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Kim Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40/18 Bui Vien Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #72 of 362 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Lovely little place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were greeted right off of our flight by lovely English speaking staff, even though it was 11pm. The room was SUPER clean (which is a big deal for budget hotels in Vietnam) and there is even a lift. AC worked perfectly, shower was awesome with long lasting hot water and it actually didn't get the entire bathroom soaked when we used it.

All in all this is a great little hotel with awesome staff. One of the best stays we had in 2 months here. Breakfast, though not included was really nice and plentiful. The location is just perfect.

You can't beat it for $16 a night in Ho Chi Minh.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here. We met the owner once and they were very accommodating and got us into our room very early, long before check-in! They were also very helpful in booking our bus to Phnom Penh!

The bed was very uncomfortable though! And we are very used to hostel style hard mattresses but wow! Ha! We stayed up most of the night watching the lord of the rings because we couldn't sleep!

The location was good, right in the middle of all of the backpacker restaurants, but we tended to wander elsewhere as we enjoyed the local and cheaper stuff more!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you're on a budget but still want a place that's safe, clean and centrally located, Kim Hotel 1 is a great option. The family that runs it is super helpful and cares for their guests safety and well-being. The hotel has excellent wifi and there's a lot of awesome street food nearby. I'd come back here next time I visit HCMC.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at Kim Hotel for 1 night from Cambodia. There were three of us and we got the room for only $18 - the extra bed was free. Although the room was small, it was clean with a/c, hot shower, TV, and ref. The hotel also comes with an elevator which makes it convenient to go up and down. However, the receptionist is quite disrespectful and unfriendly.

Room Tip: You can actually get a discount, like we did, if you try harder to ask.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The going rate for a flashpacker A/C room in Pham Ngu Lao is $18. Kim Hotel is $18. But you get more there-- a lovely rooftop sitting area, a lift, and onsite ownership by Kim, who speaks good English and passed the following honesty test.

She sells treks and tickets. I needed a bus ticket to Dalat. She said "I could sell you a ticket, but you can get a better quality bus for 10,000 dong less at______________".

There is no small amount of hustle in Viet Nam. Her kindness was refreshing

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This is a gem. Very centrally located, very reasonable, very clean, very friendly staff. Once we returned mid-morning, because we forgot something, and we found the maid cleaning the grouting in the bathroom with a toothbrush!! Bonus: we were stuck with one 'surplus' suit case, because we came off a cruise. They had an elevator, very few places do.
Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Totally perfect. We paid more for a deluxe balcony room and it was still cheap. Super location in a quiet alley.....well really just a tiny street as alley sounds dreadful. In this little lane, there is every thing one would need from money changers to nice restaurants. Great air conditioning, cheap mini bar and tiny elevator. Friendly people too...who could ask for more.

Room Tip: Balcony room is best.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40/18 Bui Vien Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #72 of 362 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kim Hotel 3*
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