Very good 7.8
Based on 398 reviews

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About Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao


Built in 2011, Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao is a distinct addition to Ho Chi Minh City and a smart choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 0.05KM away. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Calispa, Cho Thai Binh, Sinhbalo Adventures give to this hotel a special charm.

At Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Step into one of 10 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Pham Ngu Lao.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area


  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 6-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 13 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.05KM
Distance to Airport: 5 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 5
Number of Rooms : 10
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 2011
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 398 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.2
  • Location 7.9
  • Room comfort and quality 7.8
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food and dining 6.5
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Steve from United States
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Great location, clean and the staff is super friendly
i will be back
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Mai from Vietnam
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Good Backpacker Hostel
Value for money, good and clean, friendly and nice staffs. However, it would be better if they at least provide soap for washing hands. Lacking this is very weird.
Reviewed September 07, 2016

John from Philippines
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
spacious dorm type room and queen size bunk beds. clean room but wifi signal is weak on the upper floor. kind of difficult to find the place and you have to pass through the wet market. but it's a very nice place and cheap. near the bus station where you can get a ride to and from the airport.
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Ellie from Thailand
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Pretty good value
Beds comfy and clean in dorm, only issue was the shower room smelt a bit after 2 days but could be just due to sharing with 6 boys. One night we got back from the pub crawl at 1.30 and everything was locked up, but once we knocked on the shutters were let in fairly quickly by a guy we hadn't met before. Not quite 24hour reception as advertised, but close.
Reviewed August 08, 2016

you from Singapore
Families with older children
Double Private
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
Love the rooftop
Love the rooftop. Cute place. Staff should be better trained. Opened my room door while i was sleeping in the morning. V nice recept staff though. Soeaks some chinese. Sweet lady v helpful
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Eivind from Norway
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Perfect for backpackers
Friendliest staff you'll find. Good beds, blankets and pillows. Hot shower. Nice couch, TV with many channels and pooltable. Very central and right next to the best club street in Saigon.
Reviewed June 20, 2016 from China
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Friendly stuff
I love the stuff in Saigon backpacker hostel, especially the girl in the afternoon, she is so nice! The room is clean and quite. Highly recommend
Reviewed May 31, 2016 from China
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Nice stuff
The stuff is so friendly, I like the girl in the afternoon, who can speak in good english and really helpful. The room is clean and very quite. Overall, good choice in Saigon
Reviewed May 30, 2016 from China
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
The stuff are so nice!
I had a three night experience stayed in Saigon Backpacker hostel. The stuff here is really nice and friendly, especially the girl work in the afternoon time, she can speak great English and really helpful to all the guests. The other thing I found disappointed about the hostel is that their aircon is not working in the public area, hope the owner can fix it soon. Overall, clean bed, nice stuff, a great experience stay in here.
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Dimas from Indonesia
Solo travelers
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Nice place to stay
Very recommended place to stay.
Reviewed May 25, 2016

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