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Diep Anh Guesthouse
241/31 Pham Ngu Lao Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“Go Go Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is a truly excellent guesthouse. The owners are very accommodating and the rooms are spotless and very luxurious considering the price. The owners will reccommend sites and restaurants and can organise day trips. Skip the Mekong Delta trip - it's a tourist conveyor belt but the Cu Chi Tunnels are great!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We booked here due to the positive remarks on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed. The rooms were clean and comfortable and owners were very welcoming. I am amazed at how polite and friendly they are despite being heavily booked- they obviously enjoy it. There are many cafes nearby and within walking distance to the market. Being down an alley was interesting as you are right in the heart of where the locals live which is always interesting and not in some built up tourist area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Klang, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

It's a great place to stay. I love the hosts-they were really nice and friendly people.

Diep Anh is a guesthouse located along the backpacker alleys of Pham Ngu Lao. The location was great. It was walking distance to everywhere we needed to go. My parents even walked 15mins to the Ben Thanh market!

Rooms: Simple and clean. No broken or faulty furniture. There was air condition and fan. The bathroom is alright. No fuss. But additional pillows would be good ;)

Service: Besides giving us a warm welcome when we arrived, Uncle & Aunty also helped us change our USD when we needed VND . They were really friendly and helpful. They helped keep an eye on our belongings when we checked out and went out to do some last minute shopping. Also, the uncle helped us get across the crazy traffic and get us the best cab rates!

Facility: Free coffee and wifi. There's always an option of chilling out downstairs at the living room with your family while watching a good movie on Astro when you can't sleep at night.

Food: It's a guesthouse. So don't expect it. But because of its location, just a 5 min walk out, you'll get to see numerous hawker stalls that have Vietnamese traditional breakfast.

Room rates: Great Value for money. You don't have to worry about quality matching the rates. They're reasonable and affordable with great quality.

I love Ho Chi Minh and even though it's not a great place for everyone, it's a good experience. And I'm definitely staying in Diep Anh when I go back there.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Diep Ahn is a great family run guest house located on a quiet lane in the main backpacker area. We booked a double room and ended up with a room with two doubles and a balcony for no additional charge. The bathroom facilities were modern and clean, the bedroom was spacious and bright, overlooking the buildings between Bu Vien and Pham Ngu Lao (we were on the fourth floor). The rooms on the opposite side of the building don't have balconies but do have windows overlooking the other side of District 1.

The owners were lovely and looked after us well, pointing us in the right direction for train bookings and other queries. Unlike some other guest houses in Vietnam, they were not pushy with the tours and were more concerned that we got the best price for what we were after. The drinks they sold at reception were also very reasonable, which again was a refreshing change. We ended up staying two nights more than we planned because we liked the place so much. We also loved HCMC and found the place relatively harassment free and cheaper (as a tourist) compared to the other stops on the main tourist trail. Even though the guest house is located in the backpacking district there are some great little street stalls that pop up at night in the surrounding streets - it's just a matter of watching where the locals go.

We are now close to ending our time in Vietnam and this was by far our favourite guest house. I couldn't recommend this guest house highly enough!

Room Tip: Try the room on the 4th floor with the balcony
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Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We recently stayed at Diep Anh Guesthouse for 4 nights and had a wonderful experience. The owner, Anh, was full of helpful, free information about the city and he and his wife always had a friendly smile and greeting for the customers.

The room was large and very clean, and the drinks in the guesthouse were a bargain. Our room was on one of the top floors, so there were a few stairs to climb and while we had no problem with this, those with limited mobility may find it an issue. The location is great, right in the heart of all the action, but because it's in an alley it's still nice and quiet. Free wifi in the rooms, and computers to use downstairs in the lobby, as well as a collection of books and magazines to read.

We booked two tours through our guesthouse (Cu Chi tunnels and an overnight Mekong Delta crossing to Cambodia) and were very happy with the service and price of both. Laundry service was well priced and prompt. It was a pleasure to stay at Diep Anh and we were sad to say goodbye, but hope to return very soon!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Owner of the guesthouse and his wife could not be more welcoming or helpful.Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Rooms are spotlessly clean and really comfortable, not to mention great value for money at 16 - 20 USD per night. Great location in district 1, down a lovely little alley way.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

These were the nicest people to stay with and they were beyond accommodating for any of our needs and help with booking of other trips, plus helped with any questions or concerns we had traveling throughout the city. SO cheap, and nice and clean! Would absolutely recommend this to anyone traveling to HCMC.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 241/31 Pham Ngu Lao Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #6 of 618 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
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