Hang Bac Backpacker Hostel




The Hostelz.com Review

Hang Bac Backpacker Hostel is a small backpacker hostel that tries hard to provide a trendy place for backpackers, but it is not quite there yet. However, the rooftop is definitely nice and the recent introduction of free breakfast is also a welcome addition.

The Location

Hang Bac Backpacker Hostel is named after the street on which it is located; while it is not very creative, at least it is easy to remember where to look for it in the huge city of Hanoi. The place is located in the heart of the touristy center, with the night market taking place right on its doorstep and attractions like the Houn Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter within walking distance as well.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel is housed by a tall building and it offers dorms on five floors, with a separate Wi-Fi network available on each floor. It is clear that a lot of thought went into the design of the dorms, but they ended up being impractical. There is a small sitting area at the end of the room under the window, but this means that people will be sitting here talking while others are ready for bed. Moreover, while other hostels have curtains made of thick textiles, this place came up with the idea of bamboo curtains. However, these make climbing to the upper bunks rather hard and even a bit dangerous as they push really heavily against your body. Last, but not least, if you are charging your electronic devices in your bed, a bright light will shine into your face, which is not ideal during the night. Each floor has one bathroom, just outside of the dorms. These are rather rundown and are not too clean either.

Common Spaces

Apart from the tiny sitting areas inside the dorms, the only other place to socialize is the rooftop. It is a really chilled place with a small bar that offers a really impressive view over the city. It is here that the free breakfast is served in the mornings, which is an egg-based dish. However, the rooftop is not open around the clock and it is kept closed during the night so it doesn't bother the neighbours.


Hang Bac is a small hostel in a perfect location, and if you can forgive them that some of their attempts at innovation have not exactly been successful, it is quite a cute and lovable place as well.
by JudyM
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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139 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (Ha Noi), Vietnam
21.033988, 105.851453 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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