Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
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Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay

38 Hang Giay, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay Reviews

    8.8
    Excellent
    /10
    (343 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Very clean, big and comfortable beds, very quiet, great brea..."

    Jonathan

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    November 22, 2017

    9.0
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Hanoi

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Old Quarter100 m
  • Hoan Kiem Lake660 m
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon)690 m
  • Hoa Lo Prison1.13 km
  • Vietnam Fine Arts Museum1.53 km
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum1.65 km
  • Temple of Literature1.68 km
  • One Pillar Pagoda1.84 km
  • West Lake2.26 km
  • Vietnam Museum of Ethnology5.45 km
  • Value for money9.0
    Distance to city center1km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportGia Lam Airport (VVGL)
    Distance to airport4.0 km

    Rooms available at Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay

    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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    • 7 bunk beds
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    What people love about Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The perfect hostel for those who prefer not to stay in party hostels."

      Jonathan

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      November 22, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Breakfast is amazing, the best I had have in a hostal ever."

      Christian

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      November 1, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "This place is quite good and easy to go around Pho Co ancident."

      DAO T.

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      September 26, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place is just so lovely, clean and sweet-smelling."

    Mai

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    October 15, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The location is perfect, just in the center of the old quart..."

    Christian

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    November 1, 2018

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    What to eat nearby

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    Prague Pub
    130 m American, Bar, Brew Pub
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    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    King cafe
    50 m Asian, Cafe, International
    Captain Beans Coffee
    80 m Asian, Cafe, Vietnamese
    Blue Butterfly Restaurant
    90 m Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (343)Booking.com Reviews (467)
    8.8
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    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.1
    Location9.2
    Service9.0
    Value for money9.0
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    STEVE from United States
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 8 nights in May 2019

    The best hostel I've ever stayed in!”

    So far I've stayed in 3 hostels in Hanoi and 1 hostel in Kuala Lumpur, 2 hostels in Bangkok, 2 hostels in Tokyo. I can comfortably say that this is the best hostel so far. Very clean, good shower, fast internet, nice location, good food, pleasant staffs.

    Reviewed May 08, 2019

    Thanks very much Steve!

    Responded June 05, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    6.8
    Good
    Hannah from United States
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good Location”

    Very conveniently located so you can walk to anything & everything. Beds were very clean and comfortable. Small living room area was sweet to hang out in because it felt like a home. Bathrooms were always kinda dirty and never had toilet paper.

    Reviewed May 10, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Julia from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Cheap, nice staff, but never again”

    The location is great, the staff was really nice and helpful, but my bed was damp. Not just a little but really damp so all my clothes were too and it got really cold. Also I’m used to the mold in the bathrooms in Asia but this was a whole other level. They have more beds and bathrooms on a different floor, maybe it’s different there, but I would not stay there again.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lorraine from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Perfect Location inside Old Quarter”

    This little hostel is located right in the center of Old Quarter so exploring the area is not difficult. Pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and convenient stores are just a few steps away. The hostel is a bit small and compressed that the noises made by fellow travelers can be heard easily. It only got 2 bathrooms (toilet and shower combined) so be ready to queue when you need it. Coffee/tea and toasts are offered for free. Wifi connection is also strong. Lucy and Catherine are amazing! They helped me planned out my itinerary for Tam Coc and Ninh Binh which I paid for a reasonable amount for an overnight stay in Tam Coc, all meals provided and inclusive of the entire tour.

    Reviewed February 08, 2019

    Thanks very much Lorraine! hope to see you again!

    Responded February 10, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    7.6
    Very good
    Lianne from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Very sweet staff”

    The staff is truly amazing. So friendly and social. Breakfast is very good and a lot, bread and pancakes, loved it! If you don't like to party you do need earplugs cause you hear the music from outside quite well. I left earlier in the end because of shitty other guests who would act very bad, being loud and drunk in the middle of the night, putting on loud music in the dorm in the morning and not giving a shit about others. So if that kind of people are not there it is a very cozy nice homestay!

    Reviewed April 04, 2019
    4.8
    Yannis from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Hostel w good value for price run by unfriendly owner”

    Great location and good room considering the low price. Nice reception lady as well but the rest of the staff and especially the owner spoiled my experience. She was very unfriendly and I didn't feel welcomed at all.

    Reviewed March 15, 2019

    Thanks Yannis for sharing your experience! All the guests are always welcomed at Zim’s House! I am sorry for your experience at our hostel. When i read your review and i look into myself and find that i was a bit stressful when being taken advantage by guests! We offered services to clients and it does not mean that clients can do whatever they want without notice especially moving bed without asking neither leaving their own stuffs their own bikes for 24 hrs even the guests checked out already. We have small parking place just for in-house guests but not for checkout guests. We did accept the checkout guests to park their bike there for free if we have free space and the guests must ask for our permission. We respect our guests and always welcome guests and we would receive the same things from guests! Wish you the best experience in the rest of the trip

    Responded March 17, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    8.8
    Excellent
    shingyuk from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Friendly staff and good location”

    The staff is friendly and helpful. Especially Lucy. The hostel is in good location. You can have food just down the street. It does have a common area but it is quite a tiny place and some of the staffs sleep at there at night. For each floor there is one bathroom. So you may have to wait sometimes. All in all, the price worth it.

    Reviewed March 01, 2019

    Thanks very much Veronique! wish you all the best!

    Responded March 04, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christian from Colombia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Best value for money”

    Katherin was amazing, took us to walk around and sell us the best tours for competitive price. The location is perfect, just in the center of the old quarter and, if you wanna go out at night, 1 block away from club and restaurants. Breakfast is amazing, the best I had have in a hostal ever. For sure Ill come back.

    Reviewed November 01, 2018

    thanks very much Christian!

    Responded February 10, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christian from Colombia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Best value for money”

    Katherin was amazing, took us to walk around and sell us the best tours for competitive price. The location is perfect, just in the center of the old quarter and, if you wanna go out at night, 1 block away from club and restaurants. Breakfast is amazing, the best I had have in a hostal ever. For sure Ill come back.

    Reviewed November 01, 2018

    thanks very much Christian! hope to see you again in Vietnam!

    Responded February 10, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christian from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Welcoming, friendly, helpful and quiet.”

    Having stayed in many places in Hanoi now as I have been here a number of times and spent atleast 5 - 6 weeks total here. This is one of the top 3 places I have stayed without a doubt. Fantastic services, friendly staff, great location, and a number of extra services which I could not believe such as yoga therapy, cupping, acupuncture and more. I cannot sing their praises enough!!

    Reviewed October 04, 2018

    Hi Christian, Thanks very much for your comments. It was pity that on the day you check out we did not meet each other. Wish you an enjoyable stay in Vietnam. Hope to see you again Cheers Catherine

    Responded October 23, 2018
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sonya
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Like a home. ”

    The are a free WiFi, called “sweet home”, because it’s really like a home.:) The hotel located at the center. On beer street. Near you find all what you need. Into the hotel very clean and calm. And very friendly staff. I really like this place!!!

    Reviewed September 22, 2018

    Thanks very much Sonya!

    Responded September 25, 2018
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    8.8
    Excellent
    galih from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Little vintage homestay near Hanoi old quarter”

    This homestay location was a little bit tricky, because when I arrived there, I've lost some information about the place. But, suddenly a local person help me to find it, where actualy just only a right behind me. I've only lost sign, but it's ok. I booking a bed in a mixed female dormitory. The bed was clean, the washroom a little bit mess because people might save their utilities inside. There also noisy musics from outside, all night long. Location near Hanoi old Quarter. But the owner was really nice, she give me ride to the train station :). Thank you!

    Reviewed September 06, 2018

    Thanks Galih. Hope you did enjoy your trip to Sapa

    Responded September 16, 2018
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    8.4
    Excellent
    rubing from China
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    everything is fine”

    someguests talking out there quite late like a party,hahaha,hahaha......if you try to sleep,hard to.but you know,this is what a hostel sounds like,right?free breakfast is good,bed is big which could take two people.owner could give you very useful information about everything around.

    Reviewed July 11, 2018

    Thanks very much Rubing! hope to see you again in the near future!

    Responded February 25, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Abbie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Great place, great price ”

    I loved staying at Zims with Christina and her kids frequently around. The kids can get bit rambunctious at times but they are so cute and can speak English pretty well. Christina occasionally holds free yoga classes which were amazing after traveling for a couple of months. The only down side is that there is 1 bathroom per floor. Internet is great, breakfast is ok: typically sticky rice and pancakes. You can also book tours and transportation with Christina.

    Reviewed July 02, 2018

    Thanks very much Abbie! Trust you enjoy your trip in Sapa!

    Responded July 02, 2018
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    8.4
    Excellent
    Josee from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Great location and staff”

    The location was great and the staff was very helpful. The mixed room is right behind the reception/lounge area so it can be noisy later at night (some staff watch videos/ listen to music on their phone without using any earphones). There is also a lot of traffic in the room in the morning as they use the bathroom to wash dishes and things for breakfast. The four beds right in the entrance will hear everything. The bathroom was roomy but there was a very strong mildew/mold smell. The female dorm is upstairs and unbothered by the noise in the morning. The washroom smell is not as strong upstairs. All in all, I enjoyed my stay, and I would recommend if you don’t mind waking up at 7:00am when breakfast starts cooking. The staff was great and for the price it’s really not that big an issue.

    Reviewed June 19, 2018

    Thanks very much Pilon!

    Responded July 02, 2018
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dai from China
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good host and clean environment ”

    The host Catherine is so nice and speaks very fluent English and French Breakfast is great and the beds in third floor is really big and comfortable The facilities are nice and environment is really clean although they have only two bathrooms but l think that’s enough Easy to meet friends here Highly recommend

    Reviewed February 08, 2019

    Thanks very much Jenny! Trust you have a great stay in Vietnam

    Responded February 10, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mariann from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Run Forest, run!!! :(”

    The receptionist girl is very sweet, but apart from that, I cannot tell any good about this hostel. It hosts vietnamise in long(er) term, and at the time of my stay there were two vietnamise girls, who did not respect others when behaved like they were alone in the shared dorm. For example, they turned on the light at 3.30 am, when everyone was sleeping and left it like that.. Did half an hour washing in the early morning without closing the bathroom door, and i could continue. Very noisy place even with earplugs, and the receptions desk also functionates as a kitchen table... So far this was my worst hostel experince in Vietnam. For this price, backpackers can find much better alternatives.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018

    Thanks for your comments!

    Responded February 10, 2019
    Zim's House - Hostel and Homestay
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yuzhuo from China
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    越南之行始终怀念”

    Ha Noi is my first station in Vietnam ,I am so miss the hostel

    Reviewed April 01, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tee from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Great location in old quarters ”

    In old quarter, location was great. Staff was helpful. Show way bus to airport and nearby bus stop. Room in level 3 was large, big space. And came with breakfast, big bunk bed very comfortable.

    Reviewed March 28, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    MUHAMAD from Indonesia
    Group
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Worth for the price”

    This hostel feels like homey, little bit difficult to see the sign the name of the hostel. But worth for the price.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
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