From $30 per night

We're a three room B&B located in the laid-back Da Kao neighborhood of District 1, 10 minute cab ride to the more touristy center. Our team is an eclectic collection of migrants and locals—all of us food lovers, coffee enthusiasts, creatives and seekers of culture and good design. Bunker is an amalgamation of our backgrounds: an immersive experience of life in the modern iteration of Saigon. As our guest, even if you're here for only a day—we like to think you’re living, not visiting.

Your space

Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property Type: Private room in villa
Room Type: Private room


/ The love child of Los Angeles and Saigon. /

Bunker is a bed, breakfast, and bar. It’s inspired by the real, irreverent, and sometimes run-down neighborhood haunts of Chinatown, Los Angeles, where some of us grew up.

Designed to reflect not just the look, but the mood of such a space and time: the idea was to capture what an immigrant family would create in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, with no resources, no design sense, no Pinterest, no English skills, but a lot of love for food and the neighborhood where they make a living. (Bunker’s neighbors are invited to grab a free coffee every morning.)

The bedrooms keep their French colonial structure (we are in Ho Chi Minh City after all), but the interior decor is an irreverent mix of neon, aged wood, open bathtubs, books, and kitschy souvenirs collected from around the world — reminiscent of lodgings above Chinatown storefronts.

Our rooms are named The Suite, The Writer's Loft and The Studio. All of them are listed on AirBnB. You can see them by going to my host profile.


The Suite is an open plan room on the second floor, basically our master bedroom. It has a tropical Indochine style with colonial bay windows giving it a bright, cool afternoon breeze kind of feel. There’s a comfy king size bed, Scandinavian furniture and a luxurious standalone bathtub framed by palm fronds. The Suite is equipped with an ensuite toilet. You're also welcome to use our spacious shared bathroom if you wish.


Our breakfast bar is tucked below the rooms and extends out into the garden courtyard. While paying homage to the 90s era vibe, Bunker wanted to bring the quality of the food to today’s standards. Hot dogs and burgers are made using freshly baked buns from a local bakery. Hamburger patties and potatoes wedges are homemade and hand cut, respectively. Even the coffee is extracted from single-origin beans from Da Lat, Vietnam.

It’s our version of a straight off the block menu, filled with honest LA comfort food, plus some special touches such as lemon and peppermint cold brews. Our guests can enjoy 10% discount on all the items on the menu.

Guest access

You're welcome to enjoy all the facilities we provide. Please don't enter the kitchen, let us do the work for you.

Interaction with guests

During the opening hours of the bar, our young and friendly staff would love to share the coolest things going on in the city with you.

The neighborhood

District 1 is not famous for being quiet. However, Da Kao, our neighborhood, provides an unique laid-back but up-and-coming vibe. Surrounded by many great places, whether you want traditional Vietnamese street food, hip cafés or bars, you can be there in less than 15 minutes walking.

It's also a nice 20 minute walk to Notre Dame, a 10 minute walk to the Saigon Zoo and a 5 minute walk to the famous love temple that Obama visited in 2016.

Getting around

Taxi Cabs are really easy to hail when you're out on the main street. Grab Motor and Car (share-ride app) is also available, cheap and popular.

Only use Mai Linh or Vinasun branded taxi. They're the most reliable companies.

Walk distance to:

• The Saigon Botanical Garden ( 10 mins)

• The Notre Dame & Independence Palace (20 mins)

• The War Remnants Museum (20 mins)

• Ngoc Hoang Pagoda ( 5 mins)

• Thi Nghe Market (200 years old legacy market) (15 mins walk, 5 mins taxi)

Other things to note

In case of all Bunker's rooms are booked up, we just opened a new beautiful space near-by called CAMP which's just 5 minute away from Bunker. Please go to my host profile to check it out.

House rules

- Please do not smoke inside the room. You're free to smoke in the common living area.

- Please turn off Air Conditioning when you're going out. Let's make our Earth greener.

- No shoes inside. We will provide you with indoor slippers.

- Have fun and chat with our bar staffs for travel insights.

243 Reviews on Airbnb

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We really enjoyed our stay at The Bunker. The space was very well decorated and large. We enjoyed staying in The Suite, which comes with a private toilet. We still used the communal shower, which was always open when we needed it. The bed was really comfy and the space had all the amenities/toiletries we would need. The restaurant was super good - some of the best non-Vietnamese food we’ve had in the country after being here 3 weeks.

The location is close to a few cute cafes and restaurants, but a ways out from downtown and all the nightlife. We walked downtown once which took about 30 minutes and used the Grab ride service app frequently. The room is right above the restaurant, so a bit noisy with the music on in the morning and into the night, but earplugs were provided in the room and we used a white noise app.

Overall, great stay for our time in Saigon with super easy communication and very good value for the price.

Loved staying here!! Bunker was amazing and the room was beyond our expectations. We loved the studio concept and location. Within walking distance or a short drive to so many places. Also the food is AMAZING. Definitely would recommend staying here!

This is the place to stay if you're visiting Saigon for a few days.

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