Hostels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Get to know Ho Chi Minh City (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ho Chi Minh City. To help you make friends with Ho Chi Minh City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Ho Chi Minh City is also named and spelled Saigon - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Ho Chi Minh City (no more

Ho Chi Minh City, also known to the locals as Saigon, is the largest city in the south of Vietnam and full of hostels and things to do.

If history is your thing, then there are a few must-dos for learning about the Vietnam War. On the top of the list should be the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is a forty-five-minute drive from the city center (where most Ho Chi Minh hostels are located) -- you can organize tours from your accommodation or local businesses to take you there. This network of underground tunnels used to hide the Viet Cong and infiltrate the South Vietnamese Army is several hundred kilometers long. Here you can crawl through an example of a tunnel and learn about some of the guerilla tactics that the north used to eventually defeat the south in the war. Reunification Palace, the South Vietnamese Government Building, is also wroth a visit and there are several war museums around the city that you can visit too.

If what you are after is some relaxation time, this city is full of spas and salons for you to visit for cheap pampering. You might also like to take a leisurely cruise on one of the water taxis down the Saigon River for a different kind of view of the city.

The city is broken up into districts. Most of the hostels in Ho Chi Minh City are located in District 1, which is in the heart of the urban center. Getting around is easy, and you can find taxi and motorcycle drivers everywhere. Getting around is a lot cheaper by motorbike as they can weave in and out of traffic, but make sure that they give you a helmet before you ride.

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FAQ about Ho Chi Minh City Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ho Chi Minh City. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Ho Chi Minh City costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Ho Chi Minh City with private rooms costs on average $27.
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Hostelz.com compares prices for 72 hostels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City such as
  • 80 hotels
  • 23 guesthouses
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Meander Saigon is the best rated hostel for partying in Ho Chi Minh City.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Ho Chi Minh City

Your Packing List for Ho Chi Minh City

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Ho Chi Minh City Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ho Chi Minh City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
72 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$27 Average private room price
$2 Cheapest hostel in Ho Chi Minh City
Vy Da Backpackers Hostel is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Ho Chi Minh City
Meander Saigon is the best rated
Most Ho Chi Minh City hostels are located in
District 1, District 5, Go Vap District
5.4 Average rating of all hostels

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