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241/4 Pham Ngu Lao.St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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2295 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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some of the staff are fantastic:both than&doris are both very friendly,very sweet&very interesting to talk to!!Owner was seldom there (that for me is a red flag when the hostel is so small),this hostel being more like her 2nd shop.Dorm is four flights upstairs,spacious lockers,comfy beds,good aircon (only works during evening/night).The drain in the shower seemed not to work very well, but as long as it works, it's fine. fairly quiet. from airport take bus 1 to bus station then walk 10min (1h).


This was my favourite hostel so far.The staff was extremely helpful and give great tips about the city(Doris was so nice and helpful) They also book tours and busses for you with pickup at the hostel and both the cu chi tunnels and our bus to phnom penh were good and on time .Breakfast is included and super good. Facilities are great and clean with lots space by the bedside. We checked out in the morning and they stored our bags during the day and even let us use the shower in the evening.


Loved this hostel the staff were so nice and helpful their Mekong tour was better than I expected they make nice breakfast and you can socialise downstairs location was great they told me a good place to exchange money. It was great


Stayed here for 3 nights in private room with air-con and ensuite and couldn't be more happy. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and breakfast is great! Baguette with eggs done to your liking or pancake. Free coffee, tea and drinking water all day. Laundry service available as well as tour service / help with bus/train ticket bookings. Great location down a well occupied and lit alley way just off Bui Vien St (backpacker central) and within walking distance to tourist attractions.


Nice and helpful staff. The safety box was not a safety box more like a nightstand with the possibility to lock it, not that safe!

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


awesome stay. :)


good location


I really liked the convenient place where this hostel stands and all the kind staffs. I'll definitely choose this place again to do another short trip from HCMC.


Great hostel and the staff there were lovely and helpful at every moment. Would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • 29th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was a good stay. The staff helped with communicating with the people booked excursions with. They also had cheap options for day trips. The room was fine with air con. The bathroom was okay, there were ants on the floor and in the bathroom. There may have been mold on the wall in the bathroom as well, not black mold though so it was livable. We stayed here 3 nights. The bed was fine. The stairs are marble and are slippery, I slipped on them so be careful. They had an okay chill area.


nice staff with warm smile and best attitude !


Good location.


Right in the middle of the backpackers district in a small alleyway. The owners are very helpful with anything you want to do. It is close enough to the party scene and party hostels to go out but secluded enough to escape from the noise of Saigon. The beds were a little creaky so late night returns were sure to wake you up. I definitely would stay here again.


Great place, helpful staff!


The staff were very helpful and were always around when you needed to ask them something. Breakfast was good and served quickly. Strong wifi. - there were quite a lot of tiny bugs around the coffee area/bathroom/kitchen.


Very nice hostel in a great location. The owners are exceedingly helpful with anything you need, and in general were very kind. The beds were clean and comfortable with outlets and lamps. The dorm I stayed in even had a small balcony which was great for socializing with hostel mates. Lockers in the room were a nice addition as was the included breakfast. I would definitely stay theree again.


Great location just a little hard to find the first time. Everyone is overly kind and accommodating.


Great place, only downside is all of the stairs! We were on the 5th floor!


Ngoc Thao is located in the heart of backpacker area. Easy to go around and meet both locals and other travellers. The staff is nice and helpful. The four bed dorm is nice and there's a socket provided for each bed. At the common room, u can hang out and talk to other travellers easily. Only one con, though the bathroom is clean but it's smelly somehow.


The staff here are super helpful and happy to get you where you need to be. The rooms are awesome with large confortable bed with ensuite bathroom with warm shower. There is lockers in the room enough to fit your valuables. Not a party hostel good for a traveler that wants a good night sleep.

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