We booked Diep Anh Guesthouse based on the great reviews on TravelAdvisor and we weren't disappointed.
Clean and spacious room and that the drinks in the fridge were so much cheaper than the ones sold outside.
The couple owners were helpful and honest. Honesty is important since it was a refreshing change from being cheated in Hanoi.
The cable TV works well and that there was WiFi connection in the room. Or you can surf the internet from the computers on the first floor.
Perhaps the only drawback was that there was no lift. So we always had to climb up and down daily to our room located at the most highest floor (level 4 or 5. Can't remember).
And that he pointed out the nearby restaurants including the halal Indian restaurants along Buiven and another is just a few doors away from the guesthouse. More Halal Malay and Vietnamese food near Sheraton Hotel at Dong Khoi Street and near the neighbouring mosque.
The owners (Mr and Mrs Anh) provided us a map of the city and showed us the routes covering the city area (e.g war museum is A MUST GO, Chinatown, Ben Than market, Post office is a MUST GO, cathedral etc). It's all within a walking distance except for Chinatown. So I felt there was no need to take on the city tour.
We booked the half day Chu Chi tunnel tour from the guesthouse at usd$6. Then we saw a nearby travel tour charging only usd$4 for the same tour. But the price difference wasn't much. 1 day Mekong tour (w/o going to Cai Be floating market) cost about usd$8.
Once we checked out, Mr Anh booked for us a cab and even escorted us ladies to the cab, helping us with our backpacks. He told the cab driver that the trip to the airport will only cost 120000 Dong and nothing more =] That was 30 000 dong cheaper than what we paid another cab driver for sending us to the guesthouse from HCM airport.
So overall, I truly recommend tourists to stay at Diep Anh Guesthouse. MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE ONE WITH THE CORRECT ADDRESS BECAUSE THERE'S ANOTHER GUESTHOUSE WITH THE SAME NAME JUST A FEW DOORS AWAY.
Enjoy Ho chi Minh and Vietnam =]
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