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The Drift Backpackers Hostel

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Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I got the night for free included in a bus ticket.. otherwise I never had gone there.. it's horribly torn and ruined conditions in all rooms.. bathrooms..staff very rude and nearly as drunk as the customes.. a lot of longstanding guys which actually very really nice and hunble towards an old lady like me.. went smoking their west downstairs at... More 

Thank Ulrike B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Unsophisticated accommodation best suited for those travelers who are indifferent to comfort and need a cheap bed to spend the night. For $2.50/night one is offered a bunk bed, a free breakfast (consisting of a 100 gram loaf of white bread, a fried egg and a couple of tomato/cucumber slices on the side, plus chili sauce and tea/coffee/sugar); from 6... More 

Thank Reinhardt P
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Horrible horrible service! Place is crawling with bugs. Laundry service terrible. We had two bags of washing done which they charged us a disgusting amount 40000. Then lost a bag and proceeded to tell us we were lying and actually had it. They threatened to call the police on us??? We still have no idea why. So when we didn't... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Dirty room, dirty beds, dirty bathroom. I'm pretty sure most jail cells are cleaner and better kept than this place. While the location is pretty central, everything else is horrible. Down to the company that runs the hostel. Highly recommend you go anywhere else.

Thank M H
Denver, Colorado
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126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

BEDBUGS. We stayed one night and left with bedbugs. It's taken several days off of our limited time in Vietnam dealing with the stress and physical discomfort, not to mention the hassle and frustration of trying to eradicate the bedbugs from our belongings. The hostel is loud at all hours of the night, incredibly dirty, the bathrooms are disgusting, the... More 

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Split, Croatia
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I really like the owner of the place but the hygiene in the bathrooms was not the best and toilet paper was never there also the one girl at he reception was very unkind with us just one girl was kind and help us when we need . Also an American guy that works there was pretty good and helpfull... More 

Thank Milan U
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This backpackers hostel sits in the old quarters and it's occupied by a lot of friendly backpackers from all around the world and various walk of life. We were in Hanoi for a few days with this backpackers hostel. We signed up for the 2D/1N Halong Bay Castaway tour and the 2D/3N Sapa Homestay tour. The service provided by the... More 

2 Thank HongYaw
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

$2.50US = bed w/ A/C, showers, made to order breakfast, unlimited keg/fresh beer for 2-3 hours, and a full pocket. What's to complain about? The staff are too friendly. The vibe is nice. Can throw your own tune on if you want. 24hr reception. Walking distance to things. A+

1 Thank Robby A
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I've stayed here repeatedly using hanoi as a base to sapa and halong. It's open 24/7 so no problems arriving off a night bus or after a night out. The staff are lovely and always keen to help. Free breakfast is included and it's not bad at all, I loved this mornings rice with veg! Wifis good in the rooms... More 

Thank cheapskatetraveller0
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

One of my favourite hostels to date! cheapest too! This place has such a great atmosphere, and lovely staff. Bonding with fellow travellers over free beer at 6pm was my favourite part couple minor things i'd improve- proper lockers and fix the shower.. other then that it was perfect. I'd return to Hanoi just to stay here again :)

1 Thank Aleisha Z

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Drift - A chilled out and comfortable hostel owned by 3 Aussie backpackers - your home away from home with a rooftop bar, cafe, tours, movie room and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Drift Backpackers Hostel

Address: 42 Truong Han Sieu Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: RM27 - RM31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
Also Known As:
The Drift Backpackers Hotel Hanoi
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“Don't choose room C”
 of 5 bubbles reinhardtp2016, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“stay here, if you dare”
 of 5 bubbles robbya460, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here if you need luxury this is a true backpackers experience”
 of 5 bubbles aleishaz2015, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“best value for money”
 of 5 bubbles rosans438, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“All the dorms are equal with good facilities”
 of 5 bubbles IrishWanderer99, 15 Sep 2011 | Read review
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