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The Best Backpacker Hostels in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Updated: 30 December 2017

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.

Happy hour… Free beer?

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Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel on Ma May

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.

Hanoi Youth Hostel

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

Hanoi Rocks Hostel

With 20-person dorm rooms, three bars/lounges and a stage for anyone with an inclination for musical performances, you’d better come ready to party at Hanoi Rocks Hostel.


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See You At Lily's Hostel

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.

GA Hostel

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

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.