Having stayed in a hotel in Hanoi for the first few weeks of my stay here I assumed that by then going to a hostel I would have a drop in standards with regards to cleanliness, friendliness of staff & so on. Thankfully I was mistaken. The Drift is a hostel which is kept to the highest possible standards in the heart of Hanoi. Not only are the owners only too happy to help their customers with any query but all of the staff as a whole are excellent. Having stayed in hostels throughout South East Asia I can say that in my opinion this is the best by far. The bar & the pool room are always buzzing with activity & the movie room is a handy place to chill out during the night or day. I honestly cannot recommend this place highly enough & even though I now live in Hanoi I still drop in here for a pint & a chat.