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96 Guesthouse Reviews

96 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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95 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Its $8 each a night for an air con room with no breakfast inc Which is expensive. Its right in the middle of all the bars and clubs which is good..the noise didnt bother me, as we slept in a room at the back. The staff are pretty slack though but room is clean. So really depends on your budget..theres no frills about this place but who cares as long as your not lookin for a 5 star resort. They'lwalk inns no problems. Alcohol is cheap cheap cheap too.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great value for money! also in the heart of all the pubs and clubs,a bit noisy but super nice staff,would definitely go back.


Really good stay, enjoyed the area a lot (however if you want a quiet stay choose a different area), one staff member had excellent language and really friendly. We ended up staying an extra two nights, really nice environment. Our room was clean an comfortable also.


Hostel is located right in the heart of the backpacker district. This means ample fun and great food and drinks... but it also means it's very noisy! Bring your earplugs!!!! Everything was clean, bedding was changed, great little shop in the lobby. One suggestion I could make is to have the front desk staff be more proactive with offering maps and tours and recommendations.


OK hostel but there were some small issues but moste of them were sorted out during our stay. The air conditioner are controlled downstairs and we had to tell them to turn it on once or twice. The door was hard to shut and we actually missed this the first time we went out, exposing us to some risk (thats why security low). There were small ants in both beds but we were not bothered by them so much so we didnt complain. They arranged transfer, very good. The wifi workred fine. TV bad reception.


Checked in on arrival at 6am. Good location for the backpacker district. Shop downstairs and they serve drinks on the pavement outside in the evening. Most of the staff are very friendly, but one was quite rude when we were drinking outside. Told us we weren't drinking fast enough and could leave. Very noisy.


Location was good, but only 1 staff speaks english. This hostel is NOISY. If you're looking for peace and quiet it is definitely NOT the place to go. On the first night the hot water was not working. On the 2nd night the air conditioning was not working. Staff seems pretty annoyed when asked to rectify the matter. On one of the bed there was a yellow stain. Would not like to know even what is that stain. For $16 per night, there's tonnes of other better choices around Bui Vien Street.


Thanks for the great hospitality. Great hostel with brilliant atmosphere out front at night.


Hanh, the younger lady, was very nice. Excellent place for backpackers as there is drinking party every night along Bui Vien. Hostel building is relatively new and we had a comfy stay. We had the big room with window which was really nice but wifi works only along the stairs (and inner rooms i guess). We also booked tours from Hanh which were Delta tours. The old lady across the street sells the best banh mi and sticky rice! We miss her a lot. Go to 102 for cheap draft beer.

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