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.

MiMi Backpackers Hostel

219/38 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 01 80/40 Bui Vien Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ho Chi Minh City
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those with a limited budget and keen to see Saigon "veins of life" Mimi's backpackers is the place. Very clean and well located, the hostel is situated in an alley where you will feel like been in a movie or better in some sort of modern sommerset maughan's novel. Both owners are very nice and attentive people always trying... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raquel C
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The owner of this hostel is probably the nicest lady I met in Vietnam. She constantly went out of her way to help my partner and i. The hostel its self was cheap but very nice with comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms. Each room had ac and a TV. I stayed here on two separate occasions and would stay here... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jackson I
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had the most amazing experience staying here. The owners/ family of the hostel were the most welcoming and sincere people who always went out of there way to make us feel comfortable during our stay. It's a cheap stay that's located in the heart of the backpackers district tucked away in a quite back alley away... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Laura K
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

MiMi's is located on a back alley right in the heart of the backpacker area. MiMi and her family are lovely and very welcoming. We ended up staying here for a week in a double room, it was clean with hot showers and air con. Breakfast was simple but tasty, bread, eggs, cheese and a banana - really set you... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank loving_my_holidyas
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best places I've stayed in my toe months of travel! It was like staying at a family members house. The staff was so nice and helpful and breakfast was great ! It was such a nice break from having to negotiate prices or get stuck with a crappy 'free breakfast '. I wish I could... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
saigon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

i just stayed at mimi's one night but the staff was very nice and seemed to worry about my confort as my room's a/c didn't work properly i was moved to the second floor room late in the evening.got a small free bottle of water on arrival and free basic breakfast, all for a very reasonable fare and with no... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebeca l
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed for 8 days in a twin bedroom on the 3rd floor. Clean, hot water, Aircon+Fan+Tv The family was extremely hospitable, everyone went out of their way to make you feel at home. We ended up just staying outside the guesthouse in small chairs drinking beer/chatting with Mimi or her brother in law and other backpackers staying there. This is... More 

Helpful?
Thank lizzbaws
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Not only that it is a family run establishment - the family itself is quite a hospitable one. Members are most friendly and very much at your disposal on any matter. Free and delicious breakfast is served from the family kitchen - one of the best Phos I tasted in Vietnam. Don't be surprised if you are offered a free... More 

Helpful?
Thank LukaOriginal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Very friendly people and very nice family. The take care of everything looking for your comfort. Free water all the time, free coffe, free internet. The give you chairs and you can seat on the street with a nice cup of tea, free! The rooms are just okey, but sometimes is better the amability and the nice staff!

Helpful?
Thank Ariadna-monster munch
Taichung, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The guesthouse is quite easy to find IF you head down the right alleyway - 84 hem Bui Vien will lead you straight to the guesthouse. The address given here isn't right. It's 84/40 Bui Vien. Alleyways are numbered from the street number they intersect, so the alleyway is next to 82 and 86 Bui Vien. Hem 84 continues through... More 

Helpful?
Thank carrie B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ho Chi Minh City hotels
0.3 mi away
Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Cong Quynh
Saigon Backpackers Hostel @ Cong...
#10 of 338 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.5 of 5 stars 151 reviews
0.0 mi away
Saigon Youth Hostel
Saigon Youth Hostel
#31 of 338 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.0 of 5 stars 185 reviews
0.0 mi away
Y Nhi Guest House
Y Nhi Guest House
#96 of 740 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.0 of 5 stars 24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
#12 of 740 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.5 of 5 stars 333 reviews
0.3 mi away
New Saigon Hostel
New Saigon Hostel
#7 of 338 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.5 of 5 stars 200 reviews
30.0 mi away
Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel
Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel
#5 of 338 in Ho Chi Minh City
4.5 of 5 stars 330 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities