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Saigon Backpackers Hostel Reviews

373/20 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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321 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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We'd previously stayed at this hostel for three nights before heading to Mekong Delta. We decided to come and stay another night before heading to mid vietnam. Pleasant stay, good room, hot shower and helpful staff.


We stayed in a private room which was a good size, with A/C and hot shower. The location was fab in the centre of district one - just be warned there are two Saigon Backpackers (only 2 minutes away from eachother). Organised our tours and we came back to stay one more night. Staff really helpful too


Really nice hostel to stay. Clean, good atmosphere and the staff is really kind. They want to help you with everything.


Average hostel. Nothing bad to say about it. Dorms are spacious with comfy beds and lockers. Everything's clean. Choice for breakfast which is included. In the backpacker area. Has a pool table and sofas for a sociable area but doesn't feel sociable. Staff were really nice especially they guy with the black rimmed glasses. Not a bad place but would have preferred somewhere with more atmosphere.


It's decent, just not excellent. You'll probably find something to complain about, like no hot water (not that it was needed), squeaky bunk beds (hope your bunk mate doesn't move around too much), old AC (as long as it works...), dirty pillows (be sure to get a pillow case) etc but you could do much worse. Breakfast is good. The hostel takes their fair share of anything that you book through them (taxis, tours...), but you want to save a couple of dollars use the tour agencies outside.


decent bed for a cheap price. outlets at your bed. location is as good as any other in this area. no soap here, but shower water is warm enough with decent pressure. no problems here; i overheard others complain, so perhaps there is some disorganization with the operation, but the staff was great and handled everything well.


This hostel is not what is shown in the pictures! Really dirty and thrown together communal area in a very smelly and dirty part of the city. Hard to find. For whatever reason there are 2 hostels in this area called saigon backpackers, on opposite sides of the same block. We went to the wrong one first. Both are down sketchy alleys. Was really strange. Beds were nice and big, showers were decent.


Internet pictures should be updated or the facilities refurbished - Big difference - used up!


A friend traveling with me left her shoes at the hostel, with the workers promising to hold them and give them to another friend coming to the city. When that friend arrived, she was told there were no shoes and left empty handed. My friend's attempts to figure out what happened were met with insults about her looks, intellect, and an anti-Western statement. Perhaps there was cultural confusion in the exchange, but the responses were completely out of line. Will be steering friends away.

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