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“Budget Hotel in Good Location”
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Dong Do Hotel
Ranked #284 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I stayed at this hotel for one night, so that I could visit a nearby restaurant with live music - as I live one hour outside HCMC. Check-in was friendly and efficient, the room was adequate, very clean and fairly well equipped, but not particularly nice. Although I had booked a double room on Agoda, I was told that there were none available! The room had two wider than average twin beds. The breakfast was at the top of the hotel in a nice airy room. They had a limited breakfast menu with Asian food and eggs. The fried eggs were cooked to order and came with warm banh mi, I also had coffee and a little fruit - which was fine. This is a good hotel in a great location and good value for the price charged.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The Dong Do hotel has an amazing location with many local shops to walk to and gain experience from.

The staff are excellent and always smiling. They have helped us with a lot of our trips to other locations and helped us avoid being over-priced with taxi drivers. They always put there clients first and were helpful throughout the month we stayed. Breakfast is delicious! Rooms are clean! Wifi is great! Definitely a lot cheaper for it's quality compared to other hotels around it!

I would proudly recommend this hotel to anyone!

Stayed: May 2014
2  Thank Extreme-traveler101
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The Dong Do is a good clean budget hotel in the heart of district 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. It is surrounded by all the more expensive hotels, eg Sheraton, Caraville, Majestic, Continental, Hyatt etc so it great for good solid shopping if this is your thing. Although it is a budget hotel the price, $36 US for a room with double bed and $41 US for room with double and single bed (3 people), breakfast is included all be it a small breakfast. It is a clean Hotel and has very friendly and helpful staff. This is the second time that we have stayed here with our previous hotel being across the road. This hotel was sold and refurbished and the price doubled.
If you want a good budget hotel in the heart of district 1 in HCMC I have no hesitation on recommending the Dong Do.

Room Tip: The rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank unclebert61
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a rather shabby and poorly run hotel at a price that can be matched at much better nearby hotels. The rooms are average, the breakfasts mediocre, the laundry will lose some of your clothes (as it did mine) and the manager or receptionist will call the most expensive taxi in town for you and tell you that it is "the same price as the others". Stay away. Look around at the many reasonable and well run hotels nearby!!!

Room Tip: There is little to choose between the rooms.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank PatrickMcAllister
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is a small tall hotel. We first got the room on 6th floor where don't have elevator and need to walk stairs with suitcase from 5th floor. The room is not big and quite difficult to place 2 small suitcases. Then the aircon and fan couldn't work properly. After some failed fixing and negociation, we changed to a 3rd floor room that has working air con and a little bit bigger space.
Breakfast is on 6th floor that you could choose 1 dish and 1 drink for free. Also you could get to the mini roof to have a better view.
Very good value in this area. But not unforgetable. Quiet. Many shops and malls and night resterant just down stairs. Main tourist places in walking distance.

Room Tip: room at lower floor is bigger than 6th floor.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank cutejelly
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We had a standard double bed room for 2 pax which was simple yet had all the basic facilities. The hotel was situated right smack in the city area, making it easy to explore all the attractions in the city center. We were at first disappointed that the we had a big window in the room that faced a huge brick wall of the hotel, but later realised that it was a blessing in disguise because it helped to filter out the loud beeping horns of the traffic.

Breakfast was simple but FANTASTIC and flavourful. They're not stingy about the things that they cook for the guests. Service at both the breakfast room and reception are excellent - friendly, obliging - makes a 3-star hotel worth the while staying in.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank audreyling2014
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights. On arrival we were informed that we had been upgraded from a standard room to a suite. The suite was well furnished but was on level 1 with a cheap window that doesn't insulate the noise from the road.

The following morning we were told that we had only been upgraded for one night and now had to move back to a standard room. This was disappointing and seemed to be strange protocol but you get what you pay for I guess,

We asked multiple times for an extra pillow as only two were supplied but were told that since the hotel was full they didn't have any spare pillows. This resulted in really uncomfortable sleep because the pillows were quite thin. If they had have been able to accommodate us in this small way I would have given them a better rating.

Our biggest gripe was that the room above us seemed to have construction works from approximately 6am to 11pm - this meant nailing, dragging of chairs/ladders etc across the floor above us. Regardless of whether you want to go to bed early or if you want to go to bed late and sleep in, 6am to 11pm noise would bother.

Some pros
- great a/c
- good breakfast but limited menu
- great (perfect) wifi
- excellent staff
- staff have good English (better in day time shift than at night)
- very handy location in district 1
- toothbrush and toothpaste supplied
- laundry service

Cons
- not accommodating for extra pillow
- large cockroaches in bathroom
- slightly run down, but this is a budget hotel so that's OK, eg mould in bathroom

Room Tip: Get a room away from road for good sleep.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dong Do Hotel

Address: 35 Mac Thi Buoi St., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #284 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: £18 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dong Do Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Do Hotel welcomes guests to the graciousness of traditional Vietnamese hospitality complemented by the excellence of today's full facilities. ... more   less 
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