What is it like in SUVIHEM hostel?
Our hostel is designed to bring people together. We offer 3 dorm rooms and 3 private rooms. There are shared spaces where you can meet and get to know travelers from all over the world. Comfortable, welcoming common areas to sit, relax and connect. There is kitchen area to prepare a meal and eat with new friends. Fun activities and events are organized to bring travelers and the community together to inspire a deeper understanding of the people that you meet and the place that you are visiting.
What are the accommodations like?
Guests can choose dormitory style accommodation in male, female, or coed rooms, and private rooms as well. Beds are typically bunk style and very comfortable, with free secure storage, charging stations and, of course, free WiFi! If you are traveling with friends and want to stay together we can try and make sure that happens.
How can I get to SuviHem Hostel?
Due to many taxi scams in Saigon, it is highly recommended to buy internet data for your phone on your arrival to Saigon and install Uber or Grab car/motorbike to get around the city. It is easy and cheap and the receipt of the trip is sent directly to your email for your record. The exact rate is shown upfront and you know exactly how much to pay. However, if you prefer standard taxi, there are 2 most reliable taxi companies which could be considered are Vinasun and Mai Linh. Please do bear in mind that there is still small risk of being cheated by drivers, so make sure to keep your eyes on meters clock on the taxi. Motorbike taxi is also available throughout the city and price should always be negotiated before accepting the ride.
Bus system in the city in general is not efficient in terms of time schedule and bus route, so guests are recommended to use other means of transportation to get around town.
*The suggested price below is only for reference if you choose to use mentioned service or standard taxi/motorbike taxi. Price is quoted in VND
a. From the airport: 2.5 km away
Uber/Grab car ride to the hostel costs about 40k+10k fee
Uber/Grab motorbike ride to the hostel costs about 20k fee
b. From main train station: 3.5 km away
Uber/Grab car to the hostel costs about 35K
Uber/Grab motorbike to the hostel costs about 20k
c. From Pham Ngu Lao backpackers bus stop area: 5.5 km away
Uber/Grab car to the hostel costs about 65k
Uber/Grab motorbike to the hostel costs about 30k
d. By bus:
Bus system in the city in general is not efficient in terms of time schedule and bus route, so guests are recommended to use other means of transportation to get around town. However if you wanna experience our bus system, we would recommend using https://busmap.vn . They have the app available to download to your phone. Simply enter your Depature Location and the Destination adress and it will tell you the bus number and route to our hostel.
I’m traveling alone, what can expect?
A lot of our guests are solo travelers. We have events and tours designed to not only let you explore the destination, but also meet other guests. Many lifelong friendships start in hostels!
Is the hostel just for young people?
We welcomes visitors of all ages. While the majority of our hostel guests are between 18 and 30 years of age. A parent, legal guardian or an adult leader of an organized group must accompany all hostel guests under 18 years of age.
Do I have to make a reservation to stay at the hostel?
Although not required, hostel reservations are always advised to avoid disappointment, particularly during the summer months and winter holidays. Reservations are always recommended for private rooms and groups.
Does your hostel have kitchen?
Yes and our guests are welcome to use. The kitchen is typically equipped with basic cooking utensils including pots, pans, and dishes, and a place to store your food. Our kitchen and dining areas are a great meeting place where you can prepare a meal and eat with new friends, or sit around and talk with fellow travelers comparing travel notes.
Does your hostel allow alcohol?
It is allowed to bring your own alcohol into the hostel. Also, we have onsite cafes/bar that serve beer and along with non-alcoholic beverages at very decent price for your convenience.
How can I make a group reservation?
We can accommodate groups, subject to availability. However, we know from experience that each group is unique and therefore a little extra care and attention may be required when it comes to arranging accommodations and itinerary planning. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any enquiry so we could ensure that we have all your needs covered