Ho Chi Minh or Saigon is one of Vietnam’s bustling cities. From the endless streams of motorbikes coming from every direction (really, where are they all coming from?), to the designer malls and tall skyscrapers all the way to the tiny streets filled with street food. Between the old buildings representing remnants of the turmoil that they went through as a city and country to the relaxed organized chaos that seems to engulf the streets, Ho Chi Minh is definitely a place that has a lot to offer. Being that this is one of the bustling cities in Southeast Asia, we decided to put together a list of the best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam for both hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Ho Chi Minh

GoCo Hostel

Saigon Backpackers @ Pgam Ngu Lao

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Double Room

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 10-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market

Price Range: $7 a night

This budget hostel is a great place to spend a couple of days for those that are looking for a clean but affordable place to sleep. The dorm rooms are clean, the staff are all very helpful and the location is super! Located right by Pham Ngu Lao Street which is a big backpacker area, the hostel is just a 10-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market and a 15-minute walk from the beautiful Opera House and Central Post Office. The dorm beds aren’t paper thin which is always a big plus! They also give out free coffee, tea, and bananas to guests which is a nice touch. (Prices start at $7 a dorm room bed)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Hostel World

Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: District 1 Bui Vien

Price Range: $4-8 a night

For those that are looking to spend a few nights in an unusual place, look no further. These futuristic capsules make the perfect place to relax and get a good night’s sleep. The capsules are all equipped with a flatscreen tv and air conditioning. The capsules are perfect for those that are looking for a bit of privacy as well. Some people have commented that the mattresses are a bit too thin for their liking but you can be the judge of that as we found them reasonable. Apart from the capsules, they also have double rooms available for couples. (Prices start at $8 a night for a capsule while the double rooms run at $22 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

GoCo Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Double | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: E1.4 km from Tao Dan Park

Price Range: $8-30 a night

This hip and stylish hostel is a few minutes walk from the backpacker’s area so you are close enough to party without having loud music blaring all the time. The hostel is well decorated and is pretty modern. The rooms are well maintained and kept clean. They have a variety of rooms from dorms to double beds, to family rooms which is perfect for those that are traveling in large groups. All in all, we highly recommend checking this place out! (Prices start at $8 a night for a dorm while double rooms run at $30 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Hostel World | Agoda

Top Rated Hostels in Ho Chi Minh | Hostelworld

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Townhouse 373 Saigon

Townhouse 373 Saigon

Quick Info
Room Type: Single| Double| Triple | Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Ben Thanh Market is 1.1 km away

Price Range: $9-27 a night

This place is one of our top picks on where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for those that are on a budget. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the staff are amazing and the whole area is kept quite clean! Located in a pretty central area, places like the Ben Thanh Market isn’t too far away. The breakfast that comes with the place is absolutely delicious and is such a nice touch for such a budget-friendly place. Definitely highly recommended. (Prices start at $27 a night for two people with breakfast. They also have dorms which run for $8.50 a night with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

My Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin| Double| Triple

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Ben Thanh Market is 800 m

Price Range: $22 a night

This budget hotel is perfect for those that are looking for comfort and affordability. Located in the heart of the backpacker’s district, this hotel is conveniently located close to all the tourist attractions. The rooms are all decorated differently which just adds more personality to the place. The place is close enough to the bars but is still located in a quite street. Definitely worth staying here! (Prices start at $22 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com 

Silverland Jolie Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral

Price Range: $75 a night

If you’re looking for a beautiful boutique hotel to stay at, this little-hidden gem is a great choice! The rooms are so beautifully decorated and luxurious. The hotel itself is only a 5-minute walk away from the Notre Dame Cathedral, and a 10-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market. The hotel has a rooftop pool and soaking there after a full day of exploring the city is a great way to end the day. This is one of our top picks for those looking to splurge a bit. (Prices start at $75 for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Ho Chi Minh

Hotel Nikko Saigon

Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Superior King | Twin | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1 km from Ben Thanh Market

Price Range: $137 a night

This hotel is one of the most esteemed and highly rated places to stay in Ho Chi Minh and rightly so as the service that you receive is very commendable. The staff here are always pleasant and helpful, helping you arrange things to do around Ho Chi Minh City. The rooms are well designed and have a good layout for functionality and comfort. The pool is quite small but the view from the rooms located in the top floors make up for it! Overall, a great choice for those that want to stay in district 1. (Prices start at $137 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Hotel Nikko Saigon

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double | Executive

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Now Zone Shopping Malll

Price Range: $180 a night

For those that are looking for a 5-star place to stay while still being affordable, we recommend Hotel Nikko Saigon which is exactly that and more. The rooms are luxurious and pleasant. The place also comes with an outdoor pool, a full spa, and a fitness center for those who want to get a workout in. Although a bit far from the tourist attractions, you can take a 5-minute cab ride to get there easily. The breakfast buffet of this hotel is also delicious and is one of our favorite parts of the hotel. (Prices start at $180 with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check:   Booking.com | Agoda

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 300m from Union Square

Price Range: $4-8 a night

Located conveniently in district 1, this hotel is well decorated and luxurious. The rooftop bar is one of our favorites in the city and chilling up there with a beer in hand after a long day of sightseeing is incomparable. The buffet breakfast is satisfying despite not having a lot of options. The rooms itself were great, having one of the most comfortable beds that we’ve experienced in Vietnam. Definitely worth checking this place out. (Prices start at $175 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Hopefully, this list will help you choose a place to stay that will fit and suit your travel budget. These places were recommended based on our personal experience and that of friends. Between the wide variety of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, finding a good place to stay is crucial so choose wisely!

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