Green Cat Ba Hostel

Green Cat Ba Hostel

279 Nui Ngoc, Cat Hai District, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, 180000
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    6,1
    Good
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    Property highlights

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Currency exchange

    • Balcony/terrace

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    Location
    7,5
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    Very good location
    Value for money5,7
    Distance to city center91.8 km
    Location rating7,5
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    Twin Bed Room
    Twin Bed Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 semi double beds
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    Family Triple
    Family Triple
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Agoda Reviews (26)Booking.com Reviews (30)
    6,1
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    10
    Cleanliness4,9
    Facilities4,0
    Location7,5
    Room comfort and quality5,8
    Service6,5
    Value for money5,7
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    3,6
    Lisa from Austria
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017
    Scam and horrible place”
    We booked and paid one night, however, when we arrived we were told that they were fully booked and it is Agoda's fault not theirs. The very cocky and unfriendly owner said that he has another room but it is more expensive and we have to pay that otherwise we can have the money back, though excluding the Agoda fee, which he said was 20%. So a typical scam! Since unfortunately everything else in our price range was fully booked in town we had to take the other room, which turned out to be the worst night ever - the room had no windows, but mold and was beyond dirty, the AC was not working, the power would occasionally go off and there were rats!
    Reviewed June 07, 2017
    6,4
    Good
    Marwah from United Kingdom
    Group
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
    Great location ”
    We were a group of three females who are backpacking. When we arrived check in was not done but we were given a room start away, which we found strange as they did not take any of our details. Breakfast was served, they provide the typical breakfast menu in Vietnam such as eggs, bread, fruit, coffee etc it was average but filling. The young boy that worked there provided good customer service regardless of his English not being so fluent. When we saw the property owner she stated that the price given by Agoda (who we booked the property through) was not correct and as lovely as she seemed she was unprofessional and kept asking us to pay more or contact agoda ourselves to resolve the issue, despite providing her with our confirmation email which clearly stated three people, 1 room and the total. Initially we found two residential guests helpful as they were friendly and spoke English well. However they seemed to interfere and not help when the price issue arose.
    Reviewed October 15, 2016
    7,2
    Very good
    Lisa from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
    Cozy location, good food ”
    We have stayed there for 2 nights. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Always when we have eaten there it was delicious and fresh prepared. Especially the banana pancake is just awesome. The room is big enough but a bit dirty also has a strange smell. For just couple days is it totally fine.
    Reviewed April 02, 2016
    2,0
    HOAN from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015
    very bad hotel”
    this is bad hotel they had changed to other hotel when we are check in
    Reviewed July 24, 2015
    6,3
    Good
    Louise from Singapore
    Group
    Family Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
    Green Cat Ba Hostel does the job.”
    Shower with strong water pressure, sufficiently comfortable beds, decent location
    It was decent but the hostel was slightly overpriced.
    Reviewed July 19, 2015
    5,0
    Nikki from Australia
    Family with teens
    Family Triple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    Good if you have all your own stuff”
    Location, relatively helpful staff, breakfast is included
    If you have your own pillow slip, a sleeping liner, towel and some wipes to give the bathroom a quick clean you will find this stay just fine. The beds are hard, but relatively standard to South East Asia. For the cost of the rooms, we were not impressed. They were dirty, the toilets often wouldn't flush and we had to get the staff to come and fix the air cons. A huge positive was that the staff were more than willing to help us - to book buses, to fix things in the room etc. A little more cleaning on the owners behalf would go a long way to make this stay better and more worthwhile the room fee they charge. Location is good - not on waterfront but still walking distance to everything.
    Reviewed July 13, 2015
    5,7
    Kristopher from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
    food was good?”
    the western food available at the cafe was the best thing.
    Reviewed February 03, 2015
    8,7
    Excellent
    Erin from United States
    Group
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
    Great spot”
    Breakfast, staff, atmosphere
    We had a great time in Cat Ba despite our short stay. The hotel was great (simple rooms, clean), breakfast was yummy both mornings (omelet with bread, and a banana pancake) there is a club a few doors down with you could here from our room but the white noise from our fan was enough to cover it. The staff was excellent and extremely kind; they are an absolute reason to return.
    Reviewed October 30, 2014
    5,7
    Peggy from New Zealand
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
    Dirty”
    Staff, location
    Friendly staff. Room wasn't cleaned properly when we first arrived, floor was wet and had a lolly wrapper and little crockcroaches around. Foot mat for bathroom was dirty and so were the towels. Was given a twin room rather than a double and one of the bed sheets were clean but still had some stains.
    Reviewed August 23, 2014
    4,7
    Rita from Germany
    Group
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
    Not really recommendable”
    Price, Location
    I was not impressed with my stay at the Green Cat Ba Hostel. But before I delve into the negative points, let me list the positive qualities: the rooms are very cheap and the location is good. Moreover, the Hostel has a nice restaurant area which is great for playing cards or having a coffee. HOWEVER, there were many things that made my experience at the Green Cat Ba Hostel less than pleasant. First of all, it is not very clean at all. The rooms weren't cleaned even once while we were there (and the price - even by Vietnamese standards - is not low enough to warrant such a basic treatment). The towels had obviously been used before - there was a large lipstick stain on my towel (you could actually see the full lips). The bathroom was okay, but there was no hot water and almost zero water pressure in the shower. They also sold us a kayaking tour which was supposed to include a local guide. Well, the local guide dropped us at the kayaking spot, without a map or any information on possible routes. No one ever enquired about our proficiency as kayakers or swimmers or told us anything about tides etc. Needless to say, the tour was not only horribly pricey, but the kayaking part was also quite dangerous in hindsight. Please, only book tours with a reliable tour operator such as Cat Ba Ventures! All in all, this is an okay place to stay for anyone on a budget. If you can afford a better place - go for it!
    Reviewed July 30, 2014
    3,3
    Juliet from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Family Triple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014
    dreadful hotel”
    do not stay here!!!! awful, no shower no hot water, owner lies to sell tours. food is slow and average with served in preference . there is a very noisy nightclub a few doors away.
    Reviewed July 07, 2014
    4,3
    herman from South Africa
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
    Disappointing”
    First night of 2 nights, we were re-directed to another hotel (at their expense) Unknown at the time, this was a blessing, or otherwise we would have left after the first night. On the next day return to the hostel we realised its "get what you pay for" The place is really "tired"
    Reviewed June 12, 2014
    7,7
    Very good
    Mary from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
    Nice relaxing stay”
    Location. Tour booking. Friendly staff
    I had a very nice fees days here although I booked Green Cat ba I was given a room in Cat Ba Family hotel. They are run by the same people. My accommodation was basic but great value for the price. I enjoyed my stay there
    Reviewed June 08, 2014
    8,7
    Excellent
    Elizabeth from United Kingdom
    Group
    Family Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
    Great hotel, centrally located. ”
    The staff were extremely kind and helpful. Quick attentive service. Big room.
    The stay was great. Had a wonderful family run feel. Will be definitely staying here on a return trip :)
    Reviewed June 06, 2014
    6,0
    Reetta from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2013
    A bit more personality for your stay in Cat Ba. ”
    Quiet location, personality.
    Nice, quiet place with personality, still quite close by to sea. Room could have been bit more cleaner. When checkin in I asked if everything was ok with my reservation, but when I was leaving (and in a hurry) they suddenly wanted to check my reservation and made a fuss about it.
    Reviewed February 11, 2014
    6,3
    Good
    Meredith from United States
    Solo traveler
    Family Triple
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
    Gets the job done for good value”
    off the busy street, cottage-style rooms (not in a high rise hotel), clean by budget hotel/SouthEast Asia standards
    First off, this isn't a hostel - I originally picked it because I thought it was. It's just a hotel, with little bungalow/cottage style rooms. But it matters little because the entire little town of Cat Ba has plenty of other travelers, so it's not hard to meet people. So, the Green Cat Ba HOTEL was nice enough for the price - the sheets were clean, the water pressure fairly decent (not US-standard decent, but SouthEast Asia decent - I had enough water flow to wash my hair!), and the biggest plus was that it was off the main drag so it was fairly quiet (with the exception of Saturday night - but I think there isn't any place you can go and not hear a club with booming music). My only gripe was that I was in a room next door to where the family that owns the hotel/lives there, and I could hear their comings and goings, and TV and bathroom noises. Also, the bed was hard as a BOARD. Like, hard. But whatever... it was $8 USD/night, and clean enough that I didn't weird out about it. All in all, it got the job done.
    Reviewed December 28, 2013
    9,0
    Exceptional
    Embosico from Mexico
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013
    nice place”
    quiet, delicious food, nice restaurant
    Reviewed November 21, 2013
    9,0
    Exceptional
    Embosico from Mexico
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013
    we love this place and highly recommend it”
    We love this place and highly recommend it, thanks for all
    Friendly and helpfull staff, good room, clean room.Also they have restaurant and best food during our trip to Vietnam.You can book tour to lan ha bay for kayak or ha long bay from here.Every things excellent.We will come back
    Reviewed November 05, 2013
    10,0
    Exceptional
    Embosico from Mexico
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013
    - nice big room, clean, friendly and helpful staff”
    Best choice to booking the trip to ha long bay or cat ba national park from this hostel.We have really good time and good trip to halong bay and park
    We love the welcoming,very friendly and helpful staff, nice hotel,, friendly owners.Hotel organizes sightseeing tours.We booked a one day boat trip around Ha long Bay - nice cruising along the rocky islands, kayaking, swimming, and a delicious lunch with absolutely fresh fish, squid and prawn on the boat. We will come back and stay in this hostel
    Reviewed October 25, 2013
    3,2
    Mathieu from France
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
    Inacceptable”
    La réservation prépayée n'avait pas été prise en compte. La patronne n'en avait rien à faire, nous A expédié dans un autre hotel, duquel il a fallu la rappeler etc etc. Nous nous sommes donc retrouvé dans son autre hotel, chambre bruyante et désagréable, sans aucune compensation. Le service est minable.
    Reviewed June 19, 2016
    12
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