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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On my return to HCMC I needed somewhere to stay for two nights on the real cheap. Balo Hostel gave me a bed in the dorms for real cheap after talking to them a bit. Room was good enough but the bathroom a bit scummy and had a broken door. Was moved to another room after pointing out the door... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel lies central in HCMC. In the neighbourhood are a lot of hotels that offer rooms for the same price that are better. My girlfriend was really sick the night before we flew back home. She sat on the toilet all night long. When I went down to the reception at night the receptionist/guard refused to give me new... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

They took our passports hostage when we refused to comply to their demand that we pay loads more than what we had agreed upon. The staff members and the manager called me a liar to my face. I never felt disrespected or threatened as I did at the Saigon Balo Hostel. A business that wishes to upkeep its reputation does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed and had one nice room, email hotel direct and you will get a good price.The overall staff and there are a lot are friendly and accommodating.The breakfast is good fresh.The staff speak good english and helpfull,the location was perfect,we wil recomment and came back again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The hotel is in a great location and the staff are really nice and friendly especially if you need to book transport or trips. There's a simple, fairly varied breakfast menu and a rooftop with a great view of the surrounding area. A nice place to stay for a night or 2! However, in total we stayed at this hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stayed here one night in April with my friend. Pros: good location and friendly staff. Fast wifi in the entrance. Cons: The rooms were really dirty and old, and look nothing like the pictures. The beds are really hard and the wifi is slow in the rooms. Plus it was very noisy. Also, I was resting on the bed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The location was perfect, right in the center of the tourist district with a walking distance to all the places to be (such as the ben thanh market - even though that place turned out to be very annoying). Our room was very clean when we moved in. Even though it hasn't been cleaned within the 5 days we stayed,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

An average place. The room we stayed in was old and rough around the edges, with no natural light and noise from the street below. However, I think we had the worst room in the place, right above the reception, so others are probably better. AC worked find and was a blessing in the heat of the city! Nice rooftop... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

PRO: -Location: the hotel is right in the center of the budget hotel tourist district -Cleanliness: Room was very clean when checking in -Internet Speed: Best we experienced in Vietnam CON: -This is not a hostel. There is no social atmosphere, events, or common areas. A few bunk beds does not a hostel make! -Stayed for five nights. Room wasn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

good hostel for layovers...checked in at 1:30am. took a quick nap and shower. (stayed at the dorm) they start serving breakfast at 7am. if you're taking a mekong bus trip to Cambodia, their ticketing office is a 2minute walk away from this hostel.

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