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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average hostel, we had to climb five staircases with all of our bags to get to the dorm. The wifi didn't work at all and it was very very basic - there are better hostels on the same road you could stay at!

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

picked this one because it had a pool table/kitchen but while we were there it seemed a bit quiet or boring and they close the gate early so you feel a bit bad waking the reception guy up coming in after 9 or 10 pm. so good if you want somewhere like that... the bed was massive though

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Tangerang, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience here is great! nice location eventhough it's inside little street but overall it's nice location. The ac was working, I can cook meal at shared kitchen and the staff is very good. I recommend people to stay here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here staying in a 4 bed dorm.The dorm was very comfortable.The wifi was good.The Guest House too have free 2 computers to use.The staffs was very friendly and helpful.There too guide you well on how to go about.Whenever I come again to this city I will like to stay back at this hostel.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a 4 bed female dorm for 3 nights, the rooms have everything required and were very clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful with booking tours etc. Great location on a road just off the backpackers area.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice and clean hostel, you get to know cool people too i really enjoyed my stay there I booked it thru booking.com and i paid 5 euros per night!!! Really worth it for the price!!! It was quite difficult to find for us, it took us a while as it is situated in a really small street right in...

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Vi T, Front Office Manager at Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, responded to this review

It's such a great pleasure for us to read your fantastic review! Thank you so much for staying with us and we are glad to hear you have enjoyed our clean and comfortable room and cool people. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon in your next visit to Saigon.

Reviewed 31 December 2016

It was my first time staying at the backpackers hostel. Wasn't really actually expecting the same comfort as the normal hotels out there since it was so cheap in price, but surprisingly, the place was pretty nice and cosy. The dorm room was good, soft and big bed, decent wifi connection, clean toilet with hot water shower, The staffs especially...

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Vi T, Front Office Manager at Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience at Saigon backpackers Hostel. We are so happy that you found out comfortable place, wifi, clean toilets...It’s always a pleasure to hear our friendly staffs.who want to ensure the guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We greatly appreciate...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful and gave us some good recommendations for places to eat. The room was basic but clean and had a good air conditioner. Not directly an issue of the backpackers but possibly because of the proximity of the street market, the street was unclean which was off putting.

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Sgbackpackersho... C, Front Office Manager at Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience at Saigon backpackers Hostel. It’s always a pleasure to hear our friendly and helpful staffs who want to ensure the guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We greatly appreciate you recognizing their efforts as all our team members...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Booked the hostel few days before the arrival. Very clean and nice, staffs are friendly. You get free coffee and tea in the morning plus banana. In the room you have flip flops to use, tea and coffee sachets, bathroom toiletries also available like shampoo, shower gel, shaving kit, toothbrush and tooth paste and shower cap. Very nice location, just...

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Vi T, Front Office Manager at Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the experience at Saigonbackpackers Hostel. We are so happy that you found out very clean and nice,...It’s always a pleasure to hear our friendly staffs who want to ensure the guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We greatly appreciate you...

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very clean, staff Hien is very friendly and accomodating. Rooms get cleaned everyday. Totally worth the money to pay for. Banana and coffee are always available, but Wifi very weak in fifth floor. I stayed in the 4 bed female dorm for 3 nights. The room was small but the bunk beds were spacious, comfortable.

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Vi T, Front Office Manager at Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, responded to this review

It's such a great pleasure for us to read your fantastic review! Thank you so much for staying with us and we are glad to hear you have enjoyed our clean and comfortable room and nice staff. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon in your next visit to Saigon. Best Regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saigon Backpackers Hostel Chain has been the first hostels in Ho Chi Minh City since 2009. Inspired by the energetic spirit of our guests, Saigon Backpackers Hostels is our latest and nicest hostel addition to Saigon's active backpackers' scene. Our hostels are located at the fringe of the city. To several budget travelers who just cannot get enough of Saigon, it's no secret that Saigon Youth hostel has the best location that you may ask for. The city center is just 5 minutes on foot. And just stone throw away is the Bui Vien street, another great area to explore. You will be stimulated by choices of Saigonese cuisine in the vicinity. It is undeniable that wonderful selections of food that can be nice alfresco roadside dinning and variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. At Saigon Backpackers hostel, we trust the environment will be the perfect place for you, foreign travelers, to meet friends from all over the world. We are obsessed in ensuring that our guests get more than just a bed with us with cozy atmosphere with color themed room design of Saigon culture. Saigon Youth hostel is a good place to feel home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao

Address: 373/20 Pham Ngu Lao | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $14 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“303 is good”
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“The Dorms Rooms are very comfortable.”
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“Don't stay here”
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“It is easy to get from the airport if you. An find the alley it's hidden. ”
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“they have pool table”
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