Unmarried couple in Vietnam
21st May, 2013
Im going to Vietnam soon together with my Philippine girlfriend.
Will it be any problem there sharing room ?
I only saw that unmarried couples ( mixed) can get problems, but it say little about mixed couples that aren`t from Vietnam.
#1 Posted: 24/5/2014 - 12:29
3rd March, 2010
Total reviews: 53
At least 48
I traveled with my girlfriend a couple years back and had no trouble getting a room in HCMC, Can Tho or Phu Quoc. She is Chinese and I'm from Anglo-Saxon stock. You have to show ID when checking in, so maybe if your girlfriend had a Vietnamese ID they might have some problem with that. I think you'll be ok.
#2 Posted: 25/5/2014 - 21:26
27th May, 2014
Dont worry, they ll not bother u with these kind of questions, its super easy to book a room in VN now
#3 Posted: 27/5/2014 - 04:41
19th June, 2008
Total reviews: 14
Traveled with a Vietnamese-American woman there a few years ago and had no problems staying in the same room. One hotel in Hue (outside of tourist area) said they don't allow foreigners to stay at all, but that was the only issue over three months.
#4 Posted: 27/5/2014 - 06:05
6th June, 2009
Total reviews: 10
"One hotel in Hue (outside of tourist area) said they don't allow foreigners to stay at all"
What a good business practice for a hotel. Imagine a hotel in Germany doing this? I can hear the talk radio right now...
#5 Posted: 27/5/2014 - 20:59
21st January, 2004
Total reviews: 24
At least 113
Hotels in Vietnam (and in Burma, and I think Laos) need a different license to be able to accept foreigners - in theory I think it is related to standards & safety. Practically if your hotel is in a "remote area" where they are very unlikely to see foreigners, there is little point spending the cash.
So, in both Vietnam & Burma, the more off the beaten track you go, the more often you'll come across this problem. On my motorbike trip in the Mekong Delta a year or so back this happened 3-4 times, in Burma, was frequently a problem in most of the towns I went - in Yangon & Mandalay for example there are plenty of hotels that are not licensed to accept foreigners.
There are also places that just decide to to accept a certain nationality. Quite a few spots around Khao San Road have a "No Israeli" rule for example -- that's obviously far more offensive, but a different situation to what is generally happening in Burma & Vietnam.
#6 Posted: 27/5/2014 - 21:49
6th June, 2009
Total reviews: 10
Strange that these licensing problems don't exist in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia though.
"No Israeli", "No Indians" "No Africans" - all of those exist here sadly. I won't frequent any business that maintains such a policy though.
#7 Posted: 27/5/2014 - 23:16
17th June, 2014
You will not have any problems in Vietnam sleeping in the same room. The Vietnamese are very open to these things. Gay marriage is now accepted and foreign couples traveling are warmly welcomed everywhere. My girlfriend and I have stayed in big cities, small country towns and shacks in the middle of knowhere. They often ask if you are married out of curiosity and to be honest with you it is easier to answer yes to stop them trying to get you to marry : ) Although then you get the baby questions. Vietnam is so safe, very friendly and accepting. If you are coming to Hoi An take a look at www.inhoian.com for info.
#8 Posted: 17/6/2014 - 07:22
9th July, 2014
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#9 Posted: 9/7/2014 - 02:42
20th July, 2014
Absolutely no problem with a Philippina ! It is true that some hotels will not take unmarried Viet clients, but they are rare considering that the Viet men are not shy of taking a girlfriend (or often mistress) to a hotel
#10 Posted: 2/8/2014 - 03:56
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