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Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel
Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

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6.9

Good

46 reviews

46 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Tam Coc

180 m

Closest landmarks
Thûoc Tân Duoc Pharmacy

190 m

Quây thuôc minh ngoc

230 m

view point-mountains, river

980 m

Thai Vi Temple

1.2 km

Ca Grotto Cave

1.5 km

Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves, Ninh Bình, 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 Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves part of Ninh Bình, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Value for money7.0
Distance to city center1.3 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportTho Xuan Airport (THD)
Distance to airport60.2 km

Rooms available at Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Triple Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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    Triple Room (No Window)
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      Double Bed Room (No Window)
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        20 Bed Dormitory
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at Tam Coc Backpacker 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 Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Check-in is from 12:30 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 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 Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Tam Coc Backpacker 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 Tam Coc Backpacker 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, Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel has a car park available for guests. 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 Ninh Bình with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            What are my dining options at Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What restaurants are nearby Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Restaurants including Chu's House Tam Coc, The Long Restaurant and Minh Toan Restaurant Father Cooking are popular in Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves.

            What are popular attractions near Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Guests at Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel can easily visit Thai Vi Temple, Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties and Bich Dong Pagoda located in the Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel?

            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel is located in the Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Tam Coc Cave, Bich Dong Cave and Tien Grotto.

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            What people love about Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

            • 8

              Very good
              Staff 

              "The staff was nice, giving us the opportunity to take a shower before jumping on the bus."

              Stayros

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              April 21, 2019

            Overall rating:

            6.9

            Good
            46 reviews
            Cleanliness
            6.3
            Facilities
            6.1
            Location
            8.8
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            More about Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

            More about Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel

            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Ninh Bình.
            Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
            In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.


            Dining and things to do

            Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hostel's bar.
            Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


            Reasons to stay here

            Rooms here are cheaper than 81% of accommodations in the city.
            This hostel's food and dining score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.
            Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Good
            Facilities

            6.1

            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast

            3 mentions

            Housekeeping

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Vietnamese

            Internet access

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

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Massage
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoking area

            Access

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

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service
            • Valet parking

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental
            Location
            Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves, Ninh Bình, Vietnam
            Excellent
            Location

            8.8

            Airports

            • Tho Xuan Airport (THD)
              60.2 km
            • Gia Lam Airport (NULL)
              91.8 km

            Public transportation

            • Ninh Binh Train Station
              4.8 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Thûoc Tân Duoc Pharmacy
              190 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            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.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-4 year(s)
            Must use an extra bed
            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 from12:30
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until00:00

            Getting around

            • Distance from city center1.3 km

            The property

            • Number of bars/lounges0
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of restaurants2
            • Number of rooms 20
            • Year property opened2014
            • Most recent renovation0

            Reviews of Tam Coc Backpacker Hostel from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            6.9
            /
            10
            Cleanliness6.3
            Facilities6.1
            Location8.8
            Room comfort and quality8.0
            Service6.3
            Value for money7.0
            High score for Ninh Bình
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (5)
            8-9 Excellent (2)
            7-8 Very Good (9)
            6-7 Good (1)
            <6 Below Expectation (13)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (13)
            Jun - Aug (6)
            Sep - Nov (6)
            Dec - Feb (5)
            All guests (46)
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            12
            7.2
            Very good
            Linh from Vietnam
            Couple
            Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in May 2017

            Good place to stay in Tam Coc”

            Firstly I must say that this hostel is in the great location to travel around Tam Coc, Bich Dong and Mua Cave. That's why I choose to stay here again 2nd time. The service is ok with free breakfast but things in their restaurant are expensive. I think this is the only place that you can have fun with your friends whole night in Tam Coc.

            Reviewed June 01, 2017

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            6.7
            Good
            Ann from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in July 2015

            Good for a short stay”

            Happy Hour, Location, Beds

            If you're going to Ninh Binh it's likely because you're there to see Tam Coc etc. This location was good because it is close to the sight-seeing areas. They have a happy hour deal that gets you 1 beer (they say two glasses but that's about 1 bottles beer), rice wine and some nuts to snack on. The rooms are comfortable- the beds have clean and comfortable mattresses and curtains on the lower bunks. The bathroom doesn't have hot water which is okay. Everything about this place is good except for the staff. The owners run this hostel and The Long Hotel next door and they are all about the money- when you order food they demand the money right away. I also asked to borrow the phone and they asked me to pay $15,000 dong for a 30 second call. There aren't a ton of options in this location for places to stay so it is alright for 1 or 2 nights.

            Reviewed August 05, 2015

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Vitto from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Bit confusing”

            The hostel/hotel is actually 2 sites, one of which is across the road from the actual hostel (which is where we stayed). Aside from that initial confusion, the hotel was actually really nice and close to everything to do in Tam Coc

            Reviewed March 31, 2018

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Stayros from Greece
            Couple
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Value for money”

            We went for a cheap opinion in tam coc and this place fulfilled our needs. The staff was nice, giving us the opportunity to take a shower before jumping on the bus.

            Reviewed April 21, 2019

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            7.2
            Very good
            Lieu from Vietnam
            Group
            Quadruple Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2017

            It was OK”

            As predicted, they sent us to "The Long" hostel at the opposite side of the road, we were fine with it. The architecture of the "The Long" hotel is beautiful and special, it looks like an old French style building. They have a big eating area. For breakfast, at the time we were there, we can have bread, fried rice, fried eggs, fried noodles with cabbage. For dessert and drink, we had watermelon and pineapple. They also have vegan restaurant near by. There are a few bars, restaurants, shops, convinient stores in the walking distance. The room is quite clean. But they didn't have many facilities in the room so you should bring your own. We didn't like the bath room so much. It is quite old and doesn't look so clean. The staff was friendly, but when I asked him for a Taxi phone number, he "helped" us call taxi for us, even though I insisted on calling taxi by myself. And the taxi charged us 70,000 VND to go to Bich Dong. On our way back, we tried another taxi (Mai Linh taxi 0229.6.25.25.25), and it just costs 50,000 VND. So if you stay at this hotel, I highly recommend you to call taxi by yourself rather than ask the staff to call taxi for you. They have bikes for rent, for about 1.3$/day, and motorbikes for rent as well.

            Reviewed October 10, 2017

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            5.6
            Tegan from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Okay stay”

            We actually ended up being put up at the across the road hotel - the Long Hotel (same owner). This meant a quieter vibe which we were happy for as a couple but the hotel is quite run down and appears mid-renovation. Unfortunately this translated into a leak in our bathroom, but the bedroom was nice, simple & clean. Breakfast was great though (lots to choose from) and they let us shower before booking a taxi to the station for us - much appreciated. The location is great for the Tam Coc boat trip and seemed pretty busy with backpackers.

            Reviewed July 03, 2017

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            6.0
            Robertas from Denmark
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

            Believe there is better places around”

            First of all we lived in a hotel on opposite side of tbe street that belongs to the same person apparently. The wifi didn't work on tbe seco d floor and they kept on promising to fix it. The hotel looks quite abandoned so it feels kind of awkward. The reception is sometimes there, sometimes in the hostel and most of the times non existant. The brekfast is wuite ok but don't go right at the start of it. It wont be ready. First day we basically got an empty plate while the next day it was 2 full plates each. Never ever take their bus deal + free hostel in anotger city. You will get the worst place possible. The room itself is quite alright so if you don't an on communicating too much with the staff, that should do it for a 2 night stay.

            Reviewed February 22, 2019

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            7.2
            Very good
            Viola from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            Amazing stuff, funny stay”

            The staff was amazing and super funny. They picked me up from the bus and welcomed me really nice. The hostel for itself is not the best I've stayed in. Not enough towels for everyone, you always had to ask for new toiletpaper and the rooms were really moisty. And on the first night were bed bugs in my friends bed. But the staff moved us to another dorm and cleaned the whole room the next day and washed my friends clothes in hot water. They also said it was their first time having bed bugs. However, the food and breakfast was also really good. Just the moisty rooms and the bed bugs were annoying. But all in all I enjoyed my stay.

            Reviewed March 29, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Alexander from Sri Lanka
            Group
            Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

            Exceptional”

            Eric, the hostel desk guy, made this trip. He was extremely helpful with tips and very friendly.

            Reviewed January 14, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Joaquin from Argentina
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            Felt like home ”

            Really one of the best places I found in Vietnam. A super warm atmosphere, the family makes you feel part of it and you are treated with special care. Comfortable rooms, perfect cleanliness and a delicious breakfast! I hope to return!

            Reviewed March 19, 2017

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            2.4
            Robert from United States
            Couple
            Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

            My first one-star review ”

            I've been traveling in Asia for almost 7 months and this is the first one-star review I have given. I'm almost certain the reviews posted on Agoda are FAKE as none of the guests we talked to in this entire hotel were happy. The following will be a diatribe on all the reasons you should never ever book at this place. FIRST the hotel is not as advertised - it is actually the Long Hotel across the street. When we arrived they assured us it was "run by the same family." The room seemed good on first site - spacious, amenities, lots of natural light. We overlooked that the foundation is completely wonky and my vertigo told me I was in a fun-house. The entire facade seemed to be under construction - which we should have taken as a bad sign. A few hours after check-in the drilling started. During our entire stay sawing, stone sanding, and jackhammering ensued from 7 am till 8 pm. I'm not making this up, they started jack-hammering at 7am. Dust was everywhere and all this over a major Vietnamese holiday weekend. Then as soon as the hammering stopped the actual backpackers hostel across the street (thank god we weren't staying in) started blasting loud music till 12 or 1am. Then when THIS stopped all the backpackers started singing on the top of their lungs till 5 am. On the last day I had to walk out of my room at 7am to ask a pair of red-eyed boozers to stop playing Elton John at the top level from their BEATS speakers outside of our door, but don't worry the jack hammering started 10 minutes later. Did I mention the whole room smelled like sewage? We made a joke that we should have passed gas as an air freshener one evening. But honestly it would have improved the smell. Also we tried to rent bikes one day and every one was completely ruined. Had to get our money back and walked down the street to a beautiful resort and rented brand new bikes for the same price. Breakfast was garbage. I've never had eggs that tasted less like eggs before. Oh yea and every time we ask

            Reviewed May 01, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Maggie from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017

            So much fun! ”

            Had so much fun at this place! Great location - best bar was the one right across the street. If you get a chance to meet & hang out with T (the bartender) he is the BEST and will make sure you are having a good time! Such a cute little town with lots of character and opportunity for fun outdoor adventure. Wish I could have stayed here longer - I will definitely be back one day!

            Reviewed March 28, 2018

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            2.8
            Jack from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            Avoid at all costs”

            I couldn’t stress the point of avoiding this property more. Myself and another solo backpacker booked into the 20 person dorm room based on the “hurry only four beds remaining”. We felt this would be a good option as we could meet other backpackers. When we arrived we were the first ones there. We got breakfast which was a poor egg baguette and left us feeling sick. We left and later that day upon returning there was no one else in the room. The common area was also fully occupied by Chinese tourists leaving us with no choice but to go to our dorm room. The staff had little to no English and couldn’t assist us in anything we inquired about. When we once again returned to our hostel that evening at 23:00 that night and there were 4 people drinking in the bar playing music that was ridiculously loud. When I went down to the bar and asked if they could turn it down for their only two guests of the residences they told us no. The aircon in the room didn’t work and we had to rely on ineffective fans. The bed was hard as a rock and the pillows wafer thin. The hostel worker went to his bed however played music/watched tv until 3 oclock which prevented me from sleeping as the barrier wall was actually a curtain. To really take this piss we had our dorm room locked and at 5 in the morning were woken up by banging of the door by one of the workers to allow two new guests enter the room. As I said avoid at all costs

            Reviewed October 23, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tracy from United States
            Couple
            Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

            Great value!”

            Amazing breakfast, spacious rooms, great location.

            Reviewed May 03, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Elisabeth from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017

            nice!”

            stayed here just for one night. the staff is very nice. best one is the sweet guy from the bar downstairs. He was the best! beds are suuuuuuupercomfy!

            Reviewed February 27, 2017

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            3.6
            Katharina from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Unfriendly staff”

            I talked to several backpackers at the hotel and they all had the same impression: the staff is not motivated, seems to be bothered by hotel clients and does not even look up to you while talking. I kindly asked them to wash my laundry but they simply forgot about it. When I wanted to leave, they ''helped'' me with the booking of the train ticket. At the train station I was told that the hotel made me pay almost the double amount of the normal train ticket.

            Reviewed June 12, 2017

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Jessica from Vietnam
            Group
            Triple Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Excellent”

            Loved this place! Excellent value for money, the staff we so helpful and so friendly!

            Reviewed November 22, 2017

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            4.4
            Tessa from Vietnam
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Dissapointing”

            The hostel seemed nice at night when we arrived, however waking up from construction work at 6 am in the morning was not what we had in mind. The hostel was not even finished and one big mess. Besides that we also had to convince the staffthat the

            Reviewed April 13, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Samantha from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
            Stayed 1 night in July 2017

            Very good”

            Place was local and convenient. The only annoying thing was that the aircon was not working, so I just couldn't really bring myself to stay another night. Staff was super nice though.

            Reviewed July 20, 2017

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Linh from Vietnam
            Group
            Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            Good location. Good service.”

            I will be back here again with my friends.

            Reviewed November 05, 2016

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