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Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi

Hanoi was the base of operation for our Sapa trip and our overnight Halong Bay Cruise. On our first Hanoi visit, we had a taste of its French Colonial past at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, but this time around, we wanted to experience the buzz of the Old Quarter, so what we did, we booked a few nights on one of the newest hostel in town, Cocoon Inn.

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Street
TA HIEN STREET AT NIGHT

Located at the busy Hang Buom Road, it’s a stone throw’s away from the weekend market and our favorite hangout at the Old Quarter—the backpacker district, Ta Hien Street. It’s a busy intersection where we usually have our bia hoi from the afternoons up to late evenings.

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Breakfast
OUR COMPLIMENTARY BANH MI BREAKFAST WITH PHO FROM THE VENDORS OUTSIDE

The street Cocoon Inn Hostel is set on is interesting in itself. The place is littered with small shops selling coffee and tea, and you won’t run out of places to eat—especially street food. In fact, we usually take out our complimentary morning fare of egg and cheese banh mi, and pair it with a steaming bowl of pho from an old lady at the sidewalk just outside the hostel. It’s one of the things I really miss about Hanoi.

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Hallway
VERY CLEAN HALLWAY, NO SLIPPERS INSIDE THE ROOMS!

During our tour around the northern parts of Vietnam for our Same Same Summer Trip, the inn was kind enough to let us deposit our backpacks while we bring those that we only needed for a few days in Sapa, and again, to Halong Bay. We officially checked in only after almost a week of our bags being stocked on their locker room!

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Waiting Area
LOUNGE AREA NEAR THE RECEPTION DESK

We were quite surprised at how fluent the staff was in English. Checking in was a breeze and we were immediately led to our mixed dorm at the sixth floor of the hostel. Built on a renovated traditional Vietnamese shophouse, Cocoon has tons of rooms. For their mixed dorms, they have four-bed, six-bed, ten-bed, and sixteen-bed types. They also have a six-bed female dorms and private rooms—a few of which even has a balcony!

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Mixed Dorm
FOUR-BED DORM ROOM, WE STAYED HERE

We were lodged on their four-bed dorm room [CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY], which comes with an en suite toilet and bath. They do have a common toilet and bath too, in case you really needed to go and your roommate is taking his sweet time on the john.

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Bed Details
IT HAS A FAN, CHARGING STATIONS, AND READING LIGHTS

Cocoon’s beds are soft, too soft for me, in fact, but quite comfortable. It has a thick privacy blind, adjustable reading light, a mini fan, charging ports, and a compartment for your stuff that you’d like to keep right beside you as you sleep. It won’t fit a backpack, but you can deposit that on the huge lockers inside the room. I love the fact that you don’t need a lock and key to secure their locker, you use your keycard to lock it. Nifty!

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Room Locker
NO NEED FOR LOCK AND KEYS FOR THE LOCKERS, YOU USE YOUR KEYCARD

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Roof Deck Garden
THE ROOF DECK GARDEN AREA, TOO HOT DURING THE DAY, BUT LOVELY AT NIGHT

As for amenities, the hostel has a roof deck garden where you can hang out at night with bottles of beer in hand, a lounge area at the mezzanine where you can watch on a gargantuan TV—this is actually where we repacked our bags for Sapa and Halong Bay, lol—and a restobar at the ground floor, if ever you want something other than Bia Hanoi and pho.

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Bar
THE BAR AREA AT THE LOBBY

They also offer party tours for Halong Bay. Yup, party tours! This is exclusive for younger people who don’t mind loud music and uninhibited all night partying! If only we heard about this before we booked Halong Bay tour via Klook!

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi Lounge
LOUNGE AND TV ROOM AT THE MEZZANINE

Overall, I have nothing bad to say about Cocoon Inn Hostel. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be in the middle of the bustle of Hanoi’s Old District without resorting to ratty accommodations. As they advertised, it’s like staying in a hotel but with the fun and vibrancy of a hostel.

~ COCOON INN HOSTED OUR STAY IN HANOI. VIEWS AND OPINIONS, ALL MINE.

 

Cocoon Inn Hostel Hanoi
Address: 116-118 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi,Vietnam
Contact Number: +84 (0) 4-388-53333
Email: info@cocooninn.com
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GPS Coordinates Map: 21.035433, 105.850212

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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