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Pham Ngu Lao Street

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You find everything you need here, from travel agencies to all sorts of restaurants, hole in the wall food places, shops, pubs, night clubs, spas. Some hostels can be noisy if located on main streets...but it is backpackers heaven

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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to Vietnam 5x and the 'Backpackers' District' on Pham Ngu Lao Street is always on my list! As a Canadian-born Vietnamese, I really appreciate the relative 'security' and 'familiarity' of an area where I can find many fellow foreigners, use my English a bit more (although I am fluent in Vietnamese) and find services geared towards foreigners.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The most convenient place to stay if you don't have your own transportation. Nearly all the main attractions are within 20 minutes walking. Want to get some tailor made clothes? There are plenty of shops nearby that make clothes to order and it can be ready in 2 days or some even 24 hours. Lots of Western Food choices (... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Filled with cheap hotels and places to eat and shop. It was also quite close to everything. However do not let this be the only place you visit; especially if you're looking to explore and understand the local culture, as this place has been altered to accommodate foreigners.

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Boston, Mas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Locals often avoid the bustle and hustlers of Pham Ngu Lao, but it's an ideal place for budget travelers (back packers) to quickly find a cheap room and good meal. Launch your explorations of Saigon from here, but don't get trapped, there so much more to see - ask any local expat.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tourists drank cheap beer(Bia Hoi) Halong Pham Ngu Lao street, Bui vien street, many young boy and young Viet Nam girl there had foods: BBQ, Pho, nudle,tropical fruit...So happy!

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this street is just behind our hotel, very busy during the night. lots of pubs, food outlets n nail salons. locals n tourists are all eating/drinking on the pavements, seems ok if you dont mind. Cheap pho and Banh mi around the corner, local agents offfer cheap trips out of HCMC.

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Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Best street in Saigon! even in the day there are great painting shops, skate shop, good cafes and restaurants, awesome karaoke and DVD stores and heaps or weird and wonderful folks.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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206 reviews 206 reviews
118 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love the energy in this area, back packers and tourist alike share the space. Great for restaurants and to organise trips or onward travel. Wander the area which is close to the markets, also has a nice green park near by.

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Munich, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice little streets like a labirint , with a lot of mini shops inside........very cheap hotels and travel agency ...

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