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Saigon Backpackers Hostel at Bui Vien
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

My flight was delayed so I checked in so late. If it's your first time, you will feel not safe on the area as you have to walk in a small alley but its actually just fine nothing to worry. The staff who welcomed me was indifferent and put me to a room that was not cleaned, bed was with hairs, used towels and full trash bins so I have to inform him and he changed the room. The other lady in the reception was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

If they did I couldn't figure out how to have hot water showers so it was cold showers for 2days. Had a 4 person bunk bed room. Was good as the company was good. Free breakfast had a menu which was pretty good but other than that it was a nice place close to all the action. I heard the massage places along the alley to get to the hostel were much more than just massage places :|

Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
Thank Apnazareth
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I Really Love The Service Rander By the SAIGON YOUTH HOSTEL RESEPTIONIST,they are very Friendly Loving and carring about Customer love you all and allway pray to be at your Hosteles when.ever i visis Ho Chi Min City Cause you people are sold Kind to Formers no matter their Colors or where they are from .
Keep Doing your Good Job to everyone not olny Formers LOVE YOU ALL SAIGON YOUTH HOSTEL.........。

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
Thank Melvin Z F
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The location of the hostel is great (once you can find it) not too far from the main backpackers street but also far away enough for a peaceful nights sleep.

The four bed dorm was a little cramped but the bunk beds were big with lamps and sockets next to each bed and an ensuite.

Breakfast wasn't great but the unlimited bananas and choice of an iced coffee were fab!

Thanks to the friendly staff too ☺️

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank victoria_higam
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The receptionists are very helpful and friendly. The hostel is near party area that I can go drinking every night. It includes free tea, cf, banana and breakfast also. I have booked a tour to Me kong as well. That was so exciting. I recommend to stay here because it's absolutely clean and tidy.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights in a single room on the 3rd floor. Room is very small and so cramped up. With 2-3 dollars more you could get bigger room in the same/even better loc (I stayed at 3 hotels before staying here. All around 2-3 bucks more expensive but a lot better.) The aircon was leaking so badly I had to turn it on and off to stop the leaking. The hostel is located in a small alley which leads to Bui Vien on the right and Pham Ngu Lao on the left. It's quite a hassle to go to the main road since the alley is so small and there are quite many bikes taking this road as a shortcut. When it's raining, it's even worse experience. The free breakfast has 2 options: bread (with various toppings) and noodles (with egg or veggies and sausage). The bread is still understandable (bahn mi bread with butter and fruit jam/egg/cheese), but the noodles... They only put an instant noodle and pour hot water on it and serve it to you (so... what???). Definitely not what I expected. The girls there are amazing, always very helpful. But the night staff, the guy one, wasn't very friendly and always seem like he's disinterested. One thing that annoyed me tho, they rushed me on my check-out time. They knocked on my door at 11:50 AM and it's fine. But then on around 12:05 PM they did it again. I've been to so many hotels during my travel and I always check out late, and that never happened. So that's annoying. The only thing that I appreciate about this place is the girls and the free-flow tea/coffee/bananas 24/7. Loc not so much—most budget accommodations are located in this area so it's not a plus.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
Thank 103angelinep
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great staff, good aircon,good wifi .. Staff was very helpful and friendly. This is a good spot - right at pham ngu lao and away from the party scene. Good for a quiet stay! I would recommend this to anyone.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Address: 241/32 Pham Ngu Lao | Ward Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Formerly Saigon Youth Hostel)
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 762 Speciality Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $14 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saigon Backpackers Hostel at Bui Vien 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien We are new brand hostel Ho chi minh city, Vietnam, located right in the backpacker area, Pham Ngu Lao street. It will save your time due to all top attractions are nearby our hostel. ... more   less 
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