The lack of a kitchen was a little inconvenient, but the staff behind the bar were friendly and the drinks reasonably priced. Plenty of privacy in the bunks, nice common area downstairs to meet people (both in the bar and the chill out room). Definitely more of a party hostel, for more of a relaxed, at-home type hostel I prefer Le Village.
Simple hostel but the kitchen is nice and the air con was dearly appreciated
The wifi didn't work in the dorm room, only the common area. Stifling hot as there is no air con and the ceiling fan in the dorm makes too much noise and is unstable to keep on high. The staff inundated me with emails asking to confirm that I was coming even though I replied to them immediately saying yes. All told there were seven emails asking the same thing. On arrival I asked for a receipt since they take only cash and required €15 deposit for keys and a towel and they refused.
Free breakfast and dinner as well as snacks provided in the kitchen throughout the day, what's not to love?! The staff gave us a bottle of wine as well and were always super friendly and informative. The rooms were basic but with individual racks and outlets in each bunk. The rooftop terrace is lovely and the bar downstairs is a blast. Great hostel for meeting people, best one I've stayed in in a while.
Just as good as their partner ostello bello but I preferred the other for its location. Still a fabulous stay!
Some of the nicest staff I've met in hostels. The view of the Sacre Coeur from the terrace is stunning and the rooms comfortable, but basic. The kitchen space is convenient but the terrace was especially nice for hanging out and meeting people.
The hammock is nice, as is the location to the city center. Bit of a walk to a decent beach. The staff had a bit of an attitude when I tried to call and move my arrival date after hours, but were friendly enough in person. Very basic amenities, decent wifi.
The staff was very polite and the building is beautiful. The six bed dorm we stayed in was pretty basic but comfortable. The breakfast isn't anything to get excited about.
Not a good place to stay during the rainy season, as it is a long walk to the town and the food at the restaurant owned by the resort is expensive. There are also no outlets in the rooms and lots of cracks in the bamboo for the bugs to get in. Had it been better weather maybe we wouldn't have minded it so much but overall you can find cheaper accommodation on the main road with much better facilities.
The owner is VERY friendly and makes a point to know all of the guests by name. We booked a tent for cheap and had to shorten our stay, but when we arrived he upgraded our room for the same price since he didn't have much business at the time. Not sure what the tent would be like, but the double bed room with tv was lovely and clean with hot water and a sufficient fan. A long walk or a short (1$usd) tuk tuk ride to the night market. Very refreshing stay here, especially since the owner is cool.
Another nice stay at rainbow. Can't beat the food, staff, and location, but again, I'd stress that the only room worth getting is the private with air con. As a budget traveler, I don't need much in a room, but in Bangkok air con is not just a luxury.
The private room we shared was spacious and very quaint. The beds were large and comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. There were even bathrobes for our use in the room! Our only complaint was that the wifi does not work in the rooms at all and barely works in the hallway on the second floor, where we were staying.
Very many mosquitos in the room as the door to the room doesn't quite close and seal all the way, and the bathroom is constantly filled with them since the wall doesn't reach the roof. The wifi only really works in the common area/restaurant outside of the rooms. Overall, not a bad stay for a few nights for the price (clean bed, helpful staff) but there are probably better options.
Rainbow khaosan is a no-frills hostel in a really good location. I've stayed there a couple of times now, and would not recommend the dorm room. For a few extra dollars (if you're sharing with another person especially) the private room is nothing to write home about but the ac works great and you couldn't ask for a better staff or food downstairs. When staying that close to khaosan, going to sleep early is rarely on the agenda, so a basic room is really all you need.
We only stayed one night here, but had a pleasant experience. The private room was very comfortable, as was expected since it is a bit more costly than the budget hostels in the same area. Very conveniently located for great food and transport on the LRT. Our only complaint was that our room didn't appear to have outlets.
The owner was very nice and super helpful. Our room was spacious and the bed was large and comfortable. Definitely a relaxing place to stay for a few nights.
The water wasn't always hot for the shower, but the location on Thamel is perfect for tourists looking to shop or book trips. Kind of noisy at night being right on the street, but the room was spacious and very comfortable.
Very similar to the other budget hostels I've stayed in in KL with basic amenities and a usually friendly staff, however the location isn't as good in my opinion.
The owner is very attentive and the rooms are spacious. The bed we stayed in was uncomfortably hard, but it didn't keep us up at night. Not a far walk from Jonker Street and the dutch square historical area.
Very good, no-frills hostel. The rooftop bar is fun and cheap, and the rooms are what you would expect for the price. The staff was largely helpful except for one lady who worked in the middle of the day while we were there. She was the rudest staff member I have encountered at a hostel and acted like it pained her to answer our questions, which she usually responded to with grunts and one word answers.
The dorm beds are basic and the sheets could have been cleaner, but overall a pretty average hostel. The staff were very pleasant when we checked in at midnight, but the new staff in the morning were very rude and unhelpful. The power went off at 8:00 AM and stayed off until we left at noon, which wasn't the fault of the staff, but they were not very nice about it.
Our second time staying here was almost as good as our first. We were in a different room with actual bunk beds instead of cubbies, so we didn't have the same privacy that we had with the last room. We stayed for a few days though and were able to take advantage of the kitchen upstairs as well as the fabulous rooftop garden. Only complaint was that the wifi stopped working in the rooms our entire stay but I think they are working on the issue.
Great wifi and privacy in the dorm room, but overall pricier than I am used to spending in Asia for dorm hostels.
The hotel is far from town and not that quiet. The next door neighbor has a dog(s) that barked the entire night and kept us awake. Without AC the windows needed to be open for air which made the outside noises louder, and necessitated the use of the mosquito net, which didn't fit entirely on the bed. The rooms are beautiful but too expensive for us, especially considering the lack of sleep we got there.
The beach is very close by but the food in the area is pricey by Vietnam standards so we ended up walking a lot to eat. The actual room was nice, the balcony was lovely. Free bananas and coffee every morning was a plus!
This was our second time staying at Vietnam Inn Saigon since it is very reasonably priced and the staff are wonderful. The private room for two had an excellent view, and everything you would expect from a hotel room (including cleanliness!) but this time we opted for the cheaper dorm room, which had a personal light in every bunk and was also very clean.
The location is great for backpackers just starting out in the city, lots of food and late night entertainment all around. The room itself had nice amenities; good AC, a desk, and hot water. The minifridge didn't work, but for the price of the room we didn't expect a fridge at all so we were okay with it. Staff was sometimes helpful and sometimes seemed like they had no idea what was going on.
The staff were not always the most friendly but the rooms were nice and clean and the beds felt very private thanks to the curtain and personal outlet.
I loved how close to the night market it was and the private room was very quaint. The hostel recently switched locations however and there is no sign as of yet so it took a really long time for the taxi to find it. We had to call the owner and have him meet us outside.
The lady who runs the place is an absolute saint, but the common area was not very clean as the cushions need a good washing and the place had an overall musty smell. Not terrible, but not the best hostel I've stayed in on the island.
Loved my stay here, very clean and perfect location for beach and shopping/eating access!