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Saigon Balo Hostel

203 Pham Ngu Lao St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 0084, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay at this hostel after it was recommended to us by some friends. it more than lived up to expectation from the minute we were greeted by very friendly staff as we stepped out of our taxi to go to airport early morning with breakfast to take away. Mr. Tu (manager) and Ms.Ngoc (receptionist ) help us... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel is very very simple.. and old.. simple breakfast included.. the staff was nice, but the problem was the old and dirty bathroom..old the room was "old"... simple...is the Price...the location was very good..

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Hanoi, Vietnam
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly & helpful staff, Mr Tu and Ngoc were wonderful! Rooms were tidied everyday and fresh towels given. Breakfast is included 7-9am on the top floor over looking Pham Ngu Lao which is reasonable with hot vietnamese coffee on offer. We stayed in dorm M3, beds & pillows were so comfortable, air con worked well & the bathroom was... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent place in the middle of the city center make a good stay for going out, eat, drink and party around in Pham Ngu Lao ward where everything is what you need for a good time. I arrived here after a flight and the staff were really friendly, enjoyable could say. This is a typical kind of really welcome... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the middle of the backpackers district and is perfect as a starting point during the day for visits and for having a few drinks or party at night. Nevertheless the rooms are quiet. We had a twin bed room and were very satisfied with it.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a nice and cheap hotel - located not far from the main strip. Room was ok but hardly any working plug sockets. There is a lift and a mini mart next door (also a kebab stall outside). The facilities are average. Worth staying as it is extremely cheap.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

great lastminute deal: 1000.000 VD / 36 euro for 3 nights including breakfast, located in Pham-Ngu-Lao-backpackersville, but in a less crowded section facing the 23/9-park. free upgrade from single to double, nice roofterrace, breakfast with choice for local/western, friendly and helpful staff! okay, no window, but that did not bother me at all...

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This hotel exceeded all expectations considering the price. Service was superb, Room was nicely furnished and clean. We had come in a group and during check-out, they had even separated the bill according to room & occupants which was quite impressive. I love coming back to the Sai Gon Balo Hostel. I received a very personal and warm welcome which... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We arrived fresh off the overnight bus only a stone's throw away from the hostel. Our 6 am arrival meant that our double room wasn't ready, but we were offered a bed to sleep in, a shower to use and breakfast to eat whilst we waited. In fact, the friendly staff were a real feature of this place and give... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Excellent location (on Pham Ngu Lao across from the park) in the heart of Saigon's backpacker district, this budget hostel ticks all the boxes: friendly staff who speak English, cleanliness and affordable rates ... AND an air conditioner that works! It's a few minutes walk to restaurants, bars, shopping and attractions; however, with such proximity comes the never-ending raucous of... More 

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Address: 203 Pham Ngu Lao St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 0084, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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