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“Really nice place !” 4 of 5 stars
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219/38 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 01 80/40 Bui Vien Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam   |  
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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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“Really nice place !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Really nice place , cheap rooms and well located, the owner is so nice, she can help you for anything and give a good breakfast good too.. the only problems are the little bathroom and unstable wi fi.. rest is so good ! Go there :) !

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is the first time I visit HCM, so booked this small guest house from agoda, budget stay, with good location, but abit away from main road and had diifculties everytime return back, was located in a small alley along pham ngu lao street. The boss is nice and speak good english, stay here if you have tight budget and a good experience to try with stay with local.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Although this hostel is rather difficult to find, it is worth the search. The members of staff, Kitty especially, are both nice and attentive. We had emailed the hostel beforehand in order for them to help us buy bus tickets to Phnom Penh and arrange a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Everything was dealt with in a professional and competent manner. The room was pretty basic but at that price we were only happy to have a couple of beds and an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast consists of coffee/tea and a couple of fried eggs or an omelet and bread. Sometimes they put out bananas as well.
A piece of good advice on finding the hotel: Enter the alley to the left of Bali Hotel and turn left at the third alley. Mimis backpacker hostel is the second building on the right. You'll see the sign outside. Although the little lanes may seem a bit shady at first, we were never uncomfortable or insecure about walking to and from the hotel at any time of the day or night.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Average location, the hostel is within the foreigners backpacking area of Pham Ngu Lao, that was nice. But, the hostel itself is in a livinghood lane, it was not so easy to find it at the first time and we also spent couple times to remember its actual location in the later days...

Good service attitude, I guess it's family operated, the "staff", or say, the owners, were quite friendly & helpful even they can speak very "limited" English...The room was quite big for us, that was good. And the "staff" will cook some simple breakfast for you if you ask them to do, I'd like to comment them as good service attitude other than tastes,

Less amenities, it's only a cheap backpacker guesthouse, what more can I expect for? I buy the toothbrush, shampoo, slipper, water etc. by myself in the store nearby...They have towels inside the room but i never used them...

Wifi, available but not so stable sometime...Tissue is available but looks not so good.

Room Tip: Acceptable or okay for simple and local homestay, but worse if you treat it a hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

cheap place to sleep in backpackers area in HCMC. nevertheless i would not reccomend it to anyone, because for 2-3 Usd you can have double room in real hotel nearby. rooms are dirty as well as towels. Staff is very friendly and helpful, but it's not enough, especially when competition in Saigon is so big.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 219/38 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 01 80/40 Bui Vien Street, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #32 of 294 Specialty Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Number of rooms: 9

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