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Located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, The Downtown Hostel is close to delicious street food, cheap Bia Hoi (fresh beer), pumping bars and is a short walk from the Original Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel near St Joseph’s Cathedral.

Our Bar & Restaurant serves delicious comfort food, pizzas, pastas, burgers and some of Hanoi’s favourite street foods. There are nightly festivities to keep you entertained and our happy hours will keep you back pocket happy too.


The hostel is a 15 minute walk from the Airport shuttle stop located at 1 Quang Trung St and approximately 1.5km from the Hanoi Train Station.

Hanoi International Airport is approximately 45min to 1 hour from the centre of Hanoi. Airport shuttles are about ($3US/person) and taxis for ($25-$30US) are available from the arrivals terminal.

A hassle free airport transfer can be arranged by us from as little as US$23 for a 4 seat car or US$25 for a larger 7 seat people mover. To have us arrange a driver to meet you when you arrive at Hanoi International Airport, please use the contact form on the right to send your flight details.

Be aware, some shuttle and taxi drivers operating from the airport, train and bus stations accept commissions for taking unsuspecting travellers to budget hotels that claim to work with us.

The Downtown Hanoi Backpackers’ Hostel is unmistakable with its large metallic with red lettering sign above the sliding glass doors, as seen in the above photo. If the shuttle bus or taxi stops directly outside a hotel that does not have this, you have been taken to the wrong address.

If you find yourself in this situation, decline politely and make your way to Ma May street where you can ask one of the local shops or restaurants to point you in the direction of our hostel.

Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
48 Hours – 30 Days 25% of Fare
24 Hours – 48 Hours 50% of Fare
Within 24 Hours or no show 100% of Fare

**We strongly recommend that you take the time to read our full Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy prior to booking with us.