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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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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Everett, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights and had such a great time! The staff became really good friends, everything was fine about the dorm room, nothing to complain at all. Almost all the sights can be reichen by walk, the places to go out at night are almost next door.. Everytime I come to Saigon I will stay... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is good, right in the middle of the backpacking district so lots of cheap bars and hustle and bustle. The staff were friendly and we did the 1 day cu chi tunnels tour through them which we enjoyed. Breakfast was good, a number of options each day, the pho and goulash were delicious. Wifi was excellent, good enough for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saigon balo hostel is located in a sweet part of town, just a few minutes walk to the party that is Bùi viěn street. The dorm rooms were clean and the shower was hot. The staff were friendly and helpful when we wanted to book further accomodation. My only reccomendation is that they up the pressure of the bidet; I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 February 5, 2015

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 January 28, 2015

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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