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Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

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7.9

Very good

846 reviews

846 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

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

60 m

Bui Vien Street

80 m

Dung Tailor

90 m

Sapa

110 m

Bobby Brewers

120 m

Popular landmarks
Ben Thanh Market

810 m

The Independence Palace

1.1 km

War Remnants Museum

1.3 km

Bitexco Financial Tower

1.3 km

A O Show - Lune Production

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Nha Khoa Hong

70 m

Luna gym

100 m

Saigon Tourist

110 m

Ginkgo Concept Store

140 m

TNK Travel

140 m

Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

241/32 Pham Ngu Lao, 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Game room

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

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
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.8 km

Rooms available at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

En Suite Double
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Twin Room with View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Single
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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4 Bed Female Dorm (1 Twin Bunk Bed)
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    Standard Single Room with No Window (No Window) (1 Single Bed)
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      Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          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 Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 14000 VND. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ho Chi Minh City with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

          Is breakfast offered at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50000 VND if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

          What is the smoking policy at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien is located in District 1, famous for good restaurants such as Ngon Restaurant, Pho Quynh and Cuc Gach Quan.

          What popular shopping places are close to Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien 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 Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien is located in District 1 area, which is famous for attractions such as Central Post Office, The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien?

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien is located within District 1, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and TransOcean.

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          What people love about Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff is friendly."

            Sheridan

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            January 18, 2022

          • 9.2

            Exceptional
            Bathroom

            "Very good room, with refridgerator, private bathroom, and clean room."

            Randika

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            November 7, 2019

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The staff were also very helpful."

            Marvin

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            September 21, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 4,510 Ho Chi Minh City properties
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          Room comfort score
          7.8/10
          Location score
          8.6/10
          Value for money score
          8.2/10
          Room size
          22 sqm.
          Better than
          96
          %
          of Ho Chi Minh City properties
          Better than
          92
          %
          of Ho Chi Minh City properties
          Better than
          91
          %
          of Ho Chi Minh City properties
          Bigger than
          90
          %
          of Ho Chi Minh City properties
          Overall rating:

          7.9

          Very good
          846 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.5
          Facilities
          7.1
          Location
          8.6
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          What travelers say they love:
          Recommend for those want for short and budget stay.
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          More about Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

          More about Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien

          Get the most from an urban escape in Ho Chi Minh City when you book a room at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien. Located right in the city center, Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
          Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the hostel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Ho Chi Minh City.
          Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours. Packing light is possible at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien thanks to the hostel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
          For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
          Enjoy the services offered at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and mini bar at your disposal.
          It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
          Recreational facilities at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien are designed for escape and relaxation. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the salon, located right at the hostel. Get social at the hostel's games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


          Around the property

          Don't miss out on all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer during your stay at Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien. Central Post Office is located 1.5 km away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph. Never forget your time in Ho Chi Minh City with a special gift or trinket from Ben Thanh Market just 800 m away.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 96% of the city's other accommodations.
          Ranking higher than 91% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Very good
          Facilities

          7.1

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          50 mentions

          Breakfast

          45 mentions

          Internet

          8 mentions

          Food & Dining

          6 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Vietnamese

          Internet access

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

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Game room
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Breakfast [free]
          • Coffee shop
          • Room service
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Concierge
          • Currency exchange
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Salon
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Free bottled water
          • Free welcome drink
          • Non-smoking
          • Towels
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Asian
          Location
          241/32 Pham Ngu Lao, 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)
            131.7 km

          Public transportation

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

          Hospital or clinic

          • Nha Khoa Hong
            70 m

          Shopping

          • Ben Thanh Market
            810 m

          Convenience store

          • Mini Stop
            390 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            100 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

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

          Nearby landmarks

          • Innoviet
            60 m
          • Nha Khoa Hong
            70 m
          • Bui Vien Street
            80 m
          • Dung Tailor
            90 m
          • Luna gym
            100 m
          • Saigon Tourist
            110 m
          • Sapa
            110 m
          • Bobby Brewers
            120 m
          • Pham Ngu Lao street (backpack)
            130 m
          • Blue Dragon
            140 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 2-11 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 12 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
          • Reception open until23:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee14000 VND
          • Distance from city center0 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50000 VND
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of floors5
          • Number of rooms 14
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2011
          • Most recent renovation2013

          Reviews of Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.9
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.5
          Facilities7.1
          Location8.6
          Room comfort and quality7.8
          Service8.1
          Value for money8.2
          High score for Ho Chi Minh City
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (192)
          8-9 Excellent (120)
          7-8 Very Good (148)
          6-7 Good (84)
          <6 Below Expectation (101)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (147)
          Jun - Aug (155)
          Sep - Nov (162)
          Dec - Feb (181)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tsvetan from Bulgaria
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 1 night in August 2019

          party people ”

          The place is cozy and very thoughtfully made. The Balcony on the last flour is amazing. The room is very noisy at the active party time, but no one should go near Bui Mien if want to have a quiet rest. The staff was very helpful and friendly, I will come again at the same place.

          Reviewed September 01, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Marvin from Philippines
          Couple
          Superior Twin Room with View
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

          Great value for money.”

          I’d say that Saigon Backpacker kinda exceeded my expectations. I didnt expect how clean and organize the room was. The only thing is that as you go up a higher floor, the water supply kind of decrease. Our room is on 5th floor and water supply in the shower is not that good. But overall, I definitely recommend this place. The staff were also very helpful.

          Reviewed September 21, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Phan from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in August 2019

          Good hotel , good location”

          The hotel is close to the city center, close to the bustling Bui Vien street, the staff are friendly, the male receptionist speaks a little Thai very cute! Clean room, reasonable price for money!

          Reviewed September 05, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sheridan from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

          Cheap and good loc”

          Staff is friendly. Room is clean and complete with toiletries. Cheaper and near to your needs

          Reviewed January 18, 2022

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kristina from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

          It could be cleaner, but other than that my stay was great. ”

          The people running the hostel were very nice and helpful. And guys, we can't expect everyone to speak English. There was one morning when I tried to say something to the cleaner, but she just waved her hand and walked away. At first I was so shocked because during my first two nights she seemed really nice, but then I remembered I was in VIETNAM. So the next day I used Google translate to communicate with the staff who didn't speak English well. Thank God for Google translate! There really isn't anything I can complain about. After all, this is a hostel. The breakfast was nice, the location was perfect, and it was quiet there like it's not right next to the crazy Bui Vien walking street!!! Yes, the single room was small, but I didn't feel like it's an issue simce I didn't go to Vietnam to stay in that room. I just needed a functioning AC, a bed to sleep in, a small drawer and a bathroom to myself. I got everything I need. Even new friends :)

          Reviewed June 20, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Phan from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in August 2019

          Clean room ”

          Thanks for your help , good service . Friendly staffs , clean room , cheap prices

          Reviewed September 15, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Elyssa from Philippines
          Family with teens
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

          Great Stay! ”

          For the price rate per night? You can never go wrong. A big bed, air-conditioned room, free breakfast, and perfect location! Big catch. Amazing family who owns and run the hostel. Whatever you ask for they will gladly help. And just outside the hostel, turn right, second restaurant is superb! If ever I’m back in Vietnam would stay here again! Thanks ❤️

          Reviewed August 24, 2019

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          Thank you for your compliment. I hope meeting you soon when you come back Saigon.

          Responded August 25, 2019
          Saigon Backpackers Hostel - Bui Vien
          10.0
          Exceptional
          chian from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019

          Enjoyable stay”

          everything is good. Just that the main door closes at 12am which is a bit inconvenient when you come back after 12am.

          Reviewed September 09, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Randika from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

          Cheap price, 3-star facilities”

          Very good room, with refridgerator, private bathroom, and clean room. But the location is a lil bit to find. And so close to bui vien street, so if you see decide to walk around at 7pm, you'll get stuck in bui vien street. I got promo fare bout VND140k/night, it was amazing price to get all of my nights in HCMC.

          Reviewed November 07, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Mary from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

          Great value for money”

          You get what you paid for. Close to everything. Good staff. Free breakfast. Happy with our stay. 😊

          Reviewed September 19, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Haviva from Israel
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          An amazing hostel!”

          All the star are friendly, the dorm rooms are nice, not to crowded, everything was perfect!

          Reviewed March 04, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Lili from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Great”

          Its located in the alley, but not hard to find, kinda strategic, bathroom is inside room even for the bunkbed room, providing breakfast, towel and soap, but no elevator so kinda tiring of you got room in sixth floor hehe

          Reviewed June 18, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          tina from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          Good value for money but not a social hostel”

          Pros- free towel to use, free wifi is good, free breakfast, lockers provided, good aircon Cons- not very social, always lock your stuff (lots of people from different rooms had stuff stolen), lots of stairs to get to room, aircon turned off from 5-8 every night.

          Reviewed May 19, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          PABLO from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Great Location. Competitive price”

          Value for money. They changed towels and clean room every day upon request. English speaking staff. Good breakfast. Request for insect spray for small ants though when you leave room.

          Reviewed August 26, 2019

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          7.6
          Very good
          Ágnes from Hungary
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

          Good location”

          Good location is the main advantage of this hostel, since it is in the 1st district and all the main sights are more or less within walking distance. Staff is kind but hardly speak English. Cleaning could be better. Breakfast is minimal. Due to Tét (lunar new year) part of the services were not available but it is not their fault.

          Reviewed February 07, 2019

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          7.6
          Very good
          TANVIR
          Solo traveler
          Standard Single
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Very good”

          I took my friend to have a discussion for only around 1 hour and the receptionist told me that I cannot bring any girls inside my room! it's totally insane as I am paying for my room and her dressing says that she belongs to a good family. I was very disappointed

          Reviewed August 08, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Yusuf from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

          Very good”

          internet connetion is very problem. always cuting data.

          Reviewed March 23, 2019

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          7.2
          Very good
          JUNE from Singapore
          Group
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

          Overall ok. Very near to bui vien street”

          Overall experience is ok. Staff can speak not bad english. Breakfast is simple and good. Recommend for those want for short and budget stay. Not recommend for those with huge luggage as need to climb stairs and no lift in the property.

          Reviewed June 15, 2019

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          7.2
          Very good
          Nonare from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018

          Safe to stay”

          Good location, nearby the park, if u want morning walk or jog; near the Catholic Church, attended the mass last Christmas, near the Crazy buffalo if u want to drink 🥤; near western union, if u need emergency cash; it’s in the city so u can do whatever u want. It’s nice hostel to stay.

          Reviewed February 20, 2019

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          7.6
          Very good
          Gracie from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

          Very good”

          Good money's worth since place was cheap and has gree sinple breakfast.

          Reviewed July 17, 2019

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