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“Great hotel with friendly staff”
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Meraki Hotel
Ranked #103 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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5 reviews
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“Great hotel with friendly staff”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very helpful and friendly - even gave us a free upgrade on arrival. Breakfast was good and substantial. The hotel is located is in the heart of the backpacker area which was handy for buses to/from Saigon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

This was our first stop in Vietnam and my what a good impression it gave us.
The staff at reception were lovely, professional and extremely helpful. We had a deluxe twin (although we booked a double) but this included a double bed and a single, which just meant we had more space. The room well equipped and the bathroom was great! The cleanliness impressed is too.

We extended our stay we liked it that much.
The breakfast was a great start to the day.

Location wise, for us, a couple in our early thirties travelling around the world, it was perfect. Bui Vien street is the main backpacker road which just comes to life at night.

All in all, I'd stay here again if visiting HCMC

  • Stayed January 2013
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Adelaide
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I've stayed at hotels nicer than this one for the same price, nevertheless the rooms are clean and the showers don't spray all over the bathrooms! It can get a bit stuffy in the windowless rooms, but the air con works great.

Also provides easy peasy booking of tours, busses, etc. For some, the best feature is that it's right in the heart of the tourist centre, within walking distance of most of the major sights.

Fantastic breakfast included

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Situated in district one amongst great eating and shopping, this is a convenient hotel to stay in. Very good front desk service. The employees all spoke good English. The breakfast was a highlight. Great eggs, best bread I've had! Rooms are small but adequate. Very clean. Can be noisy at night. I recommend it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Probably choose a room away from facing the street to avoid noises late into the night.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Lancashire
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

After scouring TA for many weeks decided to book the Saigon Mini 6 Hotel for 8 nights over New Year and enjoyed it so much returned to finish our holiday after staying a week up the coast. It's situated right in the heart of the tourist area so ideal for shopping, excursions, eating out and nightlife (as a couple in our 40's, nightlife was brilliant). The hotel was spotless. The staff were very friendly, helpful and trustworthy. They gave great advice on the area and you could have a good laugh with them all. On both occasions we had a deluxe room facing the road. They were good sized rooms with a big bed, spotlessly clean and had good facilities, fridge, safe, kettle, tv etc., and plenty of hot water !! Breakfast was served next door in their sister hotel and was simple, hot & tasty. I would thoroughly recommend Saigon Mini 6 and certainly won't hesitate to re-book if we return.

Room Tip: Rooms at front are great, but the higher you go the less noise. Our Deluxe room was a corner suite...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Good location in the backpacker district, close to many bars and restaurants. The rooms were tidy, modern and clean. Very friendly and helpful staff at the front desk. But ask for a room with a window! Sometimes it felt like we were in a jail cell.

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Property: Meraki Hotel
Address: 198 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam (Formerly Viet Nghi Hotel)
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#40 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Meraki Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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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