Located in the centre of the backpacker area, Phan Lan 2 Guesthouse, not to be confused with the former Phan Lan on Bui Vien, is another solid guesthouse at a decent price.
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The look is rather drab, but the rooms are decently sized and comfortable. The lack of an elevator can make staying on the higher floors a work out, but once inside you'll have most of the necessary amenities, including air-con, free WiFi and TV. The free breakfast is also quite good. Currently, nearby construction may make sleeping in difficult, so if you're a light sleeper pack earplugs.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard single room, low season: US$18, high season US$18. Notes: Add another 2.00USD for a window
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$21, high season US$23. Notes: Add another 2.00USD for a window
Room: Suite, low season: US$27, high season US$27. Notes: 3 Single beds
Room: Family room, low season: US$34, high season US$34. Notes:
283/6 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 8749, (08) 3920 2269
Room rates: US$20 to 50