Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City:
Luxury Hotels, Mid-range Hotels, Hostels

where to stay in ho chi minh city

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Year after year, millions and millions of tourist are flying to Vietnam for a holiday, volunteering or moving abroad, Vietnam learned to cope up with it and managed to accommodate everyone. Which results in having too many options to choose from when deciding where you should stay. There are at least 10 places with good reviews but which one actually meets your needs?

You are either going to Ho Chi Minh for a holiday, backpacking, or decided to move in Vietnam, this article will provide the best list of where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City. From luxury hotels for lovers who are on honeymoon, mid-range hotels, hostels for young and on the budget travellers, or even homestays, you will find them all here.

What type of accommodation do you prefer? Check out the table of contents below for faster navigation or scroll past it to check the comparison table.

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WHERE TO STAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY?

Below are the best place to stay in Ho Chi Minh from different categories, to see more options for your preferred category, scroll below the table or use the table of contents above for a faster navigation.

BEST FOR

NAME HOTEL

PROS

CONS

DISTANCE FROM THE CITY CENTRE

# STARS

CHECK PRICES & REVIEWS

Best Luxury Hotel

Swimming pool, one of the most affordable on the list

Chaotic during the day due to the location

1 km

Best Luxury Serviced Apartment

Kitchen, dining room, swimming pool, close to nightlife area

Can be busy during the day due to the location

800 m

Best Mid-Range Hotel

Breakfast included, swimming pool

Can be noisy on the street during the day

800 m

Most Affordable Mid-range Hotel

Super affordable, great for family, couple, and solo guests

Extra few minutes walk to the city centre

1 km

Best Party Hostel

Free breakfast, well-located, affordable, rooftop bar

Can be loud at anytime of the day and night

1.2 km

Cheapest Hostel

Affordable, great location, good WiFi

No free breakfast, cheap mattress quality, not spacious

700 m

Best Relaxed-Vibe Hostel

free breakfast, well-located, quite & relaxed atmosphere

average hostel, a few minutes extra walk to the top attractions in the city

700 m

Best Luxury Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City


Top Features:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • 1.2 kms away from the city centre
  • A few minutes walk to the "must-see" in Ho Chi Minh city
  • One of the most affordable hotels on the list

Cons:

  • Can be busy and chaotic during the day

Top Features:

  • Swimming pool and kid's pool
  • Located not far from the city attractions but far enough at the busy walking street - Pham Ngu Lao
  • Fitness Facilities

Cons:

  • A little walk from the walking street

Top Features:

  • Serviced apartment
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Outdoor pool and fitness centre
  • Right at the city centre where attractions are walking distance only

Cons:

  • Can be very busy during the day due to the location

Top Features:

  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor pool and fitness centre
  • Boutique style
  • Rooftop bar

Cons:

  • Can be pricey to others

Top Features:

  • Most city-centred location
  • Colonial building
  • Swimming pool and fitness centre
  • Most affordable on the list

Cons:

  • Busy during the day due to the location 

Top Features:

  • Rooftop pool
  • Affordable bar
  • Health and fitness centre
  • Top-notch service

Cons:

  • Located on a busy street


Best Mid-range Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City


Top Features:

  • 500 m from Saigon river
  • Budget-friendly
  • Breakfast included
  • Hands-on owners/family hotel

Cons:

  • 4 kms from the city centre

Top Features:

  • Breakfast included
  • Swimming pool & fitness centre
  • Mid-range rate
  • 800 m from the city centre

Cons:

  • Location can be busy during the day

Top Features:

  • Very affordable - the cheapest on this category
  • 1 km from the city centre
  • Budget-friendly Vietnamese breakfast
  • Great for family, couple, and solo guests

Cons:

  • extra walk to the top attractions in the city (taxis are easy to grab)

Top Features:

  • 750 m from the city centre
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Affordable rooms (breakfast can be an add-on)

Cons:

  • Can be noisy on its street during the day

Best Hostels in Ho Chi Minh City

This section is divided into two parts, party hostels and a more quiet ones. We also listed each hostel's positive features and the negative so you can choose what's best for you.

RELATED POST: You may want this article about backpacking in Vietnam where we tackle every information you need to know.

DISCLAIMER: Hostels and booking sites may change prices without notice.

PARTY HOSTELS

HOSTEL NAME

PROS

CONS

PRICE PER DORM BED

BOOKING.COM

HOSTELWORLD

Flipside Hostel

Swimming pool on the rooftop, right at the backpacker street, free breakfast

Crowded location, not a lot of space at the bar

$8

Hangout Hostel

Cheap, free breakfast, a few metres away from the backpacker's street, free beers

Unclean bathroom, and dorm rooms

$6

Hideout Hostel

Located right at the backpacker's street, free breakfast, rooftop bar

Drink prices can be a little pricey

$7

RELAXED-VIBE HOSTELS

HOSTEL NAME

PROS

CONS

PRICE PER DORM BED

BOOKING.COM

HOSTELWORLD

Long Hostel

free breakfast, located at the backpacker's street

pretty average hostel

$6

City Backpackers Hostel

Free breakfast, clean rooms, great location

The WiFi is not the fastest

$7

Vy Da Backpackers Hostel

great location, clean rooms, curtains in dorm rooms

Can be noisy from the street during the day, no free breakfast,

$7

Alleyway Hostel

cosy reception area, free breakfast, curtains in dorm rooms, quiet location

no other common areas to hangout

$7

Sigoong Hostel

free breakfast, curtains in dorm rooms, rooftop place to hangout, great location

Thin walls can cause noise from outside coming in

$7

Aloha Saigon

Affordable, great location, good WiFi

No free breakfast, cheap mattress quality, not spacious

$5

I hope I helped you decide where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city during your visit. If you are going to keep travelling, check out this list of best Vietnam hostels. But if you are heading to Phnom Penh, check this border crossing guide or be adventurous and do a motorbiking in Vietnam.

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