Flag of Vietnam

Vietnam forum

online booking of hostel or hotel

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    hi,

    is it safe/reliable to book hostels/hotels thru "hostelworld.com".
    they recommended "orchid hotel" along chu van an(HUE) which cost abt SGD19/nite/pax. Need to be billed for 10% deposit in USD n additonal USD2 service charge.
    tats is my 1st nite stop in vietnam n i wana secure a room.
    so is the above a common web for online booking or any recommendation?

    thanks

    bello

    #1 Posted: 23/5/2007 - 10:53

  • Advertisement

  • exacto

    Joined Travelfish
    12th February, 2006
    Location United States
    Posts: 2415
    Total reviews: 47
    Places visited:
    At least 98

    ciao bello,

    i used the hostelworld.com website to book a room in athens a few years back and had no problems. the hotel has our reservation on hand when we arrived and we were charged the room fee minus the 10% deposit.

    you could always try to book directly with the hotel as well, if their website is set up to handle that.

    cheers.

    #2 Posted: 25/5/2007 - 09:05

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7080
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Like exacto, I've used HostelWorld previously without problem.

    #3 Posted: 25/5/2007 - 09:14

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Thanks guys!

    setting off this friday, rather excited n looking forward to my 1st backpacking trip. Will fly to hue upon reachin hcmc n will go ard these area including short strip to danang n hoi an. then fly back to hcmc for last 2 days. Thanks again for your kind advise n will bring back my sweet experiences to share.

    cheers..

    bello

    #4 Posted: 28/5/2007 - 13:34

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    ya. by the way, any good recommendation on hostel/hotel at HUE. im looking at good scenery. accessible to eating places/cafe n bus station to danang for hoi an. is 'chu van an' or near perfume river a better area? tks.
    n
    'stay' in hoi an?
    'stay in hcmc?

    TQ.

    bello

    #5 Posted: 28/5/2007 - 13:49

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    hi,

    sorry wrong infor.
    should be flying to danang from hcmc upon reaching in the morning. then take bus to hoi an n stay thr for abt 2 nights then back to hue n for 3 nights.
    so any good recommendation in hoi an?

    as well as:
    'stay' in Hue?
    'stay' in hcmc?

    thanks

    bello

    #6 Posted: 28/5/2007 - 14:17

  • ernieh

    Joined Travelfish
    21st March, 2007
    Posts: 49
    Total reviews: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi Bello,

    I would recommend the following hotels in HMC and Hoi An:

    HMC - District 1 (Backpacker Area)
    Kim Hotel (www.kimhotel.com)

    A single room is from $12-16 per night and includes AC, TV, fridge, ensuite bathroom and free internet.

    The owner "Kim" and her staff are very friendly. You can reserve a room by sending an e-mail to saigonhotel_loan@hotmail.com.

    Hoi An
    Thien Thanh Hotel
    A single room is $25 per night and includes AC, breakfast, wireless internet and swimming pool

    You can book a room by sending an e-mail to thienthanhhotel@dng.vnn.vn

    Both hotels have been recommended by other travellers on travelfish.

    Ernie

    #7 Posted: 28/5/2007 - 20:32

  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi Bello:
    The cheapest (and quietest) area can be located at a side street at 66 Le Loi - opposite the Century Riverside Hotel. Check out the Phuong Nha Guesthouse. Heard it was USD$3.50 (dorm) last week.

    Nearer the centre, at 56 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street (NguyenTriPhuongHotel@yahoo.com) you can get a dorm bed for USD$4. This hotel is 4 years old and near all the Open Tour offices.

    A-C, InterNet (free), laundry, etc. available.

    #8 Posted: 31/5/2007 - 21:09

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    tks alot guys!!!
    im nw at saigon airport using free internet service sufing as im waiting for 4pm fligt to danang. will take bus to oian aftertat. opefully can find a place to stay at tat odd timing. wis me gd luck. tks....

    bello

    #9 Posted: 1/6/2007 - 15:08

  • ernieh

    Joined Travelfish
    21st March, 2007
    Posts: 49
    Total reviews: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi Bello,

    Check out Phuoc An Hotel on Tran Cao Van Street in Hoi An. It's a newer hotel with rooms starting at $15 a night. It includes breakfast and internet. They even have a pool. A good place to chill on a hot day. A 5 minute walk to the city centre.

    Ernie

    #10 Posted: 1/6/2007 - 15:41

  • Advertisement

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    hey ernie,

    thanks alot. im stayed in phuoc an river view hotel instead when in hoi an few days agos n its realy a lovely hotel with scenic view though it cost slightly more. but customer service is excellent. im now in hue n will leave for saigon few days later. Temperature is rather humid but friendly smile along d way cool it down. cheers....

    bello

    #11 Posted: 5/6/2007 - 21:48

  • Bello

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    ya,

    any good recommendation on hotel rate between usd 7 to usd 15, near the market, convenient trip to cu ci tunnel n airport? any 1 knw abt 'red sun' hotel?
    advise?.. tks..

    bello

    #12 Posted: 5/6/2007 - 21:55

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Book Hotel/Hostel Online or on the spot ... By Justastic on 20 May 2012 4 2082 21 May 2012
hostel booking.. ... By jasonkim8486 on 22 Sep 2009 8 1904 27 Oct 2009
Hostel without booking ... By nat_c on 15 Jul 2009 3 1985 15 Jul 2009
Booking Air Asia online ... By emmryss on 14 Dec 2007 9 19392 18 Feb 2009
KTM trains online booking ... By fox80 on 20 Feb 2011 2 34626 24 Feb 2011
Online ferry booking? ... By shakester on 17 Nov 2008 1 2491 26 Nov 2008
Lao Airlines online booking ... By daawgon on 7 Apr 2012 2 1733 26 Apr 2012
Difficulty booking online with AirAsia... ... By ms1892 on 19 Feb 2010 11 6777 9 Mar 2010
online train ticket booking ... By alex82 on 23 May 2013 6 2006 25 May 2013
Booking train to Chiang Mai online ... By erinj on 3 Aug 2007 6 3690 12 Aug 2007