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175/24 Pham Ngu Lao, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
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#87 of 1,881 Specialty lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
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Mike USA wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
I had a very bad experience here. Below are my reasons... 1) No running water for parts of 2 days of my stay (10+ hours one day and 6+ for another day). I was here during the coronavirus incident (mid-March, when there were about 100 cases in Vietnam), which may have to do with their inability to repair it quickly, but this should be even more important when cleanliness is especially important. 2) Was not able to get my security deposit back. I told the staff I was leaving early (~5:15 am), but the night guard did not have access to the cash register to return my deposit. 3) Wifi was broken on all 5 dorm floors. It only worked in the lobby and the rooftop. I asked the staff about this and it was broken for all 3 nights of my stay. 4) There was a very arrogant and annoying British staff member who strongly insisted on us playing drinking games when we were already having fun and chatting with each other. 5) The pool didn't have enough water for all 3 nights of the stay. 6) Bathrooms were gross and had mold. 7) A few of the lockers had bent/broken padlock holes, as such, they couldn't be locked. What's good... 1) It's a social environment. Great place to meet people. 2) Good location in the backpacker area of the city. 3) Staff was nice and friendly. Overall, I likely won't return and will stay at another hostel if I return to HCM.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Stephen wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I stayed in this hostel for 4 days and I haven’t got a bad word to say about it. The rooms were good and clean and the staff were excellent! Hagan, Florence and Jake were very helpful, helping us book things and giving info to help us on our travels. They were also amazing on the nights, taking us out and making sure we had a good time! The reception and bar staff are also be try helpful with anything you need and are also very friendly. Definitely would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Christoph wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I've stayed at flipside for 4 nights, tho I was gone for one night because I've done their Mekong Madness Motorbike Tour which takes 2 days. The hostel itself was very nice. For my liking it was clean, the rooms were nice my bed had a curtain which I really like and under the bed were lockers for your backpack and stuff. I so didn't really notice broken things in the hostel, which some bad reviews have complained about. The hostel is a bit noisy at night, but considering the location (right at walking street) that comes as no surprise and was fine with me. The staff here is really cool and nice. Jack, the manager, was super friendly and helpful and one night we pre-drink all together at the rooftop bar and went out to a bar/club next to walking street together with the staff that was there. Was definitely good fun! I have done the "Mekong Madness" Tour that the host organizes where you drive around the Mekong in the jungle for 2 days (180km total) on scooters. It's good fun, but what I think is best is that for some tours you can easily do them yourself to save some money, but not this one. Doing the tour I felt like this is not easily doable by yourself which made it a experience that is very much sort it for me! Also our guide, Delo, was a super nice dude and I've had much fun with him spending the two days together and going out to the walking street on the day we got back. He has extensive knowledge of vietnam and his ability to speak vietnamese and communicate with the locals definitely made this trip stand out and surely makes it stand out from other guides too. If I come back to Vietnam I would do a motorbike tour organized by him just for the sake of doing the tour on the bikes together, because I can be sure it's going to be a great experience and a lot of fun! Once again thanks for that.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Aileen A wrote a review Dec 2019
Manila, Philippines25 contributions8 helpful votes
I must say "The Best". It was my very first time outside the Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ , very first country to visit & very first time hostel in my life. Rebecca & Declan were the very first two person I met managing the place when I found "Flipside" while walking on the street looking for a place to stay. I was so happy finally I found someone talking to me back in English hehe of course they're are from England. In Vietnam, my very first experience where in the locals hardly speak English. I do believe they're great people. Beca & Declan were very helpful. I actually asked if they can keep my passport & card. Beca introduce me to a group of solo backpackers too from different part of the world and that made my entire trip meaningful & I was very much happy meeting the group. I felt like I found good friends already for a short period of time. I love the rooftop pool & bar! Just perfect for the 3rd year anniversary of the hostel that happened on my second night of staying there. Happened to be one of the best nights of my life. Actually the best ever! I had my very first belly button tequila shot! from an online teacher ? πŸ˜‚ I had attended several rooftop pool parties but first time experience backpacking & I wanted to do it long time ago alone! Games at the pool with 2 lovely people I met & like considering as friends already πŸ‘‘β˜οΈπŸ₯°πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰ Hope to be there again on their 4th year anniversary! Hehe I think I enjoyed too much with my stay in Flipside πŸ˜‚ I almost cried leaving that quick. Only stayed 4 nights in Flipside. Many thanks! More Power & God Bless ☝️
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Milly-Mide S wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
We stayed at Flipside in a Hanoi and were absolutely treated. All the staff there were amazing and have looked after us throughout our 4 weeks in Vietnam. Any issues or worries they were straight on the phone helping us to translate and sort everything. Amazing vibe in the hostel and super clean and well maintained. Ending our trip now in Ho Chi Minh we are staying in the walking street hostel and it is better then ever. Exact same vibe as all their hostels, amazing staff that really care and are keen for a laugh. We’ve made our way over to check out the OG Flipside and honestly they are all the best looked after places we have stayed at, and exceptional vibe. We have been welcomed like one of the family. Special shout out to Rebekka, Jack and Jacob, you guys have made our trip so gnarly, look forward to our next visit to Vietnam!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flipside Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Flipside Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Hana Tourist Vietnam (0.2 miles), Drink Vietnam (0.3 miles), and Saigon Soul Pool Party (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Flipside Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Flipside Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Flipside Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shamballa Vegetarian, Restaurant & Tea House, Little HaNoi Egg Coffee, and MaM 148.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flipside Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Flipside Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting People's Committee Building (0.7 miles), The Independence Palace (0.6 miles), and Former U.S. Embassy (1.1 miles).