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Ngoc Thao Guesthouse

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241/4 PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ayutthaya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ngoc Thao is located in the heart of backpacker area. Easy to go around and meet both locals and other travellers. The staff is nice and helpful. The four bed dorm is nice and there's a socket provided for each bed. At the common room, u can hang out and talk to other travellers easily. Only one con, though the... More 

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Suffolk
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Ngoc Thao via booking.com before arrival, due to the excellent reviews. When we arrived we were asked to show passports and pay our balance for our two nights. After paying we were then told they had given our room away to a couple who had lost their passports. We were given a room next door in their sister... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to give this 5 stars as I enjoyed my stay here as much as anywhere in Vietnam. However, the room was very basic with no windows and the breakfast was ordinary. For location and atmosphere though, this place is hard to beat! Down a tiny alleyway away from the Main Street, you really do feel like you're... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I stayed here for a total of 9 nights. The dorm rooms, while small, have everything you really need in a guest house. The staff here are some of the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met, and I will highly recommend it to everyone back home.

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Durban, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Decent guesthouse. Dorm room was a little cramped for space but had all the facilities necessary for a backpacker. I found it odd that the bathrooms are outside like on the balcony but I guess it's Vietnam and anything goes in Vietnam. Brushing your teeth on the balcony is actually a rather soothing experience!! Staff were good. I think you... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My friends and I (5 young Australian girls) stayed there for 2 nights... It's not a party hostel by any means but it is very accommodating and the facilities are reasonable for the price. The staff are very helpful and can assist in planning your time in Ho Chi Minh. The hostel is in really great location - close to... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This hostel isn't much to look at and some parts are a little old and worn. BUT, I loved staying here. It's close to a lot (it's in a kind of backpacker district, near nightlife but quiet, lots of food and shops around) and within about a 20 minute walk for things like the War Remnants Museum, Post Office, etc.... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights as I was stopping over in Ho Chi Minh and I was impressed by this simple hostel. Slightly difficult to find at the beginning in a narrow lively street but once you get there, the family is very friendly, always smiling and ready to help the backpackers plan their next trip. The dorms were... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First, the pros: the staff were awesome here! They showed us through a map, explained all the procedures we had to know about the hostel (check in/out, breakfast, doorbell for late night), answered questions, and made sure we knew where we were going when we checked out. The location was great, but this isn't a standout on its own as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nothing to write home about, but also nothing to complain about. The hostel is in a good location, but not unlike the other hundred hostels in the same area. The room was fine. It was quiet, had AC and a TV. It was a bit dark, with only a window facing a brick wall, but hey it's a big, crowded... More 

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