We were a little bit worried working our way through the alley but once we were shown the front door we were pleasantly surprised. The place seems like it is only a few months old! Very clean, and the ladies on staff spoke great english - I recall one telling me she has spent a fair bit of time in australia.
The location between two main backpacker streets was great - plenty to do on Bui Vien - even if it is just dodging touts and massage girls. I recommend taking a seat at one of the "bars" on the ground and just watching people.
The heat in Saigon at the time was ridiculous so it was good to come back in the middle of the day and just chill quietly for a while.
Breakfast was not included, but the alley was full of delicious street food all day - I recommend the grilled pork ribs, rice, egg etc for breakfast - and lunch a bit further down there was a cold noodle dish with grilled pork, peanuts, herbs and sauce.
We even recommended some friends who were a few days behind to stay here as well, it was nice to sit on the rooftop with a few beers enjoying the Saigon skyline.
Would definitely visit again and try to see a bit more of HCMC!
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