Located right at the edge of Old Quarter Hanoi, NEXY Hostel is the perfect base for the Hostelgeeks community. It is the #1 hostel in Hanoi to stay at a cool, hip quality hostel. No wonder NEXY Hostel is the 5 Star Hostel in town - a full review.

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This is our review of NEXY Hostel. We will walk you through the whole building, the area and what to expect.

Spoiler Alert: you will LOVE this hostel!

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Private room with Balcony at NEXY Hostel

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NEXY Hostel in Hanoi is a 5 Star Hostel because…

Let’s check in at the stylish reception. There is a lot to explore.


You should be.

1. Local Expertise to enjoy Hanoi and Tours

Locally managed, the team supports sustainable practices such as recycling. They handpicked partners for their tours to Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa and the surrounding area.

Why should that interest you?

They make sure you actually get tours that are really worth the money you are spending. This is something you will truly appreciate once you step foot in Vietnam.

You can also pre-book your tours. Our trusted websites here are Viator and Get Your Guide.

Design Hostel with comfy bunk beds in Hanoi, NEXY Hostel

Hanoi is loaded with endless offers to Sa Pa Trekking and Ha Long Bay. But, please note, that there are many offers out there that are too good to be true.

Keep this in mind, when choosing tours.

BUT: Have a close look on the reviews to make sure you know what you will get.

Ha Long Bay Pictures

The hostel-accommodation has the experience to skip the black sheep in Hanoi here, so you can enjoy both Sa Pa and Ha Long Bay.

On that note, here is our photo story from Ha Long Bay with the review of Woodstock Beach Camp.

Make sure you check out our photo journal from Sa Pa as well. We included our travel shots and tips.

We stayed for more than two weeks in the Vietnamese capital. Here is our video with our impressions from Hanoi. Give it a click:

2. Aiming for Light and Space

NEXY Hostel offers private rooms as well as shared dormitories. It’s the same in all 5 Star Hostels across the world.

The dorms start from 9$ and private rooms start from 35$. Get an overview of all hostel room types here.

At the top and bottom of the article we have linked to the actual website so you can check current rates.

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Read: 11 hacks for booking hostels like a pro.

When we stepped foot in to the dorms, we were surprised at how spacious all of the rooms are. Some of the dorms come with 14 beds; yet it feels much smaller.

This is thanks to the clean, wooden design, the light colours and the curtains. Curtains are a perfect add-on to every dorm and it makes quite a difference to the intimacy feeling.

Some of the dorms come with 14 beds; yet it feels much smaller.
– Matt

Many Hostels are opting for bunk beds with curtains, like Maverick City Lodge in Budapest,  Yim Huai Khwang, in Bangkok, Mini Boxtel in AoNang, Krabi, and many more.

Discover all the 5 Star Hostels with us.

If you are looking for the private options, these rooms are top-notch as well.

Related: An overview of all different hostel room types.

Cozy private room at NEXY Hostel

With their clean and spacious design and the super comfy mattresses, you will have a great good night rest. We enjoy the colourful, city-related touch of design they come up with. Just have a look at the photo below.

Some of the private rooms even come with an en-suite balcony, overlooking half the city and Old Quarter.

Whilst we are talking about design, it is worth it to mention the stylish building from the outside. The abandoned building was completely renovated and turned into the only 5 Star Hostel in Hanoi. All that, from scratch.

That reminds us of Wallyard Concept Hostel in Berlin. It used to be an old factory.

The property is located right at the edge of the Old Quarter, tucked in between iconic buildings.

Top location in Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

The white facade with its orange-coloured logo highlighting NEXY gives the building a striking pop out affect.

Overall it’s easy to say; NEXY Hostel comes with a clear concept design. Light colours in the rooms are mixed with a playful design in the common room.

3. Location and Design Mix

This luxury hostel stands out from all the other hostels in Hanoi for many reasons.

The location in the Old Quarter is not to beat.

You are in walking distance to everything you want to explore. This is because the Old Quarter is the number one location every backpacker and traveller wants to stay at.

Sleep well at NEXY Hostel

At the same time, the street itself it quiet and safe. You can have a good night rest without the drunken party-crowd in front of your window.

This is also important to mention; the Old Quarter can be really noisy at night.

This is great for you if you are looking for a fun night out. That being said, at this accommodation you can have a relaxing good night rest afterwards!

You will know what we are talking about once you step foot in the Old Quarter.

What about the breakfast at NEXY?

The breakfast is free. They are serving a simple breakfast of toast and cornflakes and it is served from 6:30-9:30 every day.

Breakfast area at NEXY Hostel Hanoi

4. How social is the place?

Social vibes of a hostel are important and set hostels apart from other types of accommodations.

Nexy Hostel is a quality hostel, featuring several common areas so you can connect.

Right behind the reception desk near the entrance you will find a small lounge.

It is packed with seating opportunities and books about Vietnam.

It’s a great spot to connect.

Just by sitting here we’ve seen plenty of guests connecting and chatting, inviting each other to join them at a bar in the old quarter. It could not be easier.

Dare your hostel matex at NEXY Hostel

Time to socialize at NEXY Hostel, Hanoi, Vietnam

During our visit we also spotted a brand new bar area. Here they offer drinks, perfect for a night-in.

On the first floor you find the main common area, separated into two rooms.

The first room is the games room with its own pool table and a foosball with a fun painting accompanying it. Do you remember the famous scene of Zinedine Zidane in the World Championship 2006?

Let's play! at NEXY Hostel, Hanoi

The second room just across the hall is perfect for having a drink, reading, chatting and playing board games.

Whilst we have already mentioned some social spaces for you to mingle, well, hold on, this is still not it!

There is a full room dedicated to watching movies.

So, yes, Nexy Hostel has its own little, super comfortable cinema.

Rlax in the library room

Two nerds invite you to read, watch a movie or overlook the city from the balcony.

Last but not least, their roof top terrace is a magical spot.

It is overlooking the old quarter.

Come up here and enjoy the view and bring your camera for your Instagram shot.

It is important to mention, NEXY Hostel is a luxury premium hostel. In fact, it’s a 5 Star Hostel. And yes, it is a social hub and easy place to connect with others.

However, it is not your party hostel – which makes it even better!

Read: Overview of 7 types of hostels.

Thanks to the perfect location in the Old Quarter, you can pack your hostel-mates and go out at night to the busy backpacker’s area. Have a few drinks, experience the nightlife and come back to a sparkling, clean, quality hostel to have a healthy good-night rest.

During the day, I recommend to check out the numerous cafés around Hanoi.

Here is a list of coffee shops in Hanoi.

5. Staff knows the importance of details

When it comes to the staff, the management knows how important details are as well.

The staff are well-trained and highly professional. It is great to know, that the hostel team will take good care of you. And even better, the staff members are locals and know the area as well.

On the reception desk you will find already prepared recommendations on things to do in Hanoi. These things are handpicked.

NEXY Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Your social pointTranquilo moment at NEXY Hostel terrace, Hanoi

Also, ask the team about the famous Tours to Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa and Tam Coc. They will give you an honest opinion on the best options out there.

Personal note: There are a few tours out there, taking you to Ha Long Bay for an incredible cheap price. These tours are not usually worth taking.

You can also pre-book your tours. Our trusted websites here are Viator and Get Your Guide. (make sure you check comments and reviews!)

Our personal recommendation for Ha Long Bay: Head over to Cat Ba Island, stay at the Woodstock Beach Camp and take their Private Boat Tour. We describe everything in detail in our review on Woodstock Beach Camp.

So, here you have it. The best place to stay in and a bustling City to explore. WE LOVED IT.

Things to do in Hanoi

We spent quite some time here in the Vietnamese capital. You can find many cool things from Museums, bars, rail roads, nightlife to day trips.

Here is our big list of 41 COOL things to do in Hanoi.

Things to do in Vietnam

We traveled Vietnam for 3 full months. We have been off the beaten path as well as to all the places to visit in Vietnam.

Here you can find our Ha Long Photo Story. Here you find 99 photos from Vietnam.

Bonus: 27 Things to do in Vietnam.

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How to book NEXY Hostel?

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Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List

FUN Things to do in Hanoi

Remember to book your tickets to the most popular sights in advance.