Photo: Unloading pineapples at Long Xuyen.


Long Xuyen

The accommodation in Long Xuyen tends to over-compensate towards those looking for a steam and special massage. If however, you're actually planning on sleeping, you're better off restricting yourself to one of the following downtown offerings.

Long Xuyen Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
19 Nguyen Van Cung St, Long Xuyen
T: (076) 841 927

Set well back off the river and just a short walk from Long Xuyen's massive church, the Long Xuyen Hotel hides fairly spartan rooms behind the hotel's attractive facade -- perhaps they renovated the exterior this year and next year they'll do the rooms. A typical Chinese-style hotel, the Long Xuyen has stacks of rooms with super-soft mattresses and slightly grim interiors. Bathrooms are passable.... Read our full review of Long Xuyen Hotel.

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Thai Binh 2 Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Nguyen Van Cung St, Long Xuyen

When we visited this place at 2pm on a weekday afternoon, the second floor karaoke bar was going on all cylinders and had a boisterous crowd of middle-aged businessmen adorned with well-fogged beer goggles. If that's the type of place you're after, then the Thai Binh 2 is for you. Our only tip would be to go for a room on a higher floor to at least attempt to escape the wailing emanating from the... Read our full review of Thai Binh 2 Hotel.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Long Xuyen? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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