Hotel Name: SaiGon Sky Hotel.
Address: 245 Hai Ba Trung St., District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I stayed at the SaiGon Sky Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. I booked online at the rate of 290,000 VND ($12.35 USD) per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Ho Chi Minh City.
The SaiGon Sky Hotel (or SÀI GÒN SKY HOME as it also calls itself) is opposite Le Van Tam Park, which is in the upper section of District 1. The park forms a boundary between District.1 and District 3. SaiGon Sky Hotel is technically in District 3, though online it is listed as District 1. I like this area, but if you are looking for where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City then I would stay closer to the river.
SaiGon Sky Hotel has an informal entrance that is just a locked door with a hallway leading to a lift. You have to arrange for someone to meet you there first, so this is more like an Airbnb room than a hotel.
The “hotel” is in a tall and skinny building that is typical of Vietnam. Luckily for this building, there is no tall building built alongside it, so there are still some side windows. The rooms have windows facing the hallway, which then get light from the outside windows.
I booked a King Room online, and this included a large bed with private bathroom. The room comes with a fridge and sink area, but no cooking facilities. Perhaps this was trying to be an apartment rental before it was a hotel.
The bed was comfortable and the room had air conditioning. There was also a useful work desk. There was a good wifi reception in the room, but I had to email for the correct password once I had already checked in.
A standard Southeast Asia bathroom arrangement. The shower hose was broken so water was going outside the shower head. The hot water was from a central heating source (not the usual instant hot water systems) so the hot water took a while to arrive.
SaiGon Sky Hotel is on Hai Ba Trung St, which is a busy north-south artery that becomes a sea of motorbikes during peak hour. I was surprised that it wasn’t noisy in the room, though maybe I am used to Saigon traffic noise by now.
Overall this was ok as a cheap room in an area I wanted to stay in. It shouldn’t be called a hotel though, and if you are visitor looking for a cheap room then I would stay closer to the Ben Thanh area.