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Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel
Friendly Backpackers Hostel

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7.2

Very good

106 reviews

106 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Do Manh Cuong Boutique

50 m

Vietnam Old Propaganda Posters

80 m

Hong Ha Anh Silk

100 m

Fivimart Aupermkt

170 m

87 Ma May

180 m

Popular landmarks
Old Quarter

430 m

St. Joseph's Cathedral

700 m

Vietnamese Women's Museum

1.1 km

Hoa Lo Prison

1.2 km

Vietnam Military History Museum

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Cau Go Street

220 m

Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

240 m

Fancy Fruit

240 m

Nha Thuoc Pharmacy

240 m

Vietnam Moontravel

260 m

Friendly Backpackers Hostel

9 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Old Quarter, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Old Quarter.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Hanoi

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Inside city center

370 meters to Ngoc Son Temple

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Room service [24-hour]

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Hanoi every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportGia Lam Airport (NULL)
Distance to airport3.7 km

Rooms available at Friendly Backpackers Hostel

Standard Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Standard
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Friendly Backpackers Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 18 VND. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

Is breakfast offered at Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Friendly Backpackers Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Friendly Backpackers Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Restaurants including Emily's Coffee, H2O pub and Coffee Zone are popular in Friendly Backpackers Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Old Quarter.

What popular shopping places are close to Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Shopping options in Friendly Backpackers Hostel’s Old Quarter neighborhood include Night Market, Do Manh Cuong Boutique and Vietnam Old Propaganda Posters.

What are popular attractions near Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Guests at Friendly Backpackers Hostel can easily visit Old Quarter, Ancient House and Ta Hien Street located in the Old Quarter area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Friendly Backpackers Hostel?

Friendly Backpackers Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Travel Agent Hanoi located in the same Old Quarter area.

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Room comfort score
6.8/10
Room size
23 sqm.
Location score
8.3/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Better than
90
%
of Hanoi properties
Bigger than
85
%
of Hanoi properties
Better than
82
%
of Hanoi properties
Better than
79
%
of Hanoi properties
Overall rating:

7.2

Very good
106 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.3
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More about Friendly Backpackers Hostel

More about Friendly Backpackers Hostel

Friendly Backpackers Hostel

Get the most from an urban escape in Hanoi when you book a room at Friendly Backpackers Hostel. Located right in the city center, Friendly Backpackers Hostel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Hanoi with a stay at Friendly Backpackers Hostel, located merely 430 m from Old Quarter.
Friendly Backpackers Hostel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Friendly Backpackers Hostel. Some rooms at Friendly Backpackers Hostel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hostel also offers mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Hanoi while in the city. An afternoon of browsing the works at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology located 5.7 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 82% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 91% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in Hanoi.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

14 mentions

Internet

8 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Currency conversion service
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Location
9 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Gia Lam Airport (NULL)
    3.7 km 21 min drive
  • Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
    21.3 km 37 min drive

Public transportation

  • Hanoi Railway Station
    1.7 km 11 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Nha Thuoc Pharmacy
    240 m

Shopping

  • Night Market
    620 m

Convenience store

  • Circle K
    280 m 2 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    520 m 7 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Old Quarter
    430 m
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral
    700 m
  • Vietnamese Women's Museum
    1.1 km
  • Hoa Lo Prison
    1.2 km
  • Vietnam Military History Museum
    1.5 km
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    2.1 km
  • Temple of Literature & National University
    2.1 km
  • One Pillar Pagoda
    2.2 km
  • Presidential Palace Historical Site
    2.2 km
  • Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
    5.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Do Manh Cuong Boutique
    50 m
  • Vietnam Old Propaganda Posters
    80 m
  • Hong Ha Anh Silk
    100 m
  • Fivimart Aupermkt
    170 m
  • 87 Ma May
    180 m
  • Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
    200 m
  • Hang Dau Street
    200 m
  • Viettime Craft
    200 m
  • Factory Outlet
    200 m
  • Ancient House
    210 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-9 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from00:00
  • Check-in until23:30
  • Check-out from05:00
  • Check-out until11:30
  • Reception open until23:30

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee18 VND
  • Distance from city center0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 28
  • Year property opened2013

Reviews of Friendly Backpackers Hostel from real guests

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7.2
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10
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities6.9
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service7.2
Value for money7.8
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9+ Exceptional (19)
8-9 Excellent (14)
7-8 Very Good (25)
6-7 Good (18)
<6 Below Expectation (30)
Time of the year
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Jun - Aug (21)
Sep - Nov (20)
Dec - Feb (29)
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8.7
Excellent
Sarah from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

Friendly, affordable, competitive tour prices”

Accommodating, honesty, good location

I had a very pleasant stay. The hotel and staff are exactly what they claim to be- friendly. The front desk is very attentive and eager to help you book travel. They offer fair and competitive prices without trying to rip you off. If you find a cheaper price somewhere else, they will match it and arrange for pickup at the hostel. There were also a couple of times where I booked a trip that would arrive to Hanoi very early morning and my next trip would leave same day but very late afternoon. When discussing the booking with the hostel, they offered me a shower room and bed to rest for a couple of hours without charging me a nights stay. WOW! NICE! There are a lot of local restaurants and cafes right outside the hostel. If you are looking for bars or western style restaurants there are plenty within a 5 minute walk. If you are looking to exchange USD- the front desk gave me the same rate as the bank. I was most impressed when the front desk needed to return money to me (I will spare you the long story) but we didn't have the correct amount in bills- so we both agreed they could give it to me later that day after they went to the bank. Of course this slipped my mind and I checked out without collecting my cash. I was really bummed because I figured I would never see that money. When I arrived at my next city, I contacted Friendly Backpackers and without hassle, they offered to send me the owed money through the receptionist at my hostel in Hue. Overall I was very satisfied with my stay- its a basic place without bells and whistles, but very accommodating to its customers. The beds are clean and sheets are changed between customers. The bathrooms get dirty very easily because there are 6 people to 1 room. The only downside is that it doesn't seem like the bathrooms are cleaned daily. But when I asked the front desk to have the bathroom cleaned- it was serviced right away. I would stay here again if I were to return to Hanoi.

Reviewed May 22, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Danny from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

friendly staffs, very clean and comforatable dorms”

friendly staffs, very clean and comforatable dorms

dorms very clean,very attentive staffs.there are some computers for free at lobby to use and free wifi as well. Restaurant on 4th with breads,milk, tea and coffee and you can ask for more. Hostel Friendly got a very super location in Hanoi old quarter. just take me about 3 minutes to Hoan Kiem lake. too many attractions nearby and staffs will recommend you many things to do.

Reviewed December 30, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
Waye from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Very nice place to stay ”

Good location, extremely helpful staff

staff actually found us wandering around looking for the hotel, or probably they were trying to get any backpackers into their hostel. anyway, location was good, nearby to hoem kiam lake, the old quarters, with convenience stores, food outlets and others. dorms are average but comfy, and bathroom was acceptable with good hot water. free wifi from the opposite hotel (same owner). the staffs were honest and very helpful, giving us directions and helping us with calling the taxi. i would definitely recommend it to my friends. :)

Reviewed February 21, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Great location and excellent travel desk”

Nice breakfast at sister hotel, friendly and helpful staff

Stayed here for two nights and also booked trips to Halong Bay and Sapa. They let me keep my large bag in storage for each trip, take showers in the time in between and after they gave me breakfast on the morning I came back. Great location in old city, easy to walk to any attraction in Hanoi proper. Rooms are normal six-share, typical backpackers.

Reviewed December 14, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Choon from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Friendly Hostel Staff”

Good breakfast and Friendly staff

The staff was very friendly, especially Ngoc who is a young lady at the reception counter during the day. She would explain to you in details regarding the tourist attraction and how to go there. This hostel was unlike other hostel because they wouldn't give any attitude or showing unhappy if you don't buy any tour from them. Instead, they would help you to find the best price in the town.

Reviewed March 12, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
lampert from Germany
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

good experience”

nice dorm room . fast internet , helpful staff

This is a very nice small hostel to stay. The rooms were clean, with 6 beds and an own bathroom. Staff was really helpful and friendly. Rooms are quite cheap. Breakfast is included - and you was really fine. Hostel is located near to the town center. Would recommand the Hostel to everyone who's searching for a cheap and comfortable room.

Reviewed January 13, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Lynn from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

Fitting hostel name”

friendly staff, clean dorm

The thing I liked the most about this hostel was the friendly staff, they will help you in whatever way they can. Also, the dorm was very clean, the bathroom was a bit small but manageable. Great place to stay for backpackers!

Reviewed January 13, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Mary from United States
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

friendly,trendy,tidy”

staffs, location,dorm

very friendly hostel with many nice places nearby, street noisy & busy, book ticket for Sapa at hostel by staff with good price, my dorm at 6mixed bed room, it ok with A/C

Reviewed August 30, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Thuy from Vietnam
Group
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

Only 5USD per night, worth the money”

Clean Dorm, Buffet Breakfast, Nearly Jetstar airport bus

Great location in old city, easy to walk to any attraction in Hanoi proper. Rooms are normal six-share, typical backpackers. Good place for those people on tight budget, buffet breakfast from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM only. Free internet, free wifi (very fast) free towel.... hot shower and clean atmosphere.

Reviewed April 02, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Sarah from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Nice place, just not amazing during Tet”

Pearl, the location and WiFi

Pearl was super nice. Dorms were up several flights of narrow stairs, so if you have knee problems, reconsider. But gives you a good view of the street. They had other staff on during Tet (because everyone deserves a break!) who barely spoke English, and the hot water broke and they couldn't fix it during Tet (but they definitely have hot water, because it started working again the day I left!). The location is really good. Just on the outskirts of Old Town, so really easy to find locally priced delicious food, but close enough to it so you can see it very easily. Also, lots of tour buses will pick you up from outside the hostel, even the big buses going south. One thing I would mention is that if you are on a small budget, shop around for tours. While I loved the one they sold me for Halong Bay, it was $US115, and you can get way cheaper tours than that. WiFi in the Dorms is good enough for YouTube and I had an hour and a half video Skype talk with no drop outs. Beds are quite soft and I loved them, but if you prefer hard beds, it's not for you. Overall I enjoyed my stay, and would recommend it.

Reviewed February 14, 2016

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7.0
Very good
Wan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

ok place in middle of old quarter”

comfortable bed and friendly staff

I arrived at the hostel, but apparently they only have dorms. the private rooms are in a hotel with another name from across the road. it was a bit weird and dodgy but the attendant said they have the same owner. up I go the winding staircase to the fourth floor( I don't think they have elevators) but luckily the receptionist at this hotel help me carry my luggage. the room was comfortable and the bathroom was clean enough. for some reason the free soap and shampoo was in the sink. free breakfast buffet was alright. good for shot stay as the old quarter can be very noisy.

Reviewed February 05, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
guo from China
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

super hostel”

dorm clean,staffs, location

excellent place to stay for price of night.staffs so friendly,eager to help anything.dorm very spot and clean,trip book at hotels so excellent. highly recommend

Reviewed March 27, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
David from United States
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Good for the price”

decent location, good breakfast for cost, cheap, clean enough, good a/c in room

we spent $5 each per night for a bed in one of the dorms, staying for four nights, and were satisfied with our stay. the stairway in built for really small people, but the room was big enough, and nice and cool. the bathroom was tiny, but not too tiny. the complimentary breakfast consisted of rice, noodles, eggs, ham, cucumbers, some sort of fried pastry, and hunks of baguette, with butter and jam. also coffee or tea. for some reason we had to eat it across the street at another ho(s)tel (same owners) on two days, and on the fifth floor on two other days. everything was clean enough, though certainly not sparkling. the girl who works the desk during the day is very helpful and friendly, while the guy who works it at night is usually not there. he hangs out across the street and occasionally runs in if he sees you standing in the lobby. also, we got our laundry done here for about $1/kg. overall, well worth the price.

Reviewed September 02, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
marija from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

Decent rooms for a hostel, nice staff”

the staff were very helpful and the dorms were nice

it was freezing in hanoi when i went and the dorms were a tad cold but the room was really nice, the bed was clean and looked quite new, the ceilings had been painted with nice artwork and the lockers were big for all of your stuff. the staff were very helpful. breakfast was lovely, eat as much as you like!

Reviewed January 30, 2012

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7.3
Very good
Ew from Malaysia
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Friendly staff, good information”

Friendly staff, enough information with offer

Friendly and well information staff, but staircase and bathroom was very narrow and small. Do not go out after 12mn, is total not safe at this area of old quarter. But stay inside the hostel is very safe.

Reviewed May 29, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
RACHMATU from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Nice hotel and helpful staff”

Clean room and helpful staff

I like to stay here. i stayed at mixed dormitory room with 6 beds. it's clean room, good strength wifi and helpful staff. some travelers are come and go. they even keep their bag in this hostel while traveling to other city. breakfast is good as well.

Reviewed August 13, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
thao from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

central city, nice staff”

good location, nice staff, clean dorm bed

The hostel located in the central of city, they have nice dorm room with bathroom and Wifi. I'm happy to makes friend with them, also i'm surprise that one of the female very helpful. Cheap rate !!!! nice bed !!!! nice location.

Reviewed January 07, 2014

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7.7
Very good
George from Indonesia
Group
Triple Standard
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

Overall, it's great place to stay for traveler”

Close to city center, very helpful staff, has some nice facilities

We booked for 3 people for 3 nights. We liked how staffs were being very helpful with smile. They will suggest any interesting places near here and any kind questions that you ask to. The location is not far from Old Quarter center and Long Bien bus stop (to Noi Bai airport). Cleanliness is fair enough for traveler

Reviewed October 03, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Kim from South Africa
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Nice location and friendly, clean and serviced ”

Clean towels everyday, clean room, breakfast

Friendly backpackers was a good place to stay. They were very friendly and helpful. The only negatives were that the wifi was down the whole time and the breakfast was terrible. Other than than it was a great place for a few nights stay. They do provide fresh clean towels everyday though as well as toothbrushes, soap and shampoo which most dont.

Reviewed March 26, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Fang from China
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Great location and service with a nice smile”

Clean! Good location!

Well, the bed is clean and soft. The light next to the bed helps a lot, and with good location, the price it's perfect. The staff there helps a lot, and always with shining smile. If there must be something not that satisfied with, it's the bathroom, a little bit small and without window. Anyway, with this location and service and price, must be the BEST choice!

Reviewed February 05, 2012

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