About Us

In December 2004, two Aussies living in Hanoi converted a former Diplomat's house into Vietnam's first and only international style Backpackers' Hostel. The idea was simple, "Let's make a place where we'd want to stay". So the hostel is kept laidback, safe, clean and social. Now, due to the amazing support of thousands of individual travellers that we have had the privilege of calling our guests and friends, we have grown to include the following locations:

Hoi An
Hanoi Introductory
The Buffalo Run
Hue & Hoi An Combo
Ha Giang Loop
Hidden Hue
Ha Long Bay Cruise
Mai Chau Valley
Hai Van Pass
DMZ Tour
Bach Ma National Park
Ninh Binh

We haven't forgotten that it is the people you meet while travelling that make the good times and great memories. So to get the parties started, we have a Happy Hours everyday in all our hostels, as well as nightly drink specials in the bar and restaurant areas. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff on the travel desk will help you make the most of your time in Vietnam by planning local or full country itineraries, all with your customized wants in mind and at an affordable cost.

If you have any questions about the hostels, our tours or Vietnam itself, please use the contact form in “Get In Touch” to send us your enquries or livechat us now. We will be only too happy to answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

City Guides

We want visitors to this wonderful country to experience it to its fullest. There is so much to do, see, eat, and drink. These City Guides are just the beginning.


At VBH we're all about working together, building bridges and giving back to the community and our fellow travelers. It's about creating the best experience for everyone involved and fostering amazing new relationships with friends and family in Vietnam and Worldwide.

Join Our Crew

VBH is always looking for fantastic people to join us for a good time, and a long time. We are planning to keep bringing more red buffalos to more parts of Vietnam. We want visitors to this wonderful country to experience it in our own special way.

Design Your Trip

Do you want to design your own trip?

Contact us today if you'd like to book a package hostel stay and trip.

We'll make sure your trip matches your dreams and help you to get the most out of your budget - and you get our best travel tips included as well of course. All advice is free!

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