Whether you are a hard-core party person, a level-headed traveller, or someone seeking creative minds, we can point you towards the best hostels to bed down in Ho Chi Minh City. Here are the top ten to be found in the city.
Bizarre in concept yet stranglely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where a hotel meets a hostel, where the comfort blends well with young vibes and social interraction. There’s a community-feel here (this is a hostel, after all) – not a drinking bar for parties but more like a homey communal room where creative ideas are encouraged over dinners featuring local produce and an emphasis on slow and off the beaten track travel.
Sigoong Hostel is located right in the middle of the action, and just steps away from where buses drop you off when you ride in from other cities around the region. Inside, you’ll find a hip rooftop bar and some of the most helpful staff you’ll ever encounter. The beds also have privacy curtains, so you can at least pretend to escape the madness of this bustling city.
This well-rated hostel is just a short stroll away from Bui Vien, which is the epicenter of nightlife action in Ho Chi Minh City. All the amenities a backpacker could possibly need are nearby as well. The staff is helpful, friendly and they do an excellent job of making for a lively, fun atmosphere. Plus, the tours sold through this hostel are all reasonably priced. Breakfast is included and you can get a bed in a dormitory room for less than $6/night.
With a minimal and comtemporary aesthetic that would be the envy of many a boutique hotel, the Town House 50 sprang on to the city’s boutique hostel scene. Dark woods, a wide range of elegant stencils, old colonial tiles enlivened with bright colours, blue interiors certainly atrracts a cross-section of travellers. Tucked away in a quiet alley but a within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions, the the hostel comprising double, family and dorm rooms with a mini-kitchen is fascinatingly good value.
Bar at Hideout Hostels Asia - Saigon | Courtesy of Hideout Hostels Asia
If you’re looking to have a lot of fun and have a nice place to sleep, you won’t find any better than Hideout Hostels Asia – Saigon. It’s located right on Phạm Ngũ Lão, near where the buses drop tourists off in District 1. You really feel like you’re in the heart of the action at this hostel, and the adjoining bar has a great vibe for travelers looking to make friends.
If you want to escape backpackers, hipsters and tourists, you should head for District 4. Skygon feels more like an apartment in a residential area with a shared kitchen, a library and free laundry. The hostel, however, scores top marks for the views, overlooking the city and the Saigon River, making a perfect spot to bed down after a day of wandering around.
This hotel-mixed-with-hostel is a fascinating bargain to savvy-budget travellers seeking more comfort. The clean and spacious dorm rooms feature wooden comfy beds and have a boutique feel but this is definitely a place for backpackers: a cool rooftop bar with views over the city’s nightlife and a cafe on the ground floor.
Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel, down a narrow alley in the city’s backpacker area is another top-notch choice for budget travellers. Clean rooms, nice services, free breakfast and one free beer from 7-9P.M, what else could you ask for more?
A hostel with capsule dorms is a perfect place for travellers on a short trip who plan to spend half the night partying. It also offers you a free beer from 7 to 8P.M to chill out with other guests in the rooftop floor overlooking the city’s nightlife.