Candid, independent reviews of the best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City. From quality traveller digs to luxury hotels - handpicked by Rusty Compass.

Ho Chi Minh City
hotels guide

Introduction

Last updated 26 Jun 2017

This list of Ho Chi Minh City hotels has been handpicked and updated in June 2017. We’ve visited and photographed all of the hotels listed, and stayed in many of them. Hotels are listed because we think they’re a good fit for our readers - that’s it. We don’t receive any payment from the hotels listed. If you like our approach, help us out and book via the links below.

Most travellers to Saigon will choose to stay in the city’s downtown District 1 area. From there you’ll be able to easily access most of the city’s museums and attractions, as well as dining and nightlife. It’s also where famous old colonial hotels such as the Continental and the Majestic are located.

For those travelling on a budget of less than 100USD per night, there’s a good selection of traveller hotels in District 1 in the 50USD - 100USD range - just make sure your room has a window.

Saigon’s backpacker area around Pham Ngo Lao and Bui Vien streets, is where the city’s cheapest hotels are located. There’s also an accompanying eco-system of backpacker eating, partying and touring.


Airbnb is making a big mark in Saigon too. There are some tasteful renovations in old apartment blocks. And some more conventional apartment blocks have nice spaces available too.

The boutique hotel scene is harder to spot. We’ve listed a handful of options. But real boutique hotels are still scarce in Saigon.

Notes
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Caravelle Hotel, Saigon

One of Saigon's historic hotels - great location, modern luxury, nice boutique atmosphere. Not much remains of the hotel of... Read more

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Caravelle Hotel, Saigon
19 Lam Son Square, District 1
, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 28 3823 499

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Pullman Saigon Centre, Hotel

Bright and modern. spacious rooms, in a 300 room tower. Located between Saigon’s downtown area and its vibrant Bui Vien - Pham... Read more

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Pullman Saigon Centre, Hotel
148 Tran Hung Dao Boulevard District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 28 3838 8686

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Saigon's colonial era hotels

A look at Saigon’s French colonial era hotels - The Continental, The Majestic and The Grand. We also check out two post-... Read more

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Saigon's colonial era hotels
Around Dong Khoi St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Where to stay in Saigon? The best areas for travellers

A guide to the best areas to stay in Saigon, including District 1, the backpacker district, and the expat area of District 2. Read more

Intercontinental Asiana Saigon

Striking, modern, 5 star hotel tower complex, directly oppostite the French Consolate and nearby the site of the historic former... Read more

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Intercontinental Asiana Saigon
Cnr Hai Ba Trung St and Le Duan Bl, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84-8-35209999

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Continental Hotel, Saigon

Saigon’s grand historic hotel has seen better days. Great location and stunning exterior make it a good stop for history and... Read more

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Continental Hotel, Saigon
132 - 134 Dong Khoi St., Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+(84.8) 38 299 201

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Fusion Suites, Saigon

Cool boutique feel, slightly away from the downtown area - not necessarily a bad thing when the city centre’s a construction... Read more

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Fusion Suites, Saigon
3-5 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Grand Hotel, Saigon

The least known of the city's French era hotels. Great location, impressive facade, bland interiors with a handful of grand old... Read more

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Grand Hotel, Saigon
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Hotel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection

The 168 room Hotel des Arts, MGallery, opened in late 2015 and is Saigon’s newest 5 star hotel. Its restrained elegance makes it... Read more

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Hotel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection
76 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St
, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
+(84)839898888

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Hotel Nikko Saigon

Japanese design and 5 star hotel amenities in Saigon's Chinatown district - around 20 minutes from the city centre. Read more

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Hotel Nikko Saigon
235 Nguyen Van Cu St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Liberty Central Citypoint Hotel, Saigon

Modern feel, small, cosy rooms - great access to Saigon's attractions, dining and nightlife. Read more

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Liberty Central Citypoint Hotel, Saigon
59 Pasteur St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Saigon

Modern 4 star hotel looking over the Saigon River and its busy street life. Close by the city's best eating, drinking and... Read more

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Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Saigon
17 Ton Duc Thang St. District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Lief Hotel, Saigon

Lief Hotel Saigon, formerly known as I Am Vietnam, is a cute boutique hotel, located 10 - 15 minutes from downtown, in an urban... Read more

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Lief Hotel, Saigon
30/57 Nguyen Cuu Van, Ward 17, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
+848 62964466

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Majestic Hotel, Saigon

One of the city's historic colonial hotels - feels a tad tired. A few notches down from the city's best international hotels in... Read more

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Majestic Hotel, Saigon
1 Dong Khoi Str., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+(84-8) 3829 5517

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Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel

The Novotel Saigon Centre is bright, colorful, reasonably priced and a 5 minute cab ride from most city travel offerings. Read more

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Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel
167 Hai Ba Trung Street District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
(+84)8/38224866

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Palace Hotel, Saigon

When it was built in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, this was Saigon’s tallest building. These days it’s a quaint relic... Read more

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Palace Hotel, Saigon
56 - 66 Nguyen Hue St, District 1
, Ho Chi Minh City
+(84-8) 38292860

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Park Hyatt, Saigon

Saigon’s premier deluxe hotel. Excellent central location, facilities and restaurants. Pool garden a welcome escape from the... Read more

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Park Hyatt, Saigon
2 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
+84 8 3824 1234

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Rex Hotel, Saigon

Excellent central location. Some of the best and worst value hotel rooms in Saigon. Choose carefully. Good facilities - 2 pools.... Read more

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Rex Hotel, Saigon
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
+(84 8) 38292185

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River Cottage, Saigon

Eight delightful rooms of rustic charm on the Saigon River in District 2, around 20 minutes from downtown. A true boutique... Read more

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River Cottage, Saigon
18 Duong 6, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
(+84) 8 37443555

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The Common Room Project, Saigon

The Common Room Project is something unique in Saigon - a mix of communal dorms and private rooms in a funky space crafted from... Read more

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The Common Room Project, Saigon
80/8 Nguyen Trai St., Ward 3, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City

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The Myst Dong Khoi, Saigon

Genuine boutique feel with locally inspired design touches. Generous rooms. Great central location. If you don't mind staying... Read more

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The Myst Dong Khoi, Saigon
6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Villa Song, Saigon

Villa Song is a good choice for travellers looking for something luxurious and serene away from the frenzy of downtown Saigon.... Read more

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Villa Song, Saigon
197/2 Nguyen Van Huong St., Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 28 3744 6090

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