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Khoi Hostel Reviews

373/11 Pham Ngu Lao St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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167 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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We arrived in the middle of the night and they were still very friendly. They helped us book the bus to cambodia and it all went well!


It's in a good location in the backpacker district. Everything was nice and clean and the stafff were excellent, they are all friendly and very helpful; they answered all my many many questions and will even give you an introduction on how to avoid Saigon's many many many scammers, pickpockets and robbers.


Despite being down a shady looking alley. this is a really nice hostel. Close to cheap food and drinks/nightlife, and tour operators/bus drop off Friendly and helpful staff who helped with booking day trips/transport Well equipped and clean twin room with ensuite Small communal area and slow computer


I really liked Khoi! They had great breakfast, and I thought the beds were very comfortable. My highlight was the staff, they were very helpful and answered all of my questions, and helped me and my friend with everything! I didn't find it extremely easy meeting people there, but it was clean, there was tasty complimentary breakfast, and the staff was great!


I don't understand the previous reviews!? It's like we stayed in an other hostel... They have 2 Khoi Hostels, one must be the "good one" and the other one must be for second class people or something!Thank god we only stayed there for one night! I didn't feel safe, the location was terrible. You had to walk through a dark little side alley to get there. Worst thing was the rotten food in the fridge,so that we had to take the fridge out of the room for the night! Disgusting!!


This is a great hostel. Rooms are clean and spacious, the staff are helpful and friendly, wifi works well in the rooms, there is a good atmosphere and the place strikes a balance between being sociable without being a full-out party hostel, In addition it was the little details that made this hostel - the welcome drinks, the breakfast, the free bars of soap. I had a great overall experience staying here.


Warm welcome among entering the hostel. I was immediately greeted with tea and a banana. The receptionist gave me a map of the city. She showed me the recommended restaurants, massage places, and gave us pick-pocketing guidance. I have never received this kind of attention and information at a hostel. I had a private room and it was bigger than my previous hotel. Provided towels, clean sheets daily, and complimentary breakfast (basic) but good. Helped with tours and airport transfers.


Recommended by a friend and did not disappoint! Very clean, safe, relaxing and super friendly staff. I have stayed in five different hostels in HCMC and this is definately the best one. Very central just off the main backpacker street. I have stayed in Khoi for a long period and have met many great people here who have all enjoyed their stay.

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


good hostel: nice and friendly staff and very clean!


We had a nice stay in the 6 bed dorm ink lauding breakfast. It was clean, decant and just a good value for the prize. The woman behind reception gavr us some helpful information about the city and free ice tea to welcome us ( which was great after a long walk in the heat.) There's nothing to mock about the toilet facilities and the rooms, spacious enough, proper working a/c and everyone got an own locker, just the wifi could be better ( like almost everywhere). Would recommend it!


Facilities are clean, everything seem new, breakfast is nice. But I think you can find something cheaper


One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in! Staff very friendly and helpful, very big and clean rooms and great breakfast. You can choose between two and the change every day.


Staff were excellent and i enjoyed my stay there in HCMC:)


Nice place! Good and big dorms, clean, staff nice. Small common area but cosy enough to meet other travellers. The cu chi tunnels half day tour was good and booked through the hostel.


Rather bad water pressure in the showers, the private room me and my girlfriend lived in was without windows, which was more annoying than you'd think. Location is ok, in the far end of the backpacker area. Nothing really Wrong with the place, but at best quite average.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear mr. Fredrik, first we want to say thank you for your choosing our hostel, we are very sorry for your dissatisfaction when you are here. You had reservation here with a double room no window, pls check your reservation, we sent you a correct room with your reservation. We have 2 kinds of double room: no window and window, we show it very clearly in hostelworld.com, maybe you miss to check it.


Lovely clean hostel. My friend and I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was immaculate. Clean bathrooms, fresh towels/sheets each day and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Defiantly would recommend it if you want a nice chilled place to stay in the back packers area.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good breakfast which changes everyday. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Only negative, I would not book the mekong tour with them, the agency they used were just awful


Super clean, helpful staff, great if you're traveling alone and want to meet people. Excellent value for money, would def recommend it!


Had a great stay, Staff are very friendly and helpful. Dorms are comfortable and I found this place to be very clean. The hostel itself wasn't so socialable for me, but within my dorm room we were, so that was great. It's down an alleyway and can be a little bit difficult to find at first as its not one of the hostels written on the sign above to alleyway entrance. Had a great stay.


Staff were lovely

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