Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, our Downtown Hostel is known for its legendary bar, nightly big parties, it is a constant a hive of activity. It is close to delicious street food and pumping bars. However, If you’re after more of a chilled out, homely hostel then check out our sister hostel Vietnam Backpackers - The Original! It’s a short walk away from Downtown, just by St Joseph’s Cathedral.
Downtown offers both dorm and private rooms, all of which are air-conditioned during the night to ensure you have a comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast is included and we also have placed hydration stations (free drinking water) around the hostel, especially important after a big night out!!
Our restaurant and bar serves up tasty comfort food, local Vietnamese food specialities and DAILY happy hours! We have awesome events including quiz nights, beer pong, themed dress-up nights and much much more… Good times are our business!
We also offer:
- FREE BEER 5pm-6pm
- FREE WIFI
- FREE computers for guest use
- FREE walking tours through the Old Quarter
- 24 Hour Reception
- Airport Pick Ups
- Visa Invitation Letters
- Chill-out floor with a pool table, foosball and comfy sofas and bean bags
- Large TVs by the bar so you don’t miss out on your favourite sports
- Outdoor roof terrace with a great streetscape view
We have an awesome travel crew who are ready to help with all your travel needs and of course we can’t forget to mention that we are the home of the original Castaways Island trip in Ha Long Bay! Beware of imitators, there are many.
Look out for our Red Buffalo and find our other hostel sites in Hoi An & Hue
We look forward to showing you an unforgettable stay in Hanoi!
The VBH Downtown Crew
Address 1: 9 Ma May, Hoan Kiem
City: Hanoi - Ha Noi
Postal Code: 100000
Contact Name: Downtown team
Phone: +84 02439 351891
- Automated teller (ATM)
- Baggage storage
- Laundry service
- Safe deposit boxes at front desk
- Pool Table
- Barbecue Area
- Parties and Events
- Tour Desk
- Pub Crawl
- Free Walking Tour
- Bar and Restaurant
- Free Computer
- 24 Hour Reception
- Free Breakfast
- Air Conditioning
Check-In / Check-Out Policies
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.
Late Check-Out Hour: 17:00
Late Check-out Fees: 50%
Late check out (after 11:00 and before 17:00) may result in a fee.
Property and Cancellation Policies:
- 48 hours - 30 days: 25% of room rate
- 24 hours - 48 hours: 50% of room rate
- within 24 hours: 100% of room rate
- Please note cancellation fees will be charged in AUD at the current rate of exchange
- Please note we will only charge your bank/credit card in the event of a cancellation or no show for your accommodation. Full payment is to be made in person upon arrival at the hostel. Any extras such as tours, visas or airport transfers will be charged at the time of booking.
Terms and Conditions
Please note we will only charge your bank/credit card in the event of a cancellation or no show for your accommodation. Full payment is to be made in person upon arrival at the hostel. Any extras such as tours, visas or airport transfers will be charged at the time of booking.