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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great price and location. Booked a 6 person bunk with 3 other people. Very happy with the stay. AC worked well and the people were very friendly! Located just a little bit off the noisy area. But, close for 5 min walk to anything! The market is very close too. Saw everything in district one from this hostel location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are very small. There was only 1 electricity outlet for 5 persons. The beds were fine although. The bathroom wasn't very clean. the service of the hostel was fine. It was nice they offer lockers for everyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lets just commence by saying I had booked 2 nights and left after the first and paid for the 2nd night because I couldn't be bothered complaining. (Even if I had complained nothing would have changed). The room was on the street side on the first floor with a window which looked into the sign of the hotel (no view... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately Eco Hostel had an issue with my booking so we had to book this place last minute, it was one of the few places with a private room left for under $20 a night. This place is right on the main street where the buses and taxi's drop people off - if you want no sleep at all book... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 July 24, 2015

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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