A true backpackers hostel owned & operated by an Aussie and a crazy Vietnamese guy so I threw on my cape and created a hostel like no other and you know we have got it right! Why only 5 bucks you ask? 'Looks so good, there must a catch. Is there hidden costs? ' Nope! ....you are a backpacker right? You are on a budget right? So we cater the price to your needs!
Once you are here ... You simply will not want to leave!

The best things about Central Backpackers Hostel - Original are super friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds, free internet, Breakfast and most of all Free Beer hour where you could start the night meeting and make new friends before move on for the Pub Crawl with our guide. Once you are here you will feel it as your home away from home, cozy atmosphere and more chilled than our Old Quarter hostel.

 We also have free guest services to make you happy while staying with us. You have free access to information from the friendly Travel Advisor at the Travel tour desk at the hostel, just to make sure you make the most of your time in Hanoi and beyond. Ask for directions, book an experience, settle your onwards transport or get help with visas. Just step into our lobby or contact us in advance.You can also book some of our adventurous packages in advance and of course we do highly recommend our Halong Hideaway Tour and Sapa Trek Homestay.


There have been numerous reports which record  taxi drivers and shuttle bus operator from airport, train and bus station taking customers to another hostel that pays them commission, trying to make you booking tours and rip you off. They can give you lots of wrong information such as  your hostel was full, had moved location, or has been knocked down by an act of God. The best way to guarantee a hassle-free transfer is to book through us for $14 total if you coming from the airport and if you arriving by bus or train let take the taxi which have name “Mai Linh taxi’’ or “Taxi Group Hanoi”, show driver our address and ask for driver take you to our hostel. 


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Free Breakfast ( from 7:00AM – 10:00AM ), Free Beer (from 7:00PM – 8:00PM ), Free Walking tour ( start @ 10:00AM ), Free Pub Crawl (start @ 10:00PM ), Linen Included, Free Towel, Free Luggage Storage,  Free City Maps, Free WiFi, Free Internet Access.


Security Lockers, Key Card Access, Common Room, Elevator, Air Conditioning, Hot/Cold Showers, Self-Catering Facilities, Cable TV, Reading Light, Hair Dryers.


Tours/Travel Desk, Airport Transfers, 24 Hour Reception , Currency Exchange, Postal Service  24 Hour Security, Laundry Service.


Restaurant, Rooftop Bar,  Meals Available, Café.

The dorm with 8beds inside, each room have balcony. Cost included free breakfast, FREE BEER every night, en-suite bathroom, line, A/C, hot water, wifi, ineternet.. and personal locker..

Price: 5$

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(From $ 5.00 a night)