California Guest House

171A Co Bac, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.6
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping8
Breakfast4
Shops1
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California Guest House

"The do-it-yourself kitchen was very useful for us at breakfast, tho hotel provides bread, jam, eggs and bananas, also tea and coffee."

Clive - July 7, 2017

Super Saver Room California Guest House
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Popular landmarks
Ben Thanh Market 1.22 km
Bitexco Financial Tower 1.6 km
The Independence Palace 1.65 km
Ho Chi Minh Squares 1.83 km
War Remnants Museum 1.87 km
A O Show - Lune Production 1.9 km
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) 1.92 km
Central Post Office 2.03 km
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral 2.04 km
Cu Chi Tunnels 37.83 km
Nearby landmarks
Benh Vien Rang-Ham-Mat 130 m
Nowzone Fashion Mall 230 m
TransOcean 260 m
Russian Market 300 m
Galerie Quynh 310 m
Thanh Dat Boutique Shop 390 m
Bismillah Tours and Travel 410 m
Dau Tam Tailor 420 m
Relax House 420 m
Thuan Phuoc Handicraft Company 430 m
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

250 meters from city center
What guests are saying:Read all 66 reviews
Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.5 facilities on premise

We stayed 4 nights here, this was the best budget hotel we could find in HCM and for the price and location a great deal.

Melissa | July 13, 2017

was a nice bed, hot shower, and friendly helpful staff

Jed | December 24, 2017

We enjoyed our stay.

Melissa | July 13, 2017

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

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Value for money8.8
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at California Guest House

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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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    What people love about California Guest House

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Located on a quiet alley in the heart of Saigon I felt entirely safe and comfortable."

      Julian

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      December 5, 2017

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Clean friendly and the staff really look after you, great value for a few nights"

      joanne

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      January 2, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "All staff speak good English and have local knowledge to share/advise you with."

      Julian

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      December 5, 2017

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    8.8/10
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    8.8/10
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    8.7/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.6
    Excellent
    66 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    8.5
    Location
    8.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    access to the washing machine in the kitchen was great, do y...
    Clive from Australia
    Family with young children
    More about California Guest House

    More about California Guest House

    When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you'll feel right at home at California Guest House, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, California Guest House is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, luggage storage.

    California Guest House is home to 9 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as mirror, towels, closet, internet access – wireless, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Ho Chi Minh City, the California Guest House is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    8 mentions
    Breakfast
    7 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "It's clean and comfortable, air-con, fridge etc works well, ..."

    Clive

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    July 7, 2017

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    Reviews of California Guest House from real guests

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    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.6
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.8
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    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (2)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Katie from Jersey
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Cheap, clean and comfy”

    We really enjoyed our stay at California Guest House. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfy (with aircon and a fridge which isn't advertised on Agoda). The Guest House is located on a back street so it's relatively quiet (apart from a neighbours birds, but quite nice to wake up too), it is about a 10/15min walk to the main backpackers area and restaurants. The facilities were great, really good wifi and a communal kitchen where you are provided eggs, bread, bananas, tea and coffee to make your breakfast. All in all a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed May 13, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lui from France
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    California!!!”

    We arrived early in the morning they let us in to the room 7am. Just pass it the main traveler area you can find it very unique space. clean room. good shower. you can use kitchen when ever you want. you can cook your self. We really enjoyed stay in california guest house.

    Reviewed October 29, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jenna from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Great room and location”

    This is a great location for those who want to walk to through the main areas in or near District 1, but don't want the noise and hustle. Comfortable room too with hot water in the shower. Thao, one of the employees, has a really cool list of cafes in the city posted on the wall in the lobby. I would definitely check out one of the cafes and just ask her general suggestions if she's around!

    Reviewed January 21, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jana from Slovenia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    This is the place”

    Great staff. Best location: away from the noisy backpacker street and near some great and cheap street eats (try the sticky rice on the street parallel behind the guest house). The staff was amazing, very helpful with all our questions and needs. Good breakfast. Big and very comfortable rooms.

    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Clive from Australia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Great for us, away from the main tourist drag”

    A very nice, laid back place but don't expect too much for the cheap price. It's clean and comfortable, air-con, fridge etc works well, rooms are a good size. The do-it-yourself kitchen was very useful for us at breakfast, tho hotel provides bread, jam, eggs and bananas, also tea and coffee. You can buy more of your own food and keep in the kitchen, there are lots of utensils for cooking. Also, access to the washing machine in the kitchen was great, do your own washing any time. Surrounded by lots and lots of very nice street-food. What not to expect- room being cleaned every day, info on tours etc, shampoo/toothbrush etc provided in the room. This is a nice but no frills place and it suited us very well.

    Reviewed July 07, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Melissa from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

    Helpful staff and great budget hotel”

    We stayed 4 nights here, this was the best budget hotel we could find in HCM and for the price and location a great deal. We parked our motorbikes out front and every night the staff brought them inside the hotel for safe keeping. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed July 13, 2017

    Responded November 21, 2017
    California Guest House
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Julian from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Home from home”

    Everything is just ideal, from the price to location to cheerful, helpful, local knowledgeable staff, to the breakfast, but oh my god the shower is the best ever!! Love it here, will hopefully stay everytime I'm in Saigon

    Reviewed April 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Julian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Real Vietnam in the heart of Saigon ”

    Located on a quiet alley in the heart of Saigon I felt entirely safe and comfortable. All staff speak good English and have local knowledge to share/advise you with. I'm totally in awe of the shower, it's dreamy, soft, waterfall sensation is just what I needed to comfort and relax. The rooms are deceptively large with tv, fridge, aircon, wifi. I wish I could stay longer as it is literally on the doorstep of all the sights and sounds of Saigon. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed December 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rose from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    MISSING RING”

    Please can you contact me if you found my boyfriend's silver ring in room 5 after we checked out??? it's very important to him! my email address should be with the booking information! Hotel was great otherwise!

    Reviewed September 04, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sarah from Switzerland
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Nice ”

    The hotel in itself was very correct and clean room. Good point : we arrived very early (6 am) in the morning when we were supposed to arrive the day before in the evening, and we could have the room anyway for a few hours before check out. It was nice of them to not leave us in the street after the rough night we had.

    Reviewed January 28, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Paul from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Prettige atmosfeer”

    Based in a nice quite area. Small lovely alley. You can make your own breakfast at any time in the kitchen. A little bit basic, but it will do. The manager, miss Thao, speaks well english. Got a big can of water in the kitchen , so you van refill yours. Rooms are cleaned everyday. I really like the atmosphere in the hostel. So relaxed.

    Reviewed April 28, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    karine from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Perfect!”

    This hotel is very well located, near all the activity but just far enough to be quiet. The owners are great and the staff very friendly. Clean rooms. Perfect

    Reviewed November 29, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Paige from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Awesome stay”

    The owners are super friendly here and very accommodating with anything you need. As soon as we stepped foot inside they offered us a beer and we had a chat with them. You make your own breakfast in the morning, they have bread, eggs, bananas, croissants, coffee and tea. The location is close to bui vien walking street but in an area that is nice and quiet at night. Would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here. We originally booked 2 nights but ended up staying for 4!

    Reviewed November 07, 2017

    Dear Paige, Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you as soon as possible. Have a nice day ❤️

    Responded November 14, 2017
    California Guest House
    8.8
    Excellent
    Poppy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    GreatValue, spotless room. ”

    Title says it all. Great value for HCMC, fantastically clean room and bathroom. The location is good, close to some amazing street food in the evenings and walking distance to lots of bars and restaurants whilst still being really quiet. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed June 29, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jed from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Nice place”

    Good value for money. Would be all 10’s if we didn’t have ants crawling all around our room for our stay. Besides that was a nice bed, hot shower, and friendly helpful staff

    Reviewed December 24, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Heidi from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Awesome deal, quiet guest house”

    Great customer service, simple and immaculately clean accomadations. This was our second time staying here, and the room had new upgrades like a fridge and AC now.

    Reviewed March 06, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joanna from Poland
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    safe and quiet place ”

    Good place for longer stay, safe and clean enough ( although not perfectly). Great location, close to restaurants and shops, but on the quiet street. Super helpful staff. If you are travelling by bicycle this place will be convenient for you.

    Reviewed February 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Irina from Chile
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Wonderful place, good location”

    Great location a few blocks away to the backpackers area in a quiet alley. Self made breakfast included (wonderful) and the receptionist speaks perfect English!

    Reviewed March 08, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    David from Ireland
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Good and the cockroaches appear.. ”

    All was going well here until we had cockroaches in our room. One in the first night found on our bed, didn't sleep well. We just thought once off. Until the next night and there was more. Disgusting, rooms had a weird smell on entering I thought nothing of it. Its a pity because otherwise the place is great - good self service brekkie and use of kitchen. Close to places also. They did our laundry free due to issue- Thank you. Our room was in top floor. Hard to get a staff member at times.

    Reviewed April 20, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Arne from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Nice Stay”

    Good hostel with nice facilities and shared kitchen worth the money- easy to reach and all major sights within 30min walking

    Reviewed February 06, 2017
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