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Where To Stay In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: Our Accommodation Guide

Where To Stay In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, otherwise known as Saigon, is a must visit place in Vietnam. Experiencing the street food, crossing the crazy streets (that actually make a lot more sense than you first think) and seeing the sights both in and near Ho Chi Minh City are only a few of the things that make Ho Chi Minh City incredible. Whilst exploring this somewhat hectic city, having somewhere special to start and end your days can definitely add to your experience. So where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City? Here are our recommendations and Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation Guide…

Where To Stay In Ho Chi Minh City?
Booking Accommodation In Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation Guides

  • Absolute Splurge
  • Luxe For Less
  • Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City Under $150/night

Where To Stay In Ho Chi Minh City? 

Nguyen Hue Street Ho Chi Minh City

So what’s the best area to stay in Ho Chi Minh City? Ho Chi Minh City is divided into districts. District 1 is definitely the most convenient for visitors, as it has the most sights, restaurants and hotels. District 1, however, is a fairly large area, so from there it will depend on what specifically you want out of your stay.

The area around Dong Khoi Street, Nguyen Hue Street, Le Loi and Hai Bai Trung are where you will find most luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. It is very central, close to lots of sights and restaurants. This would be my pick for where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Pham Ngu Lao Street Ho Chi Minh City

Pham Ngu Lao street and the area surrounding it is known as the backpackers area. If you’re looking for budget accommodation and the best place to stay in Ho Chi Minh for nightlife, then this is for you.

The area around Ben Thanh Market is quite central, a great option if you’re not wanting to stay in the backpacker area.

See our favourite hotel picks for where to stay in Ho Chi Minh District 1 in our accommodation guide below.

Some parts of District 3 that are close to District 1 are also a good option. So when deciding which district to stay in Ho Chi Minh, District 1 or District 3 (near district 1) are your best options.

Booking Accommodation In Ho Chi Minh City

Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation Guides

We have put together a guide of our favourite accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City from our experience of our time there and research. This guide includes hotels in Ho Chi Minh City District 1 and District 3, Luxury and 5 star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, luxury for less and hotels under $150/night.

Please note: Prices below were based on peak season, per night and are in Australian Dollars. Prices were correct at the time of publishing this article.

Absolute Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Ho Chi Minh City

District 1

InterContinental Saigon | from $299 | Check Prices

InterContinental Saigon

InterContinental Saigon is a beautiful hotel in an excellent location. We stayed here and absolutely loved our stay from the staff, to the pool, to the food and interiors.

The Reverie Saigon | from $425 | Check Prices

The Reverie Saigon
Photo Credit: The Reverie

The Reverie Saigon is complete luxury and has an extravagant and unique design. Staying here will be something memorable.

Park Hyatt Saigon | from $433 | Check Prices

Park Hyatt Saigon
Photo Credit: Park Hyatt Saigon

Park Hyatt Saigon underwent renovations a few years ago that make it a stunning property with a beautiful design. The location is extremely central.

District 3

Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery Collection | from $275 | Check Prices

Hotel des Arts MGallery Ho Chi Minh City
Photo Credit: Hotel des Arts

Although located in District 3, it’s not far from District 1 and the main sights and restaurants. Hotel des Arts Saigon is a 5 star boutique hotel with a beautiful French Colonial design.

District 12

An Lam Saigon River | from $403 | Check Prices

An Lam Saigon River
Photo Credit: An Lam Saigon River

An Lam is located along the river in an area quite far from the city centre. A complimentary shuttle speed boat service is provided for transport into the city (20 minute boat ride). It’s perfect if you have a few days to relax and don’t want to spend every day exploring and seeing the sights. But if you want to see the sights and spend your days mostly outside of your accommodation, then this location would be inconvenient.

Luxe For Less

District 1

Hotel Nikko Saigon | from $193 | Check Prices

Hotel Nikko Saigon
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Alagon D’Antique | from $165 | Check Prices

Alagon D'Antique Saigon
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Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint | from $218 | Check Prices

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Photo Credit: Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint

Caravelle Saigon | from $244 | Check Prices

Caravelle Saigon
Photo Credit: Caravelle Saigon

Noteworthy: I almost didn’t include this hotel as the room interiors look dated, but since discovered they are completing room renovations later in 2017.

Pullman Saigon | from $174 | Check Prices

Pullman Hotel Saigon
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The Myst Dong Khoi | from $225 | Check Prices

The Myst Dong Khoi Saigon
Photo Credit: The Myst

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel | from $189 | Check Prices

Liberty Central Riverside Saigon hotel
Photo Credit: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City under $150/night

District 3

Oakwood Apartments | $104 | Check Prices

Oakwood Apartments Ho Chi Minh City
Photo credit: Oakwood Apartments

Sila Urban Living | from $123 | Check Prices

Sila Urban Living Ho Chi Minh City
Photo credit: Sila Urban Living

District 1

Millennium Hotel | from $109 | Check Prices

Silverland Yen Hotel | from $115 | Check Prices

We will continually update this post to make sure we’re recommending the best Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation, to help you choose where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

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What’s your pick of where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…

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