My house is located near the intersection of main streets Nguyen Huu Canh and Ngo Tat To, but on a quiet lane tucked in behind the shadow of the Manor.
The free room is furnished with double bed, wardrobe, TV, etc. There is a bathroom nearby off the adjoining
enormous living area (including the kitchen). The living plan, as you can see from the photos, features a huge main room on the floor with your room. The kitchen is tucked near the balconies, in the open plan living area.
Another specialty is the busy market that lives and breathes nearby. If you like to cook, it's easy to do within minutes of browsing... everything you need (not only limited to food) can be found just a few dozen meters away!
Another unique thing about this house are is the amount of light and air that can be easily accessed. On the main floor are two small balconies, off the kitchen, while upstairs you can use the ENORMOUS balcony which wraps around almost 360* (and half of which is private), giving a nearly full panorama of the city.
Share the house with one laid-back American English teacher.
Short-term rentals are welcome! Longer stays are also fine, after a brief interim period. ( I usually get along with just about anyone who is thoughtful enough to use this sort of website :)
Great location, moments from d.1 and other hotspots, like the Le Thanh Ton area, lots of great restaurants and bars, responsive landlord, market around the corner, and more!
These are flexible and can be discussed upon agreement.
Had the pleasure of staying at Rusty's place and enjoying some chat time with him.
Comfortable home tucked away into a quiet alley off the main road. Easy to get to and super fast by taxi to D1.
The house is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood yet is still quite close to downtown HCMC. Rusty is a very amenable host and was very flexible and patient with me.
I really enjoyed my recent stay at Rusty's. I was there for one week; his house is very nice, clean, and well-situated in an "authentic" Vietnamese neighbourhood. (there is a "market street" just a few metres away!)
Rusty is a very kind, friendly and accommodating host who makes you feel welcomed right away. He is very familiar with every aspect of Saigon and is, therefore, able to provide good tips on what to do and see.
Basic accommodations best suited for backpackers on a tight budget who are looking for a place to crash in Saigon for a few days. It's very noisy, so bring earplugs! Also, if you like to sleep covered, bring a top sheet. Note to Flashpackers: the internet connect is excellent and there are enough plugs to recharge any gear you are bringing.
Saigon is not a walking city like Paris or London. This is Asia. Although it is possible to walk to the center of the city from this location, it is very crowded and congested. The sidewalks in bad shape, broken and uneven. They are filled with noodle stands and parked motorbikes; you will be picking your way along rather than walking, frequently in the street with the traffic rather than the sidewalks. A round-trip taxi ride to the center of the city will cost about $7.50.
Hey there! Staying at Rusty's home is a great value for both:
- having an authentic stay in saigon because of the very busy and living neighbourhood (market, streetfood, bars/cafes)
- staying near to the centre of saigon (if you like walking you can easily get there within 20-30 minutes, if not there passes also a bus (5000 VND) heading to the center and if it's too late you find everywhere a taxi)
We staied here for a couple of days, cooked in the kitchen (you get fresh shrimps, squids, vegetables... really cheap on the streetmarket), relaxed in the living room and headed for the citycentre one or twice a day.
Rusty is a really nice guy and gives you all the informations you need if you ask for them!!
So we really recommend staying with him :)
We had a great stay with rusty. The room has enough space for two people plus their luggage and you can also use the living room and kitchen. Rusty answered all of our questions and was very helpfl with everything. The apartment is not in the center of HCMC but a bus goes right around the corner. Cant get any better for that price!
Rusty is a great host; laid-back, knowledgable, and a fun to hang out with. The space is big, airy, and comfortable. The market outside has everything you need.
Binh Thanh isn't exactly close to the downtown core of HCMC (a 10 minute taxi ride without traffic or an hourlong walk), but you can see why the long-term expats move there once they've had enough of the more touristy parts of the city. It has a much more local feeling and isn't teeming with backpackers.
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I'm American, have been living and working in Vietnam for 4 years and I love Saigon. It has just the right mix of the alien-edginess, fast-pace, and good vibes for me.
The rest of Vietnam has everything to fit any style-- from lazy deserted beaches to romantic mountain valley towns, huge caves and jungles, national parks, and river cruises (and more!)
Before Vietnam I lived in Prague for several years. I love travel, film, sports, and current events / sociology.