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“A quiet place in Saigon!” 5 of 5 stars
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Diep Anh Guesthouse
241/31 Pham Ngu Lao Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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“A quiet place in Saigon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This lovely guesthouse is down one of the narrow alleys off tthe main road and is thus quiet for Saigon.
The owners took time to explain what to see, marked out and explained the map they gave us on arrival, and had very, very cheap beer in the fridge (9,000 dong I think).
When we left at 6.30 the lady took us to the main road and flagged down a taxi for us with a reputable company, instead of leaving us to take pot luck.
We didn't even ask her to do this, she just left with us.
This is in keeping with the spirit of the place as they are an incredibly nice couple who own a very clean guesthouse.
If I am ever in Saigon again, I will definately stay here.

  • Stayed January 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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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We started our Vietnam adventure with only this hotel booked for the first night but then extended our stay for two more nights, plus a night at the end of our trip (as our flights home were from HCM too).

The owners were so, so nice and helpful, I cannot speak highly enough of them. They helped us with our travel arrangements (booking our train tickets for us, walking across the road to flag a taxi and agree a price for us in advance) as well as accomodation - Mr Anh seemed to have friends and relatives everywhere so whenever he ran out of rooms there would always be somewhere available couple of houses down.

Rooms were clean, bright, with a fridge and free wifi.

The location is also perfect, exit the guest house, turn left to get on the main backpackers' street and right on your left you'll find a street bar with the cheepest beer we've found!

As for the tours - we did CuChi tunnels and Mekong Delta through the guesthouse and were quite happy with those. I did compare the prices with other tour agencies we've found in the city but they were quite similar plus I guess it pleased the owners that we booked through them. 100% reccomended!

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was our first accommodation in Vietnam and it couldnt have been better. Diep and his wife are so helpful and friendly.

The location is right, smack in the middle of the backpacker district so you can walk to most attractions.

Being in the backpacker district petty crime is fairly prevalent, but you are warned of this every time you leave (if you don't listen that's your own fault)

The guesthouse, has free wifi, cheap mini bar and laundry services and will gladly recommend and organise any activities that you would like to do.

When we return to Vietnam we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Wow! What an amazing little place. The location is fantastic. It's down this little alley that is full of local life. The room is lovely, bright and clean. It's cheap but most importantly the owners treat you like family. They are sooooo helpful and give you great tips on the city. Quite simply, stay here you will not regret it!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at Diep Anh Guesthouse from 22-December to 26-December 2012 and it was great! The owners are very helpful - right from the moment you step in to the guesthouse they give you a little introduction on where to go for food and sites. They also offer tours but you can get those everywhere and possibly cheaper if you have a little time to hunt around. The guesthouse is situated in the heart of the backpackers area where you have a great selection of restaurants and places to have drinks at night. All in all good standard of facilities (good clean bedrooms with air con, good clean bathrooms) and really friendly hosts. Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Diep Anh was our first stop in Vietnam and, even though we arrived very late at night, we received a very warm welcome, a map and helpful advice on places to go and see. The family running the guesthouse are never without a smile and will help with any problems. The water and beer is cheaper than anywhere, even supermarkets and there are computers with internet in the downstairs lobby. Our room, double with A/C and bathroom, was spacious and breezy. There are a few flights of stairs to walk up and the hot water doesn't seem to work but overall, this guesthouse is a great place to stay in HCMC.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

HCMC was the last stop on our trip through Vietnam and we could not have finished our trip in a better guesthouse.
The lovely couple who run it are very friendly and helpful. Booking great tours to Cu Chi, or the Mekong Delta, local recommendations on food and sights.... all can be found here.
We received a very warm welcome upon arrival and a very hearty farewell. In between it was simply perfect. The rooms are spotless and spacious with TV, WIFI and fridge to store some food or beverages. The location is very central (District 1), so everything is literally just around the corner or a little walk away. Highly recommended to anyone staying in HCMC who is looking for great value for low money!
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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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 630 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
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