Sharing an alley off Pham Ngu Lao with some similar themed hotels, Ngoc Thao Guesthouse is good value and one of the few guesthouses that offers a breakfast with the chance to meet fellow guests.
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Like other hotels nearby, the guesthouse offers little in decor and presentation, but does offer friendly service from the small staff and a family atmosphere missing from other guesthouses. This is one of the only smaller locations with traditional dorm rooms, the largest with eight beds, but be prepared for a cosy night's sleep. Dorm prices are slightly higher per bed than other hostels in the area but for the extra cost you get a shared connected bathroom, balcony and overall cleanliness. Private double rooms are available. Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged through the hotel for a reasonable price.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: US$8, high season US$8. Notes:
Room: Standard single room, low season: US$17, high season US$17. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$18, high season US$18. Notes:
241/4 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 8337 0273
Room rates: Under US$10