The Best Backpacker Hostels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wonderful Hanoi | © Christopher Crouzet/WikiCommons
Wonderful Hanoi | © Christopher Crouzet/WikiCommons
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Writer10 August 2018

For backpackers making their way through Southeast Asia, Hanoi is the perfect spot to let loose and have some wild nights out. Many touristy spots in Vietnam tend to be on the calmer side, so let’s turn up the excitement and get you out there mingling with some interesting people in a fun hostel.

Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel on Ma May

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There aren’t any off nights at Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel on Ma May. They have free drinks, pub crawls and happy hours every night of the week, so come ready to turn it up. If you’re the type to read alone in bed as soon as the sun sets, you should probably reconsider — or get into a game of beer pong and see what happens.

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Hanoi Youth Hostel

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The rooms are nothing special, but you’ll probably have some help to get to sleep anyway. This is a budget hostel that attracts a lively group to get the night going at the bar downstairs. The neighborhood is filled with things to do, so post up downstairs and see where the night takes you.

See You At Lily's Hostel

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This hostel is down a fascinating alley, with such a cool vibe. There’s so much to see in the immediate area, and if you want to stray out to go on some excursions, they offer some of the best tour packages around.

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GA Hostel

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Reception at GA Hostel | © Hotels.com

While you might not find yourself in a thumping party atmosphere at Ga Hostel, we had to include it on this list. It’s too good to not be on here. So, if you prefer to chat with people over a cup of tea rather than over a bucket of strange liquor, this cozy hostel is probably the best option for you.

Republik Backpackers' Hostel

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With an open lounge area, pool room and bar, you’ll have no problem finding space to relax and chat with other travelers. This hostel isn’t as bumping a party spot as others on this list, but that’s no bad thing. At Republik Backpackers’ Hostel, the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are clean, and the decor is modern. This is a great choice for those who like to party, but would rather the noise didn’t follow them to their bed.