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Phan Lan 2 Reviews

283/6 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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511 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Great little spot to stay, very very nice and helpful staff, booked a tour to Phnom Penh through them which was excellent. Would reccomend.


Mekong Express travel to Phnom Penh is good but the Phnom Penh to SiemReap is not good. Bus travel speed is around 30 to 40 kph... Alot of bus overtake the Mekong Express Bus to SiemReap. Bus is so slow, aircon is bad and no wifi on board. The TNK travel is good... The CityTour which I forgot the name sucks. We didn't finish the whole day tour.


Great location and very accomadating staff.


This is a great hostel. as always, the staff, and fellow travelers is what makes a great hostel. Here, you will be given a nice breakfast, and good information and tours to choose. I fully recommend this hostel.


We really enjoyed our stay here! We booked more nights & were shuffled around to different rooms and each was great. My only problem was that the last room we stayed in smelt a little musty/mouldy. The staff are AMAZING. They are so friendly and nice. They helped organize our Mekong tour and did our laundry. Breakfast was good, but simple. It is really close to the backpacker district and a 2 min walk from the bus station. Not too noisy either! Not a social hotel, no real hangout spots.


Have stayed here many times - would highly recommend this hotel - excellent staff


The manager was very kind and eager to make our stay the best possible. He woke up early to make us breakfast before taking the bus which was very appreciated. Rooms are a bit small but have all the basic amenities.


Great place to stay for very friendly and helpful staff, security and location. Not really any common areas so not great if you are wanting to meet people but I would definitely recommend if you want somewhere quiet. Room was comfortable, clean, secure and value for money. Yes, there were stairs but get some exercise! Staff ensue you don't need to carry your bags up!


The staff was very friendly, at night all of them were studying english, I think that is something that proofs they are committed to their job


We really enjoyed our stay at phan lan. All the staffs are really kind and accommodating. What I really love about this hotel is their internet connection, so fast you can watch live stream. I will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and if ever I will go back to VIETNAM, I would stay on this hotel again.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good place


Good hotel in the pack packer district, close to everything. The security box isn't actually located in the room though, it is in reception. The breakfast consisted of a baguette and omelette with drinks. One downside is we had to climb 4 flights of stairs for our room, but the lovely staff more than made up for it. They went out of their way to help me when I got sick, and my friend really enjoyed the tour she booked out of it (not overpriced).

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really enjoyed my stay here. Nice, clean room. It didn't have a window though. The staff here is great as well. Wifi works throughout the hotel. Breakfast is basic, but good. I would stay again.


Basic, no frills room. Aircon, water heater, locks and general furniture are in working condition. We had a broken rack but that was quickly fixed during the daily tidying up of our room. However, ventilation seems poor and there is a little musty smell. Will recommend a dehumidifier or refreshener spray in the room.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay. The staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Excellent location in a quiet alley in the backpacker area. Short walk from where the major open-tour buses drop off passengers.


There is no place in whole Vietnam with sucha a nice staff! These people are just awesome. The lady in the front desk helped us is everything. I am sure we will be back! Thank You so much guys :)


We stayed in Phan Lan 2 for 3 nights and had a great time whilst staying in the hostel which is fantastically located in the heart of the backpacker region of the city. The staff were extremely accommodating, friendly and pleasant and the rooms were clean. The only issue we had was the electricity cutting out for several hours due to the weather as well as noise from next doors work although this was quickly addressed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We would like to thank you for your stay at Phan Lan hotel.It was a pleasure to serve you.I hope the accommodation and service were to your liking.As complete satisfaction is our goal at Phan Lan Hotel.We apologize for the unexpected incident that the electricity wire was broken in the main street so there was no power for the whole area,also the noise from our neighbour fixing their bed. We would love to have a pleasure of seeing you again . Thanks and best regards

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