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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever you are on Pham Ngu Lao street you are in the heart of the backpacker district and rip...enjoy itall that caters to their needs and expectations. Great bars, foods and shops liner the street...its a t

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edward O
Reviewed January 15, 2019

this place is not safe at night and always busy for back packer to get around and the traffic is always worst .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yang a
Reviewed January 4, 2019

As we lived in nearby street, we walked on it many times. It is not a good place for shopping, but to have a lunch, even better dinner, is a good area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Wow...it is a crazy place where the people never sleep. There are alot of things to do such as food_ many kind of food, Bar, Club...etc...but one thing you must remember that must be careful about walking around here or visitting this place. For me...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Scenic704466
Reviewed December 18, 2018

We basically stumbled on this street before and after visiting Asiana food court (see review). I was very busy even we when got there early, people everywhere, all having a good time, there are some very popular bars in the vicinity, not just tourists. When...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed December 17, 2018

many people love city and want to book to walk around the city . this is very nice place and close for many places in the heart of centre but not worth at all except this . the noise for traffic , the constructions in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is not real Vietnam, this is not even fake Vietnam. This is a blight on the character of such a beautiful city. It's not worth going to experience. You will get no culture, no genuine Vietnamese experiences. What you will get is followed, offered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jaytoya B
Reviewed November 29, 2018

For those on a budget, this is the place to stay, eat, drink beer and book your excursion trips. You won't feel out of place as it is mainly filled with tourists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hhhcc
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We came here ostensibly to find a laundromat after weeks of travel. The street was full of pubs with the regular female touts grabbing your arm to enter their establishment. We stopped for dinner at a quieter and more traditional restaurant. Walking back at around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R_cube
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Popularly known as Backpackers Street. This streel by far the craziest place in HCM. Open until midnight this place is the biggest watering hole in Saigon. Though as name suggest its for people who are travelling on a shoe string budget yet you can see...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Bridget H
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Sreekant2014 | Reviewed this property |
It's perfect. Visit the reunification palace, war remnants museum and the cu ci tunnels. it's a lot of history. Have fun!
Kyra C
April 20, 2015|
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Response from KeithLim | Reviewed this property |
It is safe but still like many places, you do have to take care of your own belonging and don't get drunk.