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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How to book NEXY Hostel?
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Check out the official website of NEXY Hostel. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!
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Location advantage and Neighborhood of NEXY Hostel
The location of NEXY is seriously perfect!
You are right downtown in the Old Quarter. This is the main area for bars, restaurants, backpacker life, nightlife, shops and so on. Everything is in walking distance.
NEXY Hostel is also only one street away from the famous Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
Coming with the motorbike? You can park right in front of the hostel. In case the parking is full, just ask the lovely team for more options around.
There is actually never any shortage of parking opportunities.
Dotted around the hostel you will find numerous cute, little cafés to get a typical Vietnamese coffee. Also, there are plenty of street food stalls and restaurants around.
Our top #1 restaurant in Hanoi is the „New Day“ restaurant, just a 5 min walk from Nexy Hostel. The owners themselves introduced us to New Day, and their Vietnamese food is simply delicious!NEXY Hostel, 12 To Tich Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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All room types at NEXY Hostel
Private Room Types available: Standard Double Room, Double Room with Balcony, Twin Room, Triple Room
Shared Room Types available: 14-Bed Dorm, 8-Bed Mixed Dorm, 8-Bed Female Dorm
Not sure what room to pick? Our guides will help you to decide:
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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.
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Besides NEXY, we have found even more hostels in Vietnam you will enjoy.
Here is a list:
- Ho Chi Minh City: The Common Room Project
- Nha Trang: CCASA Hostel
- Da Nang: Memory Hostel
- Tam Coc: Tam Coc Bungalows and Hostels
- Cat Ba Island: Woodstock Beach Camp
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read: 11 hacks for booking hostels like a pro.
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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.
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If you are looking for the private options, these rooms are top-notch as well.
Related: An overview of all different hostel room types.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Bonus: 27 Things to do in Vietnam.
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How to book NEXY Hostel?
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Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries