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Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers
Cat Ba House Backpackers

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6.9

Good

51 reviews

51 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Cat Ba CT Mart Supermarket

20 m

Cat Ba Climbing

30 m

Cat Ba Bay Viewpoint and Monument

190 m

Artillery Marker Viewpoint

350 m

Than Thuong - fruits & Pho

370 m

Closest landmarks
Cat Ba Ferry Station

210 m

Quay So

250 m

Pharmacy TUE SAN

360 m

TUE SAN Pharmacy

370 m

Military Airport

510 m

Cat Ba House Backpackers

No 31 Nui ngoc Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Cat Ba Town Beach part of Cat Ba Island, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Air conditioning

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Value for money6.8
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Cat Ba House Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Standard Twin - Best Flexible
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 semi double beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 semi double bed and 1 que...
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Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Twin Bed)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cat Ba House Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cat Ba Island with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What restaurants are nearby Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers is located in Cat Ba Town Beach, famous for good restaurants such as Rose Bar, Beef Pho Trong Tuan Restaurant and Green Catba.

      What are popular attractions near Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers is located in Cat Ba Town Beach area, which is famous for attractions such as Cat Ba Climbing.

      What popular beaches are close to Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers is located in the Cat Ba Town Beach area, which includes Cat Ba Beach and Tung Thu Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cat Ba House Backpackers?

      Cat Ba House Backpackers is located in the Cat Ba Town Beach area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Place for camping on the wild beach.

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      Property ranking|Compared to 203 Cat Ba Island properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.7/10
      Location score
      8.6/10
      Service score
      7.4/10
      Value for money score
      6.8/10
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Cat Ba Island properties
      Better than
      84
      %
      of Cat Ba Island properties
      Better than
      75
      %
      of Cat Ba Island properties
      Better than
      74
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      of Cat Ba Island properties
      Overall rating:

      6.9

      Good
      51 reviews
      Cleanliness
      5.7
      Facilities
      5.8
      Location
      8.5
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      More about Cat Ba House Backpackers

      More about Cat Ba House Backpackers

      Cat Ba House Backpackers

      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Cat Ba House Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Cat Ba Island can be assisted with the car hire services available here.
      Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Cat Ba House Backpackers.
      In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
      Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.
      Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Cat Ba House Backpackers. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


      Reasons to stay here

      Spend less here on rooms than you would at 94% of other accommodations in the city.
      Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
      This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Review score
      Facilities

      5.8

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      5 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Vietnamese

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurants
      • Room service [24-hour]

      Services and conveniences

      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Rental car

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental
      Location
      No 31 Nui ngoc Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
      Excellent
      Location

      8.5

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-6 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      The property

      • Number of rooms 14

      Reviews of Cat Ba House Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      6.9
      /
      10
      Cleanliness5.7
      Facilities5.8
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality8.7
      Service7.4
      Value for money6.8
      High score for Cat Ba Island
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (13)
      8-9 Excellent (4)
      7-8 Very Good (7)
      6-7 Good (7)
      <6 Below Expectation (17)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (23)
      Jun - Aug (16)
      Sep - Nov (3)
      Dec - Feb (6)
      All guests (51)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      ha from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015

      “Excellent Cat Ba tours base””

      Great value, good service, friendly boss

      This review is about the tours operating from the hotel, not the hotel itself. Even if you stay at any other hotel, we strongly recommend the services of Tony and Geoffrey, a vietnamese/french team offering what you most probably will not get from traditional vietnamese operators (poor diversity, low flexibility) or the better known other office tourist information (more expensive). They will take you to off-the-beaten-track places, by boat in Halong/Lan Ha Bay or Cat Ba beautiful inland remote areas. We will not forget the sympathy and efficiency of that team, able to organise (and improvise) tailor-made tours if you ask them to, at very good value for money. It was the difference between people just trying to make money out of the tours and guys doing their best to make you really enjoy your stay at one of the most beautiful places on earth.

      Reviewed November 20, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Aleksandr from Russia
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Exceptional”

      This is probably the cheapest place in Cat Ba. The room and furniture were a bit old. But considering the price we paid, the friendly staff and good location we were satisfied . We had a good time in Cat Ba.

      Reviewed April 26, 2017

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Brian from United States
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

      Great service”

      Not only did Cat Ba House Backpackers provide affordable, lean accommodation at great price, when I forgot my passport they expedited it to Hanoi for me free of charge! I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough!

      Reviewed June 06, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Richard from Bulgaria
      Family with teens
      Triple Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

      It's cheap and it shows sometimes”

      This is probably the cheapest place in Cat Ba, and sometimes this shows. The room was a bit run-down, and the bathroom humid and mouldy. But considering the price we paid and the friendly staff, we could forgive these negatives. We had a good time.

      Reviewed September 05, 2016

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      6.4
      Good
      Kate from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Dorm room”

      3 charging sockets for 8 people!? Bed sheets... not sure when last properly cleaned along wth bathroom, staff a bit unapproachable at first but okay after a night or so! Great location but 5 flights of stairs (kind of normal in cat Ba though)

      Reviewed July 26, 2016

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      4.8
      Nick from Canada
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Cheap - but still not worth the money. ”

      We've been travelling for 4 months through Southeast Asia, almost always staying in the cheapest place we can find on agoda. So far I haven't had a reason yet to post a negative review of anywhere. We are not at all fussy people, I understand that when paying $8 (CAD) for a room, you're going to be making a lot of sacrifices. We had a twin room and one of the bed sheets had blood on it. Not a huge problem, we only need one bed anyways, and honestly we've slept in many stained beds. One of the towels was heavily stained, again not a big deal. The bathroom was dirty and falling apart a little bit that's to be expected. Our problem with the room was how wet EVERYTHING was. The entire place smelled of mould and the beds were damp to the touch. We checked some other rooms in the hotel which were unoccupied and they were all the same, some were even worse with a disgusting mouldy smell. We used our sleeping bag liners so as to not have to sleep on a wet mattress but even that got damp from the air. In the morning all of our clothes that we laid out were literally wet to the touch. Even my backpack is currently airing out in our new hotel. The staff was super friendly and the room was cheap but I feel like I need to leave a review as all the ones I read were mostly positive and didn't mention the dampness. Hopefully I can stop someone else from staying here. There are a lot of other good budget options on Cat Ba; spend an extra dollar and stay at any of them. In the end it'll be cheaper than having to pay to do laundry and clean everything you own.

      Reviewed March 14, 2017

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      Dear Nic As we have introduced us Cat Ba House Backpackers Hostel is a family owned and run business, . Everyday our family tried to work to bring the most comfort to customers. When you see all the problems you comment you did not tell me and you commented on that I found it was not nice with the efforts of our family Thank you for your comments. I apologize for the problems that you encountered during your last stay. This is not the type of review that we like to see, and I assure you that I will be looking into each point that you have made. If it is convenient, I would like to discuss your experience further, so that I might learn more about how to improve our property and service for you and our other guests. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to another chance to serve you. Best Regards, .Tony & Family

      Responded April 18, 2017
      Cat Ba House Backpackers
      6.4
      Good
      christopher from United States
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Good”

      Staff great and friendly, central location, but room was moldy! if I had to do it over would choose one of the other hostels in cat ba.

      Reviewed July 19, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      kevin from Russia
      Group
      Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      “Excellent hostel””

      I booked a dorm bed based on the strength of the reviews here and I couldn't have chosen a more welcoming introduction to Vietnam! For such a low cost, the service provided here is simply outstanding, Mr Tony and the rest of the staff are so friendly and truly made me feel welcome. I booked two tours with the hostel, one to Halong Bay and one to Sa Pa, Mr Tony taking the time to explain the various options, and both of these tours were excellent. The bathrooms were quite small and basic but at this price, with this level of service and staff attentiveness, I would be surprised if there was a better option in Hanoi!

      Reviewed May 12, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Paul from United States
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

      Amazing stay!”

      Tony and Nguyen were amazing hosts. They cooked for us one night! Their lobby makes for a great place to hang out and meet other travelers. The beds were clean. The bathroom left a little to be desired, but overall we had an amazing time at house backpackers. We would go back.

      Reviewed May 11, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dmytro from Ukraine
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      comfortably”

      Very good hotel staff, rooms clean, cheap, with TV and hot water in the shower, a little bit to dark. Walls need to be updated but keep in mind that the high humidity on the island some time.

      Reviewed April 19, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ngoc from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Good”

      housing in the center, clean, enthusiastic boss, nice rooms, good service, low prices.

      Reviewed April 27, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anna from Poland
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

      One of the best places in Vietnam”

      We stayed there for 3 nights during the Tet festival and it was absolutely amazing. The owner Tony was super nice so after we arrived he invited us for a dinner at the hotel. He also gave us invitations for a New Year celebration which were in the city. He took us there and after we had a nice time together eating and chatting again at the hotel. He is very positive and smiling person. You can feel that he loves his job. His wife made for us breakfast and helped us with the tickets to Hanoi. The room was big but a bit cold. The value for money is excellent! Ania & Krzysiek

      Reviewed February 10, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Michael from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 1 night in February 2016

      Best value & room in Cat Ba!!”

      cheapest, best friendliest

      nicest staff, cheapest rates (5$ for single room) and cute puppy and kid:) (I promised I would write a review!)

      Reviewed February 19, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Kelly from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin - Best Flexible
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Excellent value, super-friendly staff”

      The staff are extremely friendly and helpful; excellent English. We found both the room and the tour we booked through them to be a very good value. Breakfast was very good though a bit light (eggs and bread, pancake, etc. Not buffet-style). The beds are the softest we found in Vietnam. Such a welcome relief. The downside: things are a bit run down and could use some sprucing and deep cleaning (e.g. the bathroom door in our room had a pane of very broken glass in it, there was no mat or towel for outside the bathroom door so we tracked water everywhere, etc.) Minor complaints, and overall worth it.

      Reviewed March 25, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Haggai from Israel
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Realy nice location and great atmosphere”

      On the beach, quiet and far away from the city. Good place to meet other travellers and chill out. But the facilities are not the greatest, and they definitely take advantage of their relative isolation and the fact that they are in high demand,to charge expensive rates for their acomodation and food (all relative to same services in the city, of course).

      Reviewed April 26, 2017

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory - 1 Single Bed in 10-Bed
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Friendly and cheap hostel”

      The hostel clean and cheap price...the owner both lady and her guy are friendly care by honest heart...talk to them you can get more.

      Reviewed May 15, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Dmytro from Ukraine
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Very good hotel staff”

      Very good hotel staff, rooms clean, cheap, with TV and hot water in the shower, a little bit to dark.

      Reviewed April 19, 2016

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      2.4
      Quinn from Canada
      Couple
      Standard Twin - Best Flexible
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      Gross, gross, gross”

      Room was disgusting. Cockroaches the size of cats came flying out of a hole in the wall, sheets were unbelievably dirty, and the toilet was not even flushed when we got there. The room had definitely not been cleaned between guests. Needless to say we did not spend the night. Avoid at all costs. Went to Cat Ba Central Hostel instead, which luckily, is completely clean and right on the water. Would reccomend it instead

      Reviewed June 01, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Shirley from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Twin
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2016

      Handy location, friendly staff”

      Things have slackened off at this Hostel.Although it's still good value I stayed a week and my room was never cleaned or attended. The bathroom had leaks from where I'm not sure, but bathroom odours were musty & unpleasant. Breakfast was included in my plan, but it was minimal and did not include coffee or tea or any beverage. When I asked for an ashtray, which I did every morning, they only provided it once out of 7. Once she handed me a paper napkin! On the other hand, they are cheerful and pleasant and accommodating.

      Reviewed April 23, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Mariam from South Africa
      Couple
      Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      Location! Amazing hosts!”

      Tony and his wife took such good care of us and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and had a good stay! Location is excellent! Lots of funny things under the bed but other than that, clean! Thank you guys!!

      Reviewed May 02, 2016

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