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Red Sun Hotel
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was our 3rd visit to Ho Chi Minh City, and we stayed at the Red Sun on all 3 occasions. It's very central so there are shops and restaurants all around, and you can walk to one of the main markets. Any trip you may wish to take can be organised by reception, and they will keep your luggage safe if you go away for a few days. Even though the receptionist was not the same on the last visit, they were all friendly and helpful.

The rooms are basic, and in ours, the fridge and air-conditioning were always in working order - no problem there. It may be true that the air-conditioning gets switched off when the guests are gone for the day, but that makes ecological sense, and it only takes a minute for the room to cool off as soon as the air-con is switched on again! We never bothered about breakfast so can't comment.

All in all, stay there if you are content with the basics and the convenient location: it's clean and good value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This hostel seems to be a familiar place to most people - if you want to save some money take the bus from the airport rather than pay exhorbitant taxi fees.
Kind and welcoming they were happy to get me tea when I couldnt sleep and shared their breakfast with me, The staff said she would be happy to make me anything if I didnt like it but to please try her Mi Goreng. The tours offered were very reasonable and the staff organise you to be picked up from the hotel. A safe, welcoming place to stay if you are on your first visit to Ho Chi Minh

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

he staff were really helpful and didn't seem to mind when I turned up at a rather ungodly hour, waking them up - they let me check in very early in the morning for only half a day room price which was more than fair! It's really central and very clean and I enjoyed my short but sweet stay there.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Hue234
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

This hotel is pretty average. At the end of the day it's a place to sleep and nothing more. The breakfast included is alright - omelet, baguette and fruit - it gets very repetitive if you're there for a while.

The staff were really friendly and made you feel very welcome and they always tried to answer all your questions. Their laundry service however was a bit hit and miss. The first time everything smelt great, second time it wasn't cleaned and then came back damp.

If you want somewhere cheap, walkable distance then this is fine.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Felicity E
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

This hotel is just fine. Nothing to brag about. No lift, so we have to go up the stairs to the 4th floor with our luggages. The room is so small that it only fits a bed, a small dresser and a small tv. Not much space. They turn off the A/C when the guests go out so it is freaking hot when you arrive. Wifi signal throughout the building is poor! They only have 1 free computer for guests. The only thing I liked about it is, the room is clean and the receptionists are pleasant. I bet you can find better hotels in the area than this one.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights and the longer we were there, the less impressed we were with it. They kept turning our air-con off from downstairs so if we wanted it back on we had to hunt for ages to find them, as there is never anyone at reception. We did a lot of tours which involved early starts and trying to find someone to serve breakfast was never easy. They also overcharged us for our mekong tour. Not impressed at all

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in Red Sun Hotel. Clean rooms, good and central location, quiet, nice breakfast, free wifi and really helpfull staff, especially Jenny made our stay really pleasant with good advices for bars, restaurants and trips. Overall good price-quality ratio!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Red Sun Hotel

Address: 17 283, Pham Ngu Lao St | Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #222 of 647 Specialty Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $8 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27

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