Saigon Balo Hostel Reviews
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The Saigon Balo hotel is in a great location, a few doors down from the start of Pham Ngu Lao road which is where the coach drop off and pick up points are. The included breakfasts tasted amazing and were a great start to the day, not too heavy on the stomach! The only issue we had was with the time that housekeeping did the rounds, as it was normally quite late (around 1500-1530) which was when we came back from the whole day out and just wanted to relax in our room!
Breakfast is included but we had to go on a tour with pick up at 7:45. We were at the bar for the breakfast at 7:10. After waiting 10 minutes for any kind of personnel to show up we went downstairs and the cook was just having breakfast over there for himself. He dis not care at all and when we were asking why he was not at the bar as supposed to prepare (which is supposed to start at 7) breakfast he literally told us to let him eat and that he would come up in 5 minutes..
Great staff, couldn't have been more helpful. Great location in the heart of D1. Room had everything we needed. Only thing that didn't run perfectly was breakfast where this only 1 member of staff making breakfast for all the guests so you may have to go up early if on a trip etc I would definitely stay again and would recommend .
All are new. Friendly staff, good location, nice breakfast
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
we wrote them that we arrive at 6.30 in the morning (sleeperbus) and it says on their profile 24h service. Everything was shut down when we arrived and we had to wait in a sandwich-store nearby for 2h. When checked in, staff was friendly and helpful, the double room is really nice and cozy, breakfast is egg and bread as almost everywhere in Vietnam.