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About DOWNTOWN

Right in the heart of Hanoi's old quarter, Downtown Hostel is the biggest hostel in Vietnam, and is known for its legendary bar. With nightly events, Downtown is a constant hive of activity. It's close to delicious street food, cheap Bia Hoi spots (local fresh beer), and pumping nightlife. The hostel has a bustling travel desk servicing full country travel planning; along with a fifth floor hangout space, flush with a large tv, football table, pool table, and computers.

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DAILY EVENTS

GETTING THERE

So you’ve finally arrived in Hanoi, now what? Getting to one of our hostels of course!

Don’t panic, you have many options available to you! We will happily help you arrange a private taxi pick up, which will bring you directly to our doorstep (talk about red carpet treatment!) This option will cost you around 24$ and is all conveniently organised online through our website.

Alternatively, you can opt to make use of local transport options such as Grab (Vietnam’s equivalent to Uber), simply download the Grab app before you arrive and enter your details. A Grab car will cost you around 13$. To be noted however, if you choose to get a Grab without using the app, be prepared to put your bartering skills to use or else you stand a chance of being overcharged by the driver. Make sure you get in to the right car!

Your cheapest option would be to catch a local bus (number 86), which will cost around 2$, but will take around 1 to 2 hours (if they are running on time!) and will not drop you outside the hostel, meaning you’d either need to walk or catch another mode of transport.

Another option is to get a local taxi, however we do not recommend this as they are notorious for overcharging tourists.

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OUR ROOMS

Mixed Single Dorms

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Mixed Double Dorms

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Female Single Dorms

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Double Privates

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Mixed Single Dorms

Single bunk beds equipped with lockers and personal lock boxes on every bed with charging ports. All dorm rooms are air-conditioned (between 6pm to 11am) and fitted with fans, windows, and electronic door locks. Common areas have air- conditioning at all times. Each dorm level has a shower block with 5 showers, 5 toilets and 4 hand basins with hot water 24/7. Accommodation includes complimentary breakfast, FREE wifi and use of the Lounge Level on the 5th floor.

Mixed Double Dorms

Extra large double bunk beds equipped with lockers and personal lock boxes on every bed with charging ports. All dorm rooms are air-conditioned (between 6pm to 11am) and fitted with fans, windows, and electronic door locks. Common areas have air-conditioning at all times. Each dorm level has a shower block with 5 showers, 5 toilets and 4 hand basins with hot water 24/7. Accommodation includes complimentary breakfast, FREE wifi and use of the Lounge Level on the 5th floor.

Female Single Dorms

Female only single bunk beds equipped with lockers and personal lock boxes on every bed with charging ports. All dorm rooms are air-conditioned (between 6pm to 11am) and fitted with fans, windows, and electronic door locks. Common areas have air-conditioning at all times. Each dorm level has a shower block with 5 showers, 5 toilets and 4 hand basins with hot water 24/7. Accommodation includes complimentary breakfast, FREE wifi and use of the Lounge Level on the 5th floor.

Double Privates

Private rooms are equipped with a super-sized double bed, en suites bathrooms, WIFI, cable TV, and electronic door locks. Rooms are air-conditioned (between 6pm to 11am) and fitted with fans. All rooms have large windows and look out over the surrounding city skyline. Accommodation includes FREE wifi and use of the Lounge Level on the 5 th floor. Common areas have air-conditioning at all times. This room also includes a choice of breakfast off the menu with tea or coffee.

REVIEWS

I don’t throw around the word ‘Paradise’ too often but this is pretty darn close. Such a mint location with great free beer, cheap cocktail buckets & amazing staff. Big shout out to James and Sav for making our trip as fun as it was & helping with planning the rest of our Vietnam leg

- Matt, Australia 10/17/2019

My stay at the Backpacker Hostel Downtown was incredible. Right from the start you felt welcome and comfortable and the staff provides a lot of entertainment and energy for good mood and fun. Here you can make friends all over the world and experience insane party nights. This hostel and the warmhearted people there were the reason I stayed 5 days longer in Hanoi than planned. And it was definitely worth it! Ask the staff for information about tours and definitely book them at the hostel. And don’t miss out on a stay at VBH downtown.

- Lucia 9/15/2019

Honestly just go! We wanted to meet a whole bunch of travellers, explore Hanoi and party hard and we weren't disappointed. The staff are epic. From the moment we walked in the door! Not only did they make all the admin stuff easy and gave us a helping hand to surviving Hanoi but believe me these guys know how to have a good night out. Downtown is located right in the middle of Hanoi and everything is walking distance. From shoe street to coffee and pho, whatever you want you can get and the guys at reception are more than happy to show you the way. So from one traveller to another, go and have the time of your life!

- Will, New Zealand 9/3/2018

The perfect hostel if you want to meet lots of new friendly people. Everybody shares good advice and stories about their travels which really helps. The parties each night are great fun, and the VBH crew take you out each night to a local club. Food & drink is great, beds are comfy, lockers good, great location, free water refills.

- Anonymous, England 8/27/2018

Fantastic location for the hostel, loads of activities organised, lovely rooms and very friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the hostel, great to get to know people and really good for partying.

- Sarah P 8/25/2018

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