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Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City: best areas and hotels

Staying in Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) without spending a lot of money is possible. Vietnam itself is very cheap, but in Ho Chi Minh the costs are somewhat higher if we compare them with other cities such as Hue, Da Nang or Hanoi.

Located to the south, Ho Chi Minh is the largest, most modern and most populous city in Vietnam. There are many areas to stay, although several factors must be taken into account before choosing.

In this post I talk about the best areas and hotels to stay in Ho Chi Minh.

How many days is recommended to stay in Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in the country and with many interesting places to visit. Not only in the city limits, but on the outskirts there are essential visits such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. At least I advise you to stay 3 nights / 4 days.

You will need a full day to visit the Mekong Delta, half a day to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, and 2-3 days to visit the city.


1. Dong Khoi (District 1), the best area to stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Dong Khoi is the most famous street in Ho Chi Minh City. It is located in District 1, the center of the city. Staying on this street and its surroundings is a good option. Although any accommodation within this district has a good location. To move around the center of Ho Chi Minh you must walk or take a taxi. Remember to get into metered taxis.

The prices are quite cheap. You can find 4-star hotels with swimming pools for 40 euros per night in a double room. Although the prices vary depending on the location, the services, etc… There are 3-star hotels between 20 and 35 euros per night. Double and hostels for 5 euros per night.

Some great options where to stay in Ho Chi Minh District 1:

District 2, a good option if you want to stay in a quiet area of ​​Ho Chi Minh

Also very central, near district 1, you have the option of staying in district 2. It is a much less chaotic area, without so much traffic going around 24 hours a day.

The main advantage of this district is that you will be only 6 kilometers from the center, but in some accommodations you will have the feeling of being in a paradisiacal place due to its tranquility, many even have garden space, beautiful terraces with swimming pools, creating an oasis in the center .

Walking you will be about 20 minutes from downtown. Although you have taxis for little money that will bring you nothing closer to district 1. The hotels in this area are much more luxurious and much more expensive. Although they are not exaggerated prices.

Some Great Lodging Options in Ho Chi Minh's District 2:

District 3, modern accommodation options with very cheap prices

This area, about a 15-minute walk from the center, is a good option if you are looking for modern, category hotels with relatively cheap prices.

You can find 4-star hotels with swimming pools for 60 or 65 euros per night, in a double room. Although depending on the season you can find better deals.

The Turtle Lake area and its surroundings is a very lively area at night. With bars and street food stalls.

Some great accommodation options in Ho Chi Minh District 3:


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