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7.7
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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    OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel

    70 Bui Vien, Dist 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 700000 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 29 times

    "The hotel overall was a good stay, room was clean with good facilities."
    Ryan - November 30, 2018
    Fantastic breakfast
    83% positive mentions
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    Very good cleanliness
    7.5 rating for cleanliness
    • Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Ho Chi Minh City in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 13,546 Ho Chi Minh City properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Cheapest price score
    Location score
    8.5/10
    Review score - United States
    8.1/10
    Better than
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    Value for money7.8
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    Distance to airport6.3 km

    Rooms available at OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Triple Room
    Superior Triple Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 super king beds
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    Deluxe Triple Room with City View
    Deluxe Triple Room with City View
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    Room Shared BathRoom
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    What people love about OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "many cafe and restaurants near by the hotel its self, not too big."

      Cindy

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      January 14, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very good location and the staff are very accommodating."

      Laurice

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      December 4, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location of Castella Hotel is very recommendable!"

      Norris G.

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      September 20, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "There are many establishments, eatery, convenience store nea..."

    Norris G.

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    September 20, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    43 mentions
    Breakfast
    22 mentions
    Food & Dining
    4 mentions
    Internet
    4 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "We booked a triple room which was spacious enough for us."

    JUVE

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    August 11, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    Vietnamese cuisine
    Vietnamese cuisine
    Da Vang Bar
    20 m Vietnamese
    Lyly
    20 m Vietnamese
    Alleycat Restaurant
    160 m Vietnamese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    cafe 185
    10 m American
    Crazy Buffalo
    20 m American, Bar, Vietnamese
    The Oasis Saigon Pool & Restaurant
    50 m American, Asian, European
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Sandos Saigon
    20 m Asian, European, International
    Cafe Lam
    20 m Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Good Morning Vietnam
    40 m Asian, Italian, Pizza

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 647 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (621)Booking.com Reviews (26)
    Rating via Agoda7.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities6.8
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.8
    High score for Ho Chi Minh City

    Most helpful reviews for OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel

    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019
    Standard Double Room
    Exceptional10.0
    ExceptionalThe hotel is located at backpackers street (Bui Vien) so expect loud music until 5am. My room has no window and located in the middle section but still able to hear soft thuds of music from outside. I booked a standard double room that can sleep 2 people but in reality it’s very limited space so if there are 2 of you probably struggling to find space to move. Since I’m alone it’s perfect size for me. Breakfast is eggs and tea/coffee/juice/milk. The girl at the reception from district 2 was really nice and sweet.
    Merlynfrom IndonesiaReviewed June 29, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019
    Superior Twin Room
    Exceptional9.2
    Small But PerfectFirstly, when you reached the hotel lobby, don't be shocked. Yes the little bar is the hotel lobby. They just renovated to new design and changes new owner. 3 young new bosses are friendly, very kind, and helpful person. They're all can speak a fluent English too. Second, the hotel is small just like the name 【Small Bay】 but the room consider clean enough.
    Iufrom MalaysiaReviewed June 13, 2019
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019
    Standard Double Room
    Excellent8.4
    ExcellentIf you would sacrifice quietness for festivity, this is the place. Otherwise, it’s noice from the streets every evening until 3am even if your room has “no window”. Arranged me on the last floor - 5th, water pressure on the shower is too low compared to lavatory or toilet bowl. The lady staff from the front desk is very friendly, while the male rarely smile.
    Richardfrom PhilippinesReviewed March 10, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019
    Deluxe Double Room
    Excellent8.0
    charminggood location
    Jimmyfrom AustraliaReviewed July 04, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Deluxe Double Room
    Exceptional9.2
    awesome budget hotel in HCMClove my stay here.. this hotel provided almost everything when i arrived the staff welcoming me very nice.. she's told me about what do and dont in the city. warning me about scam etc she also give me map. and offer me tour with good value. oh she also help me to exchange money to vnd. and give me the best rate.. and since im moslem, she also ask me about what kind of foods id like to eat talking about the hotel, the location was superb. so easy to find. very near to Airport bus station (Bus 152 and Bus 109). very near to all local tour agents. and many cafe and restaurants near by the hotel its self, not too big. the room quite bit small. but its ok for me, since im solo traveller. they provided refrigerator in room, so we can keep fruits and drinks inside. they dont provided water heater in every room. but guests can access water heater in pantry anytime. even its not big hotel, but the hotel has lift. so dont worry if you stay here with big luggage.fot breakfast, they will ask you what you like to eat. and its free.. thank you Castella hotel. will stay here again if i visit HCMC in the future..
    Cindyfrom IndonesiaReviewed January 14, 2019

    Reviews of OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 647 reviews
    Provided by verified guests of
    Agoda Reviews (621)Booking.com Reviews (26)
    Rating via Agoda7.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities6.8
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.8
    High score for Ho Chi Minh City
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (94)
    8-9 Excellent (88)
    7-8 Very Good (107)
    6-7 Good (46)
    <6 Below Expectation (75)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Merlyn from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    The hotel is located at backpackers street (Bui Vien) so expect loud music until 5am. My room has no window and located in the middle section but still able to hear soft thuds of music from outside. I booked a standard double room that can sleep 2 people but in reality it’s very limited space so if there are 2 of you probably struggling to find space to move. Since I’m alone it’s perfect size for me. Breakfast is eggs and tea/coffee/juice/milk. The girl at the reception from district 2 was really nice and sweet.

    Reviewed June 29, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Iu from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Small But Perfect”

    Firstly, when you reached the hotel lobby, don't be shocked. Yes the little bar is the hotel lobby. They just renovated to new design and changes new owner. 3 young new bosses are friendly, very kind, and helpful person. They're all can speak a fluent English too. Second, the hotel is small just like the name 【Small Bay】 but the room consider clean enough.

    Reviewed June 13, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Richard from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Excellent”

    If you would sacrifice quietness for festivity, this is the place. Otherwise, it’s noice from the streets every evening until 3am even if your room has “no window”. Arranged me on the last floor - 5th, water pressure on the shower is too low compared to lavatory or toilet bowl. The lady staff from the front desk is very friendly, while the male rarely smile.

    Reviewed March 10, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jimmy from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    charming”

    good location

    Reviewed July 04, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cindy from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    awesome budget hotel in HCMC”

    love my stay here.. this hotel provided almost everything when i arrived the staff welcoming me very nice.. she's told me about what do and dont in the city. warning me about scam etc she also give me map. and offer me tour with good value. oh she also help me to exchange money to vnd. and give me the best rate.. and since im moslem, she also ask me about what kind of foods id like to eat talking about the hotel, the location was superb. so easy to find. very near to Airport bus station (Bus 152 and Bus 109). very near to all local tour agents. and many cafe and restaurants near by the hotel its self, not too big. the room quite bit small. but its ok for me, since im solo traveller. they provided refrigerator in room, so we can keep fruits and drinks inside. they dont provided water heater in every room. but guests can access water heater in pantry anytime. even its not big hotel, but the hotel has lift. so dont worry if you stay here with big luggage.fot breakfast, they will ask you what you like to eat. and its free.. thank you Castella hotel. will stay here again if i visit HCMC in the future..

    Reviewed January 14, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ryan from United States
    Couple
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Good stay”

    The hotel overall was a good stay, room was clean with good facilities. The location was super close to the nightlife to the point of not being to sleep until 5am, if you’re wanting to be out most night until early hours then this is for you but if you’re wanting to chill then I’d suggest staying further out! We hired a scooter here to get to the tunnels! They don’t tell you your not allowed to park the scooter outside at night which we found out as they told us that we’ve been charged 30,00 by the police! So just be mindful.

    Reviewed November 30, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Truc from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Stay for the service”

    Like any hotel, you get what you pay for. However the front desk girl was amazing. She answered all my questions. Gave me great recommendations. Gave cautious to avoid the pitfalls of the surrounding area. If you want great service, stay here!

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    ChangTa
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    I would visit again”

    The staff is cute, friendly with a beautiful smile and willing to help you, location is inside bui vien, but the stair area is quite small, so if you have a big luggage, you may make sure the size is okay or not with the staff.

    Reviewed October 19, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    edbert from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Nice hotel in a crowded party place”

    Make sure you knock hard on the gate if you are arriving after midnight. Do not be afraid that you will not be able to checkin, the staff is just sleeping, and the gate is not locked. The room is clean, wifi is strong, high water pressure, and friendly receptionists.

    Reviewed October 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Norris from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Highly Recommended!”

    The location of Castella Hotel is very recommendable! There are many establishments, eatery, convenience store nearby (walking distance). The staffs are all polite and hospitable. You'll get more than what you'll pay them. They also gave us a 35% discount in buying their golden cheesecake (originally from Taiwan).

    Reviewed September 20, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tham from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Excellent service and great staff!”

    I live in a hotel life and I stayed in different budget hotels sometimes. I love the service of the hotel, the staff is really helpful and friendly. He helped me with our messy luggages. Bring them up to our room. I wanted to tip him when I checked out but haven’t seen him there. Most of budget hotel don’t care about this but the service of staff is very important to me. Even though, the room is a bit small but I know this location is right in the heart of Saigon, easy to get around. If anyone doesn’t like the noise, it’s not for you. However, I am fine with it because I use to travel and sleep very well. I love that the room is clean and good value for money. Book it if you are traveling in budget!

    Reviewed September 20, 2018
    5.2
    Beverly from Philippines
    Group
    Superior Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Nice amenities but party district right outside”

    For the price, the place is really nice. You have your own bathroom/wc with towels, tissues and shampoos. The bed is also nice (nothing like the hostels with hard beddings). There's also an elevator. BUT it's REALLY HARD to sleep at night with the pub street right outside your window. They gave us ear plugs but it didn't work. We fell asleep from exhaustion. This is recommended if you plan to party all night and need a nearer place to stay (esp when drunk). But for family, friends or chill travellers, you might want to consider staying somewhere else.

    Reviewed March 07, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jimmy from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Smack on walking street, good restaurant bar ”

    Typically Vietnam

    Reviewed June 22, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kyle from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    great location, terrific host/manager!”

    Hue (reception manager) made my stay. Vietnamese hospitality continues to amaze me, and Hue is something special even by that standard. Thanks, Hue! I will be back to stay again, when I return to HCMC for departure flight and on any future trips. You can find a cheaper room, but when you factor the location, coffee/breakfast, and terrific hospitality, you can't do better.

    Reviewed October 02, 2017

    Dear Kyle, How are you? i hope you will have a good trip in Viet Nam, We'd like to say a big thanks for choosing to stay at Seventy Hotel. We hope your staying was a pleasant, enjoyable experience. We try to do everything and make you feel like in home, so if anything wasn't quite perfect, we offer our apologies, and we're always striving to improve our place. We would be very grateful if you would leave feedback about your time in Seventy Hotel on www.tripadvisor.com Any recommendations or advice will be very much appreciated. All staff in Seventy Hotel did our best to give you the best service in possible. We wish you all the best. Hope to see you again. Many thanks. All the staff at Seventy Hotel in HCMC Seventy Hotel

    Responded October 11, 2017
    OYO 438 Small Bay Hotel
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Felix from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    Excellent customer Service”

    hotel staff, customer service and location

    stay was good. Hotel is located near some of the tourist spot; you can even walk from the hotel going to the tourist attractions. Stores, restaurant and night markets are also near the hotel. Room is just ok for the price you pay. What i like anout the hotel is the staff; they were very nice and very helpful, they even help me arranging my iteneraries and advise me regarding the places. I will recommend this to my friends.

    Reviewed July 29, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ng from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    Value for money”

    friendly staffs, clean environment, convenient location

    We stayed in Seventy Hotel for 2 nights in mid February. We arrived late after midnight but the staffs still greeted us and welcomed us warmly. The staffs even prepared breakfast for us earlier as we was rushing for a day trip. They allowed us to select our breakfast choice a day before. Overall, the room was clean and equipped with basic facilities. The location was great with easy access to food stalls, convenient stores, restaurants as well as travel agency.

    Reviewed June 14, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ker from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

    good for budget travellers”

    good, friendly and helpful staff

    The hotel located in District 1 surrounded by lots of restaurants, massages and night pub activities. The room is clean and comfortable. The staffs are friendly and very helpful. Although is a budget hotel, but they provide room service daily.

    Reviewed April 27, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    YEE from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    Great Location with Friendly Staff”

    Great Location, Nice Breakfast, Good Price

    I booked the hotel for 3 nights after reading good reviews from agoda. The hotel indeed lived up to its expectations: The location is perfect as it is right in the middle of the bars in the infamous Pham Ngu Lao St. You can find plenty of nice restaurants (local, western or fusion) at reasonable price. It is only a 15-minute walk from Ben Thanh market so you can do some shopping there conveniently. The hotel staff are a bunch of very helpful and friendly people. They speak fairly good English too, which is a big plus for foreigners. Room was okay, albeit a little small. Bed was comfortable and WiFi was decently fast. The room we stayed had a nice balcony overseeing the busy street - we liked it but some may not as it may be a little noisy at night. We were also pleasantly surprised by the different choices for breakfast (noodles to bread, coffee/tea or juices). In short, we liked the hotel very much and will definitely recommend it for couples/singles travellers.

    Reviewed August 15, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Khalid from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    Great Place To Stay”

    Near to almost everything, people, food,buses, massage, etc..

    Although i stayed only 1 night, it was great. Check-in was no hassle. I arrived early at 10 am but was able to check-in. I was attended to by a very very pretty receptionist (too bad i forgot to ask for her name)who spoke good english. Nothing much to complain about except maybe they could consider amending their breakfast time from 7.00 am to 6.30 am coz some travellers might have early buses to catch to other destinations.

    Reviewed September 28, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    NICOLE from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    friendly staff, good location”

    good location

    good location in saigon, easy for travel. the staff overthere very friendly, however, the corridor and the staircase of the hotel very small and narrow. bad experience that we stayed had faced air condition not working.

    Reviewed July 16, 2012
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