Asia : Vietnam : Hanoi : HAN


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Unexpected. Totally unexpected.

by worldtraveller328 (September, 2012)


Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: ...Omg
Cons: Inpolite staff, virtually NO air conditioning, minimal shops and more


Upon my first trip in Vietnam, which was in Ho Chih Minh City, that airport gave me a good impression of Vietnam. This trip to Hanoi though, was a disaster from the beginning. Upon landing, the airport was clearly noise polluted and overcrowded. And bribery was everywhere. The toilets were sickening enough to not even mention it and the airside... You would think, as the capital of a country, it would have something like a shopping mall. No. At Noi Bai, as they say it: 'We offer you the best of the best' Turns out that the 'best of the best' was actually something like 'the worst of the wet market' There was no shops, except for a duty-free and some eateries. Also, it was hot as hell there and some of the most important signs were in only Vietnamese like: hnh l yu cầu bồi thường and Nh vệ sinh v buồng t& continued >>

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Awful Experience

by pinaytraveler (August, 2012)


Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: i can't think of any
Cons: small, no place to sleep


I arrived in Noibai in the wee hours and was thinking I can spend some hours there to wait for sunshine. But chairs were non-existent to rare. The place is similar to a bus station. Don't think you can sleep here. When you go outside, overpriced taxis will be waiting for you.

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Communist timewarp

by gwapo (July, 2012)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: The roof does not leak
Cons: Better than the bus station


The airport is divide in to two sections A and B but there are no signs to indicate. The monitors are seldom updated but full of information about Cargo flight, of no use to travellers. There are no departure lounges at the gate on the Interational wing only a few rows of chairs in front of the rip off 'duty free' stores. Although flights are scheduled into the early hours,the restaurant closes at 11pm. The immigration scrutinise every passport so do not get your hair cut or buy eyeglasses to differ from your passport photo as you will get the third degree from the military style officers who rule the roost. The aircon is pathetic and its like a Turkish bath throughout the terminal. The announcements are totally incomprehensible and bear little or no resemblance to any coherent language. On the plus side the stairs to the upstairs continued >>

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basic!

by tadge (January, 2010)


Dont rush to get here- kinda basic but at least you can check in for flight on arrival/ years ago you had to wait till some time then had to rush to check in. Inside departures are rip off designer shops and possibly the worst airport bar ever- run comunist style! ie - rip off and crap. But its airconned and safe enough. dont bother with the hotel here, very dodgy...

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Taxi Scams

by daawgon (November, 2009)


Reason for Stay: Other
Where: Landside


The worst airport (in my experience) for taxi scams and general overcharging of transfer services. There are cheaper shuttle services to the center of Hanoi until about 7pm. I strongly suggest that everyone have their Hanoi hotel arrange to meet their flight.

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