We believe in the social connection that binds all of us and that this social connection is necessary towards building a more peaceful world. Therefore, our accommodations are designed with a focus on common space to encourage more social connections for our guests.
Guests at Christina’s can enjoy the privacy of their own self-sufficient apartments while at the same time have access to our common space where they can meet and share stories with other travelers around the world. The idea is not to take away the comfort of private space, but rather to add more to the travel experience via the common space where sharing is encouraged.
After all, sharing is caring and we hope you’ll join us.
If home is where the hearts are, then the kitchen is the hearts of our homes.
We are convinced that few things in life are more social than food. This is especially true when we visit a new country where everything can be different from where we come from.
The common kitchen, part of our common space, is a place where our guests can partake in a cooking class or share their recipes, connecting with travelers from around the world.
Our design is simple, functional, and beautifully social.
Having traveled extensively, we know what we care most about when choosing a place to stay: a clean bathroom and a comfortable bed. At Christina’s, we make them beautiful.
Steps from what you need, away from what you don’t want.
We pick our locations to provide guests with the best local experience without sacrificing comfort.
We believe the little things matter… and we think you'll agree.
From the little bonsai personalities to our super awesome linens, we focus on the tiniest details to ensure the most pleasant stay for our guests.
Our stay at Christina's was only supposed to be for 3 nights, but the team was so hospitable and the atmosphere so lively that we extended it to just over a week! I loved that there was such a great sense of community in the house and that other travelers plus the hosts would trade recommendations of where to visit and tips for navigating the city. With their help, we got to see and experience everything we wanted and more.
We stayed at 3 different houses throughout our stay in Vietnam with each having it's own uniqueness. In Hoi An, you're surrounded by nature and tranquility. The beach is a short bike ride away and the ancient town a short cab ride away. Both are must sees and the Christina's team can tell you where the best places to eat are. They also had a restaurant in the resort that had the most amazing view and garden. Tip: You must try the cao lau noodles which is a Hoi An specialty. The houses we stayed in Ho Chi Minh were steps away from shops and restaurants and close to the action. Lots of things are within walking distance, as long as you get over the fear of crossing the street without the guidance of traffic lights.
After exploring the city, returning to Christina's at the end of the day was super relaxing and felt like home. The beds were comfortable, room and bathroom were clean, and most importantly, the water pressure for the shower was strong :)
Highly recommend staying with them and will be booking with them again when it comes time for my Hanoi/Halong Bay trip.
very accessible location. close to all facilities.
The most unhotel - hotel experience we've ever had, the hosts at Christina's were warm, welcoming and friendly. The service was incredible, they organized tours with the local university students and recommended some of the best restaurant gems in the area. We especially loved the trip out to listen live jazz with the hosts performing! Great job Mike!
We loved the room - it was perfect for us, the space allowed us to feel right at home, and the extra space on the rooftop felt like we were escaping the bustling city below to enjoy a little peace and quiet.
Thank you again we absolutely loved Siagon!
Thank you very much for the hospitality and local knowledge. The team at Christina's (especially Duc) set out to make our stay as comfortable as possible and loaded us with local knowledge to ensure we saw/ate/did all there is in Ho Chi Minh. Cheers
We initially skeptical as we had to go through a back alley to get to the apartment. However, once we arrived everything as just great. Our host - Vanessa, was already waiting for us. A welcome note on the board just for us was a nice touch. We had 5 rooms for the five of us, the kids really loved their double-volume suite :-)
We also took on the Cu Chi Tunnel day trip, also organised by Christina's. Definite worth every penny!
We had a fabulous time and thao and her team made as feel welcomed and looked after. This apartment is brand new with a really good gym and pool. This place is about 15 mins into siagon.
From check in to check out our stay was faultless. The room was exactly as advertised. We were invited to "be at home" and for 3 very comfortable weeks we were at home. Friendly faces in the common areas, excellent fittings and furniture, laundry facilities, all within walking dstance of most of District 1 sights.
Communication was easy and regular with the staff.
From the moment we first communicated with Team Christina, I knew I was coming to my new home in Vietnam. The replies from the team came within seconds of any questions we had.
Upon arrival we were treated by Trevor, who was charming, knowledgeable and simply a pleasure to talk to, he showed us to our studio, which in a nutshell was exactly as pictured but nicer!!
The room was simply decorated but well designed, lighting was definitely well planned by whoever designed the room, it also was impeccably clean and better than any 5 star hotel! the bathroom was beautiful, they provided amenities such as toothpaste, soaps and even cologne!
The stay in the room was so comfortable we had a hard time getting up in the morning, bed was amazing and pillows were great too!
Refrigerator full of goodies and an honor system much appreciated, it was nice to come back and relax, not worrying about getting food or beverages back to the room.
Now, this is what we love Christina's the most, everyone there was incredibly helpful, Trevor helped us with all the tours we wanted to do, Thu was very informative, everyone treated us like we had known each other all our lives, what a fantastic experience.
As for location, we couldn't have picked a better part of the city, district one is full of color and you get the new, the old and the trendy within minutes walk, but if you feel like getting anywhere faster, taxis are abundant, motorbikes as well, if you dare to drive one, are everywhere!
I recommend Christina's 100%, it's really the only place I would consider if going back, which I am sure we will!!!
Thank you everyone for such a lovely stay and only one regret, not being able to stay longer!
Great apartment, really well presented & fantastic communication throughout the process. It was our first experience using airbnb & it couldn't have gone any better!
Nice apartment!nice host!
The room is nice, clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and honest. However, I was not clear how the cleaning service was charged while the service was not rendered during my stay.
All in all, it's great place to stay. Cozy and functioning.
Also, there is a convenience store in the same building. It's huge plus for me.
It's located in district 4, so you need to ride on taxi or walk some to go to any "posh" location.
But there're a lot of local food store around, especially Đường Vĩnh Khánh street at evening. Also Chợ Xóm Chiếumarket is 10 minutes walk.
Vinh is really quick to reply and friendly, that's really helpful too.
I'm a bit disappointed that the pool is closed at late night and no food/drink place. But pool itself is great.
I wish TV was in the living room instead of bedroom. Also there's no available outlets in bedroom, so it'll be better to prepare some electric tap.
Thu's apartment in District 1 was perfect. Conveniently located, clean and had everything you need for a really comfortable stay in a local Saigon neighbourhood. The team referred many great recommendations and I had an awesome time!
Great building. Walking distance to everything. Restaurant in lobby, club upstairs and a rooftop lounge. Pool access. Apartments that I used were all very clean and very accommodating for us. Views of the city and the hosts have been great all trip. We will definitely stay here with them again.
Our second stay was as good as first one. Great host, friendly and helpful. Hope to come back one day. Highly recommend!!!
Great location, near everything but still quiet with an alley life! Nice balcony for breakfasts or a beer at the end of the day :)
[In candor] I have been friends with Thu for 13 years since freshman year of college.
That being said, I have not seen him at all for the past 7 years since entering law school and was BLOWN AWAY when I came to visit Vietnam and had the privilege of staying at his guesthouse.
I can now add passionate host to reliable friend when I describe Thu. His passion and knowledge for making his guests feel absolutely comfortable is so cool. He introduced me to several awesome restaurants that I would never have been able to find without him, and just hearing him talk to his other two guests and talking to them about how he had treated them made me realize- this was not him treating me better because he knew me- he was being the sincere and caring host that he is with other guests too.
Anyway I am impressed.
From being picked up and riding on the back of his brothers' motorcycles to being invited to a local ping pong rec center by his friend Mike when I casually mentioned I liked to play, this was a perfect first Airbnb experience. I can't wait for more airbnb experiences and hope that they are all this good.
We had a very nice stay at Christinas. The hosts greet you with fruit when you arrive and they inform you of the surrounding attractions. They have a cleaner which was a bonus and great coffee across the street. Overall a great stay.
Had an awesome time here. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It's also in the perfect location. Literally in the middle of everything. 10/10 would stay again.
Great location and a sweet little pad, it was an enjoyable stay!
The studio is just perfect. It is super clean and the staff payed attention to details which made it perfect! The location is very central and you can also book tours through Onetrip adventures which is really recommendable.
I felt very welcome, the staff is super nice and helpfull. Just great!!
I first booked four nights and after a 2-day Mekong Delta tour with Onetrip I came back for one more night. I could leave my luggage for for the night when I wasn't there, which was very comfortable. Coming back I felt as welcome as the first time.
I would definitely recommend you to stay at Christina's house!
The loft room was very nice. Mike, the host, made me feel very welcome. He gave me the low down on the neighborhood and invited me out to a bar that night. I wanted to extend my stay, but it was already booked so I stayed at another one of his properties.
Walking distance to central of CBD and less than 5mins walk to QVM. Netflix & cooking pots was not available during our check-in (existing pots were dirty & rusty) but it was replace on the next day by the host. Very responsive host who address our issues we encounter during the stay. Apartment as shown in pics but do note, only washer available and no dryer. :) Overall a great stay!
It was a fantastic 7-day stay at Thu’s place. Love everything about it. The location is very central, convenient and serves as an excellent base to navigate the city. The room was comfortable in every way. Exceptional service. Highly recommend the motorbike tour to Cu Chi tunnel. Many thanks Thu and Thoai for being great hosts. Hope to see you again soon.
We have stayed 4 night from 4th to 8th of December 2014. It was our first booking via Airbnb. Stay at Lovely Studio Oasis set out expectations very high. It is extremly clean and nicely decorated place. Studio is located in center, D1 district, neighbourhood of local bars and resturants. Thoai and Mike welcomed us and gave us a lot of useful information that helped us a lot and made our stay more relaxed, e.g. where to exchange the currency, where to eat good food, what to visit, where to go out at night... We
've got recommendation for great tour to Chi chi tunells on a motorbike with local quides, don't miss it! Also, they took us on their motobikes to show us the city! So nice of them :-) We enjoyed our stay so much. In case my family or friends will visit Saigon, they will definately stay at Christina's.
It's my 2nd time living in airbnb and it makes me getting like airbnb more and more!
I have to say Truyen is so nice wz great hospitality, the location is very good, it's right in downtown area of district 1, Truyen has decorated his room thoughtfully, he even bought the pillow from Bangkok to make guests have a good sleep! I love the bed and the pillow!
Another great thing is that Truyen will give u a link on the best restaurants/bars, he collects these stuff diligently, I have been to the PHO and the Vietnam breakfast and even the PIZZA which Truyen told me, It's amazing taste!!!
Do live here next time, I will be back!!
Had a lovely time staying in the apartment! Was very clean with everything I needed. The balcony space is lovely and was perfect to relax on after a long day. The stove was not working while I was staying but a replacement stove was organised quickly and dropped off to me which was fine! Thanks again for my stay and to Alanah for all her help, I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a good central base in Melbourne just out of the CBD, would definitely stay again!
Our stay with Christina's was the best we have had! The place is wonderful, very comfortable and beautiful rooms and a nice pool. It is located at a quiet area outside of town, perfect for relaxation. the taxi into town is really cheap, and a bike ride to the beach takes only 5 minutes. Breakfast is served every morning; a buffet with fresh fruits, juices, yoghurt, eggs cooked by a chef, local food and bread.
apart from the comfortable stay, what made this Airbnb so good was the staff. They're not only there to help you, but they actually want to build a community and make this place a social meet-up. they are really nice, as well as all the guests around.
We were sad leaving this place, and would recommend it to anybody!
Tung was very friendly and helpful. He made sure someone was there to greet us when we arrived. He replied promptly to all our queries, gave us useful information and organised some great tours for us. Nothing was too much trouble. It felt like we had a safety net in a foreign country. Would definitely recommend.
Hallo, wir waren begeistert von Thu und seinen Brüdern. Tolles Zimmer gehobener Standard, sehr gastfreundlich, location bestens , falls wir wiederkommen ist es unsere erste Adresse. Good value for money.
Great host. Friendly people. Hassle free. Modern and Clean. Good Location too
Good location and modern apartment. Had trouble getting in due to cleaner locking key box and there was difficulties contact the crew, but eventually it worked out.
Candy was a great host! She was super helpful and flexible with our arrival and departure. She answered our questions via the airbnb app in an extremely timely manner. She gave great recommendations for food and activity.
The home was clean and comfortable. If there wasn't all of Hanoi to explore just outside, I would have stayed in the whole time! It is at the top of a set of stairs so it is secluded and quiet. The rest of the building seems to be inhabited by her family and everyone I encountered in the building was kind.
The homestay is in a great location to get to many things in Hanoi. I especially enjoyed being on a street with so many banh mi options! It is a quick walk to many stores, tour agencies, and the lake.
I would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend the home and the host!
The host was very kind and friendly! The loft apartment was clean and beautiful,the bed was comfortable,and the hotel was in a very good location,provide a lot of convenience. Mike rented a motorcycle for me. This was the first time I rode a motorcycle, and it was a completely new experience of freedom.This is a beautiful memory.Thanks all!~~I'll be back~~:P
As per previous stays, the place was as good as before and the team at Christina's did really take note of your recommendations.
Perfect place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City. The location is great and the rooms are beautiful and clean. Thu is an amazing host and helps you out with anything you need. Highly recommended.
Everything about this apartment truly charmed us. The elite team of great hosts, the cozy and modern room, the spotlessness, the fun parties and the location. The check-in process was very unique as one of the team, Van, greeted us and gave us such invaluable advice on restaurants and sightseeing tours. The lobby events, like a Banh Mi Tasting, by Christine's team for the guests were also cool and fun to experience. The great location is tucked away, but secured, in a corner alleyway within walking distance to the bustling Vietnamese street food scene. If laundry needs to be done, then a washer/dryer is provided. Their philosophy of a memorable social experience between the guest and host excelled. This AirBnb has become one of our favorite places in the world to stay and would definitely book a trip to HCMC again just to stay there!
The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The apartment was close to markets and restaurants. The rooftop patio was sublime for breakfast or an evening beer. Downstairs kitchen was a nice touch to prepare snacks. The price was a bit high for the area/size/quality of room for Vietnam.
Staff is friendly, building is modern and newly remodeled, great neighborhood with plenty of things to do.
Lovely place! We loved it