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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Popularly known as Backpackers Street. This streel by far the craziest place in HCM. Open until midnight this place is the biggest watering hole in Saigon. Though as name suggest its for people who are travelling on a shoe string budget yet you can see...More

Thank banerjeeamit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a backpacker who doesn't know how to cross the street yet and loves getting drunk every night, this is the perfect place for you. Otherwise, stay clear of this street as it is full of drunk tourists who cross the street at...More

1  Thank Amethyst E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 2 parallel streets: Pham Ngu Lao on the outside, across from a really big park. Go one block in (DeTham Street) and the street is Bui Vien. Bui Vien is a back packer and foreigner section of the city. This is the least...More

Thank _wdarlingvn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street has western-style restaurants, coffee shops, and international bars, countless tour companies and kiosks, affordable motels, hostels and guesthouses, internet cafes, pharmacies, and souvenir-and-craft shops. Pham Ngu Lao Street is not limited to only low-budget travellers. Its own unique vibe draws people from everywhere...More

Thank Maneesh12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loud, brash and not much fun.... Overpriced drinks, poor quality food and a feeling you could be in any Pub Street of any number of South East Asian countries. Beware pushers trying to punt illegal drugs.

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for those seeking a cheap beer & to see some nightlife. Theres also an abundance of eateries & sights to behold.

Thank SaigonStorage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street is in the backpacker area, parallel to Bui Vien. There are several fairly priced tourist and bus ticketing offices, but outside of hotels and massage parlors, there's not much else.

Thank James J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour leader from Fredom Asia treated a group of 16 to savour some tasty Vietnamese dishes at different local restaurants. Most of the food was good but the restaurants were not very clean.

Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A lot of bars, restaurants and tourist booking shops. Go back a street and at night it is closed off for traffic and you can wander down and up the street or go into one of the many bars without looking to be hit by...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Its more kind of tourist place where you can sit and grab a bear or two. As for shopping they dont have many shop but the few they have...they do sell nice tops.

Thank Roxie R
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Bridget H
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Response from Sreekant2014 | Reviewed this property |
It's perfect. Visit the reunification palace, war remnants museum and the cu ci tunnels. it's a lot of history. Have fun!
Kyra C
20 April 2015|
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Response from KeithLim | Reviewed this property |
It is safe but still like many places, you do have to take care of your own belonging and don't get drunk.