We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pham Ngu Lao Street

Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Improve this listing
70%
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

Hotels near Pham Ngu Lao Street

Write a Review

577 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    174
    235
    117
    31
    20
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to explore shop and eat. Easy walking distance to Saigon Square 1 and 2 and Ben Thant Market. Lots of drinking places. Wide range of prices, street food and eateries. Go ahead explore the small alleys to be surprised. Just be mindful of your belongings and enjoy

Was this review helpful? Yes
warwick
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to be! There is so much going on, bars and restaurant, hotels travel agents - people and motorbikes! It is busy, busy place to be! We stayed just off Pham Ngu Lao Street, where you walk through a little alley to loads of small hotels, and massage parlours. It is a good place to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makati, Philippines
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Only one thing, pedestrian crossing. Not for the faint of heart. It's like a life and death challenge when crossing streets of Ho Chi Minh.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I like to come here during the day when its quieter and enjoy chatting with local uni students who like to practice their english. Great place when there is an even or festival. Terrible late at night cos of the drug addicts and hookers around, which the pollice and currently carrying an operation to clean this out

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Penang Island, Malaysia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

On the day I checked in they had some sort fo Food Festival directly in front of my Hotel and Pham Ngu Lao is appropriate for holding such huge Food Fests ! Imagine a park right in front of a busy street with all sorts of street food ! Good gosh , this is the place to be in !... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This area is as the title suggests. There's everything here for travellers wishing to move on to their next destination and to greet them being dropped off. The pub area is manic, watch out for the traffic, or just sit with a drink and wait for a rta, it will happen. It's tatty, full of wannabe backpackers on holiday for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Nice place to chill out at night with cheap beers. But be carefull with snatcher... There are so many restaurant and bars and stay there is a cool ideas for backpacker.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Very cheap and central. There is a lot going on along this street and you can find anything you need. It's a good starting place of you are wanting to just explore Ho Chi among city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you are just arriving to Saigon, Pham Ngu Lao has everything you need. Hotels, spas, tour companies, restaurants. Not a place you want to stay loong as it's very noisy, but it's good enough for a day or 2.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaysia
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
35 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As befits a backpacker area, there are many budget establishments here and you can find cheap food, beer and tours. The people watching is interesting at night where you have chairs set up on the streetside for you to sit, grab some snack food and drink and watch as life goes by. Other than that it's not really a tourist... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pham Ngu Lao Street also viewed

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 

Been to Pham Ngu Lao Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pham Ngu Lao Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?