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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stay at this hotel for 3 nights. Love this hotel very much. Staff super nice and friendly and always ready to help. Hotel location is in a small alley, but walk out alley full of restaurant, travel agency, bar. Everything is good except the hotel has no elevator. Highly recommend to you.

Thank kellytiew
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is located in the backpacker area in District 1 of the city. Binh Thanh market and Saigon centre is about twenty minutes walk from the hotel. It is two minutes walk to the Office of Sinh tourist and other bus companies. It is so convenient to get transportation to other area and to join local tour. The hotel...

Thank Wingc633
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a 4 night stay in this well-located budget hotel. Pros: The 2 ladies working in the reception were amongst the friendliest and most helpful we encountered during our 2 weeks in Vietnam; well-located down a quieter laneway; whilst there was a set breakfast served daily, the food was always fantastic; reliable wifi; the deluxe double room was spacious;...

Thank Lydia S
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel is set back from a main road up a small alley, the location is ideal as you walk out and you are in the midst of the city. The rooms were clean and the staff were very friendly, it was an ideal place to stay for our 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh, we only paid £17/night. There...

Thank jane h
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The thing that makes this hotel is the service and really cool location. The style of the little hotel is really neat and it is down a cool local alley. This really gave you the feel that you were in Asia. The lobby/restaurant area has a really cool vintage design. The breakfast was just perfect, cooked with love and the...

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Good location, best staff we have ever seen - who seemed to be happy to help (and who turned out to be our friends), clean room, breakfast made with love. Kind of "house made", simple, fair price. Great choice!

Thank Fabiana G
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay here, the hotel building and atmosphere is charming - and surprisingly quiet for being in the midst of a busy tourist area. The breakfasts were great. The staff were particularly friendly, and also provided a helpful map and list of food suggestions. We're feeling sad to leave!

Thank Siobhan K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stayed here for 2 nites, originally booked 1 nite but last min booked an extra nite and the staff was so helpful he managed to get us in the same room for the 2 nites. Room was big and very clean. Daily breakfast was good as well. Really loved the deco for the hotel, the owner made alot of effort...

Thank Azzy82
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It's such a pretty little hotel and the staff is so friendly and helpful. The location is perfect as well, close to the backpacker center and still in a quiet little alley. This is our best experience hotel-wise in Vietnam. So again, thank you so much for your help and service.

Thank Cilia H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice little hotel in the Pham Ngu Lao area in the heart of the city. Rooms were a good size but unfortunately we couldn't open our curtains as they looked out to the building across the alley. The room wasn't particularly clean... when we arrived the sheets looked crumpled (maybe they just didn't iron them) and there were some hairs...

Thank aa_onthego

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Located at the heart of Saigon, the hotel is just 20 minutes away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and minutes from Ben Thanh market and major commercial centres. This is the best location for both business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tripwriter Hotel & Bistro

Address: 185/28 Pham Ngu Lao St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Hong Hoa Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $33 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Tripwriter Hotel & Bistro 1.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The hotel has no elevator.”
kellytiew, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Hieu works downstairs. He can arrange many local tours. He is a veritable book of local knowledge!”
fadabing, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift, so be prepared to walk the stairs and don't take too much luggage.”
moshunter, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are no lifts. So if you are carrying heavy or many luggages maybe best to ask for lower floor”
AndrewLeow, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the 2nd floor, not too high to climb and not too noisy if there's crowd in the lobby”
NgCnal, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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