It can be a bit of a hit and miss experience, trying to find budget Vietnam hotels with everything you need. Will they be clean? Safe? In a good location? Child-friendly? You’ll be happy to know this is one country that offers an abundance of options, at seriously great-value rates. Here are some of our favourites in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hoi An, to help you make the best decision for your travel needs.
Where to Find the Best Budget Vietnam Hotels
Cheap Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation
Located in District 1, 60 Inn Saigon is just a short stroll from the Ben Thanh Street Food Market, Tao Dan Park and Mariamman Hindu Temple. The modern studio rooms are great for couples or solo travellers, with aircon, desks, fridges and kettles for a comfortable stay.
For families, Prague Hotel puts you right in the heart of downtown. You can easily visit attractions from here with the kids on foot or via cheap taxi rides, like The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre. The hotel offers a range of rooms, including family suites, with a rooftop pool to cool off, free breakfast and 24-hour security.
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When you want to party all night and join the fun Ho Chi Minh City backpacking scene, check out the New Saigon Hostel on famous Bui Vien Street. It’s located smack in the middle of bars and restaurants, with a 24-hour reception, male and female dormitories, private rooms and free breakfast available.
Low-Priced Hanoi Hotels
To be within walking distance of attractions, the best places to stay in Hanoi are around the Old Quarter and shimmering Hoan Kiem Lake. Splendora Hotel is an elegant, boutique hotel with rooms to suit solo travellers, honeymoon suites for couples and family suites that sleep four people. From here, you’ll be within walking distance or a fun cyclo ride to Ngoc Son Temple across the stunning red Hoan Kiem Lake bridge and St. Joseph Cathedral.
Stay within the exhilarating action of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to discover preserved ancient shopfronts filled with souvenirs, delicious-smelling bakeries and quaint cafes in a maze of narrow alleyways. Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel is a modern choice, with a variety of rooms to suit everyone. Breakfast is included in the rate and you’ll also enjoy LCD TVs, aircon and rainfall shower heads in the bathroom.
Can’t wait to soak up the atmosphere of Hanoi’s Ta Hien ‘Beer’ Street? Make sure it’s a short walk from your plastic stool to bed, with a stay at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels – Downtown. In fact, you won’t even need to leave the hostel to party, with a popular backpacker bar onsite. Choose from mixed dorms, female single dorms or private double rooms and meet new friends while playing pool in the shared hangout space.
Budget-Friendly Hotels in Hoi An
Every night transports you to fairyland, under the colourful lanterns of Hoi An’s Ancient Town. To fully immerse in shopping, historic architecture, riverboat rides and dining under twinkling lights, Hoi An Heritage Homestay is in within a 10-minute stroll. All types of travellers are catered for, with double, twin and deluxe rooms that sleep up to four people. Eat free breakfast in the courtyard garden and relax in peaceful ambience, just steps from the hustle and bustle.
To swim in the calm waters of the South China Sea, An Bang Beach is just a 10-minute drive from Hoi An’s old town, or a relaxing 30-minute bike ride through lush, green fields. An Bang Beach Dolphin Homestay is a quick walk to the sand, with a family vibe, a small pool, free breakfast and a choice of cheerful rooms for solo travellers, couples or families.
Taking a boat trip down the charming Thu Bon River is a fantastic way to see Hoi An from a different perspective. Enjoy the water from your hotel too, at Thu Bon Riverside Homestay. You’ll get river views from standard, double or triple rooms, offering flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and minibars. Best of all, there’s free breakfast outdoors on a river terrace.