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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 More 

Israel
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed for a night, before leaving back home, it was sufficient, clean and well located. just by the market. no elevator though, so try and stay at the lower levels .the staff is very helpful and kind recommended.

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

Thank you so much taking the time to write a review of your stay with us in Saigon Backpackers Hostel, we really appreciate the feedback. We hope you had a great time in Ho Chi Minh and we hope to see you at Saigon Backpackers Hostel again in the future. More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was extremely friendly and let us checked-in earlier which we badly need that time so we can shower. Even provided us a map and directions on how we go around the city. We booked a private room which has hot shower, fridge and tv.

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

Thank you so much for your excellent feedback! we are so happy that you found out affordable rooms, great services, friendly staff... We appreciate that you highly recommend us with other travellers. we hope you have a great time in Ho Chi Minh City and look forward to seeing you again soon Best Regards More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is very nice. We had a double room and it was big and comfortable. The location is five minutes from the main Street and could be a bit hard to find at first. There is no atmosphere of meeting new people if that's what you're looking for.

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We recently spent 3 nights here (low season) and were satisfied with the facilities. The location is quiet, despite being in the heart of the backpackers district (2 mins walking distance from the hustle and bustle of Bui Vien Street). Our room (private double ensuite) was on the first floor, basic and very clean. Wifi worked fine. The shower was... More 

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

Thank you so much taking the time to write a review of your stay with us in Saigon Backpackers Hostel, we really appreciate the feedback. We hope you had a great time in Ho Chi Minh and we hope to see you at Saigon Backpackers Hostel again in the future. More 

New Bedford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I stayed for one night because one night was enough. I was tired from volunteering for the past few weeks and was looking for a comfortable bed and cold AC. I found neither. The bunk bed was built cheap and shook like an earthquake when barely touched. The room had 4 beds but there was two people including myself and... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great hostel if you want to be centrally located to the bars, restaurants and city life of Saigon. Many tourists operators in the area makes it very easy to book tours. I stayed here out of season but there was still people staying in the hostel, I imagine it would be very busy peak season. Friendly and helpful staff that... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review! we are so appreciated that you recommended us as a top choice of accommodations and highlighting our friendly and helpful staff. We wish you have a great travels and look forward to welcoming you back to our hostel. More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasant stay. Rooms were tidy and spacious. Very helpful staff in terms of organising tours and buses etc. Good location. However - lots of stairs to get to the rooms on the upper floors! Only one bathroom for all the dorm rooms so in the larger ones this was a bit of an issue. Lacking in social scene and quite... More 

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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: £10 - £17 (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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