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1. Posted by jmcastillo (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

mabuhay:) we'll be going to KL and Saigon this coming may 14-25, (though we will have a sidetrip to phuket within 3days after KL) ..These is our first time to travel in KL and Saigon so we don't have much idea about this cities..Any backpackers hostel suggestions for KL and Saigon?

much appreciated,

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Mar-2011, at 02:10 by jmcastillo ]

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

I suggest you stay in the Pham Ngu Lao area of HCMC. Plenty of low cost accommodation and cheaper restaurants. Heaps of travel shops as well. Most of the tours leave from this area. I have some photos of this area on my blog. Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by Atacames08 (Budding Member 14 posts) 6y

Hi Joel, Yes I stayed at the Xuan Spring Hotel 185/34 Pham Ngu Lao it was a nice room with cable tv and a friendly family run business. I think it was USD 12 per night back in 2008. Its a great area lots of bars and tours cafes. Check out the little bars in the back streets with the small red chairs. Saigon was amazing good luck

4. Posted by jmcastillo (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

Thank you so much for the information guys. I'm sure this will really help us during our trip this may.I will look forward for your suggestions...many thanks. :)

5. Posted by sebelasgal (Budding Member 57 posts) 5y

Hi Joel,

In HCMC, backpackers areas are on Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham & Bui Vien streets. Lots of choices according to your budget.

In Kuala Lumpur, most backpacker hostels are on Bukit Bintang area. If you want another area, quieter but still accessible, you may want to check out Backhome hostel.

Hope this helps & enoy your trip!


6. Posted by jmcastillo (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

hello sesa11,

Thank you so much for the info. This is such a big help for us first timers in that cities...

Thank you....