Hanoi Backpackers Hostel – The Original

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Backpacker in Hanoi
Backpacker in Hanoi

The Original Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel on Ngo Huyen Lane.

Situated down a small, quiet lane just 1 block north of the steps of the St Joseph’s Cathedral in the centre of town and 3 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi. The hostel is perfectly located to explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

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The Hostel’s feel is relaxed and friendly. The staff are there to help with any advice that you need to get you out, about and enjoying Hanoi to the fullest. We offer a complementary walking tour of the Old Quarter and the Cathedral area everyday from 10am. Please ask the Reception Team for more details.

Stay in Hanoi
Stay in Hanoi

Getting there

The hostel is just 300 meters north of the Airport shuttle stop located at 1 Quang Trung St and 1km from the Hanoi Train Station.

Hanoi International Airport is approximately 1 hour from the centre of Hanoi. Airport shuttles are about ($3US/person) and taxis for ($25-$23US) are available from the arrivals terminal.

A hassle free airport transfer can be arranged from as little as $23US for a 4 seat car or $25US for a larger 7 seat people mover. To have us arrange a driver to meet you when you arrive at Hanoi International Airport use the contact form to the right to send your flight details.

Be aware some shuttle and taxi drivers, operating from the airport, train and bus stations accept commissions for taking unsuspecting travellers to budget hotels that claim to work with us.

In fact the Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel is situated on a lane too narrow for shuttle buses and taxis to drive down. So if the shuttle bus or taxi stops directly outside a hotel you have been taken to the wrong address.

If you find yourself in this situation decline politely and make your way to the St Joseph’s Cathedral (photo below) on Nha Tho Street. If you’re facing St Joseph’s, look to the right, there is a large white sign with our Red Buffalo, that gives you the directions to our hostel. It’s located by a local noodle store that is on the corner of Au Trieu Street/Ly Quoc Su Street.

Cancellation Policy Fees

Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
48 Hours – 30 Days 25% of Fare
24 Hours – 48 Hours 50% of Fare
Within 24 Hours or no show 100% of Fare