Bich Duyen Hotel

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Average rate: $23 - Hotel class: 1 star
283/4 pham ngu lao, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Bich Duyen Hotel Ho Chi Minh City Reviews

beldin beldin
4 reviews
Affordable and clean hotel Dec 17, 2010
Clean and affordable hotel smack in the middle of Ho Chi Minh's backpacker corner. It's located in a small alley off the main road. Chanh who happens to be the owner's son will also help to book train tickets or bus tickets for you. Be prepared to do some stair climbing thou if you on the 2nd floor or above as there is no lift. The room does not have any windows thou the bed is comfy and the bathroom is clean. You will have to leave your shoes downstairs or probably put them in a plastic bag before bringing it up to your room as this helps to keep the hotel clean. There are 2 computer systems downstairs at the lobby which you are free to use. Comes highly recommended.
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cherrie007 cherrie0…
1 reviews
Jun 26, 2010
It is a very small, unpretentious hotel in the middle of HCMC, actually in Pham Ngu Lao, District 1. Despite it being a small hotel, it is very clean m( and you get to leave your footware downstairs, hehehe), the room is more than okay for the price, and the location is unbeatable. It is right where everything is. And the most important par, the innkeeper is very helpful!
daawgon daawgon
5 reviews
Best choice in the Pham Ngu Lao Sep 04, 2010
I've been to the Bich Duyen twice (2008 and 2009) and would not consider any place else in central Saigon. Chanh, the exceptional manager, really makes this small guesthouse. Nothing fancy here, just super clean, great breakfast, and the friendliest and best service you could ask for.
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mummymel mummymel
2 reviews
Affordable comfort Jun 10, 2008
Chanh, the head staff was most welcoming and helpful. He didn't hesitate to assist even towards the end of the day when he was obviously exhausted from the day's work. Sincere and genuine service by all the staff. Apologetic and seemed all out to please - typical Asian culture? :)

Breakfast is free daily with the simple fare of eggs, bananas, bread, juice and coffee. Amenities are few (no toiletries, no drinking water in room) but had fresh towels daily, free internet though not very stable and cable TV (not that you need them really). Overall all within expectations and value for money. Location is near to city centre and at heart of backpackers' district. A safe place generally. Cabs to the city centre range between USD2-5. To airport is USD6-7.

Recommended for couples, independent travellers and small families.
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Fio Fio
19 reviews
Jul 10, 2007
In terms of value-for-money in the Pham Ngu Lao area (HCMC's answer to Bangkok's Khao San Road, although definitely not as much of a foreigner-dominated enclave), it's tough to imagine that it gets much better than the Bich Duyen Hotel. $12 (approx. 190,000 VND) is apparently the going rate for a standard room with a/c, bathroom & tv, but compared to the other places I checked out, the Bich Duyen is way ahead of the game. Everything is newly renovated, and the staff is young, friendly, and extremely eager to please.

Rooms are spotless, reasonably large, and have A/C, fans, pleasant wood furnishings, satellite tv, small refrigerators, comfy beds, and a decent amount of natural light. In the western-style attached bathrooms, there's steaming hot water (not that you really need it in HCMC, but if you're one of those people who like to crank the AC just to remember what winter feels like, it might complete the experience) in the showers, which come complete with shower doors -- in my experience in vietnam an extreme rarity in 'budget' hotels. Plus, there's free (albeit slow) internet access (one computer only) in the spic-and-span marble and wood lobby/reception area.

Rooms are turned down every day (although this can be a negative if you don't like your stuff being handled -- they neaten *everything* in the room, including anything you may have casually tossed around).

Since it's not in the guidebooks (at least not yet), rooms are comparatively easy to come by if you just turn up.

I struggle to find any downsides, but (and this is definitely nit-picking) you don't get free toiletries in the bathroom, and if you come back later than 10:30 or 11:00 PM, you're going to have to wake the guy sleeping by the door to let you in. If those are the worst things I can say about a place, it's good enough for me.

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Bich Duyen Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Luggage Storage

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