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Featured Hostels in Ho Chi Minh City

Vinh Hostel
2 out of 5
269 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Ho Chi Minh City
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The price is SG$13 per night

Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is steps away from September 23 Park, Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. Ben Thanh Market ...

2.6/5 (17 reviews)

"The daytime staff was pretty nice but the overall service of this hostel is not as it explains in the advertising."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2019

Vinh Hostel
My Friends Hotel - Hostel
1 out of 5
572B/4 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 2, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$26 per night

Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Bui Vien Walking Street, Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Ben Thanh Market. Saigon ...

2.7/5 (19 reviews)
Research it first to be sure

"The hotel is about 40 minutes away from the location on hotels.com,Google knows where so look there first. It's down a road taxis struggle to get to. We booked a room with black out currants and were given a room with no windows. We were then 'upgraded' to a room with windows but no black out curtains... ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul,2019

My Friends Hotel - Hostel
Color Hostel
1.5 out of 5
217/34/9 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$17 per night

Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is steps away from Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square ...

2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Confirm your reservation

"The owner had missed the email from Expedia therefore my reservation was not recognized. He apologized to me for no vacant room and introduced another guesthouse which had bedbugs. (I am still suffering from an itch...) I think it is better to confirm if your room is ready or not before you go there. ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2019

Color Hostel
Dola Hostel 2
1.5 out of 5
77H/7 Bui Thi Xuan, Pham Ngu Lao, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$19 per night

Located in Bui Thi Xuan, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. Ben Thanh Market and War Remnants ...

3.1/5 (7 reviews)

"The staff and the host are very kind and enthusiastic"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov,2019

Dola Hostel 2
Prei Nokor Hostel
2.5 out of 5
47 Phan Chu Trinh, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$36 per night

Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Square and Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area. Bui Vien Walking ...

4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)

"Great hostel set just outside the night market area. No common area so is a bit pot luck with the social side of things. Free water refills, balcony in the dorm overlooking the market. A great place to chill and people watch! Comfy beds and big lockers. The bathroom can be a bit busy/cramped in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov,2019

Prei Nokor Hostel
Violet Star Hotel & Spa - Hostel
2 out of 5
35/10 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is steps away from Bui Vien Walking Street and Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area. Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square ...

4/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"I really appreciated this hotel. Very clean, amazing staff!, great location, easily accessible to many food and tour or other travel amenities. Just far enough off the main road to actually be able to get a good night sleep, yet right where all the night action is. I had a great experience staying ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec,2018

Violet Star Hotel & Spa - Hostel
Sakura Hostel Saigon
1.5 out of 5
39/26 Nguyen Trai, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$3 per night

Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Zen Plaza, Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Ben Thanh Market. Saigon Square and ...

3.7/5Good! (55 reviews)
Cool place

"It was cool. Nice, helpful front desk staff. The young lady in the front with glasses who works at the whiskey bar was very nice."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2018

Sakura Hostel Saigon
The Common Room Project - Hostel
2 out of 5
80/8 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
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Situated in Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cho Quan Church, Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area, and An Dong Market. Ben Thanh Market and Saigon ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Wonderful

"This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. I splurged and paid for a private room, and it was nicer than any of the hotels I stayed at in Vietnam - and I stayed at a 4 star my first 2 days here. The bed was super comfortable (only really comfortable bed I slept in my whole 2 week trip) ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec,2019

The Common Room Project - Hostel
Saigon City Center
1 out of 5
385/143 Nguyen Cong Tru, Phuong Cau Ong Lanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Located in Nguyen Thai Binh, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Saigon River, Saigon Square and Ben Thanh Market. Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bitexco ...

3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)

"plug beside the bed is not working. weak wifi signal inside the room. but otherwise ok"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov,2019

Saigon City Center
Mobylette Saigon Hostel - Adults only
2 out of 5
190 Cong Quynh, , Pham Ngu Lao Ward, D1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Located in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. Ben Thanh Market and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)

"Near Buivien street to walk."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan,2020

Mobylette Saigon Hostel - Adults only
OYO 657 Home4all
2 out of 5
347/12a/5 Chu Van An Street, Ward 12, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$7 per night

Situated in Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Consulate Area, Vietnam National Museum of History and Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden. Saigon ...

3.9/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
All sweet

"all sweet"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2019

OYO 657 Home4all
Home4all 2 Homestay - Hostel
2 out of 5
338/30 No Trang Long, Phuong 13, Quan Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$5 per night

Situated in Ho Chi Minh City, this hostel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Consulate Area and within 3 miles (5 km) of Saigon Square and Ben Thanh Market. Vietnam National ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)

"I would say this is perfect cost to value ratio hostel in Saigon"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

Home4all 2 Homestay - Hostel
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Other property types in Ho Chi Minh City

Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection
Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection
5 out of 5
76 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$175 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (393 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with clean rooms, great amenities, and helpful staff. The rooftop bar and pool were lovely, and the hotel bar is gorgeous. Room service meals and breakfast buffet were high quality and delicious as well."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar,2020

Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection
Silverland Jolie Hotel
Silverland Jolie Hotel
4 out of 5
4D Thi Sach St, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$64 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (734 reviews)

"Great location and river view. Beautiful rooftop view from bar however cocktail prices very pricey. Pool very small. Staff were professional, friendly and efficient. Best provided breakfast of all during our 3 month travels. Tub Shower in our Junior Suite very awkward and difficult to get in and ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar,2020

Silverland Jolie Hotel
OYO 652 Monaco Hotel
OYO 652 Monaco Hotel
2 out of 5
93 Street 05, Trung Son, Binh Hung Ward, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$16 per night
OYO 652 Monaco Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the 131 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for good value, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City?

The weather can be a big factor when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically April and March, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 34° C and night-time temperatures average 21° C
  • April-June: 35° C is the daytime average and 24° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 31° C and night-time averages are around 23° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 21° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 0 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Ho Chi Minh City?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

Natural Features
  • Saigon River
  • Riverside
  • 30-4 Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Opera House
  • Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ton Duc Thang Museum
Landmarks
  • Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Independence Palace
  • Temple of Mariamman

Overall, Ho Chi Minh City is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Cafes
  • Flowers
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Temples
  • Tours
  • Bars

How to Get to Ho Chi Minh City and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Vung Tau (VTG), situated 38.5 mi (61.9 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transport during your trip. If you're hoping to explore more of the surrounding area, head over to Saigon Railway Station to catch a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Ho Chi Minh City?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, one of its 181 hostels could be a great choice. By choosing a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and save more of your money for fun things to do during your stay. You can enjoy activities like shopping, and the flowers create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Ho Chi Minh City?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to start looking: Vinh Hostel - Located steps from Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers and lockers. My Friends Hotel - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Ben Thanh Market. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll find towels, free toiletries and hairdryers in all rooms. Sakura Hostel Saigon - Located within a 10-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Ben Thanh Market. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Prei Nokor Hostel - Located steps from Ben Thanh Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find free toiletries, TVs and lockers in all rooms. Hangout Hostel HCM - Located within a 5-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with showers, TVs and lockers.
What's the seasonal weather like in Ho Chi Minh City?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually April and March, with an average temperature of 29°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. Average annual rainfall for Ho Chi Minh City is 1978 mm.
What is there to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City?
Generally, Ho Chi Minh City is known for its cafes, flowers and restaurants. Major attractions include Saigon Square, Ben Thanh Market and Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area. Get out into nature with places such as Saigon River, Tao Dan Park and Vinhomes Central Park. Cultural attractions include Opera House, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City and War Remnants Museum.
What's the best way to get around Ho Chi Minh City?
You can find the nearest airport in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.), 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Vung Tau (VTG), located 38.5 mi (61.9 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. If you’re looking to check out more of the area, make your way to Saigon Railway Station to catch a train.

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