For a very affordable and nice place to stay, I didn't expect to find it here in Saigon, specially in the very competitive Pham Ngu Lao area but there it is, a nice little hotel, situated in 196 Bui Vien street, busy but not terribly busy and you will see all sorts of activities during the day and even more so at night! A really happening and cozy place! Thanks God I picked the right because if otherwise, I would have been cursed by my tour mates.
The hotel is Small but very clean, all the basics are there and then some. Complimentary breakfast is included in the price, nice. Staff are friendly. I would have expected some nice complimentary coffee packs like those 3-in-1 that I can make straight away upon arrival but then, you can find for very cheap downstairs along one of the many many cafes available, for money of course. Not a deal breaker of course, but that will certainly be a nice touch (though simple it may seem) probably late at night if you want a kick.
Food aplenty around the area and you name it, you will have it, not the best in town but for a penny, who bothers so long you get your fill but if you want real nice one, you can set off somewhere else as there are plenty of French and even an Argentinian, surprise! surprise! But that's another story.
All the shopping (must see: Ben Thanh, Dong Khoi Street) are all within walking distance and even Notre Dame Cathedral is within walking distance.
Will I stay at the same hotel again if I were to be back in Saigon, definitely! And I hope you will find it too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City In the middle of the backpacker's area in Bui Vien Street,Meraki Hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a public bathroom with shower for guests who have late flights. Air-conditioned rooms come with a minibar, fridge and hairdryer. Bed linens are changed daily. Private bathrooms have hot-water showers and daily replenished toiletries. Meraki Hotel is an easy 15-minute walk from the famous Ben Thanh Market. It is a 25-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Airport and train station transportation can be arranged for an extra fee. Baggage can be stored at the front desk for free for up to 15 days. Guests can surf internet at the computer corner for free. Day trips and ticketing services are available at the tour desk. A daily breakfast is served at the hotel's dining room, which overlooks the city. District 1 is a great choice for travelers interested in Nightlife, Markets and Shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Viet Nghi