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Saigon Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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79%

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227 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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63%

The breakfast was a joke, the dorm rooms are overpriced for what you get (very noisy beds! Everytime you move only a little bit, at least one person wakes up because of the noises your bed is doing ) and the pictures in the Internet are not quite showing how it really looks like! Way smaller!! Not really a social room, when you are almost in the doorway and reception desk is right behind you!

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Breakfast is not good at all. I could not enjoy it much, so I always prefer to have breakfast outside. Staffs are nice and helpful. I was disturbed by the Japanese guest while sleeping, i think he is a pervert playing with my Mr. P. Lucky he was staying only for 1 night. Staying at 4th floor is a big NO as it is too much effort to climb the stairs. But thanks to staff member who granted me to stay on 2nd floor, that is what made me stay another 6 nights.

  • 19th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

THE place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City (for backpackers) as almost every other backpacker is also staying there. The dorms are very clean and large but the beds are unbearably squeaky, you can't turn over let alone get up without the whole room knowing about it! There is a comfy sofa and large tv which has lots of movies on as well as a DVD player so you can play your own movies. The staff were very nice and helpful, would definitely stay here again.


74%

I was hard to find it at first but then it was fine. It's clean, the staff is friendly and they have breakfast!


74%

Broken sink faucet. Not the cleanest bathroom! Good location by the fish market. Will look for another hostel when I return in a few days.


77%

The staff was very friendly, specially one of the girls from the desk, she was amazing :) . However the woman from the breakfasst she is never in a good mood at morning. The rooms were nice and clean. The only thing i didnt like is that the door from the dorms doesnt close, it should be fix. Also all the prices for tours, or laundry are more expensive than anywere! I mean, for example for cuchi tunnels they say 7$ while outside everywhere you can get it for 4$ or 5$.


91%

Really great place to stay. great location. The staff are all very friendly and eager to help you. The free breakfast is fine and free coffee/tea all day is amazing! Would recommend to anyone staying in Ho Chi Minh.

  • 5th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Helpful staff, fast internet access, comfy bed.

  • 1st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

clean room, very very friendly staff and yummy breakfast


100%

Everything about this hostel was great, i will come back for sure

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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94%

Breakfast was delicious

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


31%

The sheets, which you have to put on yourself, were covered in period stains when they gave them to me. Not a single member of staff apologised when I asked for new ones. The air conditioning was broken so it felt like we were sleeping in a sauna; again, no apology. Repeated promises to fix this never materialised and they refused to move us to a different room. The only thing worse than the breakfast was their attitude.


77%

Staff - gets an average, 1 staff member = lovely, the other = not. And they kind of look the same. Great location, few mins walk to very very cheap alcohol. Not the liveliest place, but suppose that depends on the people. Stay here though, I would again. All good overall.


77%

meet some nice people! staff was friendly

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

we couldnt lock the door from our private room, the AC smelled funny and the water in thr shower was freezing cold


94%

Awesome stay (10 Days) in this hostel!!! Specially the Crew is perfect, very helpful and friendly!! Cam on cam on

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

It is definitely value for money.

  • 10th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff was over the top helpful with great English. Breakfast really good. Excellent place for the price. Quiet, clean and comfortable. I would recommend strongly.

  • 5th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


57%

Staff here were very rude, wouldn't recommend since you can find cheaper and nicer hostels just round the corner.


80%

The staff here are incredibly helpful and have good information about trips and things to do. Its a little difficult to find, hidden behind the market stalls at the end of the main road. Its a 5 min walk to the main backpacker street but far enough away that its not noisy. Plenty of backpackers here and a good place to meet people. Rooms are clean and comfy enough.


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