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“Friendly staff and great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Ngoc Phan Guest House
Ranked #47 of 759 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
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8 reviews
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“Friendly staff and great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. Room was basic but had everything we needed!
The staff were very friendly and helpful!
Great location in District 1, walking distance to all the main restaurants/bars/sights.
Breakfast was included and was very good, I had a fresh bread roll with omelette and a few small bananas and juice!
Great budget accommodation! Highly recommended! :-)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed a week in this Guesthouse and found it as excellent Value for this low price. The rooms are plain but have all the facility you need eg Fridge, Air-con and Bathroom with big shower.
The rooms are very clean actually the whole Guest House is very clean. Asian way no wearing of shoes inside the House !
The breakfast is plain and consist of a bread roll, jam and margarine with the option of omelette, eggs sunny side up or scrambled. Tea and coffee and fruit.
The owner is very helpful and most important of all he speaks fluently English which you find not so often here in Vietnam.
The location is at the end of a little Cul de Sac from the most busy street in District 1 which is the place to be. Due to being at the end of this little side road the rooms are quiet.
Plenty restaurants in the vicinity to sit inside or on the pavement.
The area is home of most backpackers visiting HCMC with travel and tour operators on every corner.
We tried in this week we stayed to establish what decides tourist young and old to visit HCMC and could not find one reason to do so. There are no real sightseeing spots except some leftovers from the Vietnam war and these get off course very one sided put on to you by the current socialistic party in power.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the double bedroom on the first floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

I had a really good stay at this budget family run guest house , it was very clean & good value for money . The owners were very nice people & helped whenever they could & really seem to enjoy doing what they do !

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank winnit73
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Ngoc Phan is a really nice guesthouse run by a nice family. It lies in a very quit alley from a big street with lots of shops and bars.
The family is very helpful. If you wanna book a trip, taxi or see stuff around Saigon. They will always help you and give good advice.
The rooms are very clean, with good airco (not blowing straight on the bed), a nice shower and great beds. We had 3 different rooms (we kept coming back from trips to Mekong and Cambodja) and they were all very good!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RenJ2911
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Excellent location right in the hustle and bustle of backpacker area District 1. Down a little alley away from the noise, had excellent nights sleep (stayed 3 nights on top floor). Very clean and comfortable. Mr Phan Huy Chau was always helpful recommending restaurants and places to visit. Tommy who worked in the evenings was also very pleasant and helpful. I especially enjoyed the omlette, roll & lemon drink for breakfast each morning kept us going all day!

Room Tip: If you aren't fit try not to book top floor as there is no lift.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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County Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The owner was welcoming and hospitable and couldn't do more for us. He brought us up to our room which to our delight was squeaky clean, big and air conditioned. Bathroom was very modern too, and there was a fridge and cable TV. Breakfast was nice with a good selection and nice coffee. Owner booked us some tours and recommended places to eat and things to do. Would stay again, it's in the centre of Saigon but is completely quiet.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Great Value for its LOCATION! arrived around 8pm on a Monday with no booking in advance and the only room left was a '1 double bed plus 2 single bed', yes you're right I mean 3 beds in one room for USD30 but the only setback was walking up 4th floor on those steep stairs. You can basically walk to almost all the attraction nearby.

The OWNER is a very humble, nice and helpful English speaking gentleman. Rest assured if you're a first timer in Saigon, he gives good advice and travel tips.

It's a guest house so SLEEP QUALITY(bed condition) might not be as good as the conventional hotels.

Room Tip: no elevator
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kevocalin
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Property: Ngoc Phan Guest House
Address: 35/12 Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #47 of 759 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
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Number of rooms: 5
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