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Budget Saigon Hostel Reviews

10 Nguyen Van Trang Street, Ben Thanh Ward District, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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53 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Dont stay here if you can afford a little bit more. Staff doesnt speak proper English, there is no commom space, internet doesnt work and the shower smells bad.


This place is good to stay for the price, the hostel staff were very helpful and everything was clean


Its amazing what a few bad reviews can do to a place. I was there for three nights with just one or two other people in a room capable of fitting eighteen. Admittedly, had there been eighteen it would have been brutal and the pictures on show defy reality. But fortunately for the truely budget backpacker many of you choose elsewhere. There is one shower toilet cleaned daily between all and the beds butt up as close as close but there is a balcony! Risk if you dare!


BH decent for the money. fans work well. Staff not that friendly but not bad. (Girl always seemed suspicious.) Amenities missing, like reading lights and key card access. Oh well. Great location! Tour CuChi great- best deal $5.50 hostel. Add Cao Dai for 70k dong; long drive but not many people get to see things like a Caodist ceremony underway! entrance not included, beware. Girl downstairs at café with dogs gets grumpy if you take pics. Sturdy beds, but Sheets may or may not have been changed.


There is no common room, but a small cafe place downstairs. The wifi worked great on the 3rd floor (fan dorm). The breakfast is simple but sufficient - a small baguette and banana :) The bathroom is small but clean! The only problems were small lockers, also you have to bring your own lock (small one)..The guy that works at a reception is awesome, really helpful! We could store our stuff there while we went on a 2 day trip to Mekong delta :)


This place is like nothing I've seen. There's 18 beds piled into one dorm, three storeys high. It's like submarine style sleeping. But it works! Each bed has a fan and there's (thin) curtain between beds so you have some privacy. Admittedly when I was there there were only six people max, so eighteen would be a different kettle of fish. But there was something very cosy about it. And it's worth the money, even if breakfast is only a banana, bread, marg and coffee.


Good location, good staff, the breakfast was terrible, only bread butter and 1 banana, no place to eat. There is a bar on he main floor, but you have to buy something to stay there. In the rooms the wifi was bad. Very cheep hostel, good for 1 max 2 nights.


My first backpacking experience was good with this hostel. I met a lot of peoples from different country, we joint in a gathering room and share experience. My trip was fun by hanging out with them. Do not let hostel to keep your passport when you check-in. Please take care of your belonging, one of my friend has reported stolen phone and tablet. Staff WON'T help you to call hospital if you are sick. Breakfast was just bread and small hot dog. No hot shower. Beer 10000, water (big) 15000.

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you get the Mekong bus, DON'T get a taxi to the hostel. It's like a 3 min walk across the park and the taxi will likely rip you off big time (he drove us in circles with a rigged meter). And the hostel is NOTHING like it looks in the photos. Most beds don't actually have curtains around them, 18 ppl sharing 1 dirty bathroom, no security (you don't really even have to pay...just walk in and grab a bed, no one will notice). Been staying in similar price hostels in SEA, but this one the worst.


Its unsafe to keep Your belongings here,2 people in my hostel room had things stolen,

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


You can't actually feel that the room has 18 or 12 people, still feel quite ok, the beds are arranged very well. Breakfast is ok, excelent location, good area.

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Moldova
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I think we was a littel to old for dorms as every1 was in their late teens early 20's! It was fab for a few days...


Tripledecker beds are a nice experience. However, the air on top is quite bad. Only one bathroom per 18 bed room. Other than that a nice hostel, especially for that price.


For me everything about this place was awful.. Hard to find. Staff didn't have my booking but eventual just through me into an empty bed in a dorm. only one light in the dorm worked?? which was at the opposite end of my 18 bed dorm room so couldn't see a thing. Rubbish every where in the dorm room empty bottles etc.. 1 bathroom per floor for 18 people. wifi was seriously dodgy. "breakfast" was basically half a roll and jam and some coffee.

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