02 June 2011

Vietnam Hotel Review - Bich Duyen Hotel

Related posts:
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh (aka Saigon), Vietnam

My basic qualifications in choosing a hotel are cleanliness and a good location at a good price. Since Vietnam is a backpacker's haven, finding a hotel that met all the qualities I've mentioned was relatively easy. Because I tried to book almost two months in advance, I was lucky enough to get a reservation in the highly-recommended Bich Duyen Hotel in Ho Chi Minh (aka Saigon), Vietnam.

While there are glitzy hotel options in Saigon, I opted to stay in a budget hotel and didn't regret the savings I made. I paid USD27 per night for a room with one double bed and one single bed plus breakfast for two. I also opted to arrange an airport pickup for USD13 because of our midnight arrival. If you want to arrange a cab back to the airport, they will arrange it for you for USD8.

To have a better picture of what to expect, here are the photos I took:

Bich Duyen is located in an alley along with other budget hotels. You may be a bit wary but you don't have to worry as it's perfectly safe. You might even enjoy the "backpacker" vibe as the area is full of tourists. 


The rooms are well-maintained.

The bathrooms are spotlessly clean.


The reception area manned by "Chanh", the hotel's hospitable, energetic, and helpful manager. He can also book tours for you.

The breakfast is croissant with butter and jam. You also get free Vietnamese coffee which was really good! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take photos of the breakfast as I didn't expect that I will be putting up a blog when I went to Vietnam. Nonetheless, I took a picture of their dining area's uniquely arranged napkins.

Now, if you're convinced that you want to book this hotel, here are the contact details:

Address: 283/4 Pham Ngu Lao St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
E-mail:  bichduyenhotel@yahoo.com
Phone No: + 84 8 38374588

Tip: Try to book the rooms at the lower levels because they don't have elevators.

Final verdict: Highly recommended for its value! Will definitely stay there again given the chance.


  1. A good deal nonetheless for a very good location! Bathroom does look spotless. Might consider this when we revisit HCM :)

  2. Pinay Travel Junkie, thanks for visiting! Just remember to book way ahead of time as the hotel gets fully booked easily.

  3. hi!turista how did you book at bich duyen?by email? tia

  4. Hi Anonymous! Yes, I booked by email. They're prompt in responding.

  5. Hello turista, I would just like to know, how did you arrange for the payment? Did you just have it reserved and you paid when you got there? Or did they ask for a credit card for reservation? We're going there in August and would like to get this accommodation. :) - thanks for any info!!:)

  6. Yes, I just had it reserved then I paid upon check-in. No credit card info required. Not sure if their policies have changed since then though. Suggest you do your reservation already.

  7. how much ang rates?

  8. Hi Anonymous! I paid USD27 per night for a room with one double bed and one single bed plus breakfast for two. I'm not sure if that is still the rate so it may be best to get in touch with them through the details posted in the article.

  9. hello, are the rooms in Bich Duyen Hotel with aircon or with fan only? thanks :)

  10. Which is better on the 3 choices of vietnam tour?

    MY THO - BEN TRE (1 day)

    We only have 3 days in Vietnam. But I prefer to spend our last day in CityTour plus shopping for pasalubongs...

  11. I'd say cao dai temple and cu chi tunnels. You may want to visit my blog entry of things to do in Vietnam to get a better idea. I think it will help you in coming up with your itinerary: http://followthecompass.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-to-do-in-ho-chi-minh-aka-saigon.html

  12. Stayed here twice and just going to book it again for our next visit - can't be faulted.