We stayed in this hotel in Oct'12 (second week). We booked 5 deluxe rooms. The best feature of this hotel is the LOCATION. We were so impressed with the hotel and staff that we ended up booking the same hotel again for a couple nights upon our return from North Vietnam (Sapa).
Location - It is at the heart of the backpackers district (district 1). Everything is literally a few walking minutes away. Ben Tanh market (not a fan) is 15-20 walking minutes and about $2-3 on a cab. A lot of good restaurants with cheap beer are within 1-2 min walking distance. There is a lounge bar/club (Go To club) at the corner of the Bui Vien street which is packed with tourists every night until the dawn.
Staff - super friendly. Ny Ny, Lencie, Cindy, Tu; everyone is awesome. They used to hand us these small maps which came in handy.
Cleanliness - Hotel rooms were clean and spacious. Our deluxe room had a window.
Price - fair pricing compared to the other hotels on the Bui Vien street. It was a couple dollar difference between the standard and the deluxe rooms.
Beds - I like a firm mattress so the bed was right up my alley. If you enjoy the soft mattress, then you might wanna mention that to the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highly convenient and accessible, SAIGON MINI HOTEL 5 is centrally located in the heart of the backpacker area on BUI VIEN Street. The location offers varied choices of eateries and shops, as well as various sightseeing offices and departure points for out-of-town tours and short trips, all within walking distance (some are just across the street). So, there are plenty of choices even late into the night. Also, the famous Ben Thanh market (around 15 minutes walking) and other well-known places of interest are all easily accessible. ... more less
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