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New Saigon Hostel 2

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373/16 Pham Ngu Lao St, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 T: (28) 3838 6221

New Saigon Hostel 2

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Opened in 2017, New Saigon Hostel 2 (aka Saigon Moi Hostel 2) was looking fresh and like new when we dropped by in May 2017.

The dorm rooms cost a couple dollars more than the cheapest joint in the neighbourhood and for that you get an eight-person dorm with sturdy wooden bunks, each with their own powerpoint and cubby hole shelf. There’s backpack sized lockers (lock provided) and an ensuite bathroom with modern fixtures and separate glass shower stall so the toilet seat doesn’t get wet.

The lobby is inspired.

The lobby is inspired. Photo: Cindy Fan

There’s also 24-hr air-con, unlike some cheaper joints which switch it off during the day. For better or for worse, there’s a wall mounted flatscreen TV in the dorm. We weren’t able to see a private room as they were all full.

There’s no lift but it’s only a three-storey building. There’s also no atmosphere to this place and the lobby, though it has a sofa and some cold drinks for sale, is completely uninspired and doesn’t entice as a lounge or a hang out to chat with others.

Peeking into a dorm room: Wood framed bunk beds.

Peeking into a dorm room: Wood framed bunk beds. Photo: Cindy Fan

New Saigon Hostel 2 is located in the alleyway of 373 Pham Ngu Lao, which is at the western edge (and quieter side) of the backpacker neighbourhood. This alley is full of hostels offering both dorms and private rooms for the same price, but this is a quiet place, ideal for someone who wants a low-key stay free of the foibles associated with older buildings. Rate includes breakfast.

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Room: Dorm air-con, low season: US$8, high season US$8. Notes:
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Where is New Saigon Hostel 2

New Saigon Hostel 2
373/16 Pham Ngu Lao St, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
T: (28) 3838 6221
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º41'22.7" E, 10º46'0.3" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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