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“Best impression in Ho Chi Minh”
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Vinh Chung Hotel
Ranked #20 of 986 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for two night. The location is perfect to go anywhere.
Seems any services provided by the host, including sim card, money exchange (at best rate!!), laundry service, train ticket booking (I'm very grateful for this, as I have been cheated to pay extra 300k dong for so call 'foreigner' ticket in other state! ). It's a Cantonese Chinese family who run this hotel, lady host named 'Happy', she's very helpful, welcoming, and speaks well in English. This is definitely what you're looking for in Pham Ngu Lao. As I said, this is my first and best impression of Ho Chi Minh!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of this hotel is within the backpacker district of Ho Chi Minh City. A convenient starting point for exploring this interesting city. It's located just of the back of the main road so is quieter than the busy front. There are a a number of similarly sized and priced hotels within this street alone but it is one of the first that you arrive at (or the last depending on which side of the street you come from. What sets this hotel apart from the rest is not the room or the facilities (which are perfectly fine for the price range) but the warm welcome and service at this family run guest house. The owner whose name is "Happy" spoke good English (we subsequently learned that she had given up her teaching career to run this guest house), and was very friendly and welcoming. She introduced us to her lovely family and assisted us in our trip above and beyond what could be expected of her. She was able to sell us a cell phone sim card which cost the same price as one purchased from the airport but with the main difference of her activating a feature which provided us with UNLIMITED data access which was invaluable throughout our 2 week trip in Vietnam. The place is great value for money. Highly recommended place to stay!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This guest house has just been refurbished to a very good standard. $16 gets you a spacious clean room witj AC, TV and fridge. Room cleaned eveey day. In the heart of ph ngu lau. But the best thing about the GH is the owner..
She is warm, friendly and always so happy! Would highly recommend this place. And make sure you book tours and travel here as they dont take commission so its much cheaper.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

-just 2 mins walk from backpacker district/food stalls/main road
-5 mins from many touristic attractions
-really kind and friendly owner who is honest and helps book tours for guests without expensive commissions unlike other places
-comfortable clean rooms, reliable aircon, HD tv

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

When we first arrived we took a wander up the street and looked at 5 or 6 other hotels (first off lonely planet recommendations) and this was by far the cleanest and best value room. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with fridge, tv, good shower and safety deposit box. The bed was without doubt the most comfortable out of the last 40 we've slept in during our last 3 months travelling. However, what really sets this place apart from the rest is the incredibly warm and friendly welcome you get. The owner was so helpful and really went out of her way to arrange a good bus for our onward travel and a great tour to the cu chi tunnels, not mention the local food recommendations! Cannot recommend this place highly enough, having never left a hotel review on trip advisor we felt compelled to do so for this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank liam r
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were so glad we stayed at this place. The lady is just amazing. She called to all the bus companies to arrange bus trips for us at the last minute, she also took me to the market in the morning and booked an accommodation by phone for us in other town. We did not meet anyone so helpful at any other place in Vietnam.
The rooms are spacious and clean- A/C, TV, fridge, comfortable bed,bathroom-15 dollars/night.
They really made us feel at home there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I stayed here for a week the owner is very friendly accommodating and polite. The owner speaks fluent english and is very helpful to any enquiries you may have. The room was clean and I had no problems what so ever. The hospitality makes you want to stay longer. I I would really recommend this hotel and PP backpackers across the road is a great hostel.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Vinh Chung Hotel

Address: 26 283, Pham Ngu Lao | Pham Ngu Lao ward, dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 986 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $21 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vinh Chung Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is ideally located on a side street in the Pham Ngu Lao area, central to many tourist sites and activities in Ho Chi Minh City, and away from all the noise and commotion from downtown. (Our windows are also doubled-paned to ensure our guests a truly quiet stay). We offer a panoramic sight of the city from our top floor. ... more   less 
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