Review: Songhai / Song Hai Hotel, Saigon, VietnamTak's dispatch released on 20 July 2015

The Song Hai Hotel is located at 185/4 Pham Ngu Lao in Ho Chi Minh’s D1 District.

Beds: Poor
Internet: Poor
Friendliness: Good
Room Condition: Fair
Water Pressure: Good
Water Temperature: Good
Location: Good if you want to be in Backpacker Area
Electrical Outlet Locations/Number: Poor
Ambience: Semi-Loud

Price: 5,000,000VND/month ($230USD) or $10/night. Negotiation Required for Best Rate.

Notes

It is located very close to the “backpacker” scene. If you want some place quiet, this area is not it.

This is a no frills family-run hotel. It seems to have 4 floors of rooms. Some rooms have windows and balconies. Some have windows. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom and some rooms use a bathroom in the hallway. Refrigerators seem to be in most rooms. Most rooms have AC which I would recommend.

Some of the beds have springs poking out of them and others are passable. Some of the bathrooms spit the sink water onto the sloping floor which flows to the drain hole.

Maid service is included in the rate for a clean floor, bathroom and made bed.

At night, they lock a gate so if you are out later you must wake one of them up to let you in (which they are used to). Only registered guests are allowed inside.

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