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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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...

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The very best service! I would totally recommend you to come to this place. The rooms are nice and clean, the breakfast was great, and you can ask for more if thats not enough. The staff vas very very very helpful!!! The nicest kindest people! Thank you Tripwriter hotel!!!

1Thank Szabolcs E
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had a lovely stay in this amazing quirky hotel down in a busy alley around Pham Ngu Lao area. Hotel staff were very very friendly and accommodating! First day breakfast they served tuna breakfast and eggs, as i don't like to eat tuna, the hotel staff was very happy to replace it for me with a normal toast and...

Thank Adriano S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed here 3 nights. It was a gamble that paid off. Reviews online seemed good but was still reasonably unknown. Just down an alley off a large main street. The reception on arrival was super friendly. There aren't any elevators so luggage has to be carried up. This was a small issue for us. The rooms are stylishly fitted....

Thank fadabing
George Town, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I was advised not to book in advance in Vietnam because the prices online are actually higher. It being a holiday week I booked two nights a fairly cheap budget hotel just in case. As soon as we arrived we knew we had to change after those two nights. Found Tripwriter by accident while walking down the lane it's located...

1Thank knjknjknj
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel was clean and charming, and the staff were friendly. The hotel is very well located, and is a short walk from Ben Thanh market. There was free flow bottled water, coffee and tea! The rooms are slightly aged (e.g there were some loose tiles in the bathroom), but overall it was comfortable!

Thank christie162
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My friends booked accommodation, the reason why she choose this hotel is good feedback on the internet. The place is easy to find what I expected and the building is maintained well & keep clean. The staff Jason gave us good advise to change the money, place to eat and one day tour. He made our trip memorable trip even...

Thank sing426

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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: $29 - $46 (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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“Hieu works downstairs. He can arrange many local tours. He is a veritable book of local knowledge!”
 of 5 bubbles fadabing, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is no lift, so be prepared to walk the stairs and don't take too much luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles NgCnal, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Book early as rooms seem to book out quick”
 of 5 bubbles samii2014, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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