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

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Improve this listing
Type: Neighborhoods
87 visitor photos
Write a Review

496 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    202
    95
    29
    19
Date | Rating
  • 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
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Mas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vietnam
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
115 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 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 ...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Backpacker street with all that comes with it. Does not really feel like Vietnam. Bars, restaurants and other. Busy in a fun way though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lots of restaurants, stalls, bakery, tour agencies. SinhTourist office located here. Convenient to book & board buses to Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Dalat etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes

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?

If you own or manage Pham Ngu Lao Street, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing