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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

***Property Policies and Conditions***
1) 7 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2) Our check out time is before 11am and check in time is after 2pm.
3) We accept cash or Card payments.
4) Passports & Visas must be presented upon check in as part of Vietnam Immigration Law.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Prince of Whales Hostel & Bar

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At The Prince of Whales Hostel & Bar, you will be within steps of popular attractions, including the “notorious” town of the backpackers (1 minute), the renowned Ben Thanh Market (5 minutes) and the hustle and bustle Chinatown’s Great Market (10 minutes).

If it’s not the comfortable beds with great air conditioning, hot and cold shower at the property after a long day outdoors, it’s certainly the great food and drinks as well as the astounding services provided by professional staff that you will fall in love for.

Complimentary free Wi-Fi is available on site to keep you connected. There is luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation Policy: 2 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
- Passport & Visa must be presented at the reception as part of Vietnam Immigration Law.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash and credit card.
- Extra 3% surcharge is applied when using credit card.
5. Taxes: included.
6. Breakfast: included.
7. No curfew.
8. Strictly no smoking in rooms, but smoking area (Rooftop Bar) is provided.
9. Reception Working Hours: from 06:30 to 22:30.
10. Age Restriction: The minimum age to check is over 16. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    I just don't understand why people gave this hostel bad reviews. It's a family operated hostel which tries its best to be more than "just a local hostel". This is not a seven star hotel and you paid $4.5 not $450/day to stay in here so stop the complaining. Nice and professional staff, comfortable bed and breakfast, fine location. The Prince of Whales Hostel & Bar brought best values for every single dollar I spent here. Highly recommended!
    Vietnam, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Jun 2019
    Prerry solid for the price. It's low season now, so no atmosphere really. It has a nice rooftop bar.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2019
    Good place near the main party street. Stuff very helpful.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2019
    We love the prince of whales hostel. It’s a very quite hostel, we were sick when here so it was great for us. We had a 4 bed dorm to ourselves. Not the best for meeting other as there isn’t really a bar or hangout area. It is very clean and the staff is extremely nice. The location is also really good. It’s a short walk away from big bars and clubs.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Jul 2019
    I was very happy with my stay at the prince of whales, very good value for money hostel for young backpackers like myself. The staff there were incredibly helpful and even more friendly which made my experience there even better! I would definitely stay again if I’m back in Ho Chi Minh
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Jun 2019
    The common areas could be better but the rooms are nice. There's no privacy as no curtain though. Nice showers. The staff is friendly and good breakfast. Location is ideal.
    France, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2019
    Really helpful and friendly staff with a good Cu Chi tunnel tour which can be booked at reception. Great location. Room was very basic, small 4 bed dorm with a bathroom. Hot water but no soap etc. Didn’t appear to be cleaned daily. Beds were very creaky and hard, woke up with a lot of bites. No facilities to fill water bottles but able to buy water from reception. Fine for how cheap it was.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2019
    roof bar wasn’t open once in the three nights we stayed, and general atmosphere was lacking. wouldn’t stay here if travelling solo. bathroom was very basic but did the job, no hot water but in this heat not really an issue. some staff very helpful and friendly others less so. air con at night, and simple breakfast. located well and very easy to get to from airport on cheap 109 bus
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    19 Jun 2019
    Rooms are tiny, we had 4 people in a 6 man and wasn’t enough space even for us. Staff were friendly and let us stay an extra night for free cos we arrived at 5am. No atmosphere or activities and anything you book through them is a total rip off so don’t do it! There’s lots of tourist offices around to choose from and save money
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    12 Jun 2019
    Bar was never actually open, zero atmosphere, impersonal staff. Location is a bit dodgy and you’ll be grabbed and harassed by prostitutes outside as you exit the street. Beds were comfy and rooms felt cozy. No elevator. It’s nice and quiet and good for a sleep only but if you’re a solo traveller looking to socialise I’d recommend elsewhere.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi