Cat Ba House Backpackers
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7.1
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Standard Twin - Best Flexible
Standard Twin - Best Flexible
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  • City view
  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 2 semi double beds
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Twin
Twin
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 semi double beds
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 semi double bed and 1 que...
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Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
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  • Garden view
  • 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room with Mountain View
Quadruple Room with Mountain View
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  • 2 double beds
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Agoda Reviews (46)Booking.com Reviews (120)
7.1
Very good
Cleanliness6.0
Facilities6.0
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service7.6
Value for money7.0
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2.4
Caroline from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
The dirtiest place I have seen in Vietnam. ”
The dirtiest place I have seen in Vietnam. Had to fight to avoid the trouble of getting sent to a dormitory while I had reserved and payed for a private room. Thanks to Agoda‘s support, it did work out for me in the end. Completely indifferent staff and horrible rooms. Do not go there.
Reviewed June 25, 2018
2.8
nikita from Australia
Couple
Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Disgusting accommodation ”
The staff were never there, the room was in a terrible state. When we checked in the floor was dirty, the stench of mould, water damaged walls and roof, mould on the walls. The bathroom was absolutely disgusting, there were dirty cups, hair in the sink and a clogged drain. We were woken up at 6am with the bathroom flooding from the drain. There was never anyone in reception so we had to go and find them in their personal rooms. Save yourself the trouble and stay elsewhere
Reviewed June 05, 2018
6.4
Good
Federica from Italy
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
They don't provide the services expected”
The place is not dirty but definitely needs renovation. They are supposed to speak english but don't. They are supposed to organise kayak tours but sent me to a different agency. They are supposed to rent motorbikes but the one they gave to me didn't even start.... Sorry but I can't recommand It.
Reviewed April 29, 2018
6.4
Good
claudia from Australia
Couple
Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Hummed and wet”
It's not so far from the center (10 minutes walking), but its location is not the best. The street seems a river so it's hard to walk there (especially to go down the stairs, which seems a waterfall). Anyway... hotel looks nice, but inside the rooms everything is wet. They had to changed the room, because even the blankets were quite hummed. Room needs to be cleaner and dryer ++ good breakfast included
Reviewed August 08, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Brian from United States
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Great service”
Not only did Cat Ba House Backpackers provide affordable, lean accommodation at great price, when I forgot my passport they expedited it to Hanoi for me free of charge! I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough!
Reviewed June 06, 2017
2.4
Quinn from Canada
Couple
Standard Twin - Best Flexible
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
Gross, gross, gross”
Room was disgusting. Cockroaches the size of cats came flying out of a hole in the wall, sheets were unbelievably dirty, and the toilet was not even flushed when we got there. The room had definitely not been cleaned between guests. Needless to say we did not spend the night. Avoid at all costs. Went to Cat Ba Central Hostel instead, which luckily, is completely clean and right on the water. Would reccomend it instead
Reviewed June 01, 2017
6.8
Good
dan from China
Solo traveler
Twin
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
9.2
Exceptional
Aleksandr from Russia
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Exceptional”
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
8.0
Excellent
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
4.8
Nick from Canada
Couple
Twin
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
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8.0
Excellent
TAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Good”
Big room Little old but acceptable
Reviewed March 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
David from Canada
Couple
Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Smile and cheap!”
:)
Reviewed December 25, 2016
8.0
Excellent
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
6.0
Nava from Israel
Couple
Twin
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
3.6
Melanie from United Kingdom
Group
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
6.4
Good
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
9.6
Exceptional
Braian from Chile
Solo traveler
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Staff working there are really nice”
I really enjoyed staying and talking to the owners. The offer good food cheap and really nice tour and bus to hanoi. If i have to go again i will stay in te same hostel.
Reviewed June 28, 2016
5.2
Helder from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Ok for what you pay ”
Average place, not dirty but the room itself isn't great. Location wise very good cause it's near everything. You get what you pay for.
Reviewed June 18, 2016
2.0
ILIYA from Russia
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
Awful”
Awful
Reviewed May 26, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Friendly and cheap hostel”
The hostel clean and cheap price...the owner both lady and her guy are friendly care by honest heart...talk to them you can get more.
Reviewed May 15, 2016
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