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Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel
Koniko Backpackers Hostel

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7.9

Very good

83 reviews

83 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Relax House

40 m

Dau Tam Tailor

50 m

Saigon Jane

110 m

Thuan Phuoc Handicraft Company

130 m

The Sun Art Gallery

150 m

Popular landmarks
Ben Thanh Market

1.1 km

The Independence Palace

1.4 km

War Remnants Museum

1.6 km

Bitexco Financial Tower

1.6 km

A O Show - Lune Production

1.8 km

Closest landmarks
Ánh

80 m

Grace Skincare clinic

80 m

Luna gym

200 m

Long Phi

210 m

Saigon Logistics

210 m

Koniko Backpackers Hostel

149 Bui Vien St,Pham Ngu Lao Ward,Dist 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in District 1, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous War Remnants Museum. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

210 meters to Bui Vien Street

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ho Chi Minh City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.8 km

Rooms available at Koniko Backpackers Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Double Bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Superior Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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    Deluxe Family Room (4 Adults)
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Koniko Backpackers Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel.

        What is the smoking policy at Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hostel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

        What restaurants are nearby Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel is located in District 1, famous for good restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Restaurant, Tom Yum Yum Restaurant and New Delhi.

        What popular shopping places are close to Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel is located in District 1 area which features shopping places such as Ben Thanh Market, Benthanh Street Food Market and Vincom Center.

        What are popular attractions near Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Guests at Koniko Backpackers Hostel can easily visit Central Post Office, The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral located in the District 1 area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Koniko Backpackers Hostel?

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel is located in the District 1 area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and TransOcean.

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        What people love about Koniko Backpackers Hostel

        • 8

          Very good

          "Easy access for food and shop."

          Maizatul

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          March 30, 2019

        • 8

          Very good

          "The place is good for backpackers."

          Maizatul

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          March 30, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 4,357 Ho Chi Minh City properties
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        Room comfort score
        8.2/10
        Location score
        8.6/10
        Value for money score
        8.2/10
        Service score
        8.2/10
        Better than
        98
        %
        of Ho Chi Minh City properties
        Better than
        92
        %
        of Ho Chi Minh City properties
        Better than
        90
        %
        of Ho Chi Minh City properties
        Better than
        89
        %
        of Ho Chi Minh City properties
        Overall rating:

        7.9

        Very good
        78 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.6
        Facilities
        6.9
        Location
        8.6
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        More about Koniko Backpackers Hostel

        More about Koniko Backpackers Hostel

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel

        Koniko Backpackers Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City. Experience an urban escape in Ho Chi Minh City with a stay at Koniko Backpackers Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
        Koniko Backpackers Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hostel make exploring Ho Chi Minh City even more convenient.
        The hostel provides front desk services such as concierge service and luggage storage for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
        Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
        Each guestroom at Koniko Backpackers Hostel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hostel also offers a refrigerator and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
        Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides toiletries in some select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel.
        Koniko Backpackers Hostel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


        Around the property

        Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Ho Chi Minh City while in the city. Experience local culture through architecture at Central Post Office located 1.7 km away. The best way to remember your time in Ho Chi Minh City is with a nice gift at Ben Thanh Market located about 1.0 km away.


        Reasons to stay here

        Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
        This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 91% of other options in the city.
        It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Good
        Facilities

        6.9

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        11 mentions

        Breakfast

        8 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        Internet

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Vietnamese

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Currency exchange
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Shuttle service

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental
        Location
        149 Bui Vien St,Pham Ngu Lao Ward,Dist 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
        Excellent
        Location

        8.6

        Airports

        • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
          6.8 km 30 min drive
        • Can Tho International Airport (VCA)
          131.4 km

        Public transportation

        • Saigon Railway Station
          2.4 km 15 min drive
        • Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station
          5.9 km 28 min drive

        Hospital or clinic

        • Ánh
          80 m

        Shopping

        • Ben Thanh Market
          1.1 km 15 min walk

        Convenience store

        • Mini Stop
          100 m 1 min drive

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          390 m 5 min walk
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Ben Thanh Market
          1.1 km
        • The Independence Palace
          1.4 km
        • War Remnants Museum
          1.6 km
        • Bitexco Financial Tower
          1.6 km
        • A O Show - Lune Production
          1.8 km
        • Central Post Office
          1.8 km
        • Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
          1.8 km
        • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
          1.8 km
        • Ho Chi Minh Squares
          1.9 km
        • Cu Chi Tunnels
          37.4 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Relax House
          40 m
        • Dau Tam Tailor
          50 m
        • Ánh
          80 m
        • Grace Skincare clinic
          80 m
        • Saigon Jane
          110 m
        • Thuan Phuoc Handicraft Company
          130 m
        • The Sun Art Gallery
          150 m
        • Nowzone Fashion Mall
          160 m
        • Sinhbalo Adventures
          180 m
        • TransOcean
          180 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-3 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        The property

        • Number of rooms 12

        Reviews of Koniko Backpackers Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.9
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.6
        Facilities6.9
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality8.2
        Service8.2
        Value for money8.2
        High score for Ho Chi Minh City
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (13)
        8-9 Excellent (20)
        7-8 Very Good (20)
        6-7 Good (8)
        <6 Below Expectation (9)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (14)
        Jun - Aug (14)
        Sep - Nov (23)
        Dec - Feb (19)
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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Ryan from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2012

        Good enough”

        Good service

        the place is accessible to the bentham market. the staff are good. the room is very clean, although the floor makes a lot of noise everytime you take a step since it is made of wood. overall, its an excellent place to stay at in ho chi minh city. it is also surrounded by a lot of travel agencies. a lot of restaurants and food stalls in the area. the moment you step out from the hostel,you can have easy access to everything.

        Reviewed October 01, 2012

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Adam from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in November 2012

        Good priced and very handy location.”

        Location. Good value for money.

        This hostel comes in at great value for money, particularly when you take into consideration its location. Koniko Backpackers Hostel is near the centre of Saigon; in the backpackers area and close to some of the main drinking spots. A fairly generous breakfast was also offered which was included in the price. I would recommend it to anyone.

        Reviewed December 06, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Janice from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in May 2012

        Nice Hotel and Friendly Staff ”

        Clean Toilet and Bath and Nice Dorm Room

        I love Koniko! It was worth all the penny staying in the hostel. The hostel is pretty new and clean. The bedsheet and toilet are clean. :-) It is in the backpackers area so it's conveniently located to food shops and establishments. The staff are very helpful too when I ask help for the vietnamese translation of my tattoo! Also help me booked my cab going to the airport. I will definitely come back and stay there again next time I am in HCMC!

        Reviewed May 31, 2012

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Bryony from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

        Right in the centre of the backpacker quarter.”

        Friendly, clean, welcoming

        I enjoyed my stay at Koniko. The people were really lovely and, if you want to be slap bang in the middle of the nightlife, there's nowhere better. If I stay in HCMC, I might go for District 3 instead, purely because there's a great deal of bag snatching going in around the backpacker area, so it's best to avoid taking a bag. It is noisy, but I knew it would be, and it was nothing some earplugs couldn't sort out. If you want to party, it's great, but otherwise, probably better to find a different base. The hotel itself was very good value for money and the room was really spacious.

        Reviewed September 27, 2014

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Luke from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Double Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

        Friendly hotel on in PNL busy area”

        Clean room, reasonable breakfast, on Bui Vien busy street

        Right next to busy Bui Vien Street with many street bars with plastic chairs. Very convenient to walk around Ho Chi Minh city. Be warned music next door is often very loud to early hours of morning- bring your ear plugs. Good choice if you want to see Saigon nightlife.

        Reviewed January 25, 2014

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        8.8
        Excellent
        michela from Italy
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Amazing Ho Chi Minh”

        Very nice place, even if we were 13 in the room! Clean, locker. Completly in the center of the party of ho chi minh!!! Staff so friendly and disponible for any question! Amazing holidays

        Reviewed March 15, 2016

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Ilia from Slovenia
        Couple
        Standard Double Bed
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

        koniko is a nice place”

        Koniko has big, clean and very nice rooms with fast wifi. It's in the heart of district 1, location is good for amenities like streetfood/restaurants, shopping and some sights at walking distance. It's also on the busiest street, so it's not the most quiet of places. We enjoyed our stay here and would return.

        Reviewed February 08, 2016

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        8.0
        Excellent
        CHIEW from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

        4 Nights Stay At Koniko Backerpackers Hostel”

        My Mixed Dormitory is located at the 5th Floors.Morning Breakfast is served at the 6th Floors every morning at 8;00 am to 10;00 am.There are 2 Shared Bathrooms inside the Mixed Dormitory. There is no Lift from groundfloor to the 6th Floors at the Rooftop.The Mixed Dorm room is equipped with Reading Lamps at each bed & Lockers & Air-Con.Anywhere, it`s a good hostel.The Lady Boss is very Kind,Helpful,Humble& Sincere.I will stay there again if I ever come back to Ho Chih Minh City.

        Reviewed May 20, 2017

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        7.7
        Very good
        Ades from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in April 2013

        Good location at Bui Vien Street”

        Centrally located, quiet surrounding at night and friendly staff

        Staying for 4 nights in Koniko and met a great few of friends from UK, Germany, Thailand, and Korea in the dorm. Easy to reach in Bui Vien Street and I think it's the central location for travelers gathering rather than the Pham Ngu Lao Street. Sorrounded by restaurants, conv store, and souvenir shop, a good location. The minus points are the bathroom is not so clean, creaking floor and beds so when people just arrived in late night, the creaking sound wake me up sometime. And my personal towel was thrown out by mistake, it's sad. But the friendly staff replace it with Koniko's towel, so in overall a good hostel.

        Reviewed April 24, 2013

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Kojakorn from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Bed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Very good location but not so clean”

        Good location, good price and minimart nearby

        I stayed at Koniko for one night only. It's located on Bui Vien street which is surrounded by many restaurants/bars/clubs than those on Pham Ngu Lao street. The amenities and cleanliness are not that impressive, but it's ok if you plan to just have a couple or more hours of sleep after hitting famous club at the corner of this street.

        Reviewed May 26, 2013

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Damoon from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in February 2013

        Location, location, location”

        Situated close to the bustling nightlife, great place to meet new people

        The hostel on Bui Vien St is just a stone throw away from US$.30 glasses of draught beer. The bed is pretty decent, and the hot water works just fine. Only real drawback is the creaky floorboards that wake you up everytime someone comes back from a night out, and the alarms set by other people that wake you up when they go off one-by-one in the morning. But that's to be expected in a backpackers hostel. Free morning breakfast is a big plus.

        Reviewed February 18, 2013

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Rachel from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in September 2012

        cheap and cheerful ”

        breakfast is included

        I stayed here for about 4 hours in-between a late flight arrival and an early start on a tour the next day. The hostel is clean, breakfast was included and they arranged for a fixed price taxi to pick me up from the airport at 01:30 which was excellent! Only downside is the location, on a busy main street which seemed to party on all night. Fantastic if you like that sort of thing but not really for me.

        Reviewed October 03, 2012

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Diah from Indonesia
        Group
        Standard Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2012

        nice location hotel with really nice staffs”

        the staffs were totally great

        the loction of hotel was great. it was at the backpackers area close to many bar, restaurant, travel agent, bus pick up station. u can go to benh tanh market and also coop mart on foot from this hotel. the staffs are so nice. some people could speak english, some people didn't. but they tried their best to communicate with us. the room was clean and comfortable, altough sometimes they forgot to take off the trash from the trash bin at the room or toilet. we got once electricity off at the area. but it wasn't really matter since it was late at the night. for breakfast it was a unique experience. they offer us for noodle or bread and it will be served freshly cooked at the top level of the building - their kitchen was there. there's only a low table in the dining room, so we sat in a sitting pillow. just feels like home.

        Reviewed August 12, 2012

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Tricia from Canada
        Couple
        Twin Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        Good place for a night or two”

        This hostel was so clean and I got a free upgrade to a huge room. They let us check out late and organized airport pick up and drop off. Lady running hostel was so kind and helpful. No common space though if looking to meet people.

        Reviewed October 25, 2016

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Mathew from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in February 2013

        Excellent!”

        Location, cleanliness, staff!

        Excellent hostel, very reasonable price, excellent breakfast and extremely helpful staff! Would definitely go back here!

        Reviewed March 25, 2013

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Truc from Vietnam
        Group
        Standard Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff, location”

        Very helpful staff, near by central of the city, worth d money

        Two nights in HCM city was so comfy with this hotel,very helpful and staff. They helped us carry really heavy luggage and suggest nice tours. The room is clean, small but fully equipped.Breakfast was simple but gud enough: bread, coffee, juice... Quiet at nite, hot shower and AC worked well. Very gud location, close to Ben Thanh market n other central places.

        Reviewed December 22, 2012

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Yongdong from China
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

        Good lacation and nice room”

        The price included breakfast, simple but convenient, the girl working in the hotel is very nice

        The hotel is just located in a crowded street, a lot of bars, so it will be noisy until very late. When you get into the hotel, you need to take off your shoes, you can put your shoes in the first floor or take them to your room, I suggest you take your shoes to your room in case your shoes are missing.

        Reviewed February 09, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Evy from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        comfort stay in KONIKO”

        Good place. Owner is friendly. She accompanied me for my trip to CU CHI Wish them all the best

        Reviewed December 13, 2016

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Maizatul from Malaysia
        Couple
        Twin Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        Value for money”

        the place is good for backpackers. easy access for food and shop. just a bit noisy since its at street with club and bar. food stall also open till late. no problem finding food.

        Reviewed March 30, 2019

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        6.7
        Good
        Atheena from Singapore
        Group
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in May 2014

        In the heart of Pham Ngu Lao”

        Clean, great staff

        Honestly we were impressed by how clean the hostel is. It doesn't have a lift though, so if your bags are heavy and you're in the dorms (all the way on the 6th floor or so), good luck. Not the safest area but if you want to be in the heart of the backpacker's district, this is it.

        Reviewed August 25, 2014

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