One of the wonderful characteristics of Ho Chi Minh City is that it truly has something for everyone. There are plenty of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and designer boutiques if money is no object, but there are just as many options for budget travelers. Here are some of the city’s top budget-friendly hotels.
The 3-star Elios Hotel stands in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City, nearby several popular nightlife areas, where guests can choose from a variety of bars and restaurants. Attractions such as the Jade Emperor Pagoda and Cong Vien Van Hoa Park are just 4 km away. The hotel’s atmosphere is quite peaceful, and the rooms offer lovely views of the city’s central park. A gym, business center, laundry services, and a rooftop restaurant are all available on-site.
Room Tip: Room upgrades are worth the extra money because the large windows offer even more spectacular views
Price Range: $49-$96
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The 3-star Sanouva Hotel offers guests easy access to attractions such as the Ben Thanh Market, Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Reunification Palace, and the Opera House. In addition, the international airport at Tan Son Nhat is only a 15-minute drive away. The rooms are well-lit with natural light and come equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathrooms. An international buffet can be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant, while light snacks and drinks are available at the bar.
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel for a quieter night’s rest
Price Range: $50-$75
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Located a 30-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Aquari Hotel is one of the newest hotels in downtown Saigon. Major tourist attractions like Reunification Palace, Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral are just a 10-minute walk away. Rooms offer W-Fi, 24-hour room service, sleek wooden furnishings, and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the hotel’s hot tub, sauna, steam room, or gym, as well as enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant which offers a mix of international and Asian dishes.
Room: Tip: The sunrise deluxe rooms are worth the splurge
Price Range: $94-$169
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Family Inn Saigon
The 3-star Family Inn is situated in Ho Chi Minh’s downtown region, surrounded by shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including the popular Ben Thanh Market which is only a 10-minute walk away. The hotel’s restaurant serves Vietnamese cuisine prepared with produce fresh from the city’s markets. Guests praise this hotel’s friendly, homey atmosphere and comfortable rooms.
Room: Tip: Opt for a room on the lower level and save time by not needing to take the elevator
Price Range: $48-$161
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The Alcove Library
Located a 5-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, this 3-star hotel stands on a quiet street close to Nguyen Van Troi. Guests at the Alcove Library have easy access to attractions like the War Museum, Notre Dam Church and Diamond Shopping Center. The hotel features elegant European décor, and a large wall of international books which guests are free to borrow. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and en-suite bathrooms with rainshowers.
Room: Tip: Be sure to ask for a room with a window, as not all rooms have them
Price Range: $70-$102
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