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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 3 weeks ago

We arrived at a chaotic Ho Chi Minh and felt well welcomed at Saigon Balo Hostel. We stayed for three nights and with its perfect location we were within walking distance to sights such as Ben Thanh market and War Remnants Museum. Free and delicious breakfast every morning on their rooftop, very helpful staff who guided us and booked us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was clean central and had free breakfast! Very affordable and central for a budgeting backpacker! The travel place attached to the reception area gave us good rates for all tours, bus tickets, and plane ticket! Its a wee bit loud but nothing to bad when you are actually in your room. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really love this hostel and especially the staff! They go out of their way to help you. I have never seen staff being so patient, even though some customers were really rude to them, for no reason. I left HCM city and came back to this hostel. You will love everything about Saigon Balo Hostel, I promise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 January 14, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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 January 1, 2015

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 December 25, 2014

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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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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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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