Mai Guest House

Mai Guest House

241/41 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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    7.8
    Very good
    /10
    (233 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "The staff was friendly and the room was nice."

    James

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    November 20, 2017

    8.2
    Excellent value for money

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.5
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Dung Tailor70 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao street (backpack)70 m
  • Ginkgo Concept Store80 m
  • Bui Vien Street80 m
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street100 m
  • Bobby Brewers110 m
  • Lucy's Dream130 m
  • SahaBook140 m
  • 23/9 Park150 m
  • Ben Thanh Market740 m
  • Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center0.5 KM
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    Distance to airport6.1 km
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    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Quadruple
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 single beds
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 2 bunk bed...
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Super friendly owner cum staff."

      Raven

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      August 24, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "There is hot running water and the air con and wifi works well."

      wing Y.

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      April 13, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Absolutely great value for money."

      Ahmed

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      November 20, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Enjoyed our stay."

    Marlene

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    February 11, 2016

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "Hot water and coffee were available in the lobby and best of..."

    Chris

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    February 8, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Vietnamese cuisine
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    Alleycat Restaurant
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    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Universal (Sports Bar/Cafe/Restaurant/Live Music)
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    Hidden Cafe
    70 m American, French, International
    Champion Sports Bar
    90 m American, Asian, Bar
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Allez Boo
    70 m Asian, Bar, European
    Gon Cafe
    80 m Asian, Vietnamese
    Sasa Cafe
    80 m Asian, Cafe, European

    What's nearby

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    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (233)Booking.com Reviews (169)
    7.8
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    10
    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities6.7
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.2
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Philip from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Good location.”
    I good location if you want to be near the action but also want a quiet night sleep. In a very interesting allyway very close to the backpacker street. Allyway has other hotels,restaurants,shops,nail parlours,local life. Run by a nice family. Room is a typical Vietnamese room, no problems. Wifi was week in the higher rooms.
    Reviewed December 24, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    John from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Friendly Staff/Relatively Quite”
    This is good basic accommodation and well worth the modest rates. The family that runs the guesthouse is very friendly and the room was simple but sufficient. My room was on the 3rd floor and it was relatively quiet considering it's in the heart of the backpacker ghetto. If you need a late checkout, depending on availability you can negotiate a fair add-on cost.
    Reviewed January 03, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Raven from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
    Excellent value for money ”
    The location is strategic.. Super friendly owner cum staff. It's basic and has all the basic amneties . Remember it's a homestay so don't expect hotel grade service. Towels should be changed everyday.
    Reviewed August 24, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Olivia from Malta
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Very good”
    I liked the fact it was in this narrow side road with lots of small local bars and shops and when you exit this road from bith ends you have lots of amenities close by. Only issue was our bathroom door which did not close properly but other than that good value for money.
    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    James from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
    Good stay”
    The staff was friendly and the room was nice. Cheap beer and water available. Located in a fun alley right off the main bar street. Room was very quiet. Lots of stairs to climb and no elevator. Our room wasn't cleaned during our stay, but we never requested it. I would definitely recommend it.
    Reviewed November 20, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Gan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
    Friendly Guest House”
    The entrance of the street to the guest house is quite small and hard to spot. Many local are living there, you can literally see how is their daily live when walking pass their opening doors. Besides that, you can easily find cheaper food along the small street compared to those at the main streets.
    Reviewed March 10, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Denis from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012
    Lovely family managed hotel”
    Perfect location in the backpackers area
    Lovely family managing this guesthouse. Very well located in a small alley away from the noise. Wifi available on all floors. Will certainly return there (making sure that I don't forget that check-out time is 11:00 - and not 11:05...)
    Reviewed December 15, 2012
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ahmed from Algeria
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
    Feels like home”
    I stayed at this guesthouse for 5 nights. It's suited in a very good location, close to everything. the staff were nice and friendly. the place is really clean. My room was not daily serviced, but that's what I expect from a guesthouse. absolutely great value for money.
    Reviewed November 20, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Ming from Malaysia
    Group
    Quadruple
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2017
    Great value for money and location”
    The stair is height and narrow, that is difficult for moving and transferring anything, inside room don't have shirt holder and outside sharing toilet shower is too less water and door already broken. but overall acceptable to me.
    Reviewed September 05, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Clea from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 8 nights in January 2017
    Great Experience Everytime”
    I have been staying here since 2012 and I must say I didn't find any other guest house when I come to Vietnam. The place was a bit difficult to find when I first stayed here but when you get used to it, it's easy. I love how the place is near local restaurants so you can taste authentic Vietnamese cuisine and eat with the locals. The hosts were really helpful, you can ask them if you have questions and they are really happy to assist you.
    Reviewed February 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alvin from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
    Clean rooms, very helpful and nice host!!”
    If you're on a budget trip, pick this guest house. It's 10min walk from ben thanh market, and has many places to eat all around it. Host was terribly helpful and friendly, and helped us to book and settle many things. Just try to get a room on a lower floor, as the first floor is actually on the third storey. Five stars, no doubt.
    Reviewed December 23, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    clementine from France
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Perfect”
    Great stay. We went to ho chi minh twice. We discovered mai guest house the first time and decided to go back the second time. Pros: - location - quiet street - free water bottle when you arrive - very nice owner, always smiling. He is also very helpful with indicating where stuff is in hcmc - we paid 20$ - large clean room and bathroom - great ac - good wifi Cons: - nothing
    Reviewed December 03, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Conrad from Canada
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
    we love Mai Guest House”
    The "Mai Guy", as we called him, is very trustworthy. He has helped us and our two young boys on two trips now, always giving good advice and doing his best to be helpful. This is basic accommodation, but the price reflects that. We want a very clean, budget place, and this is the one.
    Reviewed October 14, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Oisin from Ireland
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
    Great guest house with a lovely family”
    A really nice and clean double room. On the small side but it had a fridge ect. The family were really nice and always happy to see you and help if you needed anything. We booked the cu chi tunnel through them which was great. I would defiantly recommend.
    Reviewed July 08, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kimberley from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
    Would recommend”
    Ideal location in amongst the touristy backpackers/restaurant area, and walking distance to the big market. Only negative was that we stayed 4 nights and didnt get towels replaced or bathroom cleaned (our shower was in same room with toilet and water splashed over toilet and most of the floor)
    Reviewed April 14, 2016
    6.3
    Good
    Vincent from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015
    Nice and friendly owner!”
    location, affordable, clean
    I only stayed at Mai Guesthouse for 1 night but it was a good stay. The lady boss was friendly so it is the boss. The lady recommended a good and reputable, yet affordable bus company Phuong Trang (FUTA Bus Lines) to Vung Tau. She was also very nice and consideration in allowing me to place my backpack in the guesthouse despite checking out for the day to a 1-day tour to Vung Tau. When i got back, i was even allowed to have a shower before my flight. Her hospitality is really commendable! Wonderful people in a wonderful guesthouse. Highly recommended!
    Reviewed December 16, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Lyndsay from United States
    Family with young children
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015
    A quiet place in the middle of the city”
    So close to the market, quiet, great family that runs it.
    We loved the big window that overlooked the alley. At first we weren't sure when the taxi driver dropped us off at the front of an alley. But we realized after carrying our luggage through the alley to the hotel - that the location is ideal, because you are away from the noises of the street. We got a really good nights sleep and had such an easy time walking to all kinds of great sights - and the market is a short walk. We will be staying here again. Our kids, 10 & 14 really loved the windo overlooking the alley & the city. The whole wall is a window, with heavy drapes if you want privacy. Nice setup & great family that runs it.
    Reviewed September 18, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Japheth from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
    Home away from home”
    Very service-oriented, located in a very vibrant area, good food nearby
    My stay at Mai Guest House was nothing short of excellent. To get to the guesthouse from Pham Ngu Lao Street, you have to turn in to this alley at "241", and then you walk down the alley till you find "41". It wasn't as difficult as I thought to find as long as you know how the street address works. That bring said, it is very conveniently located to Bui Vien, which has a very vibrant night life with lots of pubs and eateries. No doubt the prices there is a little higher than other areas of Ho Chi Minh as they cater to tourists. To get to Ben Thanh Market, it is a good 10 to 15 minutes walk. Service-wise, I felt that the owner and his family were very genuine. He was able to communicate in perfect English and gave us a lot of good advices on the places to visit etc. The tours that we booked through him were also reliable and at reasonable pricing so we did not worry about being shortchanged. The highlight of it all was the Granny, she was so nice! The owner allowed us to use his bathroom after we checked out, and before we headed to the airport, gave us free water as he told us that the water sold at the airport was expensive. This was on top of us receiving free water from him when we first checked-in. The room was reasonably clean, but since we paid for this price, do not expect to have soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste provided. I think that you have to request for a change in towel if you want a new one everyday. The toilet had good warm water but for some reason there was no warm water on the second day. We were too tired to ask them to check for us. Wifi was excellent was they had routers strategically placed at different floors. We stayed at room 302 (yes you got to climb quite a bit to get to the fourth floor but we did not find it an issue). All in all, this place was not perfect but this was outweighed but the genuineness and sincerity of the owner and his family. There is no doubt I will come back again the next time I visit Ho Chi Minh.
    Reviewed August 17, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Esther from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2015
    Good experience”
    Clean, well located and friendly host
    Some of the local attraction is just within the walking distance from the guest house. The room is new, clean, and have a good wifi speed. You can easily get some food around the guest house such as vietnamese noodle etc. The host and his family is friendly and helpful. Overall thumb up for Mai Guest House.
    Reviewed June 28, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Henrique from Brazil
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015
    Friendly Staff”
    Staff, location, wifi
    We arrived there and they didn't have our room so they put us in the hotel next door (Thang Nha 3) which was very nice. The staff in both hotels were super friendly, the alleyway where they are located is the most peaceful place in Saigon.
    Reviewed April 14, 2015
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