Dist 1 Unique Vacation Rental Penthouse by Ben Thanh Market

District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Entire home/ Apt
10 Guests
3 Bedrooms
5 Beds

About this room

Hi there, have you wonder what’s it like to live like a real Saigonese? Come live with us in this rare & unique contemporary designed penthouse with spacious loft in the very heart of Dist 1 & a great view to enjoy. Just 5 mins walk to Ben Thanh market & other attractions like Opera House, City Hall and Bitexco Financial Tower. 3 bedrooms fit 10 pax. Perfect for family and group of friends. 24/7 security.

The space
Accommodates: 10
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/ Apt

Air conditioning
Cable tivi
Elevator in building
Free parking
Family/ kid friendly
Hair dryer
Hot tub
Laptop friendly workspace
Pets allowed
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people: $21/night after 5 people
Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly Discount: 5%
Monthly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: strict


Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
Bedroom 2: 1 king bed
Bedroom 3: 2 king beds
Common spaces: 1 floor mattress

The space

This home is your oasis to escape from Saigon’s eternal summer heat and clamor. The apartment is located on one of the main streets in the city, yet our soundproofing system works so well, you’ll forget you’re staying in a busy area.
The 190sqm/2,045sqf unit is on the top floor of an antique 2-storey apartment building with plenty of natural light. From here you can reach:
– Ben Thanh market: 5 minute walk
– Nguyen Hue walking Street & City Hall: 10 min walk
– Bitexco Financial Tower and sky bar: 8 min walk
Kitchen and living room are spacious for a good hangout. You can start the day fresh with a cup of freshly brew organic coffee or tea by the balcony, or enjoy a simple yet tasty meal with our home made caramelized fish sauce and pork floss in our kitchen, or just hang around with the group in the living room with a lovely view of the street and lush green trees where you’ll spot a cute sparrow every now and then.
Along our walls are hand painted pictures of Saigon landscapes by young local artists – you’ll find a black and white image of Ben Thanh market in the old days, or the Notre Dame Cathedral that is iconic to the city.
All bedrooms are fully furnished with king size beds lined with high quality cotton imported from Korea and USA. We even go the extra miles to provide microfiber, quick-dry bath towels and other bathroom amenities (shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairdryer) to keep you comfortable.
Last but not least, our home even meets the requirements for business travelers who want to stay close to town. You’ll have your quiet working area in one of the bedrooms to set up your laptop and our high speed WIFI can help you get your work done easily.
Best thing yet, you don’t need to worry about missing out on your daily workout, because you will have free exercise climbing up the 2 flight of stairs everyday (no lift) and we even have the fitness treadmill that can help you shed that extra weight from having too much phở 🙂
IMPORTANT NOTE: The security will lock the gate every day at 11:30pm. However, if you get home late, just knock gently and they’ll open up for you. Tips are encouraged.

Guest access

– The security will lock the gate every day at 11:30pm. However, if you get home late, just knock gently and they’ll open up for you. Tips are encouraged.
– You’ll have access to the entire apartment.
– Keys will be handed over upon check in/out. In case of loss, please inform us immediately. A replacement fee may apply.
– There’s security guard at the main entrance 24/7.

Interaction with guests

My husband and I both work just 10 mins away from the apartment so we can be there when you need. We live just 15mins away. Our working hours are from 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday, if we’re not responding to your messages right away, mostly likely we’re in the middle of meetings. Just leave us a text and we’ll get back to you as soon as we see it. Plus our Dad is also available all day (he’s retired) should you need anything.
Just a heads up, we love hanging out with our guests and listen to their stories, so if you have a moment, we’ll be more than happy to have you for dinner or coffee or drinks.

The neighborhood

The building is home to professionals, government officers and retirees. You’ll be surrounded by tasty local food and friendly neighbors.
Ben Thanh market with its myriad of fresh produce and local delicacies is just 5 mins walk away.
Other attractions such as Notre Dame, City Hall, Opera House, Post Office, Museums, etc. are less than 2.5$ cab/Uber drive from our place.

Getting around

If you’re feeling local, you can try the bus, which is right in front the building. You’ll have no problem finding a cab in this area.
Uber & Grab Taxi are highly recommended. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, try Grab Bike or Uber Motor (motorbike taxi on demand) for a change.

Other things to note

The apartment is antique, which means it’s been around before elevator was popular, which means, you’ll need to climb two short flights of stairs to get to it. It’s actually not a lot of work (trust me, I almost failed high school physical education class!).

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM – 11PM.

** Please read the house rules carefully & agree before booking. Do let us know if you have any questions.**

1. CHECK IN: after 3:00 PM
CHECK OUT: before 12:00PM (noon)
Flexible check in/out time depends on calendar availability. Please let us know in advance.
We will always be there at check in and out to deliver and receiving the keys.

2. ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE APARTMENT. According to local law, we must register our Airbnb guests with the building management & local authorities. The hosts and building management have the right to turn away unregistered guests at any time, no questions asked. STRICTLY NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS.

3. WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PROSTITUTION, DRUGS AND OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. Any guests caught violating this rule will be reported immediately to the police and asked to leave our premise without any refund.

4. GATES CLOSED AT 11:30 PM. Our apartment is in a local residential area so the security will close the gates at exactly 11:30 PM everyday. If you arrive late, please knock gently on the door and give the security guard a tip. Do not shout or make loud noises and also if you come back late, please go as a group all at once, not at different times.

5. WE’RE NOT A HOTEL. Plus, Saigon is hot and humid all year round, food and drinks should be covered and put in the refrigerator when not consumed. Leaving food/drinks and dirty dishes on the table, or kitchen will attract unwanted ants. Please use the provided cleaning products to keep our home clean and tidy.

6. Kindly keep the noise down, especially during noon time and after 9:00PM.

7. Smoking is allowed in the upstairs balcony only. DO NOT put the cigarette ash in our plants.

8. Don’t forget to lock the door, close the windows & turn off electricity & aircon when you leave the apartment.

9. Children need to be supervised at all time. Pets are accepted but only with permission PRIOR to booking.

10. Please be mindful that the flowers and decorations are not to be removed or misplaced.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

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 43 reviews
by AngesDiep (Vietnam) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

Nhien & Duc, who had recommended us to open our house door to welcome all travelers who travel to Vietnam and want to have a “Homestay” experience. Nhien had helped us a lot when we decided to join airbnb community. So there is no doubt for us at all when we had decided to stay at her place. Amazing! Amazing! Stepping into her place I immediately understood and absolutely agree with all the previous guests has rated for Nhien & her place “Five Stars”. Spacious, clean and beautiful! Nhien & Duc even extended their support us before we booked their place, guided us with useful information and waited for us until late evening to open door and welcomed us. That’s more than what we’d expected. Highly recommend!

by Tim (Toronto, Canada) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

This was a wonderful apartment for me and my friends. It is a huge space, is close to good food and nightlife, and was very clean and well-equipped

by Xin Yi (Singapore) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

The apartment is at a great location, near to the walking street and 10 mins walk away from Ben Thanh Market. The rooms are spacious and clean, with big king-sized beds and other necessary amenities e.g. washer and dryer. The hosts were also very helpful and friendly - they even prepared a comprehensive guide for our stay in HCMC! The only downside is that there’s no elevator so we had to climb up two full flights of stairs with our baggages, but most apartments in HCMC are like that anyway. Overall a great find, would highly recommend!

by Eden (Moosomin, Canada) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

Thus was a clean, stylish and comfortable home. Lots of space for a large family or group. I have recommended this to friends and will continue to do so in the future.

by Dcarlton (Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

An Nhien and her husband were a dream. From speaking to Uber drivers to spot on recommendations, they were top notch. The apartment was clean and comfortable. About a 10 minute walk to Ben Tanh, the apartment was in a great location. Food and beverages available until all hours of the evening just around the corner, accompanied by fire breathing entertainment to boot. However, it is impossible to hear all of the commotion from the apartment. A huge plus. I was visiting with 4 other adults and we were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend An Nhien's apartment to anyone who is looking for spacious, relaxing and convenient accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City.

by Anthony (New Jersey, USA) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at An Nhien's apartment. We were two families (9 adults) traveling from the US and HCMC was our first stop. We wanted a central location for the first 2 days while everyone worked through jetlag. The apartment is located in the center of District 1 which is walking distance to many of the tourist locations. The apartment is clean and beautiful. This comes as a bit of surprise after an entrance off a main street, through a moto-bike storage area, up two flights of stairs that are in need of some fresh paint. We were met by Nhien and Duc who we determined to be some of the nicest people on the planet! They showed us around the lovely apartment and answered a million questions about Saigon, food, shopping. The apartment was very clean, recently outfitted, with very nice beds. Coming off a long trip, the air-conditioning and nice showers were very welcome. Amongst the renovations were great windows that overlooked the busy cityscape and kept out the street noise. They had large bottles of water waiting for us along with instant coffee. Throughout the process, Nhien was extremely responsive to any and all questions and this included our time in Saigon. The wifi worked great and we were able to quickly get advice. We had an early flight out to Siem Reap at the end of our stay. Nhien and Duc met us at the apartment at 5:30am and had arranged transportation to the airport. The apartment was a perfect launch point for our vacation. It easily accommodated 9 people with three bedrooms, 2 showers and ample AC. We would highly recommend this AirBnB.

by Adoni (Singapore) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

Very good host, always available to help us with any question we had

by Fiona (Dora Creek, Australia) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

Duc and Nhien were great, lots of communication before arrival and Duc met us at check in to show us around the apartment. Perfect location for checking out central HCM, close to markets and eat streets. Great fun watching the traffic from the apartment, (double glazing so very little noise). 

by Loni (California, United States) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

An's place was great. It was my second time staying there. Very clean, spacious and in a great location.

by Loni (California, United States) on Unique Penthouse Central District 1

We had an amazing stay at An' s place. It's very close to everything and the place is very clean. Our flight was delayed and my group of 7 didn't get to check in until 2 am, our host was very accommodating and met us there with a smile. Very spacious, my whole group slept comfortably. We will definitely stay here again. Pictures are accurate.

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