The Best Backpacker Hostels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hideout Hostels Asia - Saigon
Hideout Hostels Asia - Saigon | Courtesy of Hideout Hostels Asia

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the hottest destinations in the world for backpackers — and for good reason. Both food and accommodations are cheap, and there are plenty to do in those sunny, hungover hours between crazy nights out. Here are the best backpacker hostels for those who like to party, but also want a nice place to crash.

1. Hideout Hostels Asia - Saigon


Bar at Hideout Hostels Asia - Saigon | Courtesy of Hideout Hostels Asia
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, close to 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 provides the perfect vibe for travellers looking to make friends.

2. Long Hostel

Homestay, Hostel

This well-rated hostel is just a short stroll away from Bui Vien, which is the epicentre of nightlife 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 providing a lively and 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 US$ 6 a night.

3. Lily's Hostel


Lilys Hostel | © Matthew Pike
© Matthew Pike

At Lily’s Hostel, the party is pretty well outside your front door, which is perfect for when the night’s over and you’d rather not have to worry about how you’ll get home. The staff are friendly and the rooms are well-furnished. This is a great spot to stay if you want to party nearby then come straight home and plop down on a nice bed.

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