Welcome to my lovely cozy home!
"Man build house and woman make it home"
I really hope you can enjoy your staying as much as this is your home.
Four bedrooms apt located right in the heart of District1. It has a great view over to Saigon River.
The apt is full of wind from the river, never need to even turn on the A/C (though I have 2 A/C in the apt).
The kitchen is full with cooking & baking supplies since I love to cook. The living room & dining area is also very spacious, getting lot of sun light in the morning & great (email hidden)ere will always be some snacks, water, and coffee that you can enjoy for FREE from my fridge.
The apt is also equipped with high-speed cable Internet (WiFi of course), karaoke & cable TV. I also have a collections of movies & music for you to choose from.
The bedroom is equipped with A/C and a spacious closet. It's suitable for whether 2-3 days staying or 2-3 months. There is also a laundry in the apt that you can use anytime, detergent & softener will be provided for FREE.
The bathroom is equipped with hot water, got cleaned every week. Upon your arrival, tower, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash will be provided for FREE.
**** MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY ****
I have been travelled more than 15 countries around the world, from 5-star hotels to AirBnB accommodations; therefore, I know exactly what the traveller looking for.
I have been living in Ho Chi Minh city for 3 years now, and will be your greatest host to your visit, whether you're looking for fun at night activities in the morning.
I edited my guide book regularly, check it out for place to eat, activities to do! But feel free to ask if you need any other information! Saigon is a great place to be, you will never get enough out of its!
Moreover, if you stay longer than 2-nights, I can try to help you with your travel plans (in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City) and potentially some good discounts with the tours as well. A good friend of mine is building a startup to provide private tours crafted by hand-picked local experts.
***** UPON ARRIVAL ****
From the airport:
- Best way to get to my apt is by taxi, there is taxi stand at the airport, go there and tell them that you would like to get a taxi from Vinasun, and provide the driver the address and phone number. When you reach to the building, ask the driver to give me a call so that I can come and get you. The taxi from airport would cost you maximum $8-10
- There is money exchanger at the airport, but the rate is not good, you should not exchange more than $100
- There is also a place you can get SIM card at the airport as well (highly recommend as it's the best way for you to reach out to me right away when you land), cost around $2-3 with $2-3 credit for calling, texting, and data.
Please feel free to contact me before your arrival if you need help for:
- Visa to Vietnam
- Searching for a job opportunity (in technology)
- Tour/itinerary suggestion (if my cute cousin is around, she can take you around the city, just let me know in advance if you need her)
- Charity activities
Overall, Vietnam is a very very friendly country with many hidden charming that waiting for you to explore. Ho Chi Minh City is the most exciting city with many activities that you can explore & enjoy days and nights.
I have been using AirBnB service in Sydney, Australia and made some of good friends there. Therefore, I wanna offer my home to those who travel to Vietnam and looking for some local home-stay experience.
I have been hosted over 50 AirBnB guests from around the world, including engineers, entrepreneurs from (website hidden), Pinterest, and many investors as well. AirBnB is the most amazing communities and I only accept booking from this platform, I'm sure you can search me through many social media but I'm here to serve this communities.
The apt is right at District 1, which is very central area. However, if you wanna visit some of the historical & downtown area, it's very convenient to get a taxi with just $3 per-way.
I'm a mobile application developer, who travelled more than 15 countries around the world.
Local market is just walking distance away (10 mins walk), or if you love sea-food, it will be 15 mins walk to District 4 (or 5 mins by taxi) and you're all for the treat! I definitely will recommend you some of the best local foods
Easy walk to backpacker areas for all the fun and activities at nights
There is also a Vinasun taxi stand available right down stairs, available 24/7
If you're looking for long-term leasing (two week or more), please take a look at other listings that I have.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$245 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$800 /month|
Thuy is friendly and uncomplicated. Very flexible check-in and -out. On our last day we could stay until 11p.m. Great view.
Since Thuy just recently moved the pictures on airbnb didn't exactly show what the place looked like and there was no welcome package as shown in the pictures. (no big deal, just saying)
Since our previous tenant moved out just 10min ago as we arrived, Thuy cleaned up the place as fast as she could but it wasn't really clean afterwards. The room is very clairaudient and I think a bit overpriced for what you get.
thuy's place was in district 1 where we primarily did our exploring while in the city. nice that a reputable taxi was always there waiting for us to get a short ride to anywhere we wanted to go outside of her building. the room was great with our own attached bathroom, good wifi and laundry available too. thuy was a nice host and we had some good conversations and were invited out for several things with her and a friend. my buddy and i both got our hurrr done did vietnamese style and she took our lazy american arses out to play soccer where we surely impressed many of the locals with our incredible footwork and skills.
Thuy seems like a nice person and her place, though tiny, is not bad, though overpriced. She was kind to let me depart early when I felt the situation wasn't working for me.
I would suggest this to a couple/duo who is comfortable with less space and wants a homestay, but fairly self-directed without particularly planning to engage with the host. I was expecting more like a paid (website hidden) experience, and I think that would be a mis-impression of the situation.
Elise comes to my apartment and my cousin was there to welcome her, guide her (via phone) from the airport to the apartment. My cousin even spent the night to take her around the city - share the cost of the taxi with her - help her buy the SIM card, look for vegetarian food as the very last minute (before the restaurant close). However, that seem to expect there will be a person take care of her from A to Z. Sorry, we're offering the room - and hosting as best as we can! However, we don't have to do tourguide or maid to serve her 24/7.
The morning after the first night, she decided to depart, and ask if I can offer her the refund. I sent the refund to her immediately (within few hours). With her school background (Harvard as it said on her profile), Elise is very unfriendly and dramatic person to deal with.
I hosted over 50 guests on AirBnB - travelled many countries around the world and I have not meet such a traveller like her.
I respect this community and I never write any bad reviews for anyone. However, I need to let the community to know about Elise and she should not be welcomed in this community.
Thuy's apartment is easy to find and conveniently located within District 1 (it's about a 10 minute taxi ride to the famous Ben Thanh Market). Thuy was kind enough to give us a print out of her AirBnB guide book and it served us well during the trip. We tried out many of her recommendations and were not disappointed.
The only hiccup was when we arrived and texted Hanh (Thuy's roommate), only to be told to contact Thuy instead. Wished we were informed beforehand.
Other than that, I would recommend Thuy's apartment to single traveler or couples who are looking for affordable, simple accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City!
We did not meet Thuy as she was out of town however her instructions were clear and her friend made sure everything went smoothly. The apartment was as advertised. It was very good value for money. The location by the river was good and it is about 20-30 minutes walk to the centre of town.
Well located, nice apartment! Thanks!
Room is spacious & clean, great location which makes it easy to get around HCMC.
Communication was a bit chaotic and when I arrived the apartment was a big mess. But having the place to myself made up for these minor inconveniences
The room itself was clean and nice. Location is great as well.
Thuy's apartment is very comfortable and relatively well positioned to access the main tourist area, Bui Vien (about a 10 minute walk from the apartment). The pictures in the ad do justice to the apartment and Hanh (Thuy's flat mate) is very hospitable. You will enjoy the view as well. Happy to recommend the apartment.
I stayed as a solo traveler in September, 2013 and the place is great. It is in a safe, quiet, upscale building with great amenities. There is a market, including a small convenience store to get snacks, water, and beer (very important for me). There is a stand with Vinasun and Mailinh taxis ready to go (except maybe late at night). There are usually a couple xe om waiting as well. Two ATMs downstairs too.
The living room has a large window with a sweeping southern view of the city, which I gazed out of a lot while drinking my beers. Opening the big window and the front door provides a great crosswind during the day. The apartment is kept very tidy and well-appointed. My air-con room had a double-size mattress on the floor. Not luxurious by western standards, but probably so in Vietnam. Lots of storage space for your clothes. Big bathroom.
I took the 10-minute walk to the Pham Ngu Lao
backpackers' ghetto many times. The riverfront walk is nice (albeit with a lot of motorbikes buzzing past) and street crossing is manageable in the neighborhood leading to Pham Ngu Lao. To get to Ben Thanh market or further, you might want to take a cab. I don't think there is a bus stop around their place.
One time I crossed the bridge over the river to get to food stalls described in Thuy's and Hanh's guide, but I could not build the nerve to cross the street on the other end of the bridge. It was just an endless stream of motorbikes. I watched a couple people cross, but I just could not dare. Try it and tell me what you think. I think Saigoners rarely walk.
Thuy was on an extended business trip in Silicon Valley and Hanh went home for the Vietnam Day holiday. So I had the place to myself. Before she left, Hanh was there to greet me and get me oriented, which was thoughtful and helpful. Pre- and on-trip communication and was detailed and responsive.
I would stay again. Thank you Hanh and Thuy for your hospitality.