I had 3 nights here, went away on a trip, and came back for 1 more night before leaving Vietnam for home. Couldn't have wished for more.
I stayed in a private double room (201) with ensuite bathroom. Clean, spacious, great a/c and fan, wifi, tv and mini-fridge. Cleaned daily and fresh towels provided.
Nice common area on the ground floor (shoes/flip flops left at the front door, never went missing!) with seating, library with plenty of guide books, internet computers. Free tea/coffee and drinking water.
I booked a 2 day/1 night Mekong Delta tour and a 1 day Cu Chi Tunnels trip through the hostel (I think the tour company was TNK Travel). Both did exactly what I wanted and were excellent value.
Airport pick-up and drop-off worked perfectly. Maybe a touch pricier than a standard cab but worth it for peace of mind.
Location is superb. Up alley 241 off Pham Ngu Lao at the heart of the backpacker district. The alleyway is really interesting being full of locals and their small businesses. Completely safe. The alley leads out to busy streets lined with bars, shops, restaurants and tour offices.
I'll finish on the biggest positive - the staff. The friendliest and most helpful people you could ever wish to come across. Its family run (and lived in) and you can see how hard they work but they're always smiling and asking how you are. No hard sell, just good advice.
If I'm back in HCMC I will definitely be back to Ngoc Thao!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NGOCTHAO Guesthouse was opened in Nowember 2006. It is friendly, bright, clean and hospitable family run.Located in a quiet alley off Pham Ngu Lao street, in the heart of Backpacker area in District 1.We have different kinds of room according to your budget. Every room has air conditioning, ceiling fan, double bed and cable TV with more than 70 channels. Most of the room have a fridge. Our rooms are cleaned and fresh towels is provided daily.Breakfast is included in the price bettwen 6:30 and 10:00 daily. In addition we provide free internet and WiFi in every room is also provided fast internet with cable personal computer.Besides, we're ready to provide many services such as pick up and drop off at the airport by taxi, information about the city and tour, money exchange, laundry, baggage store.Pick up service!Tours desk!We are looking forward to serving you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ngoc Thao Guesthouse Hotel Ho Chi Minh City