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Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel
Catba Hostel

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7.6

Very good

191 reviews

191 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Cat Ba Bay Viewpoint and Monument 120 m
Artillery Marker Viewpoint 180 m
The West Observatory 200 m
Military Airport 240 m
Cat Ba Climbing 270 m
Cat Ba CT Mart Supermarket 270 m
East Observatory 270 m
Transmitter tower 290 m
Cannon Fort 330 m
Cat Ba Ferry Station 400 m

Catba Hostel

160 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]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Currency exchange

Blackout curtains

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.2 Km
Location rating7.6

Rooms available at Catba Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Triple - 1 Double Bed And 1 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Triple Room
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    Dormitory
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      Single Room (No Window,Area:16)
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at Catba 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 Hostel?

        Check-in is from 10:00 AM, 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 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 Hostel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Catba Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. 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 Hostel?

        Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 30000 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 Hostel?

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

        What is the smoking policy at Catba Hostel?

        Catba Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What restaurants are nearby Catba Hostel?

        Catba Hostel’s neighborhood is Cat Ba Town Beach which includes popular restaurants such as Vien Duong, Green Catba and Rose Bar.

        What are popular attractions near Catba Hostel?

        Catba 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 Hostel?

        Catba 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 Hostel?

        Catba 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 Hostel

        • 8.8

          Excellent

          "I'm forever grateful that i stayed here because I met three amazing people."

          Danebel

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          September 9, 2019

        • 8.8

          Excellent

          "for that price the room was great!"

          Liad

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          November 22, 2018

        • 8.8

          Excellent

          "We had amazing stay for two nights."

          Hally

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          October 2, 2018

        Property ranking|Compared to 203 Cat Ba Island properties
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        Room comfort score
        7.6/10
        Value for money score
        8.3/10
        Cleanliness score
        7.4/10
        Service score
        7.8/10
        Better than
        94
        %
        of Cat Ba Island properties
        Better than
        88
        %
        of Cat Ba Island properties
        Better than
        83
        %
        of Cat Ba Island properties
        Better than
        80
        %
        of Cat Ba Island properties
        Overall rating:

        7.6

        Very good
        191 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.3
        Facilities
        7.2
        Location
        7.6
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        More about Catba Hostel

        More about Catba Hostel

        Catba Hostel

        Enjoy all that Catba Hostel has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the hostel make exploring Cat Ba Island even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel.
        Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours. Packing light is possible at Catba Hostel thanks to the hostel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time.
        For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
        Enjoy the services offered at Catba Hostel from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Catba Hostel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
        Catba Hostel also provides toiletries in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


        Dining and things to do

        Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
        Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Catba Hostel. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
        Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 92% of the city's other accommodations.
        Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.2

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        17 mentions

        Food & Dining

        4 mentions

        Breakfast

        4 mentions

        Internet

        4 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Vietnamese

        Outdoor

        • Bicycles

        Internet access

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

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Diving
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • On-site entertainment
        • Snorkeling
        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • BBQ facilities
        • Coffee shop
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Cash withdrawal
        • Concierge
        • Currency exchange
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Heating in public area
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room
        • Kids meal

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        • Valet parking

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Blackout curtains
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Seating area
        • Shower
        • Toiletries
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Location
        160 Nui Ngoc Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
        Very good
        Location

        7.6

        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 0-4 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 5 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 from10:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center0.2 Km

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)30000 VND

        The property

        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 15
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened2010
        • Most recent renovation2012

        Reviews of Catba Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.5
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.3
        Facilities7.2
        Location7.6
        Room comfort and quality7.6
        Service7.8
        Value for money8.3
        High score for Cat Ba Island
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (21)
        8-9 Excellent (33)
        7-8 Very Good (38)
        6-7 Good (20)
        <6 Below Expectation (27)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (32)
        Jun - Aug (48)
        Sep - Nov (28)
        Dec - Feb (31)
        All guests (158)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Cuc from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        New window ,nice room ”

        clean room help full staff

        I booked though agoda for 1 night but Im stay 2 nights more in Cat ba hostel , on next day they have big party dinner for all guest stayed in hostel so nice dinner what i has it is for free Im really enjoy with them we dink over night waiting for for new year watched TIVi togethor at night time the fireworks room very clean and I think they just make many window for all room it is not sea view but they have mountain view for my room which I has stayed , staff in hostel alway want to help you also I have booked 1 day trip to Ha long bay from this hostel they give me price abit cheaper than other one I has meet them on boat , tour it is ok but bot supper you can see nice view of Lan ha bay and ha long bay location of hostel abit far from the pier about 300m but it is ok for me for walk , it very quiet , I would recommed toother one come to Cat ba island for stay in ths hostel because price and clean thanks for staff in hostel for party in new year

        Reviewed January 03, 2013

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        john from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        I has a party new year for free in Cat ba hostel”

        amazing with the room if you compare with pice you pay

        when I arrived hostel they have only 1 room left they give me key and take me to the room Im so amazing with the room it is not single room that is twin room but they said it is ok for you stay in this room , after they invited me for dinner at night time that is great food and drink I has thanks so much . room very clean with hot water it is normal but that all you need for traveler , location abit far from pier but you have very friendy staff , price in Cat ba much cheaper than Ha noi what I has paid I will tell my friend stay here they go to visiting Cat ba island for stay here

        Reviewed January 03, 2013

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Thomas from United States
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        Easy to find, friendly staff, not pushy”

        Clean room, hot shower, nice staff

        We did not realize how easy to would be to find a hotel on Cat Ba Island so we booked Cat Ba Hostel. We enjoyed are stay, it is a bit of a walk up a hill but makes for a quite location. The staff is nice and not pushy with kayaking trips or trips to the National Park. We did not book with them and it was not an issue. The room was clean and the shower was hot what more could you want for this price. Thank you Cat Ba Hostel.

        Reviewed April 25, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        nguyen from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2012

        good price . friend staff clean room ”

        best price

        I has stayed 1 night in Catbahostel , the staff very friend and help full during I stay in Hotel , the room very clean , many hotel in Cat ba island but Catbahostel is cheapest , location very quiet and not noise area I has did the tour from the hotel with Halong bay 1 day trip it is exelent , I would recomment this hotel for other one who going to Cat ba island I will back to cat ba island again I will stay in This hotel again

        Reviewed August 12, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kelly from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

        Good value, nice friendly staff”

        Value

        Very good value hostel with good sized comfortable rooms. It was cold while we were there and pretty much a ghost town due to Tet, but the staff were very helpful and even had a party with losts of free drinks on Tet Eve. I would stop there again, but ensure to go to Cat Ba during the good weather season as it gets very cold out of season. Also, avoid Tet in general in vietnam, as it throws off all travel plans. We were stuck on the island longer than we wanted, and we weren't the only ones.

        Reviewed February 25, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ricardo from Portugal
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

        Great service and nice location”

        Good service and accept payments with credit card (mastercard, visa)

        Our stay in Catba Hostel was initial for 2 nights but we extended it for one more because of the beauty of the island. The hostel have new management, so it just finish the renewing process and have good conditions and cleanness in general. Our room was big and clean with cable TV, AC, fan, free shampoo and soap, and cleaned every day with new towels. Laundry service was satisfactory and fast, same day delivery. Is located 3 minutes walking for the main street with lots of restaurants and pubs and 5/10 minutes to the beach. The manager is a dynamic person that is always ready to help you. He found to us a great boat tour around Ha Long Bay, with a price many time cheaper than the ones asked in Hanoi for similar tours. We even had a free bottle of water and coffee in the last day due to our earlier check out. We do recommend this hostel.

        Reviewed May 20, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        John from Ireland
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2012

        "Lovely hostel and service with a smile" ”

        Nice room good service

        Room very clean and nice , with very cheap price you can get a private room with everything private ( bath room , hot shower , air codion also fan in room available , staff very friendy and help full , breakfast include with this price , I dont want to say anything else but it is the best hosel for me in Viet nam , I take I day tour from cat ba hostel to Lan ha bay and Ha long bay , also I rent moto bike from this hostel

        Reviewed September 16, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        sophie from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

        Really lovely staff, comfy spacious room”

        So many great things about the Catba Hostel, such lovely staff, beautiful surroundings, great breakfast and so much to do!

        We had such a great stay at the Catba Hostel that we ended up extending it for 2 more nights. The owner and his staff were so friendly and helpful right from the moment we arrived. We were really suprised that our room was so spacious and comfy, as we had only paid a very little amount for it. The Catba Hostel runs various tours and trips, but the staff never push you to try and get you to buy one. We did however join the Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay one day tour, which we really enjoyed, you travel all over the bays and can kayak, swim and visit caves too. We tried to see as much of the island as we could during our five day stay, and the staff were really helpful with directions and advice, aswell as recommendations for different restaurants too. If we go back to Catba Island, we will definitely stay here again.

        Reviewed April 11, 2014

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        8.3
        Excellent
        David from France
        Group
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2012

        Nive hotel zith very kind staff”

        Helpful staff and useful services

        You will need to walk 5 to 140 minutes to reach this hotel from the main boat station in Cat Ba, but the walk worth it. This hotel is a quiet and clean place, with simple rooms. The staff can help you to organize your trips on the island and rent motorcycles for a cheap price.\ You can order a very good local seafood meal for 100,000dongs and it really worth it. The main defaults of this hotel is that you need to climb a hard road to get there and that all facilities are not properly working in the rooms (bathrooms in two different rooms which have shared air space so that you can hear what your neighboor says from the other bathroom - air is damp if you have a room with no window).

        Reviewed November 23, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Lim from Malaysia
        Group
        Triple - 1 Double Bed And 1 Single Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

        Great location”

        the scenic bay is just within walking distance

        money valuable if wanna have trip to halong bay with cheaper plan since cat ba is more countryside compare to halong city...but in order to reach cat ba island......hmmmmmm

        Reviewed February 07, 2013

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        7.3
        Very good
        olivier from France
        Family with teens
        Triple - 1 Double Bed And 1 Single Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

        Good place and good price”

        Service

        After few days in Hanoi, we was not really happy with the differents hotels. But this one on cat ba island is not expensiv and we decide to go there. The hotel is 5 mn walking from the front and "busy" place of cat ba or 1mn from "red light" but it really quiet and cool because we discover that on the last night ! It was perfect for me to find a quiet place and not much touristic. My son was sick and we really happy that the owner help us a lot for free to buy medecin, give sirup and propose his help all the time. Staff is very friendly and try to speak with you. During our stay, we ask him to find a friend of him who can propose us a trip with boat around but not like a touristic tour. We wonder to discover with a local fischer, many little beach close to halong bay and that was incredible moment !!!! It was like in the movie "the beach" !!! In the street there is a very good restaurant but only for Viet. The menu is Viet and all is Viet. The first time we go there, the people thinking we make a mistake. But it was so good food that we go there 3 times ! To finish about this hotel, I recommand it because the owner is cool and always try to help people who are nice with him. Room are good and clean ok.

        Reviewed August 10, 2012

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Lovisa from Sweden
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2012

        Very pleasant stay!”

        Loved it! The hotel is very fresh, and the rooms have both a/c and fan!

        we really enjoyed our stay at the cat ba hostel. the staff is very friendly, and speaks good english. the internet is great. the food in the lobby is also very good and cheap! thank you so much,

        Reviewed May 11, 2012

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Ivan from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

        Great spot away from the noise!”

        What a great place! Just up the hill from all the bars, yet close enough to be in the mix if you want. The staff are absolutely wonderful and really good people. I would make this my regular place at Cat Ba from here on out!

        Reviewed May 10, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Danila from Hungary
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2013

        Nice comfortable stay”

        Basic, nice stay, wonderful staff

        We stayed here for two days, and the staff helped us organize all trips in CatBa and around the island. They helped us rent a motorbike and gave us a map and suggestions on what to see. The room was very basic, but was comfy for a short stay. Breakfast was very nice too, but not included in room price. It is definitely a good value.

        Reviewed April 20, 2013

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Angela from Germany
        Family with teens
        Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

        Good value for money”

        Friendly staff, good cheap rooms, motorbikes for rent at 5 $.

        Nice stay at this small family run hotel. Rooms are clean an big enough, with TV, AC and bathrooms. We rented motorbikes and had a lot of fun exploring the beautiful countryside of Cat Ba Island. Don't miss to visit the zoo!

        Reviewed August 17, 2013

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Pierre from Singapore
        Group
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

        friendly and sincere service”

        food, room, balcony, location

        stayed for 2 nights. rooms were pretty good. definitely value for money and the owner was so nice to wait for us to arrive even tho we were very late, even putting his dinner aside to welcome us. the balcony was a nice touch for abit of fresh air even if it just faces the opposite building. best thing was the in-house food and the selection available on the menu, which offered the same foods as restaurants along the main street but at a much cheaper price. dont let the price fool you tho, the food is great. we will prolly not return to catba due to it being too touristy but if we do we'll definitely stay here again.

        Reviewed July 10, 2012

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Katie from United States
        Couple
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        Good”

        Good location in cat ba, easy motorbike rentals and tour booking! The staff was helpful and the room was great. Bathroom is a little dirty but I have seen much worse in SE Asia. Thanks for a great stay!

        Reviewed August 07, 2016

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        7.6
        Very good
        Jordaine from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

        alright stay for price”

        Not too bad, stayed in worse places. shower head was broken so you had to hold it. floors in room needed to be swept, after having a shower your feet would get dirty from the floor. had to wipe my feet before I got into bed other my bed would het dirty. good location right in cat ba town

        Reviewed April 28, 2018

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Liad from Israel
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        Cheap and good”

        The hostel was very nice, they have good prices for the activitys around catba and bus ticket, but if you will book somewhere else you’ll get bad attitude! But for that price the room was great!

        Reviewed November 22, 2018

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        7.7
        Very good
        Richard from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2012

        Convenient and pleasant hotel”

        Near to the action but not in the middle of it. Onaly a matter of 100 meters or so from main street.

        I found this to be a very satisfactory place to stay. I had a map which helped because it can be confused with Cat Ba Hotel, a different place, though not really very far away. For a short stay when all you really want is a bed and somewhere to leave your stuff, this is excellent.

        Reviewed December 01, 2012

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