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Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel
Catba Central Hostel

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7.5

Very good

124 reviews

124 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Artillery Marker Viewpoint 220 m
The West Observatory 250 m
Cat Ba Ferry Station 360 m
Military Airport 380 m
Sunset view point 390 m
Cat Ba CT Mart Supermarket 430 m
Cannon Fort 440 m
Cat Ba Bay Viewpoint and Monument 450 m
Cat Ba Climbing 470 m
East Observatory 470 m

Catba Central Hostel

1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, 8431 - 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]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Catba Central Hostel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Special Offer - Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Twin/Double room - De Luxe - Sea View
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    Deluxe Room with City View (Window,Area:25) (双床:双人床)
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      Deluxe Room with Sea View (Window,Area:32) (双床:双人床)
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Frequently asked questions

          How much does it cost to stay at Catba Central Hostel?

          Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

          What time is check-in and check-out at Catba Central Hostel?

          Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 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 hostel 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 Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel 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 hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Catba Central Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Catba Central Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cat Ba Island with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

          Is breakfast offered at Catba Central Hostel?

          Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Catba Central Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50000 VND if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

          What are my dining options at Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What restaurants are nearby Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel’s neighborhood is Cat Ba Town Beach which includes popular restaurants such as Green Mango, Full Moon restaurant and Phu Long Restaurant.

          What are popular attractions near Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel’s location in the Cat Ba Town Beach neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cat Ba Climbing.

          What popular beaches are close to Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel’s Cat Ba Town Beach neighborhood also includes Cat Ba Beach and Tung Thu Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Catba Central Hostel?

          Catba Central Hostel is located within Cat Ba Town Beach, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Place for camping on the wild beach.

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          What people love about Catba Central Hostel

          • 8.4

            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "Good beds and clean facilitites"

            Margaret

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            May 30, 2019

          • 8.4

            Excellent

            "The view is excellent - over the water and floating restaurants."

            Margaret

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            May 30, 2019

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Fantastic hotel, great value for money."

            William

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            April 17, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 193 Cat Ba Island properties
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          Room comfort score
          9.2/10
          Room size
          41 sqm.
          Location score
          8.9/10
          Value for money score
          7.7/10
          Better than
          99
          %
          of Cat Ba Island properties
          Bigger than
          94
          %
          of Cat Ba Island properties
          Better than
          91
          %
          of Cat Ba Island properties
          Better than
          82
          %
          of Cat Ba Island properties
          Overall rating:

          7.5

          Very good
          124 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.2
          Facilities
          6.6
          Location
          8.9
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          More about Catba Central Hostel

          More about Catba Central Hostel

          Catba Central Hostel

          Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Catba Central Hostel. 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 car hire and shuttle services available.
          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 concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The hostel'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 laundry service offered at Catba Central Hostel.
          In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Catba Central Hostel. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
          Rooms at Catba Central Hostel are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The hostel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that mini bar is available in some select rooms.
          You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Wake up with no worries at Catba Central Hostel, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
          Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Catba Central Hostel has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like diving. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.
          You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


          Reasons to stay here

          Spend less here on rooms than you would at 96% of other accommodations in the city.
          Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 98% of accommodations in the city.
          This accommodation beats more than 98% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.6

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          22 mentions

          Housekeeping

          8 mentions

          Swimming Pool

          2 mentions

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Vietnamese

          Internet access

          • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Diving
          • Garden
          • Hiking
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • Coffee shop
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Concierge
          • Convenience store
          • Currency conversion service
          • Daily cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Ironing service
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Postal service
          • Shops
          • Smoking area

          Access

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

          Getting around

          • Bicycle parking
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          • Transport to airport
          • Valet parking

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • A/C
          • Complimentary drinking water
          • Linens
          • Mirror
          • Non-smoking
          • Shower
          • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Asian
          • Continental
          • Buffet
          Location
          1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, 8431
          Excellent
          Location

          8.9

          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 2-5 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from12:00
          • Check-out until14:00
          • Reception open until12:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center0.1 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50000 VND

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors3
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 2
          • Year property opened2012
          • Most recent renovation2015

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee30000 VND

          Reviews of Catba Central Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.2
          Facilities6.6
          Location8.9
          Room comfort and quality9.2
          Service6.8
          Value for money7.7
          High score for Cat Ba Island
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (27)
          8-9 Excellent (8)
          7-8 Very Good (21)
          6-7 Good (10)
          <6 Below Expectation (24)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (24)
          Jun - Aug (26)
          Sep - Nov (16)
          Dec - Feb (24)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Alexandra from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2017

          Helpful Staff, Good Location”

          Good hostel. The staff are really friendly and helpful and have exceptional English. The hostel looks over the bay and is a short walk to some really good nearby restaurants. We booked the Eco Boat tour around Ha Long Bay through the hostel. It was really cheap the the tour was great - Definite must do! Rooms are big and clean, shared bathroom facilities are clean as well. Breakfasts are in the in the hotel next door and it is a good buffet. Would stay here again and would recommend if you are staying a couple of days on Cat Ba island.

          Reviewed October 17, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Fernando from Spain
          Group
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          Great hostel in Cat Ba”

          Clean, lacation, tour

          Great place to stay. Really friendly staff that cannot do enough to please. Great breakfast included too. The location is excellent, only a moments walk from the main street food/beer streets in the center of Cat Ba. Rooms are large and clean and decorated to a good standard. Tour is so nice. A must stay when in Cat Ba.

          Reviewed December 26, 2015

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          8.4
          Excellent
          David from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

          Nice stay ”

          Even if cat ba city is very touristy and as a result not that beautiful in my opinion, the hostel is a nice place to stay. Simple but everything you need. Comfortable beds and James and his sun at the reception who are always extremely friendly and helpful.

          Reviewed November 22, 2017

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          8.4
          Excellent
          William
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Top staff”

          Extremely nice staff and very helpful. Though common areas are unexploited and aren’t welcoming to meet other travellers. Location is a +++, quality of mattresses too (finally a soft mattress), showers a bit old and dirty (but hot water at least!!!) For boat tours, I recommend Cat Ba Bay 90 boats.

          Reviewed May 02, 2019

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          7.6
          Very good
          Eva from Italy
          Solo traveler
          6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          quite good, staff not nice”

          The hostel is CLEAN (and that's not common in Cat Ba), cozy and in a good position. The staff tho is quite awful. They don't help you with anything, they barely speak English and they're not very nice. Also, they start cleaning the rooms as soon as someone checks out, even at 6.30 am, with 0 respect for people sleeping, shouting on their walkie talkie and slamming doors. Also, internet doesn't get to the 3rd floor and they don't turn on the a/c in the common area (the only one where internet works properly). So you have to choose a/c or internet.

          Reviewed June 26, 2017

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          6.4
          Good
          Anna-Maria from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          Great breakfast but”

          I stayed for two nights at cat ba central hostel. The check in was very nice and welcoming so at first I had a very good impression of the place. Breakfast is very good and plenty, beds are comfy and seem clean, AC is working pretty well. The shared bathrooms, however, are a disaster. It seemed they weren't cleaned for 2 days according to the smell and the bins next to the toilets were not even once emptied within the two days. I wouldn't recommend eating there apart from breakfast as it is overpriced, low quality and some of the waiters dont understand English at all.

          Reviewed November 27, 2016

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          6.8
          Good
          Corinne from Canada
          Couple
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

          Okay”

          It costs us about 10$ /person/night to stay there, we were in a supposedly 32beds dorm, but then a group of 5 arrived. they moved the sofa (which is located right by the door, for everyone to use) and took the seat and back pillows to try and make an additional bed. they also had a mattress reserved for, i guess, overbooking purposes. the group of five ended up sleeping right by the door (its a double door, and half of it was blocked by one of the mattresses). I think it's a really crappy way of handling it. Also, two (sometimes more) of the staff just hung out in the room, right on the "sofa leftover" that was right by my bed. They were talking and playing music loudly enough that we could hear it. It was extremely annoying and she was clearly not doing her job. However, I do have to say that the boy at the counter (there's one that stays seated by the counter to help everyone) was really there for everyone and genuinely seemed to want to help. Breakfast is a buffet from 7 to 9, it is quite good, watermelon juice is incredible, there are things like instant noodles (probabky the best thing), eggs(overcooked), sausages, omelette, bread, jam, coffee, etc. We enjoyed our breakfast overall. Toilets are smelly since you must throw the paper in a basket, which could be changed more often. Showers were clean, with hot water. One day it rained, and there was water all over the floor, employees had to clean it with towels and shovels. However, the lockers (located under the beds) aren't directly on the floor so our stuff remained dry. Lockers are big, although only one door opens, which is a bit annoying. Would stay there again considering the general price in CatBa. (If you have to travel in and out of CatBa, Book with CatBa express. They are sooooooo good. Just don't ever book an open bus with them ✌ )

          Reviewed July 14, 2017

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          6.0
          Tori from United States
          Solo traveler
          6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

          Not the worst stay, definitely not the best”

          Cat Ba is clearly just a place to make money from tourists, this hostel is no exception. The staff was very unfriendly in every encounter. The bathrooms smell terrible as other say. But the bed and room of the 6 dorm was clean and good A/C so at least a good night's rest. The location was really good for walking to Oasis bar for food and drinks and the tour in the morning. So pros and cons.

          Reviewed June 02, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Shana from Belgium
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

          Nice place to stay!”

          I've been here for 4 days and 3 nights. I slept in the 14 bed dorm. The beds are good, the rooms are quiet big and the bathrooms are clean. The wifi doesn't work in the room but it works in the hallway. If you want any information, just ask James. I can recommend the eco tour: it's around 16$ and you go kayaking, swimming and visit the Monkey Island. Don't visit the hospital cave on the Island, it's dissapointing! The views on top of the cannon fort are beautiful!

          Reviewed July 15, 2016

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          5.6
          sabine from Netherlands
          Couple
          Comfort Double or Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Don't go gien ngoc!”

          Because we booked a private room at cat Ba hostel, that room appareantly is in Gien Ngochotel next to the hostel. Not a reccomendation: staff is always moody/ not looking friendly, bathrooms are very poor.

          Reviewed December 09, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Leonhard from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2016

          Great value for the price”

          Clean affordable room, great location, wonferful staff

          So glad we did. The staff were beyond polite, spoke good English and always around to assist. They let us keep the room for the same agoda price till we needed to leave. They cleaned it immaculately everyday and the bed was so comfortable. It was few minute walking distance to everything. Proper hot shower and nice bathroom. Great value for the price we paid.

          Reviewed January 25, 2016

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          6.0
          Ella from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2017

          Crowded ”

          I paid $6.59 Canadian dollar for first night I thought there will be 8bed dorm max I got there and i was with some 30bed dorm room! :s I wasn't too impressed! It was crowded, messy and the staff is not keen on letting anyone use the kitchen! The view is great beds are comfertabel but I needed a space to feel at home and this place feels too much of a hotel / restaurant to me! The same night i walked down to find another hostel more chill And I found Catba hostel for only 50 000 dong just 5min away ! I liked it way better than here!

          Reviewed March 16, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Mona from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          Great place to arrange everything Cat Ba”

          Cosy, Clean, Great tour booking

          The beds are comfortable and the restaurant downstairs in the hall prepares tasty meals. Daily tour Lan Ha bay is so nice with many activities: kayaking, swimming, trekking monkey island... Staff excellent. Brill value for money. Perfect location. Everything you need

          Reviewed January 04, 2016

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          djimantoro from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

          Good value”

          Wifi, ac, breakfast

          Overall, it was OK, there are a lot cheaper hostel nearby, but with you can't go wrong staying here, nice WiFi, all day ac and breakfast. The receptionist Kong is very helpful, excellent English and superb service.

          Reviewed June 24, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vegard from Norway
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2017

          Nice hostel. Clean. Very comfortable beds and helpful staff”

          Absolutely great, one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Very clean, I think they do beds every day. Breakfast included. Stuff is super nice and friendly. Locan is fantastic. Definitely recommend it!

          Reviewed January 03, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Oliver from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018

          Clean hostel ”

          As good a hostel you’ll find, nice breakfast in the morning too. Only thing that was missing for me personally was an atmosphere in the evening (could put up drinks promotions or entertainment).

          Reviewed May 06, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Eva from Lithuania
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

          perfect place to stay in catba ”

          dorms quite big, but clean, have lockers, towels, air conditioning... Everythin you need. Staff is the best part of this place, helpful, friendly and their offered tour to islands is really good value. Plus breakfast!

          Reviewed September 17, 2016

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          7.6
          Very good
          Sona from Slovakia
          Solo traveler
          6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

          Change the staff”

          the hostel in general was good, a bit expensive tours, but I booked in another hostel. But the staff should be better. When I came they didn't have my reservation, even it was paid. OK, not staff's fault, but then I had a feeling like they don't want me there. I didn't get voucher for breakfast, for my second day like others, I had to ask...They made my bed and took the key from locker before my checkout...when I asked the guy about the trip with trekking+cruise, he told me that I shouldn't go there, I can rent motorbike and go on my own, but I wanted trekking and also cruise, because the weather wasn't so.nice to spend all day on the boat...I found it weird behavior

          Reviewed April 11, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vladimir from Russia
          Group
          Mixed Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          Great place with great staff”

          Staff, clean, location

          Love this hostel. Clean, friendly, good fun, comfortable. Great dorm with so very very helpful staff. Free breakfast. No complaints.

          Reviewed October 13, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Jessie from United States
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Great stay for the money!”

          Cheap, buffet breakfast (warning, if there are few people, they just offer one of the dishes instead of all, but it’s a big plate and they still give you bread, watermelon, and crepe pancakes- plenty of food), extremely comfy bed, great air con, awesome hot shower, towel included with bed! At the end of the main strip, so a bit quieter than other places, but 2-3 minute walk to Central strip. Loved staying here! Found it a great value for the money!!

          Reviewed December 14, 2017

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