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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
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stay at this hotel total 5 nights and had some trips in between. They have got the place to stored our luggage safely without fee. Good location, easy to walk around to see sighting the city, market. Family room a little small but it had well design, big glass door to have nice view to the park. Very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here right before Christmas and the staff treated all of us to an amazing home cooked Christmas-eve dinner and party. We were then able to just hang on the beautiful rooftop that overlooks the city and get to know everyone staying there. Also, it is very central so easy to negotiate the city and get some good food.... More 

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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying in an expensive hotel we moved to Balo Hostel. A dorm bed is 7,5$ but you get free breakfast on the 5th floor. There is a beautiful roof terrace where you have a nice view over the crowded streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Especially in the evening it's nice to relax there with other backpackers. The dorm... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time staying at Saigon balo hostel. The staff make us feel like at home, very friendly, helpful and honest. Tu help us to arrange our beautiful trip to Mekong delta and Phuquoc island we really enjoy it. We was lucky to had the new year party with hotel staff and all the people stay at this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place, cozy and budget friendly. The staff was great and really nice. Our room was not heading towards the main street which was nice cause it is a very loud and noisy city, especially in that area. So that is to be recommended. They have a rooftop where you can bring alcohol and also buy there, very nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 days as we explored HCMC. It's in a reasonable location next to all the bars, and restaurants for the tourist or backpacker. It's a short slog from the main museums, the palace and as with seemingly everywhere in Vietnam the hostel also books tours. The room was ok, the lift was quite noisy as we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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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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