minute as we needed to extend our stay an extra night. The hostel is fine, clean, and has a bed, but was nothing more. The owner was always around, offered us his tours multiple times but wasn't tooooo pushy. Had an issue with payment, my app said I had paid already online but the owner insisted I hadn't. I didn't want to argue so I paid the man and promptly left.

    Reviewed August 18, 2017
    8.3
    Excellent
    Aurelien from France
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    friendly staff, good location, clean rooms”

    fast internet, good english,

    Clean rooms (most important), friendly staff happy to help when needed. Good english skills (the man and his pregnant wife). Mattress could have been a bit thicker but it was ok. Can book the one day halong bay tour with them for 21$ (which is standard). If you're worried of finding a place to stay however, dont. There are litterally HUNDREDS of hotels around. But book here if you want to pay via paypal.

    Reviewed August 23, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Julien from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    Tan you are the boss (#beststaffever)

    Reviewed November 29, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Liad from Israel
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Cheap and good”

    The hostel was very nice, they have good prices for the activitys around catba and bus ticket, but if you will book somewhere else you’ll get bad attitude! But for that price the room was great!

    Reviewed November 22, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Jordaine from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    alright stay for price”

    Not too bad, stayed in worse places. shower head was broken so you had to hold it. floors in room needed to be swept, after having a shower your feet would get dirty from the floor. had to wipe my feet before I got into bed other my bed would het dirty. good location right in cat ba town

    Reviewed April 28, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Katie from United States
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Good”

    Good location in cat ba, easy motorbike rentals and tour booking! The staff was helpful and the room was great. Bathroom is a little dirty but I have seen much worse in SE Asia. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed August 07, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Dang from Switzerland
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    Offering budget tours”

    We book our tour which is a 1 day trip to Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay at this hostel at half the price of what is offering in the main street. The hostel also offers transportation services to other cities at reasonable prices.

    Reviewed July 09, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Karen from Mexico
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Cheapest and best private room”

    Cheapest and best private room in the whole island. The furniture is old but it's clean and you get two beds and private room for six bucks a night, which is every backpacker's dream. Friendly staff and really good laundry service!

    Reviewed April 12, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Hayley from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Perfect for backpackers on a budget”

    Value for money, perfect location, staff very helpful for trips

    We paid $2.50 a night for a basic twin room which was perfect for us travelling on a budget. We did the jungle trek which was organised by the hotel and was great fun however a lotttt more stenuous than what was written in the trip explanation! (4hours rock clambering up and down the jungle was stated as a walk) Definitely reccomend the hostel :)

    Reviewed February 03, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Francois from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    Good value hotel”

    Nice location, clean rooms and good service in general

    Overall good value. Facilities were quite good. Rooms were clean and had pretty much every basic thing a traveler need. The owner was helpful and spoke good english. Other staff were also nice and helpful but did not spoke english at all. Our AC seemed to be broken and the fan was not very efficient. Breakfast is ok, but we preferred to go elsewhere for that matter. Wifi was fast in the lobby and ok on the upper floor. Still a very good option for the price.

    Reviewed November 01, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    James from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Good value, you get what you pay for. ”

    Price, quiet

    Stayed one night before going out with CatBa Ventures for a tour. It's a 4 minute walk from the harbour front up a slight hill. The hostel is adequate inside. The rooms weren't the cleanest, but certainly not dirty. Beds were reasonably comfortable. A/c was ok, it felt safe and the staff were great. No complaints for the price.

    Reviewed June 22, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    Easy to find, friendly staff, not pushy”

    Clean room, hot shower, nice staff

    We did not realize how easy to would be to find a hotel on Cat Ba Island so we booked Cat Ba Hostel. We enjoyed are stay, it is a bit of a walk up a hill but makes for a quite location. The staff is nice and not pushy with kayaking trips or trips to the National Park. We did not book with them and it was not an issue. The room was clean and the shower was hot what more could you want for this price. Thank you Cat Ba Hostel.

    Reviewed April 25, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    sophie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

    Really lovely staff, comfy spacious room”

    So many great things about the Catba Hostel, such lovely staff, beautiful surroundings, great breakfast and so much to do!

    We had such a great stay at the Catba Hostel that we ended up extending it for 2 more nights. The owner and his staff were so friendly and helpful right from the moment we arrived. We were really suprised that our room was so spacious and comfy, as we had only paid a very little amount for it. The Catba Hostel runs various tours and trips, but the staff never push you to try and get you to buy one. We did however join the Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay one day tour, which we really enjoyed, you travel all over the bays and can kayak, swim and visit caves too. We tried to see as much of the island as we could during our five day stay, and the staff were really helpful with directions and advice, aswell as recommendations for different restaurants too. If we go back to Catba Island, we will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed April 11, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    A great budget stay option”

    Great staff - very fair and helpful, clean rooms, comfortable

    This was the second hotel I stayed at in Vietnam and I was pleased with how helpful the staff were for what I wanted to do. I actually arrived one day before my booking but they were able to honour it. I didn't want to do a kayak tour but jut wanted to explore on my own, so they just told me where to rent a kayak and didn't try to push a tour on me. he owner or manager is very fair, a nice man and this is a quiet location but close to god restaurants and a couple of bars if you want.

    Reviewed February 03, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Benjamin from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

    Very enjoyable stay”

    Friendly staff, quiet surroundings, while close to beachfront and restaurants

    Although a fairly typical "hostel style" room, it was very clean and comfortable. The staff and quieter location (I'm sure this was also due in part to the fact that it was their lower season when we visited) were great bonuses too. Unless you are set on beach-front accommodations, it was actually nice to be up off of the main road away from the rows of hotels, especially since it's still a very short walk to the waterfront and just a bit further to the market. Since we usually select food stalls over pricier restaurants, we also enjoyed the little group of open-aired joints with reasonable prices just down the street from us. We rented a motorbike and also booked an overnight train ticket to Da Nang through them and felt that everything was very fairly priced and went smoothly. The staff was extremely helpful with all of our needs and we had a very nice stay.

    Reviewed December 16, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Angela from Germany
    Family with teens
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    Good value for money”

    Friendly staff, good cheap rooms, motorbikes for rent at 5 $.

    Nice stay at this small family run hotel. Rooms are clean an big enough, with TV, AC and bathrooms. We rented motorbikes and had a lot of fun exploring the beautiful countryside of Cat Ba Island. Don't miss to visit the zoo!

    Reviewed August 17, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Danila from Hungary
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    Nice comfortable stay”

    Basic, nice stay, wonderful staff

    We stayed here for two days, and the staff helped us organize all trips in CatBa and around the island. They helped us rent a motorbike and gave us a map and suggestions on what to see. The room was very basic, but was comfy for a short stay. Breakfast was very nice too, but not included in room price. It is definitely a good value.

    Reviewed April 20, 2013
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