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Ava Saigon 2
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   126 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #32 of 645 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“All you will need”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

HI stayed at the AVA2 for a month and have nothing but praise for the place you get a lot more than you pay for.

A good breakfast every morning

Free laundry

The wifi that is fast and does not crash

Free skyp international calls

It is close to everything you might need a short walk through the parks to the main market.

All that for a low price with very helpful well trained English speaking staff.

Its about the only place i would stay in ho chi minh city.

For those of you who are interested i am not a relative of the owner but can say i have stayed in some dives for the same price.

Alex

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Owner (Mr Tan) replies very fast on all my email inquiry, even if I have to reschedule our reservation because I made a mistake on our initial date of arrival. He also greeted us and asked us regarding our stay in the morning then he made instructions on his staff regarding our request to store our luggage after out check out since our flight is later that night. The staff are nice and accomadating as well. We were booked at the VIP room w/ a bathtub.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Amidst a very busy and noisy city, with tons of scooters, this place offers a bit of a retreat from the hustle and bustle. Thankfully it is several big blocks away from all of the bars and clubs in the vicinity. Rooms are pretty decent for the price. Mine was relatively large, came equipped with a safe, TV, fridge, shower and bath. Though the shower would always shoot water on the floor, the floor dried relatively quickly, and the towels are changed daily.

The hotel offers great wifi coverage, free long distance calls via skype and free laundry service, as well as a decently priced private car service to and from the airport. A breakfast is provided, which is nice but it is a little boring and small; it could use some creativity.

The front desk staff and the owner are helpful, honest, and willing to please. For those of you Francophone, the owner speaks French, and is eager to do so. Not being able to converse in Vietnamese, this proved refreshing, Overall, a good bargain for a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

clean, friendly service, nice breakfast - four free things a godsend
The staff here are very welcoming and friendly. We had free international calls from their pc in the restaurant; free fast wifi; free breakfast (yoghurt, bananas, juice, coffee, and choice of viatnamese breakfast or eggs or toast and jam). Filling enough. They have a little kitten there called Mao and she is very cute. We had booked a deluxe room but nearly ended up in a Standard before we realised our mistake. Standards are pretty average sized but with the extra bed in the deluxe for us to put our rucksacks on it helped. Shower is over the bath, toiletries topped up everyday along with the minibar (tea & coffee, water, juice..and beer). Large windows allowing plenty of light. They also serve lunch and dinner though we never had chance to try it. Location is good, about 10min walk to the main backpacker area - lots of restaurants and bars, shops etc, and about 20min walk into the city. Nice frozen yoghurt place around the corner. Oh free laundry as well was really useful; 1 outfit a day limit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

For the amount of USD22 a night, you could not ask for anything more. You get more than what you pay for with AVA 2!
The staff are helpful and the owner is very accommodating. The hotel is new, so everything is clean. The room we stayed at (401) has TV, safe (that we can't figure out), closet, mini-dreser, aircon, big bed, table and 2 chairs. They clean your room, change your towels and pillowcases everyday. The free wi-fi is fast, and they will wash your clothes for free too. I think only AVA offers this free laundry to guests. If you are staying for a week or so, you may get tired of their breakfast line-up. The chicken noodle soup is nice to have, but other than that, everything is blah. The breakfast set comes with yogurt, drinks of choice and fresh fruit. Nice! The morning receptionist is very helpful and can converse well in English. The night staff is another story. You will be better off if you just leave him alone.
The location is off the beaten path. It's in the backpackers area, where the budget hotels are. So if you are particular and kinda squimish about location location location, this is far from being in Park Hyatt, Rex, Caravelle and the likes. But what's good about this hotel is you get a taste of the real local flavors and you will never go hungry! You step out of your hotel and everywhere you look there's a food kiosk for authentic Vietnamese local fare. There's a coffee shop right across the hotel where you can have their iced black coffee (they only sell drinks, no food) and its VND8.000 compared to the same one who will find in Highlands Coffee (their version of Starbucks) at VND29.000, but then again, you pay for the ambiance. Along this street is where you can find beauty salons, barber shop, spa for massage, and small stores that cater to the locals, so the price is friendlier as well.
My husband and I wouldn't mind staying here again. This is great value hotel for the budget conscious.

Room Tip: The hotel is new so everything is clean.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I used to stay at this hotel when it was known as Tan Khanh Anh Hotel and loved it, but hated the owner, as he used to bash his wife and it was so uncomfortable staying there and hearing her screams. plus I had 2,000,000 dong stolen from the room and we know who did it but nothing was ever done about it so I moved out. That has all changed with a new owner and although I havent met him yet his staff at the front desk are extremely polite and friendly. I placed my brother in the hotel about 3 weeks ago and he was impressed. I have attached some photos showing a room with a real bathtub, rare in Asia. I think this room was either $30 or $35 from memory.

Room Tip: Skip the free breakfast as there are heaps of places locally to eat at. The higher the floor the les...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quezon City, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

 I made the right choice in staying at Ava Saigon 2 Hotel. Very affordable,, with free breakfast and free laundry. Service is excellent! can't ask for anything more. Owner is very nice and they had a fabulous staff,, very accommodating and friendly, doing their extra mile to provide customer service to their guests. Initially booked for 2 nights only and with excellent service they are providing their guests, I extended for another 2 nights. I also arrange airport pick up and transfers with a very minimal charge. Location is quite good, quiet vicinity, just one block away on backpackers area.. This with be my second home when I visit Saigon again! Highly recommended for budget travellers! :)

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 126 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 645 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ava Saigon 2 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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