A Piece of Luxury on a Budget
This hostel is more than you can imagine. As I embarked on this Solo Travel in Saigon, I needed to make sure that the place I’m staying is safe, comfortable and homie. I’m also looking for something that’s unique where most people don’t go and far from the busy streets of Saigon.
I found The Common Room Project quite interesting the first time I heard it from The Fat Kid Inside, Erwan Heusaff. So I dug into their website TCRP to find out what this project is all about and fell into it already.
Just like the owners of this hostel, I like the comfort of hotels offer yet I also love the social elements hostels provide which to me is the most important as a solo traveler. So why not bring the two worlds together and create something in between?
What does this mean for you?
Hidden in a narrow passageway, there are these green doors I never thought a hostel would look like. That’s surprising for me! Behind those green doors I found a lush green oasis; welcoming and chill yet warm. Although, I was greeted past midnight after maybe 15 minutes of waiting, it was worth the wait as I had time to think and share this on my IG Story (b.globalcitizen) and absorb all the quietness this night has to offer.
Beyond this oasis is where unique ideas, relationships and memories are formed. A place to call home and hang out when chillaxing seems like the right thing to do. I wish I had stayed longer to meet more new friends, get to know them each and photograph them.
When I woke up, I ordered my breakfast which they cooked in front of me. You may even join them while they make it. It was so cool! Their dining area is really made for interaction. The bird cage lamp was a brilliant idea and very innovative. The reception and living area are both fantastic!
How far from the Airport and How much?
TCRP is located at District 5. Geez that’s far, right? But don’t be bothered! I didn’t even feel it when I got here! By motorbike, everything just feels near here and fast and cheap- a sign of a growing economy!
For two nights, I only paid $22 for my mixed dorm room. It was a TET holiday when I stayed here so basically this place wasn’t on peak season which was good.
If you decide to stay here, you may check their availability and book here: TCRP Booking.
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