Nha Trang is more of a luxury escape for travelers, but, to cater to the growing backpacker scene, low-cost options have come about. If you’re a budget-conscious traveler wanting to save as much money on accommodation as possible – yet still want to sleep comfortably – give one of these hostels a try.
Mojzo Dorm is one of the most recommended backpacker hostels in Nha Trang. With such a central location, you have convenient access to the gorgeous Nha Trang beach, shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. In addition to basic hostel necessities, Mojzo Dorm also includes a free Western-style breakfast with a wide variety of options such as eggs, pancakes, toasts, Nutella, honey, butter, jam, cereal, tea, coffee and fruit. There is also free beer served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and, despite all of this, it is actually the team that runs the hostel that makes it stand out from the rest. They will go above and beyond in helping ensure you have the perfect stay and will also remember you by name. Late checkouts are possible and there are lockers under each bed for valuables.
Tabalo Hostel is a rather trendy and modern hostel. The design is derived from the concept of a cabin on a luxury train, and each cabin is fully equipped with the essential amenities, while at the same time giving you a homely feel. The 24-hour reception is extremely helpful and will help you arrange aspects of your trip, from transport in and out of the city and tours within the city, to motorbike rentals. Tabalo’s location is a bit tricky for those who are not familiar with the alley system in Vietnam. There are four houses which have the same address as Tabalo, so make sure you follow the address link we provide, and double check at the reception to see if you’ve arrived at the right place.
Ccasa, pronounced c-casa, is another architecturally unique hostel in Nha Trang. The name is short for Container Casa (‘casa’ meaning ‘home’ in Latin), and the rooms are old shipping containers brought back to life. In each fully furnished cabin, you will find all you need – comfortable mattresses, blankets, pillows, charging stations, lockers and even a reading light. The common area includes a kitchen with utilities you are free to use, including a grill, and a large hangout area where you can meet people from all walks of life and have a good chat or two. The beach is only a few feet away, and there is also a fantastic pho joint right outside.
Tabana Hostel is another hostel with a very central location, surrounded by a plethora of local food shops and stalls. The property is less than a mile from Long Son Pagoda and a nine-minute walk from Dam Market, so it is a perfect starting point for a day of exploration. Plus the train station is just right there. The common area is designed like a small café, and the ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee) served here is fantastic. It’s also a great place to bring your laptop and catch your friends up on what you’ve been up to on your travel blog.
Vitamin Sea Hostel
Vitamin Sea Hostel is a rather new addition to the sea of hostels in Nha Trang, yet it quickly garnered a great reputation and has been doing well. Clean, comfortable and staffed by a friendly group, this hostel checks off everything necessary to be a good place to crash. Plus, since it is new, you can expect the walls to be without cracks and the facilities to be clean. In addition to a staff that goes beyond its way to help you out, the location is a favorite among guests. It may not be close to the typical tourist attractions, however the hostel is in a very local area so you are guaranteed a more authentic experience. There is a small market right down the road and a few dining options nearby, but do not expect any fancy restaurants. You can even join the locals in the café across the road for a game of chess – they are there all day. Certainly a great choice for budget travelers as a bed is only US$5.00 a night.