Vietnam is a popular country among backpackers. One of the reasons is the hotel prices. Here a room in a 2 start hotel costs about the same — or even less — than a private room in a hostel in Europe. Isn’t that a good reason to start packing for Vietnam?
Need to know
Generally prices depend on the location, category and facilities. The season doesn’t particularly affect the prices, especially in the city but you will always find some exceptions although the prices won’t very too much.
There are a lot of hotels to choose from in Vietnam. You can find very affordable 2 or 3 star hotels, as well as little pricier 4 or 5 star hotels.
Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital is in total contrast with the bustling Saigon. Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi’s popular area among both locals and tourists is Hoan Kiem Lake. There is a lot to do and see here and you can find some affordable place to stay as well.
Ha Long Hotel Hanoi is a small 2 stars hotel located on the quiet streets in the north end of the Old Quarter. The prices are the same from April until December: US$29/night/room. Breakfast is included in the room price and there is AC in the room, as well as other facilities.
Chain First Eden is a 3 start luxury hotel, located in the city center close to all the attractions. The price for a standard room varies between US$34-37/night, depending on the season, while a deluxe room costs between US$48-50/night. Breakfast, tea/coffee and AC are included in the room price.
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and a bustling metropolis. The best area to stay is the city center, where all the tourist attractions are located.
Bong Sen II Hotel is a 2 star hotel located in the city center, at only 15 minutes from the airport. The price for an economy room is the same from April to December: US$45/night. Breakfast and AC are included in the room price.
Empress Hotel Ho Chi Minh is a 3 star hotel in the center of Saigon. The hotel is really popular among budget travelers. The price for a room varies between US$39-44/night, depending on the season. Breakfast and AC are included in the room price.
is a very popular seaside retreat both among locals and tourists. A lot of the good hotels are located on the main boulevard, Tran Phu Boulevard.
52 Tran Phu Hotel is a 2 star hotel located in the centre of Nha Trang city, on Tran Phu Street. The beach is at just 50 m from the hotel. A standard room costs US$24/night all season long (from April to November). A superior room with a sea view costs US$29/night. Breakfast is included in the price but there is no AC in the hotel.
Vien Dong Hotel Nang Trang is a 3 star hotel, offering excellent facilities, including a swimming pool, internet access and AC. A superior room costs US$34/night all season long. Breakfast is included in the room price.