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“Backpackers heaven AT A PRICE”

Pham Ngu Lao Street
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$15.00*
and up
Ho Chi Minh City HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOURS
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Why it's great to stay here?
- cheap food
- cheap accommodations
- bars
- lot of backpackers
- abundant of travel agencies
- cafes/restaurants
- ben thanh market at walking distance (souvenirs/foods)

This place is really convenient... but everything comes with a price.
BEWARE of motorcyclist thief, they snatch your belongings like thunder fast. I witnessed such case, it happened so fast that I didn't figure out what happened till my local friend explained to me and how frequent it was.

if you are looking for better hotels, they are at different side of the city.
Overall, still worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Pham Ngu Lao is where it all happens in the tourist area of District 1. Great food, entertainment and crazy traffic to boot. Easy to get to from airport and plenty of cheap accomodation. Markets are close by as well as other attractions such Presidential palace and museums.

Thank Geoff P
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hotel was near therefore walking along the streets of Pham Ngu Lao, i see Starbucks, Trung Nguyen Number 1 Coffee, Tres Des Jours, Paris Baguiete?, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves, Highlands Coffees, travel agencies, lots of hostels, restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Thank NuLiya
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is where all the backpackers head for cheap everything. Nice area if that's what you want, everything you could ask for if you're a backpacker like us.
I definitely advise the street food instead of the restaurants, there are so many of the little baguette stalls and they're just great for 15,000d.

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

the street is very active and so many travel agency for backpackers , but bcuz it too much so maybe it make us so confuse about some company, I have been recommend by the receptionist in hotel that Tam Hanh travel, delta company, Phuong Trang bus, mekong express etc... there are many restaunrants too.

Thank VicentMoeller
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