Really, really wasn't expecting much for 4.50 a night but I couldn't have been more wrong. The lovely, helpful, smiley staff are the highlight and an added bonus are the clean dorms with wide beds, thick mattresses, clean bathrooms (with hot water), laundry service, tour booking service ( a little more expensive than some others around) included breakfast (basic but sufficient - egg or cheese with bread or noodles, coffee or tea and bananas), central location and free WIFI. What a lot for so little.
As some-one else mentioned this is down a little alley but I am a lone female traveller and it wasn't intimidating - it isn't far and it is well-lit.
Seems to attract travellers of all ages.
I don't expect to find so many bonuses elsewhere - highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saigon Backpackers Hostel Chain has been the first hostels in Ho Chi Minh City since 2009. Inspired by the energetic spirit of our guests, Saigon Backpackers Hostels is our latest and nicest hostel addition to Saigon's active backpackers' scene. Our hostels are located at the fringe of the city. To several budget travelers who just cannot get enough of Saigon, it's no secret that Saigon Youth hostel has the best location that you may ask for. The city center is just 5 minutes on foot. And just stone throw away is the Bui Vien street, another great area to explore. You will be stimulated by choices of Saigonese cuisine in the vicinity. It is undeniable that wonderful selections of food that can be nice alfresco roadside dinning and variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. At Saigon Backpackers hostel, we trust the environment will be the perfect place for you, foreign travelers, to meet friends from all over the world. We are obsessed in ensuring that our guests get more than just a bed with us with cozy atmosphere with color themed room design of Saigon culture. Saigon Youth hostel is a good place to feel home away from home. ... more less
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