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Saigon Balo Hostel

203 Pham Ngu Lao, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Distance from city centre: 3.5km

Rating: 79% from 3 reviews

  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities

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  • It was ok, had a bed, tv, fridge, aircon, you get what you pay for I guess! Bit noisy though, especially at night as most of the windows are internal over the stairwell. Good location though right on the main road and not off one of the dodgy backstreets.
  • 70%
  • 29 Nov 2011 Roxanne
  • Don't be confused if you turn up to this address and find the Saigon Backpackers in its place...they seem to be the same hostel, as with everything in Vietnam 'same, same but different'. They had our booking and knew about the deposit paid so it was no issue. We stayed an extra night and it was easy to organise. The staff on reception in the afternoon speak much better english than the guy in the morning but everyone is friendly. The Hanh Cafe bus drop off point is practically right outside which is real
  • 90%
  • 03 Nov 2011 David England
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