Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), from Resorts to Hostels

Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling metropolis. Its main sights and temples are rather spread out, so it can be tough to decide where to stay.

Whether you are either going to Ho Chi Minh City for a holiday, backpacking, or decided to move to Vietnam, this article will help you find an accommodation that matches you budget and needs.

If you’re staying longer, then also see our article covering the cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City!



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In this article, we listed accommodations for every type of traveller. We have luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh City if you want to splurge, mid-range hotels for getting the basics but also enjoying comfort and pampering, and hostels for backpackers on the budget, which is also a great way to meet other travellers.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon is famous for 5-star hotels in Vietnam mostly because it’s a business centre for accommodation international brands and companies. If you want to splurge a bit during your visit, here is a list of the best luxury hotels to choose from in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hotel Nikko Saigon

Top Features:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • 1.2 km 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


  • Can be busy and chaotic during the day

Sherwood Residence

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


  • A little walk from the walking street

Norfolk Mansion – Luxury Serviced Apartment

Top Features:

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


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

Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection

Top Features:

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


  • Can be pricey for others

Pullman Saigon Centre

Top Features:

  • Most city-centred location
  • the best view of the city
  • Swimming pool and fitness centre
  • pure luxury


  • Busy street during peak hours due to the location 

Liberty Central Saigon

Top Features:

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


  • Located on a busy street

Best Mid-range Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

There are so many nice accommodations in Saigon that are within the budget. You can enjoy a little bit of luxury without spending too much while still able to experience a great location, awesome service, and a good night’s sleep after a long day of exploration.

Sabina Hotel & Service Apartment

Top Features:

  • Located in a quiet area of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Serviced apartment rooms, equipped kitchen
  • Spacious rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Affordable


  • 4 kms from the city centre

Ma Maison Boutique Hotel

Top Features:

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


  • 4 kms from the city centre

Huong Sen Hotel

Top Features:

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


  • Location can be busy during the day

Ohana Hotel

Top Features:

  • Very affordable for the city’s mid-range standard
  • 55 m from the city centre
  • Great for family, couples, and solo guests
  • Sophisticated room interior


  • could be loud or busy during peak hours

My Anh 120 Saigon Hotel

Top Features:

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


  • 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 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. Also, check our Best Vietnam Hostel compilation.

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


Hideout HostelLocated right at the backpacker’s street, free breakfast, rooftop bar
Drink prices can be a little pricey$7CHECK PRICES & REVIEWSCHECK PRICES & REVIEWS
Hangout HostelCheap, free breakfast, a few metres away from the backpacker’s street, free beersUnclean bathroom, and dorm rooms$6CHECK PRICES & REVIEWSCHECK PRICES & REVIEWS


Long Hostelfree breakfast, located at the backpacker’s street
City Backpackers HostelFree breakfast, clean rooms, great locationThe WiFi is not the fastest$7CHECK PRICES & REVIEWSCHECK PRICES & REVIEWS
Vy Da Backpackers Hostelgreat location, clean rooms, curtains in dorm roomsCan be noisy from the street during the day, no free breakfast,$7CHECK PRICES & REVIEWSCHECK PRICES & REVIEWS
Alleyway Hostelcosy reception area, free breakfast, curtains in dorm rooms, quiet locationno other common areas to hangout$7CHECK PRICES & REVIEWSCHECK PRICES & REVIEWS
Aloha SaigonAffordable, great location, good WiFiNo free breakfast, cheap mattress quality, not spacious$5CHECK PRICES & REVIEWS

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 the best Vietnam hostels. But if you are heading to Phnom Penh, check this border crossing guide or be adventurous and do motorbiking in Vietnam.


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