Very good 7.2
Based on 105 reviews

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About this property


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Friendly Backpackers Hostel is located in the Old Quarter area of Hanoi. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Do Manh Cuong Boutique, Vietnam Old Propaganda Posters, Hong Ha Anh Silk.

At Friendly Backpackers Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

The hotel features 28 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, mini bar. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Friendly Backpackers Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Hanoi.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-9 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 9 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 18 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 0 USD
Check-In From: 12:00 AM
Check-In Until: 11:30 PM
Check-Out From: 05:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 11:30 AM
Distance from City Center: 0 km
Distance to Airport: 40 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 28
Reception Open Until: 11:30 PM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 105 reviews
  • Cleanliness 6.6
  • Location 8.2
  • Room comfort and quality 6.8
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for money 7.8
  • Food and dining 6.5
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Benny from Taiwan
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Not very good
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Sarah from Australia
Solo traveler
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

Lora from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
Not clean
Location, staff was nice
Reviewed January 01, 2015

Tan from Singapore
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
Good location
The only good things that can be said about the hotel is that their location is really good, right next to the famous old quarter shopping district. Also the staff were pretty helpful, helping us book our train tickets. Unfortunately one of the beds we booked had bedbugs and my friend now carries the bite scars all over his body. The noise from the traffic was pretty bad at night as well.
Reviewed December 14, 2014

Dung from Vietnam
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Cheap backpacker hostel
Near old quarter, friendly staff
Friendly staff and good location. The price is cheap but you can find better place around with good room. Breakfast is just egg and bread.
Reviewed November 02, 2014

Dung from Vietnam
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Normal hostel
Friendly staff, good location, old hostel
The staff are friendly and helpful when you need help. It's have good location where near old quarter. The only negative of this hostel is having bug bed in 2 rooms we stay
Reviewed November 02, 2014

Mathias from Denmark
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
Gets the job done.
Clean air in the dorm. Ventilated. Friendly staff.
Stayed for 4 nights. Nothing to complain about. Gets the job done.
Reviewed May 03, 2014

Oi from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
nice staff, good location, cheap price
I guess you get what you paid for, but I know there are some hostel in the same area with a tiny bit more money have much better condition. Room cleanliness is just acceptable, not that kind of hostel where you would hang out and relax, it's more like just get a bed to sleep and shower then go hostel. After all, location is great and staffs are nice.
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Beth from United Kingdom
Triple Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
A Very Dissappointing Trip
Big beds, good location, cheap price
Firstly, when we arrived at the hostel we were moved to a different one a short walk away, yet still inconvienient. Hoan Kiem hostel provided a poor service for our stay. Mainly due to the shower leaking and getting all of our belongings wet and smelling of damp! Additionally, we were advised to book our Halong Bay trip by their staff which turned out to be awful. Definitely opt for the day trip rather than the simply dredfull overnight stay. Finally, as we also booked our buses under the staffs recommendation, when we arrived in Hue it was an absolute nightmare to catch our other bus to Hoi An, appearing to be a fault on the bus companys part.
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Arianne from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2014
Clean & cheap
Blankets, locker, breakfast
Reviewed February 20, 2014


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