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Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel
Saigon Friends Hostel

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7.6

Very good

104 reviews

104 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Public Sport utilities

90 m

Magonn Saigon

110 m

Lechat Silk

140 m

Saigon Logistics

150 m

Long Phi

160 m

Popular landmarks
Ben Thanh Market

910 m

The Independence Palace

1.1 km

War Remnants Museum

1.2 km

Central Post Office

1.5 km

Bitexco Financial Tower

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

60 m

Saigon Tourist

160 m

Bến xe Bus

180 m

BV Quốc tế phụ sản

240 m

Calispa

250 m

Saigon Friends Hostel

120/1 Le Lai St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000 - 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

Inside city center

280 meters to Bui Vien Street

Facilities

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ho Chi Minh City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.5 km

Rooms available at Saigon Friends Hostel

Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 8 bunk beds & 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed & 15 bunk beds
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Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin Room
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    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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      Bed in 6 Beds Mixed Dormitory (3 Bunk Bed)
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        Bed in 10 Beds Mixed Dormitory with Balcony (1 Single Bed)
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          Bed in 8 Beds Mixed Dormitory (8 Tatami)
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            Room Assigned on Arrival
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM. 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 Friends Hostel?

              Saigon Friends 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 with prices and more information.

              What is the smoking policy at Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Saigon Friends Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

              What restaurants are nearby Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Saigon Friends Hostel’s neighborhood is District 1 which includes popular restaurants such as Ngon Restaurant, Pho Quynh and Cuc Gach Quan.

              What popular shopping places are close to Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Shopping options in Saigon Friends Hostel’s District 1 neighborhood include Ben Thanh Market, Benthanh Street Food Market and Vincom Center.

              What are popular attractions near Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Saigon Friends Hostel’s location in the District 1 neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Central Post Office, The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Saigon Friends Hostel?

              Saigon Friends Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and TransOcean located in the same District 1 area.

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              Property ranking|Compared to 4,513 Ho Chi Minh City properties
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              Location score
              8.5/10
              Service score
              8.2/10
              Room size
              21 sqm.
              Value for money score
              7.7/10
              Better than
              91
              %
              of Ho Chi Minh City properties
              Better than
              90
              %
              of Ho Chi Minh City properties
              Bigger than
              90
              %
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              Better than
              85
              %
              of Ho Chi Minh City properties
              Overall rating:

              7.6

              Very good
              104 reviews
              Cleanliness
              7.0
              Facilities
              6.8
              Location
              8.5
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              More about Saigon Friends Hostel

              More about Saigon Friends Hostel

              Saigon Friends Hostel

              You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Saigon Friends Hostel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Ho Chi Minh City.
              The superior services and facilities offered at Saigon Friends Hostel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
              The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Saigon Friends Hostel. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
              Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Saigon Friends Hostel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. The hostel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


              Dining and things to do

              The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
              Saigon Friends Hostel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


              Around the property

              While in Ho Chi Minh City, take some time to venture outside of Saigon Friends Hostel. Photograph yourself in front of Central Post Office located 1.4 km away, which people travel great distances to see. Your journey through Ho Chi Minh City can be completed with a short shopping stop at Ben Thanh Market located 900 m away.


              Reasons to stay here

              Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 90% of accommodations in the city.
              Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 91% of the city's other options.
              This accommodation beats more than 90% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Good
              Facilities

              6.8

              Most talked about facilities

              Housekeeping

              4 mentions

              Internet

              2 mentions

              Food & Dining

              1 mention

              Breakfast

              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

              • Kitchen
              • Room service
              • Shared kitchen

              Services and conveniences

              • Daily housekeeping
              • Elevator
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Family room

              Access

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

              Getting around

              • Airport transfer

              Available in all rooms

              • Air conditioning
              • Clothes rack
              • Free bottled water
              • In-room safe box
              • Internet access – wireless
              • Ironing facilities
              • Linens
              • Non-smoking
              • Shower
              • Slippers
              • Toiletries
              • Towels
              • Wake-up service
              • Wi-Fi [free]
              Location
              120/1 Le Lai St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
              Excellent
              Location

              8.5

              Airports

              • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
                6.5 km 28 min drive
              • Can Tho International Airport (VCA)
                131.6 km

              Public transportation

              • Saigon Railway Station
                2.1 km 13 min drive
              • Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station
                5.6 km 26 min drive

              Hospital or clinic

              • BV Quốc tế phụ sản
                240 m

              Shopping

              • Ben Thanh Market
                910 m 11 min walk

              Convenience store

              • Family Mart
                260 m 2 min drive

              Cash withdrawal

              • ATM
                340 m 6 min walk
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

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

              Nearby landmarks

              • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
                60 m
              • Public Sport utilities
                90 m
              • Magonn Saigon
                110 m
              • Lechat Silk
                140 m
              • Saigon Logistics
                150 m
              • Long Phi
                160 m
              • Saigon Tourist
                160 m
              • Saigon Love Lake
                170 m
              • Nha Tho Huyen Sy
                170 m
              • Bến xe Bus
                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 2-11 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 until00:00

              Getting around

              • Distance from city center0.2 km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

              The property

              • Number of floors4
              • Number of rooms 8
              • Room voltage220
              • Year property opened2016

              Reviews of Saigon Friends Hostel from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              7.6
              /
              10
              Cleanliness7.0
              Facilities6.8
              Location8.5
              Service8.2
              Value for money7.6
              High score for Ho Chi Minh City
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (22)
              8-9 Excellent (9)
              7-8 Very Good (16)
              6-7 Good (6)
              <6 Below Expectation (14)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (16)
              Jun - Aug (11)
              Sep - Nov (16)
              Dec - Feb (24)
              All guests (104)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nor from Malaysia
              Couple
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

              WORTH IT! Strategic and affordable”

              First time got triple decker bed, but the price is really worth it. Clean, and strategic place. Walking distance to Ben Thanh and also few places nearby. Definitely will choose this hostel again

              Reviewed June 05, 2017

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              7.6
              Very good
              Panchita from Thailand
              Group
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Value for your money! ”

              If you look for a hostel in Saigon, I definitely recommend this hostel! Best location in town, friendly staff, room is okay 👌🏻

              Reviewed February 10, 2018

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Qi from China
              Solo traveler
              Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

              Pretty good”

              the location is in the center of Saigon,so it's very convenient to get to the attractions。And the female staff is very kind!THX!

              Reviewed February 10, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Maxym from Vietnam
              Couple
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

              twin room ”

              The experience there was amazing. Nice staff, nice location, they have a beautiful kitchen downstairs to cook your own food. AC was new and worked really well and the price was good. Only downside was that the mattresses were really thin. So if you aren't planning to stay longer than 3-4 days I can highly recommend this place

              Reviewed May 23, 2018

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              6.4
              Good
              marlo from Philippines
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              chaos inside”

              I stayed there with my other travel buddies for 2 nights. first night was chaos! long staying guests were drinking in the kitchen for almost 24 hours already. were making loud conversation. pity to the staff on duty since the noise cannot be controlled anymore. HOUSE RULES should strictly be implemented. 1 guest was sometimes lighting cig in the room before going to veranda. But the staffs are helpful and nice. Just had bad experience with the other guests I guess. In fact, I also lost a Jacket that I just discovered after leaving the hostel. Maybe next time when you are lucky to have chill guests around.

              Reviewed December 13, 2017

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              8.0
              Excellent
              Kuldeep from India
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Good Friends you meet here”

              good place and the owner is very nice and cooperative young lady. i can only wish her goodluck and happyness. she never ask money. in fact i remind her to take. helpfull and cooperative a real way of hostel

              Reviewed August 12, 2016

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              6.8
              Good
              phassa from Thailand
              Group
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in October 2017

              Clean/ good location and lovely staff”

              We booked double bed room for 2 people and private bathroom. The room was clean but no window so it was a little fusty but we could turn on the air-con. all time so that was help a lot. The beds was a bit hard but not so bad. The bathroom was big, no soap, shampoo and toothbrush but they gave us towels. Good Location, close to the attraction places such as Ben Thanh Marker, Pam Ngu Lao or Bus station. We could walk around to see the city. The staff were very nice and friendly. Staff who work at day time can speak english but at night shift can speak a little bit.

              Reviewed October 31, 2017

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              6.0
              Maneka from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in March 2017

              You get what you pay for”

              This hostel is in a good location and staff are very friendly and helpful but the facilities weren't the best. There are only two bathrooms for the whole hostel. The bathrooms are extremely cramped and because toilet and shower are in the same area everything gets wet and no where to put clothes and toiletries that won't get wet. The aircon is on only from midnight to 8am if I remember correctly. So it is really not if you are inside outside those times. There is no free breakfast either.

              Reviewed March 27, 2017

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              7.6
              Very good
              Yulia from Russia
              Solo traveler
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in December 2016

              Very good”

              nice hostell. but it was very hot in my room(even with AC.

              Reviewed November 22, 2017

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              7.2
              Very good
              Yiling from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in November 2016

              restroom too small”

              im feeling this hostel really need to add more restroom for the guest, too many people with only maybe 3 or 4 bathroom.

              Reviewed November 28, 2016

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Adam from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Choice accommodation”

              This is cozy spot not directly on the main street, so I little bit more privacy. Pros: Great spot to meet other backpackers, clean beds, good wifi, helpful staff. Cons: Sharing a bathroom with 5-15 other people can get old, my bed didn't have anything between the mattress and the frame so I felt all the bars of the bedframe.

              Reviewed May 13, 2017

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Lee from Brunei Darussalam
              Group
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Clean rooms. Central location. Great price.”

              Located in an alleyway off Le Lai Street, this place is nice and clean to stay. Food and entertainment spots, tour agent offices are just across the park within a few minutes walking distance. Good Wi-Fi. Staff speaks good English and helpful.

              Reviewed May 22, 2017

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              8.8
              Excellent
              XITONG from China
              Solo traveler
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in October 2018

              Excellent”

              It is very close to the futa station and the hotel is hard to find

              Reviewed October 07, 2018

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              6.0
              SHIMIN from China
              Solo traveler
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in October 2017

              Is not a pleasant experience”

              we booked a big double room 2 months ago.but when we get here,We were told the room was occupied by other people! Luckily the boss agreed to returned some price and had to changed another girls room,But the mood still has some effects.ps.the place is convenient, but it's not easy to find.

              Reviewed October 17, 2017

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Unt from Myanmar
              Couple
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

              Okay”

              We stayed in the most basic room. Just 2 beds in a small room and a desk, nothing else.

              Reviewed April 22, 2018

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              6.8
              Good
              Yahan from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in December 2016

              Nice for the price for overnight stay”

              Good location, quality not too bad for the price. The bar downstair blows music almost 24/7, sound proof is ok thou. But would only come back for the price.

              Reviewed January 03, 2017

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              CHEW from Malaysia
              Couple
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              Exceptional”

              good location, near to bus station. everything is ok. just have to wait the gate open at 6am when we arrived at 5.30am.

              Reviewed December 15, 2017

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              4.0
              Claire from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Just pay couple more dollars for a way better place”

              If you're looking for a super cheap place, then this is it for you. But be wise and just spend a couple more dollars for a way better place. I've never seen such a poorly-maintained facility. Rooms smell terrible!!!!!!!! There are tiny bugs (not bed bugs) crawling and mosquitos in the rooms. I found blonde and black hair strands on the beds (clearly shows they don't change the sheets) and the free towel provided had stains and good thing I brought my own (at least please bleach them)! Bathrooms are tiny and nearly impossible to take a proper shower and had way too many flies... I couldn't stay in the room bc of gross smell and couldn't even wash bc of its filthiness. I just stayed out all night and moved to a different hostel the next morning. Paid $2 more and found a wayyyyy better place.

              Reviewed October 03, 2017

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              6.8
              Good
              Divya from United States
              Solo traveler
              Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Enough value for the money”

              There are a LOT of beds (3 levels of beds) and the mattress is placed directly on the slats, so you can feel them through the bed. But, the staff is incredibly friendly, you have a bathroom and shower (even if it's two stalls shared between 15 people and kind of gross), and it's the cheapest night you can find in D1. I'd stay there again if I ever just needed a place to sleep in HCMC.

              Reviewed July 11, 2017

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              6.0
              Si from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

              Smelly room, noisy, crowded”

              The A/C was broken at the first night, but they fix it up in the second day. I booked 15 people dorm, it's way too crowded and people there are so noisy. One person was singing and the other one was on the phone at midnight. The other ones were snoring. I didn't sleep well those two night. The shower room is the smallest that I've ever seen and it was smelly. Water is not hot enough. And they don't offer tissue in toilet which is very inconvenient.

              Reviewed October 31, 2016

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