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Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
241/4 PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stayed here while I was in HCMC. Its in a great location, close to everything. The staff were very friendly and were helpful in booking tickets for us to Cambodia. Overall, it was a great stay and for a good price.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I loved this place! I stayed here for 3 of my 6 nights in Ho Chi Minh. I wish I could of stayed all 6 nights! but they were booked up! The dorm room was nice and clean, and the wifi worked well. But the best part of this place is the staff...they are all smiles, all the time! It is such a warm and inviting place, and they are ready to help at a moment's notice! My friends and I ended up often hanging out in the hotel lobby with the staff, even after I had to move to the other hostel. If you want a friendly, clean place to stay, that makes you feel right at home, Ngoc Thao Guesthouse is the place to stay! :)

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights then wanted to extend to stay over Tet, the staff were very helpful to arrange this for us. We booked day trips to the cu chi tunnels and the Mekong river through and they provided maps and directions to things around the city. Great stay, very clean rooms, great hot showers, everything we could've wanted. Thanks!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Rooms were lovely, very spacious, clean and cosy. Bathroom, tv and en suite. Wifi worked well. Washing was cleaned, folded and returned quickly!

Staff were always very smiley and friendly and ready with maps and recommendations. We booked a cu chi tunnels tour through them which was great.

Location wise you can't get better, right in the middle of the backpacker area, short walks to anything you could possibly want to see or do in HCMC. Would definitely stay again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had to change our reservation last minute due to bus/flight delays. The staff was very accommodating and greeted us warmly when we finally arrived. They continued to be very helpful throughout our stay - dinner reservations, onward transportation, great recommendations, etc. After we checked out, they stored our bags during the day and then let us shower before getting on the night bus (even provided extra clean towels).

The hotel location is excellent - walking distance to the park, main bus stop, market, church / post office, good eats, and much more.

Our room was on the 5th floor of the walk-up, which proved to be good exercise. It was clean and comfortable (good wifi, air con, fridge, hot water).

We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We arrived tired after a long bus journey, and the staff greeted us warmly and organised our booking quickly and efficiently. They presented us with a map of the city with everything useful and interesting already highlighted. Our room was clean and comfortable, lovely lighting and a comfortable bed. Good wifi, air con, a fridge, hot water - all for a very reasonable price. The hotel was in a central location, close to many good restaurants and shops. It was the birthday of the hotel family's one-year old daughter while we were there, and all the guests were included in the celebrations - we got to sample the traditional dish of the first birthday in Vietnam. I will stay here again when I visit HCMC.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is adequate. Rooms could be bigger and cleaner. The biggest problem was that there is no elevator. Our room was five floors up. And their floors are even higher than normal. So climbing up and down stairs was very, very unpleasant. For the same price, there are better places to stay in the city. In fact, after seeing other places, this guesthouse was rather expensive for the area. And definitely not the nicest one we saw. The staff could do with a briefing on tourism in the city. They literally could not help us with any of our requests or queries. Besides that, location is perfect. We could not have been better situated!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ngoc Thao Guesthouse

Address: 241/4 PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 679 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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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