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.
All 618 Ho Chi Minh City B&Bs / inns

Ngoc Thao Guesthouse

241/4 PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Ngoc Thao Guesthouse to your Saves list
Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
90%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Taylor G
  • Reviews (221)
  • Photos (23)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (33)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

221 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    128
    73
    14
    4
    2
See reviews for
13
58
64
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros: clean room and bathroom, friendly and accommodating staff, good wifi, good location, good attractions bookings (i.e. we did cu chi tunnels through the hotel, which was a lot of fun and very easy and convenient with pick-up from the travel agency) cons: room felt wet from some humidity, and we saw little ants crawling everywhere, but that may be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Top Contributor
312 reviews 312 reviews
80 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, they forgot to pick us up at the airport. (They claimed I never emailed, but I actually confirmed it twice). That can be forgiven. We arrived around midnight, and were taken up to our room. I opened the bathroom door and literally gagged. The smell was terrible. Their solution was to spray air freshener. That was not going to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mandaluyong, Philippines
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was very easy to locate. At the heart of he backpacker district, it was just 5-10 minites away from the Ben Thanh Market, and even less than a minute to the "food-and-drink-street" of Bui Vien and the bus stop at Pham Ngu Lao Street. By the time I was at their doorstep, Mrs. Ngoc already called me by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, located in the tourist area, but close to pretty much everything (war museum, bus station, night market, etc). Good value for your money, room was nice and clean. If you're a smoker, you should ask for a room in the lower levels, because there are no balconies and going up and down 5 floors everytime... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here! The owners were most welcoming and helpful when we arrived in Ho.Chi Minh city late at night after a 14 hour.flight. We were pleasantly surprised by the free breakfast. You could not fault the facilities; a clean and comfortable room, working WiFi and excellent laundry service. Excellent locstion, right in the heart of everything.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've been to Vietnam, I stayed at this guest house 3 years ago and still found it as enjoyable as the last time I visited, the accommodation is clean and tidy, the operators are friendly and helpful. It is situated in District 1 and very central to alot of the attractions, there are plenty of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in the 8 bed dorm. Everything was very clean, the staff were extremely friendly, and the breakfast is nice. Everyone was so helpful with booking tours and bus tickets, and they explained the process for border crossing very thoroughly. The only downside is that the beds are a little squeaky. I would definitely stay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with high expectations and it was great for a hostel. Stayed here 5 nights and met a lot of other travellers. Would recommend this hostel to everyone. Breakfast was included, good aircon and a fan. Bathroom is basic but clean and the dorm beds are great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
auckland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying here at the moment in a dorm . They arranged a taxi very for us and met us at the drop off point so we didn't have to find our own way . Great location , breakfast options are superb and they can book tours for you . Staff are lovely , very service orientated .

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's like being part of the family. The staff here are amazing. Always super helpful with booking tickets, tours, places to eat, shop, drink. And the cutest little girl running around. Felt really homely. FREE breakfast, air con, clean rooms, lockers, drinks for sale, free drinking water. Big TV in common area so you can chill and watch a movie... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Ngoc Thao Guesthouse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Ngoc Thao Guesthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ngoc Thao Guesthouse

Address: 241/4 PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, HostelWorld, HostelBookers and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Ngoc Thao Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ngoc Thao Guesthouse Hotel Ho Chi Minh City

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NGOCTHAO Guesthouse was opened in Nowember 2006. It is friendly, bright, clean and hospitable family run.Located in a quiet alley off Pham Ngu Lao street, in the heart of Backpacker area in District 1.We have different kinds of room according to your budget. Every room has air conditioning, ceiling fan, double bed and cable TV with more than 70 channels. Most of the room have a fridge. Our rooms are cleaned and fresh towels is provided daily.Breakfast is included in the price bettwen 6:30 and 10:00 daily. In addition we provide free internet and WiFi in every room is also provided fast internet with cable personal computer.Besides, we're ready to provide many services such as pick up and drop off at the airport by taxi, information about the city and tour, money exchange, laundry, baggage store.Pick up service!Tours desk!We are looking forward to serving you! ... more   less 
Number of rooms
12

See which rooms travelers prefer