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Bich Duyen Hotel
Ranked #34 of 467 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 15, 2009

Actually this guesthouse saved us. We had booked another one in the same street which was overbooked and didn't had a room for us although we had a reservation and paid a deposit already. So I found this one across the street and we've been lucky to find one room vacant. (The hotel is too good to have lots of vacancies I assume.)

The owner and stuff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are nice and the hotel is in excellent location.

I agree with all the positive ratings at Tripadvisor totally and would come back again for sure!

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

Travelled through vietnam in December and January 08/09. Bich Duyen was our first experience of vietnamese guest houses. Great value rooms, with windows overlooking the safe and quiet little alley. Spotlessley clean, and I mean 100% spotless.

Chanh is a nice guy, very friendly, speaks great english. Fair prices on taxis to/from airport and to/from Ga Saigon train station. Takes the hassle out of anything you need.

They're very proud of what they have at the Bich Duyen, so don't forget to show respect and take off your shoes when coming in. The floor is spotless and is always being cleaned, polished etc so dont worry.

As for Saigon, I thought it was a little dull compared to the rest of Vietnam, but this hotel is definately a great location in which to base yourself.

Believe the hype. TA got it right on this one.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2009

My partner and I stayed at the Bich Duyen for one night at the end of December 2008 based on the TripAdvisor reviews and found that it was a great choice as promised. Basically they delivered what they promised and did it with style and not fooling around. No need to say more.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Archivist1
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Reviewed January 10, 2009

Great value and great location, close to markets. It's on a backstreet so you're protected from the noise of Pham Ngu Lao. Twin room was comfortable and clean with a double and a single bed. Free internet in the foyer was awesome. The manager, Chanh, was very friendly, helpful and dedicated - carried our heavy bags up the stairs and was even waiting to let us in late one night after the outside shutters had closed! We organised 2x airport transfers through the hotel, which was cheap and easy - $8 each way I think.

Overall we had an enjoyable time and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Gemma C
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Reviewed January 8, 2009

Stayed here for a total of three nights, split by a few nights away.
We highly recommend staying here - the location is down a quiet backstreet but is central and walking distance to most sights. The staff at reception made it for us - they were VERY helpful and booked taxis/tours etc for us and recommended some great restaurants in the area. They stored our gear for us while we were away too.
The rooms were fine - very clean, airconditioned, free internet downstairs and the breakfasts were sufficient.
The only problem with it would probably be getting a room for the night - it's very popular and we saw numerous people turned away as it was always full.
It can be hard to find if you're not familiar with area - turn off Pham Ngu Lao St onto Do Quang Dao St, down about 30m on the left through a small gate is an alley that is lined with hotels - about 70m down on the left is Bich Duyen.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

The Bich Duyen is the perfect place to stay in Ho Chi Minh city, and accross the road at the Ngoc Linh is just as good (if anything the beds at Ngoc Linh are a bit more comfortable). We stayed at the Bich Duyen when we first landed and were greeted by Chanh - who never stops and is always available to help with everything. The rooms are clean and comfortable if a little on the small side but the real benefit to this place is the location - the small laneway provides a useful buffer from noise so we were able to sleep like babies every night.

The trips we organised through the hotel to the Mekong Delta and the Chu Chi Tunnels were great.

Highly recommended and deserving of the #1 ranking on tripadvisor. At the end of our trip the Bich Duyen was all booked out otherwise we would have stayed again. Instead we went accross the road to the Ngoc Linh which just as good. If you want to stay at the Bich Duyen I would recommend booking in advance.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2009

I stayed in Bich Duyen in November 2008 while on holiday with my wife. I really enjoyed my stay, and would recommend this hotel.

Pros
- great location
- fabulous staff
- clean room and bathroom
- awesome laundry service (very cheap, back the same day/next morning)
- air con
- free internet
- breakfast

Cons
- well, if you want luxury you're better off in a fancy hotel.
- narrow staircase, so if you have mobility probs this could be an issue

I'll stay here next time I visit Saigon and I'd highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank 8arry
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Additional Information about Bich Duyen Hotel

Address: 4 283, Pham Ngu Lao | 1 District, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#17 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $18 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bich Duyen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bich Duyen hotel is located in the heart of the Backpacker area, quiet, clean air, 5 minutes walk to Ben Thanh market, tour booking, shop, bank, park etc. all within walking distance. We serve free breakfast, tea, coffee, pineapple juice and we have high speed internet. Reception staff warmly welcome guests like family and will give you advice about anything you want to know about Vietnam. ... more   less 
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