Duna Hotel

167 Pham Ngu Lao Str, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4 Reviews

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Good For Families
  • Families50
  • Couples35
  • Solo40
  • Business33
  • Money stolen from the room


    During our three week holiday in Vietnam we stayed at Duna hotel for three days. The location is excellent, in the middle of Saigon. The rooms offer reasonable quality for the price. That is, if you don't count the 120 US Dollars that were stolen from one of our backpacks. Fortunately, we didn't keep any other valuables in the room. It can only have been stolen by staff since the room was locked and we left the key at the reception.

    The hotel is closed early every night and it's a hassle to get in. Also, we booked one trip to Cu Chi at the travel-office in the hotel and were happy with that, so we decided to book our traintickets to Hoi An there as well. We later found out that Duna's travel office had sold us cheap reservations insisting they were expensive (soft-sleeper) tickets. Once you find out at the train station, there's not much you can do. Duna was by far our worst hotel-experience in Vietnam. So, not recommended, and there are plenty of good alternatives nearby!

    Unique Quality: Its good location in the centre of Saigon, and the proximmity to all the highlights in Saigon.

  • Warm and cozy in Saigon


    Duna Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh in District 1. It is within walking distance to the museums and Ben Thanh market (where you can find load's of cheap and good souvenirs for family and friend's back home). Upon arrival, we were greeted by a warm and cheerful lady. The place is clean and the front-desk staff speaks good english. So, communication was never a problem. She helped us settle into our rooms and provided us with everything we requested for. In addition, there is also a travel desk in Duna Hotel and the lady was quite informative. She provided us with some useful information and help us arrange our sight-seeing trips to maximize our short 3D stay in HCM. Definitely recommended for anyone planning a trip to HCM City :)

    Unique Quality: This is just a basic bed and breakfast accomodation in HCM City. Nothing flashy and the cost was only USD25 for a party of 3...

    Directions: Within 10 minutes walk from Ben Thanh market, Reunification palace and other interesting museums in Ho Chi Minh.

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    i hate this hotel


    i b0oked in their webste and arrange for airport pickup. But they didnt show up! they stated in their website dunahotel.com that their single r0om costs $12. But when i got there they say it is $15!

    At the end of my stay,i was to pay using crdit card, but they d0nt kn0w how to use it!

    Room is just fine, hot/cold shower, aircon, soap, t0oth brush and paste.

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    Good Value on Pham Ngu Lao


    My stay was for four nights at the Duna hotel in the middle of the cheaper tourist area which seems to be named after one road, Pham Ngu Lao. I had an excellent room for just $20 per night which included a basic but filling breakfast.
    The room itself was spacious, had aircon, TV and a fridge and a smallish but more than adequate bathroom. Although facilities at the hotel were pretty basic the staff were very friendly and helpful.
    The best rooms were at the front of the hotel overlooking the street but even though they afforded a good view of the surrounding area if you are a light sleeper then ask for a room at the back.

    Unique Quality: Good location near to entertainment, shopping and tour agencies. Friendly staff, clean rooms and all round good value. Ten minutes walk to Ben Thanh Market.

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by eelaine about duna hotel

usd12 per nite for a double with hot bath, aircon and fridge.. new place.. very nice and clean.. can be considered hotel standards.. smack in the middle of the pham ngu lao area where all the travellers are.. oh, and for once the satelite tv has more than one channel!

Value for Money in Saigon

by PA68 about Duna Hotel

This place was a great find. Very new, clean and great value for money. My room had AC. cable tv, fridge and private bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful and didn't try too hard to push tours, bus tickets etc as in many other hotels in Vietnam. A great find.

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reasonable priced hotels with airport pickup

by 6954

as the title says i would like a hotel in hcmc in the price bracket of 15$ to 25$ per night so if anyone can help me i will be most grateful

RE: reasonable priced hotels with airport pickup

by JonnyVN

Couple of option:
Mogambo 20 Bis Thi Sach, D1 - small american run mini hotel with bar/restaurant downstairs
Star hotel next door
An An Hotel 40 Bui Vien D1 - in the backpacker area

They might be able to do an airport pickup, but its only about 25 mins in a taxi which will cost abot 3 to 4 dollars, make sure you get one from the taxi rank and that he turns the meter on

RE: reasonable priced hotels with airport pickup

by icebaby0

You might wish to try www.indochinehotel.com

Prices are from USD20 onwards.

Transport provided from Hotel cost USD10 (Advise: Take from airport's "meter" cab, it's cheaper)

RE: RE: reasonable priced hotels with airport pickup

by JonnyVN

Indochine hotel is good and central


by haydnesque

i would highly recomend DUNA HOTEL. Its in dist 1, its very convinient and very near to the tourist spots. Wel, i havn't been to hcmc yet.but im going there this july 30. Check out www.dunahotel.com. U can book on-line in their website without having to pay ahead. Facilities are great. Cost only $12 per night! Free airport pick-up if you wil be staying minimum 3 days.


RE: reasonable priced hotels with airport pickup

by kidfree

I stayed at the Duna and it was very good if a little noisy being on the main Pham Ngu Lao Road. This road and the area that seems to get called by the same name is a great place to stay for budget but great value accommodation along with good eateries and travel agents.
One place getting very good reviews recently is the Linh hotel and I will be staying there on my next trip


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