Archive for the 'Accommodation' Category

Aug 25 2013

Review: Vietnam Inn Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Backpackers are so tidy.

Vietnam Inn Saigon is among a new breed of hostels blowing in to Saigon, offering more stylish digs and traveller friendly atmospheres, and adding some much needed competition to the backpacker end of the accommodation market. While technically not in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker area, it’s just on the opposite side of 9/23 Park on Le Lai, … read the full post

Aug 12 2013

Review: Townhouse 50, Ho Chi Minh City

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They really pack you in.

Over the past few years, hostels and guesthouses with dorm beds have been popping up around Saigon. While most are on the newer, cleaner side of the spectrum, few offer the trendy digs that one can find in the fancier hostels of Singapore and Bangkok. However, at Townhouse 50, you’ll find something that raises the … read the full post

Jun 05 2013

A few good family-style guesthouses in Saigon

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The sheets look clean.

Before the new crop of hostels in Saigon emerged, the best deals for a bed in the city were found at guesthouses. While guesthouses may no longer be the cheapest places to sleep in HCMC, they still offer some of the best bang for your lodging buck. If you value your privacy and want to stay … read the full post

May 28 2013

Review: Kim Loan Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City

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A little cluttered.

If you’re looking to stay on the cheap in Saigon, the Pham Ngu Lao backpackers area has plenty of low-priced hostels. However, if you’re willing to stay a little off the more heavily trodden path, the small alley between the streets of Co Bac and Co Giang offers bargain priced alternatives, such as Kim Loan … read the full post

May 25 2013

Review: California Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City

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Not a very open area.

Just a few blocks from the backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, in a small alley between the streets of Co Bac and Co Giang jam-packed with yet more places to stay, Guest House California offers decent rooms but in a relatively quieter atmosphere. The first building you’ll notice as you walk into the alley, California … read the full post

Apr 08 2013

Review: Aston Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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It looks regal.

With a prominent location on busy Bui Vien, which runs down the middle of Saigon’s backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, the clean facade of the 2012-opened Aston Hotel stands out among some of the dingier competition — and it represents great value compared to its neighbours as well. From the outside, the Aston looks … read the full post

Feb 04 2013

Review: Liberty 4 Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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A view from the kind of top.

One of the bigger buildings in Saigon’s backpacker district of Pham Ngu Lao, the Liberty 4 Hotel is among a small group of midrange accommodation options in an area dominated by smaller guesthouses and hostels. Compared to its neighbours, the extra wide, cream-coloured hotel has well-dressed doormen ready to grab your luggage as soon as … read the full post

Jan 07 2013

Review: Seventy Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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At least it's not easy to roll off the bed.

In the middle of Saigon’s backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, on the busy street of Bui Vien, Seventy Hotel — sometimes referred to as Phan Lan Hotel — has a much desired location for travellers looking to move about the city. Although it doesn’t have the biggest rooms on the block, the hotel is … read the full post

Dec 10 2012

Review: Saigon Mini 5, Ho Chi Minh City

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A view from the busy street below.

In the middle of Saigon’s backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, the Saigon Mini 5 on busy Bui Vien offers a clean, affordable option for flashpackers and families. As the name would suggest, HCMC is home to several Saigon Mini Hotels, most of which are relatively close together, but offering different amenities and prices. Saigon … read the full post

Nov 19 2012

Review: An An Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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Look at the pretty colors.

With an easy to find, prominent location on the busy street of Bui Vien in Saigon’s backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, An An Hotel is one of the better choices in the immediate area for flashpackers searching for that needle in a haystack of low-end guesthouses, hostels and dodgy hotels. A tall turquoise and … read the full post

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