by: Robelyn M. Yambao
In every travel I made, I always book my hotel using this website because I can find much cheaper room rate here and it is free. You don't need to pay in advance for booking your hotel though I am not getting a commission on this post I still wanna recommend this to travelers out there. But if you wanna cancel your booking you need to give notice in advance because they will charge you if you cancel a day before your arrival so, better ahead of time in cancelling your stay. Another thing is that, you need to give your credit card info when booking in this site for assurance of your hotel booking but don't worry, they won't charge you. You will pay the room rate cost stated in your booking when you arrive in the hotel or when check-out time. So, check the site for cheap room in every country you visit.
GRAND VIEW GUEST HOUSE
The above picture is the address and map of our guest house we chose from booking.com, we went there for two nights. But, when we arrived there the In-charge that time couldn't find our booking in his computer. So, what we did was asking him if there's still available room for us and how much is their rate. He told us $5 a night. We did not show this booking to him so we grab that room and we save half of our budget. We recommend this guest house in Cambodia because it is cheap but they don't have elevator, you need to use the stairs and the room we got is just okay not fancy.
TIPS: Once you arrive in Cambodia, you need to call them and let the Tuktuk driver talk to them for instructions on how to get there because some drivers have a hard time to understand English and some are not familiar with places or exact address of the hotel.
In our experience, I asked a lady in a store about the address of our guest house and she volunteered to call the guest house for me. Then, the staff in the guest house asked me to get a tuktuk and let the driver talk to him.
HOA SEN GUEST HOUSE
This guest house was also booked in this site. We never had bad experience in the said guest house. We arrived very early prior to check-In time but they have In-charge awake and ready during that time. We arrived at dawn time in Nha Trang Beach Vietnam by the way. We paid our room the same rate stated in booking.com when we check-out, no hidden charges. They don't have elevator, only stairs but the room is good.
This website was our first time in using to book our hotel in coming to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). This is not free booking. We used credit card to pay our voucher and they sent the receipt through email. If you choose to pay in advance your room through your credit or debit card, this is good to try in coming to Vietnam. They also serve visa processing but we did not use it in getting our visa.
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