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“A true gem in the heart of a HCM city!” 5 of 5 stars
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Vy Khanh Guesthouse
241/11/6 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Oskemen, Kazakhstan
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“A true gem in the heart of a HCM city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This guest house is a gem in the heart of Pham Ngu Lao, HCM City, in the quiet and small alley. It is a foot walk from all major attractions around the downtown. The room is small, however there was enough space for two of us. Quiet and performing AC and welcoming grape drink with ice was what we exactly needed after 8 hour flight. Hot water, new amenities, fast and reliable wifi, various types of lamps & lights in the room depending on your liking.

The owner and her cousin, who runs the second building right across the main one, are extremely hospitable and well behaving. They are always eager to help you with all sorts of things: buy sim card, explain local traditions, get a taxi or advise a nice place to eat. This place is very popular and unfortunately we missed the chance to return to Ms. Vy on our way back home.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,
Ms Vy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

You can't get any better deal than this hotel if you are on a budget. It is conveniently located on a back lane of the busy, touristy Pham Ngu Lau street, walking distance to many of Saigon's attractions. The room is clean, well equipped for a budget hotel. It has wifi, a mini fridge, an LCD TV, a wardrobe and a smallish but fair-sized bathroom. Room was cleaned and towels changed everyday of our stay.

The tours offered by them are competitively priced. The owner, Ms Vy, is very friendly and helpful, making our stay very memorable. Breakfast is not provided but Vy would offer us coffee every morning. Don't refuse her offer as the coffee brewed by her personally is irresistibly good.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,
Ms Vy
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Room is a bit small but you dont need more then that in Saigon.
Vy is very friendly and helpful. location is great, rooms are very clean, A/C working really good and that's really important in HCM City.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Guests, Thank you for your comment. We love to see you again. Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse, Ms Vy
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is one of the nicest guesthouse I've ever stayed.
Location: Backpack area Pham Ngu Lau. Major tourist attractions like Ben Thanh Market, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace etc are all within walking distance, I quite like walking.

Room: Small but mighty and its really really clean. Toiletries supply is provided too.

Guesthouse: Overall is good. Except the staircase part and first room at the first floor(which I stayed) is pretty noisy when sun rises. But Ms Vy does mentioned about it to me before I stay and offered me for quieter room upstairs.

Owner: EXCELLENT! She gave me free laundry,because it was just 1 jeans. She is also very helpful, attentive and very nice. :)

MUST STAY! AFFORDABLE TOO!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,
Ms Vy
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Singapore, Singapore
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Vy Khanh Guesthouse is not smacked right in the city, but its location is ideal with lots of really good stuffs around.

For starters, there's the Trung Nguyen Coffee house that my wife and I frequented on the two days we were there. Then, there's Pho Quynh. And during a tour we joined on our first night, we were brought to a nearby road-side stall for Bun Bo Hue which was fantastic. For our two days trip there, we mainly just walked from the guesthouse to most of the restaurants and attractions in HCMC that we visited (Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, Ngon and etc). It may not be your preference as the weather can get really hot, but we took it slow by stopping in coffee houses along the way. So yes, we love the location.

The room is spartan but adequate. It is clean, and big enough for my wife and I; we were traveling with just one medium-sized backpack and a camera bag which I think is pretty light. However, we did notice other travelers there with huge backpacks.
Although the sound-proofing is non-existent, fellow travelers staying there were respectful of each other's rest time. We did not experience loud disturbance throughout our stay there.

Ms. Vy was very helpful and friendly during our stay there. In fact, we found a few gem due to her recommendations.

Finally, just a note for fellow travelers, especially senior travelers - if it's not convenient for you to climb too much stairs, it might be better for you to inform the owner before your arrival. This is because the guesthouse have only one room downstairs and the rest are located on the upper floors which require climbing the stairs. This wasn't a problem for us but we have noticed some reviews mentioning this problem and thought that it might be a helpful note for senior travelers who plan to stay here.

As a conclusion, if you're looking to stay at a guesthouse with friendly services, ideal location and a clean place Vy Khanh Guesthouse is highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,
Ms Vy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

As I am now about to book this wonderful guesthouse for next year, it is about time I wrote my review from last March (2013). We arrived from Da Nang and were met by a taxi sent by Vy. We had a room with air conditioning, minibar and free WiFi - it was spotlessly clean, which is the most important aspect for us. Vy and her family ensure the place is safe, as there is always someone in their lobby/lounge. The family are extremely helpful and friendly and helped us out with trips to the Cu Chi caves and the sights of Saigon. Next time, the Mekong Delta - and I know I can rely on them to organise it for us. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,\
Ms Vy
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Great guesthouse near the centre of town where were able to walk to all the sights of Saigon (Ben Thanh markets, Bitrexco Finanacial Tower etc)

Superior rooms had AC and were clean and well kept. We stayed in two different rooms while here (as we went on a trip while here) and for one night the other room we stayed in was slightly smaller but still absolutely fantastic value for money.
We got a fantastic map of things to do and the day trips (Cu Chi and 2 day Mekong River) we booked thought the guesthouse were all fantastic! So many eating options nearby from Authentic Vietnamese to pizza hut etc. The owners are very helpful and friendly and their help was much appreciated!

Would stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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vykhanhhotel, Manager at Vy Khanh Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comment.
We love to see you again.

Warm regards from Vy Khanh Guesthouse,
Ms Vy
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Address: 241/11/6 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 679 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's located (safe place)at pack backer's area (district 1) walking distance to all activities,( walking 7 minutes to Ben Thanh market), near bank, park,museums, zoo, coffee shops yet it's quiet enough since it situated in an alley. All rooms are equipped with air conditioners, portable fan, private bath with heated water, mini fridge, cable TV, wifi internet (free). Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, and home stay at a reasonable price. You will be comfortable and safe staying at our place. ... more   less 
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