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Luan Vu Hotel
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

Luan Vu is a dream place to stay for travelers wishing for cheap accommodation but still offers comfort, cleanliness, and serenity. Although this guest house is located in Bui Vien, a very busy and kicking street where all sorts of tourism business go on night and day, it is comfortably tucked in a small alley. The result is that although we're only some steps away from the busy street, we don't get the noise. The alley is so comfortable that we could eat our breakfast with the front doors wide open.

The bathroom was spacious, and there's always hot water. The rooms are AC-ed, and if you were lucky like us, you could get a room with windows that face the alley, and you can watch the daily life in HCMC unroll through them.

The breakfast was nice, although it's always bread with butter and jam or bread with egg, to be flushed down with great vietnamese coffee or tea. The owner and the staff were always friendly and helpful, and they spoke good English.

Laundry is clean and quick - put your dirty clothes in a basket outside your door in the morning, they'll return clean at 5 in the afternoon - although they are not ironed. Internet is available.

From Bui Vien, we can cover most tourist attractions in District 1 on foot. There are a lot of shops and restaurant that are very affordable (some shops even sell things cheaper than in markets like Benh Thanh). And the guest house fixes an amazing price too - each of us only spent about 10 USD each night. We stayed for a total of 7 nights.

The only thing we might complain about is the absence of elevator, but that didn't mean much, really.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

This is a great guest house. It has everything you need - good location, comfy and clean rooms and wonderful staff.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

Normally my traveling partner and I would stay in a recommended hotel via lonely planet, however we came across this hotel via the web. It was a great place to stay and very cheap. It is right in the middle of pack packers ghetto and it's actually perfect at all elements. Markets are right out side on the streets, perfect places for eating, drinking and shopping. 15 min walk from cho ben thanh market where they sell beautiful vietnamese silks of all colours. The hotel also provides tours that are cheap as chips for $10 -£5-8 approx:- my traveling partner and I went to the floating markets and did a city tour. The guide picks you up from the hotels and takes care of you. Lunch is provided on these tours. At the hotel it is spot less. The staff are extremely friendly and caring and will help you enjoy Vietnam as much as possible. Breakfast is served every morning as jam and bread or egg and bread. I would recommend this hotel to any one, I loved vietnam and thought the people were lovely x :)

Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

We had such a good stay here. The staff were wonderful, the rooms were really comfortable, a free brek and great location all for a very budget price. Very recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank BigRobbyP
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Reviewed 13 March 2010

I stayed here for 3 nights in March 2010 with the twin sharing bedroom( without window) .The hostel is clean, comfortable, but a bit expensive if you
compare with other budget hostel.

The hostel staffs is very friendly, but one bad thing is about the breakfast.Everyday I take the same breakfast which is bread + butter + jam.
Suggested to have more variety like local dishes pho, fried mee,etc if possible.

The location is good and located in backpacker's street.

If you prefer to take a break and relax in HCMC. You can try to stay at here for few days and go
for nice coffee, cakes or donut at this Bobby Brewers Coffee ( 2-3 shops away from here). You can enjoy free movie while having meal.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank PrincessVii
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Address: 35/2 Bui Vien Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 08, Vietnam
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Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 761 Speciality Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: €15 - €20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Luan Vu Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms with LCD screen, cable TV, desk, coffee/tea maker in each room. Luan Vu hotel has room service daily, business center, wifi at lounge and room, airport transfer. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Luan Vu hotel. ... more   less 
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