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Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ho Chi Minh City
(3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
A busy area of Ho Chi Min City, Pham Ngu Lao Street provides a paradise for backpackers, with bustling social street life and affordable accommodation. Not limited to low-budget travelers, many visitors come to explore a maze of lanes and back alleys, observing street activities and enjoying countless restaurants, cafes, and bars. Browse through war memorabilia and cheap clothes in many shops, or enjoy some of the remaining colonial-style buildings built during the Saigon era. The area around the street enjoys a reputation as the top nightlife district suitable for all budgets. Named after a 13th-century general who repelled Mongol-led Chinese troops, the street is a must-see for first time visitors. To visit Pham Ngu Lao Street on your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, and find out what else Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, use our Ho Chi Minh City vacation trip planner.
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  • A very interesting place. Great hotels at affordable prices, plenty of restaurants, very crowded. Beware the heavy volume of scooters in the area. 
  • Many people had compared this area to the Khao San Road in Bangkok. This area has many budget hotels, backpackers hotels, and tons of restaurants. Needless to say, the place is flooded with tourist ag...  more »
  • If you want to experience HCM city, then this is the place to stay. Probably more than a hundred cheap inns are here. What is fascinating here is actually the "happening street". Tourists roam around,...  more »