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“friendly hotel in the backpacker district” 4 of 5 stars
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Nguyen Khang Hotel
283/25 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #65 of 392 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Paranaque, Philippines
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“friendly hotel in the backpacker district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The main draw of this hotel is the budget-friendly backpacker price. It's located in a small alley in Pham Ngu Lao, the backpacker district of Ho Chi Minh, so it's pretty accessible and there are lots of tourists in the area. The rooms are clean and basic (A/C, TV and shower), and you get what you pay for. Breakfast's standard (bread, jam, juice and coffee) but yummy.

The main reason I like this hotel is their service. We arrived late in the evening but the hotel arranged our pick-up from the airport. They also arranged our tours (Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta tours) for the next couple of days. In addition, they helped us get bus tickets to Cambodia. The receptionists (and caretakers?), Miss Thu and Chi, are very friendly and they also gave us advice on where to go around the city. You can also use the computer in the lobby for internet.

It is customary in Vietnam to take off footwear when entering the house. You can leave your shoes on the shoerack at the lobby or take them with you in your room.

Overall, our stay in the Nguyen Khang Hotel was pleasant and really value-for-money.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    4.5 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
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

after booking the hotel, i started sending email to the hotel staff and they were very prompt in replying to me. that alone impressed me as that says about how much they value their customers. hotel staff chi and thu answered all my email questions on different things (itineraries, hotel transfers, travelling to siem reap, etc). when we arrived at the airport past mid-night, the van was already waiting, as promised. upon arrival, the hotel staff assisted us to carry our lugagge. the following day, they prepared breakfast and helped us book our day tours to the cuchi tunnels and mekong river. they gave us a map when we opted to do our own walking tour of the city. they also helped us book our bus to siem reap. the rooms are also clean, with good hot and cold shower. walls are clean and there is cable tv and good working aircon. the hotel is located in an alley along with other hotels. this is good because even if we were in a backpackers area, we get a really quiet good night's sleep. just a few steps outside the alley, a lot of restaurants and shops can be found. i highly recommend this hotel because of the exceptional staff, good location, complete basic amenities and over-all good value for money.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Jeju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I stayed here in January of 2012. They arranged pick up for us at the airport, even though we arrived around 2 AM. One thing that stands out about this hotel is that the staff is very friendly and helpful. It is also clean and comfortable enough. There is not much in the rooms besides a TV, bed and bathroom, but you shouldn't be in your hotel room except to sleep if you are on vacation in Vietnam. It is located right in the tourist district, but located on a street that is quiet and away from the loud bars and restaurants. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 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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Butuan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nguyen Khang Hotel is a very small hotel but their room is clean, has its own cable tv..the receptionist Mr. Chen is very friendly, upon seeing us arrived he volunteers to carry our bags and we were grateful as our room is on the 3rd floor. He arranged our trip in cu chi tunnel, our bus going to Phom Phen, Cambodia and always reminded us to wake up early. me and my friend were the early riser among the guests in the hotel so the cook also woke up early to prepare our breakfast but they didn't complain. the place is also near the restaurants that offers local and international cuisines, expensive and cheap. so its a good place for a traveler who isn't afraid to try new dishes and is on a budget.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The staff is simply amazing and the location as a backpacker does not get much better. Breakfast in the morning is good based on the low rates. Rooms are clean with great showers and cable tv. Great for backpackers on a budget - amazing value.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Looking for a place to stay in Vietnam, I was more picky than usual. All the reviews for this hotel seemed positive, and I agree with them all!

Both receptionists were exceptional - always smiling, very helpful, and great English! Wouldn't have been the same trip without their suggestions and kind words.

The location is to die for! It's in a little alley, but I never felt in danger in it due to the amount of backpackers in it. The water pressure is great and the shower hot! Also, the Internet signal was strong in the rooms! Breakfast was simple - bread, jam, butter, scrambled eggs, pineapple juice and tea or coffee. Rooms were super clea and cleaned daily!

Only downside I can think of is our room didn't have a window, but we also had the cheapest room!

Great place to stay, and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My first hotel to stay in as a 'backpacker' - I was very very surprised with facilities and cleanliness. Such helpful staff, who can't do enough to make your stay comfortable.

Spotless reception area, with a communal PC and printer which guests can use for free.

The only negative is the fact that the hotel had no lift, so when staying on the third floor it did seem a long way up with a backpack! Also, its location down a back alley did make my friend and I (two girls) slightly uncomfortable when returning home late - yet nothing ever happened.

I would 100% stay again, and we used the hotel as our base on the many occasions we returned to HCM city for flights. Great.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 283/25 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #65 of 392 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Nguyen Khang Hotel! We are located in the heart of all of the following: restaurants, shopping, markets, banks, parks, history Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Municipal Theatre, Reunification Palace, Mekong Express bus station and Ben Thanh Market... Everything is within walking distance and our friendly staff will be waiting here to greet you. ... more   less 
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