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Saigon Balo Hostel Reviews

203 Pham Ngu Lao, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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21 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Lots of stairs up to the top. Our room was very dirty. inside our fridge was a puddle of water. bed sheet and quilt didnt seem very clean. Shower was cold. Staff were friendly and happy to help, said they had resolved the problem...but water was still cold! We booked for 3 nights and thought we may aswell just stay there because it was chinese new year. after 3 nights we checked out and found a MUCH better hostel around the corner for a cheaper price.


Rooms small and in need of modernizing a lick of paint wouldn't hurt aswel. Stayed 4 days never saw a cleaner also sick leaked water heavily apart from that ok. But you pay peanuts so I surpose these minor details could be expected as this is a hostel and not a 4 star hotel.


Nice Hostel Value for money


Great staff, good rooms, real handy having a travel agents down stairs, mint place, would def go back


As we arrived late in the evening the guy at reception was pretty poor in English. He wanted to put us into a dorm even if we showed him the booking for our private room! Room was not clean and we had the feeling that we had a bed with a used blanket! 2 Dollars more per night and you get an awesome room just a few meters down the road...


Everyone working here is very friendly, competent, and professional. Welcome drink on arrival and then we were shown on a map where nearby attractions were and some recommended restaurants - we tried all of them and they were all great. I wanted to get a SIM card for my phone and one of the guys at reception sent somebody out to buy it for me. Located in Saigon center, near the park, restaurants, backpacker str. Room was clean. I has great time here

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