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“Good hotel, great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saigon Mini Hotel 5

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Saigon Mini Hotel 5
Ranked #130 of 436 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
scotland
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173 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Good hotel, great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We spent 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City and knew we wanted to be down near the bars/restaurants /backpacker area and as such came across this hotel which suited us perfectly. Our room was on the 3rd floor and faced on to the busy Bui Vien street, however the double glazing was so good we hardly heard a thing and slept really well on both nights. The room was clean and the bathroom fine although the shower hose leaked. Breakfast was okay but its better if you are at breakfast when it is not too busy, as the service was a little slow. The bread rolls were lovely and you can only have one drink so we took some water up on the second day. There was a young girl on reception who was friendly and helpful and recommended a good place to get some Pho (noodle soup) which was a few minutes walk around the corner - we tried it and it was excellent and really cheap. If you are looking for somewhere right in the middle of things at a reasonable price then I would recommend this hotel. 7/11 just across the road too which was handy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Nothing fancy, small and very basic but what we loved about this hotel were the friendly staff that were very responsive, helpful and honest. And for somebody like me who was mostly out there exploring the city, all I needed was a good bed, clean bathroom and a great smile from the hotel staff when I got back from a long day of touring.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at Saigon Mini 5. we booked a standard double at about £18-50 per nite ($28)Location is brilliant - right in the middle of backpackers area & close to numerous excellent eateries on Bui Vien. There is a mini market right opposite where u can get some drinks for the room. Hotel is within easy walking distance of Ben Thanh market. The staff are extremely friendly & helpful, especially Ms Shuri (i think her name is) - always smiling. We had room 602 accessed via the only lift in the building, room had a city view via a small window - had no traffic noise at all - slept like a baby!!!. The room was clean, the bed big & comfortable & good size bathroom with loads of hot water. There is a fridge & safety deposit box in the room. Also a/c & a fan on the wall. TV also (dont know if it worked as we didnt switch it on). The girl who cleaned the room doubled up as a waitress in the restaurant & was always happy & smiling --- & did excellent job cleaning the room. The restaraunt was situated on top floor with panoramic views over the city. Ok breakfast wasnt fantastic but for the money we didnt expect a lot. The hotel gives you vouchers for breakfast with several options -- like omelette, bacon with scrambled or boiled eggs etc or choice of cereals - you've got to tick the boxes on the voucher & hand it to the waitress-- very light breakfast. While we were there the hotel organised trips to Cu Chi tunnels & Mekong Delta - prices were reasonable thru Delta Adventures. All in all the price is very reasonable for what you get, & I would definitely book there when I return to Saigon.

Room Tip: I would definitley go for a higher room -- 602 was perfect, 601 looked bigger from the quick look i...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

On my previous visit to Vietnam at stayed at Saigon Mini Hotel 5. When I was over there I ordered a suit from a local tailor and arranged for delivery to my home address in the UK. When it didn't turn up, I contacted Saigon Mini Hotel 5 who were able to speak to the tailor, and arrange for the suit to be sent to me in the UK. They were incredibly helpful and were very quick to respond to my questions. It seems like they can't do enough to help you and I can't thank them enough.
This was coupled with a fantastic stay in a very nice hotel, clean, great location and the friendliest of staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Heilbronn, Germany
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119 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here because of the friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean but a little bit too small to relax there. But you will be on the street all day long because the location is in walking distance to sightseeing places and too many bars and restaurant. It could be a litte bit loud at night, so take a room off the street. The 5 Dollar more are worth the value.Breakfast is served on the top of the hotel with a nice view around.

Room Tip: Higher level and take the deluxe. Standard has no window!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bobbele1983
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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Value for money and in a great location. Staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Our only complaint is that the air conditioning in our room takes a long time to cool. It's a hassle after coming in from a hot day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in jan 2013. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They spoke English quite well. The room was clean and tidy, massive bed, but a little hard. The hotel is in a great location to bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping and the Ben market. The street comes alive at night and you couldn't hear any noise from the rooms. The hotel is right in the action. Breakfast was basic.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Saigon Mini Hotel 5
Address: 196 Bui Vien Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 848, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 436 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly convenient and accessible, SAIGON MINI HOTEL 5 is centrally located in the heart of the backpacker area on BUI VIEN Street. The location offers varied choices of eateries and shops, as well as various sightseeing offices and departure points for out-of-town tours and short trips, all within walking distance (some are just across the street). So, there are plenty of choices even late into the night. Also, the famous Ben Thanh market (around 15 minutes walking) and other well-known places of interest are all easily accessible. ... more   less 
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