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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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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean guesthouse in a very trendy district. The room is nice, although a bit small. The staff is helpful, but the main area is always busy with a ton of people hanging around. Which is a good and a bad thing.

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Thank Philmod
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish, great hospitality and help was always there. Whatever problem I had, a solution was suggested. Rooms are fine, worthy the price for sure. They also help with tours and buses to next cities.

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Thank Jaak E
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, we really could not complain. We got a twin room that had a bunk bed and an attached bathroom which was a good size with wifi connectivity. The air condition was cold and this was an excellent reprieve to return to after a day out in the stifling heat of Ho Chi Minh City. It's well-located on... More 

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Thank CuddlyWhale
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a 4 bed dorm, the beds were comfortable (if a little squeaky!!), bathroom was clean. Breakfast is included, it is a little basic but it's a free breakfast so that is great! Free water top ups too. Staff were incredibly helpful, which is the main reason for the 'excellent' rating - they booked our flights for our... More 

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Thank GemRVN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NGOC THAO is a well managed budget hostel, with super friendly English speaking staff who are always happy to help. The rooms are clean and spacious with decent bathrooms (I shared a 4 bed dorm). They will organise a taxi pick up from the airport for $15 US if you ask when you book. Recommended.

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Thank ScottishKimmy
Tra Vinh, Vietnam
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Every time I come through HCMC, this is the place I stay. Definitely a budget hostel but a fair price for what you get. Comfortable beds, hot showers, and incredibly warm and welcoming staff. A family run business that works hard to stay afloat of the competition that is rampant throughout Pham Ngu Lao; but in my opinion is doing... More 

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Thank Abby H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hostel with more than welcoming and helpful staff. Stayed in a Single room with attached bathroom. Took the airport pickup which was excellent. They also helped me with booking ny onward travel. Would stay here again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights early December in a private ensuite room. Check-in was brisk, thorough and not particularly warm, but did the trick and I was shown to my room. Took a few attempts to get switches working as it wasn't obvious which switch worked what item. Not very clean, but average cleanliness for SE Asia imo. They... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Right at the heart of the backpackers area, it has good bed and clean bathroom. The common area is too small. Not a party hostel, it does the job for a short stay. The staff is helpful but not necessarily very friendly.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Disaster. Female staff on night duty is not accommodating plus sleeping like nobody's business. The moment you went down to ask something, you'll find yourself so timid to wake her up. The drainage is terrible. You have to wait for a long time for the water to come down. Flooding the bathroom. In lighter note, morning lady staff with specs... More 

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