Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Pham Ngu Lao: Cheap hotels and guesthouses
This is the heart of Saigon's backpacker district with loads of cheap hotels and guesthouses to choose from.
Excellent choice373/10 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 0184;
Although they have moved to a new and larger location, Long Guesthouse, located next to the Thai Binh market at the end of Pham Ngu Lao, is still like a home away from home in Vietnam. More like ... Read the full review of Long Hostel.
A stand-out budget choice241/11/2 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 0067;
Ly Loan, a family-run guesthouse down an unexpectedly quiet Pham Ngu Lao alley, is a stand-out in an area crowded with competition. Rooms here are large compared to what you typically get and are ... Read the full review of Ly Loan.
Meet people before your coffee241/4 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 8337 0273;
Sharing an alley off Pham Ngu Lao with some similar themed hotels, Ngoc Thao Guesthouse is good value and one of the few guesthouses that offers a breakfast with the chance to meet fellow guests. ... Read the full review of Ngoc Thao Guesthouse.
Clean and friendly, though sans elevator219/8 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7937;
My My Arthouse is a clean, friendly guesthouse tucked a short walk down an alley off busy Pham Ngu Lao. Offering a variety of rooms from five-bed dorms through to private singles, this is a good spot ... Read the full review of My My Arthouse.
Clean and affordable196 Bui Vien, District 1
T: (08) 3837 0404;
Set in a central location off Bui Vien, Mini 5 is a solid choice for those after more comfort than the usual cramped digs of Pham Ngu Lao. Rooms come in a few different sizes, all of which get ... Read the full review of Saigon Mini 5.
Saigon's flashest hostel149 Bui Vien, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3836 9548;
Also known as Binh An, this spotless hostel is located right on Bui Vien in the heart of the backpacker district. Ten-person, air-con dorm rooms are available in male, female or mixed, and these ... Read the full review of Koniko Backpackers Hostel.
Cheap, clean, friendly241/32 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3920 3665;
Saigon is still quite thin when it comes to cheap dorm beds, but Saigon Youth Hostel fills this gap in the Pham Ngu Lao area. It's tucked down a narrow alley also home to several tiny ... Read the full review of Saigon Youth Hostel.
Sparkling new, male or female dorms373/20 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 0230;
Newly opened in the middle of Saigon's busy backpacker area, Saigon Backpackers Hostel is attempting to fill the void of traditional hostel dorms in the city. Here you can get a bed in either a male ... Read the full review of Saigon Backpackers Hostel.
Small and sweet, but not for late nights283/4 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 4588;
Located in the heart of Saigon's backpacker area, Bich Duyen Hotel is somewhat the missing link between the smaller guesthouses or hostels and the larger hotels in Pham Ngu Lao. While it is smaller, ... Read the full review of Bich Duyen Hotel.
Low on style, high on comfort241/11/6 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 3551;
Down a narrow alley in the heart of Pham Ngu Lao, nondescript Vy Khanh has become one of Pham Ngu Lao's best budget choices. Only four standards in the main building and two superiors in a separate ... Read the full review of Vy Khanh Guesthouse.
Go for the main building28/4 Do Quang Dau, District 1
T: (09) 1363 6737;
A cheap spot for a bed in Saigon's busy backpacker area, Kim's Place sits just 10 metres down an alley off Do Qiang Do. Four-bed dorms, with a small, shared bathroom, as well as private rooms are ... Read the full review of Kim's Place.
Friendly and family-run, quite newMini-Hotel Alley, 40/18 Bui Vien St, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7495;
Kim Hotel, hidden among several other spots, is a budget-friendly hotel that has become popular for its clean rooms and quiet atmosphere. It's run by friendly Mrs Kim who is more than happy to help ... Read the full review of Kim Hotel.USD 10 to 20 13 votes Flashpacker
New name, basically the same70 Bui Vien St, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3837 9855; F: (08) 3836 9569
Formerly known as the Phan Lan Guesthouse, Seventy Hotel is the new name for the recently renovated hotel on Bui Vien. The rooms here can be pretty cosy with some single rooms making you wonder how ... Read the full review of Seventy Hotel.
Labyrinthine hostel31 Bui Vien St, District 1
T: (08) 3836 8830; F: (08) 3836 8829
Yellow House Hotel sits on busy Bien Vien in a large, labyrinthine building with rooms packed deep inside. Rooms are small, uninspiring and most could use a good cleaning. Noise is an issue, but more ... Read the full review of Yellow House Hotel.Under USD 10 6 votes Backpacker
Pham Ngu Lao: Midrange and up
While traditionally Saigon's budget accommodation area, there are some good midrange hotels around Pham Ngu Lao too.
Great midrange value40 Bui Vien St, District 1
T: (08) 3837 8087; F: (08) 3837 8088
Located just a stone's throw from De Tham and the heart of Pham Ngu Lao, the An An Hotel provides a step above its surrounding competition. Rooms are very large, with air-con, mini-fridge, TV, and ... Read the full review of An An Hotel.USD 20 to 50 7 votes Midrange
Small rooms but some style28/12-14 Bui Vien, District 1
T: (08) 3920 4899;
Down a small alley off busy Bui Vien in Saigon's backpacker district, Lac Vien Hotel offers a slight step up over budget hotels in the area, still keeping reasonable prices. The hotel looks like a ... Read the full review of Lac Vien Hotel.
Great staff, great rooftop terrace140 Cong Quynh, District 1
T: (08) 6291 2860;
From the outside Xuan Mai Hotel may look like nothing special, perhaps even a little rundown, but this is a perfect case of not judging a book by its cover, as the hotel inside is one of the nicest ... Read the full review of Xuan Mai Hotel.
Get in quick241/31 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7920;
Small Dien Anh Guesthouse, in an alley between Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien, is a great spot to stay if you're lucky enough to snag one of their few rooms. The couple who owns and operates the ... Read the full review of Diep Anh Guesthouse .
A more professional sleep102/1A Cong Quynh, District 1
T: (08) 3836 1008; F: (08) 3838 9599
Slightly removed from the central backpacker area and its noise, Saigon Mini is the first of what has become a small chain of sister hotels throughout Saigon. Marketed as a business-oriented hotel, ... Read the full review of Saigon Mini 1.USD 20 to 50 2 votes Midrange
A rare midrange offer in Pham Ngu Lao233 Pham Ngu Lao St, District One, Saigon
T: (08) 3838 5584;
One of the Saigon backpacker area's few true midrange options, the Elios Hotel stands tall as a rare three-star establishment on Pham Ngu Lao. The Elios is more typical of a hotel you'd find in ... Read the full review of Elios Hotel.USD 50 to 100 3 votes Toprange
Stands out among its neighboursMini-Hotel Alley, 40/13 Bui Vien St, District 1
T: (08) 3836 9048;
Happy Inn has two locations on Bui Vien Street. This one, a 10-room spot on Mini-Hotel Alley, instantly stands out among its surrounding competition with a real hotel lobby. The rooms are nicer too, ... Read the full review of Happy Inn.USD 20 to 50 17 votes Midrange
Regal building, reasonable rates27-29 Bui Vien, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 38383 9898;
Opened in 2012 in the heart of the backpacker district, the Aston's cream-coloured outer walls, lobby and neatly uniformed staff give the impression that it's going for an upscale crowd. In fact, ... Read the full review of Aston Hotel.
Flashpacker digs266 De Tham, District 1
T: (08) 3920 9605;
Opened in mid 2012, the midrange New Pearl offers a central location near the famous Sinh Tourist on De Tham, right in Pham Ngu Lao, but bucks the area's backpacker trend. Rooms come in three ... Read the full review of New Pearl Hotel.
Go streetside for the people-watching187 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3823 9269;
One of the few three-star hotels in Saigon's backpacker area, Liberty 3 Hotel is one of four Liberty properties. Walking in to the Liberty you can tell you're not in budget digs, with the lobby large ... Read the full review of Liberty 3 Hotel.
A step up from the usual283/11-13 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 6407;
Just a short walk down a small alley filled with hotels and guesthouses, Ngoc Minh Hotel offers a step up from your regular backpacker digs. In the downstairs lobby you'll see a traditional reception ... Read the full review of Ngoc Minh Hotel.
A solid offering283/6 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3837 8749;
Located in the centre of the backpacker area, Phan Lan 2 Guesthouse, not to be confused with the former Phan Lan on Bui Vien, is another solid guesthouse at a decent price. The look is rather drab, ... Read the full review of Phan Lan 2 Guesthouse.
Go for a front room62 Bui Vien, District 1
T: (08) 3836 4852; F: (08) 3836 8538
Beautiful Saigon Hotel, spitting distance from the heart of Pham Ngu Lao, offers rooms and service beyond typical backpacker fare. Rooms in the front of the hotel are light and airy, complete with ... Read the full review of Beautiful Saigon Hotel.
Great service, a touch compact195 Bui Vien St., District 1
T: (08) 3920 6992; F: (08) 3920 3436
On the quiet end of Bui Vien, Duc Vuong Hotel makes you feel like part of the family. The friendly, helpful staff provide exceptional service for a midrange stop. The rooms are clean and adequately ... Read the full review of Duc Vuong Hotel.
Friendly staff, watch the noise102/1 Cong Quynh, District 1
T: (08) 3836 5400;
Green Suites, a new and modern addition to the Pham Ngu Lao area, has quite large rooms and the decor offers a much higher end atmosphere than other hotels in the price range. Bathrooms are also an ... Read the full review of Green Suites.
Tour group favourite, but overpriced76 Le Lai St, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3822 8888;
A tour group and midrange business traveller favourite, the New World Hotel's location is convenient for both Saigon's famous Ben Thanh market and the backpacker area around Pham Ngu Lao Street — ... Read the full review of New World Hotel Saigon.
Superior facilities for its price range275A Pham Ngu Lao St
T: (08) 3836 8941; F: (08) 836 8812
With more than 100 rooms available, Vien Dong Hotel doesn't appear to belong in the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker area. The rooms at Vien Dong are similar to other three-star properties in the area and ... Read the full review of Vien Dong Hotel.
Midrange outside the ghetto18 and 35 Luu Van Lang, District 1
T: (08) 3827 7937;
City Hotel is one of a handful of decent places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City if you’re on a budget but don’t want to stay in the backpacker mecca of Pham Ngu Lao. Located just 50 metres from Ben ... Read the full review of City Hotel.
Popular choice with tour groups274-276 De Tham St, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3920 3993; F: (08) 3836 9886
In the centre of the action in Saigon's backpacker area, the large Orient Hotel sits on the northern end of De Tham Street. Rooms here come with the standard midrange amenities and fall on the ... Read the full review of Orient Hotel.
Co Giang and Co Bac St
This excellent alternative to the Pham Ngu Lao ghetto houses a cluster of guesthouses which appeal to those looking for a more hassle-free environment, or longer term visitors to Saigon.
A quiet option, great view171/22 Co Bac, District 1
T: (08) 3836 0089;
Hidden down a Co Bac alley, past the California Guesthouse, Ngoc Hue is a quiet alternative to the normally hectic Ho Chi Minh City. With space commonly available due to its location don't be ... Read the full review of Ngoc Hue Hotel.
Comfortable rooms171/32 Co Bac, District 1
T: (08) 3837 4260;
Slightly larger than its surrounding competition, Bich Hong proudly displays that it has comfortable rooms for rent, and it does. Situated at the end of the alley off Co Bac, the property faces a ... Read the full review of Bich Hong.
Comfortable but small178/32 Co Giang Street, District 1
T: (08) 3836 4717;
Ngoc Son Guesthouse is a cornerstone of the guesthouse-filled alley off Co Giang Street, as they offer competitively priced rooms and a decently priced motorbike rental service. One of the nicer ... Read the full review of Ngoc Son.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Solid low-budget option171/1E Co Bac, District 1
T: (08) 3836 8469;
A hundred metres down a quiet alley too small for cars to enter, Guest House Thanh does little to stand out among its nearby competition but still delivers a solid, low-budget option. Lesser known ... Read the full review of Guest House Thanh.
Popular choice178/20 Co Giang Street, District 1
T: (08) 3837 9589; F: (08) 3836 7973
Tucked away down a quiet and narrow alley, just outside of the backpacker area, Miss Loi offers a great deal to those who are willing to break free from Pham Ngu Lao. Rooms include necessary ... Read the full review of Miss Loi.
Functional and homely171/1 Co Bac, District 1
T: (08) 836 8351; F: (08) 836 8351
Kim Loan is a mid-size guesthouse that offers basic but comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates. Don't be put off by the steel-gated exterior on the narrow and quiet alley that connects Co ... Read the full review of Kim Loan.
"Such a lovely place..."171A Co Bac, District 1
T: (08) 3837 8885;
The anchor of Co Bac alley, the California is a fairly large spot that's divided into two buildings set across the alley from one another. Guesthouse 1 is the larger, more noticeable section, ... Read the full review of California Guesthouse.
Central Saigon: Mid-priced hotels
While the centre of Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 is the city's luxury hub, there are some mid-priced hotels available.
A better boutique offering208-210 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
T: (08) 2222 8888; F: (08) 2220 2121
Lavender Hotel is a small 66-room boutique hotel that offers a step up from other midrange hotels. Being a newer hotel has its advantages; the hotel is very modern, with an airy and spacious lobby. ... Read the full review of Lavender Hotel .
Modern, charming, and in a good location20 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1
T: (08) 3925 6651;
A budget option outside the backpacker area, Hong Vy 3 Hotel, the cheapest of the three Hong Vy hotels, sits just a short walk away from the sights of Saigon. The outside of Hong Vy 3 looks very much ... Read the full review of Hong Vy 3 Hotel.
Spacious and with elevator18 Dong Du, District 1
T: (08) 3822 8889;
Not to be confused with the Pham Ngu Lao hotel of the same name, the Ngoc Minh Hotel offers rooms on the opposite side of District One. Located near the Sheraton in the heart of Saigon, the hotel's ... Read the full review of Ngoc Minh Hotel .
Central and affordable270 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
T: (08) 3825 8698;
For travellers who can spare to shell out a few extra dollars a night, Ho Chi Minh City does have a handful of decent digs outside Pham Ngu Lao, such as Bloom Hotel, located in the centre of the city ... Read the full review of Bloom Hotel.
New and worth going for an upgrade13 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1
T: (08) 3830 0299; F: (08) 3830 0188
City Star Hotel is a newer two-star property located in the centre of Saigon. Being new means the facilities are clean and the decor is very modern. Like other hotels in the price range the rooms ... Read the full review of City Star Hotel .
High-end but not bank breaking288 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1
T: (08) 3823 0356; F: (08) 3823 0360
Sitting in the shadow of the New World Hotel, Tan My Dinh Hotel gives travellers a high-end option that doesn't break the bank. With 74 rooms this three-star, boutique hotel provides most everything ... Read the full review of Tan My Dinh Hotel.
Go for the bathrooms23 Thu Khoa Huan Street, District 1
T: (08) 3827 9888; F: (08) 3823 8135
Halo Hotel sits just spitting distance from Ben Thanh market. The central location makes exploring the city easy — and this is good because, although they are clean and stocked with standard ... Read the full review of Halo Hotel .
More charm than average for midrange26 Thi Sach Street, District 1
T: (08) 3827 2839; F: (08) 3827 2836
The first of a now popular midrange chain, the Asian Ruby sits as the fancier flagship of the group. Located in the heart of Saigon, a few blocks from the Saigon Opera House, it's decorated with more ... Read the full review of Asian Ruby Hotel .
Good value for the location100 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
T: (08) 3823 2683;
Although the default decision of most travellers visiting Saigon is to stay in the backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, HCMC has plenty of other hotels that won’t kill your pocketbook, especially if ... Read the full review of Ellyse Nga Khanh Hotel.
Avoid the windowless standards15 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1
T: (08) 3925 4824;
Hong Lien Hotel sits a short distance outside Saigon's busier tourist areas. Rooms have plenty of extra space and they have one of the bigger standards among budget spots in the area; so big that ... Read the full review of Hoang Lien Hotel .
Spacious but drab rooms230 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
T: (08) 3827 9276;
Spitting distance from the Ben Thanh market and the other Saigon landmarks, Thien Nhan offers a place to rest your head as you explore the city and little else. One of the cheaper hotels in the area, ... Read the full review of Thien Nhan Hotel.
Rare downtown budget find48 Mac Thi Buoi St, District 1
T: (08) 3822 2595 ;
A tall, narrow building located in Saigon's central business area, Thang Long Hotel is one of the few downtown hotels that accommodates travellers on a budget. Surrounded by many great restaurants ... Read the full review of Thang Long Hotel.USD 20 to 50 4 votes Midrange
Good budget option for the area271 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
T: (08) 3824 5323;
One of two budget ranged hotels in Central Saigon, Boss Hotel 2, formerly the Dai Loc Hotel, sits just a short distance away from Ben Thanh market on busy Le Thanh Ton. Although the hotel isn't much ... Read the full review of Boss Hotel 2.USD 20 to 50 3 votes Midrange
Central Saigon: Luxury hotels
The busiest area of District One is also Saigon\'s luxury hub and it is here that you\'ll find the fanciest (and most expensive) hotels.
Quite simply Saigon's best hotel2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3824 1234; F: (08) 3823 7569
Quite simply, the Park Hyatt is Saigon's best hotel. Opened in 2005, the Saigon Park Hyatt was a decade in the making and it was certainly worth the wait. Everything from the wooden plantation ... Read the full review of Park Hyatt Saigon.
A great spot -- oozes charm1 Dong Khoi St, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3829 5517; F: (08) 3822 9744
Dating back to 1925, the Majestic sits on what was once Rue Catinat (now Dong Khoi Street) and Quai de Belgique Street (now Ton Duc Thang Street) — an area both historic and very well suited for ... Read the full review of Hotel Majestic.
One of Saigon's top hotels88 Dong Khoi St, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3827 2828 ;
The Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers is one of the most popular hotels among business travellers to Saigon and boasts nearly 500 rooms. Reaching 25 storeys high, the new tower offers elegant studios ... Read the full review of Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers.
One of Saigon's best known hotels141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3829 2185; F: (08) 3829 6536
One of Saigon's best known hotels, the venerable Rex Hotel is a rambling affair bringing together the best and the not-so-best of Vietnamese hospitality and hotel facilities. Many US officers were ... Read the full review of Rex Hotel.
One of the top 100 luxury hotels in the world19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3823 4999; F: (08) 3823 4999
Voted one of the top 100 luxury hotels in the world by the Robb Report, the Caravelle Hotel, set on Lam Son Square opposite the Saigon Opera House, is one of the top properties in Saigon. The ... Read the full review of Caravelle Hotel.
But a fraction of its past charm132 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Saigon
T: (08) 3829 9201; F: (08) 3829 0936
One of Saigon's historic hotels, the 1880-built Continental is probably best-known for its starring role in the movie of the Graham Greene classic The Quiet American. The Continental Shelf has long ... Read the full review of Continental Hotel.
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