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Pham Ngu Lao...?

  • neetiparekh

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd October, 2008
    Posts: 1

    Has anyone stayed in Pham Ngu Lao? I hear its similar to Khao San road in Bangkok but I never stay on Khao San road because I think it's really skeezy (no offense). Can anyone tell me if it is comparable? Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 16:19

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  • sayadian

    Joined Travelfish
    15th January, 2008
    Posts: 1557

    I agree with you Khao San road is a sleezy place although there are some great guesthouses nearby. No, rest easy Pham Ngu Lao is nothing like Ks Road. It's basically just an area of one or two streets with lots of guesthouses, cheap hotels and eateries.The worst part is the hustlers who will stick to you like glue if you show just the slightest interest in anything they are touting.Now I know the meaning of persistance!

    #2 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 22:37

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 1065
    Total reviews: 2

    The Pham is the "only" place to stay in Saigon - the action goes 24/7 - I love it. For the most for your money and the nicest people try the Bich Duyen Hotel - doesn't get much better than the Bich!

    #3 Posted: 13/12/2008 - 12:06

  • annalaura

    Joined Travelfish
    16th October, 2008
    Posts: 6

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    we stayed in pham ngu lao for 4 nights - hated it. yes its cheap, but we found it very scummy. our best time there was when we went to dong kai, lovely streets but more expensive. if you go to a street about two blocks away from pham ngu lao called Co Bac, there are a couple of cheaper guesthouses and its away from all the tuk tuks and motos etc.

    #4 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 07:01

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