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“Cheap & quiet in great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Happy Inn 2
40/13 Bui Vien St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #58 of 639 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
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“Cheap & quiet in great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We moved to this hotel after one night in another on one of the main streets that was so noisy that we couldn't sleep. Happy Inn 2 is in a little narrow alley right amongst everything in District 1 that runs off Pham Ngu Lao. You couldn't ask for a better spot in this area and best of all it was so much quieter. There are bars and restaurants in the alley but they close earlier and don't seem to be as noisy as those on Bui Vien, which is where most of the life is. No cars can drive down the alley and most motorbikes don't either because it is so narrow, which makes a big difference.
The hotel is basic but very nice. It is clean and spacious, the bathroom is large and shower hot. The air con was good and there is Cable TV and good free WiFi. We found the place just by walking around for a better option from the night before and the price was the cheapest we paid in 5 weeks around Asia and it was one of the better places we stayed.
The girl on the desk is absolutely lovely which just tops things off. Having found this little oasis we would definitely stay here next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

This is my third time in HCMC and my partner and I alway stay here! We love the position, the hotel is clean, Nga is polite and shy but super warm and welcoming at the front desk, and the hotel is a stones throw away from pubs, clubs, food and shopping!!

The rooms are simple, but have everything you need - bathroom, fridge, aircon, phone and a balcony for a couple of dollars more if you like. We choose back rooms as there is less noise.

I highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I stayed here for four nights for a reasonable price. The room was basic but clean, with working ac and nice bathroom. Good location, just a walking distance to the Ben Thanh market and other popular sights. Also quite peaceful because it wasn't located right on the bigger street. The manager was lovely!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I've been to many hotels in the Backpacker's district and this one by far takes the cake. I'm extremely picky with noise and this hotel is very quite. Off a small alleyway near all the action, but without all the cacophony, with excellent wifi, air con, fridge and hot water.

And I absolutely love the staff, two genuine, soft spoken ladies. This will be my Ho Chi Minh hotel for every time I return.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Similar to Happy Inn 1 but without the lift. Located along a busy alley on the lower part of Bui Vien Street. Rooms small but clean and tidy and serviced daily to a high standard. Manager a lively and lovely Vietnamese girl who is very helpful and full of fun. The alley the hotel lies in has many eateries and bars and caters well for back-packers and the casual visitor. You won't be disappointed choosing to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here twice, once on arrival from Cambodia and then again on our way north from Phu Quoc. The rooms were excellent value for money, the bathroom had a proper shower room, and the beds were really comfy. What made this place so good though was the receptionist, very friendly, helpful and informative. The only reason this hasn't got a 5 is the building work going on around it, an excellent alarm clock (We used it to get out and about) but not good if you want to relax in the daytime.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 40/13 Bui Vien St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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