Looking For Fantastic Budget Vietnam Hotels? 9 Top Recommendations For You

By Nicole Leigh West
Nicole is an internationally published travel, health and wellness writer and novelist. She's ticked more than 60 countries off her travel bucket list and is probably researching her next destination, right now.

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

Budget Hotel 60 Inn Saigon
60 Inn Saigon | Photo: Booking.com

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.

Book a cheap room at 60 Inn Saigon

Budget Hotel: Prague Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
Prague Hotel | Photo: ICE

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.

Budget Hotel: Prague Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Prague Hotel | Photo: Booking.com

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Book a cheap room at Prague Hotel, from $53

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.

Book a cheap room at New Saigon Hostel, from $10


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Low-Priced Hanoi Hotels

Budget Hotel: Splendora Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Splendora Hotel | Photo: Booking.com

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.

Book a room at Splendora Hotel, from $48

Budget Hotel: Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel | Photo: sembo

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.

Book a room at Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel, from $36

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.


Book a room at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels – Downtown, from $11

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Budget-Friendly Hotels in Hoi An

Budget Hotel | Hoi An Heritage Homestay, Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An Heritage Homestay | Photo: Booking.com

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.

Find a cheap room at Hoi An Heritage Homestay

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.


Book a cheap room at An Bang Beach Dolphin Homestay

Budget Hotel: Thu Bon Riverside Homestay, Hoi An, Vietnam
Thu Bon Riverside Homestay | Photo: Booking.com

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.

Book a room at Thu Bon Riverside Homestay, from $19

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*Note: These rates are based on search queries made on KAYAK.com.au on 17 October 2018. The prices are quoted in AUD. Flight prices are based on results for a return economy flight search. Hotel prices are for double occupancy and include taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change, may vary, or no longer be available.