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Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
Ranked #12 of 891 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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13 reviews
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“Fabulous little guest house”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a great guesthouse in a quiet side lane in the heart of the backpacker district. It is very reasonably priced, clean, well organised and staff is extremely helpful. We are planning to stay again on our way back.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

They were so great, so friendly here. We arrived at about 2am and they came to pick us up at the airport. Every time we had a question they were more than happy to help. They helped us book tours and busses and even helped us with some Visa issues we had. Our room was a basic dorm but there was a really nice balcony off the room that was nice to hang out on. They are so lovely and I would highly recommend anyone stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Clean and comfortable, this family takes pride in their guesthouse. It's on an alley off the main backpacker drag which makes it quieter and it feels like you're a saigon citizen. They can book trips for you and there's good wifi on every floor. I stayed in the 4 bed dorm and loved it. There's lockers in the rooms too!

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Although it was difficult to find initially as you have to wander down a few back alleys, once you know where it is it's easy to get to. The rooms were very small but decent. The common area was also quite small but had a good internet cafe area.
We booked a tour to the Cu Chi tunnels and our bus ticket on to Cambodia through the hostel and both were reasonably priced and we were either collected or led right to the bus by the staff. A nice touch was that you could leave unwanted clothes in the hostel, which they gave to charity. I wish more hostels did this.
Great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here on 2 different visits. Rooms were really quiet which I think is rare in HCMC! Stayed in a double with a window and a twin without one, both were very clean & comfortable. Free wi if was good and the staff very helpful. Arranged for us to have a shower before going to the airport after an excellent tour with TNK travel to the cu chi tunnels. Overall excellent stay. (Just a note, please do not book a tour with delta adventures to the Mekong delta, it was awful to the point we left half way through!)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

It was my first time to travel alone and I feel so lucky to choosed this place to stay! The staff was nice and more than helpfully. If you stay some days in Ho Chi Minh, this is your address!
The rooms are clean and light!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

I really felt like home in this guesthouse, I wanted to stay there for 2 nights but after a food intoxication in a near restaurant I had to stay there for 4 nights, and the people that work there helped me in every way they could! The dorm rooms are clean and nice, the only thing that could be better is that the beds are not so much comfortable, but no big problems! A great place to meet other backpackers and cheap!

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ngoc Thao Guesthouse

Property: Ngoc Thao Guesthouse
Address: 4 241, PhamNguLao.st, PhamNguLao.Ward | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 891 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NGOCTHAO Guesthouse was opened in Nowember 2006. It is friendly, bright, clean and hospitable family run.Located in a quiet alley off Pham Ngu Lao street, in the heart of Backpacker area in District 1.We have different kinds of room according to your budget. Every room has air conditioning, ceiling fan, double bed and cable TV with more than 70 channels. Most of the room have a fridge. Our rooms are cleaned and fresh towels is provided daily.Breakfast is included in the price bettwen 6:30 and 10:00 daily. In addition we provide free internet and WiFi in every room is also provided fast internet with cable personal computer.Besides, we're ready to provide many services such as pick up and drop off at the airport by taxi, information about the city and tour, money exchange, laundry, baggage store.Pick up service!Tours desk!We are looking forward to serving you! ... more   less 
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