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“Good location and friendly staff”
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Thuan Duc
Ranked #236 of 466 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Staff were really nice and friendly and the location is good because it's down a quiet alley but close to lots of bars and restaurants. The room was clean but still felt kind of dirty because the walls are so scuffed and stained and the curtains and A/C look old and dusty. Also our room on the top floor smelled of cigarette smoke and there was a bit of a mix-up with the laundry. The hotel was fine for a few nights but not sure we'd stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The guy running it was lovely - really friendly and helpful - even offering us coffee from his home town. His english was mostly really good - although there were some interesting pronunciations at times! That said my vietnamese is non existent - so who am I to judge....

Room Tip: We had a top floor room with a window + AC - the internet was a bit dodgy up here - but you could us...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Clean, safe and with good staff help.

Good place to eat opposite, on street, nice 'guys'


WARNING
You will be over-charged, short changed and swindled - particularly in this area.

Restaurants will give you food you didn't order with the demand you pay for it.

That's just the way it is here. Count your change and stand your ground.


A great place to swim is Ve Boi 258 Tran Hung Dao swimming pool - about 1min walk - 50,000.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We chose this hotel because of its price but stayed because it was flipping amazing. Clean, tidy, good hosts and in the middle of..well ... Real life. We spent our time here actually mixing with Vietnamese people. We could have stayed in the backpackers area (2 streets but a whole world away). We ate only street food ( no danger) booked good value trips, the host was super helpful and didn't even mind us hanging our washing on her balcony. There were amazing backstreets which were super safe that sold beer at night and fresh smoothies for the morning after.
Even when we stayed out till 4 they let us in
Thanks for an amazing stay I hope every body else loves it as much as we did.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at the Thuan Duc hotel! It is a small hotel with only a couple of rooms. I had a room on the 4th floor, with a little window. The room was very clean, only had some minor ant issues as is apparantly common in Vietnam (they are really small, crawl only on the ground and do not bother you at all). The shower had warm water. Furthermore there was a TV, a fridge and airco. Of course for this price you get a basic hotel, no luxury, but if you only want to sleep in the room but still want to have a neat room this is your first choice!

The hotel is run by a family who care for their hotel and the well-being of their guests. The lady was really very helpful and gave me great hints on how to get on to Tra Vinh cheaply by public transport. She even called a bus company for me!

Would stay here again without hesitating!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank BenTraveller1
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

This hotel and the owner really made that difference to our Vietnam holiday. It is tucked away in a small lane way away from the traffic noise of Hoi Chi Minh City. The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean with air conditioning and a ceiling fan.. The room had an Asian 'wet room' ensuite bathroom in which when you turn on the shower just about everything gets wet. (:-).
The hotel staff were very helpful.

Room Tip: All rooms have free wifi and are comfortable.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

The owner of this hotel is extremely helpful. She gave you many options of tours/restaurants/etc, including the budget ones, not just recommending what she may receive a commission for. Also helpful in teaching you some useful Vietnamese phrases! She will organise tours for you with Tropic Tours but is not at all pushy. I loved that this hotel was down a bit of a winding alleyway - it felt that every time you went back it was more like going home to your 'apartment' rather than an obvious hotel. And I don't think it's that hard to find - it's 219 Pham Ngu Lau - just find the closest lane to that number on the main street and walk down it (keep left). Rooms very quiet, very basic but a nice clean bed and you can rely on Loan (the owner) to keep your luggage safe if you need to travel elsewhere for a short time. The lady straight across from it will also make you a lovely Vietnamese coffee for 10000dong (50c)! Really great place.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank Anita K
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Address: 219/26 Pham Ngu Lao | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #236 of 466 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Thuan Duc 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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