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Kon Tum

Most places to stay in Kon Tum are in the town centre or within walking distance of it. For peace and quiet, Konklor Hotel makes a good case for staying 2.5 kilometres outside of town. The budget and midrange options are poor value, but good flashpacker places are available to fill the gap.

Konklor Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
155 Bac Can St, 2.5 km east of Kon Tum town centre
T: (0935) 016 210

Konklor Hotel is one of Kon Tum’s best places to stay and the spacious bungalows, quiet surrounds and friendly service makes it worth being 2.5 kilometres or a 40,000 dong taxi ride from the town centre. A garden with a cute pond, trees and cultural knickknacks lead to bungalows with spacious rooms spruced up with terracotta floor, a floor-length mirror, hook, giant flatscreen TV, bedside... Read our full review of Konklor Hotel.

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My Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
48 Hoang Van Thu, Kon Tum
T: (060) 3862 779, (0907) 721 271

We could still smell the fresh paint when we visited brand spanking new My Hotel in October 2015. If that isn’t enough to entice you, it also has a dead central location to boot. Flashpackers can look forward to big rooms with tall ceilings, fresh white walls, clean glossy floors and white linens, though like so many Kon Tum hotels, no top sheet is provided. We only hope the new allure lasts... Read our full review of My Hotel.

Bac Huong Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
196 Tran Hung Dao St, Kon Tum
T: (060) 220 0424, 0935 911 889

Located across the street from Family Hotel, Bac Huong has aged quite a bit since it opened in 2007; despite the wear and tear, it remains a decent backpacker option. In the front courtyard, a spiral staircase winds up to some rooms on the second floor, and there are more rooms at the back. The spacious, well-organised rooms come with a low bed, clean tile floor, several pieces of furniture like... Read our full review of Bac Huong Hotel.

Family Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
61 Tran Hung Dao St
T: (060) 865 748, (090) 865 1961

Family Hotel has remained a good, reliable choice in Kon Tum for backpackers throughout the years. The clean rooms are great for the price with tile floor, freshly painted walls, air-con, fan, WiFi, fridge, rattan chairs and big windows. Bathrooms are tiled affairs of a decent size and the mint green fixtures may not be the most stylish, but everything is functional and you get towels as well. In... Read our full review of Family Hotel.

Thinh Vuong Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
17 Nguyen Trai, Kon Tum
T: (060) 3914 729

Thinh Vuong Hotel is an older spot located on a quiet side street a few blocks from the town centre and it’s a solid option for backpackers. Rooms have high ceilings and come with WiFi, air-con and fridge. The cheaper rooms are just okay, with oddly low beds, very firm mattress and dim lighting. Splurge a little and you’ll get rooms with tall frosted windows, a desk with a computer, flat... Read our full review of Thinh Vuong Hotel.

Truc Hoang Ha
Backpacker - Under US$10
38 Ngo Quyen, Kon Tum
T: (060) 370 0888

Backpackers and flashpackers will appreciate this sparkling new building and its budget price. The cavernous lobby unattractively doubles as a parking garage that could fit a fleet of cars and there’s not a stitch of English is spoken, but you can throw down your pack in fresh rooms furnished with modern-Viet style that includes a vanity and small table and chair set. Rooms also come with a... Read our full review of Truc Hoang Ha .

Binh Minh Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
204 Trang Hung Dao, Kon Tum
T: (060) 3862 694, (0905) 136 899

If you’re on a tight budget, you can save a few dollars at Binh Minh Hotel, which is slightly cheaper than its neighbours Bac Huong Hotel and Family Hotel. Walls are in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint and we noticed some walls showed water damage, but the rooms are otherwise fine for a couple of nights. You get a basic box with a bed, threadbare linens and towels, solid wood wardrobe... Read our full review of Binh Minh Hotel.

Green Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
192 Bac Kan St, 2.5 km east of Kon Tum town centre (across from Konklor Hotel)
T: (060) 3912 567, (0913) 444 969

If for some reason you show up to Konklor Hotel and it’s full, Green Hotel, located directly across the street, is a perfectly fine alternative. While it doesn’t have Konklor’s white picket fence-charm, rooms here are new, clean and comfortable.The motel-style building is made of brick, brick and more brick. That, along with the terracotta floors, solid wood furniture and the small windows... Read our full review of Green Hotel.

Hoang Thinh Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
609 Nguyen Hue St, at corner with Le Hong Phong St, Kon Tum
T: (060) 3958 958

Some rooms are better than others at centrally located Hoang Thinh Hotel – some have windows and balcony, some don’t – and it’d be worth taking a look at a few before deciding. What you can expect are small rooms with fluorescent lighting and just enough space for a bed, fridge, box TV and bedside table. It does come with WiFi and air-con. Big folk would be fine in the modestly sized wet... Read our full review of Hoang Thinh Hotel.

Indochine Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
30 Bach Dang St, Quyet Thang Ward, Kon Tum
T: (060) 386 3335

Indochine Hotel holds a prime position on Kon Tum’s underwhelming riverfront – it is one of the few places in town to provide views of the Dakbla River – and though the modern building holds landmark status, the hotel itself is forgettable and charmless. The lobby is cavernous, empty and ugly. If you can look past the lobby’s tacky sofas, the rooms are actually fair and well-equipped with... Read our full review of Indochine Hotel.

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Tay Nguyen
Backpacker - Under US$10
225 Tran Hung Dao St, Kon Tum
T: (060) 370 1701

The price at Tay Nguyen is on par with its neighbour Family Hotel, however, it lacks Family Hotel’s upkeep and charm. The cavernous lobby doubles as a parking garage and the windows on the second floor are blocked by the adjacent building ,which is why you should opt for the third floor. Rooms are in need of a fresh coat of paint (preferably not in the current shade of mint green). It comes... Read our full review of Tay Nguyen.

Bich Hai
Backpacker - Under US$10
270 Tran Hung Dao St, Kon Tum
T: (060) 864 167

If you’re on an extremely tight budget, Bich Hai will be ok for a night or two but anything longer and you’ll probably be yearning for something more comfortable and less depressing. The entrance is through the kitchen of a local restaurant and nothing about it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling. You get a basic box with a small window and curtain, tile floor and a bed, table, chair, box TV,... Read our full review of Bich Hai.

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