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9.6

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
St. Joseph's Cathedral 40 m
Vietnam Country Tour - Day Tours 50 m
Mosaique 60 m
Nha Tho 70 m
Song 80 m
Tina Sparkle(Ipa-Nima) 80 m
Things of Substance 90 m
Magonn Design 100 m
Hanoi Cathedral 110 m
Clouds 110 m
Nearby landmarks
St. Joseph's Cathedral 40 m
Hoa Lo Prison 510 m
Old Quarter 580 m
Vietnamese Women's Museum 710 m
Vietnam Military History Museum 1.02 km
Temple of Literature & National University 1.47 km
One Pillar Pagoda 1.68 km
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 1.72 km
Presidential Palace Historical Site 1.88 km
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 5.28 km
Chien Hostel

"Key card access into the dorm rooms, lockers large enough for a travel backpack."

Anishka - October 2, 2019
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Chien Hostel

12 - 14 Au Trieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam, 100000 - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to St. Joseph's Cathedral
Within 40 m of property
  • 990 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Hanoi

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money8.9
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportGia Lam Airport (VVGL)
Distance to airport4.3 km

Rooms available at Chien Hostel

1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
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  • Courtyard view
  • 1 single bed
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  • Non-smoking
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  • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Chien Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Absolutely perfect place to venture out for your trip from Hanoi."

      Gee

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      October 15, 2019

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "There was water, tea and coffee with fresh milk for serving."

      Natalie

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      March 8, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Really close to everything and the staff is amazing."

      DANIEL

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      April 11, 2017

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    9.6/10
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    8.9/10
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    8.8/10
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    8.8/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.7
    Excellent
    323 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.0
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    9.6
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    More about Chien Hostel

    Situated in Hoan Kiem District, Chien Hostel is the perfect place to experience Hanoi and its surroundings. Only 30km away, this 1-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Hanoi hotel. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, ticket service.

    160 rooms spread over 7 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as additional toilet, locker, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, wake-up service can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Chien Hostel.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    32 mentions
    Housekeeping
    10 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions
    Food & Dining
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "There is a lot of space for sitting, relaxing, reading or wo..."

    Natalie

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    March 8, 2018

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    Facilities8.2
    Location9.6
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.9
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Natalie from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    I would never book another hostel again in Hanoi. ”

    The dorm and all other facilities were clean and the staff was pretty helpful, friendly and welcoming. There was a breakfast buffet included in the price with fried egg, toast, noodles or fried rice but also some veggies as well as watermelon and banana. There was water, tea and coffee with fresh milk for serving. It is great. There is a lot of space for sitting, relaxing, reading or working. There is an elevator and you can order drinks and warm dishes all day long. The hostel also works as a tour agency offering tours to Halong Bay, Sapa and other destinations. The location is nice. The hostel is located opposite to the St.-Joseph’s Cathedral and close to Hoan Kiem Lake. The environment may be busy but I didn’t even hear the Cathedral’s clock or the traffic inside the dorm that is obviously well isolated. On the rooftop there is some space to hang up laundry. I stayed in 4 different hostels in Hanoi, for me Chien Hostel is the best among them.

    Reviewed March 08, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Natalie from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    I would never book somewhere else. ”

    The dorm and all other facilities were clean and the staff was pretty helpful, friendly and welcoming. There was a breakfast buffet included in the price with fried egg, toast, noodles or fried rice but also some veggies as well as watermelon and banana. There was water, tea and coffee with fresh milk for serving. It is great. There is a lot of space for sitting, relaxing, reading or working. There is an elevator and you can order drinks and warm dishes all day long. The hostel also works as a tour agency offering tours to Halong Bay, Sapa and other destinations. The location is nice. The hostel is located opposite to the St.-Joseph’s Cathedral and close to Hoan Kiem Lake. The environment may be busy but I didn’t even hear the Cathedral’s clock or the traffic inside the dorm that is obviously well isolated. On the rooftop there is some space to hang up laundry. I stayed in 4 different hostels in Hanoi, Chien Hostel fit best for me.

    Reviewed March 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Conor from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

    Exceptional”

    Chien hostel is my favourite hostel in Hanoi, I stayed here for quite a while whilst waiting to get an apartment here. The rooms are clean, cheap and comfortable, great aircon and every other guest is respectful in the room. The staff are friendly and fantastic, they will help you out with everything from tours to getting some ideas of where go in Hanoi. The free breakfast is the best I've found in south east asia. The bar on the top of the hostel is a super chill spot with a great mix of backpackers and locals, has friendly staff, free beer and very fun events on certain days. I recommend this place to anyone looking to enjoy Hanoi.

    Reviewed September 15, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cristian from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    I love Chien Hostel! I wanted to stay in Hanoi just for a couple of days, but then I arrived here, where I met so many beautiful souls! The hostel itself is clean, with hot shower, locker and quick wifi. The Staff is very friendly and helpful, with always an advice for u, specially the receptionist called Nemo, he's amazing! The view of the terrace is right on Saint Joseph Cathedral . The free beers happy hour doesn't really make it a part hostel. It's a lovely place to hang around and meet people. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed January 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cristian from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    I love Chien Hostel! I wanted to stay in Hanoi just for a couple of days, but then I arrived here, where I met so many beautiful souls! The hostel itself is clean, with hot shower, locker and quick wifi. The Staff is very friendly and helpful, with always an advice for u, specially the receptionist called Nemo, he's amazing! The view of the terrace is right on Saint Joseph Cathedral . The free beers happy hour doesn't really make it a part hostel. It's a lovely place to hang around and meet people. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed January 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cristian from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    I love Chien Hostel! I wanted to stay in Hanoi just for a couple of days, but then I arrived here, where I met so many beautiful souls! The hostel itself is clean, with hot shower, locker and quick wifi. The Staff is very friendly and helpful, with always an advice for u, specially the receptionist called Nemo, he's amazing! The view of the terrace is right on Saint Joseph Cathedral . The free beers happy hour doesn't really make it a part hostel. It's a lovely place to hang around and meet people. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed January 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cristian from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    I love Chien Hostel! I wanted to stay in Hanoi just for a couple of days, but then I arrived here, where I met so many beautiful souls! The hostel itself is clean, with hot shower, locker and quick wifi. The Staff is very friendly and helpful, with always an advice for u, specially the receptionist called Nemo, he's amazing! The view of the terrace is right on Saint Joseph Cathedral . The free beers happy hour doesn't really make it a part hostel. It's a lovely place to hang around and meet people. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed January 06, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alicia from United Kingdom
    Group
    Mixed Dormitory 12-Bed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Amazing stay! ”

    Was planning to stay for just 1 night at Chien hostel but ended up staying for 3 nights as it was awesome, very clean , beds were comfy, location was right in the center of Hanoi old town and the staff were super friendly and very helpful (especially Thiên who worked on the bar, the smiliest person ever, I’m convinced he even smiles in his sleep!) would 100% recommend this place to anyone who is looking to stay in Hanoi.

    Reviewed October 11, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chun from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Wonderful ”

    Onboarding process is great, with greeting drinks, hostel introduce, and free walking tour. Staff is so helpful and show very much patients. The room has 10 bed, 20 customers, bed is comfy and AC works pretty good. Had good sleep in the Hostel, and location is amazing just next to Church. Lake in walking distance. Breakfast is so nice, my first time to try fried rice in Vietnam is at this Hostel. Kevin is pretty good give us great old town walking tour that bring us to old market and get egg Cafe. Overall was so amazing. Thank you everyone from Chien Hostel.

    Reviewed July 30, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Annabel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Great experience at chien ”

    I stayed at Vietnam central backpackers and then moved over to chien when I wanted an atmosphere that was a little more chilled out. Chien still offers free drinks and is a good place to socialise, with a bar/restaurant area and happy hour. The only draw back are the weird mattresses which I couldn't quite work out whether they were comfortable or not. I couldn't quite figure out when the walking tour left but ended up doing it myself which is great because chien is well located and near to some great restaurants and street food. The staff were really nice and when I booked my onward transfer, I was given some water and a banana for the bus ride which was super cute.

    Reviewed February 22, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    An from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Very nice hostel in Old Quater”

    Convenient location, friendly and helpful staff, reasonable price, delicious basic breakfast, Chien hostel is a worthy hostel to stay again. Just a small weakness, that is no parking for travelers by motorbike or bicycle. An Vietnam

    Reviewed March 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    eunjoo from South Korea
    Couple
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    More than perfect!”

    Location. the way all the staff dea lwith customers, the state of room, the atmosphere of the hostel..everything was perfect. I will come again to Chien Hostel.

    Reviewed September 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Catherine from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    If you’re in Hanoi STAY HERE ”

    This place was amazing. Right in the old quarter. Walking distance to lots of street food or restaurants, pretty much anything you would need. Rooftop bar with free beer twice a night. Great way to meet people. Super clean and airconed 24/7 rooms, private personal locker next to your bed. 3 bathrooms and shower per level. If you are going to Hanoi you should stay here. They also helped with any tours you need which will pick you up from the hostel.

    Reviewed September 21, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    CHI from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Good Value for Money. Good Location. Nice Staff”

    The value for this hostel is good with this very good price. First, the location is good. It is close to the lake and the puppet theatre. There are many restaurants around, too. So I could still find food at 10:30pm-11pm. The breakfast was nice, with egg, bread, a hot dish, coffee and tea. I only stayed there for one night but I felt that there was enough bathrooms and toilets. So far I stayed there for one night. So I did not meet all the staff members. But this staff member (Rosy, aka Autumn Water => Vietnamese name translated directly to Chinese) was very friendly. She helped me get to the water puppet theatre, recommended me where to find Vietnamese food nearby (and in Hai Phong, where I went to next). I particularly thanked her for telling me the nearest bus station to Hai Phong was Giap Bat Bus station and for telling me that there were some bad people trying to sell me bus tickets outside the bus station with a higher price or another buses.

    Reviewed May 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Rosie is awsome!! ”

    Wawawawawawawiwa! What a nice place. The staff is so cool especially Rosie. If you are lucky enough and she is working at reception the day you arrive it's a perfect start for your time in Hanoi. Also the hostel is super clean and the Aircon is on almost all day. Not to forget breakfast all you can eat and free beer hour at the roof top terrace where it's super easy to meet amazing people. Most of them not as amazing as Rosie but you can't have everything.

    Reviewed August 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gareth from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory 12-Bed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Nice social hostel ”

    The hostel is in an excellent location near the old part of Hanoi. The dorms are clean and each bed has a curtain and a decent locker. The staff were really friendly and all the shared facilities were kept well. The rooftop bar is a great place to meet people and has a nice view out onto the cathedral.

    Reviewed July 04, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thuy from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Very good”

    The hotel location is very convenient, there are very nice views you can sit on the 6th floor as is bar to drink beer cafe....... really great, good facilities, and clean, friendly staff,. My friend and I will come back Chien hotel .

    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

    Award winning !”

    Probably the best hostel in the world. Breakfast include, free fresh beer, nice view from room & rooftop and very helpful staff. Absolutely perfect place to venture out for your trip from Hanoi.

    Reviewed October 15, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    zusuok from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    i love chien hostel”

    chien hostel, you are so good 🌈 please stay there 👍

    Reviewed October 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    zusuok from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

    i need chien hostel”

    chien hostel, you are so good 🌈 please stay there 👍

    Reviewed October 14, 2019
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