Just a short walk down a small alley filled with hotels and guesthouses, Ngoc Minh Hotel offers a step up from your regular backpacker digs.
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In the downstairs lobby you'll see a traditional reception desk and find two terminals that are free for guests to surf the internet. Be warned they can be sticklers here for shoe removal. Rooms are large and clean, with standard amenities such as air-con, TV and WiFi. The bathrooms are cramped compared to others in the price range, but they have a separated shower that will help prevent soaking the entire bathroom during a wash. The included breakfast is served at the cafe on the roof, which can be quite the climb from the bottom floors but has a lovely atmosphere and view.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$25, high season US$25. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$30, high season US$30. Notes: Add another 5.00USD for a triple room
Room: Family room, low season: US$45, high season US$45. Notes:
283/11-13 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 5215
Room rates: US$20 to 50