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“THIEVES.....DO NOT STAY HERE AT ANY COST!!!!!!”
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Linh Linh Hotel
Ranked #293 of 461 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed 10 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel on a budget..........We was welcomed in by a lady who seemed very friendly and helpful, and we had two rooms between 5 of us, at $15 each, which we seemed very reasonable.

The room itself was very old and dated, but quite large. But that is not the issue here.

At night, they lock a gate out front at around midnight, being 5 young males, virtually every night we would have to wake the man who would open the gate. (Only way i can describe this man is that he has very long nails, instantly recognisable). He didnt seem too happy about waking up but we would always apologise.
We did notice though as we stayed longer, he kept asking us when we were going and were we had been so far, and were we going next, etc.

Two of my frineds also had their ipod head phones missing, but thought nothing of it as these are things that you can misplace, but he was sure he just left them on the bedside tabel, but we never suspected anything until later on.

On our last day we paid for room because we were leaving at 7am next morning for a bus to Nha Trang, and we didnt go out. But at around 10.30 am we all went out just to get some drinks from the shop as we were staying i8n, when we came back we noticed the gate was locked already, which was surprising anyway as it was very early, we rang the bell many time for around 5 minutes with no one opening. All of a sudden the man came andf opened door with tooth brush in hand saying he was cleaning his teeth, which we thought nothing of.

Around an hour later, one of my frineds was sorting something out in his bag and noticed that he had 40 pounds sterling and 3000 thai bhat missing from hos wallet, when we all checked, i had a 20 pound sterling and 1000 baht missing from my bag, and my other friend had 1000 baht and around 2,000,000 dong missing. Straight away we and told our friends in other room, which one of them had 3,000,000 dong missing.

Straight away we went down stairs and confronted the security amn who all of a sudden couldnt speak a word of english. We threatened to call police but as it was nearly 1am, w etried explainging that if the money woukd somehow return by morning, we would not take any further action.

We woke up very early and when we told the lady who had welcomed us, she was asking us silly questions and virtually laughed in our face after speaking to the security man, and then showed us a sign on the wall saying, please take care of your personal beloningsd and use the reception if you want to kkep your belongings safe, which added further insult to injury.

We knew we was fighting a loosing battle here, so we just shouted around the hotel that it was full of thieves and then got our bags.

And while leaving the hotel they even had the cheek to ask us to settle up a 3 dollar mini bar bill that we owed, which we laughed at and just walked out.

I REALLY DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO, IT IS FIRST TIME IVE EVER BEEN ROBBED, BUT WRITING THIS ON HERE AND TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO AVOID THIS HOTEL IS THE BEST THING TAHT I CAN DO!!!

DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.......THIEVING PEOPLE!!!

I can recommend the hotel on the same road called hotel 68 which is very sfae, clean and have friendly staff!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

Get one of the front rooms with a balcony,great value.Really friendly staff,great place to stay!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

I have visited Ho Chi Minh City on 4 occasions and this has to be one of the best around in regards to the size of the room, location, pricing and helpfulness of the staff.

Overall i spent ,over a month long period, 2 and bit weeks staying in one of the balcony rooms (4 in total). These are $20 US per night, are approx 30 sq metres which includes a sizable balcony. The other rooms ( i believe there are 9 other rooms) are cheaper as they don't have balconies and some are considerably smaller. Prices start at around the $10 mark (breakfast isn't included but from my experience when hotels include it when they are at the bottom end of pricing, it simply involves two eggs or a bread roll with jam. You are far better off getting your own breakfast at a restaurant). The hotel is surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants. Within 50 metres there about 10 places to eat and drink!

The only thing you need to be aware of if you are choosing to stay in one of the balcony rooms (not so obvious in the other rooms) is that there is a pagoda opposite and so every evening you'll hear the bell and chanting...but it doesn't go on all night and it's part of the cultural experience!!

I must also add that Trang who runs the Travel Agency downstairs is fantastic. She was always extremely helpful, knowledgable and consistantly gave me the best deals on touring all over Ho Chi MInh on day tours, my accom on Phu Quoc Island and Hanoi.

Overall i wouldn't hesitate recommending this place at all

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

After having a disasterous night in another hotel in Ho Chi Minh, I chose Linh Linh because it was on a quiet(er) street overlooking a rather pretty temple. I was staying for a long time in Ho Chi Minh, so spent about 2 hours looking around district 1 for a decent hotel. The rush hour traffic is still audible, but not too loud and after 10p.m. the room is relatively peaceful. The staff have a genuine friendliness about them and were instantly welcoming. They also speek pretty decent English and are keen to offer advice on visiting Ho Chi Minh without ever trying to sell you tours or extras.

I chose an $18 a night room. It was large and nicely decorated with a very decent balcony which overlooks the temple - which makes a very nice place to sit, drink a beer and read a book (or just people watch, or even temple watch!). The air con is brand new and works well, there is a small tv and a fridge, a desk and a large wardrobe. The bathroom is a bit small and perhaps could be a bit nicer, but the shower does have hot water and everything is immaculately clean. The (free, of course) Wi-Fi is pretty fast, too and there's a free computer downstairs with internet.

Overall I'd highly reccomend this guesthouse to absolutely anyone. Rooms go from $8 for a cheap fan room through to $20 for a room on the top (6th) floor, and all of them are well worth what you pay for them and generally much better than anything else I saw.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled solo
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Address: 175/14 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #293 of 461 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Number of rooms: 105

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