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Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Backpacker area

If you catch a bus to HCMC you will end up here for sure, lots of hotels and bars, cheap stuff! enjoy

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Noisy street with many motorbike and bus run daily. In spite of feeling dangerous and worry when i cross street, the bus station here, easy for traveler get ticket. In evening, cheap beer and restaurant with free wifi

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Known as the “backpacker district” or the “budget travel district,” Pham Ngu Lao is a convenient place in Saigon to find cheap accommodation, food, nightlife, and to book tickets elsewhere. Slightly reminiscent of the famous Khao San Road in Bangkok, many budget travelers spend most of their time in Pham Ngu Lao. With nearly everything that a traveler needs and... More 

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Although this street is full of tourists, but still it is the best area in saigon to have dinner and drink cheap beer. And most of the restaurants n bar here have wifi, so it's fun to have walk here

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you catch a bus to HCMC you will end up here for sure, lots of hotels and bars, cheap stuff! enjoy

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a street similar ti koh San road. Nice selection of bat and restaurants. Endless options for accommodation this is the place to go to when you need cheap hotel, cheap bar or just to meet people from all over the world.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Noisy street with many vehicle run daily. Feel dangerous & worry when i go cross street. But have many hotels, tourist office, bus office here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The area has it all, bars, restaurants, souvenirs and massage parlors. Great place to drink dollar beers and watch the street show. No seedier than anywhere else I saw and saw no reason to feel unsafe....unless you get drunk and leave your valuables on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had been staying around the hotels nearby Ben Thanh Market and always thought that Pham Ngu Lao street is sleezy alley. Nevertheless I was completely wrong!! The whole street is filled with life at night and you can get food and booze easily without dressing up there. The police patrol the area frequently and good mix of locals and... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Typical south east Asian backpacker area, lots of entertainment, bars with local hot girls and food. If you like night life, book your hostel in this area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's dirty, too dirty, nothing interesting to see. You feel like you need to be aware all the time about everything, I'm originally from Colombia which means I'm used to be careful with my bag and pockets, but this street it's just worse. Find a hotel/restaurant in a different area.

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