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PP BackPackers
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“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Cheap clean and great location, right on the backpacker stretch! The hostel owner is amazing and went to great lengths to make us happy, even to the extent where she tracked down the taxi driver that ripped us off from the airport and got back half the money! That was a nice surprise. She even organised our travels to cambodia at a very cheap rate.

We stayed in a private room and overall found our stay to be great! Would recommend to anybody.

Thank you

J & S

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I stayed at pp backpackers for 3 weeks and it was the best hostel that I've stayed in in Vietnam. Bich, the owner, is really friendly and will help you with absolutely anything. The shower has hot water and is powerful unlike most places. I definitely recommend staying at this hostel.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Had an excellent time here at PP backpackers. Bich the lady who runs the show is so nice and amazing. She will help you with everything, and if you're really luck she might even take you out for dinner to a locals only spot. (do ask her)

She also gave me a great recommendation for a Mekong Delta Tour through a private tour guide. This was a trip you don't get every day. Ask for Tan Travel Mekong Delta Tour. (one of my best Vietnam experiences!!!)

When in Ho Chi Minh you will have a home away from home if you stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We booked three nights at PP, and when they helped us find a local tour guide to the Mekong delta (you should ask for Tan and his dad, they are awesome for touring you around for a good price!) we where not even charged for cancelling our last night at the hostel. Good value, close to the backpackers area but not noisy since they are located in one of the small alleys.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Stayed here twice, first time to just visit and the second as a home base of sorts while looking for work. The owner/receptionist Bich is super-friendly, efficient and great at doing everything from organizing a tour to Cambodia to just getting a cold big water. I stayed in both a private two-bed room and the dorm and found both to be of good quality. I see people complain about the A/C but I found the dorm to be sufficiently cool in the middle of July.

Facilities are clean and well-maintained (although the bathroom/shower combo *is* rather off-putting to those used to Western-style hygiene), and the staff as a whole is honest as the day is long. Well-worth a stay here to those concerned with safety, value and having a pain-free experience in the heart of Vietnam.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

I stayed one night in PP backpackers and due to the amazing hospitality decided to stay a week longer.The dorm was $6 these were the cheapest prices around. It had a great atmosphere the workers are very friendly and we got a lot of help from bich (the hostel owner). She made sure our stay was pleasant and even helped us to sell our motorcycle. We had free Wi-fi in the room...the tours that they arranged us made our time in saigon (ho chi minh) the best time ever. Thankyou Bich for everything we look forward to seeing you next time!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Beeing on the road for around 2 months, i found it very refreshing to not be seen as a walking wallet. The owner and the staff are super friendly and made me and my friend feel so welcome that we stayed in Saigon way longer than we originally planned to. We even came back after going to Da Lat to stay a few nights longer. Apart from that you get good value for your money. The hostel is super central but quiet ( the noise in dorm room always boils down to the people staying in it). Rooms are clean, all bookings can be done downstairs , food and places to go out are just around the corner.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about PP BackPackers

Property: PP BackPackers
Address: 283/45 Pham Ngu Lao Strret, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 538 Speciality Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly, comfortable, affordable hostel. Situated in the heart of Saigon City in the middle of the tourist district. Countless bars and tours available for an enjoyable time in Saigon. The hostel has a comfortable setup with cheap drinks and good food for socializing and meeting people. Free Wifi, Air Con, Hot Water, Breakfast. Knowledgeable Vietnamese staff! ... more   less 
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