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MiMi Backpackers Hostel
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MiMi Backpackers Hostel
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Although this hostel is rather difficult to find, it is worth the search. The members of staff, Kitty especially, are both nice and attentive. We had emailed the hostel beforehand in order for them to help us buy bus tickets to Phnom Penh and arrange a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Everything was dealt with in a professional and competent manner. The room was pretty basic but at that price we were only happy to have a couple of beds and an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast consists of coffee/tea and a couple of fried eggs or an omelet and bread. Sometimes they put out bananas as well.
A piece of good advice on finding the hotel: Enter the alley to the left of Bali Hotel and turn left at the third alley. Mimis backpacker hostel is the second building on the right. You'll see the sign outside. Although the little lanes may seem a bit shady at first, we were never uncomfortable or insecure about walking to and from the hotel at any time of the day or night.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Average location, the hostel is within the foreigners backpacking area of Pham Ngu Lao, that was nice. But, the hostel itself is in a livinghood lane, it was not so easy to find it at the first time and we also spent couple times to remember its actual location in the later days...

Good service attitude, I guess it's family operated, the "staff", or say, the owners, were quite friendly & helpful even they can speak very "limited" English...The room was quite big for us, that was good. And the "staff" will cook some simple breakfast for you if you ask them to do, I'd like to comment them as good service attitude other than tastes,

Less amenities, it's only a cheap backpacker guesthouse, what more can I expect for? I buy the toothbrush, shampoo, slipper, water etc. by myself in the store nearby...They have towels inside the room but i never used them...

Wifi, available but not so stable sometime...Tissue is available but looks not so good.

Room Tip: Acceptable or okay for simple and local homestay, but worse if you treat it a hotel.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

cheap place to sleep in backpackers area in HCMC. nevertheless i would not reccomend it to anyone, because for 2-3 Usd you can have double room in real hotel nearby. rooms are dirty as well as towels. Staff is very friendly and helpful, but it's not enough, especially when competition in Saigon is so big.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: July 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about MiMi Backpackers Hostel

Address: 219/38 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 688 Specialty Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $12 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — MiMi Backpackers Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have seven rooms with convenience and comfortable. We hope that it will make you pleasure and you will be have the wonderfull experience trip when you travel Viet Nam specially Ho Chi Minh City. ... more   less 
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