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“Small and Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #76 of 369 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Small and Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Located in a side lane just off the main road in the heart of the backpacker area is this small hotel. Rooms are basic but clean and have all items required for travellers. Fridge, air con, tv, toiletries (soap/toothbrush/toothpaste) and a shower always with hot water. There is also a lift and a roof terrace.

Room Tip: Front rooms have a small balcony. Some rooms do not have a window. Hotel not located in a noisy area...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I originally came back to Kim 2 hotel for my return from the Mekong delta trip, Unfortunately, Kim 2 ran out of room so they asked me if I would like to stay in Kim 1. Friendly and helpful staff especially the owner, Mrs. Kim. The amenities are in perfect condition. I love the bed since I woke up in the morning without backache. A/C and hot water work well. I took the room on the 7th floor and enjoyed the fantastic view on the terrace. I will come back to this hotel when I get a chance to come back to Saigon

Room Tip: Balcony room has bathtub. Other rooms have showers
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

A reasonable option in the heart of pham lau area. Pros are friendly staff, great location and about average price. Cons rockhard bed, no power points apart from terribly located in the bathroom, poor quality linen, no kettle in room. I would probably search for other options next time.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Manila
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #76 of 369 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kim Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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