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“Good location but you can find better” 3 of 5 stars
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Thanh Thuong Guesthouse
241 / 6 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #39 of 679 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
Geneva, Switzerland
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73 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good location but you can find better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The location of this hostel is perfect, in the "backpacker area", with plenty of restaurants and bars.

The price is good, but as I have tried other hostels in the area, you can get better options for the same price.

Nothing to blame about this hostel, nothing was bad, but nothing was exceptional neither.

The family was very helpful, even if sometimes you feel that you really have to book an activity through them, which we did not.

However, if you end up in this place, you will have a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I liked the location down an alley with little restaurants and guesthouses,. The family were helpful as mentioned by other reviewers the enterance is their family room which wasnt a problem ( all the hotels in this alley were the same.) My only problem was the bed I had booked for two nights and tge bed was painful to sleep on. I kept waking with backache. After 2 nights we moved to another hotel in tge same alley the same price but a lot nicer with comfortable beds.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

District 1 is a veritable hub of hostels, guesthouses and cheap b and b's and is the heart of the backpacker community in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh. Finding a place to crash is very easy but finding a nice establishment which puts you instantly at ease in the second capital of Vietnam is more tricky.

This is where the Thanh Thuong guesthouse comes in. Located down an alleyway on the Pham Ngu Lao road (the road where all of the open buses terminate and where all the tour companies operate from) this family run guesthouse is open and eager to receive tired and weary travellers and prepare them for a stay in this magnificent city.

The staff are immensely polite and helpful in getting your room set up and orientating you with maps and ideas of where to go for all occasions. The team were especially great when they organised a new room after our stay in a triple room for just 2 of us to stay in for the same prices as our previous lodging per person.

The rooms themselves are clean and well maintained and come equiped with air con and a fan to help you escape the city heat. There is a laundry service that operates at a $1 per kilo rate and there is WiFi available in the rooms along with 2 communal computers in the main reception area.

Overall you couldn't ask for more in a cheap hostel in Ho chi Minh city that is only a 10 minute walk from the main market and I would definitely recommend a stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Berlin, Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

we was recommended this hotel by our friends as a super friendly,comfortable hotel,and the recommending of our friends went right.we had a lovely stay here,room was comfortable,clean.it was great to stay in a place away from all the hustle and bustle of the city,yet onlly a short walk to the centre,
the family was so helpful to help us to book bus tickets and tour to the Mekong with a good service.the family and staff was smilling all the time when we were there..
thanks again for your kindness and we will come back soon to Viet nam and stay with you again...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at this guesthouse for 3 nights and I enjoyed my stay overall. The guesthouse is in the really cool alley which has a few street food options which was cool and it's super close to the backpacking street. The staff were really friendly and they sat us down and discussed the places to visit in Saigon and how to get there. The rooms are small which is ok but very basic. They feel a little depressing but it was clean and the air con was very good! This is a family run guesthouse so their living room is right at the entrance but they are friendly and you are welcomed to sit down. The only negative was the chu chi tunnel tour I booked with them. The tour felt really unorganised and there were way too many people squeezed into the group making it feel impersonal, however this is not the guesthouse fault.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just spent one night in this hostel and were quite surprised after reading such good reviews. The rooms is average size but overall unclean and full on little ants. The bathroom smelled and prevented us from sleeping well. Overall it is quite an average place for us. We booked a taxi at reception at 5am and got woken up at 4am saying that the taxi had arrived. We unhappily got ready and went to the reception just to be welcomed by 2 guys with little English who didn't know anything about our taxi.this is pretty ridiculous!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Zagreb, Croatia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We loved it! We liked the host, the location, the room... everything in order. Excellent value for money and you get to meet the entire family that run this guesthouse, watch TV with them, chat and they are very friendly and helpful.
A little hard to find, but very charming and nice...
It could only be better if rooms had windows that do not over look a wall...

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thanh Thuong Guesthouse

Address: 241 / 6 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 84, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 679 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our family owned friendly hotel opened 2010; offering clean, comfortable and quiet rooms in the heart of Pham Ngu Lao at excellent rates. We offer a range of services to ensure your stay with us is a happy one. ... more   less 
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