Hotel Name: Ibiz City Hostel
Address: 49 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam.
When I booked it the hotel was known as The Tourist Hotel. I’m so comfortable with being a tourist that I didn’t mind the name. Anyway when I was on the street walking towards the hotel, Google Maps said it was permanently closed. Uh Oh! And they took my money as well.
It turns out that the hotel was transitioning to a new name and it was now known as the Ibiz City Hostel (not to be confused with the Hanoi Ibiz Hotel at 30 Hang Cot). It was so new that there were builders still setting up the reception and common area, so I don’t have any review of that section.
The rooms were ready though, so that was the main thing. I got a double room with a private bathroom. My room was absurdly big (not that I’m complaining), especially compared to the last room I was in. The bed was comfortable and it had a useful bedside table and lamp.
The room was furnished with big wooden chairs and tables, in typical style that you find in Vietnamese homes.
At the other end of the room was a cupboard, a fridge, and an old TV. The room had air-conditioning, which was needed during the summer days I was there.
The bathroom was clean and orderly, and like the main room there was plenty of space.
There is free wifi and I had no problem with the connection. The hotel is on Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, which is one of the main backpacker party streets in the old city area. There are lots of bars within stumbling distance, if that is your thing. From this location its easy to walk to anywhere in the ancient city area of Hanoi. Ideal for being a tourist.
Overall my room was comfortable and it was in a great area. I can’t review the rest of the hostel experience as it was fully open.