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Phan Lan Hotel
Ranked #19 of 924 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Located in the heart of a backpacker area, Phan Lan Hotel's primary USP is its proximity to a bustling and throbbing party scene littered with pubs and restaurants. However the advantages more or less end there. Here is a summary of our 'to-look-out' points based on our tryst with Phan Lan:

1. This is a budget hotel that does not have an elevator. When you book a room ensure that you are on the lower/lowest floor. Our room was on the 5th floor and it was not a comfortable exercise trudging up and down a flight of 90 steps multiple times in a day!;

2. The upper floors do not have stable wifi connectivity. it was a stretch for to get the connection and browse;

3. The hotel does not serve complimentary water. The visitor however can buy water bottles at the reception;

4. The Air Conditioner in the room was not effective at all;

5. The hotel arranges half day and full day trips to various tourist attractions.

The manager Mr.Tien is an extremely helpful and affable person.

Room Tip: Please choose the lower rooms unless you want to hone your hiking/mountaineering skills!
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Situated at backpackers area,Phan Lan 2 is a budget guesthouse which caters to budget travelers. It's clean, comfortable, and the staff from the front desk to the kitchen are friendly, helpful and kind. They are very accommodating too.They serve decent breakfast and you are free to refill drinking water from the kitchen anytime you want. I would definitely stay at Phan Lan 2 again if I am to visit Ho Chi Minh City again. No regrets checking in Phan Lan 2. To Mr Wan, Mr Tien, Ms Phuong and Mr Doan , all thumbs up to you all and cheers! Hope to see you all again!

With hugs and regards,
B H Sew

Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Found in a quiet alley so you avoid the noisy traffic. The walls are hallow so you can hear voices at the corridor. There were renovation works going on next door until abt 7plus. That made the experience less pleasant.

All said the accommodation is extremely cheap for the location. Room is very basic. Clean and decent.

Highly recommended for those on the budget.

*PS: we booked a car for a day trip. While we got to see what we wanted, the driver wasn't a safe driver - making sharp turns etc. He was also smoking on the drive. I suggest booking your tours elsewhere.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
Thank ecSoviet
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Guesthouse Phan Lan is the perfect place to stay!
The staff is the best and so friendly, you get a good breakfast, you have a clean room with all the facilities you need,
you are in the center of the backpackers area but in a quiet alley what makes it the perfect combination,
walking distance for exploring the city (War museum, ben market, city hall, ..)
you can book tours in the guesthouse,
ATM around the corner,
... and so on!

you feel at home @ Phan Lan, you get hospitality and peace!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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2  Thank Lot000
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Saigon at a very uncovinient time - 4.20am and finding a place at that time might not be the easiest. At Phan Lan you'll get excelent rooms (clean, wifi, tv, A/C, fridge), delicious breakfast, very cheap beer (10K VND) and the kindest owners/workers. Some might think that 20USD/night might be too much for a 1 star hotel but for the kind of service we got I don't regret it staying there.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Daniel G
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Address: 6 283, Pham Ngu Lao Street | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 924 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $21 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Phan Lan Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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