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Blue River Hotel

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283/2C Pham Ngu Lao Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great stay at Blue River! Hotel is located in the bustling (I.E. madcap) Backpacker area of District One -- not our cup of tea, far too touristy -- but a good base. The rooms are fine (they won't blow you away but they're clean with comfy beds), the breakfast is average, but the warmth and friendliness by... More 

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Thank Ruairidh M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect too much. The breakfast needs improvement. Beds were a bit hard. The wifi is very slow sometimes. Clean place not bad. Be ready for the stairs. Overall, not so bad but can do better. The staffs were honest, approachable and you can trust them. Look for kwa on the next hotel beside blue river hotel, he can really... More 

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Thank Gerry1985
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is located in a small alley off a main road in the backpackers district. Room was clean and just fine; they only have stairs. Staff was friendly and helpful with booking our Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Anna was especially kind and friendly during our stay! It is a bit noisy with early morning construction, and the stairs are... More 

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Thank Jessica E
Basel, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont book this hotel! I arrived at the hotel at 1:30 night time with a shuttle that was suggested by the hotel (which was already a total rip-off since it is super convinient to use normal taxis). When I arrived at the hotel I was informed that my room booked at booking.com was overbooked and suggested a shabby neighbour hotel... More 

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Thank Jules651987
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hotel. Walk up only. Located in an alley off of the mainroad....with easy walkingarea to restaurants and bars. Staff was really friendly and helpful. The shower was awesome with great pressure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing, and the staff are so helpful and friendly and love to chat about where you come from, your onwards travel ect! One guy - wish I took his name! was so helpful with organising our tour to see the tunnels and war museum! My boyfriend got almost everything he took travelling washed for $3! the hotel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed with my stay at this hotel. Taxi pick-up at HCMC Airport was arranged for me via this hotel @ 17US Dollars. Waited almost 1 hour for my arranged taxi ride to the Blue River - taxi never turned- up, I made my own taxi arrangements at half the price - what's that all about Blue River? My 10 day... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very much does what it says on the tin. Well located for Bui Vien and that whole crazy backpacker scene, tucked down one of the cool alleyways that really must be visited. It has an extension on the opposite side of the alley, check in all on one side. The rooms master power is at reception, so as you collect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

When arriving in Saigon, you will probably notice the huge noise in the city, motorbikes everywhere, at anytime (be careful with kids by the way). So this hotel is located in a certain quiet street, as far as it is possible in Saigon of course. It is just in the heart of what I guess is the most touristic area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very well located and can be a fantastic base from where to explore the interesting parts of Saigon like the War Remanents Museum or the old presidential palace. Breakfast is included and is fine. Anyhow, explore and have an authentic Vietnamese cafe in the vicinity. Restaurant Magnolia is a GREAT option nearby.

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